National Quality Partners™ Leadership Consortium Announces 2020 Participation 

FEB 11, 2020

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National Quality Partners™ Leadership Consortium Announces 2020 Participation

WASHINGTON, DC – The NQF National Quality Partners (NQP™) Leadership Consortium is proud to announce its 2020 roster, welcoming leading healthcare experts from 33 diverse member organizations.

The NQP Leadership Consortium is a prestigious, active forum of annually selected NQF members committed to influencing meaningful and lasting change on the nation’s highest priority healthcare issues. Members of the NQP Leadership Consortium convene to discuss and prioritize some of the nation’s most complex, emerging healthcare issues from across the continuum of care.

This year, the group welcomes returning NQP Leadership Consortium member and 2020 Chair, Robert Dean, who leads the Vizient Transformation of Clinical Practice Initiative team and the Vizient Practice Transformation Network. In his role at Vizient, he is responsible for providing medical leadership and expertise across a range of clinical, advisory and nursing projects as well as development of interprofessional practice resources.

Amy Nguyen Howell joins Dr. Dean as the 2020 NQP Leadership Consortium Vice Chair. Dr. Nguyen currently oversees all clinical education programs at America’s Physician Groups and supports advocacy work in Sacramento and Washington, DC. She has a long history of NQF involvement and actively serves on numerous committees, including the Measures Application Partnership (MAP) Clinician Workgroup and Prevention and Population Health Standing Committee, providing input on matters related to the selection and endorsement of measures for clinicians.

The full roster of the 2020 NQP Leadership Consortium includes:

  • Chair: Robert Dean, DO, MBA, Vizient, Inc.
  • Vice Chair: Amy Nguyen Howell MD, MBA, FAAFP, America's Physician Groups
  • Peter Angood, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, MCCM, American Association for Physician Leadership
  • Jennifer Atkins, MBA, BlueCross BlueShield Association
  • Alice Bell, PT, DPT, American Physical Therapy Association
  • Brenda Blunt, DHA, MSN, RN, CVP
  • Michelle Bolles, MCHES, American Heart Association
  • Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, MACP, Council of Medical Specialty Societies
  • Donald Casey, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP, FAHA, FAAPL, DFACMQ, American College of Medical Quality
  • Mary Ellen DeBardeleben, MBA, MPH, CJCP, Encompass Health Corporation
  • Maushami DeSoto, PhD, MHA, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Reena Duseja, MD, MS, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Eileen Esposito, DNP, MPA, RN-BC, CPHQ, Nursing Alliance for Quality Care
  • Jennifer Fuld, PhD, MA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Shawn Griffin, MD, URAC
  • Anita Gupta, DO, PharmD, MPP, Heron Therapeutics
  • Amy Helwig, MD, MS, UPMC Health Plan
  • Jennifer Kennedy, EdD, MA, BSN, RN, CHC, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
  • David Longnecker, MD, FRCA, Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC)
  • Bridget McCabe, MD, MPH, FAAP, Teladoc Health, Inc.
  • Rosha McCoy, MD, FAAP, Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Selenna Moss, MHA, BS-HIM, CHC, CHP, RHIT, Partners Behavioral Health Management
  • Mahil Senathirajah, MBA, IBM Watson Health
  • Shannon Phillips, MD, MPH, Intermountain Healthcare
  • Jennifer Ramona, Homewatch CareGivers, LLC
  • Misty Roberts, MSN, RN, CPHQ, PMP, Humana Inc.
  • Kristen Welker-Hood, ScD, MSN, RN, LSSBB, General Dynamics Information Technology
  • Joel Roos, MD, MBA, MHDS, Veterans Health Administration
  • William Scharf, MD, AdventHealth
  • Richard Schmitz, MA, Pharmacy Quality Alliance
  • Wakina Scott, PhD, MPH, Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Ronald Walters, MD, MBA, MHA, MS, University of Texas-MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Lindsey Wisham, MPA, Telligen

NQP™ Leadership Consortium’s collective expertise set in motion actionable recommendations and strategies to drive change for individuals and their families across the nation. Learn more about the NQP Leadership Consortium and the 2020 Priorities for Action identified by the 2019 body.


About NQF:
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