Mai Pham, MD Bio
Hoangmai Pham is a general internist and the Chief Innovation Officer and Acting Director of the Policy and Programs Group at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, where she is responsible for implementation of the alternative payment model provisions of the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act, and other cross-cutting initiatives for the Center.
Dr. Pham was previously Director of the Seamless Care Models Group in CMMI, where she oversaw the design and testing of models on accountable care organizations and advanced primary care, including the Pioneer ACO Model, Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, Next Generation ACO Model, and Comprehensive ESRD Care Initiative. Before coming to CMS, Dr. Pham was Senior Health Researcher and Co-Director of Research at the Center for Studying Health System Change and Mathematica Inc.
She has published extensively on care fragmentation and coordination, quality reporting and improvement, health disparities, and provider market trends, and the intersection of each of these with payment policy. Dr. Pham provided primary care at safety net organizations for many years.
Elizabeth Mitchell Bio
On May 1, 2013, Elizabeth Mitchell became the new President and CEO of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement. Prior to taking her role with NRHI, Mitchell led the Maine Health Management Coalition and Foundation as CEO since 2008. Under Mitchell’s leadership, the Coalition became one of the most successful Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives in the country, implementing innovative programs in quality and cost measurement, employer and consumer engagement, and payment and delivery reform that are widely viewed as models for improving both the quality and affordability of healthcare.
At the beginning of 2013, the Coalition was designated as one of the initial four Qualified Entities by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, enabling the residents of Maine to use Medicare claims data in their efforts to reduce healthcare costs and improve quality.
In February 2013, the State of Maine received a $33 million State Innovation Models grant from the CMS Innovation Center, one of only six states to receive similar funding, based on an application developed jointly by the State and the Coalition. Mitchell has also played a leadership role in national initiatives on healthcare quality and cost through her roles as Chair of the NRHI Board of Directors, as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Quality Forum, as a member of the Coordinating Committee for the Measure Applications Partnership, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Business Coalition on Health.
In February 2013, she gave invited testimony to the Subcommittee on Health of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, describing the work that the Maine Health Management Coalition has done to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare in Maine and the role that Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives could play in transforming healthcare nationally. Prior to becoming CEO of the Maine Health Management Coalition, Mitchell worked for MaineHealth, Maine’s largest integrated health system, where she led several transparency and quality improvement efforts. She served two terms in the Maine State Legislature, where she chaired the Health and Human Services Committee.
She has also held posts at the National Academy for State Health Policy and London’s Nuffield Trust. She was selected for an Atlantic Fellowship in Public Policy by the Commonwealth Fund and the British Council. She completed the International Health Leadership Program at Cambridge University’s Judge School of Management while pursuing graduate studies at the London School of Economics. Elizabeth can be contacted at EMitchell@NRHI.org *protected email*.
Sanne Magnan, MD Bio
Sanne Magnan MD, PhD is the former President and CEO of the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) (2006-2007; 2011-2016). In 2007, she was appointed Commissioner of Health for the Minnesota Department of Health by former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty. She served from 2007 to 2010 and had significant responsibility for implementation of Minnesota’s 2008 health reform legislation, including the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP), standardized quality reporting, development of provider peer grouping, certification process for health care homes, and baskets of care.
Dr. Magnan was a staff physician at the Tuberculosis Clinic at St. Paul- Ramsey County Department of Public Health (2002-2015) and a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota. Her previous experience includes vice president and medical director of Consumer Health at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. Dr. Magnan holds an M.D. and a Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from the University of Minnesota, and is a board-certified internist.
She currently is co-chair of the National Academy of Medicine’s Roundtable on Population Health Improvement, a member of the Population-based Payment Model Workgroup of the Healthcare Payment Learning and Action Network, a member of the CMS Multi-sector Collaboration Measure Development Technical Expert Panel, and a Senior Fellow with HealthPartners Institute. She has served on the board of MN Community Measurement and the board of NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, a federally qualified health center and part of Hennepin Health. She was named one of the 100 Influential Health Care Leaders by Minnesota Physician magazine in 2004, 2008 and 2012.
Diana Han, MD Bio
Diana Han, MD is the Global Medical Director for GE Appliances, a Haier company. She leads the Health Services team, which is responsible for onsite delivery of occupational and preventive health services and programs, employee health benefits, leave management, and wellness and health promotion. Prior to joining GE, Diana enjoyed a wide-ranging career in healthcare consulting for the investment banking industry, clinical practice, and healthcare administration at a series of leading institutions, including Partners Healthcare, Leerink Swann, the Advisory Board Company, Carewise, Baptist Health, and Humana.
DeAnna Hall, BSN, RN Bio
DeAnna Hall is Corporate Health and Wellness manager for Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities. She has been with LG&E and KU since January of 2014.
DeAnna has more than 23 years of nursing and health management experience, including service as a registered nurse for Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Clark County Hospital in Jeffersonville, Ind., and Kleinert, Kutz and Associates in Louisville. Her health and wellness management work includes developing and overseeing employee disease management and vaccination, counseling and wellness programs for Jewish Hospital and St. Mary Healthcare, as well as statewide for KentuckyOne Health. With DeAnna’s leadership, LG&E and KU have moved from a participation-based wellness program into an integrated population health well-being program.
Programs managed by DeAnna have won numerous accolades, including the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016 Business First Healthiest Employer Award; the 2012 Institute for Health and Productivity Corporate Health and Productivity Award; the 2012, 2013 and 2016 American Heart Association Work Place Innovation Award; and the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 American Heart Association Platinum Award. LG&E and KU have most recently been honored with being recognized as a 2016 Healthiest 100 Workplace in America, an awards program presented by Springbuk. DeAnna also has been involved with the Louisville Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Wellness Committee and is currently serving as the Employer Membership Director for the Kentucky Health Collaborative, in addition to being a founding member of the American Heart Association Mission Committee.
DeAnna also has three amazing children (Lauren, Leah and John) and husband (Dale) who are the center of all that she has accomplished.
Don Lovasz Bio
With 30 years of both clinical and healthcare executive experience, Don has worked with patients, clinicians and payers in settings of community hospital, regional integrated delivery system and multi-state healthcare system. Don is President of KentuckyOne Health Partners; a division of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI). In four years, KentuckyOne Health Partners recruited over 2000 physician members, 100,000 managed lives, nearly a billion in medical spend, earned NCQA 4-STAR ACO Status and implemented a bundled payment program for Medicare and the entire State of Kentucky Employee Health Plan. In doing so, the KentuckyOne Health Partners team significantly raised the collective GPRO scores, was awarded NextGen status with Medicare, established contracts with all major payers in the state and managed medical spend better than budget each of the four years.
Don has a clinical background as a Respiratory Therapist and an MBA from the University of Illinois. He is on the CAPG Board and often speaks at national meetings.
Mike Funk Bio
Mike Funk serves as Vice President, Thought Leadership for the Provider Development, Center of Excellence at Humana based in Louisville, KY. His experience includes; executive positions in hospital administration, physician practice management, managed care, insurance products and health and wellness services. Mike is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Certified Medical Practice Executive. He has more than 35 years of experience in the healthcare industry.
Thomas James, III, MD, FACP, FAAP Bio
Chief medical officer for Baptist Health Plan and Baptist Health Community Care supporting the population health arm of Baptist Health throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He is board certified and a Fellow in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Dr. James has been a senior medical director for such organizations as HealthAmerica, Sentara Health Plan, Travelers Health Network, Anthem, Humana and AmeriHealth Caritas. He has been actively involved in quality measurement in such national organizations as the American Medical Association’s Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (AMA-PCPI), the Steering Committee of the Ambulatory Quality Alliance (AQA), and with the National Quality Forum (NQF) where he is past chair of the Health Plan Council. He has been engaged in several Measurement Application Partnership (MAP) and NQF work groups. He continues a part-time clinical practice while being active with several Kentucky-based non-profit organizations.
Trudi Matthews Bio
Trudi Matthews serves as Managing Director of the Kentucky Regional Extension Center (REC) at the University of Kentucky. Trudi manages all staff, programs and operations of the Kentucky REC, a center charged with assisting health care providers, practices, and hospitals across Kentucky with using technology, connectivity, process improvement and value-based care models to improve the quality and value of health care. Trudi also serves as a policy advisor on the External Affairs team for UK HealthCare. In this role, Trudi helps leadership remain informed of changing state and federal legislation, regulation and policy related to quality, value, meaningful use of IT, and payment innovation.
Trudi formerly served as Director of Policy and Business Development with the Health Collaborative, HealthBridge and the Greater Cincinnati Health Council, where she worked with one of the nation’s top regional health improvement and transformation teams. Between 2008-2014, Trudi provided leadership and support for a wide range of technology and quality improvement initiatives including Cincinnati’s Beacon Community Program, the Tri-State Regional Extension Center, Aligning Forces for Quality, the Kentucky and Indiana State Health Information Exchange Programs, and the Nationwide Health Information Network, among other initiatives. Trudi led grant and business development efforts which garnered more than $26 million in funding for regional health improvement programs.
From 2005-2007, Trudi was Senior Policy Advisor with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services serving as coordinator for Kentucky’s statewide e-Health efforts. Trudi worked for the Council for State Governments from 1999-2005, where she managed CSG’s health policy activities for state legislators and executive branch officials.
Trudi received her B.A. and M.A. in political science from Iowa State University. She lives in Lexington, KY with her husband, four children and a cat.
Steve Hester, MD, MBA Bio
Steven T. Hester, M.D., MBA, was promoted to SVP and Chief Medical Officer in September 2008 after serving as vice president, medical affairs. He joined Norton Healthcare in January 2005 as chief medical information officer. He has served Norton Healthcare in multiple medical staff positions, including president of the medical staff for a Norton Healthcare facility and representative on the System Medical Executive Committee.
Prior to joining Norton Healthcare, Dr. Hester practiced emergency medicine full time, serving as regional medical director for Kentuckiana Emergency Physicians, a practice that sees more than 110,000 patient visits per year. During his tenure there, Dr. Hester worked to improve quality and volume with significant success while redefining multiple processes within the organization.
Dr. Hester holds a bachelor’s and a medical degree from the University of Louisville and a Master of Business Administration degree from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics.
Dr. Hester serves as the clinical operations leader for Norton Healthcare and a champion for the patient. He is engaged in multiple national boards, and specifically serves on the Board for the Christian Academy School System. He is a lifetime Louisvillian and enjoys spending his free time with wife and three children.
Gary Crump, MD, FACR Bio
A native of Louisville, Dr. Crump attended Indiana University where he received his undergraduate degree with a Bachelor of Sciences in Microbiology in 1979. He then returned home to attend medical school at the University of Louisville, graduating with his MD in 1983.
He did a residency in Internal Medicine, and a fellowship in Rheumatology/Immunology at the University of Cincinnati, which he completed in 1988. Dr. Crump is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. He is also a certified in Bone Densitometry.
Dr. Crump joined Dr. Schneider to form Rheumatology Associates in 1988. He has served as Laboratory Director of our COLA-certified lab for twenty years. His practice interests include Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, SLE, and Gout. He is currently involved in a nation-wide pilot project on population-based disease management of RA. Dr. Crump has published several articles in medical journals and co-authored chapters in medical textbooks. He has been an invited lecturer both in the US and abroad. He is an educator to other physicians on new treatments, and serves as a consultant to several pharmaceutical companies.
Dr. Crump is the father of two grown sons, Robert and Matthew, and an adopted son, Edmond. Outside of work, he and his wife Nancy enjoy cooking and travel. His hobbies are golf, and riding and showing American Saddlebred horses.
Brian Sosnin, DO Bio
Dr. Sosnin is an independent Family Practice physician, Co-Owner and CEO at Bluegrass Community Family Practice in Bardstown, Kentucky. As a family practice physician he truly enjoys serving the poor and the needy, as well as anyone else that may come his way. His goal is to serve in all capacities with love, compassion, purpose, and passion. Dr. Sosnin is committed to serving the community delivering high quality care to everyone he sees.
Dr. Sosnin and Bluegrass Community Family Practice have received accomplishments and recognitions as NCQA Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home, Meaningful Use Stage 2 – Medicare/Medicaid, NCQA Diabetes Center of Excellence and Greater Louisville Medical Society (GLMS) Distinguished Leadership Award.
Dr. Sosnin received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine and his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Louisville. He served his country in the United States Army as a Combat Medic and the Kentucky Army National Guard as a Second Lieutenant, Armor Officer.
Dr. Sosnin holds various leadership positions including Kentucky Medical Association TAC Chairman, GLMS Board of Directors, GLMS United Healthcare and WellCare IIRC Chairman. He has served in many other capacities including GLMS Judicial Committee Chairman, GLMS ByLaws Committee Chairman, GLMS Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee, Mental Health Coalition Task Force Committee Chairman. Dr. Sosnin has presented on many health topics throughout Kentucky and Ohio.
Dianne Hasselman Bio
Dianne Hasselman is the Executive Director of Federal and New Programs for the Network of Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI). In this role, she directs national initiatives that illustrate the impact of regional health improvement collaboratives. Her expertise includes working with multi-stakeholder, regional collaboratives on partnering with public purchasers (particularly Medicaid agencies) and payers to advance delivery system, payment reform, and quality improvement. Dianne directs NRHI’s work as part of an AHRQ-funded Center of Excellence, under the leadership of with the National Bureau for Economic Research and Harvard University. For this four-year initiative, the project team is studying health systems’ efforts to disseminate patient-centered outcomes research in four states: Colorado, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Utah. Dianne also leads NRHI’s Choosing Wisely technical assistance initiative with the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation (ABIMF) and NRHI’s payment reform initiatives, including NRHI’s recent 2016 National Payment Reform Summit. Dianne manages member services for NRHI’s network of 35 RHICs.
Prior to joining NRHI, Dianne was the Director for Value-Based Purchasing at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) and worked closely with regional collaboratives through Aligning Forces for Quality. Dianne also spent a number of years consulting to Medicaid agencies on the design, implementation and operation of their managed care programs.
Dianne has an undergraduate degree in communications from the University of California at San Diego and a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Emiy Beauregard Bio
Emily Beauregard became the Executive Director for Kentucky Voices for Health after years of active health coalition membership. Prior to joining Kentucky Voices for Health, Emily served as Director of Planning and Communications at the Kentucky Primary Care Association, where she worked on practice improvement, community development, policy advocacy, and communications with members and policy-makers. She previously served for seven years at the Family Health Centers in Louisville as the Health Planner and Refugee Health Coordinator. Emily holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Kristin Celesnik Hennette, BS Bio
Ms. Celesnik Hennette serves as a Health Information Technology (HIT) Specialist for Qsource, Kentucky’s Quality Innovation Network- Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) and member of atom Alliance. Ms. Celesnik Hennette has a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Services Management, nearly 14 years’ experience in Medicare quality reporting programs, and expertise working with hospitals and physician offices to enhance quality by improving processes related to patient experience of care and meaningful use of health information technology.
Through educational presentations and individualized technical assistance her goal is to engage leaders, care providers, support staff, and patients to recognize their unique roles in promoting a culture of quality, enhancing safety, and sustaining improved outcomes.
In her role as a HIT Specialist, member of the Kentucky Association for Healthcare Quality (KAHQ) and atom Alliance Advisory Council workgroup, and facilitator of Learning and Action Network activities, Kristin supports the QIN-QIO’s aim to engage in productive and collaborative partnerships with persons with Medicare, their families, patient advocates, and stakeholders to improve quality of life through patient-focused care, increase awareness of preventive care initiatives, and improve knowledge of available resources.
Todd Bradon Bio
Todd Bradon has been with UPS for 34 years and in his current role is responsible for the health and safety of UPS’s Worldport operation in Louisville, KY, UPS ‘s largest sorting facility. Todd began his career in Oneonta, NY while attending the State University of New York. He began as a package handler and was a UPS driver for 3 years prior to joining the management team. After serving in several operational capacities he joined the human resources function and assumed health and safety (H&S) responsibilities. After spending two years integrating small acquisitions Todd joined the Corporate Compliance Department and was a project manager on UPS’s first Sustainability Report. He has worked in a H&S capacity within every one of the Company’s major business units. In 2010 Todd moved to Louisville to join UPS Airlines. The challenge of keeping employees safe has directed his efforts to broaden the role health and wellness play the workplace. Through those efforts he has seen firsthand the role population health can play in attracting, and retaining employees while also impacting business performance.
Cara Stewart Bio
Cara Stewart is a Health Law Fellow with the Kentucky Equal Justice Center (KEJC), a non-profit advocacy and research center focused on poverty law. Born and raised in Floyd County, Kentucky and a lifelong Kentuckian, she is a graduate of Pikeville High School, Berea College and Salmon P. Chase College of Law. Since law school, Cara worked 6 years at Legal Aid of the Bluegrass representing low-income Kentuckians in a wide-variety of civil matters in Northern Kentucky, and published a law review article on landlord-tenant law in Kentucky. Cara transitioned to KEJC June 2013 and was able to play a larger role in Kentucky’s continuing success with implementation of the Affordable Care Act by conducting community education presentations across the Commonwealth and by interviewing with various local, regional, and national media outlets, including The New York Times, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, The Economist, USA Today and more. Governor Steve Beshear appointed Cara to the Kentucky Healthcare Improvement Authority Board to represent consumers through Sept 2017, and the Kentucky Bar Association appointed Cara to serve on their Committee on Child Protection & Domestic Violence until 2018. In 2014, she was presented with the Young Lawyer Service to Community Award by the Young Lawyers Division of the Kentucky Bar Association, and Berea College’s Young Alumnus Award in November 2015. She is now focused on sustaining Kentucky’s health policy gains.