The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association:


Clinical Issues Advisory Council

The Clinical Issues Advisory Council shall advise the Board of Trustees on the clinical leadership perspective to advance the quality and accountability agenda as it relates to patient care. The Council plays a key role in shaping MHA's positions and strategies as they relate to medical errors, patient safety, and regulatory quality oversight.
ChairMichael L. Gustafson, M.D., MBA
UMass Memorial Medical Center
 Anthony J. Alley, MSN, R.N., NE-BC
VP, Quality and Patient Safety, CQO
Lawrence General Hospital
 Joahnna Bell, MHS, CPHQ, CPPS
Sr. Director, Healthcare Quality
Baystate Health, Inc.
 Angela Belmont, DNP, R.N., NEA-BC
V.P., Patient Care Services & CNO
Cooley Dickinson Health (Hospital)
 Cory Berndt
Dir., Quality & Regulatory
Harrington Hospital
 Penny Blaisdell
Adult PFAC Member
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.
 Denise Celli, R.N., MSN, NEA-BC
Director, Nursing Quality
Milford Regional Medical Center
 Tami Chase, BSN
Vice President of Quality
Franciscan Children's
 Helen Chen, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center
 Nicholas Cordella, M.D.
Medical Director, Quality and Patient Safety
Boston Medical Center
 Kristin A. Cox, M.D.
Medical Director, Quality & Patient Safety
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
 Rosemarie M. DeLacy, MS, R.N.
Dir., Quality & Safety
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Part of Beth Israel Lahey Health
 Donna Forster
Nursing Director
Mercy Medical Center
 Lindsey Gamble, MSN, R.N.
Director of Nursing
Mercy Medical Center
 Erik Garpestad, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, SVP, Medical Staff
Tufts Medical Center
 Dani Hackner, M.D.
Chief Clinical Quality Officer
Southcoast Hospitals Group
 Judy M. Kelly, MHA, R.N.
V.P., Patient Care Services & CNO
Milford Regional Medical Center
 Lisa Khanna, R.N., BSN, CPHQ
V.P., Quality
Berkshire Health Systems
 Barrett T. Kitch, M.D., MPH
SVP, Clinical Affairs & CMO
Emerson Hospital
 Kimiyoshi J. Kobayashi, M.D., MBA
Chief Quality Officer & V.P.
UMass Memorial Medical Center
 Janet C. Larson, M.D.
Chief Quality Officer
Boston Medical Center
 Benjamin R. Levin, M.D.
V.P. of Quality
Cape Cod Hospital
 David J. Lucier, M.D., MBA, MPH
Chair of Quality & Safety, Dept. of Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
 Cecelia A. Lynch, DNP, R.N., FACHE
V.P., Patient Care Services & CNE
Lowell General Hospital
 Jacqueline M. MacCormack-Gagnon, PharmD, BCPS
Legislative Committee Chair/Delegate
Massachusetts Society of Health System Pharmacists
 Eileen Malloy, R.N., BSN
Senior Care Transition Liaison
Home Health Foundation, Inc.
 Fiona McCaughan, MS, MBA, R.N., NE-BC
Associate Chief Nursing Officer for Inpatient Psychiatry
Cambridge Health Alliance
 Gregory M. McSweeney, M.D., MBA
Chief Medical Officer
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, Part of Beth Israel Lahey Health
 Brian Patel, M.D., FACEP
Chief Medical Officer
Sturdy Memorial Hospital
 Nora J. Salovardos, R.N., MSN
V.P., Patient Care Svcs & CNO
Heywood Hospital
 Elisabeth Schainker, M.D., MSc
Chief Quality Officer
Franciscan Children's
 Rachel Sisodia, M.D.
Senior Director for Quality
Mass General Brigham, Inc.
 Jacqueline Gannon Somerville, Ph.D., FAAN, NEA-BC
S.V.P. & Chief Nursing Officer
Southcoast Health
 Dayna Stahl, R.N., DNP, MSN/Ed
Associate Chief Nursing Officer
Heywood Healthcare
 Karen T. Uttaro, MS, R.N., NPD-BC
Sr. Director, Professional Practice, Quality and Regulatory Readiness
UMass Memorial Medical Center
 Andrew G. Villanueva, M.D.
Chief Quality Officer
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Part of Beth Israel Lahey Health
 Jennifer Wall, DNP, RN, ANPBC, CENP
Chief Quality Officer
Hebrew SeniorLife
 Lori Webb, R.N.
Quality Coordinator
Harrington Hospital
 Amanda L. Oberlies, PhD, MBA, RN, CENP
Chief Executive Officer
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