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
Lawrence General Hospital
 Margaret-Ann Azzaro, R.N., MA
V.P., Patient Care Services & CNO
Holyoke Medical Center
 Cheryl L.D. Bardetti, RN, BSN, CPHQ
Dir., Quality, Patient Safety & Patient Experience
Milford Regional Medical Center
 Joahnna Bell, MHS, CPHQ, CPPS
Sr. Director, Healthcare Quality
Baystate Health, Inc.
 Penny Blaisdell
PFAC Member
Massachusetts General Hospital
 Maureen Chase, M.D., MPH
Department of Emergency Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Part of Beth Israel Lahey Health
 Tami Chase, BSN
Associate Chief Nurse, Ambulatory
Massachusetts General Hospital
 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
 Michael DeLeo, M.D., MBA, CPE
Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer
MelroseWakefield Healthcare (hospital)
 Melissa DeMayo, MSN, R.N., LNC
Vice President Quality, Chief Quality Officer
Signature Healthcare
 Joanne M. Fucile, R.N., MSN, CRRN
V.P., Operations & Director of Nursing
Spaulding Hospital for Continuing Medical Care Cambridge
 Dana K. Fugelso, M.D.
General Surgeon
Physician Performance LLC (BIDCO Physician LLC)
 Jacqueline Gagnon, PharmD, BCPS
Director, Medication Use Policy and Informatics
Massachusetts General Hospital
 Erik Garpestad, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, SVP, Medical Staff
Tufts Medical Center
 Dani Hackner, M.D.
SVP/Chief Clinical Officer
Southcoast Hospitals Group
 Elizabeth Johnson, MD, MS, FACP
Chief Medical Officer
Beth Israel Lahey Health, Inc.
 Lisa Khanna, R.N., BSN, CPHQ
V.P., Quality
Berkshire Health Systems
 Barrett T. Kitch, M.D., MPH
SVP, Clinical Affairs & CMO
Emerson Health
 Kimiyoshi J. Kobayashi, M.D., MBA
Chief Quality Officer & V.P.
UMass Memorial Medical Center
 Heidi Landers, R.N., BSN, MHA
Vice President of Home Health Services
Tufts Medicine Care At Home
 Janet C. Larson, M.D.
Chief Quality Officer
Boston Medical Center
 Ann LeBrun, R.N., BSN, DNP
Clinical Nursing Director, Inpatient Services
Cooley Dickinson Health (Hospital)
 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
 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
 Rita J. Morin, DNP, RN,NEA-BC, CPHQ
Sr. Director, Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, Part of Beth Israel Lahey Health
 Brian Patel, M.D., FACEP
V.P., Medical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer & Chief Quality Officer
Sturdy Health
 Rozanna Penney, CRNA, MBA
COO, CNO, VP, Patient Care Services
Heywood Hospital
 Deborah A. Provost, MBA, BSN, R.N., CCMS
Baystate Franklin Medical Center
 Tammy B. Retalic, DNP, MS, RN
CNO & VP, Patient Care Services
Hebrew SeniorLife
 Elisabeth Schainker, M.D., MSc
Chief Quality Officer
Franciscan Children's
 Rohan Sen, M.D., FACP
Instructor in Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton, Part of Beth Israel Lahey Health
 Rachel C. Sisodia, M.D.
Chief Quality Officer
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
 Bert Thurlo-Walsh, R.N., MM, CPHQ
CQO/V.P. Clinical Transformation & Medical Staff Services
Milford Regional Medical Center
 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
 Amanda L. Oberlies, PhD, MBA, RN, CENP
Chief Executive Officer
Organization of Nurse Leaders - MA, RI, NH, CT & VT
 Patricia Noga, PhD, RN, NEABC, FAAN
V.P., Clinical Affairs
Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association