Value Based Payment (VBP)

Clinical Advisory Groups (CAGs)

List of Participants

Updated as of June 2018


Clinical Advisory Group (CAG) List of Participants

This list represents membership for the Chronic Pulmonary, Heart, Diabetes, and Primary Care, Maternity Care, Behavioral Health, HIV/AIDS and Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) Clinical Advisory Groups (CAGs) for the measurement year (MY) 2018 and MY 2019 VBP quality measure annual review cycles. An updated membership list for the Children´s Health CAG is forthcoming. Click here for an archived list of CAG members who participated in the MY 2017 VBP quality measure annual review cycle.

Index
Maternity CAG
Behavioral Health CAG
HIV/AIDS CAG
Chronic Pulmonary, Heart, Diabetes and Primary Care CAG
Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) CAG

Maternity CAG

Name Organization
Kevin Kiley Albany Medical Center
Michael Horgan Albany Medical Center
Renee Samelson Albany Medical Center
Sharmila Makhija Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Elie Ward American Academy of Pediatrics
Christa Christakis American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Donna Montalto American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Eileen Shields Bureau of Child and Maternal Health, New York State Department of Health
Lauren Tobias Division of Family Health, New York State Department of Health
Marilyn Kacica Division of Family Health, New York State Department of Health
Rachel deLong Division of Family Health, New York State Department of Health
Wendy Shaw Division of Family Health, New York State Department of Health
Karen Heller Greater New York Hospital Association
Lorraine Ryan Greater New York Hospital Association
Howard Minkoff Maimonides Medical Center
Anthony Fiori Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Emily Carrier Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Vinay Rane Melbourne Mothers
Deborah Campbell Montefiore Medical Center
Thomas Havranek Montefiore Medical Center
Arnold Friedman Mount Sinai Health System
Helene Lamare Mount Sinai Health System
Michael Brodman Mount Sinai Health System
Edmund LaGamma New York Medical College
Heather Brumberg New York Medical College
Vito Grasso New York State Academy of Family Physicians
Thomas Smith New York State Office of Mental Health
Syed Shah New York–Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
Alda Osinaga Office of Health Insurance Programs, New York State Department of Health
Douglas Fish Office of Health Insurance Programs, New York State Department of Health
Gregory Allen Office of Health Insurance Programs, New York State Department of Health
Khalil Alshaer Office of Health Insurance Programs, New York State Department of Health
Anne Schettine Office of Quality and Patient Safety, New York State Department of Health
Lindsay Cogan Office of Quality and Patient Safety, New York State Department of Health
Marcus Friedrich Office of Quality and Patient Safety, New York State Department of Health
Raina Josberger Office of Quality and Patient Safety, New York State Department of Health
Maria Czerwinski Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson
Warria Esmond Settlement Health Services
Edward Bartels State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine
Maryanne Laffin SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Christine Rydelek SUNY Upstate Medical University
Robert Silverman SUNY Upstate Medical University
Loretta Willis The Healthcare Association of New York State
Ephraim Back The Institute for Family Health
Patricia Clancy The Medical Society of the State of New York
Taechin Yu University at Buffalo
J. Christopher Glantz University of Rochester Medical Center
Timothy Stevens University of Rochester Medical Center
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Behavioral Health CAG

Name Organization
Pamela Mattel Acacia Network
Matthew Reuter Albany County Department of Mental Health
Nanette McLain Anthem – Empire BlueCross BlueShield
Jeffrey Levine Bronx–Lebanon Hospital Center
Kamala Green Bronx–Lebanon Hospital Center
Cathy Saresky Catholic Family Center
Stephen Rosenheck Columbia University Medical Center
David Ackman Empire BlueCross BlueShield
Elizabeth Oudens Empire BlueCross BlueShield
Radhika Vars Empire BlueCross BlueShield
Alison Burke Greater New York Hospital Association
Alison Flynn Greater New York Hospital Association
Karen Heller Greater New York Hospital Association
Anthony Maffia Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
John Kastan Jewish Board of Family & Children´s Services
Jean McCarrick John T. Mather Memorial Hospital
Howard Hitzel Lake Shore Behavioral Health
Frank Dowling Long Island Behavioral Medicine
Kishor Malavade Maimonides Medical Center
Anthony Fiori Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Emily Carrier Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Bruce Schwartz Montefiore Medical Center
Henry Chung Montefiore Medical Center
Sabina Lim Mount Sinai Health System
Amy Dorin New York Academy of Medicine
Harvey Rosenthal New York Association Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services
Gary Belkin New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Alda Osinaga Office of Health Insurance Programs, New York State Department of Health
Dianne Kiernan Office of Health Insurance Programs, New York State Department of Health
Douglas Fish Office of Health Insurance Programs, New York State Department of Health
Gregory Allen Office of Health Insurance Programs, New York State Department of Health
Khalil Alshaer Office of Health Insurance Programs, New York State Department of Health
Anne Schettine Office of Quality and Patient Safety, New York State Department of Health
Lindsay Cogan Office of Quality and Patient Safety, New York State Department of Health
Raina Josberger Office of Quality and Patient Safety, New York State Department of Health
Kate Breslin Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy
Amita Rastogi The Altarum Institute
Evan Brooksby The Healthcare Association of New York State
Loretta Willis The Healthcare Association of New York State
Victoria Aufiero The Healthcare Association of New York State
William Streck The Healthcare Association of New York State
Virna Little The Institute for Family Health
Morris Auster The Medical Society of the State of New York
Patricia Clancy The Medical Society of the State of New York
Charlie Neighbors The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
Edward Amyot The New York City Asthma Partnership
Belinda Greenfield The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
Dawn Lambert–Wacey The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
Pat Lincourt The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
Sarah Krassenbaum The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
Shazia Hussain The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
Stephan Brown The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
Amy Jones The New York State Office of Mental Health
Donald Zalucki The New York State Office of Mental Health
Lloyd Sederer The New York State Office of Mental Health
Lynne Schaefer The New York State Office of Mental Health
Marleen Radigan The New York State Office of Mental Health
Norman Brier The New York State Office of Mental Health
Robert Myers The New York State Office of Mental Health
Shirley Piper The New York State Office of Mental Health
Thomas Smith The New York State Office of Mental Health
Chad Shearer United Hospital Fund
Debra Pantin VIP Community Services
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HIV/AIDS CAG

Name Organization
Ann Maxwell AIDS Institute, New York State Department of Health
Anna Bezruki AIDS Institute, New York State Department of Health
Ira Feldman AIDS Institute, New York State Department of Health
Jacqueline Treanor AIDS Institute, New York State Department of Health
Janine Lloyd AIDS Institute, New York State Department of Health
Johanne Morne AIDS Institute, New York State Department of Health
Joseph Kerwin AIDS Institute, New York State Department of Health
Jerry Ernst Amida Care
Sima Toussi Amida Care
Anthony Fortenberry Callen–Lorde Community Health Center
Peter Meacher Callen–Lorde Community Health Center
Peter Gordon Columbia University Medical Center
Karen Heller Greater New York Hospital Association
Carmelita Cruz Housing Works
Charles King Housing Works
Farnaz Malik Housing Works
Ginny Shubert Housing Works
Ilena Elevitch Housing Works
Christine Kerr Hudson River HealthCare
Agnes Cha LIU Pharmacy
David Cohen Maimonides Medical Center
Anthony Fiori Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Emily Carrier Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Ross Hewitt MetroPlus Health Plan
Sanjiv Shah Mount Sinai Health System
Nathalie Abejero New York City Health and Hospital Corporation
Terry Hamilton New York City Health and Hospital Corporation
Demetre Daskalakis New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Thomas Smith New York State Office of Mental Health
Joseph McGowan Northwell Health
Eunice Casey NYC Health and Hospitals
Dan Tietz NYC Human Resources Administration
Alda Osinaga Office of Health Insurance Programs, New York State Department of Health
Douglas Fish Office of Health Insurance Programs, New York State Department of Health
Gregory Allen Office of Health Insurance Programs, New York State Department of Health
Khalil Alshaer Office of Health Insurance Programs, New York State Department of Health
Anne Schettine Office of Quality and Patient Safety, New York State Department of Health
Lindsay Cogan Office of Quality and Patient Safety, New York State Department of Health
John Conry St. John´s University
Jack Dehovitz SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Michael Augenbraun SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Evelyn Lopez The Alliance for Positive Change
Judy Hederman The Alliance for Positive Change
Marcy Thompson The Alliance for Positive Change
Sharen Duke The Alliance for Positive Change
William Streck The Healthcare Association of New York State
Daniel Young The Medical Society of the State of New York
Bill Valenti Trillium Health
Clint Koenig Trillium Health
Eli Camhi Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Jay Dobkin Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Carlene Zincke WellCare Health Plans
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Chronic Pulmonary, Heart, Diabetes, and Primary Care CAG

Name Organization
David Lichtenstein AgeWell New York
Gilda St Fleur AgeWell New York
Laura O´Shea AIDS Institute, New York State Department of Health
Ferdinand Venditti Albany Medical Center
Pascale Kersaint Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center
Christine Roullier CDPHP
Renee Golderman CDPHP
Randolph Marshall Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Wilson Quezada Columbia University Medical Center
Barbara Wallace Division of Chronic Disease Prevention, New York State Department of Health
Lynley Siag Division of Chronic Disease Prevention, New York State Department of Health
Margaret Casey Division of Chronic Disease Prevention, New York State Department of Health
Susan Millstein Division of Chronic Disease Prevention, New York State Department of Health
Tiana Wyrick Division of Chronic Disease Prevention, New York State Department of Health
Dean Limeri Ellis Hospital
Susan Beane Healthfirst
Edison Machado Island Peer Review Organization
Kimberly Zammit Kaleida Health
Robert Frankel Maimonides Medical Center
Anthony Fiori Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Emily Carrier Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Rishi Sawhney Mount Sinai Health System
Ilyana Meltzer New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
Pat Lincourt New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
Robert Myers New York State Office of Mental Health
Thomas Smith New York State Office of Mental Health
William Pagano New York University Medical Center
Hang Pham–singer NYC Department of Mental Health and Hygiene
Kelly Kyanko NYU School of Medicine
Doug Fish Office of Health Insurance Programs, New York State Department of Health
Gregory Allen Office of Health Insurance Programs, New York State Department of Health
Khalil Alshaer Office of Health Insurance Programs, New York State Department of Health
Anne Schettine Office of Quality and Patient Safety, New York State Department of Health
Lindsay Cogan Office of Quality and Patient Safety, New York State Department of Health
Marcus Friedrich Office of Quality and Patient Safety, New York State Department of Health
Jacqueline Javier–Burns Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation
Tara Buonocore–Rut Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation
James Rolla People Care, Inc.
Pat Shafer Premier Home Health Care Services
George Markwardt Regional Primary Care Network
John Dickinson Regional Primary Care Network
Maria Mantione St. John´s University
Tim Scanlon St. Joseph´s Hospital Health Center
Richard Soden SUNY College of Optometry
Lisa Phillips SUNY Upstate Medical University
Mary–Jo Lakomski SUNY Upstate Medical University
Karen Heller The Greater New York Hospital Association
Evan Brooksby The Healthcare Association of New York State
Loretta Willis The Healthcare Association of New York State
William Streck The Healthcare Association of New York State
Robert Schiller The Institute for Family Health
Patricia Clancy The Medical Society of the State of New York
John Navarra Town Total Nutrition, Inc.
Michael Apostolakos University of Rochester Medical Center
Acklema Mohammad Urban Health Plan
Kira Geraci–Ciardullo White Plains Hospital Physicians Associates
Virginia Peragallo–Dittko Winthrop–University Hospital
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Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) CAG

Name Organization
Tara Buonocore–Rut AgeWell New York
Bridget Gallagher AmeriCare
Aubrey Balcom ArchCare
Aubrey Calcom ArchCare
Carol Cassell ArchCare
Laurie Neander At Home Care, Inc.
Annette Horvath Bronxwood Assisted Living
Evelyn Dooley–Seidman Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center
John Beyer Catholic Health Services – Buffalo
Patricia Hanniford Centerlight Health System
Daniel P. Carmody Division of Finance and Rate Setting, New York State Department of Health
Roland Poirier Division of Finance and Rate Setting, New York State Department of Health
Khalil Alshaer Division of Health Plan Contracting and Oversight, New York State Department of Health
Andrew Segal Division of Long Term Care, New York State Department of Health
Erin Kate Calicchia Division of Long Term Care, New York State Department of Health
Frances Daye Division of Long Term Care, New York State Department of Health
Kirk Dobson Division of Long Term Care, New York State Department of Health
Shari Barnes Division of Long Term Care, New York State Department of Health
Kumar Vengadabady ElderONE
Alicia Laible–Kenyon Elderwood Health Plan
Dylan Ascolese Emblem Health
Marisa Bass Emblem Health
Jack Resnick Empire State Medical Associates, P.C.
Joseph Booth Faxton St. Luke´s Healthcare
Joseph Tomaino Grassi & Co.
Judy Farrell GuildNet
Premila Kumar GuildNet
Chaya Back Hamaspik Choice
Yoel Bernath Hamaspik Choice
Joshua Weiss Hamaspik Choice
Elizabeth Zicari HCR Home Care
Ann Robinson Health Dimensions Group
Brian Ellsworth Health Dimensions Group
Sean Doolan Hinman Straub
Stephanie Piel Hinman Straub
Al Cardillo Home Care Association of New York State
David Tavares Integra Managed Care
Kyle O´Loughlin–Cahill Integra MLTC
Dan Heim LeadingAge New York
Karen Lipson LeadingAge New York
Linda Spokane LeadingAge New York
Susan Dunnigan Living Resources Certified Home Health Agency, Inc.
Eric Price Loeb & Troper
Paulette Wunsch Loeb & Troper
Steven Herbst Loeb & Troper
Stephanie Button Loretto
Shelly Eggleton Lourdes At Home/Hospice At Lourdes
Anthony Fiori Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Megan Sherman Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Stephanie Anthony Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Sal Skeivys Medical Society County of Queens, Inc.
Josephine Frisari Metropolitan Jewish Health System
Len Parisi Metropolitan Jewish Health System
Laura Haight New York State Association of Health Care Providers, Inc.
Brian Bandle New York State Department of Health
Emily Bean New York State Department of Health
Mark Kissinger New York State Department of Health
Sam Shutman North Shore LIJ Health Plan
Patricia McCarrick North Shore LIJ Health Plan
Carla Williams O´Connell & Aronowitz
Douglas Fish Office of Health Insurance Programs, New York State Department of Health
Anne Schettine Office of Quality and Patient Safety, New York State Department of Health
Lindsay Cogan Office of Quality and Patient Safety, New York State Department of Health
Raina Josberger Office of Quality and Patient Safety, New York State Department of Health
Sandra Richardson Office of Quality and Patient Safety, New York State Department of Health
Douglas Tucker PACE CNY
Lila Benayoun Partners Health Plan
Christine Johnston Premier Home Health Care Services
Jim Curcio Premier Home Health Care Services
Susan Aldrich RiverSpring Health Plans (a/k/a ElderServe Health)
Luz Liebeskind RiverSpring Health Plans (a/k/a ElderServe Health)
Sabrina Itwaru RiverSpring Health Plans (a/k/a ElderServe Health)
John McKeon RiverSpring Health Plans (a/k/a ElderServe Health)
Cindy Lovetro Rochester Regional Health
Bernadette Hallam St. Peter´s Health Partners
Karen Heller The Greater New York Hospital Association
Christina Gahan The Healthcare Association of New York State
Debbie LeBarron The Healthcare Association of New York State
Robin Frank The Healthcare Association of New York State
Valerie Gray The Healthcare Association of New York State
Kathy Preston The New York Health Plan Association
Darrell P. Wheeler University at Albany – SUNY
Elizabeth Rosado WellCare New York
Anne Calvo Winthrop University Hospital Home
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