National Advisory Panel

Physician Executive Members

Alpesh Amin, MD, MBA, MACP, SFHM
Alpesh Amin, MD, MBA, MACP, SFHM

Thomas and Mary Cesario Endowed Chair, Department of Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Business, Public Health, Nursing Science, & Biomedical Engineering
Executive Director, Hospitalist Program
University of California, Irvine

Jeffrey Hay, MD
Jeffrey Hay, MD

Chief Medical Officer
Prospect Holdings

James S. Kennedy, MD, CCS, CDIP
James S. Kennedy, MD, CCS, CDIP

President
CDIMD – Physician Champions

Patty Huang, MD
Patty Huang, MD

Medical Director, Pneumonia Program
Hoag Memorial Presbyterial Hospital

Dr. Huang is the Physician Lead for the Readmission Reduction Initiative and the Physician Advisor for the Performance Improvement Department at Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital.

Ronald L. Kaufman, MD, MBA, FACP, FACHE
Ronald L. Kaufman, MD, MBA, FACP, FACHE

Chief Medical Officer
Tenet Healthcare California Region

Acute Hospital Members

Josh D. Luke, PH.D., FACHE
Josh Luke, Ph.D., FACHE

National Readmission Prevention Collaborative
Founder, National Readmission Prevention Collaborative
Executive Faculty, CSULB
Author, Readmission Prevention: An Operators Guide to Solutions

Jodi Smith, RN, MSN, CCMC, ANP-BC, ND
Jodi Smith, RN, MSN, CCMC, ANP-BC, ND

Operations Lead for the Post Acute Care Transitions (PACT) Program
Kaiser Permanente Health Plan, Colorado

Ebinehita Omofoma, MHA
Ebinehita Omofoma, MHA

Administrative Officer, Logistics Management Service
VA Long Beach Healthcare System

Mariel Sjieme, Pharm D, Einstein Medical Center
Mariel Sjieme, Pharm D, Einstein Medical Center

Transition of Care Pharmacist
Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia

Vincent D. Nguyen, DO, CMD
Vincent D. Nguyen, DO, CMD

Program Director | Palliative Care Services
HOAG Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Yvonne Rockwood
Yvonne Rockwood

Chief Operating Officer
Kaiser Permanente, Southern California

Gwenmarie Hilleary,  NHA, FACHE
Gwenmarie Hilleary, NHA, FACHE

Care Transitions Expert

Glenn Pascual, DHSc, MBA, MSN, OCN, RN
Glenn Pascual, DHSc, MBA, MSN, OCN, RN

Director of Service Operations
Kaiser Permanente

Post-Acute Members

Timothy Bateman
Timothy Bateman

Founder
Home Care CEO Council

Tina Hecht
Tina Hecht

Regional Director of Operations
Windsor HealthCare

Steve Flood, COO
Steve Flood, COO

Chief Operating Officer
New Orange Hills SNF

Industry Expert Members

Cheryl Phillips, MD, AGSF
Cheryl Phillips, MD, AGSF

Senior VP Advocacy and Public Policy
LeadingAge

Cheryl Phillips, M.D is the Senior VP for Advocacy and Public Policy at LeadingAge in Washington, D.C. Prior to this role she was Chief Medical Officer of On Lok Lifeways, the originator of the PACE (Program of All-Inclusive care for the Elderly) model based in San Francisco, CA. Read More

Cherilyn Murer
Cherilyn Murer

Founder and President, The Murer Group

Diana Morris
Diana Morris

Director, Customer Development, KenSci

LaNita Knoke RN, BS, CMCN
LaNita Knoke RN, BS, CMCN

Healthcare Strategist
Home Instead Senior Care

Sue MacInnes
Sue MacInnes

Chief Market Solutions Officer
Medline Industries, Inc.

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