MHQP Health Plan Council 2017

The MHQP Health Plan Council (HPC) consists of medical directors and directors of quality operations for MHQP's participating health plan member organizations. The purpose of the HPC is to advise MHQP on the design and implementation of statewide performance measurement initiatives and establish and collaborate on priorities for statewide quality initiatives. Two members of the Council sit on MHQP's Board of Directors.

Pierantonio Russo, MD, FCPP, FAAP*
Vice President Health Services Administration
Senior Medical Director
Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare
Chair, Health Plan Council

Thomas Ebert, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Fallon Health

Beth Foley, RN, M.Ed
Vice President, Quality & Clinical Operations
Fallon Health

Lawrence Gottlieb, MD, MPP*
Chief Quality Officer
Commonwealth Care Alliance

Angela Li, MPH
Director, Quality Program Oversight & Accreditation
Performance Measurement & Improvement
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA









Debra Poskanzer, MD
Vice President, Medical Management and Quality
Tufts Health Plan

Joseph Peppe, MD
Medical Director
Payment Reform and Care Innovation

Patricia Toro, MD, MPH
Associate Medical Director
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Linda Shaughnessy, MBA
Director, MassHealth Quality Office

Neighborhood Health Plan



 * MHQP Board of Directors Representative










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