Leadership

We have assembled national and international CRP pioneers and respected thought leaders who can guide and participate in the activities of the Collaborative.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Brian Atchinson
President & CEO, Medical Professional Liability Association

Cheryl M. De Kleine, Esq
Board President-Elect, Collaborative for Accountability and Improvement
Senior Director, Claims Management & Litigation Counsel, Ascension Care Management

Thomas Gallagher, MD
Executive Director, Collaborative for Accountability and Improvement
Professor and Associate Chair of Medicine; Director, UW Medicine Center for Scholarship in Patient Care Quality & Safety; University of Washington

Carole Hemmelgarn, MS, MS
Patient Advocate

Suzanne Hoffman, MPH
Interim Executive Director, Oregon Patient Safety Commission

Allen B. Kachalia, MD
Chief Quality Officer, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Linda Kenney
Betsy Lehman Center

Timothy McDonald, MD, JD
Director, Center for Open and Honest Communication, MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety

Brian M. Parker, MD
Board President, Collaborative for Accountability and Improvement
Chief Medical Officer, Allegheny Health Network

Eric J. Thomas, MD, MPH
Associate Dean of Healthcare Quality
Professor of Medicine, University of Texas Medical School at Houston

SENIOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Nikki Centomani, RN, BSN, ARM, MJ

Steve Kraman, MD
Professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care, & Sleep Medicine, University of Kentucky

Bruce Lambert, PhD
Director, Center for Communication and Health, Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Northwestern University

Alan Lembitz, MD, MMM
Chief Medical Officer, COPIC Insurance Company

Kathy Mazor, EdD
Associate Director, Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Marcia Rhodes (Chair)
Director, UW Medicine & Health Sciences Risk Management, University of Washington

William M. Sage, MD, JD 
James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence, School of Law
Professor of Surgery and Perioperative Care, Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin

Jo Shapiro, MD
Chief, Division of Otolaryngology, Director, Center for Professionalism and Peer Support, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Michael C. Stinson, JM
Vice President of Government Relations & Public Policy, PIAA

David Troxel, MD
Medical Director, The Doctors Company

John Walpole
Area Senior Vice President Insurance & Risk Management, North America, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Alan Woodward, MD, FACEP
Past President, MACRMI/Massachusetts Medical Society

ADDITIONAL COMMITTEES

Email us at TheCAI@uw.edu if you are interested in getting involved in one of the committees below.

Best Practices Committee

  • Kathy Mazor, EdD (Chair), University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • John Adams, Patient Advocate
  • Shannon Alexander, Providence St Vincent Medical Center
  • Paula Bradlee, Overlake Hospital
  • Jeff Goldenberg, MD, Talia’s Voice
  • Carole Hemmelgarn, MS, MS, Patient Advocate
  • Beth Kaye, JD, Oregon Patient Safety Commission
  • Naomi Kirtner, Talia’s Voice
  • Alan Lembitz, MD, MMM, COPIC Insurance Company
  • Timothy McDonald, MD, JD, MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety
  • Kaye Music, RN, JD, CPRHM, Kaiser Permanente of Colorado
  • Barbara Pelletreau, Dignity Health
  • Allison Perry, Institute for Healthcare Improvement/National Patient Safety Foundation
  • Margaret Plews-Ogan MD, FACP, University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Leslie Robsinson, CPHRM, Confluence Health
  • Kelly Smith, PhD, MedStar Health Research Institute
  • Melinda Van Niel, MBA, CPHRM, MACRMI
  • Andrew White, MD, University of Washington

Communication & Outreach Committee

  • Cheryl M. De Kleine, Esq (Chair), Ascension Care Management
  • Andrew Azan, Aon Risk Solutions
  • James B. Battles, PhD, Battles Consulting
  • Paula Bradlee, Overlake Hospital
  • Bruce Cullen, MD, University of Washington
  • Stephenie Fenton-Wilhelm, JD,ARM, CPHRM, UNC Health Care
  • Ellen Flynn, RN, MBA, JD, Vizient
  • Claire Hagan, Providence Health & Services
  • Abdul Hamamsy, JD, MPH, MBBCh, University of Kansas Physicians
  • Ryan Hoskins, Washington State Hospital Association
  • Dana Kahn, PharmD, BCPS, MHA, Virginia Mason Medical Center
  • Beth Kaye, JD, Oregon Patient Safety Commission
  • Linda Kenney, Medically Induced Trauma Support Services
  • Lisa Lehmann, Veterans Administration
  • Brian M. Parker, MD, Allegheny Health Network
  • Leslie Robinson, CPHRM, Confluence Health
  • Leilani Schweitzer, The Risk Authority

Policy & Advocacy Committee

  • Brian Atchinson (C0-Chair), Medical Professional Liability Association
  • William M. Sage, MD, JD (Co-Chair), University of Texas at Austin
  • Melissa Clarkson, PhD, University of Kentucky
  • Jeff Goldenberg, MD, Talia’s Voice
  • Aaron Hamilton, MD, Cleveland Clinic
  • Naomi Kirtner, Talia’s Voice
  • Florence LeCraw, MD, Georgia State University
  • Cindy Jacobs, RN, JD, University of Washington
  • Marcia Rhodes, University of Washington
  • Michael Stinson, JM, Medical Professional Liability Association
  • Linda Ubaldi
  • Alan Woodward, MD, FACEP, Massachusetts Medical Society

Research Task Force

  • Sigall K. Bell (Co-Director), MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Eric J. Thomas (Co-Director), MD, MPH, University of Texas Houston
  • James B. Battles, PhD, Battles Consulting
  • Jason Etchegaray, PhD, Rand Corporation
  • Ellen Flynn, RN, MBA, JD, Vizient
  • Jeff Goldenberg, MD, Talia’s Voice
  • Claire Hagan, MJ, CPHRM, Providence Health & Services
  • Carole Hemmelgarn, MS, MS, Patient Advocate
  • Naomi Kirtner, Talia’s Voice
  • Florence LeCraw, MD, Georgia State University
  • Kathy Mazor, EdD, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Rachel Mueller, RN, BSN, MS, CPHRM, CPPS, Kaiser Permanente
  • Madelene Ottosen, PhD, MSN, RN, UTHealth Memorial Center for Healthcare Quality and Safety
  • Margaret (Peggy) Plews-Ogan MD, FACP, University of Virginia
  • Leslie Robinson, CPHRM, Confluence Health
  • Kelly Smith, PhD, MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety
  • Melinda Van Niel, MBA, CPHRM, Massachusetts Alliance for Communication and Resolution following Medical Injury
  • Andrew White, MD, University of Washington

STAFF

Thomas H. Gallagher, MD
Executive Director

Steve Levy, MBA
Director of Patient Safety Programs

Paulina Osinska, MPH
Program Manager

Karen Brigham, JD, MPH
Research Coordinator