Executive Committee Members

David Lansky, Ph.D.
President & CEO
Pacific Business Group on Health

Task Force Chair

David Lansky, PhD, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) and directs its efforts to improve the affordability and availability of high quality health care. Since 2008, Lansky has led the coalition of 50 large employers and health care purchasers representing over three million Californians, including CalPERS, Wells Fargo, Intel, Safeway, Walmart, Boeing, and the University of California. PBGH also collaborates with diverse stakeholders on national health care policy issues through the Consumer-Purchaser Alliance.

A nationally-recognized expert in accountability, quality measurement and health IT, Lansky has served as a board member or advisor to numerous health care programs. He is now the purchaser representative on the federal HIT Policy Committee, and chairs its Strategy and Innovation Workgroup. He also serves on the Congressional Budget Office Health Advisors Panel and the Board of the Alliance for Health Reform.

He is the author of over 30 peer-reviewed papers on outcomes research and quality measurement and holds a PhD degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Fran S. Soistman
Executive Vice President
Government Services
Aetna

Vice Chair

Fran S. Soistman is Executive Vice President of Aetna and President of the Government Services segment. He is responsible for driving growth in the company’s Medicare, Medicaid and Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. In addition, he is responsible for growing Aetna’s presence within the Affordable Care Act expansion through Individual and Public Exchanges.  These combined businesses account for approximately $29.0 billion in revenue, nearly 48% of Aetna’s total revenue. 

Mr. Soistman has more than 30 years of experience in health insurance and managed care. Prior to joining Aetna, he was Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Jessamine Healthcare, a firm focused on strategic investment opportunities in the health care industry. Before his tenure at Jessamine, Mr. Soistman held several senior leadership positions at Coventry Health Care, including Executive Vice President for the Individual Consumer and Government Business Division. In this role, he was responsible for the company’s individual Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, Medicaid and commercial individual products, which served more than 2.5 million members across the United States.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Towson University and is a graduate of The Stanford University Executive Program.

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Mary Beth Kuderik
UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust

Treasurer/Secretary

Mary Beth Kuderik serves as Chief Strategy and Financial Officer of the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust—the largest non-governmental purchaser of retiree health care in the United States—where she oversees $56 billion in assets that provide benefits to approximately 700,000 retirees and their dependents. 

Since 2009, Ms. Kuderik has channeled her commitment to creating a new model of health care for the Trust by focusing on the unique needs of its retirees and their families.  A key component of her success at the Trust included developing benefit designs and contracts focused on access, quality of care, cost and member affordability. This includes pioneering changes to a three-tier medication program, evaluating and delivering Medicare Advantage Plans, increasing access to preventive care and wellness programs such as smoking cessation, cardiac rehabilitation and disease management. These accomplishments earned Kuderik a 2011 CFO Award by Crain’s Detroit Business and recognition as CFO of Distinction.

She spearheads a team of financial analysts, auditors and consultants that review benefits, health care plan risks, controls and compliance, which has generated substantial annual cash savings and improvements. Her continued responsibilities include the Trust’s internal and external financial and regulatory reporting, finance management and operations, investment operations and independent risk management, purchasing, regulatory filings, budgeting, forecasting, analytical review of activities, carrier finance negotiations and contracting.

Ms. Kuderik joined the Trust after 28 years with General Motors where she specialized in financial management, post-retirement benefits, health care finance, auditing, and compliance and controls. Additionally while at General Motors, she directed $59 billion U.S. post-retirement benefit obligation (OPEB) finance operations and $4.6 billion U.S. health care cash management and forecasting activity.

Ms. Kuderik earned a Master of Health Care Delivery Science from Dartmouth and a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Dayton. She served on the City of Detroit Financial Advisory Board and is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant.

Richard J. Gilfillan, MD
CEO
Trinity Health

Richard J. “Rick” Gilfillan, M.D., is CEO of Trinity Health, the $15.8 billion Catholic health system that serves communities in 21 states with 88 hospitals, 126 continuing care facilities and home health and hospice programs that provide more than 2.5 million visits annually.

Dr. Gilfillan has been a leader in U.S. health care for more than 25 years, building successful organizations in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors to deliver better outcomes for people and communities. As the first director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), he launched the Center in 2010 and worked quickly with payers and providers to develop innovative models for improving patient care and reducing costs.

Gilfillan began his career as a family medicine physician and later became a medical director and a chief medical officer. He earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Kevin J. Klobucar
Executive Vice President
Health Care Value, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Kevin J. Klobucar is executive vice president, Health Care Value, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. He previously served as BCBSM senior vice president and president and CEO of Blue Care Network.

As BCBSM executive vice president, Health Care Value, Kevin is responsible for product development, provider contracting and network management, medical and pharmacy management, as well as wellness program and care management delivery across all lines of business for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

Previously, Klobucar was vice president of Products and Marketing and greater Michigan regional executive for BCN. He also held executive positions including vice president of Family Health Centers for BCN, vice president of Business Development and Product Support for BCN, and chief operating officer and director of Finance and Treasurer for BCN of East Michigan. 

Klobucar earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree in business administration from Michigan State University’s Executive MBA program. He’s also a certified public accountant. 

Klobucar is a member of the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Livingston County, Greater Detroit Area Health Council, McKesson Health Solutions Strategic Council, and KLAS Advisory Board.

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Danielle A. Lloyd, MPH
Vice President, Policy & Advocacy,
Deputy Director DC Office
Premier healthcare alliance

Danielle Lloyd is the vice president for policy and advocacy as well as deputy director of the Washington, DC office of the Premier healthcare alliance. Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,750 U.S. hospitals and 130,000 other providers to transform healthcare. 

Danielle leads Premier’s policy analysis and development. She is a national expert on federal healthcare quality and payment polices impacting hospitals, outpatient facilities and physicians, such as value-based purchasing and alternative payment models. Lloyd works with lawmakers, the White House, and other major stakeholders involved in healthcare policy and regulation. She also plays a leading role in Premier’s large-scale provider collaboratives by helping providers operationalize new federal policies and Premier's non-profit research arm, the Premier Research Institute, that seeks to share knowledge broadly across the country.

Prior to coming to Premier, Lloyd worked on an array of healthcare issues including Medicare and Medicaid payment, quality policies, and health information technology for the American Hospital Association, California Hospital Association, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Danielle is an active volunteer for Sibley Memorial Hospital’s Patient & Family Advisory Council and Quality & Safety team. She is from Los Angeles, has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and has a master’s degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley.

Debra Ness
President
National Partnership for Women & Families

For more than three decades, Debra Ness has been a strong, unwavering advocate for fairness and social justice. She has an extensive background in health and public policy, and possesses a deep and unique understanding of the issues that face women and families at home, in the workplace, and in the health care arena. Before assuming her current role as president, Ness served as executive vice president of the National Partnership for 13 years. She has strengthened the organization’s standing as one of the country’s most powerful and effective advocates for women and families.

Ms. Ness leads the Campaign for Better Care — an initiative that is working to ensure that health care reform is implemented in ways that improve health care for the oldest, sickest and most vulnerable patients.

She graduated summa cum laude from Drew University with a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology and sociology. After completing graduate work in social welfare and public health policy, she received her Masters of Science from the Columbia University School of Social Work. Ms. Ness lives in Rockville, Maryland.

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Angelo Sinopoli, MD
EVP & Chief Clinical Officer, Strategic Coordinating Organization for Greenville Health System – Greenville, S.C.
President & CEO, Care Coordination Institute – Greenville, S.C.
President, MyHealth First Network – Greenville, S.C.

Dr. Angelo Sinopoli has over 30 years of clinical and healthcare leadership experience, accompanied by an ambition to transform healthcare delivery by embracing care coordination and clinical integration to support value-based, patient-centered care. He has led several organizations in the advancement of population health and the move toward value-based care, and is a key leader regionally and nationally in healthcare transformation and forwarding the goals of improving the care experience, improving health of populations, and reducing unnecessary costs.

As Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer of the Strategic Coordinating Organization for Greenville Health System (GHS), Dr. Sinopoli is responsible for clinical care and the development of clinical integration and population health strategy for GHS. He provides leadership and guidance across a highly integrated delivery system of over 1,800 providers to improve care delivery and promote operational efficiency, oversees the implementation and outcomes for population health and clinical integration activities, and drives GHS’ value-based contracting strategy with insurers and employers. During his time in previous roles, Dr. Sinopoli drove the advancement of population health and led GHS’ development of clinical and operational competencies necessary for healthcare transformation, driving innovative change to enable a new model of care to foster healthy patients and communities while accomplishing the Triple Aim.

As President and CEO of the Care Coordination Institute (CCI), a clinical integration, data and analytics, and population health enablement company, Dr. Sinopoli leads the organization in the development and delivery of services that enable healthcare providers and systems in the significant transformation of health service delivery, management and financing necessary to improve and maintain the health of communities. Dr. Sinopoli guides the CCI’s overall strategic direction and passionately drives the quality and value-driven transformations that CCI supports across the networks and health systems it serves.

As President of MyHealth First Network (MyHFN), Dr. Sinopoli has driven the development of a premier clinically integrated network (CIN) with over 2,300 physicians and healthcare providers that spans 11 counties. He oversees process and infrastructure development to support innovative advances in quality care and to ensure network capacity for taking and managing risk for populations. He advocates for partnerships and programs that grow the network to deliver value in new ways, including direct contracting with employers and health plans to improve quality and efficiency opportunities. He also collaborates with health systems across the Southeast to advance clinical integration activities between organizations and clinically integrated networks to improve care delivery and promote operational efficiency.

Dr. Sinopoli is a key leader regionally and nationally in driving the value-based care evolution. He serves on numerous committees and advisory groups focused on healthcare delivery and transformation. He is one of 24 Guiding Committee members for the CMS Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN), a national network focused on accelerating the healthcare system’s transition to APMs by combining the innovation, power and reach of public and private sectors. He was also co-chair of the LAN’s Data Infrastructure Action Collaborative. Dr. Sinopoli participates in the Health Care Transformation Task Force, an industry consortium of patients, payers, providers and purchasers working to align private and public sector efforts to facilitate transformation of the U.S. healthcare system. He is part of the ACO Learning Network, which provides national policy guidance as well as tools and knowledge for successfully implementing accountable care, and is on The Leader’s Board for Population Health Management. As a nationally-recognized speaker, Dr. Sinopoli also presents on population health and healthcare transformation across the U.S.

Dr. Sinopoli earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of South Carolina and a medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He holds a professorship position at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

Task Force Staff

Jeff Micklos
Executive Director
Health Care Transformation Task Force 

Jeff Micklos is the Executive Director of the Health Care Transformation Task Force. An attorney by training, Jeff is the former Executive Vice President, Management, Compliance, & General Counsel of the Federation of American Hospitals, a national trade association representing investor-owned hospitals, and a former Partner in the Health Law Department of the international law firm of Foley & Lardner LLP.  Mr. Micklos began his career as a litigator and regulatory counsel for the Health Care Financing Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and also served in the Office of General Counsel of the Social Security Administration. 

Mr. Micklos is a graduate of the Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America, and received a Bachelor Arts Degree from Villanova University.  He resides in Washington, DC with his wife, Monica, and their four children.

 

Clare Wrobel
Director of Payment Reform Models
Health Care Transformation Task Force

Clare Wrobel is the Director of Payment Reform Models for the Health Care Transformation Task Force. Prior to joining the Task Force, Clare was the Director of Population Health Solutions at Myers and Stauffer LC. In this position, she assisted clients in the implementation of alternative payment models and interpretation of federal policies such as MACRA, state innovation waivers, and Medicaid health IT funding to support health care transformation. She previously held various positions at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, and most recently with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation where she led the State Innovation Models Initiative.

Clare has a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan, and currently holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the George Washington University Milken School of Public Health. 

 

Caitlin Sweany
Director of Transformation Facilitation & Support
Health Care Transformation Task Force

Caitlin Sweany is the Director of Transformation Facilitation & Support for the Health Care Transformation Task Force. Prior to joining the Task Force, Caitlin was a director of transformation at Evolent Health. Throughout her time with Evolent, she worked with health system/IPA clients to conduct population health assessments, design value-based care operational plans, and develop strategic market recommendations.

She previously worked as a senior manager of the Health Research Institute at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and held positions at the New York State Attorney General’s office and the office of State Senator Joe Vitale.

Caitlin holds a bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Haverford College and a master’s degree of Public Health, Health Policy and Management from Columbia University.

 

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Katie Green
Associate, Mission Support
Health Care Transformation Task Force

Katie Green is the Associate, Mission Support for the Health Care Transformation Task Force. Katie is responsible for analyzing research and technical findings, and supporting tangible work products and strategies which help Task Force members implement effective person-centered, value-based care delivery models.

Prior to joining the Task Force, Katie was the Adult Nutrition Initiatives Specialist for Hunger Free Vermont, where she co-facilitated a monthly statewide working group; hosted and presented at statewide trainings and conferences; developed and distributed outreach materials, including the online outreach toolkit, newsletter articles, and the quarterly electronic update; and worked collaboratively with universities across the state to assess food insecurity on campus and create systems to ensure student access to resources.

Katie has a bachelor's degree in government and philosophy from St. Lawrence University.

Supporting Staff

Susan Winckler
Task Force Senior Advisor
Chief Risk Management Officer, Leavitt Partners

Alissa McCaffrey
Senior Associate, Leavitt Partners

Cindy Araujo
Scheduling/Coordination
Administrative Assistant, Leavitt Partners

Mark Waxman
Counsel to the Task Force
Foley & Lardner LLP

Chuck Alston
Communications Staff
Senior Vice President, Qorvis MSLGROUP

Christian Hertenstein
Communications Staff
Account Supervisor, Qorvis MSLGROUP

Caroline Hudson
Communications Staff
Assistant Account Executive, Qorvis MSLGROUP