The Task Force employs four full-time staff members. Under the leadership of Executive Director Jeff Micklos, the staff executes on the Task Force’s strategic direction and operational priorities, including development of resources and perspectives and facilitation of Work and Advisory Groups.
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.
Jeff 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 Pierce-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-Mendez 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.
Caitlin spent several years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, most recently as a senior manager with the Health Research Institute conducting analysis on private insurance market reforms. She also held positions with the New York State Attorney General and the office of New Jersey State Senator Joe Vitale.
Caitlin has a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Haverford College and a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University.
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.