Our Executive Committee Members

The Task Force Executive Committee provides guidance on the strategic direction of the Task Force, and serves as the “north star” for organizational priorities. The Executive Committee is comprised of senior executives who represent the 4Ps: patients, payers, providers, and purchasers. The Committee is chaired by Fran S. Soistman, Executive Vice President of Government Services at Aetna.

Fran S. Soistman
Task Force Chair

Executive Vice President, Government Services, Aetna

Fran S. Soistman

Task Force Chair

Executive Vice President, Government Services
Aetna

Fran S. Soistman is Executive Vice President of Aetna and President of the Government Services segment. He’s responsible for driving growth in the company’s Medicare, Medicaid, and Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. In addition, he’s 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.

Blair Childs
Vice Chair

Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Premier Healthcare Alliance

Blair Childs

Vice Chair

Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Premier Healthcare Alliance

Blair Childs is Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for Premier, leading the Advocacy, Communications, Safety and thought leadership units and serving on the company’s executive team. He works with the Congress, White House, and other policymakers involved in health policy.
Childs has been at the center of policy issues for more than two decades, playing a leading role on issues impacting medical devices, pharmaceuticals, insurers, and hospitals. Childs has held senior management positions in professional, trade, and advocacy associations and a Fortune 25 company.

Mary Beth Kuderik
Task Force Treasurer/Secretary

Chief Strategy and Financial, UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust

Mary Beth Kuderik

Task Force Treasurer/Secretary

Chief Strategy and Financial, UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust

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 Ms. 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.

Emily Brower
Committee Member

Senior Vice President, Clinical Integration and Physician Services, Trinity Health

Emily Brower

Committee Member

Senior Vice President of Clinical Integration and Physician Services

Trinity Health

Emily DuHamel Brower serves as Senior Vice President of Clinical Integration and Physician Services for Trinity Health, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving more than 30 million people across 22 states. In this role, Emily provides leadership and strategic direction within the evolving accountable healthcare environment, with an emphasis on clinical integration and transformation under alternative payment models.
Emily joins Trinity Health from Atrius Health in Massachusetts, where she last served as Vice President of Population Health, building and executing the essential capabilities required to achieve strong financial and clinical outcomes within integrated care models under value-based reimbursement, particularly for publicly insured populations. Emily’s Medicare ACO team delivered year over year improvement in cost and quality, and the highest per-capita savings in an independent evaluation of the Pioneer model.
Prior to Atrius Health, Emily spent fifteen years in operational, financial, and contracting leadership roles at Urban Medical Group, a Massachusetts non-profit healthcare organization specializing in the care of medically complex, chronically ill populations across a community-based, long-term care continuum. During that time, Emily launched a PACE program and other innovative, capitated contracts for medically complex populations and served as Principal Investigator for a multi-year research project analyzing cost and quality outcomes to support payment reform.
Emily received her BA from Smith College and MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business. She and her family recently moved to Ann Arbor and are thoroughly enjoying their new status as Michiganders.

Hoangmai (Mai) Pham, MD
Committee Member

Vice President of Provider Alignment Solutions, Anthem 

Hoangmai (Mai) Pham, MD

Committee Member

Vice President of Provider Alignment Solutions, Anthem 

Mai is responsible for developing and refining Anthem’s provider payment models that reduce the cost of care while rewarding improvements in quality and access. Additionally, she is focused on developing new products and networks built on a foundation of value-based care, and overseeing Anthem’s Enhanced Personal Health Care initiative, a program that focuses on patient-centered care and reimburses doctors for value-based, rather than volume-based, performance.

Prior to joining Anthem in 2017, Mai was a founding official at the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), where she served as Chief Innovation Officer and was responsible for implementation of the alternative payment model provisions of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and other multi-organizational initiatives for the Center. Mai’s earlier work at CMMI included responsibility as the Director of the Seamless Care Models Groups, overseeing the design and testing of models on accountable care organizations and advanced primary care, including the Pioneer and Next Generation ACO Models and Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative. Previously, she was senior health researcher and co-director of research at the Center for Studying Health System Change and Mathematica, an independent health policy organization.

A general internist, Mai has published extensively on payment policy issues including care fragmentation and coordination, and also practiced for several years at safety net clinics in the Washington D.C. area. Mai received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University, her MD from Temple University, and her MPH degree from Johns Hopkins, where she was also a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar.

 

Shelly Schlenker
Committee Member

Vice President of Public Policy, Advocacy and Government Relations, Dignity Health 

Shelly Schlenker

Committee Member

Vice President of Public Policy, Advocacy and Government Relations, Dignity Health 

Shelly Schlenker serves as Vice President of Public Policy, Advocacy and Government Relations for Dignity Health. In her capacity, Ms. Schlenker leads Dignity Health’s Office of Public Policy and Advocacy, which in addition to the Dignity Health care centers includes an extensive strategic contact network of community based organizations and several thousand individual advocates.

The role of the Office of Public Policy and Advocacy is to support Dignity Health in achieving its mission, vision and strategic goals through the development and implementation of an effective legislative advocacy program. In her role, Ms. Schlenker serves as the chief advocate for Dignity Health providing leadership, direction and guidance to Dignity Health’s public policy activities in Arizona, California, and Nevada and at the Federal level.

Ms. Schlenker holds her Master's Degree in Health Administration from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor's Degree in Communications/Public Relations.

Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health care systems, is a 22-state network of more than 9,600 physicians, 63,000 employees, and over 400 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. In FY17, Dignity Health provided $2.6 billion in charitable care and services

Jim Sinkoff
Committee Member

Deputy Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Hudson River Health Care

Jim Sinkoff

Committee Member

Deputy Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Hudson River Health Care

As Deputy Executive Officer and CFO of Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare), one of New York’s largest Federally Qualified Health Centers, James Sinkoff advances system-wide perspectives to develop and execute critical strategies that support the strength, growth, and sustainability of HRHCare, while pursuing opportunities to create greater alignment within the organization and in the larger health care market. He also oversees organizational performance across multiple clinical, operational, and financial dimensions, and HRHCare’s capital portfolio.

Mr. Sinkoff began his career in health care with Ernst & Young in New York. He served as the Director of Managed Care Financing for a large integrated health care system comprising three hospitals, two outpatient mental health agencies, and 13 nursing homes in western Massachusetts, the CFO for one of the larger Medicaid Managed Health Care plans in New York State, and later the Chief Executive Officer of a community health center in Albany.

In 2014, Mr. Sinkoff was appointed to the Transparency, Evaluation, and HIT Workgroup by New York State’s Acting Commissioner of Health, Howard A. Zucker. This workgroup delivered a report to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo detailing recommendations for New York State to move towards a comprehensive health claims and clinical database to improve quality and cost of health care, efficiency, and patient satisfaction. Mr. Sinkoff has held positions as Chair of the Board of the Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) and the Finance Committee of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), serves as a member of the Legislative Committee of NACHC, and is a member of the HealthCare Financial Management Association.

Mr. Sinkoff is also the CEO of Solutions 4 Community Health. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography.

Todd Van Tol
Committee Member

Senior Vice President, Health Care Value, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Todd Van Tol

Committee Member

Senior Vice President, Health Care Value
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Todd Van Tol is the Senior Vice President of Health Care Value for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM). In that role, he has responsibility for provider contracting and network management, medical and pharmacy management, as well as wellness programs and product development across all lines of business for BCBSM. Previously, he led the plan’s Commercial Group business with responsibility for the Autos, Key & Large, Middle & Small Group, and Private Exchange lines of business.
Prior to joining BCBSM in July of 2017, Todd served as a Partner and North American practice leader for the Health & Life Sciences business of Oliver Wyman where he led the firm’s efforts across Payer and Provider clients. Prior to Oliver Wyman, Todd held senior roles at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association as well as Bain & Company.
Todd’s experience spans a broad range of strategic issues facing health plans and providers including market reform planning, customer strategy, building new value-based payer/provider partnership models, and the development of next generation product offerings. He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BS from Michigan State University.

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