The Task Force employs five 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.
Tanya Alteras joined the Health Care Transformation Task Force as a Senior Director in 2021. Tanya brings over twenty years of experience in health care payment and delivery transformation, with expertise in value-based payment and care delivery, maternity care, quality measurement, and CMS/CMMI payment programs and models. Tanya came to the Task Force from MITRE, where among her efforts she served as the deputy for the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN), and supported CMMI in the regulatory process for the Radiation Oncology (RO) model. Tanya has also served as Senior Director for the former Consumer-Purchaser Alliance at the National Partnership for Women & Families, and as a social science analyst in the Office of the Assistance Secretary for Policy and Evaluation (ASPE) at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Tanya has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Binghamton University and received her Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University. Originally from Queens, New York, she moved to Washington D.C. in the mid-90s, where she lives with her husband Mark, their two children, and her two dogs who are a constant presence in her home office and have become very fluent in health care payment policy.
Joshua Traylor is a Senior Director for the Health Care Transformation Task Force. Prior to joining the Task Force, Josh was with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) in the State Innovations Group and the Prevention and Population Health Care Models Group. While at CMMI, he supported state efforts to reform care delivery under the State Innovation Model, helped lead the design of the Integrated Care for Kids model, and provided analytic support for the design of other high priority CMMI models. Before joining CMMI, Josh was a health policy fellow at the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT) where he analyzed claims data for health insurers and developed recommendations to improve health benefit design, facilitated a local health provider collaborative to increase safety net clinic capacity, and wrote briefs on statewide hospital and FQHC service utilization in the state of Michigan.
Josh holds a bachelor's degree in biological anthropology and a master's degree in public health from the University of Michigan.
Charlotte Burnett is a Senior Associate for the Health Care Transformation Task Force. Prior to joining the Task Force, Charlotte worked for Northwestern University where she managed the implementation of an HIV prevention project in collaboration with city and state health departments. Throughout graduate school, she engaged in research and evaluation work across various populations with the goal of strengthening social services and improving health outcomes. Prior to graduate school, Charlotte provided individual case management services at a supportive housing facility.
Charlotte holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Fordham University and master’s degrees in Public Health and Social Work from the University of Michigan.
Anna Kemmerer is an Associate for the Health Care Transformation Task Force.
Prior to joining the Task Force, Anna was a student at Georgetown University where she was a member of the Division One, lightweight rowing team. When she was not spending her time rowing, she collected a degree in Health Care Management and Policy. The combined health care courses offered by this major gave Anna her passion of working towards a more equitable and value-based health care system. Outside of academics, Anna gained experience in health care through internship programs with Todd Strategy and The American Society of Clinical Pathology.
Anna has a bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management and Policy and a minor in Psychology.