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.
Clare Pierce-Wrobel is a Senior Director for the Health Care Transformation Task Force. 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. She has prior consulting experience assisting state clients in the implementation of alternative payment models and interpretation of federal policies such as the ACA and MACRA, state innovation waivers, and Medicaid health IT funding to support health care transformation.
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.
Joshua Traylor is a 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.
Katie Green is the Senior Associate 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.
Megan Zook is an Associate for the Health Care Transformation Task Force. Megan is responsible for developing infographics and production design, distributing press releases, collating and analyzing media coverage, and engaging with users on social media and other outlets who are committed to the transformation to value.
Prior to joining the Task Force, Megan was a student at James Madison University where she led the campus branch Relay For Life as its Executive Director. During this time, she worked closely with representatives from the American Cancer Society to help fulfill their mission and distribute the knowledge of their research and services to the JMU community through various communication and marketing strategies.
Megan has a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences with a concentration in Health Studies.