Transforming Maternity Care Project Leadership

Over 100 leaders from across the health care system took part in the Transforming Maternity Care Project and over 250 attended the 2009 symposium, Transforming Maternity Care: A High Value Proposition, the proceedings of which informed the development of the Blueprint for Action. You can learn more about the roles and responsibilities of each of the following groups in the TMC Project Overview.

Please note, participant’s title and organizational affiliation reflects their job/role at the time of their involvement with the TMC project, and may not reflect their current title and affiliation.

Key Informants

Vision Team

Stakeholder Workgroups

Symposium Steering Committee

Symposium Session Moderators and Discussants

  • Measurement and Quality Research
  • Hospitals, Health Systems and Other Care Delivery Models
  • Maternity Care Clinicians and Health Professions Educators
  • Health Plans, Private and Public Purchasers and Liability Insurers
  • Consumers and Their Advocates

Key Informants

Peter B. Angood, MD

Vice President and Chief Safety Officer

The Joint Commission

Diane Ashton, MD, MPH

Deputy Medical Director

March of Dimes

Donald Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP

President and Chief Executive Officer

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Maureen Bisognano

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Ned Calonge, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Chair, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Carolyn M. Clancy, MD

Director

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Janet M. Corrigan, PhD, MBA

President and Chief Executive Officer

National Quality Forum

Karen Davis, PhD

President

The Commonwealth Fund

Suzanne F. Delbanco, PhD

President

Health Care Division

Arrowsight, Inc.

Susan Dentzer

Editor-in-chief, Health Affairs

Health Policy Analyst, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Elise Desjardins, MBA

Program Associate

Grantmakers in Health

Barbara Fildes, MS, CNM, FACNM

American College of Nurse-Midwives

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Daniel M. Fox, PhD

President Emeritus

Milbank Memorial Fund

Paul Ginsburg, PhD

President

Center for Studying Health System Change

Sherry Glied, PhD

Department Chair, Health Policy and Management

Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Paul A. Gluck, MD

Immediate Past Chair of the Board, National Patient Safety Foundation

Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

David C. Goodman, MD, MS

Professor of Pediatrics

Dartmouth Medical School

Janet Hardy, PhD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, Medicine and Pediatrics

University of Massachusetts School of Medicine

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Deputy Director, Institute for Medicine and Public Health

Vice Chair for Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dee Jeffers, RN, MPH

Program Director

Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies

University of South Florida

Sr. Carol Keehan, DC

Chief Executive Officer and President

Catholic Health Association

David Lansky, PhD

President and Chief Executive Officer

Pacific Business Group on Health

Douglas W. Laube, MD

Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Past President, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Louise Liang, MD

Senior Vice President

Quality and Clinical Systems Support

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan

Charles S. Mahan, MD

Dean and Professor Emeritus

University of South Florida Colleges of Public Health and Medicine

Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies

Elliott Main, MD

Chair, California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative

Director of Obstetric Quality, Sutter Health

Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology, California Pacific Medical Center

James Marks, MD, MPH

Senior Vice President and Director

Health Group

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Mark McClellan, MD, PhD

Director

Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform

The Brookings Institution

Ann Monroe

President

Community Health Foundation of Western and Central New York

Jean Moody-Williams, RN, MPP

Director of Quality, Evaluation and Health Outcomes

Center for Medicaid and State Operations

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Debra L. Ness

President

National Partnership for Women and Families

Margaret O’Kane

President

National Committee for Quality Assurance

Edward O’Neil, MPA, PhD, FAAN

Director

Center for the Health Professions

University of California, San Francisco

Carmen Hooker Odom

President

Milbank Memorial Fund

Donna Petersen, MHS, ScD

Dean

School of Public Health

University of South Florida

Sheila Reynertson, MA

Program Associate

Merger Watch

Richard Roberts, MD, JD

Treasurer

Board of Trustees

American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation

William M. Sage, MD, JD

Vice Provost for Health Affairs

James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence in Law

University of Texas at Austin

Alina Salganicoff, PhD

Vice President and Director

Women’s Health Policy and KaiserEDU.org

Kaiser Family Foundation

Edward L. Schor, MD

Vice President

The Commonwealth Fund

Kate Treanor, MSW

Program Associate

Grantmakers in Health

Lois Uttley, MPP

Director

Merger Watch

Vision Team

Martha Cook Carter, CNM, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

FamilyCare Health Center

WomenCare, Inc.

Maureen P. Corry, MPH

Executive Director

Childbirth Connection

Suzanne F. Delbanco, PhD

President

Health Care Division

Arrowsight, Inc

Tina Clark-Samazan Foster, MD, MPH, MS

Associate Professor

Obstetrics and Gynecology and Community and Family Medicine

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Robert Friedland, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Health Systems Administration

Georgetown University

Robyn Gabel, MSPH

Executive Directive

Illinois Maternal Child Health Coalition

Teresa Gipson, RN, MD

Assistant Professor

Department of Family Medicine

Oregon Health & Science University

Rima Jolivet, CNM, MSN, MPH

Associate Director of Programs

Childbirth Connection

Elliott Main, MD

Chair, California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative

Director of Obstetric Quality, Sutter Health

Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology, California Pacific Medical Center

Carol Sakala, PhD, MSPH

Director of Programs

Childbirth Connection

Penny Simkin, PT, CD

Author, Doula, Childbirth Educator, Birth Counselor

Faculty, Bastyr University Department of Midwifery (formerly the Seattle Midwifery School)

Kathleen Rice Simpson, PhD, RNC, FAAN

Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist

St. John’s Mercy Medical Center

Stakeholder Workgroup: Maternity Care Clinicians and Health Professions Educators

Chair:

Ned Calonge, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Chair, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Co-chair:

Douglas W. Laube, MD

Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Past President, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Members:

Raymond Cox, MD, MBA

Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology

St. Agnes Hospital

Chair, Maryland Patient Safety Center Perinatal Collaborative

Karla Damus PhD, MSPH, RN, FAAN

Associate Professor

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Cecilia Jevitt, CNM, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of South Florida

Region III Representative, American College of Nurse-Midwives

Valerie King, MD

Associate Professor and Director

OHSU Joint Family Medicine/Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency

Oregon Health & Science University

Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, MMS, FACPM, IBCLC, FABM

Director

Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute

Department of Maternal Child Health, School of Public Health

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Mayri Sagady Leslie, CNM, MSN

Instructor

Nurse-Midwifery Program

School of Nursing and Health Studies

Georgetown University

Judith Lothian, PhD, RN

Lamaze Board of Directors

Associate Professor, Seton Hall University

Suzy Myers, CPM, MPH

Board of Directors, Seattle Midwifery School

Co-founder, Seattle Home Maternity Service and Childbirth Center

Lisa A. Osborne, CRNA, PhD

Research Coordinator

Navy Nurse Corps Anesthesia Program

Naval Medical Center, San Diego

CDC Liaison:

William M. Callaghan, MD

Division of Reproductive Health,

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Stakeholder Workgroup: Consumers and their Advocates

Chair:

Judy Norsigian

Executive Director

Our Bodies Ourselves

Co-chair:

Lee Partridge

Health Policy Advisor

National Partnership for Women and Families

Members:

Byllye Avery

President and Chief Executive Officer

Avery Institute for Social Change

Lisa Bernstein

Rebecca Burkholder

Vice President of Health Policy

National Consumers League

Jeanne Watson Driscoll, PhD, RN

President

JWD Associates, Inc.

Liza Fuentes, MPH

Senior Research Associate

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

Adrienne Hahn, JD

Senior Attorney and Program Manager

Consumers Union

Deven McGraw

Director

Health Privacy Project

Center for Democracy and Technology

Shoshanna Sofaer, DrPH

Robert P. Luciano Professor of Health Care Policy

Baruch College, School of Public Affairs

Stakeholder Workgroup: Health Plans, Private and Public Payors, and Liability Insurers

Chair:

Lisa Latts, MD, MPH

Vice President

Programs for Clinical Excellence

WellPoint, Inc.

Co-chair:

Susan Tucker, MPH, MBA

Executive Director

Office of Health Services

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Members:

Stephanie Birch, RNC, MPH, MS, FNP

Section Chief, Women’s Children’s and Family Health

MCH Title V and CSHCN Director, Division of Public Health, Alaska State Department of Health and Social Services

Catherine Hess, MSW

Senior Program Director

National Academy for State Health Policy

Emma Hoo

Director of Value-based Purchasing

Pacific Business Group on Health

Alethia (Lee) Morgan, MD

Risk Manager

COPIC Insurance Company

Kathryn E. Phillips, MPH

Project Manager

Safety Net Medical Home Initiative

Qualis Health

Lauren Raskin Ramos, MPH

Director of Programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs

Pamela Stahl

Senior Vice President

Women’s Health Line of Service

UnitedHealthcare

Janet (Jessie) Sullivan, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Hudson Health Plan

Gerald Zelinger, MD

Medical Advisor, Center for Medicaid and State Operations

Technical Director, Division of Benefits, Eligibility and Managed Care

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Stakeholder Workgroup: Hospitals, Health Systems and Other Care Delivery Systems

Chair:

Frank Mazza, MD

Chief Patient Safety Officer

Associate Chief Medical Officer

Seton Family of Hospitals

Co-chair:

Tracy Flanagan, MD

Northern California Director of Women’s Health

Northern California Chair of OBGYN Chiefs

Kaiser Permanente Medical Group

Members:

Jill Alliman, CNM, MSN

Past President, American Association of Birth Centers

Director, Women’s Wellness & Maternity Center

Maribeth Badura, RN, MPH

Director

Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Health Resources and Services Administration

Department of Health and Human Services

Kathy T. Connolly, RN, MSEd, CPHRM

Managing Principal

Premier Consulting Services

Peg Dublin, RN, MPH

Senior Program Manager

Maternal and Child Health Programs

Access Community Health Network

Roxane Gardner, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology

Harvard Medical School

Ann Geisler, CPCU, AU

Chief Executive Officer

Dean Insurance

Bryan T. Oshiro, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Section Chief, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Medical Director, Perinatal Institute, Loma Linda University Medical Center

Carolyn Shepherd, MD

Vice President for Clinical Affairs

Clinica Campesina

Janie Wilson, MS, RN

Operations Director

Women & Newborns Clinical Programs

Intermountain Healthcare

Stakeholder Workgroup: Measurement and Quality Research Experts

Chair:

Barbara Rudolph, PhD, MSSW

The Leapfrog Director

Leaps and Measures

Group

Co-chair:

Denise Remus, RN, PhD

Chief Quality Officer

BayCare Health System

Members:

Debra Bingham, DrPH, RN

Executive Director

California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative

Kevin Fiscella, MD, MPH

Associate Professor

Family Medicine and Community & Preventive Medicine

University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

Carol Keohane, RN

Program Director

Center for Excellence for Patient Safety Research

Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Denise Love

Executive Director

National Association of Health Data Organizations

Doris Peter, PhD

Manager

Health Initiative

Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center

Consumers Union

Joann Petrini, MPH, PhD

Assistant Director of Original Research, Danbury Hospital

Associate Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health

Ciaran Phibbs, PhD

Health Economist, VA Palo Alto Health Care System’s Health Economics Resource Center

Associate, Center for Health Policy/Primary Care Outcomes Research, Stanford University

Joani Slager, CNM, MSN, CPC

Chair, ACNM Business Section

Director of Nurse-Midwifery, Bronson Women’s Service

Barry D. Smith, MD

Professor and Chair Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Reva Winkler, MD, MPH

Clinical Consultant

National Quality Forum

Susan Wood, PhD

Interim Director

Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health

The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services

John M. Young, MS, MA

Acting Director

Division of Quality, Evaluation and Health Outcomes

Family and Children’s Health Programs Group

Center for Medicaid and State Operations

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Symposium Steering Committee

Peter B. Angood, MD

Senior Advisor on Patient Safety

National Quality Forum

Elizabeth Mitchell Armstrong, PhD

Lamaze International Board of Directors

Associate Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Office of Population Research

Princeton University

Diane Ashton, MD, MPH

Deputy Medical Director

March of Dimes

Helen Burstin, MD, MPH

Senior Vice President of Performance Measures

National Quality Forum

Maureen P. Corry, MPH

Executive Director

Childbirth Connection

Suzanne F. Delbanco, PhD

President

Health Care Division

Arrowsight, Inc.

Barbara Fildes, MS, CNM, FACNM

American College of Nurse-Midwives

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dartmouth Medical School

Daniel M. Fox, PhD

President Emeritus

Milbank Memorial Fund

Paul A. Gluck, MD

Immediate Past Chair of the Board, National Patient Safety Foundation

Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Sue Leavitt Gullo, RN, MS

Managing Director

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Joanne Howes

Women’s Health Consultant

Rima Jolivet, MSN, CNM, MPH

Associate Director of Programs

Childbirth Connection

Douglas W. Laube, MD

Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Past President, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Donna Lynne, DrPH

President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Colorado

Childbirth Connection Board of Directors

Elliott Main, MD

Chair, California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative

Director of Obstetric Quality, Sutter Health

Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology, California Pacific Medical Center

Anne Rossier Markus, JD, PhD, MHS

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

Associate Research Professor of Health Policy, The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services

Linda Mayberry, PhD, RN, FAAN

Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses

Associate Adjunct Professor, College of Nursing, New York University

Lynn V. Mitchell, MD, MPH

Oklahoma State Medicaid Director

Oklahoma Health Care Authority

Debra L. Ness

President

National Partnership for Women and Families

Rachel Nuzum, MPH

Senior Policy Director

Policy and State Innovations

The Commonwealth Fund

Jeffrey D. Quinlan, MD

Chair, American Academy of Family Physicians Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics Program Advisory Board

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences

Carol Sakala, PhD, MSPH

Director of Programs

Childbirth Connection

Alina Salganicoff, PhD

Vice President and Director

Women’s Health Policy and KaiserEDU.org

Kaiser Family Foundation

Session Moderators and Discussants by Stakeholder Workgroups

Measurement and Quality Research

Moderator:

Janet M. Corrigan, PhD, MBA

President and CEO, National Quality Forum

Discussants:

Harold D. Miller

President and CEO, Network for Regional HealthCare Improvement

Executive Director, Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform

Bernard M. Rosof, MD, MACP

Chairman, Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement

Clinical Professor of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine

Hospitals, Health Systems and Other Care Delivery Models

Moderator:

Paul A. Gluck, MD

Immediate Past Chair of the Board, National Patient Safety Foundation

Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Discussants:

Ruth Nolan, PhDc, RNC

Vice President for Operations, Women’s Health Services Line, Geisinger Health System

Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP, FAAP, FACP

Chief Public Health Officer, Health Resources and Services Administration

Stephen C. Schoenbaum, MD, MPH

Executive Vice President for Programs, The Commonwealth Fund

Executive Director, The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System

Maternity Care Clinicians and Health Professions Educators

Moderator:

Douglas W. Laube, MD

Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Past President, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Discussants:

William A. Grobman, MD, MBA

Associate Professor, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Preventive Medicine, and Institute for Health Care Studies, Northwestern University Medical School

Holly Powell Kennedy, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN

Helen Varney Professor of Midwifery, Yale School of Nursing

Lawrence Leeman, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Departments of Family and Community Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of New Mexico

Health Plans, Private and Public Purchasers and Liability Insurers

Moderator:

Daniel M. Fox, PhD

President Emeritus, Milbank Memorial Fund

Discussants:

Mary C. Goessler, MD, MPM

Medical Director, Quality and Medical Performance Management, Highmark Inc.

Mark Gibson

Deputy Director, Center for Evidence-Based Policy, Oregon Health & Science University

David Lansky, PhD

President and Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Business Group on Health

William M. Sage, MD, JD

Vice Provost for Health Affairs and James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence in Law, School of Law, University of Texas at Austin

Consumers and Their Advocates

Moderator:

Susan Dentzer

Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs

Health Policy Analyst, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Discussants:

Elizabeth Imholz, JD

Special Projects Director, Consumers Union

Anat Shenker-Osorio

Communications Consultant