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ELP Work Group

Engaging innovators. Evolving health care.

The ELP Work Group is a group of dedicated alumni, mentors, and industry leaders. They curate the curriculum. Guide learning based on experience. Craft a roadmap for success.

Participating organizations provide their Fellows with support as they pursue their ELP. They all foster a culture of leadership. They all embrace growth. They all value the Executive Leadership Programs.

Alona G. Abalos, JD, MBA, CHIE
Vice President, Executive Office
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Paul Amundson, MD, CHIE
Medical Director, Medical Affairs
CVS Health

Carl Bailey, FSA, MAAA, CHIE
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Actuary
Florida Blue

Howard R. Epstein, MD, SFHM, FACP
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Peter C. Farrow (Chair)
Chief Executive Officer
Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire

Ms. Patricia Harvey, MPH CHIE BSN
Senior Vice President, Health Plan Quality
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan – Southern California Region

Cal Kellogg, PhD, PAHM
Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Brian J. Morrissey, MBA, CHIE
President, Practice Support Services, LLC
Executive Vice President, Partner Solutions
Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan

Janet Nix, PhD, MPA
Chief of Organizational Development
Inland Empire Health Plan

Vincent G. Portelli
V.G. Portelli & Associates

Theophilus Sai, MD, CHIE
Chief Medical Officer – Florida
Alignment Healthcare

Carrie Smith, MPA, CHIE
Vice President, Ethics and Compliance
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan – Northwest

Cheryl Stacey, RN, CHIE
Cheryl Stacey and Associates

Paula M. Stone, CHIE
R.A. Stone & Associates

Frank Urbano, MD, MBA, FACP, CHIE
Senior Medical Director, Health Services
AmeriHealth Insurance Co. of New Jersey

James B. Walleshauser, MBA, CHIE
Nova Healthcare Administrators

Deborah Wheeler, MSPH, CHIE
Vice President, QI Compliance
Molina Healthcare, Inc.

Karyn Wills, MD, CHIE
Chief Medical Officer
CareFirst Blue Cross Community Health Plan DC