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ELP Work Group

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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.

2016-2017 ELP Work Group Members

Alona G. Abalos, JD, CHIE
VP, Executive Office
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Paul Amundson, MD, CHIE
Chief Medical Officer

Patricia Dennis, CPCS, MMA,
SVP Health and Care Engagement
HealthPartners, Inc.

Matt Herndon, JD, CHIE
Chief Legal Officer
Boston Medical Center
HealthNet Plan

Cal Kellogg, PhD, PAHM
SVP & Chief Strategy Officer
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Peter W. McCauley, MD,
Regional Medical Executive, NE
CIGNA HealthCare

Kimberly McDonnell, CHIE
VP Medicare, Health Plan
Compliance Support and Performance
CVS Caremark

Brian J. Morrissey, MBA, CHIE
SVP Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer
Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan

Vincent G. Portelli
V.G. Portelli & Associates

Deborah Romer, MBA, CHIE
VP National Service Quality
Kaiser Permanente

Theophilus Sai, MD, CHIE
CMO Senior Segment, Central Florida
Humana Inc – West Florida

Eric H. Schultz (Chair)
President & CEO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Jerome C. Siy, MD, CHIE
Department Head, Hospital Medicine
HealthPartners, Inc.

Cheryl Stacey, RN, CHIE
Cheryl Stacey and Associates

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

Ann Tousignant, MPH, CHIE
Director Business Development
Network Health

Jim Walleshauser, MBA, CHIE
VP, Office of Strategy Management
Independent Health

Ralph L. Wroth, MD
ELP-MD Emeritus