American Hospice Foundation, Washington DC, USA

Expert Panel and Staff

Technical Expert Panel Members

Katherine Browne, MHA, MBA
Deputy Director/Chief Operating Officer
Center for Healthcare Quality
George Washington University

David J. Casarett, M.D., M.A.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Staff Physician, Philadelphia VAMC
Fellow of the Institute on Aging
University of Pennsylvania
Division of Geriatric Medicine

Carlos F. Gomez, MD, PhD
Adjunct Scholar
The Center for Clinical Bioethics
School of Medicine
Georgetown University
Medical Director
District of Columbia Pediatric Palliative Care Collaboration

Jill C. Jacobson
VP, Operations & Compliance
Corporate Compliance Officer
American Hospice

Ada Jacox, PhD, RN, FAAN
Director, Clinical Practice Guidelines Program
University of Virginia

Susan Johnson, RN, Certified Care Manager
Care Management Associates, LLC

Diane Jones, MSW
Project Administrator
Hospice-Veteran Partnership Program
Ethos Consulting Group

Barbara Kreling, MSPH
Research Associate, Cancer Control Programs
Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center

Rosemary L. Lee, RN
Social Science Research Analyst
DHHS/Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Center for Beneficiary Choices
Plan Oversight & Accountability Group/Division of Consumer Assessment & Healthcare Surveys

Melanie P. Merriman, PhD, MBA
Touchstone Consulting

Greg Pawlson, MD, MPH
Executive Vice President
National Committee for Quality Assurance

Deneen Richmond, MHA, RN
Assistant Vice President, Quality
Inova Health System

Martha Tecca, MBA
Founder & Principal Consultant
M&M Strategies
Measurement & Management to Improve Healthcare

Joan Teno, MD
Associate Dir., Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research
Brown University

American Hospice Foundation Staff

Naomi Naierman, MPA
President and CEO
American Hospice Foundation

Marsha Nelson, ACSW, MBA
Vice President
American Hospice Foundation

Baruch College Staff

Project Director:
Shoshanna Sofaer, DR. P.H.
Robert P. Luciano Professor of Health Care Policy
School of Public Affairs
Baruch College
City University of New York

Project Coordinator:
Susan S. Hopper, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate
School of Public Affairs
Baruch College
City University of New York

Kirsten Firminger, MA
Research Associate
School of Public Affairs
Baruch College
City University of New York

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