The Guiding Committee is the primary leadership body of the LAN. The Guiding Committee meets monthly and carries out its responsibilities by collaborating with the CMS Alliance to Modernize Healthcare (CAMH) on strategy, establishing and overseeing work groups, and actively engaging stakeholders across the LAN to encourage commitments, share and disseminate results, and accelerate learning. Guiding Committee members serve as ambassadors and liaisons to the communities in which they participate.

    Guiding Committee Chairs


    Mark McClellan, MD, PhD
    Robert J Margolis Center for Health Policy
    Margolis Professor of Business, Medicine and Health Policy at Duke University


    Mark Smith, MD, MBA
    Visiting Professor,
    University of California at Berkeley and Clinical Professor of Medicine,
    University of California at San Francisco

    Guiding Committee Members

    Tom Betlach, MPA
    Director, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System 
    Roy Beveridge, MD
    SVP and CMO, Humana
    Reid Blackwelder, MD, FAAFP
    Past President, American Academy of Family Physicians
    Adam Boehler
    Senior Advisor to the Secretary, Deputy Administrator, Director of the CMS Innovation Center
    Craig Brammer
    Chief Executive Officer, The Health Collaborative
    Thomas Buckingham, BSN, MBA
    EVP, Select Medical
    Alex Clyde
    Vice President, Global Health Policy, Reimbursement, and Health Economics, Medtronic Inc.
    Kenneth Cohen, MD
    Chief Medical Officer, New West Physicians
    Patrick Courneya, MD
    EVP and CMO, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan, Inc.
    Charles Fazio, MD, MS
    SVP and Medical Director, HealthPartners, Inc.
    Andrea Gelzer, MD
    SVP and Corporate Chief Medical Officer, Amerihealth Caritas
    Bill Hazel, MD
    Former Secretary of Health and Human Resources, Commonwealth of Virginia
    David Lansky, PhD
    CEO, Pacific Business Group on Health
    Renee McLaughlin, MD FACS
    National Medical Director, Value-Based Relationships, Cigna
    Debra Ness, MS
    President, National Partnership for Women & Families
    Joshua J. Ofman, MD, MSHS
    SVP, Global Value, Access and Policy, Amgen Inc.
    Frank Opelka, MD, FACS
    EVP, Louisiana State University System; Medical Director, Quality and Health Policy, American College of Surgeons
    Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP
    VP and CHO, IBM Watson Health
    Craig Samitt, MD
    President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
    Lewis Sandy, MD, MBA
    SVP, Clinical Advancement, UnitedHealth Group
    Susan Sherry
    Deputy Director, Community Catalyst
    Angelo Sinopoli, MD
    Chief Clinical Officer, Prisma Health; President, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Care Coordination Institute
    Sara Van Geertruyden, JD
    Executive Director, Partnership to Improve Patient Care
    Judy Zerzan, MD, MPH
    CMO, Washington State Health Care Authority
    Alan Balch
    Chief Executive Officer, Patient Advocate Foundation
    Patrick Conway
    Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    William Golden
    Medical Director, Arkansas Medicaid
    Wright L. Lassiter, III
    President, Henry Ford Health System, Inc.
    Nancy Leamond
    Executive Vice President of Social Impact, AARP
    Elizabeth Mitchell
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Business Group on Health
    Sam Nussbaum
    Senior Fellow, USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics
    Stephen Ondra
    Chief Executive Officer, North Star Healthcare Consulting
    Dorothy Teeter
    Director, Washington State Health Care Authority
    Sally Welborn
    Senior Vice President, Global Benefits, Walmart

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