Policy Committee 

The NAACOS policy committee helps guide the NAACOS advocacy agenda to improve the long-term stability and success of the accountable care model. Policy committee members provide vital feedback to NAACOS staff on a variety of issues related to the accountable care model, including rules for the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), the role ACOs play in Medicare payment reform, and how to enhance the role of population health management in the healthcare industry. Policy Committee members regularly give specific feedback on proposal regulation or legislation under consideration by the executive branch or Congress.

Katherine Schneider, MD - Chair
President and CEO
Delaware Valley ACO
Farzad Mostashari, MD
Aledade ACO

Cecilia Ugarte Baldwin
Director, Public Payer Programs and Policy
Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization

Christine Papineau
Vice President Payer Strategy
Essentia Health

Rob Fields, MD
Senior Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer of Population Health
Mt. Sinai Health System

Denise B. Prince
Senior VP and Chief Operating Officer
Mt. Sinai Health System
Clinical Operations
Bruce Merlin Fried
Dentons US LLP

Pamela Halvorson
Lead Executive, NGACO
UnityPoint Accountable Care

Sandra Van Trease

Jeff Spight
PresidentCollaborative Health Systems, a WellCare Health Plans Company

G. Alan Kurose, MD
President and CEO
Coastal Medical

Barbara Walters, DOExecutive Vice President, Chief Population Health Officer

Elissa Langley
Chief Operating Officer
Triad HealthCare Network

Andrew Weniger