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Quality Improvement Advisory Committee (QIAC)

QIAC is an advisory committee for the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). The Committee advises DHSS on the development of a hospital quality improvement system and performance monitoring initiatives.

Committee Co-Chairs are:

Pamela Allen, RPh

Director of       
Corporate Pharmacy Service
Saint Barnabas Healthcare System

Maureen Bueno, RN, PhD
Assistant Vice President
Care Management
QualCare Inc.

Peter A. Gross, M.D.

Sr. Vice President & Chief Medical Officer
Hackensack University Medical Center

QIAC Members:

Andrea Aughenbaugh
Executive Director
NJ State Nurses Association

Deborah Briggs
Senior Vice President of Health Policy
NJ Council of Teaching Hospitals

Joel Cantor, Sc.D.
Center for State Health Policy
Rutgers University

Donald E Casey, Jr. MD
Vice President Quality/Chief Medical Officer
Atlantic Health System

Lawrence Downs, Esq.
Director of Public Health and Staff Counsel
Medical Society of New Jersey

Bernard W. Gerard, Jr., RN
Vice President

Mary Willis Gulbronson
NJ Carpenters Fund

Aline Holmes
Senior Vice President for Clinical
New Jersey Hospital Association

Suzanne Ianni
Executive Director
Hospital Alliance of NJ

Felicia Karsos
Saint Michaelís Medical Center

Patricia Kelmar
Associate State Director-Advocacy
AARP New Jersey

Robin L. Keyack, RPh
IT Project Manager
Virtua Health

David Knowlton
Chairman, Board of Directors
NJ Health Care Quality Institute

Mary Law
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center

Frank Lumia, MD

Jonathan M. Metch, Dr. P.H.
Adjunct Professor, Health Systems
& Policy
University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ
School of Public Health

Michael Mutter
Clinical System & Quality Improvement
Valley Health System

Barbara Niedz
Vice President
Quality and Regulatory Affairs
Jersey City Medical Center Liberty Health Care System

Pamela R. Orton
Health Care Admistrator
Office of Provider Relations
NJ Department of Human Services

Joyce G. Pontbriand
Quality Improvement Specialist
Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc.

David Pointer, CEBS
Manager, Policy, Planning & Operations
NJ Public Employee State Health Benefits Program, Division of Pension & Benefits
NJ Department of Treasury

Ward Sanders
NJ Association of Health Plans

Molly Sullivan, RN, MA, CPHQ
Vice President
Quality Resource Management
Capital Health System

Department of Health

P. O. Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360
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