News Release
February 3, 2020

David Pittman
NAACOS Health Policy and Communications Advisor
202-640-2689 or [email protected]

NAACOS Announces 2020 Committee Members

WASHINGTON – The National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) announced today the members of its 2020 Policy and Quality Committees. 

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 proposed regulations and legislation under consideration by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Congress. New members of the Policy Committee include:

  • Gary Jacobs, VillageMD
  • Natasha Jivani, CommonSpirit Health
  • Melanie Matthews, MultiCare Connected Care and Physicians of Southwest Washington
  • Sandy Nesin, Community Care Partnership of Maine
  • David Tyson, Novant Health
  • Jessica Walradt, Northwestern Medicine

The other members of the Policy Committee are: Sandra Van Trease, BJC ACO – Committee Chair; Mike Barrett, DAMEA, LLC; Travis Broome, Aledade ACO; Emily Brower, Trinity Health; Rob Fields, MD, Mount Sinai Health System; Pamela Halvorson, UnityPoint Accountable Care; Elissa Langley, Triad HealthCare Network; Farzad Mostashari, MD, Aledade ACO; Denise B. Prince, Mount Sinai Health System;Patt Richesin, Kootenai Care Network; Richard Salhany, Richmond University Medical Center; Katherine Schneider, MD, Delaware Valley ACO; Gary Wainer, DO, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. 

The NAACOS Quality Committee evaluates quality initiatives and requirements that relate to ACOs and focuses on the role of quality in population-based payment models. Committee members help develop and guide NAACOS quality strategy pertaining to Medicare ACO models and other payers with ACO contracts.  

NAACOS would like to welcome Megan Reyna, Advocate Aurora Health, as the new chair of the Quality Committee.  

New members of the Quality Committee include:

  • Daniel Hyman, DO, AllCare Health Alliance
  • Yates Lennon, MD, CHESS
  • Ashish Parikh, MD, Summit Medical Group NJ

Additional members of the Quality Committee are:  Bracken Babula, MD, Jefferson Internal Medical Associates, Thomas Jefferson University; Mark Calderon, MD, Atlantic ACO and Optimus Healthcare Partners; Melody Danko-Holsomback, Keystone ACO; Richard Feifer, MD, Genesis Physician Services; Rob Fields, MD, Mount Sinai Health System;Jeffrey Forman, MD, Bayview Physicians Group; Theresa Knowles, Community Care Partnership of Maine; Laura McGeorge, MD, St. Luke’s Physicians Services; Adriana Quiroga-Garcia, Trinity Health – St. Joseph’s Health; Michael VanScoy, MD, Essentia Health.