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Maine Quality Forum Advisory Council

About the Maine Quality Forum Advisory Council

The Maine Quality Forum Advisory Council (MQF-AC) is a multi-stakeholder group consisting of consumers, providers, payers and insurers. The AC provides a wide range of perspectives and expertise to advise the MQF in its activities. In addition the MQF-AC has three active committees. The Technology Assessment Committee (TAC) advises the MQF-AC and the MQF on issues of medical technology. The TAC has adopted proven technology assessment protocols that it uses to formulate advice to the MQF-AC and MQF on medical technology questions as they pertain to the State Health Plan and the certificate of need (CON) process. The Performance Indicator Committee (PIC) reviews recognized criteria for indicators of process and quality and recommends multiple indicators to the MQF for approval. The Community Engagement Committee (CEC) reviews, develops, and offers advice on community engagement initiatives.

Maine Quality Forum Advisory Council

17 Members
Appointed by Governor, approved by HHS Standing Committee.
MQF selects Chair.

Key Duties:Guides the research and dissemination, quality performance measures, data coordination and public reporting of data; consumer education and technology assessment; convenes Provider Advisory Group.

Members - Maine Quality Forum Advisory Council

Chair, Robert Keller, MD

Name
Type
Title/Organization
City/Town/Residence
Term (Years)
Robert Keller, MD
Chair
Physician/Specialist
Maine Spine and Rehabilitation
Northport
4
Janice Wnek, MD
Physician/Primary Care
Midcoast Pediatrics of Brunswick, Advisor to the MHMC PTE Initiatives
Brunswick
5
W. Stephen Gefvert, DO
Physician/Osteopathic
Retired Gastroenterologist
Cumberland-Foreside
5
Douglas Salvador, MD
Hospital
MaineHealth
Cape Elizabeth
4
Kathy Boulet, DC
Non-Physician Provider
Boulet Steele Chiropractic Center
Lewiston
3
Paul Tisher, MD
MH Provider
VP & CMO, Acadia Hospital
Bangor
5
Susan Henderson
RN
Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, St. Joseph's College
South Portland
4
Rebecca Martins
Consumer/ Employee w/ Commercial Coverage
Patient Advocate
Warren
5
James Case
Consumer/ Organized Labor
McTeague, Higbee, Case, Cohen Whitney & Toker
Topsham
5
Lisa Miller, MPH
Consumer/ Consumer health advocacy
Sr. Program Officer, The Bingham Program
Somerville
4
David White
Consumer/ Uninsured/Maine
Maine/Care
Consumer Advocate
Bar Harbor
3
Frank Johnson
Employer/State Employee Health Commission
Dir., State Employee Health Insurance
Augusta
4
VACANT
Employer/ Priv. Employer (>1000)
 
 
3
Peter Schultz
Employer/ Priv. Employer (<50)
Owner/President, Dirigo Stitching, Inc.
Rome
3
Jeffrey Holmstrom, DO
Health Plan Rep.
Med Dir University Health Care
Saco
5
VACANT
MaineCare
Med Dir, MaineCare
 
3
Elizabeth Mitchell
Employer/Private Employer (50-1000)
CEO, Maine Health Management Coalition
Portland
4


The Maine Quality Forum recognizes the value of the involvement of the Advisory Council, and appreciates their voluntary contribution to the Dirigo Health Reform effort.

Maine Quality Forum Advisory Council Provider Group

The Maine Quality Forum Advisory Council Provider group (PG) consists of health care providers who were nominated by their peers and selected by the MQF-AC to advise the MQF-AC from their professional perspectives. The PG is expected to represent the opinion and expertise of their peers and advocate from their professional perspective. The PG is particularly valuable in technology assessment when it falls into their individual areas of expertise.

Maine Quality Forum Provider Group

Chair, Dr. Philip Elkin, MD Blue Hills Memorial

Name Title/Organization
Philip Elkin, MD

Blue Hills Memorial Hospital

Robert Armstrong

Director of Rural Health & Long Term Care, Central Maine Medical Center

Ronald Bailyn, MD

Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Maine Medical Center

Bruce P. Bates, DO University of New England
Leslie Brancato, MSW

President/CEO, Community Counseling Center

Keith Burnham, RPh

Chief Pharmacist, Parkview Hospital

David Douglass, OD Eye Center Northeast
Jeffrey Dow, DMD Private Practice, Waterville
Holly Gartmayer, MBA, BSN Harrington Family Center
OPEN

NURSE EDUCATOR

Joel Johnson, RN

Director of Medical Management

Douglas Jorgensen, DO, CPC Founder, Manchester Osteopathic Healthcare
Patricia Thompson Leavitt, MS, FNP

Executive Director, Leavitt's Mill Health Center

Marc Malon, DC, FICC Private Practice, Biddeford
David Marks, PhD

Private Practice/Clinical Neuropsychology, Yarmouth

Shawn McGlew, PA-C Staff Physician Assistant
Karen Mosher, PhD Clinical Director
Christopher Pingitore, DPM Private Practice, Portland
Nancy Quick, PhD Assistant Professor, Dept of PT, UNE
Patricia Roy, RN, MSN

Director, Professional Quality Services, Central Maine Medical Center

Saundra Scott-Adams

Executive Director, Visiting Nurses of Aroostook

Stephen Sears, MD, MPH, FACP

Chief Medical Officer & Senior Vice President, Maine General Medical Center

Marie Vienneau, RN, BSN Chief Executive Officer, Millinocket Regional Hospital


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