New England CEPAC Advisory Board

The advisory board consists of state officials, private and public payers, physicians and consumers. The board advises on the process and products of New England CEPAC to ensure that New England CEPAC produces actionable results that will help policymakers and decision makers.

Ellen Andrews, PhD

Executive Director

CT Health Policy Project


Peggy Chou, MD

Medical Director, Practice Pattern Variation Department of Quality and Safety

Atrius Health


Mehul Dalal, MD, MSc, MHS

Chronic Disease Director, Community Health and Prevention Section

Connecticut Department of Public Health


Amy Dix

Policy Director, Children’s and Waiver Services

Office of MaineCare Services


Kenneth Duckworth, MD

Medical Director, Behavioral Health

Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts


Teresa Fama, MD


Central Vermont Medical Center

Dr. Teresa Fama is a practicing rheumatologist at Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) in Berlin, Vermont.  Dr. Fama was recently appointed to serve on the Clinical Advisory Board of OneCare Vermont, a statewide Medicare accountable care organization covering all of …

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Craig Haug, MD

Medical Director, Medicare Part B Policy

NHIC, Corp (Medicare Administrative Contractor)


Nancy Hogue, PharmD

Executive Director of Pharmacy Services

Department of Vermont Health Access


Thomas Isaac, MD, MBA, MPH

Medical Director, Practice Pattern Variation Department of Quality and Safety

Atrius Health


Matthew Katz, MS

Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer

Connecticut State Medical Society


Christine Lu, MSc, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Population Medicine

Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute


Debra Madden

Cancer Research Advocate

Patient Representative: FDA and ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group


Bill McQuade, D.Sc., MPH

Senior Health Policy Analyst

Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Office of Medicaid


Sandhya Rao, MD

Associate Medical Director, Quality Improvement

Mass General Physicians Organization


Amy Schwartz, MPH

Director, Health Care Cost Containment

University of New Hampshire


Thomas Simpatico, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Division of Public Psychiatry, The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont

Chairman and CEO, MHISSION Translational Systems, LLC


Patricia Toro, MD, MPH

Massachusetts Associate Medical Director

Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare


Robert W. Zavoski, MD, MPH

Medical Director

Connecticut Department of Social Services