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IHA relies on our committees to help shape our programs and drive our success as an organization. These groups give our members a voice on vital issues that impact our work and the future of healthcare. Made up of leaders from across the healthcare industry, they meet throughout the year to have discussions, tackle problems, and make decisions about our AMP programs, Symphony Provider Directory, and other IHA initiatives.

Program Governance Committee

The Program Governance Committee oversees the strategy and direction for all of IHA’s programs. This multi-stakeholder group also helps us monitor the integrity of our programs—making sure they are financially viable and benefit the industry as a whole.

Chair: Andrea Snyder, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group

Cathy Hughes: Aetna
Aliza Arjoyan: Blue Shield of California
Kenneth Phenow, MD: Cigna
S. Monica Soni, MD: Covered California
Khanh Nguyen: Cozeva
Erik Korolev: Health Net
Pam Laesch, MD: Hill Physicians Medical Group
Genia Fick: IEHP
Jeff Rideout, MD: IHA
Paul Keller: LA Care (DGC Chair)
Edward Yu, MD: Sutter Palo Alto Medical Foundation  (TMC Chair)
Cheryl Damberg, PhD: RAND
Anil Keswani, MD: Scripps Health (TPC Chair)
Cary Shames, DO: Sharp Health Plan
Irene Chen, MD: The Permanente Medical Group
Jacqueline Simpson: UnitedHealthcare
Khuram Arif, MD: Western Health Advantage

Technical Measurement Committee

The Technical Measurement Committee (TMC) advises the Governance Committee on technical issues related to performance measurement in our AMP program. The group brings together technical experts from across the industry and the state of California who help guide measure set development.

Chair: Edward Yu, MD: Sutter Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Pegah Mehdizadeh, DO: Aetna
Bihu Sandhir, MD: AltaMed
Tory Robinson: Blue Shield of California
Alyson Spencer: Blue Shield Promise Health Plan
Kenneth Phenow, MD: Cigna
Swati Awsare, MD: Elevance Health (Anthem)
Eric Garthwaite: Health Net
Sara Frampton: Kaiser Permanente Health Plan
Marnie Baker, MD: MemorialCare Medical Group
Ralph Vogel, PhD: Permanente Medical Group
Alice Gunderson: PFCCpartners’ Patient Advisor Network
Ting Pun: PFCCpartners’ Patient Advisor Network
Sherilyn Wheaton, MD: Primary Medical
Rachel Brodie: Purchaser Business Group on Health
Peter Robertson: Purchaser Business Group on Health / California Quality Collaborative
Cheryl Damberg, PhD: RAND
Andy Dang, MD: Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group
Kristina Petsas, MD: UnitedHealthcare

Technical Payment Committee

The Technical Payment Committee (TPC) advises the Governance Committee on technical issues related to incentive payment design for IHA’s AMP program. It brings together technical experts from across the industry and the state of California to help develop our value-based incentive design.

Chair: Anil Keswani, MD: Scripps Health
Preeti Tahiliani: Aetna
Angela Chen: Blue Shield of California
Taylor Ballou: Blue Shield Promise Health Plan
Caroline Goldzweig, MD: Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation
Stacie Plunkett: Cigna Healthcare
Zhongchen Ma: Elevance Health (Anthem)
Jim Orchison: Health Net
Julie Kuo, PhD: Hill Physicians Medical Group
Michelle Abhasakun: Kaiser Permanente Health Plan
Linda Deaktor: MedPOINT Management
Dorsa Barzin: Meritage Medical Network
Rebecca Spahr: Optum California
Andres Aguirre: Sharp Health Plan
David Seidenwurm, MD: Sutter Medical Group
Pradhita Maddireddy: UnitedHealthcare

Data Governance Committee

The Data Governance Committee advises the Governance Committee on data policies, data quality, and application of regulatory compliance. The initial focus of the DGC will primarily be on the Symphony Provider Directory. The DGC brings together experts from Symphony health plans and provider organizations representing industry stakeholders across California.

Chair: Paul Keller: L.A. Care Health Plan

Julie Milardo: Aetna
Craig Lucero: Blue Shield of California
Daniel Felipe: Cedars-Sinai
Ivanna Korovyanko: Covered California
Lorena Cardenas: Elevance Health (Anthem)
Kristina Rodriguez: Health Net
Pamela Dennis: Hill Physicians Medical Group
Pauny Rezai: Kaiser Permanente Health Plan
Quincy Roberts: MedPOINT Management
Angela Arredondo: MemorialCare
Tami O’Brien: Optum
Yolanda Hunt-Boes: Sharp Health Plan
Maria Liu: Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group
Jennifer Clark: Stanford Health Care
Keith Koszuta: UnitedHealthcare