Meet Our BWPO Medical Management Care Redesign Leaders


Directors

Jessica Dudley, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization 
Vice President of Care Redesign, Brigham and Women’s Health Care

As Chief Medical Officer for the Brigham and Women’s Physician’s Organization (BWPO), Dr. Dudley is responsible for the strategic development and oversight of  physician led efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of clinical care. Dr. Dudley oversees the BWPO’s performance in risk contracts across commercial payers and as a Pioneer Accountable Care Organization with Medicare. As Vice President for Care Redesign for Brigham and Women’s HealthCare, Dr. Dudley is responsible for coordinating institutional and physician led efforts to develop population health management and care redesign programs that support the delivery of high value patient care with a focus on reducing overall medical trend and improving quality performance.

Dr. Dudley has been active in the development of education and training programs to support the development of physician leaders including a leadership program with Harvard Business School. Dr. Dudley developed a physician incubator program to increase front line physician engagement in identifying opportunities to redesign care to deliver improved outcomes and quality and reduce overall healthcare costs.

Previously, Dr. Dudley served as a Medical Director within the Partners HealthCare System addressing trend and quality performance across its Academic and Community hospital network.  Dr. Dudley also served as Medical Director for Partners Human Resources supporting the development and management of the pharmacy benefit for Partners employees and their dependents including contracting and on-going formulary management.

Dr. Dudley received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and medical degree from Harvard Medical School.  She completed her internship and residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, where she was a practicing primary care physician for 10 years. Dr. Dudley is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Executive Assistant: Theresa Wells

Rebecca Cunningham, MD

Associate Medical Director, Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization 

Rebecca Cunningham, MD, is a primary care physician at Brigham and Women’s hospital, where she practices internal medicine with a focus on women’s health, chronic disease management, and the care of underserved populations. Dr. Cunningham serves as the Medical Director for the Integrated Care Management Program (iCMP) at Brigham and Women’s Health Care, an initiative designed to improve quality of care while lowering costs for complex patients by providing an enhanced primary care team and multidisciplinary expertise. Dr. Cunningham also serves as a clinician educator, teaching Harvard medical students and directing the HMS Primary Care Clerkship. She obtained her medical degree at Harvard Medical School and completed her residency training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Administrative Assistant: Brechti Walker

 

Michael Healey, MD

Associate Medical Director, Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization
Chief Medical Information Officer, Outpatient Services, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Michael Healey, MD is Chief Medical Information Officer for Outpatient Services at the Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.  In this role, he is responsible for improving the quality, efficiency, and safety of care delivery through the effective use of the ambulatory electronic medical record and other technology.

Dr. Healey leads BWPO’s EHR Incentive Program efforts, and is the ambulatory physician lead for BWH’s Epic implementation.  He also leads BWPO’s utilization management initiatives, including high-cost imaging, specialty pharmaceuticals, and surgical procedures. 

Dr. Healey received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and his M.D. from Duke University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2002, and then joined the BWH faculty in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care. He practices primary care at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital.

Executive Assistant: Theresa Wells

Brandon Hehir, MBA

Director, Clinical Reporting & Analytics, Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization

Brandon Hehir, MBA, Director, joined the BWPO Medical Management team in April 2016. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Williams College in Williamstown, MA and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin, with a concentration in Information Management. He will be working on data analytics initiatives related to population health, evaluation management, and the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW). Brandon also manages the decision support team and the physician online reporting (POLR) system for the BWPO. 

Karl Laskowski, MD, MBA

Associate Medical Director, Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization

Karl Laskowski, MD, MBA, is Associate Medical Director at the Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization (BWPO) and Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In his leadership role at the Physicians Organization, Dr. Laskowski focuses on engaging clinicians in innovation, care redesign, and value improvement. Among other efforts, he created and continues to lead a grassroots incubator to support and evaluate local care redesign efforts (BCRISP), co-directs the BWPO process improvement training course, and leads efforts engaging in novel bundled contracting arrangements.

Dr. Laskowski is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine and Harvard Business School, and trained in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he continues to have an active clinical practice.

Executive Assistant: Theresa Wells

Adam Licurse, MD

Associate Medical Director, Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization
Associate Medical Director, Partners Population Health Management 

Adam Licurse, MD, is an assistant medical director at the Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization, and an associate medical director at Partners Population Health Management.  He practices primary care at the South Huntington primary care practice.

At BWH, he leads a number of population health and care redesign efforts, including the Brigham’s patient reported outcome measure (PROMs) program, and its ambulatory Telehealth efforts: E-Visits, Virtual Visits, and E-Consults.  In his Partners Population Health Management role, he directs the strategy and implementation of the group's multiple patient engagement and telehealth programs, including efforts in shared decision making, in-office and virtual patient education, online patient communities, remote monitoring, patient texting, and virtual patient self-management. 

He has published multiple articles about evidence-based clinical decision-making and financial ties to industry, teaches in BWH’s Clinical Process Improvement Program and the ambulatory curriculum of the BWH medical residency program, and has been an invited panelist and speaker at numerous national conferences on population health, telehealth, and patient engagement.

Adam completed residency training in Internal Medicine at BWH, and earned his MD and MHS at Yale School of Medicine where he graduated cum laude.  He graduated from Yale College.

Christin Price, MD

Associate Director, Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization
Program Administrative Director, Brigham Health Bridge Clinic

Associate Director for BWPO Medical Management; Program Administrative Director, Brigham Health Bridge Clinic
Christin Price, MD, is an Associate Director for the Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization Medical Management team and the Program Administrative Director for the new Brigham Health Bridge Clinic. Her work includes ensuring ambulatory specialty practices, ED and Inpatient providers and Care Coordination Teams are educated and prepared for the changes related to becoming a Medicaid Accountable Care Organization. This also involves building connections with other Massachusetts Medicaid ACOs to facilitate bidirectional care navigation of patients to their “home” organization ensuring continuity of care and access to care management resources. Dr. Price also is the Program Administrative Director of the Brigham Health Bridge Clinic, a new ambulatory clinic for patients with Substance Use Disorders which will be a vital component of the Brigham Medicaid ACO as well as for all patients who seek care at the Brigham and are seeking a path to recovery. With a multidisciplinary team, the Bridge Clinic provides medication, individual and group therapy, and connection to resources for patients with a substance use disorder. Dr. Price also co-leads Brigham Comprehensive Opioid Response and Education (BCORE) with her colleague Dr. Scott Weiner which facilitates safe appropriate opioid prescribing, treating opioid use disorder, and education and research focused on the current opioid crisis.

Dr. Price completed her medical training at Weill Cornell Medical College and Internal Medicine Primary Care internship and residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. After residency, she completed a fellowship in Infectious Disease with a clinical and research focus in HIV and hepatitis C through the combined Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital joint fellowship program.

Lisa Wichmann, RN, MS, ACM, NC-BC

Nursing Director, Ambulatory Care Coordination, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Lisa Wichmann, RN, MS, ACM, NC-BC, is the Nursing Director for Ambulatory Care Coordination at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, where she has worked since 2008.  A nurse leader for over twenty-five years, Lisa has experience case management, tertiary acute care, rehabilitation, the insurance industry, and post acute care.    

Mrs. Wichmann has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Salem State University and a Master of Science Degree in Health Services Administration from U-MA Lowell.  She is a member of the American Case Management Association and is an accredited case manager.  A board certified nurse coach from the International Nurse Coaching Association, Lisa has spoken about high risk ambulatory care coordination locally and nationally.   

Managers

Elizabeth Cullen, MS

Senior Project Manager, Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization

Elizabeth Cullen, MS, is the Senior Project Manager for Care Redesign at the Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization (BWPO), where she is responsible for implementing innovative Population Health Management pilot programs.  Her interests include improving transitions of care, and in engaging physicians in clinical care redesign.  Prior to joining the BWPO, Elizabeth led a team of research associates in cardiovascular clinical research.  She received a Masters of Science in Health Systems Management from Rush University, and a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Stonehill College.

Daniel Kavanaugh, MBA

Manager, Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization

Daniel Kavanaugh, MBA, Manager, joined the BWPO’s Medical Management Team in January 2015. Prior to joining the team, Daniel served as a Patient Services Administrator at Boston Children’s Hospital, and he received his Master of Business Administration at Suffolk University in Boston, MA. His responsibilities at the BWPO include management of government incentive programs, eCare electronic health record optimization efforts, and the Virtual Care program.

Jan Lamey, MS

Manager, Integrated Care Management Program, Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization 

Jan Lamey, MS, joined the Medical Management group in May 2012. Jan came to the Brigham in 2008 from Partners HealthCare and prior to joining the BWPO, Jan was a Lead Analyst in the Center for Clinical Excellence. Jan earned her Master’s degree from UMass Lowell in Health Management and Informatics in 2014.  As Program Manager for ICMP, Jan’s focus is on supporting a distributed interdisciplinary clinical team of over 30 FTEs in achieving program goals, including assessment and adaptation of program design, collection and measurement of clinical performance data, and engagement of program staff in development and testing of multiple pilot programs. More recently Jan has also been involved in the development and management of the Brigham Care Transitions Program.  

Administrative Assistant: Brechti Walker 

Project Managers, Coordinators, Assistants, & Analysts

La’Toya Bartlett

Project Coordinator, Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization

La’Toya Bartlett is a project coordinator for the Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization working primarily on the referral management team focusing on eConsult (curbsides) as well as electronic referrals in our current new electronic system (EPIC) as well as our legacy program. She joined the BWPO in 2013 and has worked on multiple projects including our legacy population health tool (TopCare) which was used in primary care. She received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Winston Salem State University.

Channel De Leon, PharmD, CGP

Pharmacist, Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization

Channel De Leon, PharmD, CGP, is a Senior Pharmacist for the Integrated Care Management Program (iCMP). She joined the BWPO in 2013 and is responsible for enhancing transitions of care and medication management for high-risk, complex patients. Channel is a board certified geriatric pharmacist and earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from Drake University in Des Moines, IA. She completed her pharmacy practice residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Providence, RI and holds adjunct faculty appointments at MCPHS and Northeastern University.

 

Emily Fay, MS

Project Coordinator, Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization

Emily Fay, MS, is the Care Transitions Project Coordinator at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Emily’s responsibilities focus on the transition of care from BWH inpatient into a post-acute facility to monitor progress and reduce preventable readmissions. Previously, Emily attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree, Emily went on to Salve Regina University in Newport, RI and graduated with a Masters in Healthcare Administration and Management.

 

Joy Gulla

Data Analyst, Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization

Joy Gulla is a BWPO Data Analyst. She joined BWPO in September 2015. Prior to joining the team, she worked at the Division of General Internal Medicine at BWH on a variety of quality and medical informatics research projects. In her role with the BWPO, she is focusing on iCMP, as well as monitoring internal and external quality performance metrics and additional quality improvement initiatives. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Boston College, and is currently completing her MPH in Epidemiology at Boston University.

 

Margo Hughes

Margo Hughes, Project Assistant, joined the BWPO’S Medical Management Team in February 2018. In this role, she supports various virtual care programs. Margo earned her Bachelors from Bridgewater State University with a major in Communications. During her time at Bridgewater State University, Margo led a student club that helped fight food insecurity that many college students face. Margo also did an internship in the OB/GYN department at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Katherine McLaughlin

Project Manager, Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization

Katherine McLaughlin is the Project Manager for the Integrated Care Management (iCMP) program with the BWPO’s Medical Management team. She supports over 50 staff members of the iCMP program with day to day program operations, troubleshooting and quality reporting. Katherine also works directly on the iCMP Pharmacy Team in assisting with cost and access barriers for medication of high risk patients. Katherine has been working in healthcare for 17 years with extensive experience in retail pharmacy and outpatient hospital pharmacy. She joined iCMP in June of 2013 and has been with Brigham and Woman’s hospital since 2006

 

Arjun Rangarajan, MBBS, MPH
Progect Manager II, Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization

Arjun Rangarajan, MBBS, MPH, is a Project Manager with the BWPO, working on Population Health Management projects with a focus on palliative care. Arjun is originally from Chennai, India, where he completed his clinical training (MBBS) at Sri Ramachandra Medical College; followed by a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Emory University. Prior to joining the BWPO, Arjun worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Doctors without Borders (MSF) on vaccine affordability, accessibility and financing. His experiences span community based clinical care delivery, public health policy and advocacy, and global health program planning and implementation. In his current role Arjun supports the SAGE program (Speaking about Goals and Expectations), and the Integrated Care Management Program’s (iCMP) Serious Illness Care initiatives, both of which aim to enable delivery of care that is in concordance with patients goals and wishes. Arjun is passionate about building sustainable, public health informed care delivery programs for vulnerable populations across the healthcare continuum
Matthew Raspanti

Project Assistant, Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization

Matt Raspanti is a Project Assistant on the Medical Management Team. Matt received his Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Sciences from the University of Connecticut in 2011. Since joining the BWPO in May 2014, he has served various roles. Matt provides data and administrative support for the Meaningful Use, provider incentive program. He is also a member of the Telehealth team, where he coordinates with multiple programs. His responsibilities consist of overseeing the administrative workflow, performing trainings, and ensuring implementation of the institution’s videoconferencing platform across departments for improved patient care.

 

Alexandra Sturchio

Project Coordinator, Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization 

Alexandra Sturchio is a Project Coordinator for the BWPO Medical Management team. In this role, she supports programs focused on clinical care redesign and physician engagement. Alexandra works on Physician Wellness, Medicaid ACO, Brigham Leadership Program, Physician Recognition Dinner/Annual Gala, Brigham Care Redesign Incubator and Startup Program (BCRISP), and Internal/External Team Communications. Prior to joining the BWPO in 2015, Alexandra received her Bachelors from Framingham State University. Alexandra is currently working towards a Master of Science in Healthcare Management from University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Dale Ziobro

Project Manager II , Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization

Dale Ziobro is a Project Manager II on the Medical Management Team at Brigham and Women’s Physician Organization. She works on a variety of projects in the Patient Engagement and Integrated Care Management Programs. Before joining Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dale was a Business Analyst at Azara Healthcare, where she analyzed large community health population data sets and reports to drive efficiency and performance improvement. Additionally, she has worked at Dana Farber Cancer Institute where she conducted therapeutic cancer research in the Bradner Lab and at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where she conducted qualitative HIV studies in the Infectious Disease Department. Dale received her undergraduate degree from Denison University and completed a Public Health Practicum internationally while studying in Kimana, Kenya.

 

Assistants

Brechti Walker

Administrative Assistant II, Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization

Brechti Joined the BWPO and the Integrated Care Management Program in November of 2015. Brechti was an Administrative Assistant at Great Hill Dental Partners prior to joining the iCMP Team and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications at Pine Manor College. As an Administrative Assistant to iCMP team, Brechti has been able support the needs of the integrated clinical team and help with the coordination of many meetings and events.

 

Theresa Wells

Executive Assistant, Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization

Theresa Wells is an Executive Assistant for the BWPO Medical Management team. Theresa provides assistance primarily to the CMO and two Associate Medical Directors on our team. She manages complex calendars, processes expense triages, as well as providing guidance and resources for the department. Theresa has been at BWH since 2010 and comes from the department of primary care where she also served as an Executive Assistant. Theresa received her BA in Human Services in 2005 from Springfield College. Theresa developed a strong sense of devotion working in Boston Public Schools for 10 years as Administrative Assistant/Community Field Coordinator. This experience gave her a deep appreciation for how to seek to improve the quality of work/life.

 

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