National Steering Committee Members

​Jeffrey Brady, MD, MPH*
Director, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Committee Co-Chair

Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS
Senior Fellow
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Committee Co-Chair

Paul Abramowitz, PharmD, FASHP
Chief Executive Officer
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Jay D. Bhatt, DO, MPH, MA, FACP
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
American Hospital Association
American Organization of Nurse Executives

Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE
President and CEO
American College of Healthcare Executives

Paul Epner, MBA
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine

Thomas Granatir
Senior Vice President, Policy and External Relations
American Board of Medical Specialties

Maryellen Guinan
Senior Policy Analyst, Quality and Safety Issues
America's Essential Hospitals

William Gunnar, MD*
Executive Director
VA National Center for Patient Safety

Helen Haskell, MA
Mothers Against Medical Error

Martin J. Hatlie, JD
President and CEO
Project Patient Care

Michael Hodgson, MD*
Chief Medical Officer
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Patrick Horine, MHA
Chief Executive Officer
DNV GL – Healthcare

Gary S. Kaplan, MD, FACMPE
IHI Lucian Leape Institute
Chair and CEO
Virginia Mason Health System

Steve Littlejohn
Patient/Family Representative

Ana Pujols McKee, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
The Joint Commission

Stephanie E. Mercado, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
National Association for Healthcare Quality

Stephen E. Muething, MD
Chief Quality Officer
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Strategic Advisor
Children's Hospitals' Solutions for Patient Safety

Jade Perdue*
Director, Division of Quality Improvement Innovations Model Testing
Quality Improvement Innovations Model Group
Center for Clinical Standards and Quality
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Cheryl Peterson, MSN, RN
Vice President, Nursing Programs
American Nurses Association
Nursing Alliance for Quality Care

Susan C. Reinhard, RN, PhD, FAAN
Senior Vice President and Director
AARP Public Policy Institute
Chief Strategist
Center to Champion Nursing in America

Arnol B. Simmons
Manager, Quality and Patient Safety Initiatives
Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

Judy Smetzer, BSN, RN
Vice President
Institute for Safe Medication Practices

Cynthia Smith, MD, FACP
Vice President, Clinical Programs
American College of Physicians

Ronni P. Solomon
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
ECRI Institute

Arjun Srinivasan, MD, FSHEA*
Captain, USPHS
Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scott K. Winiecki, MD*
Lead Medical Officer
Safe Use Initiative, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
US Food and Drug Administration

*Indicates Government Member