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Szanton 1.14.jpgMary Tinetti, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Public Health and is Chief of Geriatrics at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Tinetti is a leading expert in the area of falls and fall injury risk factors identification and prevention. Her current research focus is on clinical decision-making for older adults in the face of multiple health conditions, measuring the net benefit and harms of commonly used medications, and the importance of cross-disease universal health outcomes. She is leading a national effort to develop and test an approach to health care that realigns primary and specialty care to focus on the health priorities of older adults with multiple conditions. She also chairs a group of advisors helping large health systems be Age-Friendly. Dr. Tinetti's work is funded by the NIH and several foundations. She has published over 200 original peer reviewed articles. She has served on several national advisory committees and currently is a member of the Association of Geriatric Academic Programs Board of Directors. Dr. Tinetti has received numerous awards and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and is the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation fellowship.

Cleary_Fishman_Photo050117.jpgMarie Cleary-Fishman, BSN, MS, MBA, CPHQ, CPPS, CHCQM, currently holds the position of Vice President, Clinical Quality for the Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) an affiliate of the American Hospital Association (AHA). She has been with HRET since March of 2014 and currently manages the Population Health Practice area and a diverse portfolio of federally and privately funded projects. Marie has provided leadership in the following projects: Adapting and Implementing Patient Safety Practices in Ambulatory Care (AHRQ),Hospital Based research to Build a Culture of Health (RWJF), Patient Engagement in the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA - PCORI), HUDDLE for Care (The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation), the Strategic Innovation Engine (IMPAQ), Project ACHIEVE (University of Kentucky), Patient Safety in Ambulatory Settings (AHRQ), and has contributed in her role as team member to Conflict and Optimal Resolution (CANDOR - AHRQ), HEN 2.0 (CMS) in addition to several data oriented projects.

Previously with the Illinois Hospital Association (IHA) since 2010 as Vice President of Performance Improvement, Marie's position included responsibility for leading the state/national collaborative focused on decreasing Central Line Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI) and Catheter Related Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI).  Additionally, Marie led the Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) a partnership with HRET focused on reducing hospital acquired conditions by forty percent and readmissions by twenty percent.  Finally, Marie jointly led the Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety, a joint venture Patient Safety Organization (PSO).

Her background includes positions as a staff nurse, Nursing Education Instructor, Director of Quality Improvement Resources, Director of Medical Practice Development and Senior Vice President for Ambulatory and Home Health Services. 

Michelle Moccia.pngNurse Practitioner Michelle Moccia, DNP, ANP-BC, CCRN, is the program director of Michigan's first-ever Senior ER Center, which opened in July 2010 at St. Mary Mercy Hospital. Michelle has been a Registered Nurse (RN) since 1975 and a Critical Care Registered Nurse since 1983, shortly after earning the RN of the Year award at Annapolis Hospital in Wayne, Michigan. She has devoted more than three decades of her life to emergency room nursing, nurse training and the partnering with EMS agencies, community groups and senior care centers to promote the wellness and special care needs of seniors. Her passion for leadership and teaching others how to care for seniors and other emergency room patients has led to dozens of speaking engagements locally and nationally, as well as being published multiple times in national medical journals.

In 2013, Michelle earned the Distinguished Alumna of the Year Award from Eastern Michigan University Nursing College of Health and Human Services and the Excellence in Clinical Practice Award from the Great Lakes Chapter of Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association; Community Award (2014) National GAPNA.

Belinda Dokic.pngRegional South East Michigan Program Manger Belinda Dokic, MHA, is the Program Manager of South East Michigan Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and Clinically Integrated Network (CIN) at St. Mary Mercy Hospital, part of Trinity Health. She is a high-performing certified LEAN/ SIX SIGMA BLACK BELT with more than eight years of experience in quality, project management, and process improvement, and more than 12 years working in a variety of health care settings. In her current role, Ms. Dokic is the single point of accountability for delivering complex, cross-organizational, large scale projects and provides day-to-day management of CIN/ACO activities. She also serves as a liaison between clinician, practice managers and ACO/CIN management for over 20 practices. In her previous role as a Manager of Quality Department she directed and led performance improvement activities that provide more efficient and streamlined workflow in a hospital environment in collaboration with internal teams including Fall Prevention, Pressure Ulcers, Clinical Alarms, Code Blue, and Rapid Response. She graduated from University of Detroit Mercy with a Master's Degree in Health Service Administration.