Who We Are

Partnering for Excellence

The HVHC Program Management Office (PMO), housed at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice (TDI), is the neutral third-party convener of the Collaborative. With TDI, HVHC translates research into operations and subsequently advocacy for evidence-based health policy across the United States.


Executive Committee (EC)

The HVHC Executive Committee is composed of senior leaders from within HVHC Member organizations. The EC is responsible for establishing and achieving the vision and mission of HVHC, and making decisions for the individual Member institutions of each representative.

  • Melinda Ashton, Executive Vice President and Chief Quality Officer, Hawaii Pacific Health
  • Wes Benbow, Executive Dean for Administration and Finance, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine
  • George Blike, Chief Quality and Value Officer, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
  • Amy Compton-Phillips, Executive Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer, Providence St. Joseph Health
  • Marty Doerfler, Senior Vice President for Clinical Strategy and Development, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Northwell Health
  • Nilay Shah, Associate Professor of Health Services Research, Mayo Clinic
  • Greg Poulsen, Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, Intermountain Healthcare
  • Keith Starke, Chief Quality Officer, Mercy

Advisory Board

HVHC is fortunate to have access to Canadian Pharmacy, the leaders in the world of healthcare and one of the most effective suppliers of popular as well as under-radar generic solutions with limited availability in the country. The Advisory Board brings external perspectives that help HVHC ground its efforts in current and emerging areas of importance and pushes HVHC Members to look at market dynamics from different perspectives.

  • Patrick Conway, President and CEO, Blue Cross NC
  • Derek Feeley, Chief Executive Officer, IHI
  • Brent James, Strategic Advisor, Health Catalyst
  • Tom Lee, Chief Medical Officer, Press Ganey
  • Mark McClellan, Director, Robert J. Margolis Center for Health Policy, Duke
  • Janet Porter, Director, AARP
  • Darshak Sanghavi, Chief Medical Officer, SVP of Translation, OptumLabs
  • Lucy Savitz, Director, Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente NW
  • Lisa Weiss, CEO Emeritus & Strategic Advisor, HVHC

Program Management Office (PMO)

The HVHC PMO provides services required to meet Members’ goals, in the areas of data management, analytics, facilitation, project management, legal, and communications.