Health System Performance & Public Health

This committee is responsible for issues related to how health care services are delivered and how community health is promoted.  Areas of expertise include public health, preventive health, health disparities, care and disease management, health care workforce, quality and medical errors.

Christopher Atchison, MPA 
Director, State Hygienic Laboratory
Associate Dean for Public Health Practice, Health Management and Policy
College of Public Health
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA  

Vice Chair
Cheryl Roberts, JD 
Deputy of Program and Operations
Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services
Richmond, VA 


Johnnie “Chip” Allen, MPH
Health Equity Coordinator
Ohio Department of Health
Columbus, OH


Nancy Atkins, MSN, RNC, NP
Commissioner, Bureau for Medical Services
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
Charleston, WV


Denise Chuckovich
Deputy Director
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare


Chris Collins, MSW
Deputy Director
Office of Rural Health and Community Care
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Raleigh, NC

Laura Herrera, MD, MPH
Deputy Secretary for Public Health
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


Gail Hirsch, M.Ed
Director, Office of Community Health Workers
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Boston, MA


Laurie Jinkins, JD
Washington State House of Representatives
Seattle, WA

Joan Kapowich
Oregon Department of Administrative Services


David Kelley, MD, MPA
Chief Medical Officer
Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
Office of Medical Assistance Programs


Christopher A. Kus, MD, MPH
Associate Medical Director, Division of Family Health
New York State Department of Health


Mary McIntyre, MD, MPH
Assistant State Health Officer/Acting State Epidemeologist
Office of Disease Control and Prevention
Alabama Department of Public Health
Montgomery, AL


Jose Montero, MD, MHCDS
Division of Public Health Service
Concord, NH


Linette Scott, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Information Officer
California Department of Health Care Services
Sacramento, CA


Nan Streeter, MS, RN 
Director, Maternal and Child Health
Deputy Director, Division of Family Health and Preparedness
Utah Department of Health
Salt Lake City, UT

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