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Manager, Data Analytics, DataGen

Alyssa Dahl began working in healthcare quality and payment policy over five years ago as the DataGen Group, a subsidiary of HANYS, expanded its analytic support to hospitals and health systems for healthcare reform. Ms. Dahl conducts research and develops analyses around emerging payment models, comparative efficiency, and market patterns, and is well versed in measures of quality for institutional healthcare providers. Specifically, she co-developed the program evaluation process for New York hospitals participating in CMS’ Partnership for Patients program, has modeled episodes of care and performance benchmarks for post-acute care providers, and currently provides performance monitoring for 18 practices participating in CMS’ Oncology Care Model. Before joining DataGen, Ms. Dahl interned at the New York State Department of Health in the Office of Health Systems Management on Certificate of Need redesign and in the Legal Affairs Division on plaintiff enrollment into the Medical Indemnity Fund. Ms. Dahl received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Loyola University Maryland and her Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from the State University of New York at Albany where she is also currently pursuing a PhD.

Erica Dawson, PhD


Director, Nancy and Bob Selander Engineering Leadership Program, Cornell University

Dr. Erica Dawson is a teacher, researcher, executive coach, and Director of Leadership Programs at the Cornell University College of Engineering. Previously she was Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations at the Yale School of Management, where she taught her popular leadership and negotiation courses. She has coached leaders in executive education programs at Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Wharton School of Business, Cornell University, and the University of California-San Diego. Dr. Dawson has a distinguished record of entrepreneurial leadership in education. In 2012 she helped to create the U.S.-Israel Center for Innovation and Economic Sustainability at the University of California-San Diego, serving as its founding Executive Director through 2013. In 2010 she co-founded The Program on Organizational Ethics at MIT’s Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values. In her current role, she directs a leadership development program for Cornell’s engineering student community, integrating leadership and teamwork skills into a modern engineering education. Dr. Dawson’s research focuses on motivated reasoning, or the ways in which people’s decision-making may be biased by their desires for one conclusion or course of action over another. She has examined these processes in the contexts of health decision-making, reasoning about climate change, project planning, and executive decision-making. She has worked extensively with groups as diverse as German engineers, Tibetan monks, female scientists, and American sixth graders. Dr. Dawson earned a Doctorate in Social Psychology from Cornell University in 2004. She studied as an executive coach and co-active leader through the Coaches Training Institute.

Sarah Duvall, MPH


Director, Quality Advocacy, Research, and Innovation, Healthcare Association of New York State

Sarah DuVall has worked in healthcare and public health for more than 15 years. In her current position, she supports HANYS’ quality initiatives and leads infection control and antibiotic stewardship efforts. Before joining HANYS, she led infection control and prevention efforts as a county epidemiologist and was a research scientist focused on immunization and vaccine-preventable diseases at the New York State Department of Health. She has also been published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice and has presented work nationally. Ms. DuVall has a wide array of experience in healthcare; from her beginning as a certified nurse’s aide, to working in laboratories, epidemiology, and public health and healthcare policy. She holds a Master of Public Health degree with a focus in biomedical science from the State University of New York School of Public Health.

Jeffrey Gold


Senior Vice President and Special Counsel, Managed Care and Insurance, Healthcare Association of New York State

Jeffrey Gold works with the payer community, state and federal regulators, and New York State government to address provider issues and has drafted, negotiated, and helped secure major packages of managed care reform legislation that impact external appeals, administrative denials, claims processing, and payer practices. He has designed HANYS’ highly regarded Strategies, Weapons, and Tactics programs (SWAT) and coaches hospitals on denials management and contract negotiation strategies. Before joining HANYS in 2000, Mr. Gold was Special Counsel for Health Care to the New York State Attorney General. Mr. Gold served four Attorneys General in New York and was the founding Bureau Chief of New York’s Health Care Bureau in 1997. Mr. Gold joined the Attorney General’s office in 1987 and developed his managed care background as a result of overseeing units of the Attorney General’s office at Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, New York, Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, and the State University of New York Medical Centers in Brooklyn, Syracuse, and Stony Brook. Before 1987, he worked at two private law firms in New York City, with a focus on civil litigation. Mr. Gold has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School. He is a frequent lecturer at Bar Association meetings and healthcare conferences, and has published numerous articles.

Steven I. Goldstein


Vice President, University of Rochester Medical Center;
President and Chief Executive Officer, Strong Memorial and Highland Hospitals; and President, Long Term Care, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York

Mr. Goldstein is Vice President for the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), President and Chief Executive Officer for Strong Memorial Hospital and Highland Hospital in Rochester, New York, and President for Long Term Care for URMC. Mr. Goldstein was recently appointed to a three-year term to the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and the ACGME Board Executive Committee. He recently completed a three-year term on the American Hospital Association (AHA) Board of Directors and currently serves on the AHA Committee on Clinical Leadership. During his term on the AHA Board, he served as chairman of the AHA Regional Policy Board 2 and was the Board Liaison to the Section for Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation, as well as serving as a member of the AHA Committee on Research and the AHA Committee on Health Reform. He is a past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of HANYS. He has served on numerous other boards of directors and committees, including Highland Hospital of Rochester, University of Rochester Medical Center, UR Medicine Home Care, and Pandion Optimization Alliance. He holds a joint appointment as Professor in Public Health Sciences for the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Professor of Clinical Nursing for the University of Rochester School of Nursing. Before joining URMC, Mr. Goldstein served as President of Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, New York; Acting President of The Children’s Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio; Assistant Administrator of the University of Nebraska Hospitals and Clinics; and Administrator of the Nebraska Psychiatric Institute, Omaha. Mr. Goldstein is a Diplomate of the American College of Healthcare Executives and received his Master’s degree from the St. Louis University Graduate School of Hospital and Health Care Administration. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Utica College of Syracuse University.

John Huppertz


Associate Professor, Clarkson University Capital Region Campus, Schenectady, New York

Dr. John Huppertz is Associate Professor and Chair of the Master of Business Administration Program in Healthcare Management at the Capital Region Campus of Clarkson University. Before joining Clarkson, Dr. Huppertz was Managing Partner, Marketing and Research Services, at Eric Mower and Associates, where he conducted marketing research and served as a strategic marketing consultant for clients in a variety of industries. His research interests focus on customer satisfaction, patient experience, marketing effectiveness, healthcare advertising, and the impact of social media in healthcare. His research has been published in leading marketing and healthcare journals including Health Services Research, Journal of Healthcare Management, Journal of Marketing Research, and Journal of Retailing. Dr. Huppertz is also visiting professor of healthcare marketing at IESEG School of Management at Lille Catholic University in Paris and Lille, France. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati, and his Doctorate from Syracuse University.

Vrinda Kadiyali, Ph.D.


Dean for Academic Affairs, Nicholas H. Noyes Professor of Management; and Professor of Marketing and Economics, The Johnson School, Cornell University

Professor Kadiyali’s research focuses on firms’ competitive strategies. She uses econometric models of game theory to study how firms compete with their rivals and their channel partners. She has been published in leading marketing and economics journals, including Marketing Science, Management Science, Rand Journal of Economics, and Journal of Econometrics. She is also on the editorial board of Marketing Science, Journal of Marketing Research, and Quantitative Marketing and Economics, and has refereed for the journals of the National Science Foundation and the American Marketing Association. Dr. Kadiyali teaches The Johnson School’s Strategy Core. Previously, she taught courses on Internet marketing, distribution channels, and marketing models. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi, India; her Master of Arts degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, Delhi, India; and her Doctorate in Economics from Northwestern University.

Kevin Krawiecki


Vice President, Fiscal Policy, Healthcare Association of New York State

Kevin Krawiecki leads HANYS’ fiscal policy and data informatics division. He has compiled more than 15 years of Medicare and Medicaid fiscal policy experience during his tenure with HANYS, serving in various capacities including data analyst and data product director for both HANYS and its analytic subsidiary DataGen, and Associate Director of Federal Relations in HANYS’ Washington, D.C. office during the development and implementation of the Affordable Care Act. In his current capacity, Mr. Krawiecki’s focus is on the development of rational fiscal policy at both the state and federal levels. Mr. Krawiecki received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Oswego.

Elizabeth A. Mannix, Ph.D.


Associate Dean for Executive Education, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Management; and Professor of Management and Organizations, The Johnson School, Cornell University

Professor Mannix’s research and teaching activities cover topics including leading organizational change, power and influence, leadership, diversity, and effective team performance. Dr. Mannix’s recent research focuses on the effectiveness of different influence strategies in diverse teams. Before joining the faculty at Cornell, she was a faculty member at Columbia Business School and at the University of Chicago. She was a visiting professor in the Master of Business Administration program at the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. She is also the winner of two Center for International Business Education grants to compare the types of strategies used by Japanese, Chinese, and U.S. negotiators. Her research has appeared in numerous journals. She is the co-editor of the book series, Research on Managing Groups and Teams, now in its tenth volume. Dr. Mannix was a recent Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Review and serves on the editorial boards of Administrative Science Quarterly and Organization Science. Her consulting and executive education reaches major corporations in the United States, Europe, and Asia on topics such as leadership, organizational change, negotiation, and the effective use of power and influence. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois, and her Doctorate in Social and Organizational Psychology from the University of Chicago.

Risa M. Mish


Professor of Practice Management, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University

Risa Mish teaches courses in team leadership and critical and strategic thinking, in addition to serving as Faculty Director of the Johnson Leadership Fellows program. At Johnson, she has been the winner of the Apple Teaching Award, Stephen Russell Family Teaching Award, and Globe Award for Teaching Excellence. Ms. Mish also runs a management consulting and training practice, providing strategic advice and training to senior executives and human resources teams on a wide range of human capital issues, including effective team leadership; leading organizational culture change; critical thinking and problem solving; persuasion and influence; employee recruitment, motivation, and retention; employee assessment, coaching, and performance management; resolving employee and team conflicts; and minimizing employment litigation risk. Before returning to Cornell, Ms. Mish was a partner in the New York City law firm of Collazo Carling & Mish LLP, where she represented management clients on a wide range of labor and employment law matters. Before that, she was a labor and employment law associate with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York City, where she represented Fortune 500 clients in the financial services, consumer products, and manufacturing industries. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and state and federal courts in New York and Massachusetts. Ms. Mish earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor degree from Cornell Law School.

Joseph Moscola


Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer, Northwell Health, New Hyde Park, New York

Before his current position leading human resources, Joseph Moscola held positions throughout Northwell Health, most recently as Senior Vice President and Executive Director of Ambulatory Operations. In that role, he led ambulatory services, working with the clinical and administrative service line leadership, Northwell Health Physician Partners leadership, and the health system’s Clinical Joint Ventures. During his tenure, Mr. Moscola helped Northwell Health Physician Partners achieve a “silver level of distinction” from the Regional Baldrige Performance Excellence Committee. He has also been responsible for leading efforts to successfully integrate several clinical joint ventures, expanding Northwell Health’s ambulatory footprint. He began his career as a physician assistant in cardiothoracic surgery, and then transitioned to an administrative career, serving as Administrative Director for Neuroscience at Southside Hospital, and then Senior Administrative Director of Neurology and Neurosurgery at North Shore University Hospital at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Previously, he directed the health system’s operations, where he helped plan and implement strategic programs across the organization. Mr. Moscola is an adjunct professor at Saint Joseph College teaching healthcare management and currently serves on Berkeley College’s Long Island Youth Summit Steering Committee. Mr. Moscola received a Bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University, a Master of Business Administration degree from Adelphi University; a physician assistant certificate from Catholic Medical Centers-Bayley Seton Campus, Staten Island, and is a graduated Fellow of the Health Management Academy. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for both Farmingdale College and Nassau Community College.

Sean Nicholson, Ph.D.


Professor of Policy Analysis and Management, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University

Dr. Sean Nicholson is a professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management (PAM) at Cornell University and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is currently conducting research in three areas: the value of new medical technology, the extent and benefits of physician specialization, and the causes and consequences of geographical variation in medical spending. Before joining PAM in 2004, Dr. Nicholson was a faculty member in the Health Care Systems Department at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He worked for four years as a management consultant and taught high school for two years before enrolling in graduate school. He received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in 1986 and a Doctorate degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997.

Nancy Pratt, R.N., M.S.N.


Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Clinical Effectiveness, Airstrip, San Antonio, Texas

A healthcare veteran with a proven record of success in driving effective information strategies and operational improvement over many years, Nancy Pratt is now spearheading the next generation of innovation at AirStrip. Ms. Pratt is committed to delivering the level of clinical effectiveness required in the Affordable Care Act world while executing the AirStrip value proposition: transforming healthcare through mobility and interoperability, and optimizing operational effectiveness both internally and with clients. An American Society of Quality Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Ms. Pratt served most recently as Senior Vice President, Chief Quality and Safety Officer at St. Joseph Health, Irvine, California. She previously spent ten years as Senior Vice President, Clinical Effectiveness of Sharp HealthCare in San Diego and led the initiative that resulted in Sharp HealthCare receiving the 2007 National Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award. In both positions, she served on the steering committees responsible for strategic information technology decisions. Before that, she served as Vice President of Clinical Services at CliniComp, Intl., where she supervised product design, implementation, training, testing, and quality including technical documentation of newly developed software applications and enhancements. An experienced manager in cardiovascular care and trauma, she spent more than 20 years as a critical care nurse in a variety of settings. A retired U.S. Naval Reserve Lieutenant Commander, Ms. Pratt began her career in the Nurse Corps and led clinical programs and operations at the Medical University of South Carolina and Sentara Health Care.

Kathleen Rauch, R.N., M.S.H.Q.S., B.S.N., C.P.H.Q.


Senior Director, Quality Advocacy, Research, and Innovation, Healthcare Association of New York State

Kathy Rauch has more than ten years of experience in healthcare quality, patient safety, and regulatory and accreditation compliance. While working in the acute care setting, she led initiatives such as adoption of the Just Culture methodology, achieving zero preventable harm, and the implementation of pay-for-performance improvement strategies. Ms. Rauch has been published in the Journal of Healthcare Quality and has served as a presenter at regional conferences where she shared readmission reduction strategies. As a Director of Quality and Research Initiatives, she assists in the formulation of advocacy and education strategies for HANYS’ quality agenda; collaborates with HANYS’ members and advocates on their behalf with regulators and policymakers; and develops information, education/collaboratives, and other member resources. Ms. Rauch holds a Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Safety from Thomas Jefferson University.

William F. Streck, M.D.


Chief Medical and Health Systems Innovation Officer, Healthcare Association of New York State

Dr. William Streck’s activities encompass emerging models of care, insurance initiatives, strategic planning for organizations, and physician management and leadership. In addition, he works with HANYS’ businesses to evaluate, develop, and execute new data-driven products and services that guide members’ efforts to execute value-based payment models and population health initiatives. Before joining HANYS in December 2014, Dr. Streck served for 30 years as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bassett Healthcare Network, comprised of an employed physician group and a regional network of hospitals in a vertically-integrated healthcare system with academic, teaching, and research missions. He holds emeritus positions at Columbia University Medical Center and Bassett.