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Senior Leadership

David Lansky, Ph.D.David Lansky, Ph.D.

President & Chief Executive Officer

David Lansky, PhD, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) and directs its efforts to improve the affordability and availability of high quality health care.

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Arnie Milstein, MDArnie Milstein

Medical Director

Arnie Milstein is the Medical Director at PBGH and the National Health Care Thought Leader at William Mercer. His work focuses on improving managed care programs for large purchasers and government.

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Bill KramerBill Kramer

Executive Director of National Policy

Bill Kramer is Executive Director of National Policy for the Pacific Business Group on Health. In this role he leads the organization’s work in Washington, DC, helping to ensure health care reform is implemented in ways that improve health care quality and reduce costs.

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Leesa ToriLeesa Tori

Senior Director of Strategy and Program Operations

Leesa Tori is PBGH’s Senior Director of Strategy and Program Operations, working closely with the PBGH leadership team on strategic planning and new opportunities that will assist PBGH in serving its membership and mission.

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Diane StewartDiane Stewart

Senior Director

Diane Stewart, Senior Director, joined PBGH in January 2001. Ms. Stewart directs PBGH’s health care improvement initiative - California Quality Collaborative - a statewide collaborative program to re-engineer care in the outpatient setting in partnership with health plans, medical groups and employers.

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Ted von GlahnTed von Glahn

Senior Director

Ted von Glahn is a Senior Director and oversees PBGH's efforts to collect, score and use health plan and provider performance information through the California Physician Performance Initiative.

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Kate ChenokKate Chenok


Kate Eresian Chenok is a Director at Pacific Business Group on Health. She currently leads several initiatives that cross functional areas at PBGH and focus on delivery system reform and payment redesign.

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Emma HooEmma Hoo


Emma Hoo is Director at the Pacific Business Group on Health. She manages joint purchasing initiatives for California HMO services, retiree coverage and PBM services.

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jennifer-eames-huffJennifer Eames Huff

Jennifer Eames Huff is Deputy Director for the Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project. The Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project is a group of leading employer, consumer, and labor organizations improving health care quality and affordability by advancing public reporting of provider performance information so it can be used for improvement, consumer choice, and payment.

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David S. P. Hopkins, PhDDavid Hopkins

Senior Advisor

David S. P. Hopkins is a Senior Advisor at the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH).  Hopkins is also affiliated with the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research and the Center for Health Policy at Stanford University Medical School.

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Staff (alphabetical by LAST name)

Kristy Alvarez, Manager

Christine Chen, Policy Analyst

Michael Chung, Contract CIO

Tish Cortez, Receptionist

Maria Aileen de Leon, Accounting Manager

Shannon Disney, Project Manager

Rachel Dupre Brodie, Senior Manager

Julie France, Senior Manager

Chris Forbes, Accountant

Giovanna Giuliani, Senior Manager

Amanda Goltz, Senior Manager

Nicole Kohleriter, Senior Communications Officer

Randy Lee, Senior Manager

Violeta Pantaleon, Executive Assistant

Charles Quaid, Director of Finance and Operations

Rosie Santiago, Accounting Assisant

Pete Sikora, Analyst

Lauren Vela, Executive Director, Silicon Valley Employers Forum

Lydia Walker, IT Coordinator


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