Board of Directors

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The Board of Directors is responsible for setting the strategic direction and providing overall governance of our Collaborative.

Members of the CTC Board of Directors meet in 2015

Marie Ganim, PhD, Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner
Patrick Tigue, MPP, Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Thomas Bledsoe, MD, University Medicine (President)
Al Charbonneau, Rhode Island Business Group on Health (Treasurer)

Health Plan Representatives
Neal Galinko, MD, UnitedHealthcare
Matthew Collins, MD, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of RI
Claire Levesque, MD, Tufts Health Plan
Christopherr Ottiano, MD, Neighborhood Health Plan of RI

Hospital Representatives
Lou Giancola, CEO, South County Hospital
Steven Lampert, MD, MBA, Lifespan

Provider Representatives
David Bourassa, MD, Thundermist Health Center
Patricia Flanagan, MD, FAAP, Hasbro Children’s Hospital
Elizabeth Lange, MD, FAAP, Lifespan
Albert Puerini, MD, RI Primary Care Physician Corp.
Christine Hansen, Prospect Medical Systems
Solmaz Behtash, DO, Holistic Family Medicine
Sarah Fessler, MD, East Bay Community Action Center
Jayne Daylor, RN, BS, MS, Ocean State Primary Care
Deborah O'Brien, BS, RN, MPA, The Providence Center

Employer Representative

At Large Representatives
Jeffrey Borkan, MD, PhD, Alpert Medical School, Brown University
G. Alan Kurose, MD, MBA, FACP, Coastal Medical

Patient Advocate
Deborah Masland, RI Parent Information Network


Our Mission

The mission of the Care Transformation Collaborative is to lead the transformation of primary care in Rhode Island in the context of an integrated health care system; and to improve the quality of care, the patient experience of care, the affordability of care, and the health of the populations we serve.