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-RI Board of Directors meet in 2015

Patrick Tigue, MPP, Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner
Benjamin Shaffer, MPA, Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Thomas Bledsoe, MD, FACP, Brown Physicians, Inc. (President)
Peter Hollmann, MD, Brown Physicians, Inc. (Vice President / President Elect)
Al Charbonneau, MPS, Rhode Island Business Group on Health (Treasurer)
Noah Benedict, MHL, RI Primary Care Physicians Corporation (Vice Treasurer)
Elizabeth Lange, MD, FAAP, Coastal Medical / Waterman Pediatrics (Secretary)

Institutional Members
Matthew J. Collins, MD, MBA, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of RI
Christopher Ottiano, MD, Neighborhood Health Plan of RI
Claire Levesque, MD, Tufts Health Plan
Barry Fabius, MD, CMD, FACP, UnitedHealthcare

Provider Representatives
Michelle Anvar, MD, Brown Physicians, Inc.
Hugo Yamada, MD, Charter Care Medical Associates
Sarah Fessler, MD, East Bay Community Action Program (FQHC)
Patricia Flanagan, MD, FAAP, Hasbro Children’s Hospital (Pediatrics)
John Minichiello, MBA, Integra Community Care Network
Rebecca Plonsky, LICSW, Integrated Healthcare Partners (IBH)
David  Bourassa, MD, Thundermist Health Center (FQHC)

Patient Advocate
Deborah Masland, RI Parent Information Network  

Employer Representative
Larry Warner, MPH, United Way of Rhode Island

Hospital Representatives
G. Alan Kurose, MD, Coastal Medical
Steven Lampert, MD, MBA, Lifespan Physician Group

At Large Representatives
Jeffrey Borkan, MD, PhD, Alpert Medical School, Brown University
Louis Giancola, Retired Healthcare Administrator

Our Mission

The mission of the Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island 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.