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
Benjamin Shaffer, MPA, Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Thomas Bledsoe, MD, FACP, Brown Physicians, Inc. (President)
Al Charbonneau, Rhode Island Business Group on Health (Treasurer)
Elizabeth Lange, MD, FAAP, Coastal Medical / Waterman Pediatrics (Secretary)

Health Plan Representatives
Claire Levesque, MD, Tufts Health Plan
Interim – Barry Fabius, MD; CMD, FACP, & Ana Stankovic, MD, FASN, UnitedHealthcare
Christopher Ottiano, MD, Neighborhood Health Plan of RI
Matthew J. Collins, MD, MBA, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of RI

Provider Representatives
Noah Benedict, MHL, RI Primary Care Physician Corp.
Michelle Anvar, MD, Brown Physicians, Inc.
Hugo Yamada, MD, Charter Care Medical Associates
David  Bourassa, MD, Thundermist Health Center (FQHC)
Sarah Fessler, MD, East Bay Community Action Program (FQHC)
Deborah O’Brien, BS, RN, MPA, The Providence Center (IBH)
Patricia Flanagan, MD, FAAP, Hasbro Children’s Hospital (Pediatrics)

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 G., Retired Healthcare Administrator

Patient Advocate
Deborah Masland, RI Parent Information Network  

Employer Representative
Margaret Wingate, Lifespan Corporation

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.