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Francois de Brantes, MS, MBA
Executive Director

As Executive Director of HCI3, Mr. de Brantes is responsible for setting and implementing the strategy of the organization. This includes supervising the implementations of Bridges To Excellence and PROMETHEUS Payment pilots, leading the development of new programs, and designing incentive efforts for employers, health plans and provider organizations.

Previously, Mr. de Brantes was the Program Leader for various healthcare initiatives at GE Corporate Health Care Programs, responsible for developing the conceptual framework and the implementation of GE's Active Consumer strategy. Mr. de Brantes is a member of the NQF's Committee on Efficiency Measurement, the NCQA's Committee on Physician Performance, and AHRQ's HCUP Steering Committee.

Mr. de Brantes attended the University of Paris IX - Dauphine where he earned a MS in Economics and Finance. After completing his military service as a platoon leader in a Light Cavalry Regiment, he attended the Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College, where he graduated with an MBA.


Chad J. Brown, MPH, MBA
Program Implementation Leader, Southeast Region

Mr. Brown is responsible for the implementation of Bridges to Excellence and PROMETHEUS Payment programs in the Southeast. He has significant national experience in managing both healthcare and public health programs. Prior to joining Bridges to Excellence, Mr. Brown was the Director of Operations for the Leapfrog Group where he worked with health plans, managed the overall day-to-day operational activities, and spearheaded special projects and conferences. In addition, Mr. Brown has worked with philanthropic organizations, such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, other non-profit public health organizations, and government agencies dedicated to improving population health. Mr. Brown attended Xavier University in New Orleans and dual majored in Sociology and Business Administration. After receiving his bachelors, he continued his education by earning a Masters of Public Health from Emory University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of New Orleans.


Sarah Burstein, MPH
Program Implementation Leader, Mid-Atlantic Region

Ms. Burstein supports various emerging HCI3 regions by providing operational guidance, best practice consulting and interaction with key stakeholders in the management of program implementation. Ms. Burstein is responsible for managing and supporting intake and transmission of performance data, and acting as the primary liaison between HCI3's Recognition Data Exchange, performance assessment organizations, health plan administrators and consumer portal.

Previously, Ms. Burstein was the Compliance Analyst in the Office of Corporate Compliance at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where she worked on a diverse range of projects to effectively develop, implement and manage the hospital's Compliance and HIPAA programs. She also has previous experience in employer benefits as a Healthcare Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Ms. Burstein received her undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and earned her Masters Degree in Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy and Management from the State University of New York at Albany.


Jenna Costley
Program and Operational Support

Ms. Costley provides program and operational support for HCI3. Prior to her current role, Ms. Costley worked as Research Assistant to the Data Analysis Services and Health Information Technology Departments at Masspro. In her role she assisted with project management tasks and provided support for multiple projects in both departments.Ms. Costley received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Roger Williams University.


Jessica DiLorenzo
Program Manager, Northeast Region

Ms. DiLorenzo is responsible for the implementation of Bridges to Excellence and PROMETHEUS Payment programs in the northeast. With ten years experience in health care initiatives, Ms. DiLorenzo focuses on supporting HCI3 strategies, including managing HCI3 northeast grant projects, expanding BTE and PROMETHEUS Payment into new regions, providing customer support to health plans that use HCI3 programs, and supporting HCI3 operations. Prior to her current role with BTE, Ms. DiLorenzo was the Health Care Initiatives Team Leader for GE. She was responsible for the operations of companywide health care strategies, which included BTE, in addition to Active Consumer Programs and the Global Health Index. Ms. DiLorenzo graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a Bachelors of Arts and Sciences in Sociology, and received her Masters of Arts in Communications from the College of St. Rose.


Douglas Emery, MS
Program Leader, Western Region

Mr. Emery serves as the Operations Manager for the Western Region for HCI3. He has been working in healthcare reform policy for over 14 years. Beginning in 1991, at the Institute of Political Economy, he and other colleagues began to work out a new microeconomic model for healthcare economics and episode of care purchasing. Since then, Mr. Emery has worked in the public sector (Public Employees Health Program of Utah) and the private sector as an executive and consultant (Oxford Health Plans, HealthSouth, HealthMarket, Medstat, Definity Health, and others.) Mr. Emery has published many articles and two books on moving toward a more consumer-directed model and episode purchasing. The second book, Customer Directed Healthcare Reform with Episode Pricing, was published through Texere, a division of Thomson Publishing.


Michael Moses, MS
Program Support and Business Process Automation Leader

Michael Moses is Program Support and Business Process Automation Leader for HCI3. In that capacity, he supports the Recognition Data Exchange, HCI3's website, and initiatives throughout the organization where technology can help improve quality and efficiency.
Prior to his current role with HCI3, Mr. Moses worked as Director of Online Communication for the eHealth Initiative. He has previous experience in marketing and technology development for the Pentagon Federal Credit Union and many others, including the Department of Defense.

Mr. Moses is an award winning Web designer and marketer. He received his undergraduate degree in Art and Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and earned a Master of Computer Science with a concentration in Electronic Business from the University of Maryland University College. He is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration.


Patricia Mendes
Program Support and Finance

Ms. Mendes supports all HCI3 programs and internal operations. Previously, she was the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Development Team at GE where she administered highly confidential documentation and important presentations for the CEO, Vice Chairman, and Sr. Vice President of Human Resource. Other responsibilities included the preparation and coordination of the GE Board of Directors books, as well as the Management Development and Compensation Committee (MDCC). She also has experience working with the GE Group Health and Initiatives Team.


Amita Rastogi, MD, MHA
Medical Director, Cost of Care Programs

Amita is Medical Director for Cost of Care Programs at the HealthCare Incentives Improvement Institute Incorporated (HCI3). She is working on the development and implementation of a new form of physician reimbursement system that focuses on pricing episodes of care to foster high quality efficient medical care.

Before joining HCI3, Dr. Rastogi was the Medical Director at Symmetry, Ingenix, a leading health information management company and is well versed with the methodology behind grouping software and the strengths and weaknesses of ETGs (episode treatment grouper). While at Ingenix, she led the development of transparency tools to measure performance among hospitals and physicians around cost and quality. Prior to that, Amita worked on an early model of episode of care pricing with Michael Pine and Associates a Chicago-based boutique consulting firm.

Amita is a Mayo-trained cardiac surgeon, certified in heart and lung transplantation and has over 20 years of experience in the health care field and over a decade of experience in building episodes of care logic and risk adjustment models. She received her Masters in Health Administration degree from the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, University of Kentucky. She is currently finishing her Masters in Health Studies (Biostatistics and Epidemiology) from the University of Chicago, and is adept in the use of statistical models and risk-adjustment methodologies.

Elizabeth Siteman, MPH
Program Implementation Leader, Central Region

Ms. Siteman is responsible for coordinating and supporting BTE implementation regions by interacting with health plans, employers, and physicians. She also plays a key role in supporting the implementation of the PROMETHEUS pilot sites. Prior to joining HCI3, Ms. Siteman was a research project manager within the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. In that role, she managed multiple patient-centered medical home pilot evaluations, an evaluation of pay for performance in Medicaid, and several projects focused on quality measurement and reporting.

Ms. Siteman received her undergraduate degree in Quantitative Economics and Community Health from Tufts University. She earned a Masters of Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy and Management from Boston University.


Christina Soerensen, MPH
Program and Operational Support

Ms. Soerensen provides Program and Operational Support for HCI3. Prior to that, she worked as a Research Assistant in the Department of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior at the University at Albany School of Public Health. There she assisted with a national study examining the impact of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) policy of nonpayment for preventable complications. She also was a co-author of a published literature review that analyzed the existing literature on the CMS nonpayment policy.

Ms. Soerensen graduated from Gordon College with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She earned a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy and Management from the University at Albany School of Public Health.