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MOLST Statewide Implementation Team, 2015   


*Patricia Bomba, MD, FACP Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Executive Committee

Bill Armbruster, MS AARP New York
Sara Butterfield, RN, BSN, CPHQ, CCM IPRO
Maria Carney, MD, FACP North Shore LIJ Health System
Stephen Evans, MD IPC of New York
Jon Federman, Esq Hinman Straub 
Mary Beth Morrissey, Esq, PhD Fordham University
**Katie Orem, MPH Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Barbara Phair, BSN, RN, MPA, JD Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Wolf
Stephanie Pincus, MD, MBA Consumer Advocate
Beth Popp, MD, FACP Maimonides Medical Center
Donnaline Richman, Esq Fager & Amsler, LLP
Kathryn Santos, PT, MPA Continuing Care Leadership Coalition

Team Members 

Fern Baudo, RN, MSN, ANP Fern Baudo Adult Health Nurse Practitioner PC
Alice Beal, MD VA Medical Center
Kathleen Broglio, DNP, ANP, ACHPN Columbia University Medical Center
Thomas Caprio, MD University of Rochester Medical Center 
Reinaldo Cardona, MSSW, LCSW National Association of Social Workers - NYS Chapter 
John Carroll, Esq Retired NYSOMH; Consumer Advocate
Kimberly Connell, MSW Hospice & Palliative Care Association of NYS
Jeremy Cushman, MD, FACEP Monroe & Livingston EMS Region
Tim Czapranski, AEMT-P Monroe County Emergency Medical Services 
Michael Dailey, MD, FACEP NY Chapter American College of Emergency Physicians 
Thomas DeLoughry Center for Health Management 
Deirdre Downes, LCSW Jewish Home Lifecare System 
Stephen Ferrara, DNP, FNP, FAANP The Nurse Practitioner Association
Conn Foley, MD Parker Institute for Health Care & Rehab. 
Elliott Frost NY Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (NYAHSA) 
George Giokas, MD The Community Hospice 
Mary Gracey-White, RN, BSN Greater New York Health Care Facilities Association
Meg Greco, MPA Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Howard Guzik, MD North Shore University Hospital
John Hallowell, RPAC NYS Society of Physicians Assistants (NYSSPA) 
Christine Johnston New York State Association of Healthcare Providers
Jonathan Karmel, Esq New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)
Simon Kassabian, MD, FACP VA Hudson Valley Health Care System
Mark Kissinger New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)
David Korones, MD University of Rochester Medical Center
Andrew Koski Home Care Association of NYS (HCANYS)
Tammy Lawlor, Esq Miller & Milone, PC
Debbie LeBarron, RN, BS Healthcare Association of NYS (HANYS)
Karen Lipson LeadingAge New York
Dana Lustbader, MD, FCCM, FCCP ProHEALTH Care Associates, LLP
Maureen Martin, MS, RN Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Kathy McMahon Hospice & Palliative Care Association of NYS (HPCANYS) 
Jacqueline Melecio National Association of Social Workers - NYS Chapter
Karen Morris, MS, RN NYS Health Facilities Association (NYSHFA)
Lisa Newcomb Empire State Association of Assisted Living
Joel Potash, MD MSSNY Ethics Committee 
Marcia Richman, RN, MHA, CDDN AHRC NYC
Karen Roach Healthcare Association of NYS (HANYS)
Alan Roth, DO, FAAFP Jamaica Hospital Medical Center 
Lorraine Ryan, Esq Greater NY Hospital Association (GNYHA) 
Cara Seekings, RN Hospice of Chautauqua County
Donna Seminara, MD, FACP New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians
Aleksander Shalshin, MD North Shore LIJ Health System
Lexi Silver Home Care Association of New York State
Lucille Sollazzo, RN New York State Nurse's Association (NYSNA)
Ruth Strodel VA Medical Center
Roxanne Tena-Nelson Greater New York Hospital Association
Suzanne Underhill, RN VA Medical Center
Robert Zorowitz, MD, MBA, CMD Optum CarePlus


*Dr. Pat Bomba also serves as the eMOLST Program Director
**Katie Orem also serves as the eMOLST Administrator