Speaker Bio’s

Wednesday Speakers

Bruce Sackman

Bruce Sackman is a renowned investigator specializing in tracking down MEDICAL SERIAL KILLERS and is in demand as a consultant on that subject all over the world. He is a former Special Agent in Charge of the Northeast Field Office, Criminal Investigations Division, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of the Inspector General where he was responsible for criminal investigation in 295 VA facilities.

He is a licensed private investigator and conducts internal investigations for one of the largest medical centers in the world. He is president of the Society of Professional Investigators.
Behind the Murder Curtain is the true story of Bruce Sackman, Special Agent in Charge of the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General.
Sackman’s main responsibilities had been investigating white-collar crimes such as embezzlement when he is drawn into the macabre world of doctors and nurses who murder their patients.
Sackman evolves from an investigator of routine cases to the world’s leading expert on Medical Serial Killers—MSKs—doctors and nurses who ply their evil trade hidden behind the privacy curtain at a patient’s bedside.
Behind the Murder Curtain tells how this dedicated investigator brought down four MSKs in Veterans Hospitals while developing the RED FLAGS PROTOCOL, which is now taught to investigators and forensic nurses throughout the world as a tool for stopping an MSK.

Erin Muellenberg

Erin Muellenberg brings a strong skillset to her exclusive practice of Medical Staff law. Having been a Director of Medical Staff Services in a large community based hospital she is intimately familiar with the daily operations of the Medical Staff Organization and its governance process. Her practice covers advising hospitals, health systems, critical access hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and medical groups on the regulatory, compliance and practical requirements for interfacing the medical staff and allied health professional staff with hospital operations.
Erin’s representative work includes:
• Development of model bylaws and a fair hearing plan for a large hospital system that includes mediation, arbitration and dedicated hearing panels;
• Litigation multiple medical staff hearings, governing board appellate hearings and associated writs of mandamus;
• Development and assisted with implementation of individual provider remediation plans;
• Advise and assist with management and self-disclosure of medical staff compliance matters;
• Support and strengthen Well-Being Committee processes;
• Assist and advise on combining separate facility medical staffs;
• Code of conduct, general and department specific rules and regulations, and policies and procedure development, review and revision;
• Develop and advise on processes for strengthening credentialing, peer review and information sharing;
• Managing and advising on disciplinary processes for employed providers;
• Development of general and facility specific medical staff leadership and orientation programs.
Erin has written and lectured on a variety of health law topics, including credentialing, peer review, compliance, provider health and well-being, risk management, and the medical staff fair hearing process. She is a member of the California and National Association of Medical Staff Services

Joni Orand

Joni Orand has worked in the healthcare industry for twenty eight years’, in both managed care and hospital environments, working with providers and staff gaining unparalleled experience in all aspects of provider management and quality improvement initiatives. She holds a degree in Corporate Communications, with minors in Interpersonal Communication and International Studies in Communications. Joni is a certified trainer, speaker and coach, and is known for helping, educating, and supporting clients as they develop quality improvement plans. Currently working as a Senior Solution Consultant for symplr, Joni speaks as a Subject Matter Expert at industry events.

Elizabeth J. Korinek, M.P.H.

Chief Executive Officer, CPEP
Elizabeth J. Korinek, M.P.H., received a Masters of Public Health from the University of California Los Angeles. She has directed CPEP, the Center for Personalized Education for Physicians, since 1993. Under her leadership, the Denver-based program gained national recognition as one of the premier physician competence assessment and education programs in the U.S. Among her accomplishments, Ms. Korinek established CPEP’s Reentry to Clinical Practice Program and expanded the ProBE (Professional/Problem-based Ethics) Program to be offered in three US locations and Canada. She successfully opened CPEP’s first satellite office in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 2014. Ms. Korinek has published and been invited to speak, both nationally and internationally, on the subject of physician competence and physician reentry.Ms. Korinek serves on the Continuous Professional Development Advisory Council of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners Board of Directors. She helped establish and subsequently served on the Board of Directors of the Coalition for Physician Enhancement (CPE) until 2014. She has served on statewide committees in Colorado related to maintenance of licensure (MOL), peer review legislation, and prescribing of controlled drugs.In her prior professional endeavors, Ms. Korinek worked at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, first with the Mountain States AIDS Education and Training Center. She then joined the faculty as Coordinator of the Colorado Commission on Family Medicine and Assistant Director of the Department of Family Medicine Predoctoral Program. Ms. Korinek’s professional experience also includes work in community health while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay.Recent Publications
Predictors of Physician Performance on Competence Assessment: Findings from CPEP, the Center for Personalized Education for Physicians, Elizabeth S. Grace, M.D., Elizabeth F. Wenghofer, Ph.D., Elizabeth J. Korinek, M.P.H. Academic Medicine Vol. 89, No. 6/June 2014
Characteristics of Physicians Referred for a Competence Assessment: A Comparison of State Medical Board and Hospital Referred Physicians. Elizabeth S. Grace, M.D., Elizabeth J. Korinek, M.P.H., Zung V. Tran, Ph.D. Journal of Medical Regulation Vol. 96, No 3/March 2011
Physicians Reentering Clinical Practice: Characteristics and Clinical Abilities. Elizabeth S. Grace, M.D., Elizabeth J. Korinek, M.P.H., Lindsey B. Weitzel, Ph.D., Dennis K. Wentz, M.D. Originally published Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions 30(3):180-186, 2010; republished with erratum JCEHP 31(1):49-55, 2011
Do Physicians Referred for Competency Evaluations Have Underlying Cognitive Problems? Lauri L. Korinek, Ph.D., Laetitia L. Thompson, Ph.D., Cynthia McRae, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Korinek, M.H.P. Academic Medicine Vol. 84, No. 8/Aug 2009

Romy Leichtfuss

Romy Leichtfuss has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry in various roles from direct patient care to non-clinical administrative roles. Five years ago, she joined the Provider Enrollment team as a Provider Enrollment Specialist at St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, Idaho. Working closely with Credentialing, Physician Services and Revenue Cycle, Romy has assisted in the creation and implementation of procedures, timeframes, standards and protocols for the department. Her focus is to streamline the enrollment processes to provide patients quicker access to over 1,600 excellent healthcare providers at over 300 locations within the St. Luke’s health system statewide.

Outside of work, Romy is a graduate student at Boise State University working on her master’s degree in Organizational Performance & Workplace Learning (OPWL). When she isn’t trying to find a performance gap or reading her favorite academic textbook, she enjoys wearing out her hiking shoes, spending time with family, her four dogs, and traveling.

Jonathan H. Burroughs, MD, MBA, FACHE, FAAPL

Jonathan H. Burroughs, MD, MBA, FACHE, FAAPL is President and CEO of The Burroughs Healthcare Consulting Network, Inc. and works with some of the nation’s top healthcare consulting organizations to provide ‘best practice’ solutions and training to healthcare organizations throughout the country in the areas of governance, physician–hospital alignment strategies, credentialing, privileging, peer review and performance improvement/patient safety, medical staff development planning, strategic planning, physician performance and behavior management, as well as ways in which physicians and management can work together in new ways to solve quality, safety, operational, and financial challenges through the creation of population health programs and clinically integrated networks.

Dr. Burroughs serves on the national faculty of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Association for Physician Leadership, where he has been consistently rated as one of their top speakers and educators. In 2014, he and Dr. David Nash were awarded a development grant by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) to develop a twelve hour national program to address population health and the disruptive innovative business models necessary to support it. He will develop a two day advanced physician leadership program for AAPL which will be introduced at the Fall Institute in Arizona. In 2016, he, John Byrnes, MD, and Richard Priore ScD, FACHE were awarded a development grant by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) to develop a twelve hour national program to address the link between quality, safety, and service outcomes with financial performance.

He is the author or coauthor of the following books: Redesign the Medical Staff Model-A Collaborative Approach (published by Health Administration Press, January, 2015 and honored with the 2016 James A. Hamilton Award for outstanding healthcare management book), The Complete Guide to FPPE (2012), Medical Staff Leadership Essentials (2011), Engage and Align the Medical Staff and Hospital Management: Expert Strategies and Field Tested Tools (2010), A Practical Guide to Managing Disruptive and Impaired Physicians (2010), The Top 40 Medical Staff Policies and Procedures, Fourth Edition (2010), Emergency Department On-Call Strategies: Solutions for Physician-Hospital Alignment (2009), and Peer Review Best Practices: Case Studies and Lessons Learned (2008).

Dr. Burroughs is a former Senior Consultant and Director of Education Services for The Greeley Company where he was rated as one of their top healthcare consultants and educators over an eight year period. He is also a past medical staff president, past president of the New Hampshire chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and served as an emergency department medical director. As a member of the governing board of Memorial Hospital in New Hampshire, he chaired the ethics, succession planning, and bylaws committees and sat on the joint conference, strategic planning, and medical executive committees. He previously served as a member of the clinical faculty of Dartmouth Medical School, where his research interests included introducing EMT defibrillation and automatic defibrillation into the field.

Dr. Burroughs’ passion for the outdoors has led him to serve as a physician on mountaineering expeditions and he has reached the summits of over 5,000 peaks throughout the United States, Mexico, South America, Europe, Africa, and Russia, and he is the coeditor of the 26th edition of the White Mountain Guide and the first edition of the Southern New Hampshire Trail Guide.

Dr. Burroughs received his bachelor’s degree at Johns Hopkins University, his MD from Case Western Reserve University, and a healthcare MBA with honors at the Isenberg School of Management. He is a certified healthcare and physician executive and is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Association for Physician Leadership.

Lynn Fifield

Lynn Fifield is a Medical Staff Services Program Coordinator for Summit Pacific Medical Center, a Critical Access Hospital located in Elma Washington.  She earned her master’s degree with a dual major in Human Resources Development and Management that led to a 23-year career in Human Resources.  Lynn was introduced to the Medical Staff Services profession in 2015 and decided that was what she wanted to do professionally and hasn’t looked back since.  She is currently studying for her CPCS certification and is motivated by one of Summit Pacific’s core values ‘Integrity’ which means “be accountable, do the right thing even when no one is watching; take ownership in all that you do”.

Lynn is married to her best friend and has 3 great kids, one in college, one in high school and one in middle school and they keep her very busy.  When she’s not working, she loves to read, spend time with family and is known for taking in rescue dogs and cats…you can never have too many!

Thursday Speakers

Matt Jones

Matt Jones is a world-class professional keynote speaker and author. He is committed to motivating audiences and delivering strategies to help the organization thrive amid adversity and excel to new heights of performance. Matt’s story has been featured in both international magazine and TV shows. He holds a BA in Communication, MLS in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership, and is pursuing his doctorate in Organizational Leadership.

Matt is currently the author of ten books. He is currently working on his next one, which is Happiness is a Marathon: 26.2 Ways to Stay Happy at Work and in Life. They include, Going through Hell? Don’t Stop! How to Survive Your Darkest Days and Create Your Brightest Future, 101 Timeless Truths: Proverbs from Around the World, Life’s a Marathon: 26.2 Winning Strategies for Personal and Professional Success, Sales is a Marathon: 26.2 Winning Strategies to Stay Motivated in Sales, Leadership is a Marathon: 26.2 Winning Strategies to Stay Motivated as a Leader, Cancer is a Marathon: 26.2 Strategies for Conquering Cancer, 189 Victories Secrets, Nursing is a Marathon: 26.2 Ways to Stay Motivated as a Nurse, Meeting Planner is a Marathon: 26.2 Ways to Stay Motivated as a Meeting Planner, Life’s a Marathon: 3 Unique Choices You can use to Overcome Adversity and Achieve Greater Victory in Your Business, Leadership, and Life.

Ronda Bowen, BSHS, CPPS, CPHQ, CPMSM, CPCS

Rhonda Bowen has over 30 years of experience working in healthcare from admitting to billing, and directing quality and patient safety.   She is currently the Safety Program Director at Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles overseeing Patient Safety, Medical Staff Services, Infection Prevention and Control and Safety Event Management.  Rhonda is a past president of WAMSS, 2010-2011 and has served on several WAMSS Committees.  She specializes in patient safety leadership, error science, human factors, infection prevention and control, quality and risk management and medical staff governance and relations.  She holds a Bachelor of Health Science in Health Sciences and Health Literacy from University of Missouri-Columbia and a Graduate Certificate in Patient Safety, Error Science and Full Disclosure from University of Illinois-Chicago.  She is a Certified Professional Patient Safety, Certified Professional Healthcare Quality, Certified Professional Healthcare Risk Management, Certified Professional Medical Services Management and Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist.  Her passion is patient safety and first message is patient safety starts with YOU!

Jonathan H. Burroughs, MD, MBA, FACHE, FAAPL

Jonathan H. Burroughs, MD, MBA, FACHE, FAAPL is President and CEO of The Burroughs Healthcare Consulting Network, Inc. and works with some of the nation’s top healthcare consulting organizations to provide ‘best practice’ solutions and training to healthcare organizations throughout the country in the areas of governance, physician–hospital alignment strategies, credentialing, privileging, peer review and performance improvement/patient safety, medical staff development planning, strategic planning, physician performance and behavior management, as well as ways in which physicians and management can work together in new ways to solve quality, safety, operational, and financial challenges through the creation of population health programs and clinically integrated networks.

Dr. Burroughs serves on the national faculty of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Association for Physician Leadership, where he has been consistently rated as one of their top speakers and educators. In 2014, he and Dr. David Nash were awarded a development grant by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) to develop a twelve hour national program to address population health and the disruptive innovative business models necessary to support it. He will develop a two day advanced physician leadership program for AAPL which will be introduced at the Fall Institute in Arizona. In 2016, he, John Byrnes, MD, and Richard Priore ScD, FACHE were awarded a development grant by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) to develop a twelve hour national program to address the link between quality, safety, and service outcomes with financial performance.

He is the author or coauthor of the following books: Redesign the Medical Staff Model-A Collaborative Approach (published by Health Administration Press, January, 2015 and honored with the 2016 James A. Hamilton Award for outstanding healthcare management book), The Complete Guide to FPPE (2012), Medical Staff Leadership Essentials (2011), Engage and Align the Medical Staff and Hospital Management: Expert Strategies and Field Tested Tools (2010), A Practical Guide to Managing Disruptive and Impaired Physicians (2010), The Top 40 Medical Staff Policies and Procedures, Fourth Edition (2010), Emergency Department On-Call Strategies: Solutions for Physician-Hospital Alignment (2009), and Peer Review Best Practices: Case Studies and Lessons Learned (2008).

Dr. Burroughs is a former Senior Consultant and Director of Education Services for The Greeley Company where he was rated as one of their top healthcare consultants and educators over an eight year period. He is also a past medical staff president, past president of the New Hampshire chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and served as an emergency department medical director. As a member of the governing board of Memorial Hospital in New Hampshire, he chaired the ethics, succession planning, and bylaws committees and sat on the joint conference, strategic planning, and medical executive committees. He previously served as a member of the clinical faculty of Dartmouth Medical School, where his research interests included introducing EMT defibrillation and automatic defibrillation into the field.

Dr. Burroughs’ passion for the outdoors has led him to serve as a physician on mountaineering expeditions and he has reached the summits of over 5,000 peaks throughout the United States, Mexico, South America, Europe, Africa, and Russia, and he is the coeditor of the 26th edition of the White Mountain Guide and the first edition of the Southern New Hampshire Trail Guide.

Dr. Burroughs received his bachelor’s degree at Johns Hopkins University, his MD from Case Western Reserve University, and a healthcare MBA with honors at the Isenberg School of Management. He is a certified healthcare and physician executive and is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Association for Physician Leadership.

Romy Leichtfuss

Romy Leichtfuss has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry in various roles from direct patient care to non-clinical administrative roles. Five years ago, she joined the Provider Enrollment team as a Provider Enrollment Specialist at St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, Idaho. Working closely with Credentialing, Physician Services and Revenue Cycle, Romy has assisted in the creation and implementation of procedures, timeframes, standards and protocols for the department. Her focus is to streamline the enrollment processes to provide patients quicker access to over 1,600 excellent healthcare providers at over 300 locations within the St. Luke’s health system statewide.

Outside of work, Romy is a graduate student at Boise State University working on her master’s degree in Organizational Performance & Workplace Learning (OPWL). When she isn’t trying to find a performance gap or reading her favorite academic textbook, she enjoys wearing out her hiking shoes, spending time with family, her four dogs, and traveling.

Elizabeth J. Korinek, M.P.H.

Chief Executive Officer, CPEP
Elizabeth J. Korinek, M.P.H., received a Masters of Public Health from the University of California Los Angeles. She has directed CPEP, the Center for Personalized Education for Physicians, since 1993. Under her leadership, the Denver-based program gained national recognition as one of the premier physician competence assessment and education programs in the U.S. Among her accomplishments, Ms. Korinek established CPEP’s Reentry to Clinical Practice Program and expanded the ProBE (Professional/Problem-based Ethics) Program to be offered in three US locations and Canada. She successfully opened CPEP’s first satellite office in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 2014. Ms. Korinek has published and been invited to speak, both nationally and internationally, on the subject of physician competence and physician reentry.Ms. Korinek serves on the Continuous Professional Development Advisory Council of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners Board of Directors. She helped establish and subsequently served on the Board of Directors of the Coalition for Physician Enhancement (CPE) until 2014. She has served on statewide committees in Colorado related to maintenance of licensure (MOL), peer review legislation, and prescribing of controlled drugs.In her prior professional endeavors, Ms. Korinek worked at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, first with the Mountain States AIDS Education and Training Center. She then joined the faculty as Coordinator of the Colorado Commission on Family Medicine and Assistant Director of the Department of Family Medicine Predoctoral Program. Ms. Korinek’s professional experience also includes work in community health while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay.Recent Publications
Predictors of Physician Performance on Competence Assessment: Findings from CPEP, the Center for Personalized Education for Physicians, Elizabeth S. Grace, M.D., Elizabeth F. Wenghofer, Ph.D., Elizabeth J. Korinek, M.P.H. Academic Medicine Vol. 89, No. 6/June 2014
Characteristics of Physicians Referred for a Competence Assessment: A Comparison of State Medical Board and Hospital Referred Physicians. Elizabeth S. Grace, M.D., Elizabeth J. Korinek, M.P.H., Zung V. Tran, Ph.D. Journal of Medical Regulation Vol. 96, No 3/March 2011
Physicians Reentering Clinical Practice: Characteristics and Clinical Abilities. Elizabeth S. Grace, M.D., Elizabeth J. Korinek, M.P.H., Lindsey B. Weitzel, Ph.D., Dennis K. Wentz, M.D. Originally published Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions 30(3):180-186, 2010; republished with erratum JCEHP 31(1):49-55, 2011
Do Physicians Referred for Competency Evaluations Have Underlying Cognitive Problems? Lauri L. Korinek, Ph.D., Laetitia L. Thompson, Ph.D., Cynthia McRae, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Korinek, M.H.P. Academic Medicine Vol. 84, No. 8/Aug 2009

Kristy Dellinger

Although I am fairly new to Credentialing and Payer Enrollment I am not new to healthcare. I have worked in the healthcare field for 21 years. I have worked as a Nursing Assistant, Health Unit Coordinator, Cardiac Monitoring technician, Case Management Discharge Coordinator and a Medical Assistant. Kristy has been working as a Medical Staff Professional since October of 2018 and is employed at North Valley Hospital as their Medical Staff Coordinator.

I am currently pursuing my Medical Staff Credentialing Specialist Certification this summer and am also enrolled at DeVry University as a Senior. I will Graduate Spring 2021 with my Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration Management. For the past year I have been working on the WAMSS Scholarship Committee and have enjoyed learning more about the WAMSS programs and opportunities for all Medical Staff Coordinators. I have always had an aspiration to learn all that I can and because of that I have been able to work in many different areas and learn so much about the healthcare field. It has helped me to be very versatile. After I graduate college I plan to stay employed with North valley Hospital and pursue a position in administration for management.

I am an Arizona Native who moved to Washington three years ago. I have four kids, two boys and two girls and two grand-daughters. I live on a small farm in Tonasket and in my spare time I enjoy hanging out and doing farm chores. I have dogs, cats, chickens, cows, pigs, sheep and horses.

 

Tarun “TJ” Theogaraj

TJ has over 17 years of experience in the technology sector, in organizations ranging from 15-person startups to global multibillion-dollar corporations of over 100,000 people.  He has held roles as a software developer, business analyst, operations manager and product manager, and is passionate about leveraging technology to solve complex problems.

TJ currently manages the product team responsible for the CAQH suite of provider data solutions, including the flagship CAQH ProView and VeriFide, the CAQH CVO service.  In his previous role as Sr. Product Manager at DrFirst, he was responsible for expanding the company’s MedHx product into the Cerner market, and partnering with the government of British Columbia in a pilot program to enable real-time delivery of medication history at the point of care.  Prior to that, he managed the conception, definition and delivery of healthcare startup Tyrula’s HCC RAMP app for Medicare risk adjustment.

He holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mumbai, and an MS in Information Systems and an MBA from Boston University.

Kathryn “Katie” Kolan, JD

Katie Kolan, JD, has over a decade of experience in advocacy, lobbying, policy analysis, political strategy, and coalition building. She has worked closely with the legislative and political process and state agencies. She has strong professional relationships with legislators, legislative staff, agencies and the community-at-large.  As part of her experience, she works with the medical, business, tech and communities and led the government affairs and policy team for the Washington State Medical Association. In her free time, she cycles and loves sci-fi, and “The Big Lebowski.”

Erin Muellenberg

Erin Muellenberg brings a strong skillset to her exclusive practice of Medical Staff law. Having been a Director of Medical Staff Services in a large community based hospital she is intimately familiar with the daily operations of the Medical Staff Organization and its governance process. Her practice covers advising hospitals, health systems, critical access hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and medical groups on the regulatory, compliance and practical requirements for interfacing the medical staff and allied health professional staff with hospital operations.
Erin’s representative work includes:
• Development of model bylaws and a fair hearing plan for a large hospital system that includes mediation, arbitration and dedicated hearing panels;
• Litigation multiple medical staff hearings, governing board appellate hearings and associated writs of mandamus;
• Development and assisted with implementation of individual provider remediation plans;
• Advise and assist with management and self-disclosure of medical staff compliance matters;
• Support and strengthen Well-Being Committee processes;
• Assist and advise on combining separate facility medical staffs;
• Code of conduct, general and department specific rules and regulations, and policies and procedure development, review and revision;
• Develop and advise on processes for strengthening credentialing, peer review and information sharing;
• Managing and advising on disciplinary processes for employed providers;
• Development of general and facility specific medical staff leadership and orientation programs.
Erin has written and lectured on a variety of health law topics, including credentialing, peer review, compliance, provider health and well-being, risk management, and the medical staff fair hearing process. She is a member of the California and National Association of Medical Staff Services

Friday Speakers

Cindy Allen-Fedor, RN, MPA, CPHQ, ACM

Cindy Allen-Fedor has held a variety of positions in healthcare organizations.  She served as an Executive Vice-President for an integrated health system.  Her areas of responsibility included quality improvement, case management, disease management, patient safety, credentialing, accreditation and regulatory compliance.  

Cindy is a registered nurse and NCQA Surveyor.  She is also a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) and an Accredited Case Manager (ACM).

Cindy became an independent consultant in 2012.  Drawing on her extensive experience as a nurse and NCQA Surveyor, she provides a wide range of consulting services. She has successfully guided many organizations through preparation and achievement of NCQA-Accreditation and Certification. 

Cindy’s areas of expertise include:
Broad knowledge and experience assessing, developing and implementing:

–  Utilization Management
–  Case Management
–  Population Health
–  Quality Improvement
–  Credentialing
–  Accreditation and Regulatory Compliance

  • Ability to provide essential, practical knowledge of NCQA requirements

Rozina Lakhani, MD

Dr. Rozina Lakhani is an MD-Psychiatrist,  # 1 bestselling author, Speaker and Employee Wellness Consultant. 

Her mission is to promote health and happiness and prevent stress and suffering. 

She has received the Washington Top Psychiatrist Award for several years in a row. She specializes in the treatment of Stress, Anxiety, and Depression with therapy, medication, and TMS- MRI based treatment for depression).

She is the medical director at Shifa Health in Everett, Washington and a clinical professor at the University of Washington. 

Dr. Rozina received her medical degree from the Aga Khan University in Pakistan and completed her Master of Public Health degree and her residency in Psychiatry from the University of Illinois in Chicago. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a fellow and contributing editor at the American Stress Institute.

 

For more information visit Dr. Rozina’s website at https://drrozina.com/.

Kimberly Romero

Kimberly M. Romero manages the Washington Medical Commission’s Customer Service Call Center, Licensing, and Renewals department. The WMC is an independent regulatory entity that promotes patient safety and enhances the integrity of the profession through licensing, discipline, rule-making, and education.   Ms. Romero has streamlined the introduction of the IMLC Compact for Expedited Licensure with the Commission.  Her position grants her the opportunity to attend the IMLC Monthly Member Board Meetings and the IMLCC Annual Licensing Summit.  She has worked For the Department of Health and the Washington Medical Commission for approximately 12 years supporting the Commissions mission while prominently participating in efforts to increase visibility with the objective to give a clear understanding of the commission’s standards, expectations, and vision.  The increase of visibility is intended for the public, commission partners, new license holders, and recurring licensees in efforts of preserving and protecting the physician and the public.  Ms. Romero serves as a member of the Council on Licensure, Enforcement & Regulations International Relations Committee, and Executive Leadership for Program Committee, Entry to Practice and Beyond Subcommittee, and the International Relations Expansion Work Group.

In her prior professional endeavors, Ms. Romero was a Business Banker and Supervisor.  Her professional experience also includes serving as a past participant of the Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce.