Leadership

Our Senior Leadership and Board of Directors utilize their combined years of industry and clinical experience to set strategic direction and provide oversight in support of achieving our mission:

Develop and provide innovative and evidence-based consultation, education, tools and resources that measure and improve the quality, safety and value of person-centered healthcare.
Senior LeadershipBoard of Directors and Governance Advisory Council

Senior Leadership

H. John Keimig, MHA, FACHE, President & Chief Executive Officer

H. John Keimig, MHA, FACHE

John Keimig is an accomplished health care industry executive with over 30 years’ experience providing effective leadership and strategic direction for both institutional and consultancy organizations.

As President and Chief Executive Officer of Healthcentric Advisors, John Keimig is responsible for leading the organization’s work on a diverse range of significant and complex federal, state and private contracts, research projects, and engagements focused on hospital and nursing home quality, patient safety, outcomes measurement, health information technology and population health management.

Previous experience in hospital and health system leadership includes 16 years as President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Joseph Health Services of Rhode Island.

A regular lecturer on healthcare quality improvement issues, Mr. Keimig serves on the Board of Directors of the American Health Quality Association and the Rhode Island Quality Institute. He is the recipient of the ACHE’s Regent’s Award and the Distinguished Alumni Service Award from the Xavier University Graduate Program in Health Services Administration.

Gail Patry, RN, Chief Program Officer

Gail Patry, RN

Gail Patry, RN, is Chief Program Officer for Healthcentric Advisors. Ms. Patry has more than 30 years of work experience in healthcare and quality improvement. As Chief Program Officer she is responsible for the leadership and oversight of the QIN-QIO program for New England including staffing and fiscal management. She also is responsible for development of new business opportunities.

Ms. Patry’s experience includes leading both local and national projects in topics such as pain management, pressure ulcer prevention, and organizational culture change. On the national level, Ms. Patry managed the Nursing Home Quality Improvement Support Center (QIOSC) contract, funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to assist all Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) in implementing continuous quality improvement programs with nursing homes in their respective states.

Prior to joining Healthcentric Advisors, Ms. Patry was the nurse manager of a 40-bed sub-acute unit. Ms. Patry received her Nursing degree from the University of Nebraska School of Nursing, Omaha, NE, a Certificate in Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team Practice from the University of Rhode Island, Providence, RI a Certificate in Electronic Health Records from Health IT Certification, a certificate in Lean Methodology from Bryant University and a certificate in Business Management from Bryant University.

Susan Amelotte, BS, Chief Financial Officer

Susan Amelotte

Susan Amelotte, BS, is the Chief Financial Officer at Healthcentric Advisors. In her position, Ms. Amelotte is responsible for the general financial operations of the organization and the New England QIN-QIO contract, including general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, budgeting and cash management in a contract-based environment. Ms. Amelotte is responsible for preparing all financial statements and cost/operating reports. She works with management to help them understand this information and best utilize it to manage their projects/contracts. Ms. Amelotte also works with the Finance Committee of the Board to keep them informed about the financial position of the organization.

Kara Butler, MBA, MHSA, Director, Administrative Services

Kara Butler

Kara Butler, MBA, MHSA is Director of Administrative Services. In her position, Ms. Butler manages all aspects of Human Resources for the organization’s three offices. Additionally, she oversees the communications, information technology services and contracts administration and compliance departments. She has over 16 years of experience in healthcare and academic settings serving in a variety of roles supporting operations, quality improvement, communications, strategic planning, board development and human resources.

Board of Directors and Governance Advisory Council

Member Position Voting Member Affiliation Representation Class Current Term Expiration
Board of Directors
The Honorable Thomas J. Izzo Chair Y Consumer/Medicare Beneficiary Consumer 3/31/2019
Stephen D. Zubiago, Esq. Vice Chair Y Nixon Peabody, LLP Business 3/31/2020
Claire M. Iacobucci, CPA Treasurer Y Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co., Ltd. Business 3/31/2018
Diana M. Franchitto Secretary Y Hope Health Healthcare Provider 3/31/2019
H. John Keimig, MHA, FACHE President & CEO Y Healthcentric Advisors Ex Officio N/A
Robert S. Crausman, MD Member Y Private Practice Physician Physician 3/31/2018
Paul F. McKenney, MD Member Y Veterans Administration Physician 6/30/2019
Neal J. Galinko, MD Member Y United Healthcare Physician/Insurer 2/28/2017
Stephen J. Kogut, Ph.D., MBA, R.Ph. Member Y University of Rhode Island Healthcare Profession 2/28/2020
Matthew R. Trimble, CNHA Member Y Saint Elizabeth Community Healthcare Provider 6/30/2018
Paula A. Parker Member Y Consumer/Medicare Beneficiary Consumer 5/31/2020
Donna Huntley-Newby, PhD., RN Member Y Rhode Island College Business 5/31/2020
Governance Advisory Council
Hugh Hall Member N West View Health Care Center
Nancy E. Rogers Member N Willis