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Transforming health care
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HRET Mission

Transforming health care through research and education.

HRET Vision

Leveraging research and education to create a society of healthy communities, where all individuals reach their highest potential for health.

Transforming health care through research and education


  Executive Management Team

Jay Bhatt, D.O., MPH, MPA, FACP
President,  HRET
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, AHA

Mary Andrawis, PharmD, MPH
Executive Director, High Reliability

Elisa Arespacochaga
Vice President of AHA Physician Alliance

Mary “Sue” Collier, MSN, RN, FABC
Interim Vice President of Clinical Quality

Marie Cleary-Fishman, BSN, MS, MBA, CPHQ
Vice President of Clinical Quality


Andrew Shin, JD, MPH
Chief Operating Officer

Nancy Myers, PhD
Vice President, Leadership
and System Innovation

Norma Padron, PhD, MPH, MA
Senior Director, Applied Research
and Data Analytics

Carol Wagner, RN, MBA
Senior Advisor, High Reliability


Meet Our Team

Abra Adams, MS
Program Specialist

Syeda Aisha, MPH
Program Specialist

Raahat Ansari, MS-HSM
Program Manager

Kavita Bhat, MD, MPH
Program Manager

Samantha Borow
Program Specialist, Population Health

Jennifer Braun, MPH
Senior Program Manager

Linda Breen, MPH
Associate Director, High Reliability

Laura Castellanos, MHA
Associate Director

Jason Chen
Financial Analyst

Paul Cholod, MS
Data Analyst

Jessica Claudio
Program Manager

Erin Craig, MPA
Senior Program Manager

Kathy Cummings
Director of Communications

Daniel Delgado, MBA, CPA
Senior Director, Finance and Compliance

Amy Disharoon, MPH
Program Manager

Kathy Drury
Program Administrative Specialist

Jameel Evans, AS
Website Specialist

Palak First, MPH
Program Manager

Cynthia Hedges Greising
Communications Specialist

Berna Griffin, MPM, MISM
Communications and Membership Specialist

Paul Guerino, MS
Research Manager

Kristen Hayes, MS, RNC-NIC
Senior Program Manager

Julia Heitzer, MS
Health Care Quality Data Program Manager

Cheryl Hescher, MBA, CRA
Senior Program Manager

Ashley Hofmann, MSW
Program Manager

Christopher Hund, MFA
Director of Clinical Quality

Louella Hung, MPH
Director of Clinical Quality

Stephanie Ignatonis
Executive Assistant

Andrew Jager, MA
Senior Program Manager

Elizabeth Kenefick, MPP
Program Manager

Julie Kim
Program Specialist

Shelby Lassiter, RN, CPHQ
Clinical Content Development Lead

Jeanette Lyons, MPA
Manager of Grants and Contracts

Lydie Marc, MPH, CHES
Program Manager

Katie Mockaitis, MPH
Program Manager

Ayrin Molefe, PhD
Senior Statistician

Joyce Moss, MS
Executive Assistant

Eliana Munro
Program Specialist

Michele Newkirk, MAFM
Senior Financial Analyst

Radhika Parekh, MHA
Program Manager

Debbie Pierce
Director of Executive Operations

Helen Plass, MA
Program Manager

Kristin Preihs, MPH, CHES, CQIA
Senior Program Manager

Julia Resnick, MPH
Senior Program Manager

Richard Rodriguez, MPH
Data Analyst

AJ Rolle, MPH
Senior Program Manager

Brittany Schwartz, MPH
Program Specialist

Karen Sethney
Executive Assistant

Tarek Shagosh, MA
Program Specialist

Denise Shannon, MSM, GCA
Contract Support Specialist

Mais Shatara
SharePoint Business Analyst

Jennie Situ, MPH
Program Manager

Edward Smith
Financial Analyst

Justin Snow, MPA
Senior Program Manager

Jordan Steiger, MPH
Program Manager

Kayla Thomas Wu, MPH
Data Analyst

Kristen Thorin, MPA
Project Manager

Sean Thornton, MPP
Program Manager

Rachel Vandervort
Program Specialist

Brandie Walker
Program Specialist

Amanda Wilkins, MPA
Program Manager


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