Measuring Quality for Person-Centered Accountable Care

John Bernot is senior director of Quality Measurement, National Quality Forum. Dr. Bernot earned his medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus and completed his family medicine residency at Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, N.C. Dr. Bernot has over 15 years of experience in health care sector. At the National Quality Forum, Dr. Bernot leads the NQF Equity Program that develops strategies to overcome disparities in health care. In addition, he directs the Measure Applications Partnership Clinician Workgroup, which evaluates quality measures for two federal payment programs, the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System. He practices family medicine part-time at Wake Forest Baptist Peace Haven Family Medicine Clinic in Winston-Salem. Prior to his clinical training, he served as the vice president of product development and information technology for the Quality Indicator Project, a subsidiary of the Maryland Hospital Association.

RoAnne Chaney is executive director of the Michigan Disability Rights Coalition. Ms. Chaney’s areas of expertise are long-term care, community integration, and meaningful consumer involvement. RoAnne served as associate director of MDRC prior to her current position. Previously, she was a senior program officer with the Center for Health Care Strategies in Princeton, N.J., where she worked on Medicaid managed care issues. RoAnne was the associate director of the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living for ten years, where she and a team developed a collaborative interagency process to assist individuals with a variety of significant disabilities leave nursing home settings to live in the community.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in social work and a Master of Public Administration from Eastern Michigan University.

Bruce Allen Chernof currently serves as the president & chief executive officer of The SCAN Foundation, whose mission is to advance a coordinated and easily navigated system of high-quality services for older adults that preserve dignity and independence. Previously, Dr. Chernof served as the director and chief medical officer for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Dr. Chernof has also served as a regional medical director for Medicaid and SCHIP programs at Health Net, a network model HMO. In 2013, Dr. Chernof served as the chair of the federal Commission on Long-Term Care, which produced a bipartisan report to Congress recommending reforms for our nation’s long-term care financing, delivery system, and workforce needs. Dr. Chernof completed his residency and chief residency in internal medicine as well as a fellowship in medical education at UCLA. He earned his medical degree from UCLA and completed his undergraduate work at Harvard University. Currently Dr. Chernof is an adjunct professor of medicine at UCLA.

Nelly Ganesan is senior director at Avalere Health, where advises clients on the implications of quality-related healthcare policies, including, but not limited to, public and private quality reporting programs, value-based care, and payment and delivery models. Ms. Ganesan has special expertise in care models focused on CMS’ Triple Aim: Better Care, Better Health, and Lower Costs and the use of patient-reported outcomes. Ms. Ganesan has been with the firm since 2011. Prior to joining Avalere, Ms. Ganesan spent six years at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement focused on population health and hospital-based quality improvement. She has an M.P.H. in epidemiology and international health from Boston University and a B.S. in economics from the University of Oregon.

Erin R. Giovannetti is a senior research scientist at the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Dr. Giovannetti’s work focuses on developing health care performance measures for older adults and vulnerable populations. She leads efforts to develop and evaluate performance measures for the Medicare Advantage Part C Plan Rating program, Medicaid’s Managed Long Term Services and Supports plan, and the Medicare and Medicaid’s Dual Eligible population. Prior to joining the National Committee for Quality Assurance, Dr. Giovannetti completed a fellowship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. At Johns Hopkins, she conducted research on best practices to support family caregivers to older adults with multiple chronic conditions. She holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a B.A. from Wellesley College.


Sarah Dash is president and CEO of the Alliance for Health Policy. Previously, Ms. Dash was a member of the research faculty at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute in the Center on Health Insurance Reforms and served as a senior health policy aide on Capitol Hill. She received her master’s degree in public health from Yale University and a bachelor of science from MIT.