NACHC’s Quality Center QI Advisory Board

NACHC’s QI Advisory Board helps to guide the Quality Center’s strategic priorities and provide input from the field. Members of the Advisory Board represent a geographically diverse, national cross-section of health centers, primary care associations, and health center-controlled networks. 

QI Advisory Board Purpose:

To serve as the front-line voice for quality issues impacting health centers. To provide guidance and input on the direction and priorities of the Quality Center.

Term: 2 years

Composition: 14-16 members with a minimum of 75% of seats held by health center staff, including 1-2 consumer Board members. Remaining seats occupied by primary care association and health center-controlled network representatives. The Board should reflect health center diversity including, but not limited to, considerations of geographic location, size, and populations served.

2022 QI Advisory Board:

Eric Imondi

Eric Imondi

Executive Director of Nursing
Evara Health, Florida

Dr. SuniEric Imondi has worked as a registered nurse for over 25 years in hospital settings from trauma-burn-critical care to Dialysis, including multi-department operations and clinical lead. For the past 2 years he has worked as Executive Director of Nursing at Evara Health to help lead the organization in its clinical department to help improve quality of care for patients.

Jin Nam, RN, BSN, MSN, MS

Director of Practice Transformation
AllianceChicago, IL

Jin Nam worked as a registered nurse in various capacities for 18 years in hospital systems, including as a clinician, multidepartment operations leader, and in process and quality improvement. For the past five years, she has served as the Director of Transformation at AllianceChicago to support community health centers on initiatives related to quality improvement.

Veena Channamsetty, MD, FAAFP

Chief Medical Officer
Community Health Center, Inc., CT

Veena Channamsetty, MD, FAAFP is a board certified Family Physician and is the Chief Medical Officer of one of the largest Federally Qualified Health Centers. As the CMO, Dr. Channamsetty focuses on patient centered care that promotes health equity though clinical excellence, research, innovation, and training.

Dr. Tonya X Cook, DMD, MPH

Dr. Tonya X. Cook, DMD, MPH

Vice President/Chief Dental Officer/Chief Clinical Officer
CAMcare Health Corporation, New Jersey

Dr. Tonya X. Cook joined the Federally Qualified Health Centers as a staff dentist at the Plainfield Health Center (Plainfield, NJ) in 2000. In 2006, she joined the Jewish Renaissance Medical Center in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, as a Chief Dental Officer, where she managed an eleven-chair Dental Department, two mobile dental units, and dental services at seven school-based medical/dental health centers in the Newark Public School System. Currently, Dr. Cook is a Vice President/Chief Dental Officer/Chief Clinical Officer for CAMCare Health Corporation in Camden, New Jersey. Dr. Cook currently serves as the dental representative for the New Jersey Primary Care Association Board of Directors; she is a committee member of the New Jersey Oral Health Coalition-New Jersey Dental Association, a member of the American Dental Association, a committee member of the Dental Advisory Council-New Jersey Family Care and a member of the New Jersey Preventive Health Advisory Committee.

Jeniqua Duncan, DO, MBA

Chief of Value-Based Care
CareSouth Carolina, Inc., SC

Dr. Jeniqua Duncan is a board-certified Family Physician and has an MBA in Healthcare Leadership. As the Chief of Value Based Care at CareSouth Carolina, Inc., she has benefited from the resources of the Quality Center and sees her involvement on the Advisory Board as a way to give back.

Carlisle Harrison, MA

Carlisle Harrison, MA

Former Chairman and current Board of Directors member
Fetter Health Care Network, SC

Career health care administrator with experience in hospitals, clinics, and corporate operations worldwide. Retired USAF Medical Service Corps officer and Former Chairman of the Fetter Health Care Network Board of Directors.

Cheralyn Johnson, FNP-BC, IA, MSN, RN, BSN

Quality Improvement Director
South Boston Community Health Center, MA

Cheralyn Johnson is an IHI-certified Improvement Advisor and an Epic-certified Provider Builder with over 7 years of experience serving in two Boston-area FQHCs. She currently serves as the Director of Quality Improvement and a Family Nurse Practitioner at South Boston Community Health Center. Cheralyn serves as a co-chair of the Continuous Learning and Improvement Taskforce of the Massachusetts Healthcare Patient Safety & Quality Consortium.

Cynthia Keltner, MPA

Director of Care Transformation
California Primary Care Association, CA

Cynthia J. Keltner, M.P.A. currently serves as the Director of Care Transformation for the California Primary Care Association. In this role Ms. Keltner is responsible for the implementation of the CPCA’s work on the transition to value-based care and the readiness effort to ensure clinics are successful in transforming to an Alternative Payment Methodology.

Summer Kirby, MBA

Summer Kirby, MBA

Chief Executive Officer
Compass Community Health, OH

Summer Kirby serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Compass Community Health (CCH) located in Portsmouth, Ohio. Prior to serving as Chief Financial Officer at CCH, she previously held executive level consumer and commercial banking positions with responsibility for financial analysis, strategic planning, risk management for over fifteen years. Summer presently serves on the Board of her state Primary Care Association, Ohio Association of Community Health Center (OACHC), is Chair of the OACHC HCCN and services on the Board of Directors for OSIS and Desco Federal Credit Union.

Allison Kos, DO

Allison Kos, DO

Chief Medical Officer 
Progressive Community Health Centers, WI

Allison Kos, DO is a family medicine physician and the Chief Medical Officer at Progressive Community Health Centers in Milwaukee, WI. She has over 15 years of experience in driving clinical programmatic change leading to reduced healthcare disparities in vulnerable populations. Additionally, her experience includes the advancement of value-based care in FQHCs and creating mutually beneficial relationships with payors with the goal of highlighting the expertise and successes that FQHCs have in caring for those in most need.

Joseph Panerio-Langer, MD

Chief Medical Officer
Brockton Neighborhood Health Center, MA

Joe Panerio-Langer MD is Chief Medical Officer at Brockton Neighborhood Health Center in Brockton Massachusetts. He has practiced primary care internal medicine in Brockton since 2009 with special interests in substance use and quality improvement.

Mike Renaud, BA

Chief Operating Officer
Hana Health, HI

Mike Renaud is the Chief Operating Officer at Hana Health. He formerly served as the Vice President of Quality and Patient Engagement for Presbyterian Medical Services.  He has over 15 years of experience in FQHC’s and is driven by a fanatical belief in “giving our everything” for the people we serve.

Rebecca Rudd, RN, PCMH CCE, Six Sigma Lean Green Belt

Manager of Consulting Services, OSIS HCCN Grant Program Director

Rebecca Rudd is the Manager of Consulting Services and HCCN Grant Director at OSIS (HCCN). She holds an NCP for Nextgen and is a NCQA PCMH Certified Content Expert along with a Six Sigma Lean Green Belt. Prior to joining OSIS in 2013, she was employed for 14 years with an FQHC in many roles including Practice Manager and Director of Operations/QI/EHR. Her nursing background includes surgery, hospice, home care, pediatrics, family medicine, and community health.

Vija Sehgal, MD, MPH, PhD

Chief Quality Officer
Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, HI

Dr. Vija Sehgal, Chief Quality Officer and Director of Pediatric Services has been a practicing pediatrician at the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center on Oahu, Hawaii for the past 28 years. With a background in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, she oversees the Health Center’s Population Health and Community Health programs, including several School Based Health Centers.