Senior Management Team

HAP's senior staff brings years of focused experience to the goal of moving forward HAP's vision of a healthier Pennsylvania. Meet and learn more about our senior leadership team.

Jeffrey Bechtel

Senior Vice President, Health Economics and Policy

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Professional Focus
Medicaid managed care
Health care policy development
Regulatory advocacy 

 

Experience
More than 20 years’ experience administering government programs and providing health care consulting services
Owner, Bechtel Healthcare Consulting, LLC
Director of the Bureau of Managed Care Operations and the Bureau of Program Integrity, Department of Human Services
Legal Counsel, Department of Human Services 

 

Education
College of William and Mary, Bachelor of Arts in Government and Economics
George Washington University National Law Center, Juris Doctor

 

Connections
Health care and insurance stakeholders
State government officials and staff

Jolene Calla

Vice President, Health Care Finance & Insurance

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Professional Focus
Insurance and managed care
Health care and hospital finance

 

Experience
Office of Medical Assistance Programs, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Capital Blue Cross, consultant for both commercial and government programs
Coventry Health Care, Director of Group Administration, Strategy, and Process

 

Education
Villanova University, Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts, Bachelor of Arts in English
New York Institute of Technology, Master of Arts in Communication Arts
Widener University School of Law, Juris Doctorate

  

Connections
State government officials and staff
Health care stakeholders
Payors and insurers

Andy Carter

President and Chief Executive Officer

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Professional Focus
Association leadership
Policy and strategic planning leadership
Membership Development
Membership Communications

 

Experience
President and CEO, Visiting Nurse Associations of America
President, Ohio Children’s Hospital Association
20 years in government, business, consulting, and advocacy

 

Education
Honors graduate of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Master of Public Policy; Georgetown University

 

Connections
HAP Membership
HAP Board of Directors
State and national health care, business, and insurance association leaders
State and federal lawmakers and cabinet officials

Jennifer Jordan

Vice President, Regulatory Advocacy

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Professional Focus
Health care policy development
Regulatory advocacy
Medicaid managed care

 

Experience
Senior Consultant, Sellers Dorsey
Assistant Director, Illinois Department of Insurance
Senior Consultant, Navigant Consulting, Inc.

 

Education
Macalester College, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
University of Chicago, Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, Master of Public Policy

  

Connections
HAP Membership
Health care and insurance stakeholders
National health care organizations
Medicaid agencies and staff

Warren Kampf

Senior Vice President, Advocacy and External Affairs

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Professional Focus

State and federal legislative advocacy
Communications strategy and initiatives
Health care policy development

Experience

Member, state House of Representatives; championed pension and medical liability reform
Played a key role in the House Appropriations Committee’s efforts to reauthorize the hospital Quality Care Assessment

Education

Yale University, Bachelor’s degree
Emory University School of Law, Juris Doctor

Connections

State lawmakers and staff
State government officials
State and national policymakers

Laura Stevens Kent

Senior Vice President, Strategic Integration

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Professional Focus
Federal advocacy
Federal policy development
Federal regulatory and legal initiatives

 

Experience
Deputy chief of staff, Counsel, U.S. Congressman Charles W. Dent (PA-15)
Executive Director, Tuesday Group Caucus
Legislative staff, former U.S. Congressman James C. Greenwood (PA-08)

 

Education
University of Vermont, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science; Georgetown University Law Center, Juris Doctor

 

Connections
Federal lawmakers and staff
National health care organizations and coalitions
State lawmakers and staff

Tina Latin-True

Senior Vice President, Business Development and Operations

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Professional Focus
Corporate accounting and reporting
Federal tax regulations  
State and federal lobbying regulations

 

Experience
More than 25 years of experience in non-profit accounting

 

Education
Pennsylvania State University, Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting

 

Connections
Healthcare Financial Management Association

Gail Lucas, CPA, MBA

Vice President and Controller

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Professional Focus

Management and leadership

Accounting and auditing

Internal control

Continuous improvement

  

Experience

More than 20 years of experience in accounting, auditing, and compliance

Certified Public Accountant

Chief Audit Officer, Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union

Director, Financial Systems and Process Improvement, Pinnacle Health System

Director, Internal Audit and Corporate Compliance, for Conemaugh Health System (Duke LifePoint Healthcare)

Senior Auditor, Wessel & Company

 

Education

Saint Francis University, Masters of Business Administration

University of Pittsburgh, Bachelors of Science, Accounting

 

Connections

HAP membership

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Healthcare Financial Management Association

Mark Ross

Vice President, Emergency Management

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Professional Focus
Hospital and health care response to public health emergencies
Preparedness guidelines and procedures
Support and coordination for large-scale events
Cybersecurity

 

Experience
Extensive experience assisting and supporting Pennsylvania’s hospital and health systems during emergency situations, including hurricanes, the 2015 Papal visit to Philadelphia
An integral part of the team that received national recognition for the coordinated response to the 2015 Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia
 

Education
B.S. Safety Management
CHEP certification

 

Connections
Health care stakeholders
State officials
Law enforcement
Government officials

Daneen Schroder

Vice President, Business Development and Member Services

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Professional Focus
Business development
Education management Membership recruitment and retention
Strategic Planning

 

Experience
Director, Bayada Home Health Care
Executive Director, Joint Commission Resources
Associate Director, Business Development, The Joint Commission

 

Education
Benedictine University, Master of Science in Management and Organization Behavior; Northern Illinois University, Bachelor of Science in Community Health

  

Connections
HAP Endorsed Partners
HAP Membership State and national association executives
State and national continuing education accrediting bodies

Robert Shipp III

Vice President, Quality and Population Health

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Professional Focus
Quality measurement performance
Care Integration
Population health management and value-based care systems
Accountable Care Organizations

 

Experience
Director of Quality Care and Delivery, River Health ACONurse Manager, Cardiac Interventional Unit & Coronary Intensive Care Unit, PinnacleHealth System
Emergency Medical Services


Education
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. in Administration & Leadership Studies
University of St. Francis, Master of Science in Health Services Administration
Mansfield University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

 

Connections
Hospital Improvement Innovation Network
HAP membership
Health care and insurance stakeholders

Sari Siegel, PhD

Vice President, Healthcare Research

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Professional Focus
Policy research and evaluation
Quantitative and qualitative data analytics
Survey research methods
Stakeholder engagement in hospital quality improvement
Dissemination and implementation science

Experience
More than 20 years’ experience leading mixed methods policy research and quality improvement projects
Senior Study Director in health program evaluation consulting (Westat, IMPAQ)
Assistant VP for research, National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems
Service Fellow, federal HHS, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Analyst, National Conference of State Legislatures

Education
Ph.D., University of Maryland School of Public Policy
MA, Rutgers University, Eagleton Institute of Politics
BA, Brandeis University, Politics
CPHQ (certified professional in healthcare quality)

Connections
Federal HHS agencies and staff
Contract research firms

Kate Slatt

Vice President, Innovative Payment and Care Delivery

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Professional Focus
Value-based care
Health care policy development
Care delivery models

Experience
Director, Strategic Provider Relations and Initiatives, Highmark, Inc.
Senior Consultant, Health Strategies & Solutions, Inc.
Senior Financial Analyst and Practice Manager, Lancaster General Medical Group

Education
The Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Science in Health Policy and Administration
The Pennsylvania State University, Masters of Health Administration

Connections
HAP membership
Health care and insurance stakeholders
National health care organization
State government officials and staff

Stephanie Watkins

Vice President, State Legislative Advocacy

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Professional Focus
Legislative advocacy
Health care policy development

  

Experience
Senior government relations specialist, Ridge Policy Group
Research Analyst and Legislative Issues Specialist, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

 

Education
University of Kent, Canterbury, U.K, Master of laws in public international law
Saint Vincent College, Bachelor of arts, political science

 

Connections
State lawmakers, cabinet officials, and staff
Health, business, and insurance stakeholders
Health care stakeholders

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