Nuriel Moghavem 
Neurologist, Los Angeles General Medical Center
Committee Chair  

Nuriel Moghavem, MD is a neurologist completing additional training in multiple sclerosis care as a Clinical Instructor (Fellow) at Keck Medicine of USC and LAC+USC in Los Angeles, having previously completed both residency in neurology and medical school with a Concentration in Health Services & Policy Research at Stanford School of Medicine. He previously served as President of the Board of Trustees of the Health Professions Education Foundation as an appointee of Governor Newsom, and prior to residency he worked as a legislative assistant in the California State Assembly for Richard S. Gordon. His research focuses on patient safety, drug costs, the impact of health policy change on health, and the effects of social determinants of health on individuals living with neurological conditions.

Paul Bouganim
Executive Director, Finance Operations, Cedars-Sinai

Paul Bouganim is an Executive Director of Finance with Cedars-Sinai Health System where he has served the organization in various roles for more than 16 years.  His current scope of responsibility includes government reimbursement, tax reporting, finance decision support, and a significant role in budget development and long-range financial planning for the health system.  Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai, Paul spent 11 years with National Government Services (an Anthem Blue Cross subsidiary), which was the Medicare Fiscal Intermediary for Region IX (California, Nevada, Hawaii, and the Pacific Islands) during those years.  He served the Medicare program as a senior auditor, policy analyst and reimbursement supervisor before leaving to join Cedars-Sinai in 2008.  Paul is an active member in several health care organizations and serves on policy committees for the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), California Hospital Association (CHA), and Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC).

Janet Coffman, MPP, PhD
r, UC San Francisco

Janet Coffman is a Professor of Health Policy and Co-Associate Director for Policy Programs at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is also the Co-Director of UCSF and UC-Hastings’ joint online Master of Science in Health Policy and Law program.  In addition, she serves as Vice Chair for Medical Effectiveness for the California Health Benefits Review Program, a program through which faculty and staff at multiple UC campuses provide independent analysis of the impacts of proposed health insurance benefit mandates and repeals. Over the past 25 years, she has authored numerous publications on the health care workforce in California and the United States that have addressed a wide range of topics including supply and demand, geographic distribution, and diversity of the health care workforce.  She received a master’s degree in public policy and a doctoral degree in health services and policy analysis from the University of California, Berkeley.

Miranda Dietz
Project Director, UC Berkeley Labor Center 

Miranda Dietz (she/her) is a policy research specialist at the Labor Center and project director of the California Simulation of Insurance Markets microsimulation model (CalSIM). CalSIM, developed jointly with the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, models the impacts of various policies on health insurance coverage in California. Miranda’s research has focused on development of the model, estimates of the uninsured, and churn in and out of insurance coverage. Miranda has also written on local enforcement of labor standards, low-wage airport workers, and temporary workers in California. She is co-editor with Michael Reich and Ken Jacobs of When Mandates Work: Raising Labor Standards at the Local Level. Miranda received a Master of Public Policy degree from UC Berkeley in 2012, and a bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard University.

Genia Fick 
Inland Empire Health Plan

Genia Fick is part of the Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) team for over 20 years and is currently serving as their Vice President of Quality.  In this role, Genia leads diverse teams that support IEHP’s quality programs across the organization including Health Plan Accreditations; Quality Performance Improvement Programs; Health Plan Quality Reporting; Clinical and Network Analytics; Program Evaluation; Provider Quality Audits; and Value-Based Payment programs.  In addition to her work at IEHP, Genia has over 5 years of experience serving as a Certified HEDIS Compliance Auditor (CHCA) for the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) where she conducted Health Plan and Independent Physician Association (IPA) audits for HEDIS reporting, IHA Pay for Performance (P4P) reporting and CMS Medicare Data Validation.  Genia has a master’s degree in Health Psychology from Northern Arizona University where her studies focused in psychological links to health, research methods and statistics. 

Cora Han
Chief Data Officer, UC Office of the President  

Cora Han is the Chief Health Data Officer for University of California Health (UCH) and Executive Director of the Center for Data-driven Insights and Innovation (CDI2) at UCH. In her role, she develops and implements strategies for leveraging health data in a responsible and innovative way, and directs UC system-wide health data governance initiatives. Cora joined UCH from the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection where she played a leading role on health privacy matters for the Commission in both the enforcement and policy arenas. She speaks frequently on data privacy and technology issues, and has taught these topics to law students as adjunct faculty and a guest lecturer.

Jan Hanley
Director of Research Programming, RAND

Jan Hanley is the Director of the RAND Research Programming Group (RPG) with over 70 statistical programmers, data scientist and research software engineers. In addition to providing programming and statistical support to RAND research projects, RPG is responsible for developing Data Protection policy, Programming QA standards and managing research technology at RAND. Ms. Hanley was the programming lead for projects that used and generated data sets focused on health care, education policy and welfare reform. Ms. Hanley has coordinated the work of many multi-disciplinary teams whose members include physicians, statisticians and economists working with research programmers. She has broad experience as a liaison between RAND research teams and data providers ranging from individual income and welfare data, student and teacher performance data, and individual health claims records. Ms. Hanley is the Quality Assurance Reviewer for several health research projects, where she is responsible for reviewing the implementation of quality control procedures for all data products, including review of programming code, and analytic products. She has a master’s degree in Statistics from Iowa State University.

Terry Hill, MD, FACP

Dr. Terry Hill is a board-certified internist and geriatrician.  Formerly in private practice, his career has included executive positions at Laguna Honda Hospital, California’s Quality Improvement Organization, the California Prison Receivership, and Hill Physicians Medical Group.  Dr. Hill has served in various leadership and board roles for the California Medical Association, California Association of Long Term Care Medicine, Cal Healthcare Compare, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, and HealthImpact, California’s nursing workforce center.  His publications have addressed the COVID-19 pandemic, accountable care, organizational development, professional self-regulation, ethnogeriatrics, and moral judgment.  He received his MD from UCSF and his fellowship training at Stanford.

Koh Kerdsri
Vice President Risk Adjustment Operations, Compliance and IT, Centene

Koh is the Vice President for Risk Adjustment Operations, Compliance, and IT for the CA Market. With twenty-five years of experiences in both clinical and administrative systems, he has demonstrated his skills of leadership in Healthcare, Information Technology, Health Policy, finance, and operational aspects. He is also skilled in Healthcare Management, Managed Care, PBM and Health Plan operations, HIPAA privacy and security, EDI, HIE, Advanced BI, AI/ML, Predictive Modeling, Population Health, Quality/Star Rating, Risk Adjustment, Hospitals and Healthcare Consulting administration. Additionally, he has proven to be a data driven and results oriented leader.  He clearly understands the Payer Claims/Encounter Data for utilization trending analysis including but not limited to Medical Claims/Encounter, Dental, Vision, Member, Provider, Pharmacy. With his strong program and project management professional graduating with an MBA (MIS) from California State University, Long Beach..  He is also a Guest Lecturer at University of Southern of California (USC) for Healthcare IT.

Barbara Koenig, Ph.D
Professor Emerita of Bioethics

Barbara A. Koenig, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Bioethics and Medical Anthropology, University of California, San Francisco. She is also the Director Emeritus of the UCSF Program in Bioethics, a program that spans ethics research, clinical ethics, and ethics education across the university’s four professional schools. Prof. Koenig pioneered the use of empirical methods in the study of ethical questions in science, medicine, and health. One focus is emerging genomic technologies, including using deliberative democracy to engage communities about research governance. Koenig’s current projects include work as an “embedded” bioethics consultant.  She is part of the Human Pangenome Reference Consortium—a project that seeks to build a novel reference genome reflecting the full range of human diversity.  She also contributes actively to UCSF’s Center for Maternal Fetal Precision Medicine, which studies the prenatal use of innovative interventions such as gene editing. Previously, she directed an NIH-funded “Center of Excellence” in ELSI (ethical, legal, social implications) Research. 

Daniel Ruiz                                                      
Vice President, Operations Quality, AltaMed 

Daniel Ruiz (He/Him) is Vice President, Health Services Operations Quality at AltaMed Health Services, a Federally Qualified Health Center serving more than 300k patients in Los Angeles and Orange County.  In this role, he provides direct leadership oversight for enabling support functions for AltaMed’s primary care medical, dental, HIV, and behavioral health services to underserved communities and families.  Serving in this role since July 2020, he has helped lead the deployment of AltaMed’s Covid-19 testing, evaluation and vaccine initiatives, development and implementation of the CalAIM Enhanced Care Management program, and AltaMed’s Value Based Care strategies to impact health equity and population health outcomes.  He originally joined AltaMed in 2003, and previously served as the Vice President, Strategy Execution & Analytics where he provided leadership and oversight for enterprise strategy development and deployment, market research, patient experience and project management functions.  Overall, he has more than 25 years of experience working with mission driven, non-profit health, social and educational service organizations focused on eliminating the inequities and disparities that exist from institutional racial, cultural, gender and identity bias and discrimination.  Beyond his professional life, he and his wife and 2 daughters, and does his best to find time for his three passions of travel, photography and youth soccer.