Revonda Cornell, RN, EdD, FACHE is a Senior Clinical Consultant for the Geisinger Consulting Group, Geisinger Health System. In her role, she serves as project manager for readiness assessments, ProvenCare and Patient Centered Medical Home implementation initiatives. Revonda has more than 15 years of executive experience in the roles of COO/CNE. In the past ten years, she has served as an independent consultant facilitating change and enhancing organizational financial and clinical indicators of performance. These consulting engagements included the facilitation of the ‘processes of change’ required for health care organizations to experience transformational change, inclusive of the implementation of the electronic health record.
Revonda’s twenty-five years of experience as a healthcare executive and consultant are enhanced by her doctoral education. In 2009, she completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at the University of South Florida. Her doctoral studies provide her with adult learning and organizational change theoretical frameworks to which to draw upon. Her dissertation, Transformational Change Within Three Schools of Nursing Implementing the Electronic Health Record provides her with qualitative research experience.
Thomas Graf, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer for Population Health for Geisinger Health System. Dr. Graf is responsible for the Value Re-Engineering of the Care Continuum and other Population Health initiatives for Geisinger including the ACO portfolio and with CMS, the Physician Group Practice Transitions Demonstration and Bundled Payments for Care Improvement leading 16 hospitals from across the country in driving performance. He leads the Community Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Care Continuum Service Lines in managing the care delivery across 22 counties in central and northeast Pennsylvania. He is recognized nationally as a leader in medical home and post-acute care redesign, including the implementation nearly 40 NCQA Level III accredited Medical Home sites in the Geisinger ProvenHealth Navigator® model. He has extended this to include comprehensive nursing home care with dedicated providers tied to ProvenHealth Navigator clinics. Dr Graf has established innovative care models for optimizing chronic disease with established systems of care enhanced by MyCare modules of care for individual disease parameters lead by mid-levels through the use of the Delta Innovation Incubator program he established. Dr Graf serves as a content expert for the AHRQ’s Patient Centered Medical Homes Project, AHRQ’s I LIVEPC, international primary care improvement project, AHRQ’s Innovation Spread project, and AMGA’s Caring for Patients with Multiple Chronic Diseases Collaborative. The Value Re-engineering efforts of Geisinger were recently recognized as the AMGA 2011 Acclaim award winner.
After graduating from University of Michigan Medical School and completing Family Medicine residency training at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, he served on the faculty of the Henry Ford Family Practice Residency and was Director of the Southwest Georgia Family Practice Residency prior to joining Geisinger.
Meg Horgan, RN, MSN, has over 30 years experience in the healthcare quality and informatics arena with national experience partnering with executive, physician, nursing and quality leaders in developing and executing reliable clinical processes, facilitating change management and enhancing organizational focus on quality and efficiency.
Meg is currently a Vice President in the Geisinger Consulting Group. She is focused on enhancing clinical quality and efficiency; optimizing the use of performance information to drive innovative solutions in patient care. Most recently, Meg was Vice President for Premier overseeing clinical improvement, client education and consulting, and clinical quality and efficiency analysis and support for more than 700 hospitals nationwide. These programs supported healthcare leaders in their approach to today's complex quality issues through strategic planning, developing reliable clinical processes, establishing an effective performance improvement infrastructure, providing education on use of data tools, clinical data mining and analysis, and process redesign skills necessary to transform clinical performance. Ms. Horgan’s expertise in clinical risk models enables healthcare organizations to not only interpret publicly reported quality performance data, but develop solutions to improve their quality measures. Ms. Horgan also led Premier’s QUEST Program which built on the success of the Premier/CMS Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration (HQID). QUEST is a program that in partnership with the Institute of Healthcare Improvement, assists in driving healthcare to new levels of performance excellence in quality, efficiency and safety with a focus on transparency.
Prior roles include Vice President of Consulting Services for CareScience, a quality improvement informatics business, and the Administrator of Quality Improvement at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In that role, she directed the organization’s outcomes monitoring program to include the medical staff, and managed the information systems that supported the performance improvement program. Ms. Horgan has additional experience as the Director of Clinical Redesign and Outcomes Management at Graduate Health Systems managing a system-wide clinical and financial outcome improvement program, working in a peer review organization and proving direct healthcare delivery in an urban Emergency Department. She received her Master’s of Science in Nursing and undergraduate degree from Gwynedd-Mercy College.
Brennan Kohrherr, ASA, is a Senior Analyst in the Actuarial Informatics Department of Geisinger Health Plan. He has been a part of the analytic team for ProvenHealth Navigator® since 2010, and is responsible for determining the efficiency gains to be shared with each primary care office as a result of the program. Additionally, Brennan supports the PHN clinical model by creating reports to monitor the program’s initial and long term impacts on quality, expense, and utilization. Brennan has a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the Pennsylvania State University, and is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries.
Diane Littlewood RN, BSN, CCM, is a Director of Population Management Operations with Geisinger Health Plan. In her role, she is responsible for the start up and maintenance of the medical home program for those sites enrolled in the program in the north central region. She also serves as a liaison between the Geisinger Health Plan and Geisinger Community Practice.
Ms. Littlewood received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Misericordia University and is a Certified Diabetes Educator and Certified Tobacco Cessation Counselor. Her experience includes medical surgical nursing as well as oncology, cardiology, gastroenterology, and ob/gyn. More recently, she has been involved in case and care management as a case manager, preceptor, and team leader in care coordination.
Ms. Littlewood is president of the Danville chapter of CMSA and is involved in community education programs as well as educational programs for case management staff.
Joann Sciandra RN, BSN, CCM, is the Director, Case Management Strategic Development and an integral part of the direction of nurse case managers with the ProvenHealth Navigator® program with Geisinger Health Plan. In her role, she is responsible for the startup and maintenance of the medical home program for those sites enrolled in the program in the eastern region. She is administratively responsible for program development, implementation and training of case managers for Geisinger’s program and also for external groups through the consulting arm of Geisinger Health System.
Ms. Sciandra received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Wilkes University and is a Certified Case Manager. Ms. Sciandra is a member of the CMSA and involved in community education programs as well as educational programs for case management staff. Her experience includes nursing practice in the intensive care unit as well as geriatric clinic coordinator. More recently, she has been involved in case and care management as a case manager, preceptor, and team leader in care coordination. She has been a co- author for several publications and has presented locally and in Singapore with regard to medical home and case management.
Jo Ann (Joey) Sevison MBA, MS, RN, is the Director of Clinical Solutions for the Geisinger Health Plan. In her role she supports the Geisinger Consulting Group in working with other innovative health systems to disseminate our knowledge in transforming care delivery. This includes integrated population management, clinical transformation, quality improvement, health information systems, actuarial informatics, and customer service. She coordinates internal and external activities with Provider Network Management, Health Services, Pharmacy and Customer Service Operations to meet client needs.
Prior to joining Geisinger, Joey served as Vice President, Physician Practice Management for the Pinnacle Health System in Harrisburg, PA. Her healthcare experience has included roles such as: Executive Director of Physician Integration, Human Resources Manager, Recruitment Specialist, and Nurse Manager. She recently held the volunteer position of Family Support Section Leader, Pennsylvania Task Force One (Urban Search & Rescue, FEMA).
Joey is a graduate of the Geisinger School of Nursing. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University, her Master of Science in Human Organizational Development from Villanova University and her MBA from Eastern University.
She is an American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) Nominee, and holds membership in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).
Janet Tomcavage, RN, MSN, is the Chief Administrative Officer for Geisinger Insurance Operations (GIO). In this role, she co-leads the insurance company’s health services department with the Chief Medical Officer. Ms. Tomcavage has administrative responsibility for quality improvement, ProvenHealth Navigator® (Geisinger’s medical home model), disease/case management, medical management, pharmacy, wellness, clinical informatics, clinical systems development to support population management, provider network management, and GIO consulting. Ms. Tomcavage also provides clinical and executive leadership for GIO’s multi-state operations.
Ms. Tomcavage earned her bachelor of science in nursing from Bloomsburg State University and her master of science in nursing from College Misericordia. Ms. Tomcavage has held certifications as a certified diabetes educator and as an advanced practitioner for diabetes management.
For the last twelve years, Ms. Tomcavage has led Geisinger’s development of innovative models of care and population management including the nationally recognized ProvenHealth Navigator® model. She has extensive experience in disease and case management programs that have demonstrated positive impacts on quality outcomes and health care expense. Ms. Tomcavage has also led the development of employer based wellness programs including value-based benefit design products incorporating results-based incentive programs.
Ms. Tomcavage has co-authored articles on patient - centered primary care, diabetes, disease management and the expanded role of nursing in health care. Ms. Tomcavage has lectured nationally on disease and case management, medical home, chronic condition management, and many other topics.
Christopher Yusko, DO, practices outpatient medicine at the Geisinger Mount Pocono clinic. His board certification is in Internal Medicine. Dr. Yusko is the medical home lead for three of the Geisinger Community Practice Service Line (CPSL) practices. He also supports the Geisinger Consulting Group in the dissemination of our innovations in healthcare delivery, particularly around the Geisinger ProvenHealth Navigator® program.