CMQCC Executive Committee

The Executive Committee ensures that CMQCC continues to deliver value to our stakeholders by providing guidance on our strategy and priorities and supporting CMQCC’s mission of reducing preventable maternal morbidity, mortality and racial disparities in California maternity care.

Committee Members

Member Name Representing
Ifeyinwa Asiodu,
RN, PhD, IBCIC
AWHONN, UCSF School of Nursing
Palav Babaria,
MD, MHS
Quality and Population Health Management, California Department of Health Care Services
Priya Batra,
MD, MS, FACOG
Family and Community Health Inland Empire Health Plan
Joy Burkhard,
MBA
2020 Mom Foundation
Shantay R. Davies-Balch,
MBA, CLE, Doula
Black Wellness and Prosperity Center, Fresno
Jeffrey B. Gould,
MD, MPH
Stanford University 
Robert Imhoff
 
Hospital Quality Institute (HQI)
Miranda Klassen
 
Amniotic Fluid Embolism (AFE) Foundation
Lisa Korst,
MD, PhD
Childbirth Research Associates, LLC 
Leslie Kowalewski
 
CMQCC - Administrative Director
Chris Krawczyk,
PhD
Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
Mashariki Kudumu
 
March of Dimes 
David Lagrew,
MD
St. Joseph Health 
Lawrence D. Lurvey,
MD, JD
Kaiser Permanente
Elliott Main, 
MD
CMQCC - Medical Director
Sarah Mandel,
MD
Nor Cal Kaiser Permanente
Gail Newel,
MD, MPH 
Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency
Diana Ramos,
MD, MPH
California Department of Public Health, Center for Health Communities
Usha Ranji,
MS
Kaiser Family Foundation
Holly Smith,
MPH, MSN, CNM
American College of Nurse Midwives
Stephanie Teleki,
MPH, PhD
California Health Care Foundation
Lyn Yasumura,
MD
Kaiser Permanente