Cathie Markow


As the CMQCC Administrative Director, Cathie leads development and implementation of strategic and tactical plans for growth in quality improvement, educational and research activities. Cathie has more than 15 years experience in driving quality improvement in the healthcare system. Prior to joining Stanford University, Cathie served as Senior Director of Quality at Castlight Heath, where she developed strong relationships with both regional and national quality improvement organizations to obtain the best possible clinical quality information. While at Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH), she managed the California Regional Quality Reporting Collaborative, a multi-stakeholder organization focused on provider performance measurement and reporting, and was involved in a variety of healthcare quality reporting and improvement activities within the state and nationally. She has led product management groups for a variety of health information technology vendors. Cathie holds a BS in Nursing and a BA in Sociology from Hartwick College, and an MBA from Northeastern University.