Committees
Clinical Advisory Committee
The Clinical Advisory Committee comprises of a voluntary expert panel of health care providers and partners from organizations across Southeastern Pennsylvania.  This committee identifies the region’s quality and patient safety priorities and provides clinical guidance to HCIF and its Board of Directors. 

Jeremy Souder, MD (Chair)

Patient Safety OfficerPennsylvania Hospital; Medical Director, Pennsylvania Hospital Inpatient Palliative Care Program; Clinical Assistant Professor, Hospital Medicine

Eileen Jaskuta, MSHA, BSN, RN (Vice Chair)

System Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety, Main Line Health System

Victor Caraballo, MD, MBA

Senior Medical Director, Independence Blue Cross

Mary Reich Cooper, MD, JD

Program Director, Healthcare Quality and Safety Jefferson College of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University

Scott W. Cowan, MD, FACS

Associate Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vice Chair for QualityThomas Jefferson University Hospital

Christina Lauro, MSN, RN

Director, Quality Initiatives and Patient Safety Officer Doylestown Hospital

Brigitta Mueller, MD, MCHM

Executive Director, Patient Safety, Risk, & Quality, ECRI Institute

Charles Orellana, MD

Medical Director, Clinical Care Associates of the University of Pennsylvania Health System

Aileen Schast, PhD

Senior Director, Patient Safety and Performance Improvement, Einstein Healthcare Network

Charles I. Wagner, MD

Senior Director, Risk, Quality & Patient Safety, Grand View Health

Gary Welch, DO

Vice President, Quality, Jefferson Health – Northeast