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. 

Henry A. Pitt, MD (Chair)

Chief Quality OfficerTemple University Health System

Jeremy Souder, MD (Vice Chair)

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

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

Norma J. Ferdinand

SVP Chief Quality OfficerLancaster General Health 

Eileen E. Jaskuta MSHA, BSN, RN

System Vice President Quality and Patient SafetyMain Line Health 

Brigitta Mueller, MD, MHCM, CPE, CPPS, CPHQ, FAAP

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

Charles Orellana, MD

Medical DirectorClinical Care Associates of the University of Pennsylvania Health System

Nancy V. Runta, MSN, RN

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

Aileen Schast, PhD

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

Doron Schneider, MD,

Chief Safety and Quality OfficerAbington Hospital – Jefferson Health

Charles I. Wagner, MD

Medical Advisor to Patient and ResidentSafety Initiatives, Holy Redeemer Hospital & Medical Center

Gary Welch, DO

Vice President, Quality, Aria Health