Health Care Improvement Foundation Announces Three New Board Members

May 11, 2021

Philadelphia, PA – Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) announces the election of three new members to its Board of Directors. The newly elected Board members are Matthew Hurford, MD, Najja Orr, and Jonathan Stallkamp, MD. These new directors will provide strategic direction for continued growth around HCIF’s vision for a responsive, coordinated health care community that fulfills the needs of patients and consumers, and achieves better health.

“We are extremely grateful to welcome our new board members,” said Wendy Nickel, President of Health Care Improvement Foundation. “Each one of them provides our board with a unique background and perspective and we look forward to their expertise and guidance this year, especially as we embark on a new strategic planning process.”

New Board Members:

Matthew Hurford, MD is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Community Care Behavioral Health Organization, the nation’s largest not-for-profit behavioral health managed care organization. Dr. Hurford has worked in public-sector psychiatry for nearly 20 years holding various leadership positions in academic, government and managed care systems.

Najja Orr, MBA is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA). Under his direction, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging coordinates a broad range of services that help older Philadelphians live as independently as possible. During the COVID pandemic, PCA has delivered more than 1.9 million meals to older Philadelphians.

Jonathan Stallkamp, MD is the interim Chief Medical Officer and Regional Vice President of Medical Affairs at Main Line Health for Bryn Mawr Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Stallkamp joined Main Line Health in 2005 after working as an internist for the Indian Health Service in Bethel, Alaska and in private practice in Wayne, Pennsylvania.


The Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) (www.hcifonline.org) is an independent nonprofit organization that drives high-value health care through stakeholder collaboration and targeted quality improvement initiatives.  We are dedicated to the vision of a responsive, coordinated health care delivery system that fulfills the needs of patients and consumers, and achieves better health.  HCIF’s approach engages hospitals and healthcare systems, clinicians, community-based organizations, employers, payors, and other stakeholders to address and improve quality of care, patient experience, patient safety, and public health challenges.

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