Staff

People Type: Staff

Cassidy Tarullo Burrell, MPP

Cassidy Tarullo Burrell, MPP

Cassidy Tarullo joined our team in September of 2019 as Administrative Coordinator, and after two years as Project Coordinator, has been promoted to Project Manager. Cassidy supports the Health Equity Data Strategy collaborative, Excellence in Health Care Awards, and the Regional Community Health Needs Assessment. She also sits on the Marketing & Communications Committee and […]

Meghan Smith, MPH

Meghan Smith, MPH

Meghan joined HCIF in 2022 as Project Manager for the Clinical Improvement team, supporting the Pennsylvania- New Jersey Surgical Opioid Stewardship and PURC programs. Meghan has a background in project and program management in non-profit, academic, and government settings. She moved to Philadelphia from Washington, D.C. in 2015 to obtain her Master’s in Public Health […]

Kelsey Salazar, MPH

Kelsey Salazar, MPH

Kelsey Salazar joined HCIF in 2017 as a Project Manager on the Population Health team. She currently serves on the project team for the Pennsylvania Health Literacy Coalition, manages collaborative opioid surgical stewardship activities, and supports non-profit health systems’ community health needs assessments and implementation planning. Prior to HCIF, Kelsey previously worked as a research […]

April Reilly, MSW

April Reilly, MSW

April Reilly joined HCIF in 2022 as a Director, working with both the Clinical Improvement and Population Health teams. She is currently serving on the Health Equity Data Strategy, Maternal Health Equity, and the Pennsylvania- New Jersey Surgical Opioid Stewardship programs. April has a background in Social Work and Nonprofit Administration with over 15 years […]

Liz Owens, MS

Liz Owens, MS

Liz Owens joined HCIF in March of 2017 as Project Coordinator and since then has been promoted to Project Manager. In this position, Liz supports the Partnership for Patient Care as well as HCIF’s three programs in the Pennsylvania Hospital Improvement Innovation Network. Liz received her B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College followed by her […]

Sehrish Rashid, MPH, MA

Sehrish Rashid, MPH, MA

Sehrish Rashid joined HCIF in August 2022 as a Project Manager for the Population & Community Health team. She currently supports the Pennsylvania Health Literacy Coalition (PAHLC), Cities Change Diabetes, and Collaborative Opportunities to Advance Community Health (COACH) initiatives. Prior to joining HCIF, Sehrish worked as a Mentor Coordinator at LifeTies’ Youth and Family Pride […]

Lauren Eckel, MPH, CHES

Lauren Eckel, MPH, CHES

Lauren Eckel joined HCIF in September 2022 as Project Coordinator for the Population Health team. Lauren provides support to multiple project teams in the management of community and population health projects. Prior to joining HCIF, Lauren worked as a Research Assistant for Pennsylvania State University on the FFC-AC-EIT research study, which strives to optimize function […]

Pamela A. Braun, BSN, MSN

Pamela A. Braun, BSN, MSN

Pam Braun joined HCIF in 2008 and currently serves as the Vice President, Clinical Improvement. She leads patient safety initiatives funded by the Partnership for Patient Care and directs other externally funded initiatives, such as CT Radiation Safety and Diagnostic Error through the Pennsylvania Hospital Innovation Improvement Network. Pam is a registered nurse with 30 […]

Wendy Nickel, MPH

Wendy Nickel, MPH

Wendy Nickel was appointed President of the Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) in 2020. In this role, Wendy leads regional healthcare initiatives focused on improving the safety, outcomes, and care experiences of patients, consumers and healthcare professionals. Her work focuses on developing strategy, analyzing emerging trends, and building stakeholder relationships to facilitate high quality care. […]

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