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Expert and Stakeholder Forum

CHERP engages the Expert and Stakeholder Forum to guide and inform the efforts of our research, implementation and strategic goals.

Neal Axon, MD, MSCR (Chair, CHERP Expert and Stakeholder Forum)
Director, Health Equity and Rural Outreach Innovation Center

Timothy Burke, MD (Co-Chair, CHERP Expert and Stakeholder Forum)
Chief Medical Officer, VISN4

Franca Cambi, MD, PhD
Deputy Associate Chief of Staff for Research & Development, VAPHS

Kyong-Mi Chang, MD
Associate Chief of Staff for Research & Development, CMCVAMC

Francesca Cunningham, PharmD
Associate Chief Consultant, Pharmacy Benefits Management Services and Center for Medication Safety, VHA

Stephen Dillard, MPA
Executive Director, Center for Minority Veterans, VA

Rashida Dorsey, PhD, MPH 
Director, Data Development and Information
Products Division and Senior Advisor on Data Strategy
Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Karen Flaherty-Oxler, MSN, RN
Medical Center Director, CMCVAMC

Joe Francis, MD, MPH
Deputy Chief Improvement & Analytics
Officer, Office of Reporting, Analytics, Performance, Improvement, Deployment

Steven Graham, MD, PhD
Associate Chief of Staff for Research & Development, VAPHS

Patricia Hayes, PhD
Chief Consultant, Women Health Services
Office of Patient Care Services, VHA

Dina Hooshyar, MD
Director, National Center for Homelessness Among Veterans, VHA

John Kelly, MD 
Chief of Staff, CMCVAMC

Donald Koenig, JD
Director, VAPHS

Patricia Kroboth, PhD
Dean, School of Pharmacy, UPITT

Jane Liebschutz, MD, MPH
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, UPITT

Timothy Liezert, MBA, FACHE
Network Director, VISN 4

Harry Maxwell 
Chair, CHERP Veterans Community Advisory Board, CMCVAMC

Ernest Moy, MD, MPH
Executive Director, Office of Health Equity, VA

Thomas O'Toole, MD, MPH
Senior Medical Advisor
Office of the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Clinical Operations

Matthew Rowley 
Innovation Specialist, VAPHS Innovation Network

Ali Sonel, MD, FACC, FACP
Chief of staff, VAPHS 
Mark Upton, MD
Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Community Care, VA

Donna Washington, MD, MPH
COIN Investigator, Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation and Policy
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

John Young, DProf, EML
Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics and Vice Chair for Administration/Chief of Staff
Uniformed Services University

Operational Partners

CHERP works closely with operational partners throughout the VA: