CPR Staff

Our team is small, but mighty

Together, we bring 85+ combined years of experience working in health care. Our team includes big picture thinkers, researchers, benefit consultants, academics, writers, and health care industry experts. To contact any staff, please visit our Contact Us page.

Suzanne F. Delbanco, Ph.D.


Suzanne F. Delbanco is the executive director of Catalyst for Payment Reform, an independent, non-profit corporation working to catalyze employers, public purchasers and others to implement strategies that produce higher-value health care and improve the functioning of the health care marketplace. In addition to her duties at CPR, Suzanne serves on the advisory board of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Institute and participates in the Healthcare Executives Leadership Network. Previously, Suzanne was the founding CEO of The Leapfrog Group. Suzanne holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy and a M.P.H. from the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley.


Andréa E. Caballero


Andréa E. Caballero is the program director for Catalyst for Payment Reform.   Andréa has 15+ years of experience in the health care industry. Prior to joining CPR, Andréa served as Vice-President, Enterprise and Health Services Policy for UnitedHealth Group, one of the nation’s largest health and well-being companies, where she worked on a range of health care policy issues at the state and federal levels.  From 2002-2005, Andréa was a member of PacifiCare’s Public Affairs team as the Director of State Government Relations for the Western Region. Before joining PacifiCare, Andréa was with Humana serving as a Regional Legislative Manager. A Wisconsin native, Andréa began her career in Madison, Wisconsin working for the State Senate and as a Legislative Liaison representing various issues before the state legislature, regulators and administration. Andréa holds a Bachelor of Arts degrees from Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin.


Emily Roesing, MBA


Emily Roesing is the director of business development for Catalyst for Payment Reform. In her role, she helps CPR identify and execute on opportunities to expand its suite of products and services along with market needs, while continuing to further the organization’s mission. Prior to joining CPR, she held positions at Jiff Inc., Kaiser Permanente, and Deloitte Consulting, where she spent several years providing strategy and operations expertise to large public agencies. She received her MBA from Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and her Bachelors of Arts from Duke University.


Spencer Sherman


Spencer Sherman is the director of communications and membership at Catalyst for Payment Reform. Prior to joining CPR in June 2016, he was the first communications director for the Science Philanthropy Alliance. He spent thirteen years as executive editor and communication director for the California Health Care Foundation, where he was responsible for all forms of communications and publishing and the development of targeted audiences to promote the foundation’s mission. He is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz with bachelor’s degrees in American Studies and Political Science.


Ryan M. Olmstead, MPH


Ryan M. Olmstead joined CPR in April, 2017, as director of member services. Prior to joining CPR, Ryan spent more than 10 years in health benefits consulting as an assistant vice-president for health and benefits at Aon Hewitt and a senior associate in health and benefits at Mercer. Ryan received his MPH from the School of Public Health at UCLA.

Roslyn Murray


Roslyn Murray is the Project and Research manager for Catalyst for Payment Reform. In this role, Roslyn manages projects on health care benefit design, how payment methods and benefit designs work together, and tailoring payment reform to local health care markets. Roslyn also assists the Program Director in tracking the implementation of payment reform at the national and regional level. She previously held a Project and Research Assistant position at CPR, where she provided background support and conducted research on policy and health care payment reform issues. A graduate of Stanford University, Roslyn holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology, Health and Health Policy.


Charlotte O'Brien


Charlotte O’Brien is the Project Coordinator for Catalyst for Payment Reform. In this role, Charlotte draws from her experience in project management and marketing to coordinate events, marketing, and communications for CPR. Charlotte’s background is in management and business development in luxury and specialty retail. Charlotte has an interest in health care, having worked for several years for DayOne Centers Inc. in the field of prenatal, postnatal, neonatal and lactation support. Charlotte holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Writing from Pacific University, Oregon.


Lea Tessitore, MBA


Lea Tessitore is a part-time project assistant with Catalyst for Payment Reform, where she provides project support and conducts research on health care policy, payment reform, and purchasing strategies. Previously, she was a Senior Analyst at Manatt Health, where she provided policy analysis, project management support, and strategic business consulting services to healthcare providers, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Fortune 500 companies. Lea received her MBA in Healthcare management from Union Graduate College (now Clarkson University) and her Bachelor of Arts from Union College. She is currently working towards a Master of Science degree in Bioethics.


Kathy Flock


Kathy Flock manages operations and accounting for Catalyst for Payment Reform on a part-time basis.  Over the last 20 years she has been a small businesses consultant supporting operations, finance, contracts administration, human resources, and insurance and investor relations. For seven years she was director of operations for a boutique commercial real estate firm in San Francisco.  Kathy is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a degree in business economics.


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