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.

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Suzanne F. Delbanco, Ph.D.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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.

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Andréa E. Caballero, MPA

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Andréa E. Caballero is the program director for Catalyst for Payment Reform.   Andréa has 18+ 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 received her MPA from Brandman University and her Bachelor of Arts degrees from Ripon College.

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Emily Roesing, MBA

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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.

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Ryan Olmstead, MPH

DIRECTOR OF MEMBER SERVICES

Ryan Olmstead is CPR’s director of member services. Ryan provides front line assistance to CPR members, directs CPR’s employer-purchaser collaboratives, manages CPR’s health plan user groups, and contributes his expertise to CPR’s online and other educational offerings. Prior to joining CPR, Ryan spent 12 years as a benefits consultant to large employers.  He was an assistant vice-president for health and benefits at Aon Hewitt and a senior associate in health and benefits with Mercer. Ryan received his MPH from UCLA’s School of Public Health.

Roslyn Murray

SENIOR PROJECT AND RESEARCH MANAGER

Roslyn (Roz) Murray, Catalyst for Payment Reform’s (CPR) senior project and research manager, provides content expertise on CPR’s various research projects, purchaser collaboratives, and online education. Roz currently manages CPR’s partnership with the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science and Health Policy to develop a database of state laws and regulations governing provider market power, transparency, provider payment, and benefit and network designs. She also supports CPR’s program director in tracking the implementation of payment reform on a national and regional level. A graduate of Stanford University, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology, Health and Health Policy.

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Lea Tessitore, MBA, MSB

SENIOR PROJECT AND RESEARCH MANAGER

Lea Tessitore, Catalyst for Payment Reform’s (CPR) senior project and research manager, oversees research projects, including CPR’s partnership with The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) exploring employer and purchaser strategies for improving quality of care, while reducing health care costs.  Lea focuses on CPR special topics including price transparency, maternity care, telehealth, and palliative care, having led work to update CPR’s Specifications for the Evaluation of Price Transparency Tools.  Lea manages CPR events including webinars and virtual summits and supports work related to CPR Collaboratives.  Lea received her MBA in Healthcare Management from Union Graduate College (now Clarkson University), Master of Science in Bioethics from Clarkson University, and Bachelor of Arts from Union College.

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Ale Vargas-Johnson

PROJECT AND RESEARCH MANAGER

Alejandra (Ale) Vargas-Johnson is project and research manager with Catalyst for Payment Reform, assisting the program director with CPR’s Scorecard on Payment Reform 2.0 initiative in addition to other research and analysis work. Ale is passionate about using health care research to spur change and previously worked as a research analyst at UCSF’s Bixby Center in the Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health program. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, and worked as a middle school teacher in Brazil for two years.  She holds a dual Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and Spanish from University of Southern California, where she was a Trustee Scholar. She is currently pursuing an online MicroMasters in Data, Economics, and Developmental Policy through MITx.

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Kathy Flock

OPERATIONS MANAGER

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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