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.

We’re hiring!

CPR is looking to add an experienced Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships to our team. Take a look at the job description to see if you or someone you know might fit the role and for more details on how to apply.

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. Suzanne helps CPR members and employers collectively push for improvements in the quality, affordability, and transparency of health care. 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 case studies 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.

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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 senior project and research manager, oversees research projects focusing on special topics including price transparency, maternity care, telehealth, and Palliative Care. Lea also manages CPR events including webinars and virtual summits, supports CPR Collaboratives, and updated CPR’s Specifications for the Evaluation of Price Transparency Tools.  Lea received her MBA in Healthcare Management from Union Graduate College, 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. This knowledge influenced her work on CPR’s Maternity Care Payment Action Brief. 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

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

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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Maclaine Lehan

PROJECT AND RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Maclaine Lehan is Catalyst for Payment Reform’s Project and Research Assistant. Maclaine contributes to a combination of CPR’s research projects, purchaser collaboratives, and employer tools covering a range of topics from Medicaid to Mental Health. In addition, she supports CPR’s partnership with the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science and Health Policy to develop a database of state laws and regulations. Maclaine graduated from Brown University in 2018 where she concentrated in political science. She previously held internships in the U.S. House of Representatives and with Kaiser Permanente.

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Gabriella Klein

Project Coordinator

Gabriella Klein is CPR’s Project Coordinator. Gabi provides administrative support for CPR’s leadership on wide range of projects, including online education, and assists with internal legal, financial, project management, and marketing operations. Prior to working at CPR, she spent a year at a health technology startup in San Francisco and completed internships at the University of Sydney School of Public Health and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Gabriella received her B.S. in Global Public Health and Communications from New York University in 2017.

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