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.

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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Spencer Sherman

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

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.

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Ryan M. Olmstead, MPH

DIRECTOR OF MEMBER SERVICES

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

PROJECT AND RESEARCH MANAGER

Roslyn (Roz) Murray, Catalyst for Payment Reform’s (CPR) project and research manager, oversees research projects, including CPR’s partnership with the Urban Institute examining how to align health care benefit design with provider payment. She also works with the executive director to assess regional health care markets and identify payment and delivery reforms that are likely to succeed. Roz supports CPR’s program director in tracking implementation of payment reform on a national and regional level. In addition, Roz helped launch CPR’s employer collaboratives and has been critical to the development of CPR’s online education courses. A graduate of Stanford University, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology, Health and Health Policy.

 

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Charlotte O'Brien

PROJECT COODINATOR

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.

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Lea Tessitore, MBA, MSB

PROJECT ASSISTANT

Lea Tessitore is a 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), Master of Science in Bioethics from Clarkson University, and Bachelor of Arts from Union College.

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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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