Company Info

Since it’s inception in 1994, RIPCPC has continued to grow and develop it’s infrastructure, while delivering the best contracts available to primary care physician’s in Rhode Island. The IPA’s Executive Director reports to a Board of Directors consisting of ten member physicians and the IPA president. This Board makes all decisions on IPA contracting, new initiatives, and the strategic direction of the organization. The IPA has four Medical Directors who meet monthly to coordinate clinical quality initiatives and future CME topics. Each month, the IPA hosts four separate POD (Pool Of Doctors) meetings throughout the state. Each meeting is coordinated by one of our four Medical Directors, and a CME lecture is presented. A portion of the meeting is also dedicated to reviewing contract performance and IPA quality initiatives.

Board Of Directors

Al Puerini, M.D.,Chairman

Herbert Brennan, D.O., David Carter, M.D., Richard DelSesto, M.D., Stuart Demirs, M.D., Marta Sowa, M.D., Matthew Salisbury, M.D., Jane Dennison, M.D., Peter Yasigian, M.D.

Chief Operating Officer

Noah Benedict

POD Medical Directors

Al Puerini, M.D., David Leibowitz, D.O., Martin Kerzer, M.D., Herbert Brennan, D.O., Peter Pogacar, M.D., Shirley Carter, R.N., B.S.N.

Patient Centered Medical Home Committee

Mark Rosenberg, M.D., Chairman

Martin Kerzer, D.O., Richard Ohnmacht, M.D., Joseph Grande, D.O., Usha Stokoe, M.D., Sukanya Somasundar, M.D., Sadia Iftikhar, M.D., Herman Ayvazyan, M.D.,  Shirley Carter, R.N.,B.S.N., Susan Small, R.N., Mr. Noah Benedict

Credentialing Committee

Richard Greco, MD, Chairman

David Carter, M.D., Michael Souza, D.O.

Enhanced Outcomes and Performance Committee

Marcolino Ferretti, M.D., Co-Chairman, Jeffrey Wilson, M.D., Co-Chairman

Alexander Lee, M.D., Richard Delsesto, M.D., Syed Hussain, M.D., Hugo Yamada, M.D., Munawar Azam, M.D., Irfran Ahmad, M.D.,  Shirley Carter, R.N.,B.S.N., Rob Mencunas.

Healthcare Information Committee

Gregory Steinmetz, M.D, Chairman

Lucille Vega, M.D., Stephen Fanning, D.O.,  Dinusha Dietrich, M.D.

Urgent Access Committee

Stephen Fanning, D.O., Albert Puerini, M.D., Joseph Grande, D.O., Michael Heru, M.D., Howard Bassel, M.D., Joseph Zibrida, M.D., David Carpentier, M.D., Rocco Andreozzi, D.O., Jonathan Martin, M.D., Herman Ayvazyan, M.D.,  Munawar Azam, M.D., Mr. Noah Benedict.

Behavioral Health Committee

Matthew Salisbury, M.D. Chairman

Albert Puerini, M.D., Peter Oppenheimer, James Curran, Peter Erickson, Ryan Haggerty, Chad Nevola, M.D., Rena Sheehan, David Colpak, Maureen Donnelly, Shahid Khan, M.D., Nick Johnson,  Scott Gendron, Noah Benedict.

Information Systems Clinical Integration Committee

Noah Benedict, Chairman

Frederick Crisafulli, M.D., Kristine Cunniff, D.O., Albert Puerini, M.D., Matthew Salisbury, M.D., Gary King, M.D., Mr. Michael Oakes