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
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
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