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., Richard DelSesto, M.D., Stuart Demirs, M.D., Marta Sowa, M.D., Jane Dennison, M.D., Peter Yasigian, M.D., Gregory Steinmetz, M.D., Jeffrey Wilson, M.D., Kristine Cunniff, D.O.
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
Greogory Steinmetz, M.D., Chairman
Richard Ohnmacht, M.D., Joseph Grande, D.O., Usha Stokoe, 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
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., Munawar Azam, M.D., Irfran Ahmad, M.D., Shirley Carter, R.N.,B.S.N., Rob Mencunas.
Healthcare Information Committee
Lucille Vega, M.D, Chairman
Stephen Fanning, D.O., Dinusha Dietrich, M.D.
Behavioral Health Committee
Chad Nevola, M.D. Chairman
Albert Puerini, M.D., Peter Oppenheimer, James Curran, Peter Erickson, Leslie Feil, Rena Sheehan, Joseph Trunzo, Maureen Donnelly, Nick Johnson, Mark Schneider, Tami Ringeling, Darlene Dorocz, RN.
Mark Rosenberg, M.D., Chairman
Brian Kwetkowski, M.D., Charles Cronin, D.O., Chad Nevola, M.D., Michael Hayden D.O., Altaf Girach, M.D., John Concannon, D.O., Tara Higgins, RPh, Georgette Uttley, RN