The Stanford Medicine Health Equity Committee seeks to:

  • Ensure all patients receive equal priority and the highest level of care at Stanford Children’s Health, Stanford Health Care, Stanford School of Medicine, United Healthcare Alliance, and Valley Care, collectively referred to as Stanford Medicine
  • Support community health improvement through upstream (social determinants of health) and downstream (health condition) interventions
  • Improve health equity metrics in quality and safety for Stanford Medicine patient population
  • Examine inequities and service disparities among patient demographic factors, including race, gender/sex, income, geographic region, etc.
  • Work with all Stanford Medicine entities on initiatives that support committee goals and vision
  • Track progress and report up to the executive Stanford Medicine leadership with health equity dashboard
  • Develop standardized analytics, to identify opportunities for disparity improvement
  • Engage Stanford Medicine and community leadership on joint initiatives supporting this committee’s overall goal
  • Identify annual initiatives to complete that achieve the committee’s mission
  • Provide support for new and ongoing health equity initiatives throughout Stanford Medicine
  • Identify current state and ongoing analysis of health equity metrics and key patient demographics (e.g. dashboard and website)

Co-Chairs

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Amy Lu, MD MPH 

Associate Chief Quality Officer & Vice Chair, Quality, Safety and Improvement, SHC
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Bonnie Maldonado, MD

Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Development and Diversity, SoM

Executive Sponsors

Operational Lead & Project Coordinator

Paul Maggio, MD, Chief Quality Officer, SHC

Lane Donnelly, MD, Chief Quality Officer, SCH

Stanford Medicine Center for Improvement

Angela Graf, Senior Quality Consultant, Quality, Patient Safety, and Effectiveness (QPSE), SHC

John Fuqua, Project Coordinator, QPSE, SHC

Lisa Chamberlain, MD, Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Pediatric Advocacy Program, SCH

Matthew Chappell, Manager, Care Coordination, SHC

Anna Dapelo-Garcia, Senior Manager, Inclusion, Diversity, and Health Equity, SHC

Julissa Darden, Senior Manager of Strategic Initiatives of UHA

Magali Fassiotto, PhD, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity, SoM

Lisa Freeman, Senior Advisor, Stanford Medicine Center for Improvement, SoM

Lisa Goldman Rosas, PhD, Assistant Professor of Primary Care and Population Health, SoM

Sharon Hampton, Director, Clinical Operations, SCH

Barbara Hardy, Chief Inclusion, Diversity, and Health Equity, SHC

Colleen Johnson, Community Benefits, SHC

Michael Kim, MD, Associate Chief Medical Officer, UHA

Lisa Knowlton, MD, Assistant Professor, General Surgery

Megan Mahoney, MD, Clinical Professor, Medicine, Primary Care and Population Health, SoM

Rachel Mirkin, Administrative Director, Health Education, SHC

Timothy Morrison, Executive Director, Ambulatory Care and Service Lines, SHC

Michael O’Connell, Chief Operating Officer, Operations, UHA

Kimberly Nelson, Manager, Office of Patient Experience, SCH

Mark Ramirez, Manager, Quality Ambulatory Care, SHC

Pamela Ratliff, Program Director, Stanford Cancer Institute, SoM

David Rehkopf, PhD Associate Professor of Primary Care and Populations Health

Christy Sandborg, MD, Chief Experience Officer, SCH

Mary Stutts, Advisor, Former Chief IDHE Officer, SHC

Minh-Chi Tran, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, Valley Care

Hirut Truneh, Director, Clinical Operations, SHC

Leslie Truong, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, SCH

Karen Wayman, Director of Family Centered Care Co-Leader of Latino Family Resource Center, SCH

Alice R. Georgitso, MPH, joins the SMCI Advisory Committee as our first Patient Partner. Alice has served as a Patient Partner with the Stanford Health Care (SHC) Patient & Family Partner Program for over 4 years and was appointed Chairperson of the Adult Congenital Heart Program Patient & Family Advisory Council in January 2020. She assisted in developing the Stanford Adult Congenital Heart Program’s Peer-to-Peer Program and serves as a Mentor to ACHD patients pre-and-post-organ transplantation. Alice has presented Stanford Health Care’s C-I-CARE framework for structuring best practice communications and developing relationship-based care approaches with patients and colleagues to 500+ Stanford Medicine Directors, Managers and Clinical Staff.

Alice is a Patient Relations Manager at Stanford Health Care. Within her role, she provides a channel for problem resolution to promote the highest quality of care and service excellence. Alice has also worked as an Unrelated Donor Search Coordinator with the Blood & Marrow Transplant at Stanford Health Care to coordinate allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplants through collaborative planning and partnership with the National Marrow Donor Program and SHC clinicians. Prior to her work with SHC, she was the Community Service Foundation Director at San Mateo County Medical Association where she partnered with local stakeholders and clinicians to expand county-wide community health programs to diverse populations. She has also delivered invaluable community health services through her work with the American Heart Association.

Alice earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Biology at Saint Bonaventure University in Olean, NY and her Master of Public Health from SUNY Buffalo in Buffalo, NY. Alice is a member of The Beryl Institute and Adult Congenital Heart Association professional associations, Donor Network West partner advocating for organ, eye, tissue, and blood donation, and remains an active volunteer with SHC. Alice continues to promote patient-and-family-centered care in both hospital and community settings to support precision health and improve the healthcare experience for patients, families, and clinicians.

John Shook learned about lean management while working for Toyota for 11 years in Japan and the U.S., helping it transfer production, engineering, and management systems from Japan to NUMMI and other operations around the world. While at Toyota's headquarters, he became the company's first American kacho (manager) in Japan. In the U.S., Shook joined Toyota’s North American engineering, research and development center in Ann Arbor, Michigan as general manager of administration and planning. His last position with Toyota was as senior American manager with the Toyota Supplier Support Center in Lexington, Kentucky, assisting North American companies adopt the Toyota Production System. Shook co-authored Learning to See, the book that introduced the world to value-stream mapping. He also co-authored Kaizen Express, a bi-lingual manual of the essential concepts and tools of the Toyota Production System. With Managing to Learn, Shook revealed the deeper workings of the A3 management process that is at the heart of Toyota’s management and leadership.
Shook is an industrial anthropologist with a master’s degree from the University of Hawaii, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, and is a graduate of the Japan-America Institute of Management Science. At the University of Michigan, he was director of the Japan Technological Management Program and faculty member of the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering.
Shook is the author of numerous articles, including "How to Change a Culture: Lessons from NUMMI"; Sloan Management Review, January 2010, which won Sloan’s Richard Beckhard Memorial Prize for outstanding article in the field of organizational development.

The Stanford Medicine Center for Improvement benefits from the diversity of its members and the richness of the experiences that they bring. Although the program continues to evolve from when it first launched in October 2019, we continue to reach out to improvers across Stanford Medicine in the School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care, Stanford Children’s Health, Stanford ValleyCare, UHA and PCHA. We welcome everyone from every discipline and recognize that we are stronger together as we value the contributions of every member of our teams.

Dr. Paul Maggio is the Chief Quality Officer of Stanford Health Care. Prior to being appointed the SHC CQO, he was Vice Chair of Surgery for Clinical Affairs, Associate Chief Medical Officer of Operational Effectiveness, and Associate Director of the Adult Intensive Care Unit. He trained in General Surgery at Brown University and obtained advanced training in Adult Surgical Critical Care and Trauma at the University of Michigan. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and is triple board certified in General Surgery, Critical Care, and Medical Informatics. In addition to being a clinician and surgeon, Dr. Maggio participates in the National Committee on Healthcare Engineering for the American College of Surgeons, and his research interests are focused on the delivery of high-value care.

Dr. Maggio received the SHC Board of Hospital Director’s Denise O’Leary Award for Clinical Excellence in 2013

Micah Duchesne joined Stanford Medicine in 2020 as a Principal Consultant project managing the deployment and operations of the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) for COVID-19. He is now the Administrative Director of Performance Improvement at Stanford Health Care where he leads annual operations planning, improvement consulting, and capability development. Micah is also a Fellow at the Stanford Medicine Center for Improvement.

Before joining Stanford, Micah was an independent consultant for his company Silicon Valley Strategy Group, which partnered with Novartis and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania to commercialize cellular therapies. He led a team of clinicians from Europe, Japan, and Australia in designing a global logistics model and quality management system for Kymriah, the world's first approved CAR-T therapy, and helped create an international advisory board aimed at improving global capacity.

Prior to independent consulting, Micah was the Director of Performance Improvement at Kaiser's Santa Clara Medical Center, and he previously held improvement roles of increasing complexity within other health systems. Micah has both a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Health Services Administration from Mississippi College. He also holds certifications as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Project Management Professional.

As a professional, Micah enjoys organizing complex stakeholder ecosystems, clarifying ambiguous goals, aligning visions, and driving high-stakes change. As a human, Micah just enjoys breaking a sweat. While he's not at work, he's at his very own gym in San Jose, CrossFit Moxie. You can find him there coaching olympic weightlifting or working out with his wife. He has a daughter in elementary school and two gym dogs.