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Faculty

Pediatric Ambulatory Quality Symposium (PAQS) 2020

Ashraf Harahsheh, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.A.P.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University

Ashraf Harahsheh, M.D., joined Children’s National Hospital in September 2008 as a full-time attending. He is currently the Director of Resident Education in the Division of Cardiology and is active in inpatient and outpatient care, as well in the Preventive Cardiology Program with a focus on hyperlipidemia. Dr. Harahsheh completed his fellowship training at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University School of Medicine of Detroit, Michigan. He is currently enrolled in the Quality and Safety Improvement Science (QSIS) of the Academic Pediatric Association, which is a 3 year longitudinal program teaching fundamentals of QSIS.
Dr. Harahsheh is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Cardiology, and a member of the National Lipid Association and the Academic Pediatric Association. Dr. Harahsheh received his doctorate of medicine from the University of Jordan-College of Medicine, Amman, Jordan. He is an active member of the Joint Council on Congenital Heart Disease’s National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative (NPC-QIC) and the American College of Cardiology Ambulatory Quality Improvement network (Qnet). His research interests include resource utilization, quality improvement and development of new educational programs teaching the next generation of provider’s communication skills surrounding subspecialty referral.

 

Colleen Soeder, RN
Director Performance Management & Quality Improvement, Mercy Care

Colleen Soeder is a Registered Nurse and the Director of Performance Management & Quality Improvement for Mercy Care, where she is responsible for driving continuous quality improvement and advancing health and quality outcomes. Colleen manages quality improvement programs for Medicare dual-eligible, Medicaid, LTSS, I/DD members and members diagnosed with a Serious Mental Illness (SMI), inclusive of tracking and trending progress with meeting goals for over 300 performance measures. Additionally, Colleen leads the team responsible for implementation of interventions which have resulted in significant improvements in Medicaid performance measures, Medicare HEDIS®, STAR, CAHPS and HOS measures.
A dynamic, detail-oriented individual, Colleen has over a decade of health care management experience in managed care plus more than five years of clinical care, where her experience included the Emergency Department, Telemetry and Surgical Specialty Trauma. Colleen’s
clinical experiences have allowed her to develop strong critical thinking skills which have been invaluable in managing complex projects which deliver superior outcomes in managed care.
In addition to her professional role, Colleen functions as an advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes
Research Foundation (JDRF). She is also a mother to three teenage daughters, as well as a foster
parent.

 

Charlton Wilson, MD, FACP, FACHE, CHIE
Chief Medical Officer, Mercy Care

As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Charlton Wilson leads the Office of Health and Clinical Services which is accountable for quality management, medical and behavioral health management, and practice transformation supports across all lines of business. He has oversight of clinical programs for utilization, clinical and non-clinical care management, and discharge planning to help members get the care they need. Additionally, he oversees the practice transformation consultants of the Practice Innovation Institute and the value-based analytics teams that support providers to succeed in their practices.
As a Commissioned Officer with U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Dr. Wilson worked to develop and strengthen disease management and performance measurement programs and designed, implemented, and improved specialty services for people affected by HIV, diabetes and cancer.
Dr. Wilson is Board Certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Board of Governors for American College of Healthcare Executives. He serves as a Board Member for Native Health and Aunt Rita’s Foundation, and is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix.

 

Micah Olson, MD
Medical Director, Continuing Medical Education, Phoenix Children's Hospital

Dr. Micah Olson is the Medical Director of the CARE Program at Phoenix Children's Hospital, a multidisciplinary clinic dedicated to treating children at the highest risk of cardiometabolic disease. Dr. Olson's research interests include the prevention of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease through lifestyle interventions. He is the Study Physician for an NIH-sponsored randomized controlled trial, Preventing Diabetes in Latino Youth, and has served as the site Principal Investigator for multiple industry-sponsored studies testing new pharmaceutical agents for children with type 2 diabetes. Dr. Olson also serves as the Medical Director of Phoenix Children's Department of Continuing Medical Education.

 

Roy Jedeikin, MD, FACC, MBA
Medical Director, Phoenix Children's Care Network (PCCN)

As Medical Director for Phoenix Children’s Care Network (PCCN), Dr. Roy Jedeikin is responsible for operations, quality and network development. His expertise in continuous quality improvement guides clinical integration within PCCN. In this role, Dr. Jedeikin leads the Quality Committee through engaging and enhancing PCCN’s relationships with providers in clinical integration and quality improvement. His work continues to bring value to provider offices to enhance quality improvement processes. Dr. Jedeikin has been a Pediatric Cardiologist in Phoenix since 1984. He received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School in South Africa.

Dr. Jedeikin is recognized as a nationwide leader for his expertise in continuous quality improvement. He has worked with the American College of Cardiology to develop pediatric cardiology quality metrics for adult congenital and pediatric cardiology and was involved  in developing quality improvement modules for MOC participation in pediatric cardiology and contractual quality performance Hedis measures.

 

Sheryl A. Morelli, MD, FAAP
Chief Medical Officer, Seattle Children’s Care Network, Section Chief, Community Pediatrics, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine

Dr Morelli graduated Cum Laude from The Ohio State University in 1991 and 1993 with bachelor and master’s degrees in early childhood development. She graduated from Wright State University Medical School in 2000 and completed a pediatric residency with the Wright State University Integrated Pediatric residency program in 2003. Dr. Morelli accepted her first clinical faculty position with The Ohio State University College of Medicine Ambulatory Pediatrics as Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics where she served as pediatric continuity clinic
coordinator and staff pediatrician at Nationwide Children’s Hospital; leading Ambulatory Pediatrics’ transition to a fully integrated electronic medical record prior to her departure in 2008. In 2008, Dr. Morelli relocated to Seattle Washington accepting positions with the University of Washington School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics and with Seattle Children’s Hospital as an informatics physician.
Dr. Morelli’s clinical career with the University of Washington has focused on improving direct patient care, program development and residency education. Until the summer of 2016, she served as medical director for the second largest pediatric continuity clinic site in UW’s pediatric residency program; growing the program from 14 to 21 pediatric residents. In this position, she supported the clinic’s transition to NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home recognition and led the formation of a successful integrated behavioral health program. In the summer of 2016, Dr. Morelli accepted the position of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for a large pediatric Clinically Integrated Network, the Seattle Children’s Care Network whose mission aligns with the National Academy of Medicine’s ‘Triple Aim’. In her role as CMO, she provides leadership and oversight to the network’s quality and care transformation initiatives, engages and maintains relationships with leaders (clinical and non-clinical) in the community, develops, implements and measures clinical pathways, develops and disseminates clinical metrics and partners with community providers in the implementation and use of population health information technology and applications. In 2019, Dr. Morelli received the Seattle Children’s Hospital Richard A Molenti Award for Professionalism and Quality.

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