MOQC’s Steering Committee is composed of physicians and non-physicians representing a variety of oncology practices by type and size of practice from across the state of Michigan. Members voluntarily provide input, critical feedback and decision making to the Coordinating Center team on all aspects of short and long term issues that are presented to the Consortium.

The commitment of this group of professionals is a two-year term, beginning in early Spring of each year. The nomination process opens at the January biannual meeting every year and is available to all MOQC physicians and practice members.

Members participate every other month in 30-minute teleconferences and also two meetings scheduled in conjunction with each biannual meeting in January and June. The rest of the work is done via email.

MOQC’s Steering Committee is supported by a Measures Group, which is a subset of members dedicated to working with the Coordinating Center team on selecting relevant and meaningful measures for trending and abstraction across MOQC practices. The Measures Group conducts their work on a monthly basis via teleconference over established time periods of time (e.g. around abstraction periods).

The Steering Committee and Measures groups receive input and advice from its newly formed Patient Advisory Group (PAG), starting Spring, 2017.

Joanne Anderson, RN, BSN, OCN
Cowell Cancer Center, Traverse City

Ernie Balcueva, MD
St Mary’s of Michigan, Saginaw

Katie Beekman, MD
IHA, Ypsilanti

Usharee Chamarthy, MD
Sparrow Cancer Center, Lansing

Rizwan Danish, MD
Genesee Cancer & Blood, Flint

Cindy Fenimore
Oncology Practice Manager, St. John’s Providence, Ascension

Tom Gribbin, MD
Vice President, Cancer and Hematology Center Western Michigan & Medical Director Lacks Cancer Center, Grand Rapids

Inger Griffin, RN
Patient Representative, Livonia

Justin Klamerus, MD
President, Barbara Ann Karmanos Hospital, Detroit

Jeff Letzer, DO
MidMichigan, Midland

Sherry Levandowski, MD
McLaren Hematology Oncology, West Branch

Heather Levanduski, MSW
Social Work Manager, Cancer & Hematology Centers of Western Michigan, Grand Rapids

Tallat Mahmood, MD
Medical Oncologist, McLaren Medical Group/MMP, Lansing

C. Jane Martin, MHSA
VP, Oncology Center of Excellence, Ascension Health/St. John Providence Health System

Gustavo Morel, MD
Dickinson County Healthcare System, Iron Mountain

Patty Morley, RN, BSN
Practice Manager, McLaren Greater Lansing / MMP – Flint

Claire Saadeh, PharmD, BCOP
Sparrow Cancer Center/Ferris State, Lansing

Dawn Severson, MD
Medical Director, Henry Ford Macomb Cancer Center, Macomb

Ed Smith, MD
Mackinaw Straits Health System, St. Ignace

Bridget VandenBussche, BS
Director, Quality & Risk, West Michigan Cancer Center, Kalamazoo