Steering Committee

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. Members voluntarily provide input, critical feedback and decision making to the Coordinating Center on all aspects of short and long term issues presented to the Consortium.

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

Members participate in two 30-minute teleconferences each year, and two meetings scheduled in conjunction with each biannual meeting in January and June. All other work is done by email.

MOQC’s Steering Committee is supported by a Measures Group, which is a subset of members dedicated to working with the Coordinating Center on selecting relevant and meaningful quality measures for abstraction across MOQC practices. The Measures Group conducts their work once a year at a mid-year four hour meeting, during which MOQC and practice-level trended performance on current measures are reviewed, and decisions are made whether measures are maintained, retired or proposed for abstraction.

Both Steering Committee and Measures groups have representation from MOQC’s Patient and Caregiver Oncology Council (POQC) and other individuals who have either been diagnosed with cancer or who have taken care of someone with cancer. They are present at all of our meetings, supporting our efforts and ensuring that their voice is part of our most critical decisions.

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

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

Katie Beekman, MD
IHA Hematology Oncology, Ypsilanti

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

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

Michael Harrison
At Large Representative, Allen Park

Isabelle Le, MD
MidMichigan, Midland

Sherry Levandowski, MD
Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Bay, West Branch

Susan Lyons, MD, PhD
Newland Medical Associates, Novi

Dan Phillips, PT, MSA
Administrative Director, Herbert-Herman Cancer Center, Sparrow Health System, Lansing

Kate Schumaker, RHIT, CTR
St. Mary’s Medical Oncology, Livonia

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

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

Heather Spotts, MSW
MSU Breslin Cancer Center, Lansing

Ammar Sukari, MD
Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit

Bridget VandenBussche, BS
Executive Director, West Michigan Cancer Center, Kalamazoo

Padma Venuturumilli, MD
Hematology Oncology Consultants, Royal Oak

Shannon Wills, PhD, MS, PA-C
Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, Macomb