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Board of Directors

President

Fe Nieves Khouw, MSN, RN, CPHQ

Fe Nieves Khouw has been in the field of Quality and Safety for 22 years. Fe currently holds the position of Director of Regulatory and Patient Safety at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. In this position, she is responsible for all activities related to accreditation and standards compliance. She is the hospital’s patient safety officer and is accountable for program development in the hospital’s journey to High Reliability and achievement of zero preventable harm. Fe has held various leadership positions in Healthcare Quality and Safety. She was Director of Quality and Patient Safety at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Director of Nursing Quality at Mercy Medical Center, Director of Regulatory Affairs and Safety at Laurel Regional Hospital where she also became interim Chief Nursing Officer. 

Secretary

Debbie Kadamian, RN, BSN, MS, CPHQ, CCM

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Debbie Kadamian, RN, BSN, MS, CPHQ, CCM has diverse nursing experience which includes Critical Care, ED, Nurse Management, Case Management, and Risk Management. She has been working in the Quality and Patient Safety arena since 2004 in both New York and Maryland. She has been a MAHQ Member-at Large since 2018. Currently she is working at the VA Medical Center in Baltimore as a Quality Improvement Specialist.

Treasurer

Alexandra (Allie) Durso, MHA

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Alexandra (Allie) Durso is the System Q&S Improvement Analyst for MedStar Health in the Department of Quality & Safety, where she leads and manages quality-related projects that aim to improve clinical care, while also achieving high performance in pay-for-performance and reputational programs. Allie is also the Department Financial Manager for the Department of Quality and Safety where she assists in the planning and design of an optimal operational budget, analyzes and oversees real-time revenues and expenditures, and prepares budget reports and annual budget planning documents. She holds a master’s degree in Health Administration and earned her Green Belt Six Sigma certification in December 2017 through the Maryland Patient Safety Center. 

President Elect

Tony Calabria, MA, CPHQ, CSSBB

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Tony Calabria is currently the Clinical Quality and Regulatory Programs Director for the Department of Quality & Safety at MedStar Health.  Mr. Calabria holds a BS in Psychology and a MA in Experimental Psychology and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality and Certified Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt.  He has over 20 years of experience in healthcare quality and process improvement. Throughout his career, Mr. Calabria has facilitated and led clinical quality improvement initiatives and serves as a subject matter expert for CMS and HSCRC Pay for Performance Programs and for publicly reported reputational metrics.  Mr. Calabria is a faculty member of the MedStar Institute for Quality & Safety and is an instructor for Georgetown University’s Executive Master's in Clinical Quality, Safety & Leadership. 

Past President

Sherri Hobbs MSM, MSN, RN, CPHQ, SSGB

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Sherri is an experienced healthcare leader with over 20 years of healthcare experience, 14 of those years focused on healthcare quality. She currently serves University of Maryland Shore Regional Health as Vice President, Chief Quality, Safety, & Experience Officer. In this role, Sherri has responsibility for strategy and outcomes surrounding high reliability organizing, patient experience, patient safety, quality, performance improvement, and infection prevention. Prior to her role at UM SRH, she has worked in a variety of healthcare settings including a large academic medical center, community hospitals, ambulatory care, and hospice. A nurse by background, Sherri also teaches quality improvement and nursing in higher education. She serves on the education commission for the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) and serves as a subject matter expert and instructor for their CPHQ products. Sherri lives on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland with her fiancé DJ and is blessed with three bonus daughters.  .

Treasurer Elect

Julie Mills, MHS,LPN

Member at Large

Joni Dion, RHIA, CPHQ, CDIP, CCDS, CPC, CRC

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Joni Dion has a diverse Health Information background which spans greater than 30 years in both hospital administration and consulting roles.  Focus areas of leadership include Health Information Management, Clinical Documentation Integrity, Coding, Revenue Cycle Management, and Quality Initiatives.  Ms. Dion also spent three years as an HIM director at a Saudi Arabian facility and led the organization to a successful outcome for its first Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (now The Joint Commission) survey. 

Member at Large

Eileen McCarthy, MBA, BSN, CPHQ

Member at Large

Julia Blackburn, MSN, RN, CPPS

Member at Large

Cynthia Burton, MS, RN, CPHQ

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