The Consortium would like to thank two of our long-standing Board Members, who are stepping down this month after many years of service to the Consortium.
David P. Smith of the Massachusetts Hospital Association, is our longest standing Board Member, having begun in 1988. Throughout his career, David has been responsible for analytical, technical, and research support for MHA’s public policy advocacy regarding health care performance measurement, clinical and health data, health economics, and health information technology. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts e-Health Collaborative as well as on the Board of the Consortium.
John H. Strauss, MD, of the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership, also steps down from our Board of Directors after a long stint. Dr. Strauss led the design and implementation of the statewide child psychiatry access and consultation project known as the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP), which has become the model for similar programs in over 20 other states.
The Consortium would like to heartily thank both David and John for your many years of service to our members. Enjoy what the future holds for you! We wish you the best.