Members of the NIMRC Advisory Panel bring a wealth of experience in transforming healthcare delivery systems for vulnerable populations including people experiencing homelessness, racial and ethnic minorities, and the uninsured. The Advisory Panel provides high-level counsel on establishing the role and reputation of NIMRC, leveraging long-term impact and facilitating connections for strategic and philanthropic relationships.
Catherine Anderson, MPA
Catherine Anderson is the Senior Vice President, Policy & Strategic Engagement, at UnitedHealthcare Community & State. She serves as a key member of the executive team and spearheads policy, advocacy, and business development activities. UnitedHealthcare Community & State serves nearly 6 million Medicaid members and individuals eligible for Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligibles) in 31 states, plus Washington D.C.
Anderson has more than 25 years of experience in policy development and legislative affairs, and currently serves as board chair for Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA). MHPA represents managed Medicaid plans across the country, bringing together the Medicaid health plan industry leaders working on behalf of our nation’s most vulnerable citizens.
Pablo Bravo, MPA
System Vice President of Community Health
Pablo Bravo is System Vice President of Community Health for CommonSpirit Health and is responsible for the overall leadership and management of community health programs. He previously served as the fiscal director for the City and County of San Francisco Department of Mental Health Children’s Services and Managed Care.
Bravo serves on the boards of the Religious Community Investment Fund, San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund, and the Dominican San Rafael’s Socially Responsible Investment Committee. He earned his master of public administration degree from the University of San Francisco.
Chief Medical Officer
UnitedHealthcare Community & State
Sarita Mohanty, MD, MPH, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer
The SCAN Foundation
Sarita A. Mohanty serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of The SCAN Foundation. The SCAN Foundation is one of the largest foundations in the United States focused on improving the quality of health and life for older adults. Its mission is to advance a coordinated and easily navigated system of high-quality services for older adults that preserve dignity and independence. Previously, Sarita served as the Vice President of Care Coordination for Medicaid and Vulnerable Populations at Kaiser Permanente.
Dr. Mohanty completed her internal medicine residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and research fellowship at Harvard Medical School. She earned her MD from Boston University, MPH from Harvard University, and MBA from UCLA. She completed undergraduate work at UC Berkeley. She currently is an associate professor at the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine and is a practicing internal medicine physician with Kaiser Permanente.
Pamela Riley, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Department of Health Care Finance
Government of the District of Columbia
Pamela Riley serves as Medical Director for the Washington, D.C. Medicaid program. Most recently vice president for Delivery System Reform at The Commonwealth Fund, she also served as a program officer at the New York State Health Foundation. Earlier in her career, Dr. Riley served as a clinical instructor in the Division of General Pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Riley also served as a Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy Global Health Policy Fellow at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.
Dr. Riley received an MD from the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health as a Commonwealth Fund Fellow in Minority Health Policy.
Michelle Schneidermann, MD
Director, High-Value Care
California Health Care Foundation
Michelle Schneidermann, MD, is Director of the California Health Care Foundation’s High-Value Care team, which supports policies and care models that align with patient preferences, are proven effective, and are affordable.
Prior to joining CHCF, Dr. Schneidermann served as a medical director of Alameda Alliance for Health. In addition to being a primary care doctor and hospitalist at San Francisco General, she was medical director of the Inpatient High User Care Management Program and founding Medical Director of the San Francisco Medical Respite and Sobering Center.
Dr. Schniedermann received her medical doctorate from the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University.
John Vu, MPH
Vice President of Strategy, Community Health
John Vu is Kaiser Permanente’s Vice President of Strategy for Community Health. He is responsible for providing leadership in the development and implementation of key strategies to help deliver on Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to improving the health of communities. His focus is to ensure alignment and integration of major priorities and business plans. He has been with Kaiser Permanente for 20 years and was previously a director in national strategic planning and a management consultant focused on business planning.
Vu is a graduate of executive leadership programs at Harvard Business School and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of California, San Diego, and a master’s degree in public health from San Diego State University.