Sharon Grace
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November 16, 2017

AMGA Foundation Announces New Members for Board of Directors

Alexandria, VA – AMGA Foundation today announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2018. Joining the board are Frederick J. Bloom, Jr., M.D., M.M.M., president, Guthrie Medical Group; and Stephanie Copeland, M.D., chief quality officer, USMD Health System.

AMGA Foundation’s Board of Directors guides the organization to enable medical groups and other organized systems of care to consistently improve health and health care. The Board provides strategic direction on the Foundation’s three signature programs: the Acclaim Award, honoring excellence in care delivery; Best Practices Learning Collaboratives, creating communities of knowledge that tackle chronic and preventable diseases; and national campaigns targeting chronic disease, including Together 2 Goal®, mobilizing hundreds of organizations to improve care for millions of people living with diabetes.

 Following are brief biographies of the incoming new members:

 Frederick J. Bloom, Jr., M.D., M.M.M., President, Guthrie Medical Group

Dr. Bloom currently serves as president of Guthrie Medical Group, a role he has held since 2014. As president, he is responsible for all aspects of the medical group of more than 400 providers with over 50 specialty services and primary care in 27 community locations in Pennsylvania and New York. Prior to this position, Dr. Bloom served as chief, care continuum at Geisinger Health System.

Dr. Bloom received his Master’s in Medical Management degree from Tulane University, his Doctor of Medicine degree from Hahnemann Medical School, and a Bachelor of Science degree in health science from Gannon University.

Stephanie Copeland, M.D., FAAP, Chief Quality Officer, USMD Health System

Dr. Copeland currently serves as the Chief Quality Officer for USMD Health System, a role she has held since March 2013. Prior to this position, Dr. Copeland was the chair of pediatrics at Medical Clinic of North Texas for over six years.

Dr. Copeland attended Abilene Christian University and graduated medical school at UT Southwestern in Dallas. She completed her residency at UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center in Dallas where she also served as chief resident. She has also previously served as a volunteer private practice clinical assistant professor at UT Southwestern Medical School/Children's Medical Center Dallas and currently serves as the Chair of the AMGA Quality Improvement Council.

Following is a complete listing of the AMGA Foundation Board:

Chair: Kevin McCune, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Advocate Medical Group
Past Chair: James W. Boswell, M.B.A., EVP and Managing Partner, Client Advisory Services, IKS Health Treasurer: Peter Olsen, Director, US Managed Markets, Circassia Pharmaceuticals
President: Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A., President and Chief Executive Officer, AMGA
AMGA Liaison: Grace Terrell, M.D., M.M.M., FACP, FACPE, Chief Executive Officer, Envision Genomics, Inc., General Internist, Cornerstone Internal Medicine


  • Deloris Ann Berrien-Jones, M.D., Internal Medicine, Physician Champion Diabetes Initiative,  Henry Ford Medical Group/Henry Ford Health System
  • Robert W. Brenner, M.D., M.M.M., Senior Vice President and Chief Physician Executive, Valley Health System
  • Deborah Chandler, M.B.A., CMPE, Chief Executive Officer, Matthews-Vu Medical Group
  • Lloyd David, M.B.A., CEO/Executive Director, The Polyclinic
  • Joe Delatorre, CEO, Florida Medical Clinic
  • Laura Fegraus, M.S., Vice President, External Affairs, Communications and Brand, The Permanente Federation, LLC, Executive Director, Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP)
  • Theresa Manley Frei, R.N., M.B.A., CEO, Sutter Medical Foundation
  • Todd Hobbs, M.D., Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Novo Nordisk North America
  • Kevin McDermott, Head, Global Market Access, Insmed
  • Hector Rodriguez, Ph.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management, and Chair Health Policy Graduate Group, University of California, Berkeley
  • Ghassan Salman, M.D., M.P.H., FACP, Chief Executive Officer, The Austin Diagnostic Clinic Association
  • Julie Sanderson-Austin, R.N., Senior Advisor, AMGA Analytics, AMGA
  • Christina Taylor, M.D., Chief Quality Officer, The Iowa Clinic

About AMGA Foundation
AMGA Foundation is AMGA’s philanthropic arm that enables medical groups and other organized systems of care to consistently improve health and health care. AMGA Foundation serves as a catalyst, connector and collaborator for translating the evidence of what works best in improving health and health care in everyday practice. Learn more at

About AMGA
AMGA is a trade association leading the transformation of health care in America. Representing multispecialty medical groups and integrated systems of care, we advocate, educate, and empower our members to deliver the next level of high performance health. AMGA is the national voice promoting awareness of medical groups’ recognized excellence in the delivery of coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care. More than 175,000 physicians practice in our member organizations, delivering care to one in three Americans. Learn more at