Winston Wong, MD, MS


Director, Disparities and Quality Initiatives

Kaiser Permanente

Neel Shah, MD, MPP

Founder/Chairman of the Board

Costs of Care

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics/Gynecology

Harvard Medical School

Mary Foley, RN, PhD

Director, Center for Nursing Research and Innovation

University of california san franscisco 

Monte Roulier, MPH

President, Community Initiatives

Dr. Winston F. Wong, MD, MS

Medical Director, Community Benefit

Director, Disparities and Quality Initiatives

Kaiser Permanente

Dr. Winston F. Wong, MD, MS Medical Director, Community Benefit Director, Disparities and Quality Initiatives Kaiser Permanente

Dr. Wong is Medical Director of the Community Benefit for Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest non-profit health care provider.  Dr. Wong is responsible for developing partnerships with communities and organizations in advancing population management with a particular emphasis in addressing health disparities and improving health care access for vulnerable populations. Dr. Wong previously worked as the medical director of Asian Health Services in Oakland, California and as a Commissioned Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service, serving as the Chief Medical Officer for the Pacific West and Pacific Basin and was awarded the Outstanding Service Medal by DHHS.  He was profiled as a “Face of Public Health” by the American Journal of Public Health, and has been an expert contributor to the Institute of Medicine, and serves on its Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice.  His board memberships include the National Association of School Based Health Centers, the America’s Essential Hospital Institute and the California Endowment, one of the nation’s largest health care philanthropies.  A native Californian, he graduated from UC Berkeley and UCSF, and received the 2014 Hero award from the California Primary Care Association.  He continues a small practice in Family Medicine where he cares for a Cantonese speaking immigrant population.

Dr. Mary E. Foley RN, PhD

Director, Center for Nursing Research & Innovation

Department of Physiological Nursing

School of Nursing, University of California San Francisco



A registered nurse for over 40 years, Dr. Foley has been active in the health care policy arena. She continues to write and lecture about health care policy, improving the workplace, and promoting safe care for workers and patients nationally and internationally. Dr. Foley is a Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Nursing where her areas of focus are leadership, safety and quality, and Evidence Based Practice. She is also the Director of the Center for Nursing Research and Innovation. Her interest in patient safety brought her to a six-year term on the National Patient Safety Foundation Board of Directors and she is an advisory member of the Partnership for Patient Safety (p4ps). Dr. Foley is a member of the TMIT Patient and Family Advisory panel. She is a consultant and collaborator with Karen Curtiss in her “Safe and Sound in the Hospital” family engagement efforts. She also continues to work with advocates to reduce needlestick injury prevention and is Chair of the Safe in Common campaign. She is a past president of the American Nurses Association, and is currently a member of the CGFNS International board, and Co-Lead for the California Action Coalition to implement the IOM Future of Nursing Report. Her specialties include: Patient safety and family engagement, occupational health, nursing, needlestick injury prevention, and Evidence-Based Practice.


Monte Roulier, MPH

President, Community Initiatives


Community Initiatives (CI) is an organization dedicated to building healthy and whole communities. As a consultant, coach, and facilitator, Monte has helped hundreds of communities and a wide range of organizations, collaborations, and national initiatives to develop change strategies resulting in improved health and well-being. Monte and the CI team are actively engaged in several national initiatives aimed at shaping the policies and the environments that lead to healthier people and places. These efforts have included work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Audubon, and the YMCA. The CI team brings a breadth of expertise to these initiatives in areas that include: collaborative leadership, collation and strategy development, sustainability planning, and peer learning. Monte also leads curation of the Community Commons (, an interactive mapping, networking, and learning utility for the broad-based healthy, sustainable, and livable communities’ movement. Prior to CI, Monte was Director of Client Education & Consulting Services for Quality Data Management (healthcare quality improvement) where he co-led development of Workforce EngageTM,  a web-based employee engagement measurement system. As National Civic League Senior Community Advisor, Monte directed the nationally recognized Healthy Communities Program. He currently lives in Portland, OR with his wife and three children.

Dr. Neel T. Shah, MD, MPP

Founder/Chairman of the Board, Costs of Care

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Harvard Medical School


Dr. Neel Shah, MD, MPP is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and associate faculty at the Ariadne Labs for Health Systems Innovation. His work broadly aims to help clinicians make decisions that lead to the best possible care at lower costs. As an obstetrician-gynecologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Shah cares for patients from childbirth through menopause and practices both primary care and surgery

In addition, he is the Founder and Executive Director of Costs of Care, a nationally recognized nonprofit that helps caregivers deflate medical bills. He has been listed among the "40 smartest people in health care" by the Becker's Hospital Review, and profiled in the New York Times, the New England Journal of Medicine, and other outlets for his efforts to expose how low value care can cause financial harm to patients.

Dr. Shah completed residency at Brigham & Women's Hospital and received degrees in medicine and public policy from Brown Medical School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is a co-author of the textbook, Understanding Value-Based Care expected from McGraw-Hill in early 2015, as well as a co-chair of the 26th IHI National Forum and the AcademyHealth 2015 Annual Research Meeting.