Meet the PQA Team

Meet the experts who lead PQA's work to improve medication safety and appropriate use through measure development, research, education, meetings and events that bring together the nation's leading quality-focused healthcare organizations.

Senior Leadership

Micah Cost, PharmD, MS, Chief Executive Officer

Jacqueline Green, Chief Operating Officer

Lisa Hines, PharmD, CPHQ, Chief Quality and Innovation Officer

Richard Schmitz, MA, Chief Engagement Officer

Performance Measurement

Rachel Digmann, PharmD, Senior Director, Measure Operations and Analytics

Lynn Pezzullo, RPh, CPEHR, Senior Director, Quality Innovation

Meghan Gabriel, PhD, Director, Measurement Science and Analytics

Joel Montavon, PharmD, MBA, Director, Analytics and Performance Measurement

Ben Shirley, CPHQ, Director, Performance Measurement

Heather Gibson, MSPH, Associate Director, Performance Measurement


Melissa Castora-Binkley, PhD, Senior Director, Research

Megha Parikh, PhD, MS, Senior Research Scientist

DeBran Tarver, PhD, MPH, Qualitative Research Analyst

Vito Mastrangelo, Project Coordinator

Engagement, Education and Convening

Loren Kirk, PharmD, CPHQ, Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships

Marjorie Morgan, CMP, Director, Convening

Amanda Ryan, PharmD, BCGP, CPHQ, Director, Education

Chris Kotschevar, PharmD, CPHQ, Associate Director, Stakeholder Engagement

Rachel Cormier, MA, Communications Coordinator

Freshta Rosario, Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator

Alexis Caronis, PharmD, Executive Fellow


Christina McCloskey, Senior Director, Operations and Human Resources

Mel Nelson, PharmD, CPHQ, PMP, Director, Program Management

Charlene Lane, Senior Manager, Finance and Administration

Work With Us

Making an Impact on Quality Since 2006

Join the team that is advancing the quality of medication use and impacting more than 200 million patients. We are looking for experts to join the PQA team who are as committed to quality measure development, education, research and working with a diverse multi-stakeholder membership.

PQA values quality, relationships, expertise, influence, transparency, integrity and innovation. If your values and objectives align with those of PQA, but you don’t see your position listed here, let us know how you can contribute and how you stand out from the crowd!

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Current Openings

Communications Intern