Council on Quality & Patient Safety

​​​​​​Providing Leadership and Guidance on Patient Safety

The Council on Quality and Patient Safety (CQ&PS) meets quarterly to address the patient safety issues effecting Indiana hospitals and their patients. 

In addition, the Council:

  • Provides guidance on IHA’s patient safety activities.
  • Assists IHA in developing positions on federal and state patient safety and quality improvement initiatives.
  • Advises the IHA Board of Directors, Indiana Patient Safety Center and staff on quality improvement and patient safety needs of IHA members and recommends programs to support those needs.
  • Monitors the activities of organizations that impact quality improvement, such as the National Quality Forum, accrediting bodies and various state and federal regulatory agencies.


Karin K​ennedy, Administrative Director of the Indiana Patient Safety Center
Annette Handy, Clinical Director of the Indiana Patient Safety Center

For more information about ho​w to get involved with the CQ&PS, email Karin Kennedy or call 317-423-7737.


Council members generally include CEOs, CMOs, CNEs, patient safety officers, quality professionals, infection control practitioners, and members of governing boards interested in safety. IHA would like to thank our council members and partners for their time, expertise, and commitment to improving patient safety.

Brian Herwig
President and CEO
Perry  County Memorial Hospital
2020 CQ&PS Council Chair

Jeffrey Boord, M.D.
Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer
Parkview Health

Sylvia Coffing
Unity Medical & Surgical Hospital

Michelle Fenoughty
Senior VP Medical Affairs/CMO
Hendricks Regional Health

​James Fuller
Indianapolis Coalition for Patient Safety

Stephanie Grace
Manager - Quality, Safety, and Accreditation Bedford and Paoli
Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital

LeAnne Horn
Network Vice President - Quality and Risk
Community Health Network

Deb Hummel
Lead Quality and Safety Programs Liaison
Rush Memorial Hospital

Jeanette Huntoon
VP​ of Physician Network/Director of Quality
Logansport Memorial Hospital​​

Anita Keller
Johnson Memorial Health

Christina Krueckeberg
Director, Risk Management and Patient Safety Oficer
Lutheran Hospital of Indiana

Sherry Kight
Bluffton Regional Medical Center

Lisa Leckrone
Director of Quality
St. Mary Medical Center

Angela Logan
Sr. VP of Nursing/CNO
Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, Inc.

Crissy Lough
Chief Quality, Risk, Regulatory Officer
Sodneu & Lois Eskenazi Hospital

Jo May
Administrative Director - Quality Improvement
Franciscan Health Indianapolis

Donna McCarthy
Quality Manager
Franciscan Health Munster

Ronda McKay
Chief Nurse Executive
Community Hospital (Munster)

Sheerin Moss
​Director of Quality Management
Vibra Hospital of Northwestern Indiana

Angela Mounsey
Manager - Quality Improvement/Care Continuum 
Marion General Hospital

Brandy Nord
Patient Safety Officer
Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center

Wendi O'Hair
Director of Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement
Putnam County Hospital

Amy Pettit
Vice President or Nursing/CNO
Schneck Medical Center

​Leigh Poeppelman
Quality Manager
Elkhart General Hospital

Stacey Pomeroy
Director of Quality
Indiana University Health North Hospital


Jill Raines
Chief of Clinical Quality
Greene County General Hospital

Marilyn Riley
Chief Nursing Officer
Indiana University Health Frankfort

Vincent Sevier
Sr. VP Chief Quality Director
Methodist Hospitals, Northlake Campus

Michael Smith
Executive Director for Quality, Risk and Accreditation
Daviess Community Hospital

Ryan Stone
Chief Medical Officer
Schneck Medical Center

Steve Swinney
Physician at St. Vincent Physician Network
St. Vincent Health

Natalie Thornsberry
Director of Quality
King's Daughters' Health

Stephanie Tooley
Executive Director of Quality
St. Vincent Indianapolis Health

Larry Tracy
Memorial Hospital of South Bend

​Beverly Walton
Executive Director
Community Patient Safety Coalition of Southwestern Indiana/Kentucky, Inc. (CPSC)

Linda Webb
Pulaski Memorial Hospital

Suki Wright
Executive Director Quality & Compliance
Decatur County Memorial Hospital​