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ASHRM Advisory Board Biographies

 

ASHRM President

Tatum O'Sullivan

Tatum O'Sullivan, RN, BSN, MHSA, CPHRM, DFASHRM, CPPS

Senior Consultant - Healthcare
Aon, Aon Global Risk Consulting
Boston, MA
Email: tatum.osullivan@aon.com

Tatum O’Sullivan, RN, BSN, MHSA, CPHRM, DFASHRM, CPPS, is currently a Senior Consultant - Healthcare for Aon, with the Aon Global Risk Consulting team. She was previously the Director of Safety, Risk, and Patient Family Relations at Mass General Brigham Medical Group in Massachusetts. She has held various leadership roles, including Director of Risk Management at an HCA hospital in New Hampshire. 

She is a Certified Professional in Health Care Risk Management (CPHRM) and Distinguished Fellow of the American Society for Health Care Risk Management (DFASHRM). Tatum is a dedicated member of the American Society for Health Care Risk Management (ASHRM), where she has served and chaired committees. She was elected to the advisory board and nominating committee and is the 2024 President of ASHRM. 

She has been on the Board of the Northern New England chapter affiliated sigh ASHRM serving as Secretary and President in 2014 and 2017. She also served on the Board of the Massachusetts chapter as Secretary and as President in 2018. She has chaired and volunteered on various committees for the local chapters. 

In 2016, Tatum received the Paulette L. Gagnon Award from the Northern New England Society for Healthcare Risk Management. This is the chapter’s highest honor and goes to members who have distinguished themselves in promoting the chapter, the profession of risk management, and in the development of other risk professionals. 

Tatum is a Certified Professional in Patient Safety and a faculty member for the ASHRM patient safety certificate program. She has presented on risk management and patient safety strategies locally, nationally, and internationally. She was a contributor on a publication for Health Care Management Review in 2017 and is a contributor to ASHRM’s Leading Health Care Risk Management Workbook and the Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) Playbook. She is a registered nurse and holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master in Health Services Administration.


ASHRM President-Elect

Allman

Christopher Allman, JD, CPHRM, DFASHRM

Director of Compliance & Privacy 
Medically Home Group, Inc.
Boston, MA
 

Christopher Allman is the Director of Compliance & Privacy for Medically Home, a national Hospital at Home Provider located in Boston, Massachusetts. 

During his more than twenty-seven years as an attorney, Mr. Allman has focused his career on general health law, including all areas of regulatory compliance on the federal and state levels, health care risk management, and litigation.  Mr. Allman is the author of “Case Law Update”, a column that appears in the quarterly ASHRM Journal and has also published articles on a variety of health care topics.  He was a contributor to the ASHRM Health Care Claims and Litigation Playbook, the ASHRM Leadership Playbook and an associate editor of the ASHRM ERM Playbook. 

Mr. Allman is a Certified Professional in Health Care Risk Management (CPHRM), a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society for Health Care Risk Management (DFASHRM), a Past President of the Michigan Society of Health Care Risk Management and is a former Advisory Board Member for the American Society for Health Care Risk Management (ASHRM) and has served as the Chair of the Advocacy Task Force from 2012-2014 and served on the ASHRM ERM Task Force.  Mr. Allman graduated from Wayne State University Law School in 1996 and Hope College in 1992.


Immediate Past-President

Rebecca Cady

Rebecca Cady

VP, Chief Risk Officer
Children’s National Medical Center
Washington, DC
Email: RCady@childrensnational.org

Rebecca Cady, Esq., BSN, CPHRM, DFASHRM, FACHE is Vice President, Chief Risk Officer at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. She is a Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduate of Georgetown University, and a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law. Prior to coming to CNMC in 2008, Rebecca was a partner at Grace, Hollis, Lowe, Hanson and Schaeffer, a California law firm, where she practiced in the areas of malpractice defense, health care, and professional licensure law. She has published extensively in the area of nursing and the law, and is a frequent lecturer to health care providers. She was Editor in Chief of the Journal of Nursing Administration's Health Care Law, Ethics, and Regulation from 2002-2013. She was named the 2018 Risk Manager of the Year by RIMS, the Risk and Insurance Management Society, a global professional organization of risk professionals from all industries. She was also named the 2018 Risk Manager of the Year by ASHRM, the American Society for Health Care Risk Management. She was recognized as a 2018 Woman to Watch by Business Insurance Magazine in December, 2018.

Rebecca is a Distinguished Fellow of ASHRM as well as a Certified Professional Health Care Risk Manager (CPHRM). She is also a board certified health care executive, holding the FACHE designation from the American College of Health Care Executives. Rebecca holds a Certificate in Strategic Decision and Risk Management from Stanford University. She has been an active volunteer with ASHRM, helping to write a variety of publications including Pearls on Medication Safety and Applying Enterprise Risk Management, and the Risk Financing Playbook and Health Care Claims and Litigation Playbook. She has served on multiple ASHRM committees and task forces including Chair, ASHRM Federal Legislative Advocacy Task Force; Member, ASHRM Nominating Committee; Member, ASHRM Journal Review Board; Member, ASHRM ERM Committee; and Member, ASHRM Bylaws Committee.


Carolyn Bailey

Carolyn Bailey
ASHRM Board Member

Director of Risk Management
Blessing Health System
Quincy, IL
Email: Carolyn.Bailey@blessinghealth.org

Carolyn Bailey, B.S., CPHRM, CHSP is the Director of Risk Management for the Blessing Health System located in Quincy, Illinois and has held this leadership position since 2008. The Blessing Health System consists of two hospitals, two large physician groups, a number of clinics, a four-year nursing and health sciences college, a captive, a foundation, TPA service for area employers who are self-insured, a CIN, and a group of medical specialty businesses (such as a linen company, durable medical equipment, retail pharmacies, etc.) all within a tristate region. Carolyn has oversight for the Risk Management Department on behalf of all the entities within the system and helped to create and sustain the system’s Enterprise Risk Management program. Prior to Blessing, Carolyn worked in the field of Risk Management for over twenty years. Carolyn has experience in all aspects of enterprise risk management, strategic planning, process improvement, safety and security, including co-chair of the health systems Workplace Violence Prevention Committee and Employee Safety Committee, business continuity and disaster preparedness, claims and litigation, loss control, insurance and risk financing. She has presented at various conferences, podcasts and was a contributor to ASHRM’s new ERM Playbook. She is also an instructor for ASHRM’s ERM Certificate Program. She currently holds the position of Vice President of ISHRM and has recently been appointed to serve on ASHRM’s Advisory Board. She is also completing her Master’s in Management and Leadership.


Katie Du Frense

Katherine (Katie) Du Fresne
ASHRM Board Member

Executive Director, Clinical Risk Management
Indiana University Health
Indianapolis, IN
Email: kdufresne@IUHealth.org

Katie Du Fresne, RN, MSN, CPHRM is the Executive Director of Clinical Risk Management at Indiana University Health. She has been a registered nurse for over 20 years, having gained her clinical experience in inpatient hematology/oncology nursing. In 2003 Katie began working in health care risk management and in 2008 she earned the Certified Professional in Health Care Risk Management designation.

Katie completed the Charles Warren Fairbanks Fellowship in Clinical Ethics in 2011-2012, and she continues as a volunteer member of the IU Health clinical ethics consultation service and co-chairs the committee. She has previously served as an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Community and Health Systems at the Indiana University School of Nursing, teaching Applied Health Care Ethics to second-degree nursing students.

Katie served on the ASHRM Advocacy Task Force for four years and chaired the committee for two of the terms. She will serve on the ASHRM board starting in 2022.

Katie earned a Master’s Degree in Nursing and Health Systems Leadership from the University of Indianapolis in May 2015. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, in 1997.


Jose Guzman

Jose L. Guzman, Jr.
ASHRM Board Member

Vice President and Director, Risk Management
Hudson Insurance Group and Napa River Insurance Services, Inc.
New York, NY
Email: jguzman@hudsoninsgroup.com

Jose focuses on health care client services, organizing risk management processes and expanding the online risk management platform for Hudson Insurance Group and Napa River Insurance Services, Inc.

He has spent over 30 years working within the health care industry, over 14 of which were spent focusing on risk management and patient safety. He began his career as a registered nurse working in the Aging Service industry as well as in the acute care and public health settings. His clinical experience is diverse and includes familiarity with; medical –surgical and orthopedic care, critical care, renal transplant/dialysis services, pediatrics, disability management and public health. As well, he has held various nursing leadership positions. He is experienced in developing and performing clinical and operational risk assessments, supporting patient safety principles, and developing quality management programs.

Jose was elected to the American Society for Health Care Risk Management (ASHRM) Advisory Board for the 2023-2025 term, and since 2003, has been active on various ASHRM task forces and committees. Jose has been a principle guest lecturer during ASHRM’s annual conferences for more than ten engagements. Further, he is on the Board of Directors for The Association for Health Care Risk Management of New York (AHRMNY) since 2007.

In addition to being a national speaker on risk, quality and patient safety practices, Jose is also a published author on various clinical risk management and patient safety issues relating to the acute care, health care operations, and pediatrics and aging services sectors. Along with support from ASHRM, Jose republished and was a contributing author of Risk Management Pearls for Long-Term & Continuing Care and Aging Services, 3rd Edition in October 2015. He also authored a book chapter in Medical Malpractice Claims Investigation: A Step-by-Step Approach on defending negligence claims in the aging services environments.

Jose has maintained his license as a Registered Professional Nurse and holds a B.S. in Social and Behavioral Sciences, summa cum laude, and an M.S. in Health Services Management; with a minor in Human Resource Management, with Distinction. He was awarded the Distinguished Fellow American Society of Health Care Risk Management (DFASHRM) designation and is a Certified Professional in Health Care Risk Management (CPHRM).


Jean Hood

Jean B. Hood
ASHRM Board Member

Executive Director, Clinical Risk Management Services
AdventHealth
 

Jean B. Hood, RN MSN CPHRM CPPS FASHRM is the Corporate Executive Director of Clinical Risk Management for AdventHealth, a large not-for-profit, faith-based health care system that provides care across nine states. Jean oversees risk processes for the West Florida Division of AdventHealth.  

Jean is an active member the American Society for Health Care Risk Management (ASHRM). She has earned the designation of Certified Professional in Health Care Risk Management (CPHRM) and the designation as a Certified Professional of Patient Safety (CPPS). She is recognized as a Fellow of the American Society for Health Care Risk Management (FASHRM). Jean received the award of ASHRM’s Risk Management Professional of the Year in 2021. The Clinical Risk team at AdventHealth, under her leadership, received ASHRM’s Patient Safety Innovation award in 2018. Jean has volunteered her time on many ASHRM committees, and previously served as the chair of the Chapter Leader Task Force and the Nominating Committee. Jean is a faculty member for ASHRM’s Risk Management Essentials team. She was a contributing author to ASHRM’s Leadership Playbook.  She is honored to begin her term as an Advisory Board member in 2024. 

Jean is also very active in the Florida Society for Health Care Risk Management and Patient Safety (FSHRMPS). Jean is the immediate Past-President of FSHRMPS and has held several Board and officer positions previously for the society. Jean coordinates a Florida state specific Risk Management 101 program for FSHRMPS and is a previous recipient of the society’s Professional Recognition Award in 2015.

Jean is a registered nurse with past roles that include critical care, nursing management, and performance improvement before becoming a leader in health care risk management. 

 


K. Markwith

Karen M. Markwith
ASHRM Board Member

Division Dir. of Risk Management
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health System, Pacific Northwest Division, and a part of Common Spirit Health
Fife, WA

Karen Markwith, RN, MJ, CPHRM, CPPS, CHSP, FASHRM is Division Dir. of Risk Management for Virginia Mason Franciscan Health System, Pacific Northwest Division, and a part of Common Spirit Health located in Tacoma, WA, experience includes National Dir. of Enterprise Risk Management for Catholic Health Initiatives with multistate responsibilities. Previously the Dir. of Risk Services for Franciscan Health System well as the Dir. of Provider Services for Franciscan Medical Group. Received graduate degree in Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law from Loyola Law School in Chicago and undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Pacific Lutheran University. Co-authored ASHRM 2016 Physician Office Risk Management Playbook as well as the Claims Management chapter for the 2017 Health Care Risk Management Fundamentals. Co-chair of ASHRM Annual Conference Committee for 2021, Chair of ASHRM Annual Conference Committee for 2022.


Rodney Melton

Rodney Melton
ASHRM Board Member

Manager of Patient Safety and Clinical Risk Management
Parkland Hospital
Dallas, TX
Email: Rodney.Melton@PHHS.org

Rodney Melton, MHA, BSN, RN, CPHRM is the Manager of Patient Safety and Clinical Risk Management at Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas, Texas. He is a Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduate of Midwestern State University, and of the McAda Graduate School at Midwestern State University in the Master of Health Administration program. He has held roles such as Director of Clinical Risk Management, Patient Safety Program Manager, Patient Safety Officer, Clinical Risk Manager, and Education Coordinator. He has been a member of ASHRM since 2009 and is a member of the South Texas Society for Health Care Risk Management. He has been certified as a Professional in Health Care Risk Management (CPHRM) since 2013. He has served on multiple ASHRM committees and task forces.