Ray Campbell began his term as Executive Director of the Center for Health Information and Analysis on August 1, 2016. He is an attorney with extensive, multi-disciplinary experience working in senior positions with public-sector and non-profit organizations on issues at the intersection of law, technology, public policy, and strategy.
Prior to joining CHIA, Ray served as the Acting Executive Director of the Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission, the agency that provides life, health, disability and dental and vision services to the Commonwealth’s employees, retirees, and their dependents.
From 2005 through 2012, Ray was the Executive Director and CEO of the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium (MHDC), a multi-stakeholder non-profit comprised of virtually every organization in Massachusetts active in using health IT and health data to improve healthcare. While at MHDC he was involved in a wide range of public and private initiatives, both locally and nationally, relating to health IT, health information exchange, health data, administrative simplification, and payment reform. Ray also served for seven years on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts e-Health Collaborative, three of them as chair, and for seven years on the Board of Directors of the New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN) and its predecessor MA-SHARE.
Ray’s public sector experience includes serving as the Executive Director and CEO of the Massachusetts Corporation for Educational Telecommunications, as the General Counsel of the Massachusetts Information Technology Division, and as an attorney and Director of Special Projects at the Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance. Over the years Ray has served on numerous public and private boards, committees, and workgroups. In May 2013, Ray was appointed to be a Commissioner on the state’s Group Insurance Commission.
He has an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government, a JD from Suffolk University Law School, and a BA from Bates College.
Chief Financial Officer
Barbara Bousquet is CHIA’s Chief Financial Officer responsible for overseeing the financial and procurement activities of the agency. With 25 years of accounting and health care experience spanning the corporate, not-for-profit, and higher education realms, Barbara directs CHIA’s financial planning efforts, monitors cash flow manages procurement, and identifies strategies for optimizing the agency’s financial resources.
Barbara applies her expertise in health care to deepen and forge good relationships with CHIA’s broad spectrum of key stakeholders, and identify avenues of increasing the agency’s value to external audiences.
Her appreciation for the critical nature of health care data surfaced as a result of her tenure as the CFO of the nonprofit Network Health.
Barbara received her BS in Accounting from Providence College.
Deputy Executive Director, Health Systems Performance
Lori Cavanaugh is CHIA's Deputy Executive Director of Health System Performance. She oversees the monitoring of system performance including health care quality, access, and delivery. With more than 25 years of experience in health care policy development and analysis, Lori uses her expertise to enhance accessibility to the agency’s products and leads the development of a standard system of reporting that promotes the realization of data sharing on a broader level. Throughout the course of her career, Lori’s professional interests and commitment have revolved around using data analysis to enhance policy development, with an aim to improve the state of health care for people most in need of services.
Lori received her BA from Wesleyan University, her Master of Public Health from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and completed doctoral coursework at the Heller School of Advanced Social Welfare at Brandeis University.
Chief Information Officer
As CHIA's Chief Information Officer Mike Cocchi directs the data management and delivery, application development, data security, and IT infrastructure units. Mike's teams are also responsible for the daily technical operations of the agency, future state architecture, and production support.
Mike previously held leadership positions at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island and Washington Mutual, where he led data management, business intelligence, and application development organizations. With expertise leading large teams, delivering complex technology programs, and spearheading data warehousing initiatives, Mike applies his technical knowledge to build information systems that disseminate CHIA’s wealth of health care data via secure, reliable, and accessible platforms.
Mike received his BS in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Deputy Executive Director, Health Analytics and Finance
Steve McCabe is CHIA’s Deputy Executive Director of the Health Analytics and Finance, which produces a wide array of publications and products essential to helping the agency fulfill its mission to promote transparency and cost efficiency in the health care system. In his role, Steve leads the agency’s development and release of detailed analytic reports and data products including Total Health Care Expenditures, Total Medical Expenses, Relative Prices, and Alternative Payment Methods. He is also responsible for the agency’s provider data collection, monitoring and reporting including Hospital Profiles and Acute Hospital Financial Reports, and provides executive oversight of CHIA’s analytic services to support health care and social service rate development for the Executive Office of Health and Human Services’ MassHealth and Purchase of Service programs.
A graduate of Suffolk University, Steve is a US Air Force and agency veteran who has held several senior level positions within the organization and its predecessors over the course of his professional career.
As CHIA’s General Counsel, Dianne McCarthy oversees the agency’s legal department. Dianne has over 20 years of experience in the health care field, both as a clinical social worker and a health care administrator. Previously, Dianne served as Chief Counsel for Research Affairs at Boston Children’s Hospital where her legal work focused on non-profit health care law, specializing in transactions related to intellectual property; faculty matters, including conflict of interest and scientific misconduct; and research related issues including those related to human subject research.
Dianne has a BA from Springfield College, a Masters in Social Work from the University of Connecticut, and a JD from Boston University. She is a member of the Boston Bar Association, and serves on the Steering Committee of the Boston Bar Association Health Law Section. Dianne additionally serves on the Board of Dimock Health Center and is an adjunct faculty member at Boston University School of Law.