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 Human Resources Officer
Tonya Bourassa is CHIA’s Chief Human Resources Officer. In this role she is responsible for overseeing CHIA’s Human Resources and office operations departments. She directs agency initiatives for employee recruitment and development, diversity and inclusion, and compensation and benefits administration. Additionally, she serves as the agency’s Civil Rights Officer, Domestic Violence Coordinator, and ADA Coordinator.
Tonya has a BS from Central Michigan University and Certificate of Human Resources Management from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has experience working in both the not-for-profit and public sectors.
Chief Financial Officer
Barbara Bousquet is CHIA’s Chief Financial Officer, responsible for overseeing the financial and procurement activities of the agency. With more than 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 of Strategy and Research
Lori Cavanaugh is CHIA's Deputy Executive Director of Strategy and Research. Lori leads CHIA’s efforts to develop a strategic approach to serving key CHIA stakeholders, including the development of an analytic agenda. Lori also heads the agency’s research unit which focuses on CHIA’s survey work and reporting on readmissions, behavioral health issues, and affordability. Previously, Lori oversaw CHIA’s analytic unit responsible for monitoring the Commonwealth’s health system performance, including cost, quality and access.
With more than 30 years of experience in health care policy development and analysis, Lori has used her expertise to enhance accessibility to data products and analysis to increase the use of data to inform health care decision-making 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.
Deputy Executive Director of Data Operations and Chief Data Officer
As CHIA's Deputy Executive Director of Data Operations and Chief Data Officer, Mike Cocchi directs CHIA’s Data Operations and Technology unit, which encompasses data management and delivery, carrier and hospital intake, data user support, application development, data security, and IT infrastructure teams. Mike's teams are responsible for collecting data from CHIA's five hundred disparate data submitters and building data products for CHIA’s customers.
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.
Chief of Staff
Andrew Jackmauh is CHIA’s Chief of Staff. In this role, Andrew is responsible for working with the Executive Director and the rest of agency’s leadership team to ensure that CHIA meets its strategic objectives. He directly oversees CHIA’s external affairs, including publications, media, legislative, intergovernmental, and stakeholder relations, as well as special projects, and assists with ongoing agency operations. Andrew has been at CHIA since its inception in 2012, most recently serving as Director of Communications and External Affairs. Prior to joining CHIA, he worked at the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, where he was involved in efforts to expand access to broadband internet throughout the state and support advanced manufacturing firms.
Andrew earned a BA from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a Master’s in Public Administration from the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.
Deputy Executive Director of Provider Finance
Steve McCabe is CHIA’s Deputy Executive Director of Provider Finance and oversees CHIA’s provider finance and pricing teams. Steve’s teams collaborate with both health care providers and other state agencies to collect and disseminate data concerning the cost, price and functioning of the health care system in the Commonwealth. 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 rate development for the Executive Office of Health and Human Services’ MassHealth program. Steve also serves as CHIA’s Senior Advisor, which utilizes his broad subject matter expertise and historical knowledge as CHIA seeks to address strategic policy matters and while also ensuring that CHIA continues to fulfill its core objectives and mission.
Previously, Steve directed CHIA’s Health Analytics & Finance unit which produced a wide array of publications and products essential to helping the agency promote transparency and cost efficiency in the health care system. Steve also lead 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.
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.
Deputy Executive Director of Analytics and the Chief Analytics Officer
As the Deputy Executive Director of Analytics and the Chief Analytics Officer, Deb leads CHIA’s Health Informatics & Reporting unit, which utilizes CHIA’s unique data assets including the All Payer Claims Database (APCD) to publish and report on Massachusetts health care spending, health insurance enrollment, utilization, quality of care, and provider price variation. Previously, Deb served as Senior Director of Analytics of CHIA’s Health System Performance Analytic Team, leading and mentoring a team of managers, health care policy and informatics analysts in the development and implementation of analytic tools and reports for many of CHIA’s core reporting products and publications.
Prior to coming to CHIA, Deb served as the Director of Health Information and Technology for the Massachusetts Office of Medicaid, where she was responsible for developing and implementing initiatives under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, including the Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Payment Program for eligible physicians and hospitals in Massachusetts.
Throughout her career, Deb has worked in the field of health care analytics and program development across a broad spectrum of health care organizations including health plans, private consulting firms and integrated health care systems.
Deb received her BA and MHA from Clark University.