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Commission and Meeting Information

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Commissioners

Adam Kane, Esq. Chairman

 
Chairman

Managing Director
Redwood Capital Investments

Appointed: July 2017

Adam Kane joined Redwood in 2019 and is responsible for Corporate Affairs, including government and regulatory functions. Adam was previously serving as a Senior Vice Present at one of Redwood’s portfolio companies responsible for government relations and regulatory affairs in the health care and real estate space.

Adam received a M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, and a M.A. from the University of Maryland.

Joseph Antos, PhD

 

​Vice Chairman

Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy

American Enterprise Institute
Appointed: July 1, 2016

Joseph Antos, Ph.D. is the Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy at the American Enterprise Institute and adjunct associate professor of emergency medicine at the George Washington University. He is also serving a third term as a commissioner on the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission. Antos recently completed seven years as a member of the Panel of Health Advisers for the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). 

Previously, Antos was Assistant Director for Health and Human Resources at CBO, and he held senior management positions in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of Management and Budget, and the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. His research focuses on the economics of health policy — including the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, the uninsured, and the overall reform of the health care system and its financing. He also studies the impact of health care expenditures on federal budget policy.
(Term Expires June 30, 2020)​

Victoria W. Bayless

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

Anne Arundel Medical Center
Appointed: February 11, 2016

Victoria W. Bayless Victoria W. Bayless is the president and chief executive officer of Anne Arundel Medical Center. She joined AAMC as vice president of clinical and support services in 2005 and was promoted to chief operating officer in 2006. In September 2009, Bayless was named president and chief operating officer and was promoted to CEO in 2011.

Bayless has more than 20 years of experience in leadership and management roles, specializing in business development, hospital and health system operations, strategic planning and marketing, medical staff relations and physician practice management. Prior to joining AAMC, she was vice president of clinical services at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and held several other roles there from 1993 to 2005.

In 2007, Bayless was recognized by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of twelve national healthcare leaders in the publication's 2007 "Up and Comers" report. The Baltimore Business Journal recognized Bayless as one of "40 under 40" business leaders in the region. She has been recognized as an Influential Marylander by the Daily Record, and is a YWCA TWIN (Tribute to Women and Industry) honoree.

Bayless received her bachelor of science from Tufts University and her master of health services administration from The University of Michigan School of Public Health. She also holds a certificate in executive leadership from the Georgetown University Center for Professional Development.

A fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Bayless serves on several boards including: The American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board; CareFirst GHMSI; United Way of Central Maryland; and Johns Hopkins Home Care Group. She recently served on the Maryland Hospital Association’s Executive Committee and the United Way Anne Arundel County Partnership Board. In 2016, Ms. Bayless was appointed by Governor Hogan to serve on Maryland’s Health Services Cost Review Commission.​

James Elliott, M.D.

 

Private Practice Physician

Dr. Elliott is a board certified Pathologist and serves as the Medical Director in the Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Doctors’ Community Hospital in Lanham, Maryland.  Dr. Elliott is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology at the George Washington University Medical School.  He studied at the University of Liberia Medical School and did his pathology residency at George Washington University Medical School.

Maulik Joshi, DrPH

 

President and CEO

Meritus Health

Appointed: July 1, 2021

Maulik Joshi serves as the president and CEO for Meritus Health. With more than 3,000 employees and 500 medical staff members, Meritus Health includes Meritus Medical Center, a 300-bed regional hospital that is Magnet recognized; Meritus Medical Group, an enterprise of 100 providers; and Meritus Home Health. Meritus Health is also a 25% owner of Maryland Physicians Care, a 220,000 Medicaid member health plan. The mission of Meritus Health is to improve the health status of its region. Prior to Meritus Health, Dr. Joshi was the executive vice president of integrated care delivery and chief operating officer for the Anne Arundel Health System, a regional health system headquartered in Annapolis, Md. Previously, Dr. Joshi served as the associate executive vice president at the American Hospital Association and president of the Health Research & Educational Trust. He has also served as senior advisor at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, president and CEO of the Delmarva Foundation, vice president at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, senior director of quality for the University of Pennsylvania Health System and executive vice president for The HMO Group. Dr. Joshi has a doctorate in public health, a master's in health services administration from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Lafayette College. He also co-edited The Healthcare Quality Book: Vision, Strategy and Tools (fifth edition to be released in 2022), co-authored Healthcare Transformation: A Guide for the Hospital Board Member and Leading Healthcare Transformation: A Primer for Clinical Leaders. Dr. Joshi is adjunct faculty at the University of Michigan School of Public Health in the department of health management and policy and annually teaches two courses in their executive master’s program.  

Stacia Cohen, RN, MBA

 
CareFirst, Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs​​ 

Stacia Cohen joined CareFirst in September 2018 as Executive Vice President, Health Services, where she leads the development and execution of a cohesive strategy across all provider relationships, clinical and quality programs, medical and coverage policy, community health, and social impact that drive meaningful impacts on health, access, and cost of care. In this role, Ms. Cohen’s primary focus is to lead the transformation of Health Services to integrate services, solutions, relationships, and investments that influence and impact health in the places where Members live, work, play, and seek care, and to communicate this vision among internal and external stakeholders.

She brings to CareFirst more than 20 years of experience in driving a culture of health that delivers value and outcomes for people and communities. After serving on active duty in the U.S. Army, she began her professional career in healthcare as a nurse after receiving her nursing degree from Western College, followed by a Master’s in Business Administration with emphasis in Health Care Leadership from the College of St. Scholastica. 

Prior to her current position, Ms. Cohen had executive responsibility for Medicare markets at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota as Vice President of Medicare. Before that, she was the Vice President, Star and Risk Adjustment Center of Excellence. There, she directed enterprise strategic and operational efforts to optimize risk-adjusted revenue, earn quality bonus payments, and achieve  ptimal Star ratings. Ms. Cohen has held progressive leadership roles in a wide array of health management programs, member ngagement and experience, provider engagement, compliance, operations, and analytics.

In addition to her work with CareFirst, Ms. Cohen advocates for the health and well-being of others through her many affiliations with local and national organizations, including the Maryland Primary Care Program Advisory Committee and the Maryland Department of Health Stakeholder Innovation Group.





Sam Malhotra

 
Founder and CEO 
Subsystem Technologies

Appointed April 2020

Sam Malhotra is the Founder and CEO of Subsystem Technologies, a Professional Services firm delivering Information Technology, Engineering & Manufacturing, Information Security and Enterprise Program Management support to the Federal Government. Mr. Malhotra was appointed by Governor Larry J. Hogan as a Cabinet Secretary to run the Department of Human Services in November 2014 and then served as Governor Hogan's Chief of Staff until September 2017.

Mr. Malhotra is a graduate of the University of Maryland, the Harvard Business School and the Georgetown McDonough School of Business.

In addition to his role as a Commissioner for the HSCRC, Mr. Malhotra serves on the Board of Trustees at Catholic Charities of Baltimore and is a member of the University of Maryland's Board of Regents, College of Computational Mathematics and Natural Sciences. 

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