Dr. Hae Mi Choe is the Executive Director of MICMT. She collaborates with payers and physician organization leadership to establish strategic direction and implementation plan for provider-delivered care management and team-based care model across the state. In addition to this role, Dr. Choe serves as the Chief Quality & Clinical Innovations Officer and Associate Dean at the University of Michigan Medical Group and University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, respectively.
Dr. Choe earned her PharmD from University of California, San Francisco, and completed her pharmacy practice residency with Kaiser Permanente. She is recognized as a national leader for developing innovative clinical programs for clinical pharmacists to improve patient care and outcomes. She has focused her research efforts on improving chronic disease management and care delivery models.
Alicia Majcher is the Operations Director at the Michigan Institute for Care Management and Transformation (MICMT), and the Administrative Director of Care Management at the University of Michigan Medical Group (UMMG). At MICMT, Alicia works with payer and Physician Organization (PO) stakeholders to develop and expand care management strategies, communicate best practices, align efforts along a common set of outcomes metrics, and conduct meaningful program evaluation. Alicia’s spends most of her free time with her kids and family.
Marie Beisel is the Clinical Program Development Lead for the Michigan Institute for Care Management and Transformation. Marie has a Master’s degree in Nursing and extensive leadership experience with statewide care management and quality improvement initiatives in Michigan. Marie is a board certified Case Manager, Commission for Case Manager Certification. At MICMT, Marie supports Physician Organizations and training institutions in care management delivery and expansion of care management strategies.
Nada Farhat, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP is a clinical lead for the Michigan Institute for Care Management and Transformation. Through this role, Nada helps strengthen patient engagement throughout the state of Michigan by providing support to Physician Organizations and other healthcare professionals working on collaborative quality initiatives.
Dr. Farhat completed her PharmD at Wayne State University and completed her pharmacy practice and ambulatory care specialty residencies at Michigan Medicine. She joined Michigan Medicine in 2022 as a clinical pharmacist specialist working in primary care, transitions of care, and anticoagulation. She currently serves as a board of director for the Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP) and participates in several statewide healthcare initiatives. Dr. Farhat’s research and practice interests focus on chronic disease management, transitions of care, and quality improvement. In her free time, Dr. Farhat enjoys baking, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Farris is the Charles R. Walgreen III Professor of Pharmacy Administration at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. She is Chair of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and serves as Director of the Clinical Pharmacy Translational Sciences Graduate and Fellowship Program.
She completed her PhD at the University of Michigan with theoretical training in social psychology and health behavior and has been a pharmacy services researcher for over 25 years. Her research and teaching focuses on how individuals manage their medications and the roles of pharmacists in influencing medication use, including medication adherence and symptom assessment. Her most recent work is with the Michigan Oncology Quality Consortium (MOQC), where we have been able to study the symptom experience and medication adherence with oral anti-cancer medications and we have tested and published components of a standard model of care for oncology practices subsequent evaluation. Dr. Farris was named Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association in 2006, Outstanding Graduate Student Mentor Award in Biological and Life Sciences at the University of Iowa in 2007, and Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor in 2016 at the University of Michigan. She has over 120 peer-reviewed publications and has given numerous invited talks at local, state, national and international venues. She has obtained over $7 million in PI/co-PI grants and over $8 million as co-investigator on other grants, all involving pharmacists and their impact on health and health outcomes or medication adherence.
Amaris Johnson is the webmaster at the Michigan Institute for Care Management and Transformation (MICMT). Amaris is responsible for managing the website and its content, while providing support to users to ensure their needs are being met. Amaris has a Master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications and experience in web/graphic design, web technology, user experience, digital marketing, copywriting, customer service, and healthcare.
Dr. Mackler is the director of Pharmacists Optimizing Oncology Care Excellence in Michigan (POEM), a joint initiative between MICMT and the Michigan Oncology Quality Consortium (MOQC).
She completed her PharmD at Drake University, and completed her pharmacy practice and oncology specialty residencies at the University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. She joined Michigan Medicine in 2002 as a clinical oncology pharmacist. She founded the Oncology Specialty Residency at the University of Michigan in 2003 and was the program director until 2013. She has been involved in multiple oncology quality and safety endeavors, including serving as the co-lead and founding developer of the NCCN Chemotherapy Order Templates since its inception in 2006; founding pharmacist in the Cancer Center Symptom Management and Supportive Care Program at the University of Michigan 2009-2012; founding director of the University of Michigan Oral Chemotherapy Program in 2012 and thereafter MOQC’s Oral Oncolytic Program in 2013; and founding course director of the Michigan Society of Hematology Oncology (MSHO) Annual Pharmacist’s Meeting. She founded HOPA’s Quality Oversight Committee and is a HOPA board member at-large for 2020-2023. Dr. Mackler’s research and practice interests focus on oncology symptom management, quality of care, equity of care, medication adherence, and patient reported outcomes.
David Reyes-Gastelum is a Statistician at the Michigan Institute for Care Management and Transformation (MICMT). He is a part of MICMT’s program evaluation team. David has Master of Science degrees in Statistics and Mathematics, as well as experience in medical research, statistical consulting, and social and behavioral science research. In his free time, David enjoys spending time with family, cooking, staying active, and spending time outdoors camping, hiking, and climbing.
Amy Schneider, MS, RD, CDCES, has been practicing as an outpatient Registered Dietitian since 2007. She holds a Certification in Diabetes Care and Education, functions as a Health and Wellbeing Coach, and has completed a Master of Science in Nutrition Education from Northeastern University. In August of 2022, she started her new position with Michigan Institute for Care Management and Transformation as a Clinical Lead. This role was created so that Amy could help strengthen patient engagement throughout the state of Michigan by providing support to other healthcare professionals looking to develop their own Motivational Interviewing skills. In her free time, Amy enjoys cooking, eating, and spending time with family/friends in the great outdoors.
Ashley Schwartz, LMSW, is a Project Manager at the Michigan Institute for Care Management and Transformation (MICMT). Ashley provides ongoing program support by collaborating and coordinating with Physician Organizations and managing BCBSM deliverables. As a licensed social worker, Ashley has several years of experience working in various healthcare settings providing clinical and administrative support. In her free time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her family, staying active and traveling the world.
Lori Sherman is the Administrative Specialist at the Michigan Institute for Care Management and Transformation (MICMT). Lori provides support for the team at MICMT and has primary responsibility for the event management of various meetings and educational opportunities, as well as managing the operations of the MICMT statewide trainer network. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and a background in compliance and administrative organization. Outside of work, Lori enjoys spending time with friends and family and traveling.
Sandeep Vijan, MD, is an Evaluation Consultant for the Michigan Institute for Care Management and Transformation (MICMT). Dr. Vijan is also a professor of Internal Medicine in the U-M Medical School and is Board certified in Internal Medicine.
In his multiple roles at Michigan Medicine, Dr. Vijan aims to elevate the work of his teams to be at the top of the industry. He builds upon existing knowledge and skill sets to take data analytics to the next level — to move beyond just reporting on measures and outcomes to focusing on personalized approaches to treatment that will benefit patients on the individual level. Dr. Vijan earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan, where he also completed his fellowship and residency. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis from U-M.
Linny West is a Project Manager with the Michigan Institute for Care Management and Transformation. Linny provides on-going program support in varying capacities including website maintenance, coordination among Physician Organizations, and managing BCBSM deliverables. Linny has a Master’s degree in Social Work, with an extensive background working in Community Mental Health, in both clinical and evaluation roles. In her free time, Linny enjoys staying active, spending time with family, photography, and traveling.
Julie Wietzke is the Manager at the Michigan Institute for Care Management and Transformation (MICMT). In this role, Julie oversees the staff and helps guide the work of MICMT. She has a Master of Health Services Administration degree and a Master of Library Science degree, specializing in health sciences information. Julie has over 20 years of experience working in healthcare in quality improvement, clinical research, and operations. She has worked with hospitals and physician organizations across the state of Michigan on initiatives aimed at improving the quality of care. In her free time, Julie enjoys spending time with family and friends, going for walks, camping, and traveling to U.S. National Parks.
Julie provides administrative support to MICMT team members by coordinating some aspects of the preparation of training groups, maintaining the project access database as well as expense reports. In her spare time, she enjoys walking, biking, kayaking, reading, and spending time with her family.
Katherine (Katie) Young is a Computer Research Specialist at the Michigan Institute for Care Management and Transformation (MICMT). Katie has a wide knowledge of database development, data collection and data mining methodologies, principles and techniques. Katie is part of MICMT's program evaluation team that is responsible for the design and implementation of data infrastructures MICMT uses for reporting information to high level management as well as Physician Organizations, Practices and Care Managers.