Forum for National PAC Leaders

The Center brings together national leaders in managing PAC populations’ costs, outcomes, and access to appropriate care. Expertise includes payment policy, case-mix measurement, outcome measurement, network analysis, population health management, therapy services, medical care, and case management.


Center faculty includes nationally-recognized clinicians, policy experts, economists, and researchers. Faculty members include:

  • Clay Ackerly, M.D., MS.C., naviHealth
  • Gerben DeJong, Ph.D., F.A.C.R.M., Georgetown University/MedStar Health
  • Bruce Gans, M.D., Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
  • Robyn Golden, M.A., L.C.S.W., Rush University Medical Center
  • Kenneth Harwood, P.T., Ph.D., C.I.E., George Washington University
  • Dale Hengesbach, M.B.A., RML Specialty Hospital
  • Alan Jette, P.T, Ph.D., Boston University
  • Judi Kulus, N.H.A., R.N., M.A.T., C-N.E., R.A.C-M.T., AANAC
  • Jay LaBine, M.D., Priority Health
  • Robert Lerman, M.D., Dignity Health
  • Trudy Mallinson, Ph.D., O.T.R./L., George Washington University
  • Vincent Mor, Ph.D., Brown University
  • Ken Ottenbacher, Ph.D., O.T.R., University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Joseph Ouslander, M.D., Florida Atlantic University
  • Garry R. Pezzano, M.S., C.C.C.-S.L.P., Genesis Rehab Services
  • Cheryl Phillips, M.D., LeadingAge
  • Debra Saliba, M.D., M.P.H., A.G.S.F., UCLA/RAND
  • David Stevenson, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Margaret (Peg) Terry, Ph.D., R.N., Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA)
  • John Votto, D.O., F.C.C.P., Hospital for Special Care
  • Ross Zafonte, D.O., Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
  • Carolyn Zollar, J.D., American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA)