Dr. Whitney Limm is the Executive Vice President and Chief Physician Executive of The Queen’s Health System and the Board Chair of the Queen’s Clinically Integrated Physician Network. Dr. Limm provides oversight for the Medical Staff Services Department, the Quality Department, the employed physician group (Queen’s Medical Group), and QCIPN. Dr. Limm has been in practice as a general and transplant surgeon since 1991. He is a graduate of Stanford University and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Executive Vice President &Chief Physician Executive, QHSBoard Chair, QCIPN
Dr. Natasha Parekh is the Chief Medical Officer for QCIPN, as well as the Medical Director for Primary Care Transformation. Dr. Parekh previously worked as a Senior Advisor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Centers for High-Value Health Care and Value-Based Pharmacy Initiatives. She was a general internist and health services researcher within the UPMC hospital system, and served as a Clinical Assistant Professor with the University of Pittsburgh Division of General Internal Medicine.
Chief Medical Officer, QCIPN
Tamara Pappas is the Director of QCIPN. She also leads the Queen’s Advanced Quality Training Program (AQTP) course. She previously served as the Director of Ambulatory Services Planning and as the Director of the Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE). Prior to Queen’s, she worked at Hawaii Pacific Health as Director of Quality Operations. Tamara earned an MBA from Loma Linda University in California and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
Dr. Nagoshi is the QCIPN Program Director for Population Health. In addition to his work with QCIPN, Dr. Nagoshi is a primary care physician, newly located in Kuakini Physicians Tower, with over 36 years of experience. He received his medical degree from the John A Burns School of Medicine and his undergraduate degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
QCIPN Program Director for Population Health
Dr. Sako grew up in Wahiawa, and had a desire to serve his community that ultimately led him to medical school. Today, he practices family medicine at the Queen’s Health Care Clinic – Mililani which fills him with pride to be able to give back to the local residents. Medicine is a profession of service, and he can think of nothing more fulfilling than working for the people who helped him become who he is today.
Clinical Pathways Program Director
Scott is QCIPN’s Manager of Network Development and Contracting. Scott has worked for many years in healthcare, first as a hospital-based clinical psychologist and more recently in multiple management roles in Medicaid health plans. His population health background includes work in care management, quality, provider relations, and value-based contracting. Scott holds a doctorate in counseling psychology from Lehigh University, a Master’s Degree in clinical psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor’s from Muhlenberg College.
Network Development & Contracting Manager
Dani is QCIPN’s Manager of Quality Performance and Improvement. She has over 20 years of experience in healthcare and has held roles in a variety of settings including Physician Practice Management and Regional Operations Management. Through these roles, she has developed a passion for quality-driven and patient-centered care. Dani received her Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Western Governors University where she also earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and Healthcare Management. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Healthcare Administration at Liberty University.
Manager of Quality Performance & Improvement
Natasha is QCIPN’s Supervisor of Quality Practice Operations. She has over 20 years of clinical experience working in diverse settings and has been engaged in Quality Performance for 8 years. Her passion is to promote quality-based patient-centered care that focuses on prevention to improve overall outcomes. She is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Healthcare Management.
Supervisor of Quality Practice Operations
Mia is a family nurse practitioner with 30 years of nursing experience in a variety of settings, such as hospice and palliative care, infectious diseases, oncology, and critical care. Her leadership roles include clinical education and program development. Mia is a diploma RN and earned her master’s degree in nursing from Michigan State University and her bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
QHS Community & Post-Acute Care Services Director
Kristen received her MBA in Healthcare Management from Western Governors University and holds dual bachelor’s degrees from Cedar Crest College, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in both Psychology and Nursing. She is a certified RN Case Manager with over 30 years of RN experience, including case management, telephonic care management, and leadership roles. Kristen develops, administers, coordinates, and manages the functions, activities, and services related to population health management initiatives for QCIPN.
Manager, QCIPN Clinical Programs
Jamie is a licensed social worker with over 20 years of experience in a number of settings, including coordination of early intervention services, case management with the chronically ill, health insurance counseling to seniors, hospice care, and grief support. Previously a QCIPN social worker, Jamie now provides day-to-day support for operations, and integration of services, for QCIPN Clinical programs. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social work with a focus in gerontology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Operations Manager, QCIPN Clinical Care Coordination
Katie is QCIPN’s Provider Relations Liaison. Upon moving to Oahu in 2011, Katie served as a hospice liaison for several years. She earned her Masters’s degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University in 2010 while working for the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease at UCLA. Prior to this, Katie attended Missouri Valley College on a soccer scholarship and graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations.
Provider Relations Liaison
Melissa is QCIPN’s Physician Communication and Education Coordinator. Before joining QCIPN, she held roles at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, William S. Richardson School of Law, Harvard Law School, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She earned her Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications with strong minors in Urban Affairs and Spanish from Manhattan College.
Physician Communication & Education Coordinator
David is QCIPN’s Network Relations Specialist. He has previously worked in Operations Management in retail, hospitality, IT, and most recently as a claims supervisor for Quest at HMSA. David earned his Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration from the University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu.
Network Relations Specialist
Shari is QCIPN’s Population Health Coordinator. Shari has been with Queen’s for over 20 years working as Registered Nurse in Telemetry, Emergency Room, Risk Management and Quality Improvement (CORE).
Population Health Coordinator
Tina is QCIPN’s Coordinator for Risk Adjustment Coding. Tina has worked for many years in healthcare, most recently as a consultant for Mountain-Pacific Quality Health supporting CMS programs. She also worked with health plans and health systems on audit reviews for coding compliance, quality care measures, revenue cycle management and HCC to improve RAF.
Risk Adjustment Coding Coordinator
Lawrence is QCIPN’s Coordinator for Value-Based Programs. Prior to QCIPN, he worked as a management consultant in Payer/Provider Health Strategy. He also has experience in project management in areas such as population health, quality, and primary care performance improvement. He earned his Master of Public Health in Health Policy from Yale and combined Bachelor’s in Health Promotion and Master’s in Global Medicine from the University of Southern California. Lawrence is originally from Oahu and grew up in Ewa Beach.
Coordinator for Value-Based Programs
Suzi is a QPA with 28 years of experience working in healthcare. While she has spent most of her career in Laboratory/Pathology, over the last three years, she served as an EHR support partner to physicians, providers, and clinic staff for onboarding and ongoing education and/or updates for the EHR. Suzi loves classic cars (she owns a 56 t-bird that was one of a few used in the movie American graffiti), taking her two dogs to the beach, and stand-up paddle boarding.
Quality Practice Assistant
Monica is a QPA whose prior experience in healthcare includes working as an MA at a plastic surgery center and at a PCP office. She received her BS in Biology and Chemistry at Brandeis University and is looking to attend medical school. Born and raised in Hawaii, she loves swimming, reading, cooking pasta, and volunteering with AccesSurf and the Food Bank.
Chris is a Clinical Analyst with QCIPN. He has over 25 years of experience working with clinical data on the health system and the health plan. He previously worked at the Queen’s Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation. Chris also worked for many years as a consultant, a data administrator for HMSA, and a quality analyst for Castle Medical Center.
Clinical Data Analyst
Caitie is a Clinical Data Analyst with QCIPN. She previously worked for the Hawaii Department of Health as an epidemiologist within the Disease Outbreak Control Division, specializing in Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance. Before that she was a Population Health Analyst in the San Francisco Bay Area. Caitlin earned her Master of Public Health in Infectious Diseases from UC, Berkeley and her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from Colorado State University.
Lauren is a Clinical Data Analyst with QCIPN. She has a background in healthcare and human disease research. Before joining QCIPN, she was a lead research associate for the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix, AZ, utilizing cutting-edge, multiomic tools to investigate the disease progression of pulmonary fibrosis. Before her time in AZ, she was a histotechnician for a medical laboratory in Idaho, aiding in the disease diagnosis process. Lauren received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Northwest Nazarene University and supplemented her education with an online certification in Data Analytics.