Taruna R. Banerjee is the Director of Quality and Safety in the Department of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital. Mrs. Banerjee received her BA from Wellesley College and her MPH from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. She has also completed the advanced training program (ATP) from Intermountain Healthcare. Mrs. Banerjee joined Boston Children’s Hospital in 2013 after serving first as program manager for Radiology management at Partners Community Healthcare from 2006 to 2010, and then as senior manager of Reporting and Analysis at the MGH/MGPO Edward P. Lawrence Center for Quality and Safety from 2010-2013. She has an extensive background in managing quality improvement efforts, including program development to improve patient quality and organizational safety, creating a culture of high reliability, physician engagement, and identifying and addressing variation in practice.
Shanika Wright is a Quality & Compliance Project Specialist for the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. In this role, Shanika supports various quality and patient safety initiatives throughout the Network. Shanika earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Management & Policy from the University of New Hampshire, and Master of Public Health degree from Boston University School of Public Health. Shanika’s background is in project management, data analytics, strategy, health care quality, & process improvement.
Haley Friedler is in her final semester as an MPH student at the Boston University School of Public Health with concentrations in Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Health Communication and Promotion. Prior to returning to school for her Masters, Haley worked in quality improvement as a Program Coordinator at Boston Children's Hospital. She has experience in project planning, implementation, and management, as well as metric development, data analysis, and marketing campaign development. Her primary area of interest is in the communication and visualization of data for both healthcare professionals and the general population. Last year, Haley served on the NEAHQ (then MAHQ) Board of Directors, working on both the Membership and Program Committees. This year, she is excited to return to the Board, co-chair the Membership Committee, chair the Website Development Subcommittee, and continue to work with the Program Committee. Haley is happy to help with any questions about or suggestions for the NEAHQ website, membership/volunteer opportunities, NEAHQ programming, or any other QI topics of interest - just shoot her a message!
Quality Project Leader at Tufts Medical Center working with teams to improve the quality and safety of clinical care. Primarily responsible for regulatory readiness and Pay-for-Performance programs, including electronic clinical quality measures. On the Board of Directors of the New England Association for Healthcare Quality (NEAHQ) since 2006. Qualified instructor for Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) examination preparation courses. Prior experience in critical care, nursing management, case management, risk management and quality management in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.