CPR Staff

 CPR staff have expertise in a wide variety of payment reform issues. To invite staff to speak at conferences and events, please contact Nicole Perelman: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Suzanne DelbancoSuzanne F. Delbanco Ph.D.
Executive Director

Suzanne F. Delbanco is the executive director of Catalyst for Payment Reform. CPR is a non-profit organization working for coordinated action among the largest purchasers of health care and health plans to reform the way we pay for health care in the U.S. to improve quality and cost. 

In addition to her duties at CPR, Suzanne serves on the Coordinating Committee of the Measures Application Partnership for HHS, HFMA’s Healthcare Leadership Council, and the National Commission on Physician Payment Reform, the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute board, and participates in the Healthcare Executives Leadership Network.  Previously, Suzanne was the founding CEO of The Leapfrog Group.  Suzanne holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy and a M.P.H. from the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley.

 

 

 

AndraDilwegAndréa E. Caballero
Program Director

Andréa E. Caballero is the Program Director for Catalyst for Payment Reform.  Andréa comes to CPR with over 15 years of experience in the health care industry.  Prior to joining CPR, Andréa served as Vice-President, Enterprise and Health Services Policy for UnitedHealth Group, one of the nation’s largest health and well-being companies.  In that capacity, she worked on a range of health care policy issues at the state and federal levels.  From 2002-2005, Andréa was a member of PacifiCare’s Public Affairs team as the Director of State Government Relations for the Western Region.  Before joining PacifiCare, Andréa was with Humana serving as a Regional Legislative Manager.  A Wisconsin native, Andréa began her career in Madison, Wisconsin working for the State Senate and as a Legislative Liaison representing various issues before the state legislature, regulators and administration.  Andréa holds Bachelor of Arts degrees from Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin.

 

 

 

ShaudiBazzazShaudi Bazzaz M.P.P., M.P.H. 
Program Manager

Shaudi Bazzaz is Program Manager for Catalyst for Payment Reform.  Prior to CPR, Shaudi worked as a Community Relations Research Intern at San Francisco Health Plan (SFHP), a licensed community health plan that provides affordable health care coverage to over 60,000 low and moderate-income families. From 2005-2009, Shaudi worked at Lifelong Medical Center, a federally-funded health care center providing affordable care and supportive housing services to low-income families, serving as Program Coordinator and then as Grants and Special Project Manager for the Supportive Housing Program. Shaudi holds a M.P.P from the Goldman School of Public Policy and an M.P.H from the School of Public Health at University of California, Berkeley. 

 



 

Nicole PerelmanNicole Kohleriter-Perelman, M.P.P. 
Director of Communications and Special Projects

Nicole Kohleriter-Perelman comes to Catalyst for Payment Reform with ten years experience in strategic communications, government relations and health care policy. Prior to joining CPR, she was Director of Communications for the Pacific Business Group on Health. She has held previous communications and policy positions at the Health Trust, the California HealthCare Foundation, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and the California Association of Public Hospitals. Perelman began her career working in Sacramento for then State Senator Jackie Speier, and also spent time in advocacy and public policy positions in Washington, DC. She holds a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor’s in Political Science from UCLA.