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Lisa Perry, Principal


Ms. Perry is a consultant with extensive executive experience in health care performance improvement and sustainability in government, non-profit hospital and primary care, and academic settings. Her expertise lies in developing systems and strategies that support data-driven performance improvement in client services, operations and finance. 

Prior to founding Morningside Health Strategies, Ms. Perry was employed  at the Community Health Care Association of NY State (CHCANYS) where she assumed positions of increasing responsibility from 2008 -2019.  She first served as the founding Director of the Primary Care Health Information Consortium, supporting New York City health centers in adoption and use of health information technology (Health IT). In 2013, CHCANYS’ Health IT and Clinical Quality Improvement programs were combined in a new division under her leadership as Sr. Vice President of Quality & Technology Initiatives. In this role Ms. Perry raised funds to  provide technical assistance and training to New York State’s 70+ Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) on such topics as: performance improvement and practice transformation; preparation for value-based payment; optimization of technology tools; advanced analytics to support health center planning and expansion; and analysis of government regulation and initiatives relevant to health center performance improvement and sustainability. Ms. Perry served as Interim CEO from 2016 to 2017, supporting staff and sustaining organizational progress following the untimely death of CHCANYS celebrated CEO, Elizabeth Swain.

Some of her key accomplishments include: 

  • implementing the Center for Primary Care Informatics, a population health management      system that supports performance improvement in clinical, administrative and financial operations; 
  • partnering with NY State Department of Health and IPRO, New York State’s Quality      Improvement Organization, on a 5-year CDC-funded project to improve health      center performance in cancer screening; 
  • establishing the New York State Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN), a federally-funded initiative providing technical assistance and training to optimize use of Health Information Technology. Program goals include improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of patient care to improve health outcomes and prepare health centers for value-based payment system.

Ms. Perry has over 25 years experience in New York health care, including finance and management positions at New York University, NYU Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital Center and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. She received her MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University, and her Master of Public Policy with a concentration in Health Policy and Management from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.