Charlie Homer

Charles J. Homer, MD, MPH

Chief Executive Officer and President
Dr. Charles Homer co-founded NICHQ in July 1999 and he currently serves as the organization's president and CEO. He is also an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and a member of the federal Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children. Dr. Homer also served as a member of the Institute of Medicine's Pediatric Health and Quality Measurement Committee from 2009-2011; chaired NCQA’s Children’s Measurement Advisory Panel from 2009-2011; and co-chaired the National Quality Forum (NQF) Child Outcomes Steering Committee from 2009-2010. He represents NICHQ at the National Priority Partnership, convened by the National Quality Forum. In Massachusetts, Dr. Homer has served as a member of the Expert Panel on Performance Measurement reporting to the Commonwealth’s Quality and Cost Council from 2009-2012. He was also a member of the third US Preventive Services Task Force from 2000-2002 and served as chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Quality Improvement from 1999-2001 and its Steering Committee on Quality Improvement and Management from 2001-2004. Dr. Homer obtained his bachelor’s degree from Yale University, his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Tom Dahlborg

Tom Dahlborg, MSM

Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Strategy
Tom Dahlborg is responsible for guiding NICHQ’s finance strategy and ensuring its financial condition as well as overseeing its analytical functions. Dahlborg has more than 26 years of extensive leadership experience building patient-and-family centered, empathetic, compassionate care models; analyzing and meeting patient and family expectations; and optimizing strategic partnerships, ventures and teams. Before joining NICHQ, Dahlborg was the executive director of the Hygeia Foundation, a nonprofit research institute in Falmouth, Maine. Dahlborg received his master’s degree in Health Services Management from Lesley University and his bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Stonehill College.

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Rachel Steele, COO

Rachel Sachs Steele, MEd

Chief Operations Officer and Vice President of Business Development
Rachel Steele is responsible for guiding business strategy and development as well as NICHQ’s operations (marketing, technology, HR) where she offers strategic leadership and programmatic design. Prior to NICHQ, she spent 4 years consulting with hospitals and non-profit organizations independently and as a member of the Bard Group (now Navigant)–a boutique firm working with physicians and hospitals–to improve quality and strengthen strategy, organizational development and executive and management capabilities. Before that, Rachel provided strategic planning, organizational development and clinical quality expertise for Network Health, a Medicaid health plan based in Cambridge, and serving Massachusetts. Rachel has more than 15 years of management, healthcare and business strategy experience, has a master's degree in counseling psychology and is a certified Myers Briggs practitioner.

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Shikha Anand

Shikha Anand, MD, MPH

Chief Health Officer

Shikha Anand is responsible for strategic oversight of NICHQ's programs and evaluation and guides NICHQ's content and business development strategies from a community health perspective. Shikha is a pediatrician with expertise in community health and the patient centered medical home. She has over 10 years of experience championing children’s health and creating innovative programs to integrate community supports with healthcare resources for underserved children to improve care for children with obesity, autism, asthma, behavioral health concerns and special healthcare needs. She created the Healthy Weight Clinic, a community health model for multi-disciplinary obesity care, and the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program, a national program to provide healthy food access for underserved families. She is a graduate of Union College, Albany Medical College and Boston University School of Public Health. She completed her residency training at Yale New Haven Hospital and her fellowship in general academic pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine. She is a community health center pediatrician, having served for five years as the Pediatric Director at the Whittier Street Health Center in Roxbury, Mass. Since 2011, she has been providing care for vulnerable families at the Codman Square Health Center in Dorchester, MA. She serves on the Board of Directors of Healthcare Without Harm and Chairs the Advisory Board for Wholesome Wave's Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program.

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