The MOSAIC Team
Teri Scorcia‐Wilson, PhD
Dr. Scorcia-Wilson oversees the quality improvement (QI) component of the cooperative agreement and ensures that QI-related grant objectives are met. Dr. Scorcia-Wilson is the manager of the Cardiovascular Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity Section in the MDHHS Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Control (DCDIC) and has more than a decade and a half of experience working in chronic disease prevention and health promotion. She has managed projects funded by the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Registry (PCNASR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including the 1305 and the 1422 CDC cooperative agreements for integrated chronic disease work.1
Krystal Quartermus, MS, RD
Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention Unit Manager
Quartermus oversees the quality systems improvement specialist on the MOSAIC project. She manages the Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Unit within the Cardiovascular Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity Section in the MDHHS Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Control. In her position as manager, Quartermus contributes to overall project decisions on the grant. She has more than five years’ experience working on federal grants, including — but not limited to — 1422, 1305 and SNAP-Ed.
Eileen Worden, RN
Worden shares a wealth of experience gained from developing and improving a coordinated and accountable system of emergency care, applying lessons learned from that project to the work of expanding MOSAIC and developing a stroke system of care. She is the manager of the Trauma Section in the MDHHS Division of EMS (Emergency Medical Services) and Trauma.
Adrienne Nickles, MPH
Program Coordinator & Registry Manager
As the program coordinator & registry manager, Nickles is responsible for surveillance and epidemiologic activities in support of MOSAIC. These include: ongoing and enhanced surveillance reporting; data submissions to the CDC; continuing enrollment of hospitals and management of the hospital data collection system; ensuring the quality of data collected; developing EMS‐related data linkages and algorithms and data reporting; expanding on the use of Medicaid/Medicare claims to understand transitions of care; planning and providing staff support for the MOSAIC Steering Team; and analyzing the stroke systems of care‐related data systems and communication findings. In addition, she also works on the development of the integrated data system. Nickles is a member of the Michigan EMS Data Advisory Board and provides staff support to the registry consultant and the EMS clinical consultant. She has a master’s degree in epidemiology and has served as the epidemiologist for the MiSRQIP and MOSAIC programs.
Justin Allen, BA, EMT-P
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) QI Coordinator
The EMS quality improvement coordinator collaborates with medical control authorities (MCAs), EMS agencies, and hospitals to develop prehospital reports and identify areas for quality improvement. In addition, the individual in this position works closely with the Division of EMS and Trauma on initiatives to improve the quality of stroke care.
Sue O’Brien, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, ANVP
Quality Systems Improvement Specialist
As the quality systems improvement specialist, O'Brien is responsible for QI interventions to improve stroke care, including the use of performance-improvement indicators and evidence‐based clinical practice guidelines. She works closely with the EMSQIC, provides staff support for the clinical consultant, conducts QI activities and site visits with each participating hospital, assists with the Transition of Care (TOC) project, including recruiting additional hospitals, plans agendas and staff for MSI, updates the SSOC report, and develops new QI and data abstraction training plans. In addition, she assists with grant reporting, participates in evaluation activities, provides QI training for stroke leaders, and coordinates stroke public awareness and risk reduction activities with HDSP.
Samantha R. Wall, MPH, BS
Asthma and Stroke Program Evaluator
Wall works with staff, partners, and the CDC to develop and revise evaluation plans and ensure conduct of MOSAIC evaluation activities. She also develops and implements evaluation instruments, such as stroke-related questions in the annual Michigan Behavioral Risk Factor Survey and periodic surveys of MOSAIC partners regarding their project policies and activities. In her position as asthma and stroke evaluator, Wall works with evaluators of other CDC-funded Michigan grants in asthma, cancer, and the 1305 and 1422 CDC cooperative agreements and also serves as a member of the MOSAIC Steering Team.
Ghada Ibrahim, MS
Stroke Data Analyst
Ibrahim assists the program coordinator & registry manager with routine surveillance and linkage activities in support of MOSAIC activities, including: ongoing and enhanced surveillance reporting; routine management of the hospital data collection system; assisting in ensuring the quality of data collected; implementing developed EMS-related data algorithms and reporting; running regular reports for participating hospitals; and providing document management for data use agreements and IRB protocols. In addition, she also assists the evaluation consultant with survey implementation and routine reporting.
11305 grantees were funded from the CDC State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity, and Associated Risk Factors, and to Promote School Health grant (DP13-1305); 1422 grantees receive funding from the CDC State and Local Public Health Actions to Prevent Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Disease and Stroke grant (DP14-1422PPHF14)