Massachusetts Association of Healthcare Quality (MAHQ)

Membership Committee

Oversees aspect of membership development, which includes marketing, coordinating member recruitment and retention activities, development of resources to support networking and professional development


  • Recruit new members
  • Develop and update member marketing materials
  • Facilitate the member newsletter
  • Promote Healthcare Quality Week

Meetings Required:
Monthly conference calls

Time Commitment:
Approximately 20 - 25 hours during the year term

2017 - 2018 Membership Committee Members:

Taruna Banerjee, MPH
Director, Quality Improvement
Boston Children's Hospital

Debra Blyth-Wilk, JD, RN, CPHQ
Director, Quality & Compliance
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Cheryl Hafela, RN
Senior Program Consultant
Blue Cross Blue Shield

Tricia Ide, RN, MS
Senior Director Quality, Safety and Patient Experience
New England Baptist Hospital

Eileen Hession Laband, MBA, RN, NE-BC, CPHQ
Manager, Patient & Family-Centered Care, Performance Improvement
Beverly Hospital

Karen Sulham, RN, BSN
Program Manager
Blue Cross Blue Shield

Amanda Voysey
Patient Advocate
Franciscan Hospital

Membership Committee Volunteers                                                                        

Eileen Hession Laband, RN, BSN, MSN - Committee Co-Chair
Manager, Patient & Family-Centered Care
Beverly Hospital

Kimberly A. Smith