Area Quality Managers (AQMs)
Area Quality Managers (AQM) members are effective IHS Area leaders and facilitators who assist in accomplishing the quality improvement strategies of the agency.
The AQM is comprised of Area office staff identified by the Area Director. Area staff selected generally include the Area Quality Improvement Leads and health care consultants.
AQM members will:
- Engage staff on the front lines to enhance their capacity in QI science and knowledge.
- Assist in the development of high-performing, innovative health care teams who are effective in transforming the quality of care across the agency.
- Utilize their expertise in improving processes to support ongoing innovations in health care.
- Disseminate proven best practices and models throughout the Indian health system.
AQMs serve as liaisons between the National IPC Team, the Areas and Indian health sites, in addition to providing support to sites at the local level.
Current AQM Members
|Alaska||Adam Harris||(907) 729-3986|
|Albuquerque||Olinka Foster||(505) 256-6730|
|Bemidji||Jonathan Merrell||(301) 215-1276|
|Billings||Melissa Hubbard||(406) 247-7121|
|California||Susan Decore||(916) 930-3981 x 323
Mobile: (916) 952-1308
|Great Plains||Christine B. Gilliam||(605) 226-7804
Mobile: (605) 891-1800
|Navajo||Kimberlyn Tom||(928) 871-5813|
|Oklahoma City||Marjorie Rogers||(928) 871-5813|
|Phoenix||Dr. Vijay Kannan||(602) 364-5342|
|Phoenix||Margaret Brady||(928) 332-2560
Mobile: (602) 418-5568
|Portland||Dr. Ashley Tuomi||(503) 414-5550|