Ellen Gagnon joined the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) as the Senior Project Director on November 1, 2013, bringing over twenty years of experience in the healthcare industry. In her current role as Executive Director, Healthcare Affordability, she leads a multi-region innovation pilot to develop standardized, actionable and transparent healthcare cost reporting which is essential to identify and address cost drivers. Prior to joining NRHI, she held the position of Senior Program Manager at Martin’s Point Health Care, developing and leading various cross-functional teams and supporting efforts that included Behavioral Health integration, a Medical Expense Management initiative and Clinical Quality Reporting. She served as the Population Health Nurse Advisor and organized multiple efforts toward achievement of NCQA Patient Center Medical Home standards. She was the Senior Project Manager for Martin s Point Health Plans, leading teams to develop and implement an innovative Primary Care Payment Model with a web-based provider reporting and medical expense analysis tool.