Patient Protection Commission - Board Members

The following 12 voting members from across the health care spectrum have been appointed by Governor Steve Sisolak:

Two members who are persons with expertise and experience in advocating on behalf of patients.

Ms. Sara Cholhagian Ralston

Patient Advocate

Ms. Leann McAllister

MBA, Executive Director American Academy of Pediatrics

One member who is a provider of health care who operates a for-profit business to provide health care.

Dr. Ikram Khan (Chair)

President & Partner, Quality Care Consultants, LLC

One member who is a registered nurse who practices primarily at a nonprofit hospital.

Mrs. Yarleny Roa-Dugan

Registered Nurse

One member who is a physician or registered nurse who practices primarily at a federally-qualified health center.

Ms. Lilnetra Grady

APRN, FNP-C, Chief Medical Officer, FirstMed Health & Wellness Center

One member who is a pharmacist at a pharmacy not affiliated with any chain of pharmacies or a person who has expertise and experience in advocating on behalf of patients.

Dr. Mark Decerbo

Pharm.D., BCPS, BCNSP, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Roseman University of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy; Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Nevada, School of Medicine

One member who represents a nonprofit public hospital that is located in the county of this State that spends the largest amount of money on hospital care for indigent persons pursuant to chapter 428 of NRS.

Mr. William Mason Van Houweling

CEO University Medical Center

One member who represents the private nonprofit health insurer with the highest percentage of insureds in this State who are adversely impacted by social determinants of health.

Ms. Bobbette Bond

Senior Director of Health Policy, Culinary Healthfund

One member who has expertise and experience in advocating for persons who are not covered by a policy of health insurance.

Dr. Tiffany Tyler-Garner

PhD, Executive Director, Children’s Advocacy Alliance

One member who has expertise and experience in advocating for persons with special health care needs and has education and experience in health care.

Mr. Tyler Winkler

Esq. Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

One member who is an employee or a consultant of Department of Health and Human Services with expertise in health information technology and patient access to medical records.

Mrs. Sandra Ruybalid (Vice Chair)

Deputy Administrator, Chief IT Manager, DHHS Division of Health Care Financing and Policy

Representative of the General Public (Voting)

Mrs. Flo Kahn

Deputy Vice President, State Advocacy at PhRMA Foundation

Non-voting Members

The Director of the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services

The Commissioner of Insurance

The Executive Director of the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange

The Executive Officer of the Public Employees' Benefits Program