CHPSO staff

Board and Staff

Rory Jaffe, MD, MBA
Executive Director

In addition to his position at CHPSO, he is a Special Advisor to the Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Jaffe has extensive experience in both clinical care and health system leadership. Prior to becoming Executive Director of CHPSO, he was Executive Director of Medical Services for the University of California system. In this role, he served as the senior physician in the system, which included oversight of quality of care at the five academic health systems and the ten student health centers. He also has served on a number of federal and state advisory committees on topics as varied as patient privacy, disaster planning, electronic health record safety and EMTALA reform.

(916) 552-7568
Board and Staff

Barbara Abeling, PhD, MS, RN
Safety and Reliability Clinical Advisor

Barbara has over 25 years of experience in health care. She spent many years providing direct patient care, primarily in obstetrics, before transitioning to clinical informatics. Barbara brings a wealth of knowledge regarding the electronic health record on topics ranging from the end-user workflow perspective to data extraction. Barbara has experience with both qualitative and quantitative research methods. She obtained her Masters and her PhD in Nursing Science Healthcare Leadership from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis.

(916) 552-7614

Asma Ahmad
Administrative Assistant

Asma has over 15 years of administrative support experience, including ten years supporting executives. Her experience includes project coordination, documentation control, and database management. She has a strong background in customer service. Asma supports CHPSO with member contract and database management, team calendar coordination, presentation development and travel arrangements.

(916) 552-7651