Margaret Leonard, MS, RN-BC, FNP
A national leader in healthcare innovation, playing a key role in all major aspects of healthcare policy and practice. Vice President for Medical Management for MVP Health Care, a managed healthcare organization in New York State (NYS) with 750,000+ members. Peggy oversees a department of 230 staff including clinically licensed practitioners; serves on the Quality Assurance Reporting Requirements Steering Committee which secured $12 million in bonus monies from NYS in the last 3 years. She is the Executive Director of Westchester Cares Action Program (WCAP) an Integrated Care Program of Medical Health/Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder/Social Determinant Issues. It was one of New York State Department of Health’s Chronic Illness Demonstration Programs (CIDP). WCAP is one of the first programs to convert to a Health Home Care Management Agency. Margaret is recognized for leadership qualities as past president and current Public Policy Committee Chair Emeritus of the Case Management Society of America, co-chair of New York State Department of Health Workgroup on Health Homes, Chair of New York State Board of Nursing, member of National Quality Forum Quality Measurement, Research and Improvement Council, former member of the National Quality Forum Steering Committee for Care Coordination, chair of the National Transitions of Care Public Policy Task Force, former member for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Transitions of Care Technical Expert Panel (TEP), member of American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Certification, and adjunct instructor at the College of New Rochelle, School of Nursing teaching Politics of Healthcare Margaret knows healthcare from all angles.