Your Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Team:

Christopher Pezzullo, DO – Clinical Director

Dr. Christopher Pezzullo, DO serves as the Chief Clinical Officer for the Maine Primary Care Association, supporting the clinical integration, health equity and quality improvement programs. Prior to this role, Chris served as the Chief Medical Officer for MaineCare, Maine’s Medicaid program.

Kristen Tounzen, MPH – Clinical Quality and Safety Program Manager

Kristen brings to her position 10+ years of medical experience as a medical laboratory technician as well as several years of experience working in public health. As part of the MPCA team, Kristen’s focus is working on several grants and programs, including the Colorectal Cancer Screening grant, the BOLD (Building Our Largest Dementia Infrastructure) grant and PSO program. Prior to this work, Kristen worked at the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention as a Public Health Educator in the Breast and Cervical Health Program. In addition, she continues to work within the medical laboratory setting at two Maine hospitals.

Ashley Cleary, BS – PSO Program Coordinator

Ashley serves as the PSO Program Coordinator, providing support to the PSO Director and staff. She assists with data collection, research, and other administrative duties. Prior to this, Ashley was a Program Assistant with a Quality Improvement Organization (QIO).