Board Of Directors

Quality Insights Renal Network 4 is governed by its Board of Directors, which consists of up to 20 members.  The Board provides leadership and oversight of:  the strategic direction of the organization; performance of management staff in meeting ESRD network contract requirements and deliverables; activities and recommendations of the Network Council, Medical Review Board and Patient Advisory Committee; the financial operation of the Network; and corporate compliance.
The membership of the Board of Directors includes representatives of a variety of health care settings and disciplines relevant to the ESRD population, which may include hospitals, dialysis centers, nursing homes, home health, hospice, dialysis patients and other consumers, physicians, and other clinical and administrative professionals.  Members are selected to be broadly representative of the network service area.
Directors are appointed for three-year terms and generally may serve no more than two consecutive terms.  Terms are staggered so that approximately one-third of the directors are appointed each year.  Directors are appointed by Network 4’s corporate member, Quality Insights Holdings, Inc. (QIH). Appointments are made at the first QIH Board of Directors meeting of the calendar year, or otherwise as vacancies arise.  Network 4 directors are not compensated for Board service other than reimbursement of travel-related expenses.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Board of Directors, please contact Christopher Brown at (610) 265-2418 ext. 2826 or


Sven T. Berg, MD, MPH, CPE
CEO – Quality Insights
Charleston, WV
Appointed: Ex Officio, Unlimited Term

Paul Palevsky, MD
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Pittsburgh, PA
Reappointed to 3-year term in 2016

Barbara Bedner, MHA, RN, CNN
Reliant Renal Care, Inc.
Media, PA
Reappointed to 3-year term in 2016

Diana Headlee-Bell
Patient Representative
Patient Advocacy and Education 
Western PA Kidney Support Groups
3x Kidney Recipient
Appointed to 3-year term in 2017

Jill M. Miller, RD, LDN
WellSpan Dialysis
York, PA
Reappointed to 3-year term in 2016

Allen Nelson, AA, BA
Patient Representative
Glen Mills, PA
Appointed to 3-year term in 2015

Richard Russo, MSW, LMSW
DaVita Riddle and Exton in Media and Westtown
West Chester, PA
Reappointed to 3-year term in 2016

Jeffrey S. Sicone, MD
Nephrologist, Nephrology Associates, P.A.
Newark, DE
Appointed to 3-year term in 2017

Page last updated: 02/10/2017