COSEHC Executive Director, and Project Director, COSEHC QualityImpact Practice Transformation Network
Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control (COSEHC)
Debra Simmons, M.S., R.N., is the Executive Director of the Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control (COSEHC), a non-profit professional health care organization headquartered at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina. She has overall responsibility and accountability for the direction, management and administration of the organization. Ms. Simmons has a long history and a wealth of experience in health care serving in such roles as clinical nurse, department director, chief nursing officer and quality improvement program director in both pediatric and adult hospital and healthcare settings. She also served as a Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Health Policy Fellow from 1994-1995 working on both healthcare and welfare reform legislation in the Washington D.C. Senate office of Robert J. Kerrey (Nebraska). In her current role, she also serves as the Project Director for the recently awarded COSEHC Practice Transformation Network (PTN) called Quality Impact, under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative.