Dr. Kamal, the lead physician for QDACT development, studies the link between delivery of high quality care and improved patient and caregiver outcomes and how this can be achieved within the intersection of treatment–directed oncology care and supportive care. Even as an early career academic leader he is already widely published and sought after for his opinions and participation on task groups within his national professional organizations, AAHPM and ASCO. Dr. Kamal received his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, his internal medicine and palliative care training at Mayo Clinic, and hematology/oncology fellowship at Duke.
Mr. Nicolla directs all project tasks and functions for the GPCQA. He has been working with the GPCQA since its inception in 2014 and has been working with QDACT since 2012. In addition to his work in palliative care quality, Mr. Nicolla oversees multiple mHealth development projects at the Duke Cancer Institute. His primary interests are the impact of IT solutions on the delivery of quality patient care. He is a graduate of SUNY Albany with an MBA and concentration in Information Technology Management and a BA in Sociology from Duke University.
Mr. Friedman is the Membership Director for the GPCQA. He has been a member of the GPCQA Operations Team since 2013. His background is in biological sciences, technology, and social work. Mr. Friedman is the liaison between member-sites of the Alliance, as well as between the Operations Team and our software vendor, VisionTree.
Ms. Broyles is the Special Projects Director for the GPCQA Operations Team. She joined the team at the beginning of 2016 and brings several years of experience to the team in project development, implementation and administration. Some of her primary projects include organizing the annual Quality Matters Conference as well as implementing process improvement strategies across the GPCQA.