Margaret E. O'Kane, President

Peggy4.25.11.jpgMargaret E. O’Kane is President of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), an independent, nonprofit organization that improves health care quality through measurement, transparency and accountability. O’Kane has served as co-chair of the National Priorities Partnership and is a board member of the Foundation for Informed Decision Making and the American Board of Medical Specialties. She was elected a member of the Institute of Medicine in 1999 and received the 2009 Picker Institute Individual Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Patient-Centered Care. She received the Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award from the National Center for Healthcare Leadership in 2012. Modern Healthcare has named O’Kane one of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare three times, most recently in 2013. A master’s degree holder in health administration and planning from Johns Hopkins University, O’Kane is a recipient of that university’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.