CMTP Announces Promotions, New Management Structure

June 30, 2014

Donna Messner and Els Houtsmuller to join executive team; Ellen Tambor and Chris Kamphaus also promoted.

Baltimore, MD—June 30, 2014—CMTP today announced the promotion of Donna Messner, PhD, and Els Houtsmuller, PhD, who will both take on the roles of Vice President and Senior Research Director. 

“CMTP continues to find new opportunities to work with private, nonprofit and public partners to ensure that patients, clinicians, policymakers and payers have the evidence they need to make informed health decisions,” said Dr. Tunis. “Drs. Messner and Houtsmuller have demonstrated impressive leadership of several critical projects, and we look forward to their expanded role in guiding and managing CMTP.”

In her new position, Dr. Messner will have leadership of research programs and staff engaged in grants and contracts, with oversight of CMTP's growing portfolio of work in policy and stakeholder engagement.  Dr. Houtsmuller, who had served as Senior Program Director for the Green Park Collaborative – USA (GPC), will continue to head up that work along with some new initiatives that will be announced later this year.

CMTP also announced that Ellen Tambor, MA, will become Senior Research Manager, and Chris Kamphaus, MSA, formerly Accounting and Finance Manager, will become Controller. 

“This is an exciting time at CMTP,” said Spector, “We are well positioned for continued growth and are looking to build upon our existing world class team.” 

Information about several open positions can be found at:

About CMTP
CMTP is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that aims to make health care more effective and affordable by improving the quality, relevance, and efficiency of health care research. We focus on the design and implementation of comparative effectiveness research to produce information that helps patients, clinicians, and payers make informed treatment and policy decisions. CMTP provides a trusted forum in which a broad range of stakeholders can collaborate to identify important research questions, design appropriate studies, and develop innovative partnerships to implement these studies.

Julie Simmons
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