Our Team

MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety Leadership

Our Leadership Team at MIQS has over 100 years collective experience in leading Patient Safety and Quality efforts. This core team continues to work together to promote, share and educate healthcare professionals, both young and seasoned, on their experience designing and implementing innovative programs that drive lasting culture change, and the safest, highest quality healthcare.


David Mayer, MD
Executive Director, MIQS


Martin J. Hatlie, JD
Co-Director, MIQS


Katie Carlin, MBA 
Assistant Vice President, Business Development and Operations

Christine Goeschel
Christine Goeschel, ScD, MPA, MPS, RN
Assistant Vice President and Director,
Center for Improving Diagnosis in Healthcare

Michael Hofmann
Michael Hofmann
Director, International Center for Bloodless Medicine & Surgery

Armando Nahum
Armando Nahum
Director, Center for Engaging Patients as Partners


Kelly Smith, PhD
Sr. Director, Quality & Safety Research


Tracy Granzyk, MS, MFA
Director, Center for Healthcare Narratives

Crystal Morales
Crystal Morales, MS, BSN, RN 
Senior Director, Education, MIQS


Devin Brinkley, MBA
Finance & Operations Manager