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CCME: Senior Leadership

Senior Leadership is responsible for managing the major functional areas of the corporation. They report directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer, who is accountable to the Board of Directors.

Joy Rozman


Joy Hogan Rozman, MEd, RN

President & Chief Executive Officer

Joy Hogan Rozman is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME). Prior to joining CCME, Joy directed the quality and patient safety initiatives in the Middle East for Boston-based Partners Healthcare International. She also served as president and CEO of the Virginia Health Quality Center from 1996 to 2007 and chief operating officer (COO) from 1993 to 1996. She also served as COO of Quality Health Strategies and its subsidiaries, the Delmarva Foundation for Medicare Care and the Delmarva Foundation for the District of Columbia.

Ms. Rozman holds a master's of education degree in human services administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a nursing degree and bachelor's degree in public health education from Columbus University, and a quality manager certificate from George Washington University’s School of Continuing Engineering and Applied Sciences. She has served for seven terms on the Board of Examiners, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. She is also the recipient of the Distinguished Executive Leadership Award from the James Q. Cannon Endowment for excellence in advancing the field of quality improvement.


Sarah Fuquay, CPA

Vice President of Finance

Sarah Fuquay oversees corporate accounting and financial functions. Ms. Fuquay is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute for Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. Prior to joining CCME, she worked in the public accounting field for 10 years. She received a bachelor's degree in accounting and business management from North Carolina State University.

Barbara Excell


Barbara A. Excell, RN, MHSA, CPHQ

Director of Review Services & Programs

Barbara Excell is the director of review services and programs. She oversees all activities related to utilization and quality review operations, including management of contracts, identifying additional opportunities, and developing innovative products. In this role, she is responsible for the development and operation of self-sustaining programs and services that help physicians and providers improve the clinical effectiveness of health care.

Ms. Excell has over 30 years of experience in health care, including as the Program Director responsible for oversight of the South Carolina Medicaid Utilization Review Program at Qualis Health, a quality improvement organization (QIO). In this role, she supported all South Carolina operations, managing regulatory compliance, contract requirements, staffing and overall daily business processes. Barbara has expertise in Medicaid medical management, clinical quality, managed care and advanced analytics. Prior to her current role, she held leadership positions with Anthem, Absolute Total Care, and Carolina Care Plan.

Ms. Excell received a master of health care administration and bachelor in health care administration degrees from St. Joseph's College. She is also a registered nurse and a certified professional in health care quality.

Diane Babuin


Diane Babuin, MS, CPHQ

State Program Director, SC (QIN–QIO)

Diane Babuin serves as director of the state program in South Carolina for CCME’s partnership with the Atlantic Quality Innovation Network, a QIO, for the 11th Statement of Work from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In this role Ms. Babuin is responsible for the efficient and effective management of the South Carolina QIN-QIO contract, ensuring that tasks and outcomes are accomplished successfully.

Ms. Babuin has over 20 years of experience in communications and management and 10 years of experience in health care, developing and managing integrated quality improvement (QI) teams comprised of clinical, professional, and medical staff; directing metric-driven QI projects under contract with the CMS; providing hands-on support and guidance; and interacting with health care and provider communities, stakeholders, and other target audiences. She most recently held the role of Quality Improvement and Communications Director at Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc., the New Jersey QIN-QIO.

Ms. Babuin earned a master of science in human services administration from Metropolitan College of New York; and bachelor of arts in journalism from New York University. She is also a certified professional in health care quality.

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