Cupples Associates Consulting, LLC senior consultants have many years of experience providing guidance to safe-net providers in adapting to value-based payment and population delivery systems.  Their knowledge base is not only learned, but experiential.  They understand your problems and issues from your perspective.  They can talk the talk, because they have walked the walk.

john cupples

principal & founder

John has extensive healthcare management experience in community health, long term care and hospital settings. 


His specialties include leadership, governance, project management, strategy, Meaningful Use, and ePHI protection.

nancy tabarangao

consulting partner

Nancy brings years of community health center management and consulting experience. 


Her areas of focus include project management; workflow analysis and design; data management and reporting; and HIT workflow optimization.


alicia peters-torrey

consulting partner

Alicia has 20 years of experience in H.I.T., including roles as CIO of aca/medical centers of excellence and statewide PCA’s/HCCN’s.  Her areas of expertise include IT strategy & technology road maps, data governance, technology optimization & implementing technology enabled care delivery systems & work processes.  In addition to a consulting partnership with Cupples Associates Consulting, LLC, Alicia is the founder and principal consultant of Adapt Health Information Technologies based in Portland, Maine.  


shane mcbride

consulting partner

Shane has 25 years of experience in public sector health care, serving in advisory and operational roles with MCOs, ACOs, community health centers, and state agencies. His areas of expertise include strategic planning, operations, process design, alternative payment methods, quality measurement and management. In addition to collaborating with Cupples, Shane is founder and CEO of Chiron Strategy Group based in Boston. 

adrian bishop

consulting partner

Adrian is an experienced management executive with over 16 years of consulting experience.  His specialties include Health IT implementation, change management, Lean, UDS, workflow design, and strategy alignment.

Joan Johnston, DNP, AGPCNP-BC,

consulting partner

Joan has experience as a clinician in a variety of healthcare settings, including community health centers, primary care and acute care. Her areas of expertise include care delivery optimization, project management, program compliance, measure development and performance improvement.