HTRAC Council Members

At the core of HTRAC is the HTRAC Council, an elite group of Health IT leaders from health care provider groups, industry, academia and government who believe in the importance of executive-level collaboration and support HTRAC’s mission and goals. HTRAC Council members share their expertise, insights, knowledge and lessons learned through participation in research interviews as well as speaking at various HTRAC Council Meetings and other events.

If you are interested in getting involved as a council member, please contact the Program & Research Development Manager, Ellen Slots at ellens@htrac.org.

Council Members

Council Members

Council Members

Director of Standards and Government Affairs, Medicity

Brian Ahier

Director of Standards and Government Affairs, Medicity

MHA, FHFMA, Principal, Heidi I. Wied Consulting, LLC

Heidi Albright

MHA, FHFMA, Principal, Heidi I. Wied Consulting, LLC

CIO, IPRO

Richard Alfieri

CIO, IPRO

CIO, PATH

Erik Arnold

CIO, PATH

IT Senior Clinical Solutions Strategist, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Melissa Barthold

IT Senior Clinical Solutions Strategist, University of Mississippi Medical Center

RN CHC CHPC, Manager, Data Privacy and Security, Tenet Healthcare

Tim Barker

RN CHC CHPC, Manager, Data Privacy and Security, Tenet Healthcare

Chief Consultant, Deliberative Consulting LLC

Christopher Boutin

Chief Consultant, Deliberative Consulting LLC

MSN, RN, Director, Nursing Administration, The Medical Center of Plano

Kirk Bradford

MSN, RN, Director, Nursing Administration, The Medical Center of Plano

Partner, Blue Canopy

Ryan Brewer

Partner, Blue Canopy

VP, CIO, Seattle Children’s (Interim)

Jeffrey Brown

VP, CIO, Seattle Children’s (Interim)

MD, MS, MHCM, Chief Medical Information Officer, Acesis, Inc.

Michael Brown

MD, MS, MHCM, Chief Medical Information Officer, Acesis, Inc.

Regional Medical Director, Baton Rouge and Physician Service Line Leader, Ochsner Health System

Dr. David Carmouche

Regional Medical Director, Baton Rouge and Physician Service Line Leader, Ochsner Health System

VP IT, Sentara

Kristen Clickner

VP IT, Sentara

RN, MSN, Director, Clinical Informatics, Health Systems Informatics – HSi

Kathie Crane

RN, MSN, Director, Clinical Informatics, Health Systems Informatics – HSi

Executive Vice President, General Manager, Preferred Homecare

Keith H. Crawford

Executive Vice President, General Manager, Preferred Homecare

Esq., CHC, Chief Compliance Officer, Emdeon

LeToia Crozier

Esq., CHC, Chief Compliance Officer, Emdeon

MD, PhD, VP and GM Solution and Product Management HCIT/PS, GE Healthcare

Dr. Michael Dahlweid

MD, PhD, VP and GM Solution and Product Management HCIT/PS, GE Healthcare

MD, Chief Quality Officer, BayCare Health System

Charles DeShazer

MD, Chief Quality Officer, BayCare Health System

Independent Consultant

Bill Dieringer

Independent Consultant

Owner, Independent Healthcare IT Consultant

ConsultantDavid Dyer

Owner, Independent Healthcare IT Consultant

Head of Product, Eaze

Roie Edery

Head of Product, Eaze

SVP/CIO, North American Partners in Anesthesia

Russell Esposito

SVP/CIO, North American Partners in Anesthesia

Medical Informatics Consultant

Dr. Hemant Gupta

Medical Informatics Consultant

Chief Operating Officer, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

Kevin Guion

Chief Operating Officer, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

Chief Telehealth & Innovation Officer, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Kristi Henderson

Chief Telehealth & Innovation Officer, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Senior Vice-President, Chief Administrative Officer, Moffitt Cancer Center

Mark Hulse

Senior Vice-President, Chief Administrative Officer, Moffitt Cancer Center

CTO, The Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum

Brian Richmond

CTO, The Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum

CMIO, The MetroHealth System

David Kaelber

CMIO, The MetroHealth System

Director of PICU, University Medical Center Ljubljana

Dr. Gorazd Kalan

Director of PICU, University Medical Center Ljubljana

MD MA MFMLM, Senior Vice President/ Chief Medical Officer/ Chief Medical Information Officer, Swedish Covenant Hospital

Derek J. Kelly

MD MA MFMLM, Senior Vice President/ Chief Medical Officer/ Chief Medical Information Officer, Swedish Covenant Hospital

Executive Director/CEO, Global Situation Awareness Center, National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NH-ISAC)

Deborah Kobza

Executive Director/CEO, Global Situation Awareness Center, National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NH-ISAC)

Vice President for Information Technology & CIO and Oesterle Professor of Information Technology, Purdue University

William Gerry McCartney

Vice President for Information Technology & CIO and Oesterle Professor of Information Technology, Purdue University

Senior Vice President CIO, Cook Children’s Health Care System

Theresa Meadows

Senior Vice President CIO, Cook Children’s Health Care System

Founder, Medical Director, Sequoia Healthcare Analytics, LLC

James JD Megargel

Founder, Medical Director, Sequoia Healthcare Analytics, LLC

MD PhD MBA, Strategy and Business Model Innovation Director, Integrated Health Solutions, EMEA, Medtronic

Matic Meglic

MD PhD MBA, Strategy and Business Model Innovation Director, Integrated Health Solutions, EMEA, Medtronic

Chief Medical Officer & Sr Associate VP, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Dr. Hagop Mekhjian

Chief Medical Officer & Sr Associate VP, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

M.S., Director, Information Technology, Population Council

Stanley Mierzwa

M.S., Director, Information Technology, Population Council

Director, Health IT, L.A. Care Health Plan

Ali Modaressi

Director, Health IT, L.A. Care Health Plan

Director Community College Workforce Division, ONC

Chitra Mohla

Director Community College Workforce Division, ONC

CIO, National Committee for Quality Assurance

Rick Moore

CIO, National Committee for Quality Assurance

Vice President, Innovation, Healthix

Tom Moore

Vice President, Innovation, Healthix

EVP, CIO, HMS

Cynthia Nustad

EVP, CIO, HMS

PsyD, MBA, MS, Independent Healthcare Consultant

Indira Paharia

PsyD, MBA, MS, Independent Healthcare Consultant

CEO, SundHed Danish National ePortal

Morten Petersen

CEO, SundHed Danish National ePortal

Senior Advisor, CMS, Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics

Lori Pettebone-Maatta

Senior Advisor, CMS, Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics

Chief Information & Technology Integration Officer, Marin General Hospital

Mark Zielazinski

Chief Information & Technology Integration Officer, Marin General Hospital

MS, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, CIO, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

Richard Pollack

MS, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, CIO, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

Former CPO, The National Coordinator, Health & Human Services

Joy Pritts

Former CPO, The National Coordinator, Health & Human Services

East Coast Managing Director, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Intel Corporation

Matthew Quinn

East Coast Managing Director, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Intel Corporation

Associate VP PHM Informatics, Providence Health & Services

Lisa Rawlins

Associate VP PHM Informatics, Providence Health & Services

RN-BC/Juran, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Clinical Informatics Director, Bon Secours Health System, Inc., St. Mary’s Hospital

Victoria Richardson

RN-BC/Juran, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Clinical Informatics Director, Bon Secours Health System, Inc., St. Mary’s Hospital

MD, Chief Medical Officer & Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, Eastern Connecticut Health Network

Joel Reich

MD, Chief Medical Officer & Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, Eastern Connecticut Health Network

Senior Advisor, National Institutes of Health

Daniel Sands

Senior Advisor, National Institutes of Health

MD, MPH, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Clinical Operations, Kaiser Permanente Southern California

Nirav Shah

MD, MPH, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Clinical Operations, Kaiser Permanente Southern California

MS, Chief Telemedicine Business Architect, Medweb

Scott Simmons

MS, Chief Telemedicine Business Architect, Medweb

Vice President Integrated Operations, Holy Cross Health

Heather Smith

Vice President Integrated Operations, Holy Cross Health

Chief Technology Officer, Office of the Deputy Executive Commissioner for Information Technology, Health and Human Services Commission [HHSC], State of Texas

Clark Snodgrass

Chief Technology Officer, Office of the Deputy Executive Commissioner for Information Technology, Health and Human Services Commission [HHSC], State of Texas

Associate Chief Medical Information Officer & Family Physician, Carilion Clinic

Dr. Marcus Speaker

Associate Chief Medical Information Officer & Family Physician, Carilion Clinic

CTO, NYU Langone Medical Center

Suresh Srinivasan

CTO, NYU Langone Medical Center

Principal, Government Technology Perspective

John Teeter

Principal, Government Technology Perspective

Senior Infrastructure Analyst, TM Floyd Company, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina

John Tempesco

Senior Infrastructure Analyst, TM Floyd Company, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina

Executive Director & CEO, Quality Health Network

Richard Dick A. Thompson

Executive Director & CEO, Quality Health Network

Director, DoD/VA Interagency Program Office

Lauren Thompson

Director, DoD/VA Interagency Program Office

MD, Deputy CIO for Architecture, Strategy and Design, Veterans Affairs

Paul Tibbits

MD, Deputy CIO for Architecture, Strategy and Design, Veterans Affairs

FACHE, Independent Consultant

Bill Vanaskie

FACHE, Independent Consultant

VP & CIO, Baystate Health

Joel Vengco

VP & CIO, Baystate Health

AVP & Responsible Executive, Clinical Research, Hospital Corporation of America

David Vulcano

AVP & Responsible Executive, Clinical Research, Hospital Corporation of America

MD, Director, Alliance for eHealth Innovation, American Academy of Family Physicians

Steven Waldren

MD, Director, Alliance for eHealth Innovation, American Academy of Family Physicians

MBA, CGEIT, PMP, CPHIMS, Sr. Director, Applied Clinical Informatics, Tenet Healthcare Corporation

Cheryl Warner

MBA, CGEIT, PMP, CPHIMS, Sr. Director, Applied Clinical Informatics, Tenet Healthcare Corporation

MD, CMIO, Alegent Health

Michael Westcott

MD, CMIO, Alegent Health

CCISO, CHPC, Chief Information Security Officer, Sound Physicians

Corey Wilson

CCISO, CHPC, Chief Information Security Officer, Sound Physicians

PMP, EVP & CIO, Dignity Health

Deanna Wise

PMP, EVP & CIO, Dignity Health

Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Dr. Larry Wolk

Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

CTO, University of Central Florida

Robert Yanckello

CTO, University of Central Florida

Senior Director, Enterprise Architect, Mylan (Life Science Committee)

Robert Sheesley

Senior Director, Enterprise Architect, Mylan (Life Science Committee)

Chief Information Officer, Walla Walla Clinic

Kevin Gumm

Chief Information Officer, Walla Walla Clinic

CIO at Penn Highlands Healthcare

Tom Johnson

CIO at Penn Highlands Healthcare