DirectTrust Leadership

Scott Stuewe

President and CEO of DirectTrust

Scott Stuewe is a 25+ year veteran of the healthcare information technology industry. As President and CEO of DirectTrust, Scott drives strategy, visibility, and growth of DirectTrust’s focus areas of community, accreditation, standards development, and trust services to contribute to the advancement of trusted healthcare data exchange. Under his tenure, the organization achieved the landmark milestones of one, two, three, and four billion Direct Secure Messages sent and received through the DirectTrust Network, as well as acquired SAFE Identity, and merged with EHNAC. Previously, Stuewe was Director of Strategy and Interoperability at a health information management company, and served more than 24 years at Cerner, including as Cerner Network’s Director of National Interoperability Strategy, where he drove participation in the CommonWell Health Alliance and the bridge with Carequality.

Kelly

Gwynn

Chief Operating OfficerRead More

Kelly Gwynn

As Chief Operating Officer for DirectTrust, Kelly Gwynn is responsible for oversight and coordination of the company’s operations.  Starting with DirectTrust in 2014, Kelly’s extraordinary attention to detail coupled with her powerful analytical skills have led to greater efficiencies and improved process flows. Her experience and knowledge base span all areas of DirectTrust, giving her a great perspective of the organization at large as well as the daily activities required to achieve the company’s mission.  Kelly holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Georgia.

Kathryn

Ayers Wickenhauser

Chief Strategy OfficerRead More

Kathryn Ayers Wickenhauser

Kathryn Ayers Wickenhauser, MBA, CHPC, CHTS, is DirectTrust’s Chief Strategy Officer, supporting both the short- and long-term organization vision through leading community engagement, communications initiatives, and strategic partnerships, while influencing nationwide standards, technology, and policies for health information sharing and trust among diverse healthcare providers.

With over 15 years in health IT, Kathryn has played key roles in modernizing healthcare technology, including serving as a HIPAA privacy and security compliance officer and promoting health data interoperability. Her insights have been featured in numerous health IT blogs, podcasts, and journals. She was honored as one of Healthjump’s 2023 10 Healthcare IT Leaders You Should Know and the 2022 Healthcare and IT Marketing Community Marketing Professional of the Year. Kathryn is particularly proud of creating the Interoperability Hero and Team Interop initiatives, which highlight her commitment to advancing health technology.

Lee Barrett

Commission Executive DirectorRead More

Lee Barrett

Lee Barrett is the Commission Executive Director for DirectTrust. He previously served as CEO and Executive Director of the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), which merged into DirectTrust in January of 2023. He was appointed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) as FAST co-lead of the Testing and Certification Tiger Team and as a member of the Executive Committee. Barrett currently serves as a member of the HHS 405(d) Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), the FAST/HL7 Accelerator, the Healthcare Sector Cybersecurity Council (HSCC), and the EHI Leadership Council, and is also a board member for The Sequoia Project and co-chair of the Sequoia Interoperability Matters Leadership Council.

Susan Clark

Senior Director of Program DevelopmentRead More

Susan Clark

Known as the “Health IT Rock Star,” Susan’s 25-year career has spanned from her beginnings at a clinic front desk to managed care operations, EHR implementation, privacy & security, health information management, health information exchange, Medicaid and public health technology, and federal & state policy and advocacy. This diverse background has formed the perfect stage for Susan to observe the entire healthcare ecosystem, enabling her to transcend traditional silos with an understanding of the dependencies and impacts on multiple stakeholders. Utilizing her expertise in EHR and HIE implementation, as well as quality payment programs, Susan’s most recent roles have involved connecting state stakeholders to achieve state programmatic goals, primarily within Medicaid and social services by optimizing federal funding for technology. Susan has served in multiple volunteer positions, including as president of the Indiana Health Information Management Association, HIMSS Indiana chapter secretary, on the AHIMA Nominating Committee, and as the chair of the AHIMA Advocacy & Policy Council.

Eric Mears

Senior Director of Development and InfrastructureRead More

Eric Mears

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Alex Young

Director of Technical OperationsRead More

Alex Young

As Director of Technical Operations, Alex Young is responsible for executing DirectTrust’s objectives on schedule, managing cloud infrastructure, and other technical development such as our Directory and Trust Anchor bundles. Previously, Alex worked in the healthcare release of information and interoperability strategy space. During that time, Alex led efforts to integrate aggregated data sources (HIEs, EHR data repositories) and third party medical record requestors to release of information workflows. He also successfully led over 100 new client implementations in an EHR agnostic environment. Alex holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Kansas.

Susan Flynn

Director of Accreditation OperationsRead More

Susan Flynn

Susan Flynn manages all aspects of operations related to accredited and certified organizations with a primary focus on providing exceptional customer relations and guidance, process improvement and new business development. Prior to joining EHNAC in 2017, Susan owned and operated two small businesses, the first a graphics design, printing, and publishing company which catered to individuals and businesses within the community; the second a popular local jewelry and gift boutique. Susan’s background includes healthcare operations, project management, customer relations, marketing and product development. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Bentley University.

Stacy Clements

Operations Manager; Standards SecretariatRead More

Stacy Clements

Stacy Clements serves as the Standards Secretariat and Operations Manager for DirectTrust. Since 2021, Stacy has managed both the Accreditation and Standards programs for DirectTrust, bringing years of critical business operations and project management experience from her time as a Senior Business Analyst at Bluenet Technologies. During that time, she served as a liaison between business stakeholders and data architects during the creation of a loan analytics cube, supported customer and client success, and developed data-sharing dashboards, among other accomplishments. Stacy holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Florida State University.

Taylor Gaunt

Workgroup and Standards SupportRead More

Taylor Gaunt

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Jordan (Rowe) Barrett

Communications ConsultantRead More

Jordan (Rowe) Barrett

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Debra Hopkinson

Executive AdvisorRead More

Debra Hopkinson

Debra Hopkinson is the Executive Advisor for DirectTrust. She previously served as COO for the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), where she served in this capacity since the commission’s inception in 1995. In her role at EHNAC, she was responsible for workflow process and infrastructure support, applicant communications and customer service, financial development and planning, marketing and website, contracting, and resourcing, as well as new program development and strategic initiatives. She provided the coordination and guidance with all applicants throughout the accreditation process, while providing outreach and liaison activities with state agencies that implemented EHNAC legislation for healthcare stakeholders in those constituencies.

Assessors

Lesley Berkeyheiser

Senior Assessor

The Clayton Group

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Lesley Berkeyheiser

Ms. Berkeyheiser is a DirectTrust Assessor and independent healthcare consultant with over 25 years of experience in the industry. Her area of specialty includes healthcare regulations, managed health care and Information Technology with a focus in HIPAA/HITECH Security, Cybersecurity & Privacy including within governmental programs and emerging Interoperability. She serves as Board Member for PrivaPlan, actively participated as a Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange Strategic National Implementation Process (WEDI SNIP) Co-Chair and Security and Privacy Co-Chair from 2000- 2013 and continues to conduct frequent public presentations. Ms. Berkeyheiser holds a Bachelor of Science degree.

Tom Hanks

Assessor

Carmen Enterprises

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Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks is a healthcare executive with over twenty-five years of healthcare business and information technology experience. He is a nationally recognized healthcare subject matter expert in health plan and provider operations, with proven ability to understand and apply technology to improve operational outcomes. He is a former Commissioner of EHNAC and served as an advisor for EHNAC security and privacy criteria. He has provided leadership and guidance to healthcare industry associations, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Harvard Colloquiums, Health Care Compliance Association, HIPAA Summit, Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and the American Bar Association.

Mark McLaughlin

Senior Assessor

Mark McLaughlin Consulting

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Mark McLaughlin

Mark McLaughlin has more than 20 years of experience in the United States healthcare industry as well as exposure to global healthcare systems including Israel, South Africa, and the Philippines. He has held many healthcare industry-related positions including serving as a member of the Board of Directors for healthcare associations, as a c-level executive in charge of development and IT, and in Regulatory Affairs as an analyst of healthcare laws and regulations.

Rick Moore

Rick Moore

Assessor

Moore Than Consulting (MTC) Group, LLC

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Rick Moore

Rick Moore is a healthcare executive with more than 30 years experience. He provides strategic planning around the complex operations of health information management and the technology supporting those operations. Prior to starting his company at Moore Than Consulting Group, LLC, Moore retired from the US Air Force Medical Service Corps and then served as in NCQA leadership roles for nearly 14 years. He holds a PhD in Health-Related Sciences from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a graduate degree in Health Informatics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Ron Moser

Senior Assessor

Moserhaus Consulting, LLC

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Ron Moser

Ron Moser is Technical Product Director and a Senior Assessor for DirectTrust. He provides leadership in the development of new assessment programs and has conducted assessments for organizations for over twenty years. Moser is also a certified HITRUST assessor with more than thirty years of professional IT experience. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Common Security Framework Practitioner (CCSFP), and Certified HITRUST Quality Professional (CHQP). He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Taylor University.

Kyle Neuman

Assessor

NeuCastle, Inc.

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Kyle Neuman

Kyle Neuman is a visionary cryptography engineering leader, who was instrumental in revitalizing the vision and mission at SAFE Identity (formerly SAFE-BioPharma Association). DirectTrust acquired the assets of SAFE Identity in 2021.

Kyle continues to actively develop new and existing technical standards on public-key cryptography, blockchain cryptography, key management, and multi-factor authentication for both government and private sectors. His passion for identity lies within the vision of the future and enabling identity between geographical regions and political regimes for the benefit of humanity as we transcend into an increasingly digital way of life.

Felix Ofori

Assessor

White Sky Consulting LLC

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Felix Ofori

Felix Ofori is an Assessor for DirectTrust with several years of experience in cybersecurity with a focus in network security. Felix is a certified HITRUST assessor with more than ten years of professional IT experience. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager, Certified in Certified Common Security Framework Practitioner (CCSFP), and Certified HITRUST Quality Professional (CHQP). Further, he is also Security+, Network+ and Linux+ certified. Felix holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Information System from the University at Buffalo and Masters degree in Information Technology from the University at Albany.

Larry Watkins

Larry Watkins

Senior Assessor

Larry Watkins Advisory Services

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Larry Watkins

Larry Watkins is a DirectTrust Assessor and independent healthcare consultant with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. He is a healthcare technology executive with more than 25 years’ experience as a team leader, solution architect, and business driver. He works with healthcare organizations to drive business strategy and provide expertise and assistance in the areas of revenue cycle, data analytics, regulatory compliance, and information exchange. He is a Certified Common Security Framework Practitioner (CCSFP).

Board of Directors

Scott

Stuewe

President and CEO

DirectTrust

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Scott Stuewe

Scott Stuewe is a 25+ year veteran of the healthcare information technology industry. As President and CEO of DirectTrust, Scott drives visibility and utilization of the Direct Standard™ to contribute to nationwide interoperability. Under his tenure, the organization achieved the landmark milestones of one, two, three, and four billion Direct Secure Messages sent and received through the DirectTrust Network. Previously, Stuewe was Director of Strategy and Interoperability at DataFile Technologies, a health information management company, and served more than 24 years at Cerner, including as Cerner Network’s Director of National Interoperability Strategy, where he drove participation in the CommonWell Health Alliance and the bridge with Carequality.

Katherine

Lusk

Board Chair

Texas Health Services Authority

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Katherine Lusk

Katherine Lusk, MHSM, RHIA, FAHIMA is the Vice President, Strategic Partnerships for the Texas Health Services Authority with a focus on cross-industry facilitation of secure electronic exchange of trusted health information.  She has long championed interoperability serving in multiple roles including DirectTrust Roundtables, eHealth Exchange Workgroup, ONC Patient Identity Workgroup, Epic’s Care Everywhere Governing Council, ONC / AHIMA Project US@ Companion Guide, AHIMA 2021 President / Chair and the DirectTrust Board.   Current efforts are focused on tackling barriers to interoperability as a vendor agnostic convener for all healthcare participants with the THSA Interoperability Collaborative.

Adam

Apatoff

Board Vice Chair

Secure Exchange Solutions

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Adam Apatoff

Adam Apatoff is General Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer for Secure Exchange Solutions responsible for regulatory and legal matters including IP licensing, contract compliance, data privacy, security, and industry-specific regulations, certifications and accreditations. An attorney with 20+ years experience, he’s been recognized 4 times among the Washington DC-area’s top 3 attorneys in the area of Technology Transactions by the Washington Business Journal. He was the founder and Chairman of the Healthcare IT Committee of the Maryland Tech Council, the state’s leading technology industry group.

Vince

Albanese

Board Treasurer

North Star Health Solutions

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Vince Albanese

Vince is an innovator and successful serial entrepreneur whose skills span decades of success and cutting-edge innovation.  He is a Co-Founder/CEO/CTO of Haven Technologies which is focused on delivering enterprise-grade blockchain solutions to healthcare and finance entities.  Vince is Partner, Technology Practice of CommPro Worldwide.

He was a founder of the Oracle Process Manufacturer’s Users Group, i2 Technologies Rhythm Users Group, the Green Armada Foundation, and Discover Alliance. Additionally, Vince has taken an integral role within DirectTrust and is Chair of the TIM+ Consensus Body and Co-Chair of the Innovation Priorities Workgroup.

Dan

Soule

Board Secretary

Health Catalyst

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Dan Soule

Dan Soule is the Vice President of Product Management at Health Catalyst. He has over 40 years of client and supplier leadership experience including Good Samaritan Hospital, SpaceLabs, Cerner Corporation, Eclipsys/Allscripts, and Medicity. While at Cerner he worked with Dr. David McCallie to investigate the use of Secure SMTP as a communication and messaging protocol for healthcare.  At Medicity he was responsible for building and deploying one of the first commercial HISPs. His market knowledge includes acute, ambulatory and consumer/patient systems, in the US and globally.

Muhammad

Chebli

NextGenRead More

Muhammad Chebli

Muhammad Chebli is a health IT professional with 15+ years of experience managing enterprise application design, development, and implementation. He has been at NextGen Healthcare for the last nine years managing interoperability solutions and services for ambulatory providers and health information exchanges across the country. His team is responsible for the delivery of Mirth Connect—an open source integration engine; Health Data Hub—a data aggregation platform; and NextGen Share—a cloud-based interoperability hub. Prior to joining NextGen Healthcare, Mo spent 11 years at CareCloud, a web-based EHR company which
also provides RCM services. During his time there, he was responsible for the product management of the EHR, mobile apps, patient portal, and connectivity solutions. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two kids.

Brian

Handspicker

PracticalMarketsRead More

Brian Handspicker

Brian (BD) Handspicker is a consulting Fractional CTO currently working through PracticalMarkets, Inc. with Stewards of Change Institute, USAging, and Open City Labs. Each of these organizations specializes in community care solutions across socialcare, healthcare, education and justice. Brian is actively involved in healthcare and socialcare interoperability standards, including as Co-Chair of HL7 Human and Social Services WG, HL7 Gravity Project (Social Determinants of Health), FHIR SDOH Clinicalcare IG, DirectTrust Innovations Priorities, and as Chair of DirectTrust’s Information Exchange for Human Services (IX4HS) Consensus Body and Co-Chair of the DirectTrust Standards Board. He is a Fellow of the National Interoperability Collaborative (NIC) and Technical Lead for NIC’s Project Unify.

Julie

Maas

EMR DirectRead More

Julie Maas

Julie Maas is the Founder/CEO of EMR Direct. Previously she managed software business and product development life cycles at MicroStrategy, NBC Internet, and Yahoo. Her experience includes designing the first commercially available and customizable subscription system for database reporting, applications for mobile devices, and applications leveraging personalization and AI. She holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, and an MBA from UC Berkeley. She also participates in workgroups with HL7, OpenID, Carequality, and ONC’s FHIR at Scale Taskforce (FAST).

Christopher

Mack

Sutter HealthRead More

Christopher Mack

Christopher Mack, is an Executive Director of Strategy and Business Development for Sutter Health’s Integrated Network headquartered in Northern Ca. Christopher has been with Sutter Health for 20 years, and has worked in both clinical and non-clinical settings. He created Sutter Health’s first interoperability workflows to support referrals and in 2016, designed the first workflow to exchange close loop ambulatory referrals via Direct. Christopher has a deep connection to patient centered care coordination and a passion for safe, efficient, affordable methods to exchange patient health information while protecting and preserving the integrity and privacy of patent data.

Shereese Maynard

Bandia FiSHRead More

Shereese Maynard

Shereese Maynard is the Founder of Bandia FiSH, Co-founder of NostraData Medical, and minority owner of HIT Like A Girl pod. She is a Women in Data Science Ambassador and a key health IT opinion leader and top 30 influencer as rated by Health Tech Magazine. She invests in and advises startups and nonprofits around leveraging technology for physician and patient engagement strategies and applies her policy expertise to inform the compliance strategies used by some of the nation’s top providers. She also works as a strategic advisor with LAS, a medical coaching platform whose mission is to ensure inclusion in medicine by coaching medical students, residents, and fellows from traditionally underserved backgrounds to pursue certification and wellness. Reach out to Shereese via Twitter @ShereesemayMBA.

James Murray

CVS Health Read More

James Murray

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Shaun Newton

ZeOmega, Inc. Read More

Shaun Newton

Shaun Newton is the Chief Security and Compliance Officer at ZeOmega Inc., the nation’s leading population health management company. He works closely with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the company’s products and operations meet the highest industry standards. Areas of responsibility include Regulatory Compliance, Information Security, Application Security, Privacy, Risk Management, Corporate Quality Improvement, and Public Sector and International Engagement.

Jacob

Reider

Huddle Health Read More

Jacob Reider

Jacob Reider, MD, FAAFP, a seasoned family physician and health IT expert, is passionate about fostering global health through innovative technology. As the CEO of Huddle Health, he empowers community-based and care delivery organizations and their members. His tenure as Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT at HHS saw him spearheading National policies for resilient, reliable, and interoperable health IT systems. With over 30 years of experience, Jacob’s expertise spans population health, health care delivery, and health IT, with a special focus on user experience and clinical decision support. He has co-founded five successful health IT startups, held directorships on various boards, and continues to influence the field through his consulting, executive coaching, and leadership training. An avid sailor, Jacob navigates the complex waters of health IT with the same precision and skill, always steering towards a healthier world.

Jessica Varnell

Himformatics Read More

Jessica Varnell

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Stephanie Zaremba

athenahealthRead More

Stephanie Zaremba

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Emeritus Directors

Larry Garber

Reliant Medical GroupRead More

Larry Garber

Dr. Garber is a practicing Internist, board-certified Clinical Informaticist, Medical Director for Informatics, and Associate Medical Director of Research at Reliant Medical Group, a 500-provider multispecialty group practice that securely exchanges over 1 million clinical documents each year with other healthcare organizations around the United States to better support the care of their patients.  He is Chair of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, a Board member of DirectTrust, and a member of the Carequality Advisory Council.  Dr. Garber is recipient of the 2010 eHealth Initiative eHealth Advocate Award, the 2011 Health Data Management EHR Game Changer Award, and was listed in the 2105 Health Data Management Top 50 HIT Experts.  He led the HIMSS 2011 Davies Award-winning implementation of Reliant’s EHR system and eFLAGs patient flow system, along with the 2013 recognition of being the first ambulatory-only organization to achieve HIMSS Ambulatory Stage 7.

Lucy

Johns

Consumer AdvocateRead More

Lucy Johns

Lucy Johns, MPH, is a strategic planner and policy analyst at Health Care Planning & Policy. An experienced non-profit board volunteer, she served as a “consumer” on the boards of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, California Institute for Health Systems Performance, and as participant in PCORI and RAND research projects. Her strategic focus is social determinants of health. She’s been Visiting Lecturer, UC-Berkeley School of Public Health, published in Health Affairs and the popular press, and is on the Editorial Board of Managed Care, where she’s in the October 2019 issue.

Don

Jorgenson

InprivaRead More

Don Jorgenson

Don Jorgenson is Chairman and CEO of Inpriva, Inc. and has more than thirty years of design, development and management experience including software and embedded system development, communication and IT architecture, security and privacy, regulatory compliance, network management and business process development. He’s been active in HL7, IHE, HITSP and ASTM and consulted/advised the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI). He has a BS in Engineering and MS in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University.

Scott

Rea

eMudhraRead More

Scott Rea

Scott Rea is the Senior Vice President – Global Strategic Advisor at eMudhra. He excels in Managed Public Key Infrastructure (MPKI) projects including policy, practices, and applications. Prior to joining eMudhra, he was at DigitalTrust, DarkMatter, DigiCert, IdentTrust and Dartmouth College where he also operated the Higher Education Bridge Certification Authority (HEBCA). A native Australian and CISSP, he holds an MS in Computer Science from Queensland University of Technology as well as BS degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science.

Bruce Schreiber

Schreiber Tech AdvisorsRead More

Bruce Schreiber

Bruce is a part time consultant running Schreiber Tech Advisors, LLC.  He has retired as CTO of MedAllies, where he was responsible for technical strategy and development as well as for building the company’s technological systems. Prior to joining MedAllies, he held a similar position at MaxMD for 14 years. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Alpha Investment Management, Executive Director of the US Equities/Convertible Bond Trading Desk at CIBC, Vice President for Institutional Equity Trading at Lehman Brothers, and President of BDJ Securities. He holds degrees from M.I.T. and a Masters in Electrical Engineering (Computer Science) from Columbia University.

Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) Commissioners

Lee Barrett

Commission Executive Director

DirectTrust

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Lee Barrett

Lee Barrett is the Commission Executive Director for DirectTrust. He previously served as CEO and Executive Director of the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), which merged into DirectTrust in January of 2023. He was appointed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) as FAST co-lead of the Testing and Certification Tiger Team and as a member of the Executive Committee. Barrett currently serves as a member of the HHS 405(d) Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), the FAST/HL7 Accelerator, the Healthcare Sector Cybersecurity Council (HSCC), and the EHI Leadership Council, and is also a board member for The Sequoia Project and co-chair of the Sequoia Interoperability Matters Leadership Council.

Michael Green

EHNAC Commissioner through 2024

Availity, LLC

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Michael Green

Mike Green is the Chief Information Security Officer and Head of Infrastructure at Availity. He is responsible for the overall security operations, information risk management and information security strategy for the Availity, as well as the data center and cloud computing services and operations.

Judy Hatchett

EHNAC Commissioner through 2026

Surescripts

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Judy Hatchett

Judy Hatchett is the VP Chief Information Security Officer at Surescripts. She sets the vision, develops plans and oversees the execution of Surescripts’ Enterprise Information and Physical Security, Business Continuity and Risk Management Programs to ensure comprehensive, high-quality and effective risk and information security management in support of business goals

Lenel James

EHNAC Commissioner through 2026

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

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Lenel James

R. Lenel James, MBA, FHL7 is the Business Lead for Health Information Exchange and Innovation at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), on the Health Information Technology (HIT) team. He has been with the Association for over 20 years and is the principal HIT and standards advisor for internal BCBSA proof-of-concept projects with technology partners and BCBS Plans on the effective use of industry standards and innovative use of technology. Mr. James has been the payer advisor champion for multiple HL7 FHIR Accelerators including the Da Vinci Project, the Gravity Project, for SDOH, and is a founding member of the FHIR-At-Scale Taskforce.

Luigi Leblanc

EHNAC Commissioner through 2026

Zane Networks, LLC

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Luigi Leblanc

Mr. Leblanc is Director of Technology and co-owner of Zane Networks LLC (ZaneNet), an SBA 8(a) certified woman-owned small business that assists organizations and groups to adopt emerging technology tools. Since 2000, Mr. Leblanc has guided health IT projects for federal, state and local governmental agencies and for the private sector.

Genevieve Morris

EHNAC Commissioner through 2026

Optum Insight

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Genevieve Morris

Genevieve serves as the VP, Interoperability Strategy, leading Optum Insight’s interoperability strategy for the Medical Network team. Prior to joining Optum (formerly Change Healthcare), Genevieve worked as an independent contractor for a number of health IT companies, helping them understand the health IT regulatory landscape and build product roadmaps to meet the needs of individuals across the healthcare ecosystem.  Genevieve also served as the Principal Deputy National Coordinator, supporting the development of the information blocking regulation. She also developed the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) policy.  Genevieve also served as the Chief Health Information Officer for the VA’s Office of EHR Modernization.

Shaun Newton

EHNAC Commissioner through 2024

ZeOmega, Inc.

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Shaun Newton

Shaun Newton is the Chief Security and Compliance Officer at ZeOmega Inc., the nation’s leading population health management company. He works closely with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the company’s products and operations meet the highest industry standards. Areas of responsibility include Regulatory Compliance, Information Security, Application Security, Privacy, Risk Management, Corporate Quality Improvement, and Public Sector and International Engagement.

Timothy Pletcher

EHNAC Commissioner through 2024

MiHIN

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Timothy Pletcher

Dr. Tim Pletcher is the founder and leader of the MiHIN constellation of companies. The MiHIN constellation consists of over 235 team members and 80 plus apprentices and includes the Michigan Health Information Network, Velatura Public Benefit Corporation, the Interoperability Institute, and United States QHIN LLC. Combined these organization offer a comprehensive interoperability strategy plus a product and services portfolio that continues to transform healthcare and health information exchange regionally and across the nation.

Ricky Ponsaa

EHNAC Commissioner through 2024

TransUnion, LLC

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Ricky Ponsaa

Ricky Ponsaa is the Global Director at TransUnion. As a Certified Information Systems Security Professional with over 25 years’ experience in the security space. He has responsibility for running the certification programs including HITRUST and HNAP for TransUnion Healthcare’s Revenue Protection and Insurance Clearinghouse solutions for the past 10 years. Additionally, he has primary oversite for the PCI and SOC 2 reporting efforts globally.

Bill Reid

EHNAC Commissioner through 2026

Google Cloud

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Bill Reid

Bill is part of Google Cloud’s Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), where he advises Health and Life Sciences customers on ways to achieve their business goals while adopting a high security bar.  Most recently, he was CISO for National Resilience, a bio-manufacturing company, where he established and ran the Security, Privacy, and Compliance organizations.   Before Resilience, Bill was the CISO for Amazon Care.  Also at AWS, Bill led the AWS Security Solution Architecture team.  Earlier, Bill held CISO roles at healthcare technology and medical device companies, and was Director of Product Management for Microsoft’s Health Solutions Group.

Scott Stuewe

President and CEO

DirectTrust

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Scott Stuewe

Scott Stuewe is a 25+ year veteran of the healthcare information technology industry. As President and CEO of DirectTrust, Scott drives visibility and utilization of the Direct Standard™ to contribute to nationwide interoperability. Under his tenure, the organization achieved the landmark milestones of one, two, three, and four billion Direct Secure Messages sent and received through the DirectTrust Network. Previously, Stuewe was Director of Strategy and Interoperability at DataFile Technologies, a health information management company, and served more than 24 years at Cerner, including as Cerner Network’s Director of National Interoperability Strategy, where he drove participation in the CommonWell Health Alliance and the bridge with Carequality.

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