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The 2018FedHealthIT100

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Introducing the 2018 FedHealthIT100

The FedHealthIT100 honors those individuals recognized for driving change and advancement in the Federal Health Information Technology and Consulting Market.  Nominated and chosen by their peers, some common themes among those who were selected include the desire and willingness to challenge conventional wisdom, to go above and beyond, to drive innovation, and to give back to the larger Federal Health IT and Consulting community.

John Windom III, CAPT (Ret)
Executive Director, Electronic Health Record Modernization, VHA, VA

Capt. Windom brings valuable perspective and proven experience providing executive leadership and direction for operationalizing EHR priorities across the enterprise.

Patty Horoho
Chief Executive Officer, OptumServe™

Hilmar Hamann
Director, Office of Business Informatics, CDER, FDA, HHS

Kavita Kalatur
President, NetImpact Strategies

Mike Farahbakhshian 
Associate Vice President, Health Care Business Development, By Light

William Walders
Chief of Data Platforms and Services, Chief Information Officer, DHA

Jim Traficant
Managing Director, Federal Health, Accenture Federal Services 

David Waltman
Vice President, Cerner
Waltman brings invaluable insight and understanding from his time at VA that will help as the Agency works to implement effective solutions for service members and Veterans.

Ivor D’Souza
Chief Information Officer, National Library of Medicine, NIH, HHS

Steve Erd
Director, Government Health Solutions, LexisNexis

John Enggren Program Manager, HHS

Horace Blackman
Senior Vice President, Leidos

Jared Shepard
Chief Executive Officer, Intelligent Waves

Dan Levenson
Digital Service Contracting Advisor & Contracting Officer, Office of Acquisition and Grants Management, CMS, HHS
Dan Levenson has been a critical advocate in bringing forward fresh perspectives and processes on building complex software for CMS.

Kim Nazi, PhD
Management Analyst, Veterans and Consumers Health Informatics Office, Office of Connected Care, VHA, VA

Dr. Seong K. Mun
President and Chief Executive Officer, OSEHRA

Anita Allen
Small Business Specialist, CMS, HHS

COL Kevin Seeley
Acting CIO & Director, Health IT (J-6) Directorate, DHA

Dr. Michael Kelley
National Program Director for Oncology, VA

George Hoffmann
CIO and Acting Director, Office of Information Technology, CMS, HHS

Andrea Norris
Chief Information Officer, NIH, HHS
Andrea Norris continues to implement the types of innovative solutions and approaches that create real efficiencies across the NIH enterprise.

Nadeem Butler
Chief Executive Officer, Technatomy Corporation

John Short
Chief Technology Officer, Electronic Health Records Modernization Department, VA

Lance Scott
Program Manager, Defense Medical Information Exchange (DMIX), DHA

Diana Ceban
Director, SAIC and Immediate Past President, HIMSS-NCA

Dawn Halfaker
Owner and CEO, Halfaker and Associates

Dawn Halfaker is a staunch advocate for Veterans and Wounded Warriors, serving as a leader for numerous civic, cultural, and business organizations.

Sara Byrd
Vice President, Business Development, Intelligent Waves LLC

Jason Cullum
CMS Delivery and Growth Executive, IBM

Todd Simpson
Chief Information Officer, FDA, HHS

Edward Syms
Senior Vice President, Favor TechConsulting, LLC (FTC)

Corey Stevenson
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Civilian Health IT, Cognosante

After a 17-year career at CMS, Stevenson is a valuable partner in support of the CMS mission to ensure Healthcare coverage and quality care for beneficiaries.

COL Dan Kral
Director, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, DHA

Joseph Kostakis
Director, CMS Programs, Customer Value Partners (CVP)

Satish Unni
Executive Vice President, LongView International Technology Solutions

Dr. Barclay Butler
Component Acquisition Executive, DHA

James Peake, MD, LTG (Ret)
Senior Vice President, CGI Federal

Joseph Ronzio
Deputy Chief Health Technology Officer, VA

Janet Vogel
Deputy CIO and Deputy Director for Operations, Office of Information Technology, CMS, HHS

Dr. Neil C. Evans
Chief Officer – Connected Care, VHA. VA

A creative, collaborative champion for Veterans and VA care teams, Dr. Evans is a Health IT enthusiast, innovator, and national VA leader..

Laura Bennett
Director, Healthcare Solutions, Ventech Solutions and President, HIMSS NCA

Dr. Paul Tibbits
Deputy Chief Information Officer, Architecture, Strategy, and Design, VA

Beth Killoran
Chief Information Officer, HHS

Patrick Littlefield
Executive Director, VA Center for Innovation, VA

Savin Joseph
Manager of Business Development Operations, AMERICAN SYSTEMS

Dr. Lauren C. Thompson
Director, DoD/VA Interagency Program Office

Dr. Thompson is a tireless advocate, leader and contributor for Federal efforts to identify and implement national health data standards for interoperability. 

George Hou
Managing Director and National Account Manager for VA, InterSystems

Kathleen Frisbee
Executive Director, Connected Health, Office of Connected Care, VHA, VA

Dr. Aaron J. Drew
Chief Architect, Financial Business Transformation Special Program Office, EPMO, Office of Information & Technology, VA

Nick Padula
Vice President, Home Healthcare Monitoring & Population Health Management, Philips        

Jay Shah
Executive Vice President, Octo Consulting Group

Alastair Thomson
Chief Information Officer, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, HHS

Milad Bahrami
Enterprise Account Executive, Department of Health and Human Services, Pegasystems

With experience across HHS, to include within NIH and FDA, Milad Bahrami has challenged the conventional wisdom in supporting the modernization of HHS.

COL Rich Wilson
Chief, Solution Delivery Division, Health IT Directorate, DHA

Darrin Washington
Vice President, Client Executive, CACI

Jason Vollmer
Director, Acquisition and Grants Group, CMS, HHS

Julie Boughn
Pragmatic Champion for Transformation in Health Care, Audacious Inquiry
… A former CMS executive, Ms. Boughn has a track record and proven commitment to modernizing enterprise Health IT and systems, and improving care coordination, Healthcare delivery, and population health nationwide.

Frederick Deese
Chief Executive Officer, Visual Connections, LLC

LTC Hassan Zahwa
MHS GENESIS Capability Manager, DoD

Sean Kelley
Senior Director, Defense Health, Leidos

Mark Plaugher
Deputy Director, Information Systems Group, CMS, HHS

Dr. Ashwini Zenooz
Chief Medical Officer, Electronic Health Records Modernization System, VA
Dr. Zenooz has already proven to be an exceptional leader and contributor as an executive overseeing business transformation and change management efforts for the EHRM Program Office.

Gopal Khanna
Director, AHRQ, HHS

Jamie Baker
Manager, Amazon Web Services, and Health IT Day Chairperson, AFCEA Bethesda Chapter

Bruce Greenstein
Chief Technology Officer, HHS

Michael Snyder
Chief Operating Officer, Planned Systems International

Alvaro Rodriguez
Program Manager, Care & Benefits Integrated Systems PMO, DHA

Joe Grace
President and CEO, Grace and Associates

Joe Grace is a natural leader who understands the value of bringing the community together and in driving conversation that results in change.  


Joanie Barr
Division President, Federal Health, ASRC Federal

George Chambers
Executive Director, Office of IT Infrastructure & Operations AND as Acting Exec Director, Office of Enterprise Application Development, HHS

Scott Blackburn
Interim Chief Information Officer and Executive in Charge for the Office of Information & Technology, VA
Blackburn helped conceive, design, launch, manage, and lead VA’s ambitious journey to be a world-class service provider and the No. 1 rated customer service Agency.

Douglas Burke
President and Cofounder, Cognitive Medical Systems, Inc.

Theresa Hancock
Director, MyHealtheVet, Office of Connected Care, VHA, VA

Adrien Abrams
Director, Data and Analytics Strategy Group, CMS, HHS

Marcia DeFalco      
Civilian Health Business Development Executive

Michele Kang
Founder and CEO, Cognosante

Genevieve Morris
Principal Deputy National Coordinator for HIT, ONC, HHS
Leading us towards an interoperable learning health system, Morris played an instrumental role in the development of a Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap. 

Mike Vogel
Strategic Accounts Development Executive, Kforce Government Solutions (KGS)

Nicole Gardner
Vice President, Leader PS Eminence Academy, IBM

Dr. Frank Tucker
Chief Executive Officer, MicroHealth, LLC

With more than two decades experience delivering Healthcare IT solutions across MHS, Frank Tucker serves as a mentor and educator to many in the community.

Ron Moody, MD
Director, Clinical Systems Development, Accenture Federal Services

Stacy Cummings
Program Executive Officer, Defense Healthcare Management Systems, DoD

Adriane Burton
Chief Information Officer, HRSA, HHS

Kevin Wilson
President of Health and Logistics Services, DLH Corporation

Barry Dickman
Senior Project Manager, HMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Todd Pantezzi
Senior Vice President and HHS Account Executive, ICF International

Thomas Naughton
President, Health Division, MAXIMUS Federal Services

Alan Smith
DHA J-5 Clinical Requirements Chief, DHA

April Nadeau
Vice President, Sentar Inc
An active member in the Defense Health community, April Nadeau has been leading and advocating for small business for 10 years.

CherylAnn Kraft
Information Manager for Legacy Clinical Systems, Strategy, Plans, and Functional Integration (J5) Directorate, Information Management Division, DHA

Suzanne Charleston
Senior BD Executive, LexisNexis and President, NCMA Woodlawn Chapter

Richard Crowe
Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

Dr. Jonathan Nebeker
Deputy Chief Medical Informatics Officer, VA

Andrea Wright
Vice President, Federal Health IT, Emagine IT, Inc.

Andrea Wright remains a rising star in our community, serving as a connector, leader and all-around champion for good Federal Health IT.

Suzi Connor
Chief Information Officer, CDC, HHS

Kenneth Bonner
Executive Vice President, Federal Growth, Unissant

Kevin Galpin
Executive Director, Telehealth Services, Office of Connected Care, VHA, VA

Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono
Director, DHA

Brad Wintermute
Deputy Chief Information Officer and Director, Office of Technology & Delivery, FDA, HHS
An accomplished leader with over 22 years experience, Wintermute’s dedicated focus on customer service and industry outreach has played a large role in FDA’s success.

Gail Kalbfleisch
Director, Federal Health Architecture, HHS

Letitia Royal
Director, MarketPlace IT Group, CMS, HHS


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