The FedHealthIT 100

Introducing the 2017 FedHealthIT100

The FedHealthIT100 honors those individuals recognized for driving change and advancement in the Federal Health Information Technology 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.

Dr. Alan Constantian
Deputy CIO and Account Manager for Health,
OIT, VA

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

Melissa Starinsky
Director, Office of Acquisition and Grants Management
CMS, HHS

Alastair Thomson
Chief Information Officer,
National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute,
NIH, HHS
Alistair “has led major infrastructure improvement programs for high performance computing and pilots of cloud services to support research.”

Aaron Drew
Director Health IT Product Engineer,
VA

Andy Bindman
Former Director,
AHRQ, HHS

Dawn Halfaker
Owner and CEO,
Halfaker and Associates

Frederick Deese
CEO,
Visual Connections

Niall Brennan
Former Chief Data Officer,
CMS, HHS

Todd Simpson
Chief Information Officer,
FDA, HHS

Rob Coen
Strategy Director,
GSA FEDSIM

Scott Shippy
Director, Program Management and Performance Group,
CMS, HHS

Ken Rubin
Director of Standards and Interoperability, VHA Office of Knowledge Based Systems,
VA

Michele Kang
CEO, Cognosante
Michele “is hands down the best leader I have ever worked for. The [health sector] growth is a direct result of her vision and focus…”

Kevin Seeley
Chief, Infrastructure and Operations, Health Information Technology,
DHA

LaVerne Council
Chief Information Officer,
VA

Warren Kibbe
Director,
NCI, CBIIT

Jim Traficant
Managing Director, Federal Health,
Accenture

Leo Scanlon
Acting Chief Information Security Officer,
HHS

Naina Leo
Vice President,
Octo Consulting
“As the primary leader of AFCEA Health IT day, Naina has been instrumental in making this the flagship event of the year.”

Aimee Scanlon
Program Office Program Manager,
Defense Medical Information Exchange Program, (DMIX)

Jon White
Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology,
ONC, HHS

Paul Mulhausen, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Telligen

David Waltman
Chief Strategy Officer,
AbleVets

Brenda Stevens
HAIMS Product Manager,
DHA

Steven Posnack
Director,
Office of Standards and Technology,
ONC, HHS

Kenneth Bonner
Vice President,
Federal Health,
Standard Technology

Edward Syms
Senior Vice President,
Favor TechConsulting, (FTC)
“This former VA leader has quickly become an invaluable member of the NG (VA) community and a great mentor.”

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

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

Emery Csulak
Chief Information Security Officer,
CMS, HHS

Neil Evans, MD
Chief Officer for the Office of Connected Care
VA
Dr. Evans is an “unrelenting patient advocate” and leader of a VA team “that works to improve services to Veterans and Caregivers.”

Jason McNamara
Director,
Health Information Systems,
Audacious Inquiry

Dan Kral
Director,
Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center

Major Randall Shiflett
Deputy Program Manager,
CBIS Program Office,
DHA

David Carnahan, MD
Chief, Enterprise Intelligence Section,
DHA

Elaine Hunolt
Co-Director,
Office of Interoperability,
Office of Informatics and Information Governance,
VHA, VA

Pawan Singh
Principal,
Deloitte Consulting
Pawan Singh is a “leader, mentor and … a true consultant which helps him offer solutions to the most challenging customer problems.”

Lisa Roberts
President, Government,
AMC Health

Joseph Ronzio
Deputy Chief Health Technology Officer,
VA

Darrin Washington
Vice President,
Client Executive,
CACI

Diana Ceban
HIMSS-NCA President and Director,
SAIC
Diana is a “tireless leader… from her support of the NITAAC CAG to her role as HIMSS NCA President, Diana gives of her time.”

Steve Davidson
Director,
Information Systems Group,
CCSQ, CMS, HHS

Richard Crowe
Senior Vice President,
Booz Allen Hamilton

Roopangi Kadakia
Deputy Assistant Secretary and Chief Information Security Officer,
VA

Steven Schliesman
Deputy Director,
DOD/VA Interagency Program Office,
OIT, VA

Dr. Paul Tibbits
Deputy CIO, Architecture, Strategy, and Design,
VA
Dr. Tibbits “is one of the most forward looking and smartest change agents the VA has. His experience and understanding cannot be matched…”

Mark Naggar
Former Project Director, HHS Buyer’s Club (HHS IDEA Lab),
HHS

Dan Blum
Owner,
Blum Consulting Group

Michael Weiner
Chief Medical Information Officer,
IBM Healthcare and
Life Sciences

George Chambers
Executive Director,
Office of Enterprise Application Development,
HHS

Laura Bennett
Director,
Healthcare Solutions,
Ventech Solutions and VP/Pres-Elect,
HIMSS NCA

Lucas Brown, Ph.D.
U.S. Digital Service,
The White House
Lucas’ “efforts have been essential in driving the CMS and QPP to deliver user friendly, modern technology to both providers and patients.”

Sean Kelley
Former Deputy CIO for Account Management of Benefits and Veteran Experience,
VA

Barclay Butler
Component Acquisition Executive and Head of Contracting Actions,
DHA

Corey Stevenson
Senior Vice President,
Clients & Delivery,
Cognosante

Beth Killoran
Chief Information Officer,
HHS

Brooke Patterson
Senior Vice President of Government Services,
ARDX

Marina Martin
Former Chief Technology Officer,
VA

Roya Konzman
Sr. IT Program Manager,
Health IT SIN Lead,
GSA

Amber Schleuning
Deputy Director,
VA Center for Innovation

Barry Dickman
Health IT Leader,
Battelle
Barry “was instrumental in taking this once small HIMSS Chapter into being a model that HIMSS … should look to.”

George Hoffman
Acting CIO,
Acting Director Office of Enterprise Information,
CMS, HHS

Cathy McGrane
Sales Leader,
Federal Healthcare,
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

Rob Thomas II
Deputy Chief Information Officer,
VA

Stacy Cummings
Program Executive Officer,
Defense Healthcare Management Systems (DHMS)

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

Christine Dymek
Director, Health IT Division,
AHRQ, HHS
Christine ensures innovations are “tied to direct impact on improving patient health and can be adopted and implemented.”

 

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

Rachel Wiebe
User Experience Analyst,
Joint Legacy Viewer,
VA

Servio Medina
Chief of Operations,
Cybersecurity Division of Health IT,
DHA

Horace Blackman
Senior Vice President,
Health, Leidos
Horace “leads efforts around the Veterans Health line of business by utilizing great expertise of VA and advanced mission-critical systems.”

Andrea Norris
Chief Information Officer
NIH, HHS

Ray Wedgeworth
Director,
Data Analytics and Systems Group,
CPI, CMS, HHS

Julie Boughn
Pragmatic Champion for Transformation in Health Care,
Audacious Inquiry
Julie “is a phenomenal leader due in part to experience gained supporting transformative healthcare initiatives at [CMS] and the energy she brings.”

Chiang Ren
Chief Solutions Architect,
PSI

Maggie Amato
Deputy Director, Security Design & Innovation Team,
HHS

Daniel Levenson
Digital Service Contracting Advisor,
CMS, HHS
Dan “is one of the pioneers in this new agile way of contracting” by ““breaking down the barriers of traditional way of procuring IT services.”

Andrea Wright
Health IT Account Manager,
AMERICAN SYSTEMS

James Blagaich
CIO,
Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Agency,
HHS

Mark Grooms
PEO DHMS Testing,
Infrastructure Managed Services

Nadeem Butler
Chief Executive Officer,
Technatomy Corporation
In addition to “making a large impact at [VA] … Mr. Butler provides great leadership and support for the PVA’s Mission:ABLE Awards.”

Janet Vogel
Director,
Office of Technology Solutions and Deputy CIO,
CMS, HHS

Nicole Gardner
Vice President,
Federal Healthcare,
IBM Global Business Services

Adriane Burton
Chief Information Officer,,
HRSA, HHS

Joe Grace
President and CEO,
Grace and Associates
Joe is a “great asset to the community” based in part on his “ability to drive the conversation to a depth that we don’t get elsewhere.”

George Hou
Federal Health Executive,
InterSystems

Anita Allen
Small Business Specialist,
CMS, HHS

Wendell Ocasio, MD
Chief Medical Officer,
Military Health Group,
Accenture Federal Services

Tom Love
CEO and Co-founder,
ShouldersCorp

Kirthi Anantharam
VP,
Health Solutions Division,
Customer Value Partners

Susan Postal
Chief Health Information Officer,
Division of IT,
Indian Health Service, HHS

Gail Kalbfleisch
Director,
Federal Health Architecture,
HHS

Raquel Bono
Director,
Defense Health Agency

Bradley Saull
Vice President,
Professional Services Council

Todd Pantezzi
Senior Vice President,
ICF
In addition to “leading efforts at HHS for ICF”, Todd “is a tireless, dedicated leader of the annual Children’s Inn at NIH Gala.”

Mary Grace Karch
Vice President,
Federal Health,
MAXIMUS

Suzanne Charleston
Healthcare Exec,
LexisNexis,
and VP,
NCMA Woodlawn Chapter

Philip Bourne
Associate Director for Data Science,
NIH, HHS

Kavita Kalatur
President,
NetImpact Strategies
Kavita gives back “through her actions, to include serving on the board of the AFCEA Bethesda Chapter and organizing a regular DHA [Networking event].”

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