Introducing the 2023 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.

Check out the 2023 Honorees below.

Meet this year's Hall of Fame inductees here.

See last year's FedHealthIT100 honorees here.

Kevin Abraham
Chief, Adoption Integration, DOD Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM), Defense Health Management Systems


Andy Acuna 
Chief Information Officer, Planned Systems International, Inc.


Terry Adirim, MD
Program Executive Director, EHRM Integration, Department of Veterans Affairs


David Affeldt
President & Chief Executive Officer, GRSi


Lauren Alexanderson
Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Health Delivery, Office of Information and Technology, Department of Veterans Affairs


Jerry Ambrosh
Vice President, SAIC


Doug Barton
Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Engineer, Leidos


Tammy Beckham
Associate Director, Resilient Supply Chain & Shortages Program, Office of the Strategic Partnerships and Technology Innovation, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration


Jessica Berrellez
Executive Officer, Office of Digital Transformation, Food and Drug Administration


Joan Bishop
Vice President, HighPoint


Robert Bohn
Deputy Director, Office of Financial Information Systems (OFIS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Tim Borchert
Chief Executive Officer, Federal Advisory Partners


George Brittingham
IT Project Manager and Technical Director, Office of Information and Technology, Department of Veterans Affairs


Susan Burke
Sr. Program Director, Cognosante


Julie Bush
Senior Vice President, Federal, Strategic Initiatives, Palantir


Gerald Caron III
Chief Information Officer, Assistant Inspector General for Information Technology, Office of Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services


Jesus Ceban, PhD
Chief, Clinical & Research Informatics, NICoE, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Department of Defense


Mohammed Sohail Chaudhry
Chief Technology Officer, Food and Drug Administration


Gary Cobb
Program Manager, Enterprise Service Desk, Office of Information and Technology, Department of Veterans Affairs


Rachele Cooper
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Aptive Resources


Robert Cunningham
Acting Executive Director, Enterprise Command Operations, Office of Information and Technology, Department of Veterans Affairs


Ben Cushing
Chief Architect, Federal Health and Life Sciences, North America Public Sector, Red Hat Consulting


Kurt DelBene
Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer, Office of Information and Technology, Department of Veterans Affairs


Vid Desai
Chief Information Officer, Food and Drug Administration


Danita Dixon
Senior Technical Advisor, Food and Drug Administration


COL (Ret.) Francisco Dominicci
Senior Vice President, B.E.A.T. LLC


Mike Eddings
President & Chief Executive Officer, Optum Serve Technology & Consulting Solutions


Shereef Elnahal, MD
Under Secretary for Health, Department of Veterans Affairs


Rafael Fagundo
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sierra7, Inc.


Elena Fenton
HHS Account Relationship Director, KPMG


Blaine Fitzgerald 
Diffusion Specialist, Community Manager, Department of Veterans Affairs


Allen Fredrickson
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Signature Performance


Maria Gaboury
Account Executive, Intersystems

Matthew Garvey
Executive Vice President, Digital Services, Octo


Eric Gonzales
Vice President, Growth and Client Development, Aptive Resources


Ronald Graham
Director, Division of Marketplace IT Operations, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


Jeff Grant
Deputy Director of Operations, Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


Rhonda Greene-Bruce
Special Assistant, Office of Information Technology, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


Macon Hardy
Senior Vice President Business Development, Unissant, Inc.


Derrick Heard
Director, Office of Acquisition & Grants Management, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


Claude Hines
Chief Operating Officer, MicroHealth


Jane Hite-Syed
Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, National Government Services


Ray Holder
Executive Strategist, US Federal, AWS


Karen Holloway
Senior Vice President, Chief Market Innovation and Strategy Officer – Public Sector, ICF


Ram Iyer
Chief Data Officer, Food and Drug Administration


Holly Joers
Program Executive Officer, Defense Healthcare Management Systems


Atchut Kanthamani
Chief Executive Officer, Softrams


Michael Kennedy, PhD
Chief Data Officer, SoftDev Incorporated


Anthony Kerlavage, PhD
Director, Center of Biomedical Informatics & Information Technology, National Cancer Institute


Prashanthi Kuchikulla
Director, Service Management Platforms & Tools, Department of Veterans Affairs


Joshua Lashbrook
Digital GI Bill (DGIB) Program Management Officer (PMO), Education Service, Veterans Benefits Administration


Jake Lewis
Deputy to the Deputy Assistant Director – DHA Contracting Activity (DHACA), Defense Health Agency


Manish Malhotra
Chief Executive Officer, Unissant, Inc.


Chris Martin
Director, Financial Management Systems Group (FMSG), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


Jason McCarthy
Senior Vice President, Military & Veterans Health Solutions, Leidos


Sandra Mcintyre
Acting Program Manager, Joint Operational Medicine Information Systems (JOMIS), Defense Healthcare Management Systems


Patrick McLoughlin
Vice President, Maximus


Elizabeth McNamara
Associate Director, Office of Strategic Partnerships and Technology Innovation, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration


Shane McNamee, MD
Senior Vice President, Strategic Growth, Smile Digital Health


Charlie McQuillan
General Manager, Health, Octo


Oki Mek
Chief Information Security Officer, Microsoft Federal Civilian


Ray Mierwald
Senior Data Scientist, Visual Connections


Sophia Myers
Director of Veteran Experiences Services Portfolio, Department of Veterans Affairs


Chris Nichols
Enterprise Intelligence and Data Solutions (EIDS) Program Manager, Defense Healthcare Management Systems


Mark Niemi
Project Controller, Data Quality & Integration, Defense Health Agency


Wendy Nilsen, PhD
Deputy Division Director, Information and Intelligent Systems, NSF

David Norley
Program Manager, Joint Operational Medicine Information Systems (JOMIS), Defense Healthcare Management Systems


Jenna Norton, PhD
Program Director, social determinants of health & health data standards, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health


Nicole Oxley, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Oxley Enterprises, Inc.


Michael Parrish
Chief Acquisition Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs


Melinda Pitchford
Executive Director, National Government Services


Liz Porter
President, Health Group, Leidos


Laura Prietula
Deputy Chief Information Officer, EHRM-IO, Department of Veterans Affairs


Yuri Radams, PhD
Chief Transformation Officer & Executive Vice President of Growth, Chags Health Information Technology, LLC (C-HIT)


Max Ramirez
Assistant Program Manager for Healthcare Delivery to Roles 1 and 2, Joint Operational Medicine Information Systems (JOMIS), Defense Healthcare Management Systems


Rachel Rayfield
Project Manager, Visual Connections


Marc Richardson
Director, Marketplace IT Group, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services


Edwin Rosas
President, EM Key Solutions, Inc.


Lewis Runnion
Managing Partner, Eleven09 and King Street Technology Partners


COL (Ret.) Bobby Saxon
Deputy Director (Deputy CIO), Office of Information Technology, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


Takisha Schulterbrandt, PhD
Chief Executive Officer, BCOMPLEX


Amit Sharma
Director, Division of Technical Operations, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


Lynette Sherrill
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Information Security and Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Information and Technology, Department of Veterans Affairs


Sean Smith
Medical Information Delivery Lead, Naval Information Warfare Center - Atlantic, Department of Defense


Travis Sorensen
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Oddball


Steven Sousa
Senior Vice President, Health and Human Services, CGI


Sumesh Sundareswaran
Vice President, Health and Human Services , GDIT


Craig Taylor
Chief Information Security Officer, Food and Drug Administration


Theresa Kim Thomas
Chief Executive Officer, Resolution Think, LLC


Mitchell Thornbrugh
Chief Information Officer, Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services


Augie Turano, PhD
Director, Data Migration and Data Syndication, EHR Modernization, Department of Veterans Affairs


Quentin Tyson
Chief Technology Officer, Information Systems Group, CCSQ, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


Chris Van Berkel
Managing Director and Military Health Lead, Accenture Federal Services


Tanisha Williams
Deputy Director, Division of End User Support/CMS Connect 2.0 Platform Owner, Office of Information Technology, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


Jason Windsor
Vice President, Health IT, GDIT


Robert Wood
Chief Information Security Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


Jacklyn Wynn
Vice President, Strategic Programs, GDIT


Krista Yager
Chief Digital Officer, National Government Services


Jane Zentmyer
Director, Architecture and Transformation Division, Office of Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services


Matthew Zullo
Director, Agile Center of Excellence, Office of Information Technology, Department of Veterans Affairs