Board of Directors



Karen Davis, Vice President, Research Computing Division, RTI International


Christopher Jones, DrPH, MHA, Assistant Director for Quality Informatics, Wake Forest Baptist Health & Northwest AHEC

First Vice President

Yvonne Hughes, MPA, Chief Executive Officer, Coastal Connect Health Information Exchange

Second Vice  President

Matthew Castellano, PT, MBA IT, System Executive Director, IT, UNC Health Care


Jean Foster, RHIA, CHPS, NC Health Information Management Association


Heather Thornton, Systems Analyst, New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Assistant Secretary

Robert Webster, JD, Privacy Attorney, Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp)

Assistant Treasurer

Mary Martha Treadaway, Consultant, Himformatics



  • Holt Anderson, Principal, Learning Health Strategies
  • Blair Barton-Percival, MSW, Director, Piedmont Triad Regional Council Area Agency on Aging
  • Arlene Chung, MD, MHA, MMCi, Assistant Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics, UNC School of Medicine
  • Jason Cox, CISSP, CISM, Security Practice Manager, Dynamic Quest
  • Seth Cutler, Vice President & Chief Security Officer, Allscripts
  • Chris Danzi, MBA, AVP, Information Services, Atrium Health
  • David Dillehunt, VP, Information Systems, FirstHealth of the Carolinas
  • Sam Gibbs, Deputy Secretary for Technology & Operations, NC DHHS Division of Information Technology
  • Kenneth Goldberg, MD, Chief of Staff, Durham VA Healthcare System
  • Robert Gordon, Director, IS/CIO, Halifax Regional Medical Center
  • W. Ed Hammond, PhD, Director, Duke Center for Health Informatics
  • Donette Herring, CIO, Vidant Health
  • Clyde Hewitt, Vice President of Security Strategy, CynergisTek
  • Gail Hinte, MHA, Partner, HIMformatics
  • Sissy Holloman, JD, Vice President, Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp)
  • Renuka Kasula, CEO & Cofounder, ReLi Med Solutions, LLC
  • James Kluttz, VP & CTO, Novant Health
  • Geoff Lawson, Chief Technology Officer, Cone Health System
  • Beth Lovette, Acting Director, NC DHHS Division of Public Health
  • William Mattern, MD, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, UNC Health Care System
  • Helen Pak-Harvey, Principal, TTOP, LLC
  • Eric Poon, MD, Chief Health Information Officer, Duke Health
  • Dawn Richardson, Senior Director of Sales, Alphanumeric Systems
  • William Showalter, CIO, Wake Forest Baptist Health
  • Gail Stephens, Executive Champion of Health & Life Sciences, SAS Institute Inc.
  • Alicia Stokes, Senior Strategy Advisor, Health Delivery Redesign, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC
  • Susan Lillard Thomason, RHIA, Vice President, Global Strategic Account Management, IQVIA
  • Mary Thompson, Director of Health Information Systems/Services, ECU Brody School of Medicine
  • Franklin Walker, Director of Programs & Practice Management, NC Medical Society

NCHICA continues to amaze me with its people and its commitment.  Great to be a part of it.

— William Mattern, MD
Emeritus Professor of Medicine
UNC Health Care System
Chapel Hill, NC

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