Board of Directors



Dave Garrett, Principal, HEAL:IT LLC


Sissy Holloman, JD, Vice President, Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp)

First Vice President

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

Second Vice  President

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


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


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


  • 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
  • Karen Davis, Vice President, Research Computing Division RTI International
  • Robert Gordon, Director, IS/CIO, Halifax Regional Medical Center
  • Anne Hakenewerth, PhD, Manager, Surveillance Systems Unit, NC DHHS Division of Public Health
  • W. Ed Hammond, PhD, Director, Duke Center for Health Informatics
  • Clyde Hewitt, Vice President of Security Strategy, CynergisTek
  • Gail Hinte, MHA, Partner, HIMformatics
  • Steve Horsley, Senior Vice President & CIO, Cone Health (retired)
  • Renuka Kasula, CEO & Cofounder, ReLi Med Solutions, LLC
  • Chuck Kesler, MBA, CISSP, CISM, PMP, Chief Information Security Officer, Duke Health
  • Geoff Lawson, Chief Technology Officer, Cone Health System
  • William Mattern, MD, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, UNC Health Care System
  • Helen Pak-Harvey, Principal, TTOP, LLC
  • Dawn Richardson, Senior Director of Sales, Alphanumeric Systems
  • Mark Shelhorse, MD, Chief Medical Officer, VA Mid Atlantic Health Care Network
  • William Showalter, CIO, Wake Forest Baptist Health
  • Jane Smith-Patterson, President, Jane Patterson Associates
  • 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
  • Heather Thornton, Systems Analyst, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
  • 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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