Board of Directors



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


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

First Vice President

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

Second Vice  President

Gail Stephens, Vice President, R&D, SAS Institute Inc.


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


Heather Thornton, RHIA, MBA, Program Director, Healthcare Informatics, 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
  • Mark Benton, Assistant Secretary for Public Health, NC DHHS Division of Public Health
  • Christie Burris, Executive Director, NC HIE Authority
  • Neal Chawla, MD, CMIO, WakeMed Health & Hospitals
  • Arlene Chung, MD, MHA, MMCi, Assistant Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics, UNC School of Medicine
  • Jason Cox, CISSP, CISM, Security Practice Manager, Dynamic Quest
  • Andy Crowder, Chief Information & Analytics Officer, Atrium Health
  • Seth Cutler, Vice President & Chief Security Officer, Allscripts
  • 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
  • Donette Herring, CIO, Vidant Health
  • Clyde Hewitt, Vice President of Security Strategy, CynergisTek
  • Gail Hinte, MHA, Partner, HIMformatics
  • Christopher Jones, DrPH, MHA, Assistant Professor, Depts. of Geriatrics and Implementation Science, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • James Kluttz, VP & CTO, Novant Health
  • Brent Lamm, IT Director, Analytics, UNC Health Care
  • Matt Manning, MD, Interim Chief of Oncology, Cone Health
  • Helen Pak-Harvey, Principal, TTOP, LLC
  • Eric Poon, MD, Chief Health Information Officer, Duke Health
  • Dawn Richardson, Absolute Software
  • William Showalter, CIO, Wake Forest Baptist Health
  • Drusi Smith, Director, Epic Applications, FirstHealth of the Carolinas
  • Karen Smith, MD, PA
  • 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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