Board of Directors



Dave Garrett, Senior Vice President & CIO, Novant Health


Steve Horsley, Senior Vice President & CIO, Cone Health

First Vice President

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

Second Vice  President

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


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


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


  • Holt Anderson, Principal, Learning Health Strategies
  • Arlene Chung, MD, MHA, MMCi, Assistant Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics, UNC School of Medicine
  • Seth Cutler, Vice President & Chief Security Officer, Allscripts
  • Chris Danzi, MBA, AVP, Information Services, Carolinas HealthCare System
  • Karen Davis, Vice President, Research Computing Division RTI International
  • David Dillehunt, Vice President & CIO, FirstHealth of the Carolinas
  • 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
  • Yvonne Hughes, MPA, Chief Executive Officer, Coastal Connect Health Information Exchange
  • Renuka Kasula, CEO & Cofounder, ReLi Med Solutions, LLC
  • Chuck Kesler, MBA, CISSP, CISM, PMP, Chief Information Security Officer, Duke Health
  • Geoff Lawson, Executive Director of Technology & Customer Service, Cone Health System
  • Richard Low, Founder and President, Topsail Technologies, Inc.
  • William Mattern, MD, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, UNC Health Care System
  • Helen Pak-Harvey, Principal, TTOP, LLC
  • Mark Shelhorse, MD, Interim VISN 6 Director, VA Mid Atlantic Health Care Network
  • 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 Commercial Partnerships, Quintiles Transnational Corporation
  • 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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