Pursuant to the Bylaws of the North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance, Inc. (NCHICA), the Nominating Committee hereby puts forth the following list of seven candidates for election for the seven open positions in the Board of Directors Class of 2020. We also have a Class of 2019 mid-term replacement candidate. This ballot is being sent to the primary representative of each NCHICA member organization that is in good standing as of June 30, 2017. Each member organization is entitled to one ballot.
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Your vote must be received by 5:00 pm on August 15, 2017.
If you have any questions regarding the voting process, please contact Jennifer Anderson at 919-558-9258 ext. 305, Jennifer@nchica.org.
Blair Barton-Percival, MSW
Director, Piedmont Triad Regional Council Area Agency on Aging
Blair oversees a 12.5 million annual budget, 40+ contracts, and responsibility for 17,000 long-term care beds in a 12-county region. The agency is involved in the Community Care Transitions Program and he has worked with many partners including the North Carolina Community Care Network, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Cone Health, Triad Healthcare Network and Novant Health. He earned his MSW in Community Organizing and Gerontology Certificate from the University of Michigan and bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Cornell University.
Karen Davis, MSM
VP, Research Computing Division, RTI International
Karen was hired by RTI in 1999 to set a vision and strategy for RTI-wide business systems and establish an information systems organization to execute the plan. Since 2005, she has led the Research Computing Division, which employs more than 140 technology professionals working on projects for RTI’s clients. Karen has extensive broad-based business experience including financial management, human resources management, and planning in various industries. She is a member of the NCHICA Board of Directors, Leadership Team, and Education Committee. She earned her MS in Management, with a concentration in Information Systems, from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and English.
Anne Hakenewerth, PhD
Surveillance Systems Unit Manager, NC DHHS Division of Public Health
Prior to her current position, Anne worked for the Texas Department of State Health Services, the UNC Carolina Center for Health Informatics, and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She also spent nine years as Director of Health Informatics at UNC-Charlotte and six years as a Research Computer Analyst for Carolinas Medical Center. Her activities with NCHICA include serving on the Board of Directors, Technology & Integration Workgroup, and Informatics & Analytics Roundtable. She earned her PhD in Epidemiology from UNC-Chapel Hill and MS in Biology from UNC-Charlotte.
Gail Hinte, MPA
Gail has worked with hospital, ambulatory, payer, long-term care and pharmaceutical organizations, and also served as an interim CIO for a multi-hospital system with an IT staff of more than 150. She has initiated and managed a wide array of programs including ICD-10 and Meaningful Use, implemented Epic Systems and governance structures, and delivered cost-benefit analysis models and physician outreach. Before joining Himformatics, Gail provided healthcare consulting services through First Consulting Group (now CSC) and Cisco Systems. Her activities with NCHICA include serving on the Board of Directors and co-chairing the Workgroup Oversight Committee and Business Partner Roundtable. Gail received her MPA/Health from Suffolk University in Boston.
Yvonne Hughes, MPA
CEO, Coastal Carolinas Health Alliance & Coastal Connect HIE
Yvonne has more than 15 years of experience in health care finance, corporate negotiations, interoperability design, and policy development. Under her leadership, the 11 member hospitals of the Alliance developed and successfully launched Coastal Connect, Inc., a nonprofit regional health information organization that connects four independent hospitals and over 800 unaffiliated physicians. It has been both locally and nationally recognized as a successful model of providing real-time data exchange. She serves on the NCHICA Board of Directors and HIE Taskforce. Yvonne earned her Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in Non-Profit Management from UNC-Wilmington.
Senior Director of Sales, Ahphanumeric Systems
Dawn has over 20 years of experience in systems engineering, solutions design, consulting and technology sales. Her expertise includes implementation of information technology solutions across a diverse clientele, with a special emphasis on healthcare. In her current role, she leads a team of technology specialists and sales associates focused on providing technology solutions tailored to the client’s business needs. Notable is her advocacy for the use of information technology as an enabler in healthcare. Her activities with NCHICA include serving on the Annual Conference Planning Committee, Privacy & Security Officials Workgroup, and Business Partner Roundtable.
Franklin Walker, MBA
Director of Rural Health Initiatives, NC Medical Society
Franklin is the former CEO of a medical/surgical practice and an adjunct faculty member at the UNC School of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management. He manages the PractEssentials program, which provides medical practice management services to North Carolina community-based and specialty medical practices. He provides financial management consultative services to the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Regional Extension Centers medical practices as these practices purchase and implement electronic health records. Franklin serves on the NCHICA Board of Directors and is active in numerous committees. He holds an undergraduate degree from UNC -Chapel Hill and an MBA from Xavier University.
Mid-Term Class of 2019 Candidate: Jason Cox
Security Practice Manager, Dynamic Quest
Dynamic Quest is a regional Managed Service Provider based in Greensboro, NC. Jason previously served as Information Security Officer for High Point Regional Health and became part of the UNC Health Care information security team after their merger with the system. Before that, he worked in IT for 11 years for North State, one of the nation’s last remaining independent telecommunications companies. His activities with NCHICA include serving on the Privacy and Security Officials Workgroup, Technology & Integration Workgroup, and Informatics & Analytics Roundtable. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from High Point University.
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