National Advisory Board - Brief Profile

Edward H. Shortliffe, MD, PhD, MACP, FACMI (Chair)
Edward H. Shortliffe serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Health Record Banking Alliance. He is Professor and Senior Advisor for Health Solutions at Arizona State University and also holds academic positions as an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University and as a Scholar in Residence at the New York Academy of Medicine. Previously he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Medical Informatics Association (2009-2012). He has also held academic appointments at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston (2009-2011), the University of Arizona (2007-2009), Columbia University (2000-2007), and Stanford University (1979-2000). Both a computer scientist and a physician (internal medicine), Dr. Shortliffe is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academy of Sciences. He has also been elected to fellowship in the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) and the American Association for Artificial Intelligence. A Master of the American College of Physicians, he received the ACM's Grace Murray Hopper Award in 1976 and ACMI's Morris F. Collen Award in 2006. Currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics and a well-known textbook on Biomedical Informatics, Dr. Shortliffe has authored over 300 articles and books in the fields of biomedical computing and artificial intelligence. He first started writing and speaking about the nation's health information infrastructure in the late 1980s and has been involved in promoting the topic since that time. Previously a member of the HRBA Advisory Board, he also coauthored a viewpoint paper on consumer-centered health record banks that appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association (March 13, 2013). He resides in New York City and has a seasonal home in Phoenix.

Dave Bennett
Bennett started his career in Okinawa, Japan, as a software engineer at Bank of America, where he integrated several core banking systems using specialized communications protocols. In 1987, he was named Assistant Vice President, Regional Banks & Item Processing.

In 1989, Bennett joined Gateway Data Sciences, Inc., a startup in Tempe, Arizona, as the System Engineering Services Director. In 1992, he became the company's Engineering/Technical Executive and developed the first IP-based wireless receiving solution for supply chain execution and store receiving.[1]. After the company's IPO in 1996, Bennett founded B2B technology company Cyclone Commerce, Inc., where he served as the CTO and pioneered business-to-business collaborations and partner management, and authored or co-authored several standards and patents for B2B technologies.[2].

In 2006, Axway acquired Cyclone Commerce, Inc. Bennett was named CTO and joined the board of Axway NA.[3]. In 2009, he joined the MIT Enterprise Forum Phoenix Board to support business development in Arizona.[4] In 2011, Bennett assisted Axway in their Initial Public Offering.[5]

In 2011, Bennett joined Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong's NantWorks and was named the SVP of Integration.

Mark Branning MBA, CPHIMS, SrHIMSS
Mark Branning has spent 33 years in the healthcare information systems industry and is a consultant specializing in patient engagement, health information exchange (HIE), interoperability, and product positioning. His specialty is getting his customers unstuck and achieving real results on their clinical collaboration initiatives. Previously, his successful 20-year tenure with IDX/GE included: clinical product launches, leading transformational large-scale implementations at Sharp HealthCare and UCSF/Stanford; significantly improving customer satisfaction of the install and support division; and development of interoperability strategies and solutions. His career began as the user liaison for Dr. Larry Weed's PROMIS - a pioneering electronic medical record. Dr. Weed is the father of the Problem Oriented Medical Record, including SOAP notes.

Mark has been a consultant on HIE issues to Scripps Health, Sharp, and the San Diego Beacon, and was a member of the management team for a health record bank startup. He serves as Adjunct Professor, National University (teaching Health Informatics), and is a member of the HIMSS eConnecting with Consumers steering committee and the Healthcare Committee of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Branning has a MBA and BS (pre-med); achieved CPHIMS (Certified Professional in Health Information and Management Systems) certification; and SrHIMSS status.

Robert Brown, MBA
President & CEO Catholic Charities Community Services

Bob Brown was named CEO of Catholic Charities Community Services in January of 2010. He joined the organization in January of 2008 as its chief administrative officer.

Brown has worked for a diverse range of companies, from small start ups to Wall Street giants such as Dun and Bradstreet and Xerox. He has vast experience across industries and business functions, including marketing, general management, finance and information technology. But, after more than 25 years of successfully strengthening companies in the for-profit world, Brown felt a calling-he wanted to give back, to use the skills he had gained in the business world to help people.

Brown has a bachelor's degree in accounting from St. Bonaventure University and a Master's of Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a member of the Business Advisory Council for the School of Business at St. Bonaventure University, a member of the Health Record Banking Alliance Regional Board of Directors, and a Board Member at the Franciscan Renewal Center.

Brown shares his Paradise Valley home with his wife of 46 years, Nancy. They enjoy visiting their six grown children and 15 grandchildren.

James T. Canedy, MD, FACHE
President and Founder, SimplyWell LLC

James T. Canedy, MD, President and Founder of SimplyWell, is established as one of the leaders in the personal wellness and health management arena. His commitment to healthcare and personal health improvement has helped usher in many innovative solutions to healthcare delivery and management. Part of his philosophy centers around using real metrics to measure the effectiveness of wellness initiatives and to use those measures as a basis of evidence that costs are reduced and health and wellness are increased. Additionally, he views the role of the care provider key to a personal health program, in that the data from health management programs greatly assist physicians in creating continuity of care-that wellness, health management and health care should be connected. Dr. Canedy is a practicing, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic surgeons and a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is also Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, President/Executive Director of Private Practice Associates, LLC, Board Chair of Clarkson College, Clinical Service Chief, Orthopedics at The Nebraska Medical Center and holds other board and leadership positions in the healthcare industry and in the community. Dr. Canedy is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center and University of Tennessee Campbell Clinic Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program.

Camille Casteel
Camille Casteel was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She attended elementary school in the Creighton School District and North Phoenix High School in the Phoenix Union District. Camille is currently the Superintendent of the Chandler Unified School District where she manages the day-to-day operations and the growth and development of a hyper-growth district. Camille received her BA and MA in elementary education as well as her administrative certification from Arizona State University. She received her doctorate of education from NSU, Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1991. She has been with the Chandler Unified School District for 42 years and has served in a number of positions, including teacher, curriculum specialist, principal, assistant superintendent, associate superintendent and superintendent since 1996.

Dr. Casteel has received numerous awards and recognition. Most recently she was the recipient of Si Se Puede Foundation's César E. Chávez Educator of the Year Award. Additionally, she received the 2011 Tech-Savvy Superintendent Award from eSchool News and was featured in Education Executive's July 2011 edition, Chandler Education Foundation Woman of Greatness 2009, Chandler Chamber East Valley Business Leader 2007, Woman of Distinction 2004 Soroptimist International, Arizona Superintendent of the Year 2001, Excellence in Leadership Award, East Valley Partnership 2001, and Magna Award Community Collaboration National School Boards Association 2001.

In addition to serving as Chandler Schools' CEO, Dr. Casteel is also active throughout the community. Most notable is her service as a member of the East Valley Hospital Board since 1988. She is currently a member of the Dignity Health Corporate Strategic Planning Committee, Chairman of the East Valley Think Tank, on the Board of Directors for the East Valley Partnership, member of the ASU Polytech Community Board, inaugural Board Member for the Regional Health Record Banking Alliance, member of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce Foundation Board and member of the Board of Directors for The Alliance.

Camille has been married to her husband, Tom, for 42 years and has two daughters, Tawni and Cari, who live in the area with their families.

Ann Cavoukian, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Privacy and Big Data Institute, Ryerson University (Toronto)

Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the leading privacy experts in the world. Noted for her seminal work on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) in 1995, her concept of Privacy by Design seeks to proactively embed privacy into the design specifications of information technology and accountable business practices, thereby achieving the strongest protection possible. Appointed as the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada in 1997, she served for an unprecedented three terms as Commissioner. In that time, she elevated the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner from a novice regulatory body to a first-class agency, known around the world for its cutting edge innovation and leadership. Dr. Cavoukian is best known for her creation of Privacy by Design – unanimously adopted as an international framework for privacy and data protection in 2010; now translated into 37 languages. As of July 1, 2014, she began a new position at Ryerson University as the Executive Director of the Privacy and Big Data Institute – Where Big Data meets Big Privacy.

An avowed believer in the role that technology can play in the protection of privacy, Dr. Cavoukian's leadership has seen her office develop a number of tools and procedures to ensure that privacy is strongly protected, not only in Canada, but around the world. She has been involved in numerous international committees focused on privacy, security, technology and business, and endeavors to focus on strengthening consumer confidence and trust in emerging technology applications.

Dr. Cavoukian serves as the Chair of the Identity, Privacy and Security Institute at the University of Toronto, Canada. She is also a member of several Boards including, the European Biometrics Forum, Future of Privacy Forum, RIM Council, and has been conferred a Distinguished Fellow of the Ponemon Institute. Dr. Cavoukian was honoured with the prestigious Kristian Beckman Award in 2011 for her pioneering work on Privacy by Design and privacy protection in modern international environments. In the same year, Dr. Cavoukian was also named by Intelligent Utility Magazine as one of the Top 11 Movers and Shakers for the Global Smart Grid industry, received the SC Canada Privacy Professional of the Year Award and was honoured by the University of Alberta Information Access and Protection of Privacy Program for her positive contribution to the field of privacy. Most recently in November 2011, Dr. Cavoukian was ranked by Women of Influence Inc. as one of the top 25 Women of Influence recognizing her contribution to the Canadian and global economy. This award follows her recognition in 2007 by the Women's Executive Network as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada.

David Challoner, MD
Dr. Challoner is Vice President for Health Affairs Emeritus at the University of Florida, having served as Vice President for Health Affairs and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Shands Health Care from 1982-1998. He was formerly Dean and Professor of Medicine at the St. Louis University School of Medicine from 1975 to 1982, and previously served as Professor of Internal Medicine at Indiana University.

He is an elected a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences where he served as Chairman of the Membership Committee, member of the Governing Council, and as Foreign Secretary. He has been instrumental in the founding of the InterAcademy Medical Panel, the first global organization of the world's medical academies and served as its Co-Chair. Its purpose is to increase the participation of the world's medical academies in local, regional, and global civil society. He recently completed his multiyear appointment to the IOM's Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice.

He has held leadership positions in the Association of American Medical Colleges where he holds Distinguished Service Membership, the American Medical Association where he served as Chairman of the Section on Medical Schools, and the American Federation for Clinical Research, which he served as President. His science policy positions include appointment by President Reagan to Chair the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science from 1988-90. He served on the Advisory Committee to the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and the National Academies' umbrella Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy (COSEPUP), and the Governing Board of the National Research Council. His other governing board responsibilities include the Board of Trustees of Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and the Board of Directors of Cordis Corporation in Miami, Florida.

Dr. Challoner graduated from Lawrence College in Appleton, Wisconsin cum Laude in 1956, and received his M.D. cum Laude from Harvard Medical School in 1961. His honors include election to Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and the Association of American Physicians. He was awarded the Harvard Medical Alumni Award in 1961 and the Lawrence University Distinguished Alumni Award in 1987. He was the recipient of the American Medical Association's Dr. William Beaumont Award in 1982 for "outstanding contributions to the profession of medicine by a physician under the age of 50."

Jack Dillenberg, DDS, MPH
Dr. Dillenberg is the inaugural Dean of A.T. Still University's Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. He received his Master's Degree in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and completed his dental education at New York University, College of Dentistry. Dr. Dillenberg is a Board Member of the American Association of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry, the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research, the Caplin Family Foundation and is the Vice Chair for First Things First Southeast Maricopa Region and Board Chairman for the Center for Oral Health. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Public Health Dentistry, the American Dental Education Association as well as many others. Prior to joining ASDOH, Dr. Dillenberg was Associate Director for public health programs in the California Department of Health Services and prior to that was an Area Health Officer serving the west area of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Dr. Dillenberg is also President of Dillenberg & Friends, Inc. providing a full scope of health services consulting. During most of the 1990s, Dr. Dillenberg served in several capacities in the Arizona Department of Health Services, including Director and Assistant Director in the Division of Family Health Services. Dr. Dillenberg has also served in numerous positions on health-related boards and associations and is the recipient of a great number of honors and awards, including the U.S Public Health Service Chief Dental Officer's Service Award and the Harvard School of Public Health Alumni Award of Merit. Dr. Dillenberg is recognized at the local, state, and national levels as an expert in the area of public health leadership, health program development, social marketing, oral health issues, health center design, training of community health workers, community organizing and lecture presentations.

B. P. Fulmer
Managing Partner, Exchange EDI, LLC

B. P. Fulmer has fourteen years of banking and financial services management experience plus twenty-three years of healthcare transaction processing and management experience.

Mr. Fulmer is the Managing Partner of Exchange EDI, a healthcare cash flow management company focused on the front end acceleration of the cash flow cycle with B to C, B to B transactions, patient responsibility transparency and accuracy of payer payments. He served as CEO of Thelma-US, Inc., the US subsidiary of ICS Global, Ltd., a publicly traded Australian clearinghouse. Previously he was the Executive Director of ACS Gateway Commercial EDI. In this position he was charged with developing a commercial services unit that operated as part of the ACS EDI Gateway. The ACS EDI Gateway processes over 750 million EDI transactions a year and is connected to 61,000 submitters representing over 250,000 providers.

Mr. Fulmer's healthcare transaction processing experience includes responsibility of running the Medicaid Fiscal Agent operations for ACS (A fortune 500 company recently acquired by Xerox) and First Health Services as the Executive Director in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and New Mexico (twice). He has served as President of a medical billing services company and CEO of MRx Online, an internet based practice management software development firm. This experience gives Mr. Fulmer both the payer and provider prospective of the healthcare transaction processing and operating environments.

His involvement in industry professional organizations include serving as President of the Medical Banking Institute and named "Person of the Year" in 2007 by the Medical Banking Project and serving on its advisory board. He has serviced on the HIMSS Medical Banking and Financial Services Steering Committee and currently serves on other HIMSS committees and task force groups including the Editorial Committee for "The Edge" newsletter. Additionally, served on the executive committee of the Cooperative Exchange, Chairman of the HIE Market Council, Health Record Banking Alliance board member, named "Man of the Year" by the Cash Management Institute in 1983 and served on its board of directors.

Mr. Fulmer's banking experience includes serving as a bank examiner, correspondent banking, commercial banking, electronic funds transfer plus cash and treasury management services at two regional banks. He also served as COO of WEDCO, an investment management company with $250 million under management.

Mr. Fulmer's extensive experience in banking and healthcare plus a track record of innovation in both fields bring a unique prospective of how banking and healthcare can and should interface. The objective should be to streamline and standardize sharing of administrative transaction processing and clinical information delivery platforms/networks.

Mr. Fulmer has a degree in Business Management from Southern Adventist University. He and his wife have four children and ten grandchildren. He holds a commercial pilot license, with instrument and multi-engine ratings, and certified under FAA Part 135 Air Taxi / Charter.

Ernst Hafen
Professor at ETH Zurich, Institute of Molecular Systems Biology (IMSB)

Ernst Hafen, PhD, is a Professor of Systems Genetics at ETH Zurich and former President of ETH. In addition to over 30 years of academic research, he has founded and advised several biotechnology companies. He endeavors to assist scientific discovery and its efficient translation into products that help society and the economy. As a trained geneticist, Ernst Hafen has a strong interest in human genetics and personalized medicine. He posits that an individual's control over his or her personal health data will be a key asset for better and more effective health care. In 2012 he acted as a founding member of the Association Data and Health ( whose aim it is to discuss legal, ethical and societal issues about digital self determination and the control over the secondary use of personal (health) data and to find commercial models permitting owners not third parties to benefit from their personal data assets.

Edmund Haislmeier
Senior Research Fellow in Health Policy Studies, Heritage Foundation. An expert in healthcare policy and markets at The Heritage Foundation, Edmund Haislmaier frequently is asked to help lawmakers design and draft specific reforms to the health system. Haislmaier's expertise includes health care tax policy, Medicare, Medicaid, foreign health systems, pharmaceuticals and health care price controls.

Richard Hodge
Richard M. Hodge has over 35 years of experience in government, industry, and nonprofit associations as a healthcare administrator, health policy analyst, consultant, patient advocate, and government affairs director. For the last 15 years he has been engaged in healthcare policy, government relations, and advocacy in Washington, DC. In 2015 he retired as Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) senior director of congressional affairs. He currently serves on the boards of the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association and the Health Records Banking Alliance.

Mr. Hodge began his career in the U.S. Army as a healthcare administrator, where his assignments included Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs in the Pentagon, and other locations across the U.S. and overseas. After retiring from the Army Rich was director of government affairs and public policy for a large pharmaceutical company and a large proprietary hospital company. In these capacities, he has engaged in advocating for a wide variety of national healthcare issues and reforms with Congress, federal agencies, and within the healthcare industry, including recent national healthcare reform efforts.

In addition to autoimmune diseases and health information technology policy and advocacy, his personal interests include active involvement in veterans' issues, the Children's Charities Foundation of Washington, his church, and the annual BB&T Children's Charities Basketball Classic. Rich holds a master's degree in public policy and administration from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, and a master's degree in business from Trinity University, in San Antonio, Texas, and is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS.

John Hoff, Esq.
John Hoff is a health care lawyer, consultant, and policy analyst. He is an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University, Department of Health Administration and Policy. He has practiced law for more than 35 years, specializing in health law and policy. In 2001, he became a Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Department of Health and Human Services where he was actively involved in the Department's effort to promote health IT; between 2005 and 2009 he was Health Attaché to the U.S. Missions to UNESCO and OECD. He is a Trustee of the Galen Institute, a not-for profit think tank; a leader in developing market, competitive, and consumer-responsive health care reform; and author of numerous works on health care policy and law, most recently on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Obamacare).

David B. Kendall
Senior Fellow for Health and Fiscal Policy

David B. Kendall is a Senior Fellow for Health and Fiscal Policy. He works on ways to lower health care costs, reduce the federal deficit, reform federal retirement programs, and ensure the success of health care reform. He has spearheaded a variety of Third Way projects including a deficit reduction plan for the "Super Committee," a taxpayer receipt, and the benefits of health care reform.

Prior to joining Third Way, he served as Senior Fellow for Health Policy at the Progressive Policy Institute. A Capitol Hill veteran, Mr. Kendall served for seven years on the staff of Representative Michael A. Andrews where he held several positions including legislative director and senior policy director. In 1993, he served on the President's Task Force on National Health Care Reform. In 1986, Mr. Kendall was a legislative assistant to Representative James R. Jones, former chairman of the Budget Committee. He attended the University of Chicago as an undergraduate.

He has written and commented on health and fiscal issues in a variety of media outlets including The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NPR's All Things Considered, National Journal, Fox News, ABC News, The Huffington Post, Politico, The Hill, Roll Call, Democracy Journal, Health Affairs, Kaiser Health News, and C-Span. He has testified before Congress several times.

Mayor W.J. "Jim" Lane
Mayor W. J. "Jim" Lane served for four years on the Scottsdale City Council beginning in June 2004, began his first term as Mayor in January 2009 and was re-elected to a second term that began in January 2013.

Mayor Lane served on the 2002 Scottsdale Fire & EMS Advisory Committee, which was convened to evaluate and make recommendations to the city regarding the desired level of fire and emergency medical services relative to cost.

His community service also includes six years on the Scottsdale Paradise Valley YMCA Board of Management. He chaired the 1999 Kids Campaign annual fund raising effort and is currently an emeritus board member.

Mayor Lane currently represents the city as a member of the Flinn Foundation Arizona Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee. He is the immediate past president and a member of the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association, a member of the Executive Committee of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, and a member of the Maricopa Association of Governments Executive Committee, Regional Council, Chair of the Transportation Policy Committee, and Economic Development Committee. Mayor Lane also serves on the Scottsdale Leadership Advisory Board.

He came to Scottsdale from New Jersey in 1973 to take a position with KPMG (Peat Marwick), an international CPA firm. He worked as an Arizona CPA for twenty years with five of those years in public accounting as a financial statement auditor. He has since retired from his CPA career. Mayor Lane has owned and operated businesses in construction, mining, computer technology, telecommunications and regional aviation. He currently owns the financial consulting company of Chatham Hill Group LLC. Mayor Lane is also an Adjunct Professor of Business and Accounting at Scottsdale Community College. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia.

He and his wife Joanne have three adult children (Bill, Scott and Nancy) along with four grandchildren (Megan, Aislinn, Madison and Carson).

Vice President, Government Relations, at HIMSS

Tom Leary is Vice President, Government Relations, at HIMSS, the largest U.S. cause-based, not-for-profit healthcare association focused on the optimal use of information technology and management systems for the betterment of healthcare.

He leads the organization's public policy initiatives and outreach to Congress and Federal agencies. Leary had served as HIMSS' Senior Director of Federal Affairs since 2003, directing HIMSS' public policy activities with federal agencies, including analysis and response to federal regulatory requirements and leveraging HIMSS member subject matter expertise in health IT public policy development.

Leary has spent a good portion of his career in Washington on federal healthcare policy and regulation development. His experience includes work both inside and outside of government. Prior to his arrival at HIMSS, Leary was a Division Manager for Science Applications International Corporation's TRICARE Division, where he was engaged in the coordination of healthcare administrative outsourcing solutions for the Military Health System.

He began his career in 1992 as a staff assistant to Rep. Les Aspin (D-WI). He moved to the Pentagon with the Aspin team, where he served as a Clinton Administration political appointee at the Defense Department in the Office of the Secretary of Defense Legislative Affairs office as staff assistant, then as Special Assistant for Health Care Policy. In 1997, he expanded his focus on federal healthcare policy as the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, serving on the Assistant Secretary's senior management team that addressed medical readiness and peacetime healthcare delivery for the Military Health System.

Leary obtained his bachelor's degree in History/Political Science from Rutgers University and his master's degree in Legislative Affairs from The George Washington University.

William J. Mangold, Jr., MD, Esq.
Dr. Mangold is a 31-year resident of Tucson, having come from San Antonio, TX, where he was on the faculty of the University of Texas Medical School. For the first 15 years in Tucson, he was in solo practice of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He then served for two years as the President and CEO of Mutual Insurance Company of Arizona (MICA), the physician-owned professional liability company that provides the malpractice insurance for most of Arizona's physicians. Since 1997 he has been the Contractor Medical Director for Medicare Part B for Noridian Administrative Services; he now fills that role in 10 States: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, North & South Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. He was the National Medical Director for the Medicare drug Competitive Acquisition Program (CAP). He is the AMA Alternate to the Relative Value Update Committee (RUC) and has been an Arizona Delegate to the AMA House of Delegates since 1995.

Dr. Mangold's background includes having practiced small town Family Practice with his father in his hometown of Lockney, Texas. He is also a licensed attorney, having graduated form the University of Texas Law School. He is Past-President of the Arizona Medical Association and has been heavily involved with the affairs of organized medicine, including national positions with the American Medical Association (AMA), since 1969. He has served the Tucson and Arizona communities in a number of positions, recently completing nine years as a member of the Board of Arizona Opera (serving from 2004-2005 as the President for Tucson and Southern Arizona). He is a member of the Arizona Judicial Council (AJC), the body responsible for advising the Arizona Supreme Court on all rules governing Arizona's court system. He served a five-year term as a member of the Arizona Commission on Appellate Court Appointments, the group which provides nominations to the governor for Appeals Court and Supreme Court judicial appointments. He is an avid cyclist and is currently in the midst of a staged solo bicycle crossing of the US, with his wife driving as support crew. They also enjoy hiking and backpacking throughout Arizona.

Richard D. Marks
Richard D. Marks is co-founder and president of Patient Command, Inc., McLean, Virginia (, a company that is developing a secure repository platform (a health record bank) and secure personal health record system for the Internet.

Mr. Marks practiced law in Washington, D.C. from 1972 to 2003. His practice included litigating intellectual property, privacy, freedom of expression, and security issues; advising and litigating on behalf of telecommunications companies; negotiating and enforcing contracts for outsourcing or acquisition of large computer systems; and advising on health information privacy. Mr. Marks successfully argued the first case declaring a part of the Communications Act unconstitutional, and in 1998, in the U.S. Supreme Court, he argued and won a landmark First Amendment–free press case concerning televised political debates. He also represented the American Association for the Advancement of Science in a friend-of-the-court brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals in a case challenging export restrictions on encryption source code.

Mr. Marks has published extensively on security and privacy issues, and has been a speaker on personal health records, health record banking, and information security and corporate governance as it relates to privacy and security. Mr. Marks is a member of the American Law Institute, and he was an American Bar Association member of the National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists.

Mr. Marks served in the U.S. Army, including a tour in Vietnam as a Captain in Military Intelligence. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate and is a certified flight instructor. He earned a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

Denni McColm
Denni McColm is Chief Information Officer for Citizens Memorial Healthcare. Denni has been at Citizens Memorial since 1988, serving as Director of Human Resources and Director of Finance before moving into the CIO role in June, 2003. Denni served on the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology as a Commissioner from 2006-2008. She also served on the Davies Awards of Excellence Organizational Selection Committee from 2006 -2008 and again from 2010-present. Denni is a member of the Board of Directors for MUSE, Medical Users Software and the Missouri Hospital Association HIT Committee. Denni holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Bill Montgomery
Maricopa County Attorney

Bill Montgomery was first elected Maricopa County Attorney in a Special Election in 2010 and re-elected in 2012 on a pledge to fight crime, honor victims' rights, and protect and strengthen our community. As a West Point Graduate, decorated Gulf War Veteran, former Deputy County Attorney and a professional prosecutor, he has dedicated his personal and professional life to serving others.

Bill earned his J.D. from ASU's College of Law, graduating Magna Cum Laude and receiving the Order of the Coif. As a prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, he quickly gained a reputation as an aggressive prosecutor, later serving as a Bureau Chief of the Auto Theft Bureau, which recorded a 35% drop in auto theft under his leadership.

As County Attorney, Bill is committed to vigorously prosecuting crimes and holding criminals accountable. He believes in the responsible application of Arizona's tough sentencing laws to ensure violent and repeat criminals are kept away from our fellow citizens and communities. He is committed to partnering with law enforcement along with business and civic leaders to protect and strengthen communities, and has been an outspoken advocate for holding criminals who harm our children accountable.

Bill is equally determined to fight fraud and identity theft through the County Attorney's specialized Fraud and Identity Theft Enforcement bureau. He also recognizes a citizen's right to defend his or her family without fear of prosecution. Bill has also helped shape legislation designed to protect victims of crime and reform Child Protective Services, resulting in the creation of the Office of Child Welfare Investigations, and he continues to be a passionate advocate for Crime Victim Rights in Arizona.

Bill currently resides in Gilbert, Arizona with his wife and their children.

Amnon Shabo (Shvo), PhD
Specializes in health informatics and worked at IBM Research Lab in Haifa in years 2000-2014.

He co-founded and chaired the Medical Informatics Community in IBM Research and headed the IBM worldwide program on healthcare & life Sciences standards. Amnon established and chairs two professional working groups: (1) the IMIA Working Group on Health Record Banking (HRB) and (2) the EFMI Working Group on Translational Health Informatics.

Amnon specializes in longitudinal and cross-institutional Electronic Health Records and is a pioneer of the Independent Health Record Banks vision. He started a health record bank initiative already in 1998 and since then has promoted the vision in numerous venues and scientific publications. His vision also includes a legislation change that could make HRB successful.

Amnon has been leading key standardization activities: he established and co-chairs the HL7 Clinical Genomics Work Group and is a co-editor of the Clinical Document Architecture (CDA), Continuity of Care Document (CCD), the Family Health History (Pedigree) and the Genetic Testing Report (GTR) standards.

John Shufeldt, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP
John received his BA from Drake University in 1982 and his MD from the University of Health Sciences/ The Chicago Medical School in 1986. He completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at Christ Hospital and Medical Center in 1989 where he spent his final year as Chief Resident. John received his MBA in 1995, and his Juris Doctorate in 2005, both from Arizona State University. He is admitted to the State Bar in Arizona, the Federal District Court, and Supreme Court of the United States. His certifications include Fellow, American Board of Emergency Medicine, Fellow, College of Legal Medicine, and American College of Emergency Physicians.

He founded NextCare Inc. in 1993 as well as numerous other health and non-health care businesses. He served as NextCare's Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board until 2010. Under John's leadership, NextCare grew from a single clinic to fifty-eight clinics in six states with annualized revenue of nearly 100 Million Dollars. He is the business manager and one of the founding partners of Empower Emergency Physicians and continues to practice emergency medicine on a part time basis at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center.

After spending 17 years growing an urgent care company he realized that health care's new frontier was treating patients virtually. In 2010, John stepped away from NextCare and founded MeMD, LLC; Health Care Virtually Anywhere. At present, MeMD's SAS model is used by more than 200 providers in 38 states to virtually treat patients' on-demand and without them having to leave their residence or place of work.

John has authored and co-authored books on Children's Emergencies and Contract Issues for Emergency Medicine Physicians. He writes and lectures on a variety of subject matters to graduate medical, business and law students. He is the Health Law Editor and on the Advisory Board for the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine and was the Editor in Chief of Urgent Care Alert and ED Legal Bulletin. He is an adjunct professor at the Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business where he teaches Health Law and Ethics to MBA and Health Sector Management students and is an adjunct professor at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of law where he teaches a seminar on Health Law Entrepreneurism. He is President of the Board of the Men's Anti-violence Network, is a Founding Member of Urgent Care Association Foundation Board, and serves on the Drake University Board of Trustees and the Sandra Day O'Conner College of Law Alumni Board.

Manfred Sternberg, JD
Manfred is a 1982 graduate of Tulane University and a 1985 graduate of LSU Law School. He has been practicing law in Houston, Texas for over 30 years maintaining an active civil law practice focusing on commercial litigation and corporate counsel. Manfred has been Board Certified in Consumer and Commercial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1993. He has experience dealing with a broad range of business operations issues and representing businesses and consumers in a variety of legal matters.

Manfred has a great deal of practical business experience as he has participated in founding a number of successful public and private companies with management roles that range from General Counsel to CEO. It is those years of practical business experience that sets Manfred apart from other lawyers who provide counsel to business owners. In 1998 and until 2007, Manfred was the founder and CEO of Bluegate Corporation, a publically traded provider of IT outsourcing, that created and operated the first high-speed broadband VPN (Virtual Private Network) tailored exclusively for the health-care industry. The company served over 1,500 independent physicians and hospital systems.. Appointed by Governor Rick Perry, Manfred successfully completed a two year Pro Bono Texas Gubernatorial appointment as the first Chairman of Board of the Texas Health Services Authority.

In 2006, Manfred founded the iHealth Trust (a multi stakeholder 501(c) 3) created to serve the role as the Houston region's neutral non-stakeholder governing body for health information exchange centered on the Patient/Consumer. It is focused on delivering a health record banking model of HIE using commercial for profit partners.

From 2007-2013, Manfred served as Chairman of the Business Development Sub-Committee for the Healthcare Advisory Committee of the Greater Houston Partnership

Peter Szolovits, PhD
Peter Szolovits has been a professor of Computer Science and Engineering and of Health Sciences and Technology at MIT for over 35 years. His research includes biomedical informatics, artificial intelligence applications, knowledge representation, and medical record systems. He is a member of the National Academies Institute of Medicine and serves on the NRC's Computer Science and Telecommunications Board. His website is at

Brad Tritle, CIPP, CPHIT
Brad Tritle is known as a leader, collaborator, and innovator. Tritle's career has been a unique blend of strategic leadership in both the private and public sector, focusing on high technology and health information technology (HIT) projects that have been poised to impact the population at large.

Mr. Tritle currently serves as Director of Business Development for Vitaphone USA, focused on chronic disease management through mobile/remote patient monitoring and engagement. He also is co-founder and advisor to eHealth Nexus, which offers a medical record retrieval/abstraction service for consumers. As a consultant, he has focused on Health Information Exchange (HIE), Personal Health Records, consumer engagement, healthcare market analysis and business development. His consulting clients include the federal government, state HIEs, telecommunications and software firms, and non-profit organizations. Mr. Tritle is also on the advisory boards of both 360Vantage and Tiatros.

In July 2010, Mr. Tritle was chosen by national leaders in Health Information Technology (HIT) to lead a pilot implementation of a health record bank as President and CEO of eHealthTrust Arizona. eHealthTrust provided consumers with individually controlled accounts in which to store their comprehensive health records, and tested numerous engagement strategies, including television, radio and billboard, as well as social media advertising.

Prior to eHealthTrust, in September 2007, Mr. Tritle was chosen by the Arizona Health-e Connection (AzHeC) Board - including the Governor's Office, State Medicaid Director, and executives from physician associations, hospitals, industry and health plans - to become AzHeC's first full-time Executive Director. AzHeC is a statewide non-profit that supports HIE, is Arizona's Regional Extension Center, and leads efforts surrounding e-prescribing and consumer engagement.

Mr. Tritle is a contributing editor/co-author of the recently-release HIMSS book entitled Engage! Transforming Healthcare Through Digital Patient Engagement, and has written or contributed to other books and white papers. Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP). He currently chairs both the HIMSS Social Media Task Force and the Health Record Banking Alliance Business Model Committee, and is on HIMSS eConnecting with Consumers Committee. He holds a B.A. with Honors in Asian Languages from Arizona State University. He has a passion for family, faith, wellness, nutrition and fitness, and is an avid reader and musician.

William Yasnoff, MD, PhD
Dr. Yasnoff, a well-known national leader in health informatics, heads a consulting firm that helps communities and organizations successfully develop health information infrastructure systems and solutions, and universities to organize and grow academic informatics programs.

He is also CEO of the non-profit Health Record Banking Alliance, which promotes community repositories of electronic health information under consumer control.

Previously, as Senior Advisor, National Health Information Infrastructure (NHII), at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, he initiated and organized activities leading to the President's creation of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, establishing the NHII as a widely-recognized national goal.

Earlier, he implemented the nation's first successful statewide immunization registry (in Oregon), then spent five years at CDC as a pioneer in the field of public health informatics, organizing the first national consensus agenda-setting conference in 2001 and co-editing the textbook Public Health Informatics and Information Systems.

He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics, and Professor of Informatics at Minnesota, Johns Hopkins, Louisville, and Illinois (Chicago). He was a Board Member of the American Medical Informatics Association in 2003-4, and has authored over 300 publications and presentations, including the "Health Information Infrastructure and Public Health Informatics" chapter in the 3rd Edition of the widely-used textbook Biomedical Informatics: Computer Applications in Healthcare and Medicine, and Personal Health Records: The Essential Missing Element in 21st Century Healthcare.

Dr. Yasnoff earned his Ph.D. in computer science and M.D. from Northwestern, received an honorary doctorate in public health from the University of Louisville in 2006, and was elected a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics in 1989.

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