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Leadership Council

Facilitating the work of the Interoperability Matters public-private cooperative, the Leadership Council represents diverse perspectives from leaders in health IT. The council provide guidance to The Sequoia Project’s strategic priorities, informs feedback to policymakers, and leads in building education and resources for public good.

2021 Meeting Schedule: Bimonthly, 2nd Wednesdays starting 2/10/2021, 1-2 ET

Role and Responsibilities

  • Recommends priorities and provides strategic input to the Sequoia Board of Directors
  • Charters Workgroups, with Board approval
  • Oversees Workgroup process
  • Assures Public Advisory Forum input
  • Presents findings, recommendations, work products to Board
  • Sponsors Sequoia programs to lead in solving high impact challenges
  • Assures maximum transparency and stakeholder engagement


Members of The Sequoia Project designate a primary and alternate representative to the Leadership Council.

Interested in becoming a member?

Lee Barrett

Lee Barrett, co-chair


Michael Hodgkins, co-chair
American Medical Association

Bimonthly, 2nd Wednesdays starting 2/10/2021, 1-2 ET

This members-only webinar will cover important discussion topics. Leadership Council members receive access to a community area where discussions can continue in an online forum. They can also access meeting materials, and more.

Current Work

Leadership Council Roster

If you would like to receive more information about this Interoperability Matters, contact us.

American Medical Association, Michael Hodgkins – Co-chair

Apervita, Rick Howard

Athenahealth, TBD

Audacious Inquiry, Bill Howard

Azuba, Bart Carlson

Bay Health Medical Center, Angela Strano

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Rich Cullen

CalHIPSO, DeeAnne McCallin

California EMSA, Leslie Witten-Rood

Cedarbridge Group, Carol Robinson

Cerner, Hans Buitendijk

Collective Medical, Kat McDavitt

CommonSpirit, Sean Turner

Cenevia, Rene Cabral-Daniels

CRISP, David Horrocks

CyncHealth, Kevin Conway

CVS Health, Colleen Rackley-Cuda

Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN), Jan Lee

Dell Medical School, UT Health Austin, Aaron Miri

eClinicalWorks, Navi Gadhiok

eHealth Exchange, Jay Nakashima

EHNAC, Lee Barrett – Co-chair

etHIN, Leigh Sterling

Epic, Rob Klootwyk

First Genesis, Joe Chirco

Greenway Health, Amy Ming


Hawai’i Health Information Exchange, Frances Chan

Hancock Regional Hospital, Angie Soliday

HealthCatalyst, Ryan Barry

Health Gorilla, Steve Yaskin

Health and Hospital Corp of Mariann County, Rene Wyatt-Foston

HealthInfoNet/Cureous Innovations, TBD

Highmark Health, Mitch Kwiatkowski

HIMSS, Jeff Coughlin

HITRUST Alliance, Michael Parisi

Humana, Nancy Beavin

IHIE, Ammon Fillmore

Innovaccer, Ahish Dubey

Intermountain Healthcare, Stan Huff

Jackson Community Medical Record, Julie Lowry

Kaiser Permanente, Jamie Ferguson

Kno2, Alan Swenson

Leidos, Paul Slaughter

Lehigh Valley Health Network, Christina Roberts

lifeIMAGE, Matthew Michela

MatrixCare, Doc DeVore

Mayo Clinic, Bridget Leon

MedVirigina / Clareto, Steven Leighty

MiHIN, Shreya Patel

MRO, David Borden

NCHIEA (dba NCHealthConnex), Christie Burris

North Dakota HIN, Shila Blend

Netsmart, AJ Peterson

NextGen, Dan Werlin

NYeC, Valerie Grey

OCHIN, Jennifer Stoll

OneRecord, Jennifer Blumenthal

Optum, Brian Lumadue

Orion Health, Chad Peterson

PatientPing, Jitin Asnaani

San Diego Health Connect, Nicholas Hess

Santa Cruz HIO, Bill Beighe

Sharecare, Paula Dycaico

Skagit Regional Health, Michael Storlie

Social Security Administration, Melissa Ayres

Surescripts, Tara Dragert

Sutter Health, Steven Lane

Stanford Health Care, Matthew Eisenberg

Texas e-Health Alliance, Nora Belcher

Updox, Michael Witting

Veterans Administration, Jeffrey Anderson, MD

WOMBA, Moti Mitteldorf

Zane Networks, Luigi Leblanc

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