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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.

2022 Meeting Schedule: Quarterly (February 9, June 8, October 12), 1-2:30 ET

Specially-called meeting: 4/27/2022, 12-1pm 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

Lee Barrett

Stan Huff, MD, co-chair
Graphite Health

Quarterly, 2nd Wednesdays starting 2/9/2022, 1-2:30 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 Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), Amy Moser

American Medical Association, Matt Reid

Athenahealth, TBD

Audacious Inquiry, Kory Mertz

Avaneer Health, Gabriela Pelin

Azuba, Bart Carlson

Bay Health Medical Center, Angela Strano

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Rich Cullen

California EMSA, Leslie Witten-Rood

Cedarbridge, Carol Robinson

Cerner, Hans Buitendijk

Collective Medical, Kat McDavitt

CommonSpirit, Sean Turner

CompliancePro Solutions, Kelly McLendon

CRISP, Ryan Bramble

CyncHealth, Kevin Conway

CVS Health, Colleen Rackley-Cuda

Dedalus, Kevin Lampi

Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN), Jan Lee

Dell Medical School, UT Health Austin, Andrea Daugherty

East Tennessee Health Information Network (etHIN), Leigh Sterling

eClinicalWorks, Navi Gadhiok

eHealth Exchange, Jay Nakashima

Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission, Inc (EHNAC), Lee Barrett – Co-chair

Epic, Rob Klootwyk

Evernorth, Kyle Tucker


GigaTech, Scott Bradshaw

Graphite Health, Stan Huff – Co-chair

Greenway Health, Stephanie Jamison

HCA, William Gregg

Hawai’i Health Information Exchange, Frances Chan

HealthCatalyst, Ryan Barry

Health Gorilla, Steve Yaskin

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

HealthInfoNet/Cureous Innovations, TBD

Highmark Health, TBD

HIMSS, Jeff Coughlin

HITRUST Alliance, Michael Parisi

HonorHealth, Glynn Hollis

Humana, Nancy Beavin, Blake Hall

Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE), John Kansky

Imprado, David Grinberg

Intermountain Healthcare, Sid Thornton

Kaiser Permanente, Jamie Ferguson

Kno2, Matt Becker

Leidos, Johnathon Brett

Lehigh Valley Health Network, Christina Roberts

lifeIMAGE, Matthew Michela

MatrixCare, Doc DeVore

Mayo Clinic, Bridget Leon

MedAllies, John Blair III

MedVirigina / Clareto, Steven Leighty

Mednition, Christian Reilly


Midato Health, Dawn Bonder

Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN), Shreya Patel

MRO, Rita Bowen

NCHIEA (dba NCHealthConnex), Christie Burris

Netsmart, AJ Peterson

NextGen, Dan Werlin

New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), Jennifer D’Angelo

North Dakota HIN, Shila Blend

New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC,) David Horrocks

OCHIN, Jennifer Stoll

OneRecord, Jennifer Blumenthal

Optum, Michelle Miller

Orion Health, Chad Peterson

Santa Cruz HIO, Bill Beighe

Sharecare, Paula Dycaico

Social Security Administration, Melissa Ayres

Surescripts, Tara Dragert

Sutter Health, Steven Lane

Stanford Health Care, Matthew Eisenberg

Texas e-Health Alliance, Nora Belcher

Veterans Administration, Jeffrey Anderson, MD

Virginia Health Information, Kyle Russell

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