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The Consortium's activities are directed by a Board of Directors, which consists of representatives from member-organizations. An Executive Committee acts on behalf of the Board of Directors during the intervals between meetings of the Board of Directors. Daily activities of the Consortium are managed by the Executive Director, who is appointed by the Board of Directors.

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The Consortium's activities are directed by a Board of Directors, consisting of representatives from member-organizations.

Executive Committee

An Executive Committee acts on behalf of the Board of Directors during the intervals between meetings of the Board of Directors.

Don Mon

Donald T. Mon, PhD
RTI International

As a Senior Director, Don leads the Standards and Interoperability practice in the Center for the Advancement of Health Information Technology at RTI International. He has 30+ years of experience in the areas of health information management/technology (HIM/HIT) and informatics practice, research, and advocacy. He is a national and international leader in the development of health/HIT policy and functional, data, and interoperability standards for electronic health records (EHRs), personal health records (PHRs) and health information exchange (HIE).

Prior to joining RTI, Don led the American Health Information Management Association's (AHIMA) professional practice initiatives. There, he was instrumental in transitioning the Secretariat and Administrator functions of ISO Technical Committee 215-Health Informatics (ISO/TC 215) and the US Technical Advisory Group (US TAG) over to AHIMA, helped establish the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT), and worked on a number of federal HIT projects. As chief information officer and assistant dean in the Biological Sciences Division/Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago, he implemented HIPAA initiatives and enhanced its computing capacity through a $1.6 million Center of Excellence award. He has also developed IT strategic and business process re-engineering plans, and helped design, develop, and maintain large scale databases and information systems for Catholic Healthcare West; University of Illinois at Chicago; Premier, Inc.; the Oracle Corporation; Rush University Medical Center, and Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital.

He is currently Chair of Health Level Seven (HL7) International, a co-chair of the HL7 EHR Work Group, President of the Public Health Data Standards Consortium (PHDSC), Vice Convener of Work Group 1-Data Standards in ISO/TC 215, a Subject Matter Expert in the US TAG, and has served on numerous EHR, PHR, quality measurement, and secondary data use, and healthcare transformation expert panels.

Eileen Storey

Eileen Storey
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, CDC
Vice-President for Federal Agencies (Federal Agency Liaison)

Eileen Storey, MD, MPH is Chief of the Surveillance Branch, Division of Respiratory Disease Studies at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Storey is leading an effort across NIOSH to ensure the integration of information regarding the work history of patients in the electronic clinical record to improve patient care and to support public health surveillance efforts. Prior to joining NIOSH, Dr. Storey was on the faculty at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine where she was Chief of the Division of Public Health and Population Sciences in the Department of Medicine and co-Director of the Center for Public Health and Health Policy of the University of Connecticut. She practiced occupational medicine, taught students and public health students, and conducted research focused on indoor environments and respiratory disease. She completed her Medical Degree and an MPH at Harvard University in 1978, Internal Medicine training at West Virginia University in 1981, and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Occupational Medicine.

Kathleen Cook

Kathleen Cook, RN, BSN
Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD)
Information and Fiscal Management (IFM) Division
Vice President for State and Local Agencies

Kathleen Cook is the manager of Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department's Information & Fiscal Management Division. She develops, coordinates, and administers department budget and fiscal services, information management and technology, and general business activities. She has 25 years of experience as the department's CIO and CFO, 30 years of local public health experience, and 30 years of informatics-related experience. 2012 priorities include 1) expanding the use of dashboard applications across the department including quality control, surveillance and daily work performance support; 2) Updating the Information Technology Strategic Plan to support the Department's Strategic Plan and to reflect planning with the state health department to improve surveillance capacity. She has been active on NACCHO's Informatics Workgroup and their representative to PHDSC as well as a member of NAPHIT.

Ken Pool

Ken Pool
OZ Systems

Dr. Ken Pool is chairman of the board and chief operating officer of OZ Systems, a company he founded with Dr. Terese Finitzo in 1996 to assure quality in newborn screening and early education initiatives.

Dr. Pool is a board certified neurologist and clinical electrophysiologist, who brings extensive experience as a physician health care informaticist. He has served on the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology and the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology. His 20 years of experience in clinical and academic medicine included educating medical students and neurology residents, as well as physical therapists, speech language pathologists and audiologists.

With more than 15 years of experience in the health information technology sector, Dr. Pool has been a contributor on projects at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Library of Medicine and the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Children and Newborns. He is currently chair of the HL7 PHER. He is a member of Integrating the Health Care Enterprise (IHE) and the Mountain States Regional Genetic Collaborative, and Secretary of the Texas e-Health Alliance. He and his team have given numerous presentations related to optimizing education and health care, building public health capacity, health information technology, health care information technology standards, quality of care improvements related to technology.

Dr. Pool has been awarded patents for computer-automated implementation of user-definable decision rules for medical diagnostic or screening interpretations; and for hierarchical analysis for processing brain stem signals to define a prominent wave.

He holds a Bachelor of Science from Southern Methodist University and a Medical Doctor from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, where he also held his internship in internal medicine. He held his residency in clinical neurology and neurophysiology, as well as his fellowship in electrophysiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.

Susan Salkowitz

John Odden
Coto Partners

John Odden assists healthcare providers, plans and vendors with optimizing the performance of their operations infrastructure and business partner networks. Mr. Odden has over 25 years' experience including significant background in healthcare customer service centers, information technology, patient safety improvement, e-health strategies, partner / alliance business development and biodefense. Prior to founding and developing his management consulting practice with a focus on healthcare information technology, Mr. Odden served as VP for Business Development and a principal corporate officer for a publicly traded biodefense company (SIGA Technologies), as VP of Global Customer Solutions based in the MedPlus division of S&P 500 leader Quest Diagnostics, and as a VP of a publicly traded Healthcare IT Consulting Firm (First Consulting Group). His clients include academic medical centers, leading Integrated Delivery Networks, large physician group practices, health plans, health maintenance organizations, life sciences and pharmaceutical companies, start-up biomedical, biodefense and medical device companies, the National Institutes of Health and the Department Of Defense.

B.S. California Institute of Technology (Mathematics) Studied at the Harvard Business School

Founder & Board Member, Collaborative For Universal Health
Chair, AIIM PDF Healthcare Working Group
Board Member, Federation for Identity and Cross-Credentialing Systems
Interim Leadership Team, MLK Community Hospital, Los Angeles, CA


Daily activities of the Consortium are managed by the Executive Director appointed by the Board of Directors.

Anna Orlova

Anna Orlova, PhD
Executive Director

Dr. Anna Orlova is a Visiting Associate Professor at the Division of Health Sciences Informatics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (SOM) and an Associate, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is also a Clinical Associate Professor at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Dr. Orlova is a member of the Johns Hopkins SOM’s Executive Committee for the National Library of Medicine’s Training Program on Health Sciences Informatics and the NLM/Robert Woods Johnson Foundation Public Health Informatics program.  She started her informatics career at the All-Union Institute of Scientific and Technical Information in Moscow, Russia where she led the development of large-scale information systems on industrial wastes. Her informatics interests are in the areas of the Electronic Health Record Systems (EHRS) applications for public health and health information technology standards.