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Management

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JENNIFER COVICH BORDENICK

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

For over twenty years, Jennifer has focused on quality and technology solutions for healthcare. Jennifer has served as Chief Executive Officer since 2009, providing leadership for all the research, education and advocacy components. Working closely with executives from across the spectrum of healthcare, she has helped refine the organization’s strategic focus to concentrate on interoperability; data use and access; and clinical and business motivators. She has led the development of national surveys and published groundbreaking reports on data exchange, mhealth, social media, accountable care, data and analytics, telemedicine and chronic care technology. As part of her work with the eHealth Initiative Foundation, she has led projects for the California Health Care Foundation and Commonwealth Fund. Jennifer is co-chair of the Federal HIT Policy Committee’s Strategy and Innovation Workgroup; member of the HL7 Advisory Council and a member of the Diabetes Collaborative Stakeholder Panel.

Jennifer joined eHealth Initiative in 2002 supporting the then emerging electronic prescribing efforts, privacy, and health information exchange. Prior to joining eHealth Initiative, Jennifer headed healthcare industry relations at MicroStrategy, Inc. and OpenNetworks, focusing on security and data-mining solutions for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. She spent four years at the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as Director of Policy and Product Development, helping develop national quality standards for health plans. Jennifer began her career at the George Washington University, Medical Center and Health Plan working on quality management initiatives, clinical pathways and healthcare administration. Jennifer earned a master's degree in Human Resource Development, and bachelor's degree in Psychology. She completed coursework in the doctoral program in healthcare administration at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. She resides in Maryland with her husband and two children.

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AMY ECKENROTH

VICE PRESIDENT MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Since 2010, Amy has been responsible for managing eHI's current membership, as well as new member and sponsorship revenue. Prior to eHI, she served for three years as Director of Major Donor Programs for the League of Conservation Voters, where she was responsible for raising money from individual donors through personal solicitations, direct mail and events. Prior to joining LCV, she was a fundraising consultant for several U.S. House and Senate candidates and numerous non-profit organizations. Amy also served for three years as the Vice President of Development for the Public Forum Institute, where she managed a fundraising operation that raised corporate sponsorship dollars and secured government and foundation grant money. Amy started her career as a Fundraising Associate, working for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and went on to serve as the District Scheduler in San Francisco for the Majority Leader of the California Assembly. A native of Connecticut, Amy graduated from Villanova University in PA.

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ERIK JOHNSON

SENIOR ADVISOR

Erik is an independent consultant, speaker and author on issues regarding payment and delivery reform in the acute and post-acute care settings. Erik was most recently Senior Vice President at Avalere Health, where he ran its Healthcare Networks consulting practice and oversaw new product development. At Avalere, Erik assisted healthcare systems in determining how to adopt to value-based payment models, assessing accountable care and bundled payment models, and guiding overall strategic development. Erik also worked with numerous health IT companies in responding to emergent public policy issues around the meaningful use of electronic health records and data exchange. Prior to joining Avalere, Johnson was a Managing Director with Manatt Health Solutions, heading the D.C. office and leading long-term customer engagements focusing on the application of health IT to clinical challenges and opportunities, with a specific focus on clinical decision support and developing patient-centered medical home strategies for large integrated delivery networks. He previously spent five years at the Advisory Board COmpany as Managing Director for its health IT and hospital finance research practices, respectively. From 1998-2003, Erik served in various management and executive capacities at MicroStrategy. He started his career in health care in 1992, as a budget examiner and deputy branch chief for Health Finance in the Office of Management and BUdget, Erik has an AB with honors and distinction from Stanford University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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VIRGINIA RIEHL

SENIOR ADVISOR

Virginia Riehl began working in healthcare information technology more than 30 years ago when she managed one of the first networked health care delivery systems in the country. Since that time, she overhauled and managed IT systems to support managed care organizations, health care delivery systems, and clinical trials. She specializes in optimizing the value of IT investments by health care organizations by facilitating strategic planning, project management, system acquisition, system design, development, and implementation, and operational redesign to match the requirements of new applications. Ms. Riehl has also supported government and non-profit organizations in developing analyses and recommendations for healthcare IT direction and policy, including the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Veterans Administration, Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, eHealth Initiative Connecting for Health project, NCQA Roadmap for Information Systems, HL7, and the Clinical Information Modeling Initiative (CIMI).

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Claudia Ellison

Director of Member Engagement

Claudia M. Ellison is a healthcare professional with over 20 years experience in both the private and non profit sectors. She has worked for organizations such as the Austin Diagnostic Clinic, Texas Health Institute, eHealth Initiative and Lone Star Circle of Care. Claudia’s experience includes building stakeholder collaboratives, managing state and federal grants, developing healthcare curriculums for public health managers; and working within a healthcare organization managing the implementation of a patient portal. She received her Masters degree in Health Education from the University of Virginia.

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Ticia Gerber, MHS/HP

Senior Advisor

Ticia Gerber has worked for two decades with legislators, regulators, international agencies, donors and civil society to achieve public policy change and identify the funding and cooperation needed for better health worldwide. Internationally, she led a project at the United Nations’ World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, facilitating the development of policy implementation knowledge and resources for health information systems. She was also a key figure in securing bipartisan Congressional support for eHealth legislation within the United States.

Ms. Gerber is a Senior Advisor for the eHealth Initiative, with which she has a relationship of more than a decade and the Director of Global Partnerships and Policy for Health Level Seven International. In addition, she founded the Integrative Center for eHealth (ICE). Among her long-term collaborators and clients is the Rockefeller Foundation for whom she has advised on eHealth and health system transformation issues. Ms. Gerber holds a Master’s Degree in Health Science/Health Policy from Johns Hopkins University.