eHI Staff

(in alphabetical order)

Jennifer Covich Bordenick
Chief Executive Officer

For over 20 years, Jennifer has focused on quality and innovative technology solutions to transform healthcare. As CEO, she provides leadership for research, education and advocacy components of eHealth Initiative and Foundation (eHI). Convening senior executives from every group in healthcare to discuss, identify, and share best practices that transform the delivery of healthcare. Focus areas: improving health and wellness through innovative solutions; interoperability; privacy concerns; artificial intelligence; payment models to support innovative care; and tech tools for chronic care. She led development of dozens of national surveys and published groundbreaking reports. As part of her work with the Foundation, she led grants with California Health Care Foundation, Commonwealth Fund, Aetna Foundation and Bristol Meyers Squibb Foundation. Jennifer is co-chair of the Federal HIT Policy Committee’s Strategy and Innovation Workgroup; member of the HL7 Board of Directors; and a member of the Diabetes Collaborative Stakeholder Panel. Jennifer is a faculty member for the MHA and MHIA graduate programs at George Washington University. Prior to joining eHI, Jennifer headed up the strategic marketing at OpenNetworks, Inc., focusing on security solutions for the healthcare industry. She led healthcare industry relations at MicroStrategy, Inc., focusing on data-mining solutions for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. She spent four years at the National Committee for Quality Assurance as Director of Policy and Product Development, helping develop national quality standards for healthcare organizations. Jennifer began her career at the George Washington University Hospital, Medical Center and Health Plan working on quality management initiatives, clinical pathways and healthcare administration. Jennifer earned a master's in Human Resource Development,completed coursework in health administration doctoral program at GWU, and resides in Maryland with her husband and two children.

Amy Eckenroth
Senior Vice President

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.

Claudia Ellison
Director of Programs & Services

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.

Ticia Gerber
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.


Alice Leiter
Vice President & Senior Counsel

Alice is a health regulatory lawyer with a specialty in health information privacy law and policy. She previously worked as a Senior Associate at the law firm Hogan Lovells, where she worked with clients on Medicare and Medicaid pricing and reimbursement. Alice spent several years as policy counsel at two different non-profit organizations, the National Partnership for Women & Families and the Center for Democracy & Technology. She currently sits on the DC HIE Policy Board, as well as the boards of Beauvoir School, Educare DC, and DC Greens, the latter of which she chairs. She received her B.A. in human biology from Stanford University and her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. Alice and her husband, Michael, live in Washington, D.C. with their four children.



Emma Valinski
Coordinator & Policy Analyst



Courtney Watson
Manager, Membership & Administrative Services



Nekose Wills
Senior Communications Manager

Nekose has more than fifteen years of health communications and program management experience with national and international non-profit organizations headquartered in Washington, DC. She has also worked for healthcare and university systems in San Diego, CA. In addition to her skills creating communications content, writing, and editing, her other areas of expertise include organizational development; infrastructure building; administration; and program planning and implementation. Nekose is a committed social justice advocate and has directed multiple women’s health programs, for various entities; managed civil society building programs in the Middle East & North Africa; and served as the Deputy Director of an international NGO dedicated to eradicating modern-day slavery. She is adept at bridging internal & external stakeholder requirements, providing technical and programmatic guidance, and producing clear and engaging content. Her portfolio website,, contains more information on her professional credentials.