Planning Committee

2016 Conference Co-Chairs
Nedra Garret, MS
Senior Advisor for Informatics
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Chris Aldridge, MSW
Senior Director, Infectious Disease and Informatics
National Association of County and City Health Officials
State Health Department Representatives
Marty LaVenture, PhD, MPH
Director, Office of Health Information Technology
Minnesota Department of Health
Bryant Karras, MD
Public Health Informatics Officer
State of Washington, Department of Health
Local Health Department Representatives
Julia Gunn, RN, MPH
Director, Communicable Disease Control Division
Boston Public Health Commission
Matthew Roberts, DrPH
Informatics Project Manager
Chicago Department of Health
Eric Bakota, MS
Houston Health Department
Academic Representatives
Mark Conde
Director, Informatics
School of Public Health, Emory University
Shaun Grannis, MD, MS, FAAFP
Associate Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics
Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
Federal Representatives
Dan Chaput
Public Health Analyst
Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Herman Tolentino, MD
Acting Director, Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Private Sector Representatives
Walter Suarez, MD, MPH
Executive Director, Health IT Strategy and Policy
Kaiser Permanente
William Yasnoff, MD, PhD, FACMI
Managing Partner
National Health Information Infrastructure Advisors
Non-Profit and Other Partner Representatives
David Ross, PhD
Public Health Informatics Institute
Roland Gamache, PhD, MBA
John Loonsk, MD, FACMI
Chief Medical Information Officer
CGI Federal
American Medical Informatics Association
Paula Soper, MS, MPH, PMP
Senior Director
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Jeff Engel, MD
Executive Director
Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists


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