Board Of Directors

CommonWell Health Alliance is led by a collaborative group of health information technology industry leaders who govern and guide the organization as it looks to improve access to patient health data through secure interoperability and data liquidity between systems.

Scott Schneider, Board Chairman & Evident (CPSI) REPRESENTATIVE

Scott Schneider currently serves as Executive Vice President at Evident (CPSI). He has been with Evident for 30 years, having begun his career at Evident in June 1983. Other positions previously held include Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development, Vice President of Sales, and Marketing and Sales Director. Prior to his career with Evident he was employed by NCR Corporation in its Computer Services division as a Marketing Manager in the Medical, Education, and Government sector. He attended the University of South Alabama where he graduated from in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.

Rob Newman, Board Vice-Chairman & Greenway Health Representative
Rob Newman, Vice President, Interoperability Services at Greenway Health™, has more than two decades’ experience in technology innovation. Rob joined Greenway Health in 1998, where he currently helps define enhancements to the Greenway Exchange™ cloud-based interoperability solution and the company’s other interoperability solutions. Additionally, Rob is executive sponsor for Greenway Interoperability University. Previously, he was responsible for Greenway Exchange R&D and had been a Software Developer and Prime Suite® Team Lead. Before Greenway Health, Rob was a Software Developer at Greenway Corporation, working on check sorter controller and multi-media storage/retrieval software. He also was with Sales Technologies, delivering sales force automation for the pharmaceutical industry. Rob received a BS in Computer Science from the University of West Georgia.

David McCallie, Board Treasurer & Cerner representative

Dr. David McCallie, senior vice president for Medical Informatics and Engineering Fellow at Cerner, is responsible for a research team focused on innovations in clinical informatics. His current research targets applications of semantic content extracted from the EHR using natural language parsing and machine learning techniques. Additionally, David works with industry collaborators to create vendor-neutral standards that foster EHR interoperability. He was a co-founder of CommonWell as well as helped create Direct, a standard for secure clinical messaging. David served for 6 years on the ONC HIT Standards Committee and remains active with ONC FACA workgroups. He is a member of the HL7 Advisory Council and is one of the founders of the Argonaut Project. David earned a BSEE from Duke and his MD from Harvard.

Evan Grossman, Board Secretary & athenahealth Representative
Evan Grossman, Vice President of EDI Services at athenahealth, is responsible for integration into and out of athenaNet and keeping over 600 million messages per month flowing smoothly. Prior to his current role, Evan oversaw athena’s consulting organization as well as was responsible for the athenaClinicals Electronic Health Record service. Evan joined athenahealth in 2010 after serving in senior management positions at several technology-based companies, most recently as Managing Director, EMEA Retail, for RedPrairie Corp. He has also been a consultant with McKinsey & Co. and a journalist with PC Week. He obtained a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.

Anne LeMaistre, Ascension representative
Joyce Anne LeMaistre, M.D., is the Senior Director of Clinical Informatics responsible for standardized implementation and optimization of enterprise clinical platforms. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 153 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Previously, from 2012-2017, Anne was the Senior Director for Clinical Information Systems at Ascension Information Services. From 2013-2017, Anne served on the federal Health Information Technology Standards Committee. From 2002-2012, she was the Chief Medical Information Officer at Seton Healthcare Family, Austin, TX.

Nick Knowlton, Brightree representative
Nick Knowlton is the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Brightree, a market leader in post-acute health information technology, where he leads the company’s initiatives and strategy for health care interoperability. He has championed dozens of interoperability projects across post-acute, ambulatory and acute care settings, and has worked for years to help establish a culture in the industry supportive of patient-centric interoperability. Nick has been with the Alliance since day one, as he led strategic initiatives for Greenway Health prior to joining the Brightree team, and served on the CommonWell board during that time as well. Nick also chairs the CommonWell membership committee.

Kris Joshi, Change Healthcare representative
Kris Joshi, PhD is EVP and President, Network Solutions, at Change Healthcare. Kris leads the largest healthcare network in the U.S., connecting payers, providers, pharmacies and labs, carrying more than $2 trillion in healthcare transactions every year from more than 200 million unique individuals and 800,000 providers. Previously, Kris was Global Vice President for Healthcare in Oracle Corporation′s Health Sciences Global Business Unit where he led the development of Oracle’s personalized medicine platform and led two major acquisitions for Oracle in the life sciences space. Kris was head of strategy for IBM’s global healthcare business and a consultant with McKinsey and Company in prior roles. Kris holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Caltech, and a Ph.D. in Physics from MIT.

Tushar Malhotra, eClinicalWorks representative
Tushar Malhotra, Director for Interoperability Strategy and Business Development at eClinicalWorks, has a decade of experience in the health IT industry and is responsible for defining solutions and services for integrating eClinicalWorks EMR with disparate systems and applications. In his current role, Tushar is overseeing the deployment of CommonWell Health Alliance and Carequality Interoperability Framework for eClinicalWorks customers and works on defining the interoperability roadmap with respect to these nationwide initiatives to improve provider to provider data exchange. Additionally, Tushar is involved in establishing new integration vendor partners for eClinicalWorks Open Interoperability platform utilizing FHIR. Tushar has a Master’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Massachusetts Amherst and Masters in Business Administration from Bentley University.

Lawrence O’Toole, MEDITECH representative
Larry O’Toole, Associate Vice President of the MEDITECH Strategy division, oversees the business development, product management, interoperability strategy and government affairs initiatives. Larry proudly served in the United States Army / Army National Guard, where he was awarded the Army’s prestigious Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding military leadership. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Salem State University, and his M.Ed. degree in Organizational Management from Endicott College. Larry sits on the board of the charitable organization, JB’s Keys to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He also works as an adjunct faculty member for Endicott College, Beverly, MA.

Micky Tripathi, Board Advisor, MAeHC
Micky Tripathi is the President and CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC), a non-profit health IT advisory and clinical data analytics company. Previously, Micky worked at the Boston Consulting Group, where he served as the founding President and CEO of the Indiana Health Information Exchange. He also worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, for which he received the Secretary of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award. He serves on the Board of Directors of the New England Health Exchange Network (NEHEN), the Sequoia Project, the CARIN Alliance, and the FHIR Foundation and as the Project Manager of the Argonaut Project. Micky holds a Ph.D. in political science from MIT, a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University and an AB in political science from Vassar College.