Board of Directors

CommonWell Health Alliance is led by a collaborative group of health information technology industry leaders who govern and guide the organization.

Nick Knowlton, Board Chairman & Brightree Representatives

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 also represents Brightree on the boards of the Home Care Technology Association of America (HCTAA) and the Private Duty Home Care Association (PDHCA), which are both affiliates of NAHC.

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.

Lawrence O’Toole, Board Vice Chairman & 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.

Kashif Rathore, Board Treasurer & Cerner Representative

Kashif Rathore, vice president, Interoperability, oversees Cerner’s strategies and solutions for interoperability.

A 20-year veteran in the Health Information Technology industry, Kashif began his career with Cerner in 1998, He served a number of different technical and leadership roles, including being part of the leadership team that developed and implemented Cerner’s interoperability solutions since inception.

Kashif earned an executive MBA from the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He received Bachelor’s degrees in management information systems and Mathematics from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond and the University of the Punjab in Pakistan, respectfully.

Anne LeMaistre, Ascension Representative

Joyce Anne LeMaistre, M.D., is the Vice President Enterprise Apps and Platforms 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, 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.

Justin Seger, athenahealth Representative

Justin Seger currently serves as Vice President for Clinicals Engineering at athenahealth.

He has been with athenahealth for more than 12 years with most of that time spent in a variety of engineering and product roles supporting the athenaClinicals product. During that time, he led the engineering team that built out early interoperability capabilities including athena’s initial connection to CommonWell and was one of the original members of the CommonWell Standards, Technology and Implementation Group (STIG). Prior to athena, Justin spent more than 7 years in healthcare both working and volunteering as an EMT and Paramedic.

Justin holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Scott Schneider, CPSI Representative

Scott Schneider currently serves as Executive Vice President at CPSI (Evident and American HealthTech).

He has been with CPSI for more than 35 years, holding executive positions including Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development, Vice President of Sales, and Marketing and Sales Director. Prior to his career with CPSI, he was employed by NCR Corporation in its Computer Services division as a Marketing Manager in the Medical, Education and Government sector.

Scott attended the University of South Alabama where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.

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.

David Cohen, Greenway Health Representative

David Cohen is Senior Vice President of Product Management at Greenway Health. In this role, he leads strategy and execution of solutions and services supporting practices in the ambulatory market.

Previously, David worked at Cerner, where he was responsible for artificial intelligence and machine learning initiatives. He has more than 20 years of enterprise information technology leadership experience, including the most recent 15 years focused on healthcare.

David has a bachelor’s degree in integrated science and mathematics from Northwestern University, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and a certificate in healthcare leadership from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, an international honor society for business, and a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Julia Adler-Milstein, Board Advisor, CLIIR

Dr. Julia Adler-Milstein is an Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Clinical Informatics and Improvement Research (CLIIR) at UCSF. She is recognized as the nation’s top researcher in health IT policy, with a specific focus on electronic health records and interoperability.

Julia has published more than 100 influential papers; is a member of the National Academy of Medicine; testified before the US Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee; been named one of the top 10 influential women in health IT; and won numerous awards.

Julia holds a PhD in Health Policy from Harvard and spent the past six years on the faculty at University of Michigan prior to joining UCSF as an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine and the inaugural director of CLIIR.

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, HL7, and the HL7 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.