Executive Leadership

Paul L Wilder, Executive Director

Paul L Wilder, Executive Director of CommonWell Health Alliance, is leading the organization as it enters a new chapter in its pursuit of empowering clinicians, practitioners and individuals with interoperability services via its robust, nationwide network. With more than two decades of experience in health IT, Paul has held various roles focusing on imaging, clinical informatics, and interoperability.

Prior to joining CommonWell, Paul was Vice President of Strategy & Business Development for Philips Interoperability Solutions. He also spent close to 10 years with one of the largest regional HIE networks in the world, the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC)—serving as its Chief Information Officer, Vice President of Product Management and Program Director for NYeC’s Regional Extension Center. During his time with the NYeC, he helped nearly 10,000 primary care providers attest to Meaningful Use and solidified the state’s status as one of the national leaders in health IT adoption. Each role enabled him to work and hear directly from providers and end-users of Electronic Health Records (EHRs)—which gives him an important perspective as a leader in health IT adoption and execution.

Prior to joining the NYeC, Paul spent more than a decade in health care with a focus on information technologies at McKesson, Fujifilm Medical Systems and GE Healthcare. Paul is passionate about transforming our health care delivery system nationwide.

Paul received his Master of Business Administration from New York University with a concentration in Finance and Operations. Paul also holds two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania – one from the College of Arts and Sciences in Economics and the other from the School of Engineering and Applied Science in Biomedical Science. He lives in the New York area with his wife, two daughters and their newest family member, their dog Penny.

Liz Buckle, Director of Product

Liz Buckle, Director of Product at CommonWell, is responsible for overseeing the execution of the Alliance vision and roadmap both with the expansion of new use cases and enhancing existing ones.

Liz’s journey into the health care and technology space began many years ago, when she worked at her dad’s cardiology practice in Parkersburg, WV. There, she helped the practice transition from paper charts to their first electronic health record.

Liz was the Product Manager of Interoperability Solutions at Greenway Health, one of the founding members of CommonWell, where she was the P&L owner for all interoperability solutions including Greenway Exchange, CommonWell, Direct Messaging, APIs, and medical device integration. While in this role, Liz was responsible for overseeing the development and integration of CommonWell services into the Intergy platform. She also served as the Deployment and Utilization Co-Chair for CommonWell.

Liz received her Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Data Analytics from University of North Carolina Wilmington, a Master of Arts in Communication from Missouri State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication with a focus on Healthcare and Organizational Communication from Ohio University.

Liz lives in Wilmington, NC, with her two children and black lab.

Courney Baker, Marketing Manager

Courtney Baker, Marketing Manager

Courtney Baker, Marketing Manager at CommonWell, is responsible for developing and executing strategic marketing initiatives to promote and raise awareness of the Alliance.

Courtney began her career in healthcare by working full-time doing medical credentialing while attending Michigan State University. After graduating, Courtney transitioned to the Business Administrator for the credentialing company under their owner, Medical Advantage Group.

Courtney’s career transitioned to health information technology just a few years after her graduate program with Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN), where she played a pivotal role in the expansion of the marketing and brand awareness of MiHIN and its subsequent subsidiaries, Velatura and Interoperability Institute. During her role there, she was Director of Marketing and launched a new brand identity for MiHIN, while also establishing the brand for five other subsidiaries, launched a newsletter, social media platforms, and lead the annual Connecting Michigan for Health Conference. She also sat on several internal teams such as People & Culture, Business Management Team, Product Strategy, and the Agile Team.

Courtney received her Master of Arts from Gonzaga University in Communications and Leadership and a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University.

Courtney lives in Ionia, Michigan with her husband, four children, 3 dogs, 4 cats and spends her evenings and weekends tending to their 60 acres of wooded property. She also enjoys cooking, singing, and blogging in her spare time.