The eHealth Commission is made up of 9 to 15 members appointed by the Governor including those with experience and knowledge in primary health care delivery, behavioral health care deliver, health insurance, non-profit Health IT-related community organizations, interoperability and data exchange, consumer engagement in health care and health care quality measures. The eHealth Commission includes private sector and consumer representation along with the public sector, ensuring a holistic approach to the future of Health IT in Colorado.
Annie Harrington, Chief Legal Officer, CORHIO
eHealth Commission Advisor
Annie Harrington is the Chief Legal Officer for the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO). In this role, she ensures CORHIO’s compliance with healthcare policy regulations, emerging data privacy laws, and other evolving regulatory areas. Prior to joining CORHIO, Annie was a Principal with Squire Patton Boggs, an international law firm. She provided regular legal counsel on data privacy, regulatory compliance, and public policy matters to healthcare clients, including CORHIO. She brings a great deal of expertise on HIPAA, HITECH, and 42 CFR Part 2 compliance and is accustomed to negotiating complex data agreements with unique data privacy questions and to devising and executing public policy strategies at the state and federal levels. Annie serves as co-chair of the Advisory Committee for SHIEC and represents Health Information Exchange as an eHealth Commissioner for the Office of eHealth Innovation. Annie has her Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, her Master’s degree in Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania, and her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Colorado School of Law.
Antonio Martinez, Executive Director, Colorado Broadband Office
Appointed in February 2021, Anthony (Antonio) Sean Martinez is the second-ever Executive Director to lead the Colorado Broadband Office. He is responsible for driving the state’s broadband strategy in close collaboration with other state agencies. He also continues to grow the strong public and private sector relationships in communities to support broadband expansion throughout Colorado.
He joined the state after serving 32 years in a myriad of federal leadership positions under six government administrations. He has served as a U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Dept. of Treasury Advisor to the Chief Operations Officer, U.S. Dept. of Energy Deputy Director, and most recently a Director at the U.S. Dept. of State. A combat veteran, Martinez has served in Afghanistan, Iraq and North Africa. A fifth generation Colorado native from the San Luis Valley, Martinez graduated from Antonito High School, holds a Bachelor of Science from the United States Air Force Academy and earned a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University.
Dr. Arthur Davidson MD, MSPH, Director of Public Health Informatics, Denver Health
Dr. Arthur Davidson, a family physician, served as a Denver Health community health center clinician and director of Public Health Informatics, Epidemiology and Preparedness at Denver Public Health over more than 3 decades. He continues building informatics applications supporting greater integration of clinical care, community and public health initiatives. He currently serves as a commissioner on the Colorado eHealth Commission. He was the principal investigator for an AHRQ contract that resulted in founding the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO). He has served on multiple HHS Federal Advisory Committees and was a founding member of the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee in the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT. He served on the Colorado State Innovation Model grant Advisory Committee and HIT workgroup. He is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Committee in Colorado’s School of Public Health. He is an associate professor in the Schools of Public Health and Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and mentors clinicians in health services research through training programs at the Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science.
Carrie Paykoc, Director, Colorado's Office of eHealth Innovation (OeHI)
As Colorado’s Interim Director of the Office of eHealth Innovation (OeHI) and State Health IT Coordinator with the Governor’s Office of eHealth Innovation, Carrie provides strategic leadership and coordination for health information technology, health information exchange, and data sharing statewide and across Colorado’s state health agencies. Carrie has over 15 years of healthcare experience in both not-for-profit and private organizations- in both clinical and administrative roles. Carrie holds an MBA-Health Administration, Masters in Managing Organizations with an emphasis in sustainability, and Bachelor of Science from the University of Colorado at Denver.
Chris Underwood, Deputy Chief of Staff, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF)
Chris Underwood serves as the as the Deputy Chief of Staff for the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. Mr. Underwood joined the Department in 2000 as a statistical analyst. During his time with the Department, Mr. Underwood has held the leadership positions over various areas, including developing strategies for systems development and operations for client eligibility, health care claims processing, and health information technology on behalf of the Department. Previously he had oversight of the various safety net programs, and projects to maximize federal Medicaid revenue.
Chris Wells, Ph.D., M.S., Director of the Center for Health and Environmental Data (CHED), Department of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)
Christopher S. Wells (Ph.D., M.S.) currently serves as the Director of the Center for Health and Environmental Data (CHED) at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). In this role, Dr. Wells provides leadership and management, strategic analysis and planning, and the coordination and oversight of information systems that support all public health programs at CDPHE. Dr. Wells directs the integration of public health program processes and systems, and supports the Department’s public health strategies related to digital transformation. Dr. Wells also leads efforts to improve data dissemination and interoperability, and provides scientific and technical guidance on all CDPHE HIT related projects.
Dr. Wells earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Science, with an emphasis in Health Information Technology, from the University of Colorado in 2012. He also earned his Master of Science in Environmental Health, Epidemiology, from Colorado State University, and Bachelor of Science in Biology, from the University of Puget Sound.
David Mok-Lamme, Sr. Community Research Analyst, Rocky Mountain Health Plans
eHealth Commission Co-Chair
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Jason Greer, CEO, Colorado Community Managed Care Network (CCMCN)
eHealth Commission Advisor
Jason Greer is the CEO of the Colorado Community Managed Care Network (CCMCN). Jason has been working in the technology field for 30 years and he has spent the last 19 years focusing on leveraging innovative technology and data strategies to improve outcomes with the safety net organizations in Colorado. At CCMCN, Jason is focused on using data and technology to help create meaningful and measurable change to support Colorado’s vulnerable populations.
Jason McRoy, Director Of Analytics, Quality Health Network (QHN)
eHealth Commission Advisor
Jason McRoy is the Analytics Director for Quality Health Network (QHN), a health information exchange service Western Colorado. With over 18 years of experience in the human services and health industries, Jason has worked collaboratively with community and government agencies to implement innovative solutions to improve the delivery of health and human services. Prior to joining QHN Jason McRoy previously held leadership roles with IBM Watson Health, Boulder County Housing and Human Services and the City and County of Denver. After many years in the Denver Metro area, Jason and his family now call the Gunnison Valley and area south of Crested Butte home.
Kaakpema “KP” Yelpaala, CEO and Founder, access.mobile International
Kaakpema, who goes by “KP,” is the CEO and Founder of access.mobile International. He is an entrepreneur and public health practitioner with a deep understanding of health systems and over 15 years of experience working across the public and private sectors in the United States, East and West Africa, and the Caribbean. He is an expert in national scale health program implementation, technology innovation and the intersection of health and technology policy.
Prior to founding access.mobile in 2011, KP worked at Dalberg Global Development Advisors and served as one of the early employees of the Clinton Health Access Initiative. KP serves on the Yale School of Public Health Leadership Council, COVID Check Colorado Advisory Board, American Hospital Association Rural Health Insights Leadership Forum, and the Expert Council of Axios International. He has taught at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies and was appointed to and served on the Governor of Colorado’s Small Business Council.
KP is recognized internationally for developing mobile health engagement solutions and for translating digital health innovations and learnings across markets. He is a regular speaker in international forums and has been featured in media outlets including CNN, CNBC, and NPR. KP holds an MPH from the Yale School of Public Health and a BA with Honors from Brown University.
Kevin Stansbury, MS, JD, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, Lincoln Health
Kevin Stansbury serves as the CEO at Lincoln Community Hospital in Hugo, CO. Kevin has over 35 years in healthcare, primarily in community hospitals. He has served in roles in hospital administration, strategic planning, healthcare project planning and service in emerging economies. His work has taken him not only across the United States but all over the globe, most recently Nigeria, Ethiopia and Vietnam. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Colorado Hospital Association. He has also served on a variety of State and national task forces supporting the cause of rural health. Recently Mr. Stansbury was appointed by Governor Polis to the e-Health Commission. Mr. Stansbury is a founding member of the Eastern Plains Health Consortium. Mr. Stansbury received his BS in Business Administration from the University of Wyoming, MS in Health Services Administration from Central Michigan University and he received his JD with honors from the University Of Wyoming College Of Law. Kevin and his wife Jennifer have three grown children, a daughter in Denver with one of their grandchildren, a daughter and son-in-law in Firestone, Colorado with their other five grandchildren; and a son who lives in Wichita, Kansas.
Michael Archuleta, Chief Information Officer, Mt. San Rafael Hospital
Recognized as a Top Hospital and Health System CIO to know and named a Rising Star in Healthcare, Michael is a cutting edge, innovative, visionary leader who possesses strong leadership skills with extensive experience and a proven track record of driving increased levels of productivity, profits, high integrity customer relationship skills and expert problem-solving approaches. Michael is an active member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, a technology and cybersecurity advisor to several startups and an active speaker within the field of Health Information Technology.
Under Michael’s guidance and leadership, Mt San Rafael Hospital became one of the leading hospitals in the State of Colorado for leveraging advanced technology to enhance the patient and provider experience. With Michael’s innovative, driven approach, the hospital met HIMSS Analytics Stage Six, a feat only reached by thirty percent of U.S. hospitals. Leveraging advanced Information Technology to improve performance for value-based health care in the areas of infrastructure, business, administrative management, quality, safety, and clinical integration the Information Technology Department has also been presented the 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Healthcare’s Most Wired Award which is given annually to the top hospitals in the country making the most progress in the adoption of Health Information Technology.
Michelle Mills, CEO, Colorado Rural Health Center (CRHC)
eHealth Commission Chair
As the CEO of the State Office of Rural Health and Rural Health Association in CO, Michelle brings substantial experience and working knowledge of rural health issues and has worked closely with rural communities and providers to make a positive impact on rural health delivery. Michelle is responsible for building relationships with other organizations, funders, and rural healthcare leaders and is dedicated to collaboration. In 2009, she received the Patient Safety Leader of the Year Award, serves as the 2020 President for the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, serves as Secretary on the National Rural Health Association Board and serves on a number of boards and advisory groups in CO. Michelle earned her BA in Communications from Regis University. She believes rural can be summed up in one word, community.
Mona A. Baset, Vice President, Digital Services, SCL Health
As Vice President of Digital Services at SCL Health, Mona Baset leads digital strategy and transformation, including the development and implementation of the digital technology road map. Prior to joining SCL Health in September 2019, Mona served as Assistant Vice President in the Information & Analytics Services organization at Atrium Health, leading consumer and patient engagement strategies. She transitioned into that role after leading digital marketing and analytics strategy for Atrium Health. Prior to her return to healthcare, Mona spent almost 10 years at Bank of America, where she led various marketing and communications teams.
Mona holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California at Irvine, a master’s degree in Communications from California State University at Fullerton, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Wake Forest University. She is Green Belt certified and design thinking trained. Mona was also recognized by UC Irvine with a Lauds & Laurels Distinguished Alumni Award in 2019.
Perry May, Deputy Executive Director of Health Facilities, Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS)
Perry May is the Deputy Executive Director of Health Facilities. Joining CDHS in 2019, May provides supervision to the Chief Medical Officer; the Office of Adult, Aging and Disability Services; the Office of Children, Youth and Families; and the Office of Behavioral Health. This supervision includes oversight of the 10 facilities within the Division of Youth Services, the three Regional Centers, the two Mental Health Institutes, the three Veterans Community Living Centers as well as supervision of and the Division of Community Behavioral Health. May was previously the Executive Director of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health-Colorado.
Rachel Dixon, President & Executive Director, Prime Health
Rachel Dixon is an energetic leader in the healthcare innovation field. She is experienced in the clinical, operational, and technological implementation of innovative digital health solutions in Medicaid-focused organizations. In addition to her role as President and Executive Director of Prime Health, Rachel has worked across the spectrum of care, successfully designing and implementing digital health programs on behalf of payers, primary care providers, mental health centers, and more. She believes healthcare is a human right and is passionate about improving healthcare for those that have historically been underserved or marginalized by current systems.
Sophia Gin, Senior Vice President, Global Delivery Systems at Cigna
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Dr. Wes Williams, Ph.D., Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Mental Health Center of Denver
Dr. Wes Williams joined Mental Health Center of Denver in 2007 and now serves as vice president and chief information officer. Wes was recognized for excellence in technology leadership with a 2020 Denver Business Journal C-Suite Award, the 2020 Colorado CIO of the Year Corporate ORBIE, and a 2021 National CIO of the Year ORBIE nomination. Wes opened Mental Health Center of Denver’s Innovation Technology Lab in 2019, using human centered design to find digital health innovations to improve access, engagement, and treatment efficacy. Wes is a licensed psychologist in Colorado.