David C. Kibbe, MD MBA

President and CEO

David C. Kibbe, MD MBA currently serves as the founding President and CEO of DirectTrust, a non-profit industry alliance that received a Cooperative Agreement Award from ONC as part of the Exemplar HIE Governance Program.  Since 2012, DirectTrust has served as a forum and governance body for persons and entities engaged in Directed exchange of electronic health information as part of the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN).  DirectTrust's Security and Trust Framework is the basis for the voluntary accreditation of service providers implementing Directed health information exchange, including Health Internet Service Providers, Certificate Authorities, and Registration Authorities.

He is also Senior Advisor to the Alliance for Health IT Innovation at the American Academy of Family Physicians, where he has worked in either a full time or part time capacity since 2003. In late 2007 he started a sole proprietorship consulting firm, The Kibbe Group LLC, through which Dr. Kibbe assisted firms and organizations to develop and bring to market innovative clinical information technologies based on national standards for interoperability and health information exchange that unite patients and providers to improve quality and efficiency of care.

Dr. Kibbe was a uniformed member of the United States National Health Service Corp from 1981-1984, and has practiced family medicine in rural and underserved areas of the country in Maine, Texas, and North Carolina. Dr. Kibbe is a graduate of Harvard University, where he majored in the History of Science.  He received his medical training at Case-Western Reserve School of Medicine and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his business degree from the University of Texas at Austin. 


Stephen Weiss


Stephen Weiss currently serves as a Senior Consultant for DirectTrust.  He is a long term veteran of the technology industry, bringing over 30 years of experience to DirectTrust. In addition to his COO responsibilities with DirectTrust, he also serves as Chief Operating Officer and CIO at AllegraMD, providing consulting services to the Healthcare industry for esMD and HISP related projects. Prior to AllegraMD, Mr. Weiss served as Chief Operating Officer and CIO for MDwerks, Inc., an organization providing payment risk analysis for medical receivables. Before that, Mr. Weiss was the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Enterprise Technology Corporation, a financial software services consulting company that served many Fortune 500 clients. He also served as CTO for Imagine Networks, Inc. and co-founded AstraTek, a firm that developed software products and consulting services for financial services and technology companies. Mr. Weiss received a Bachelors in Chemistry from Buffalo State College.


John Blair III


John Blair, III, MD, F.A.C.S., CEO of MedAllies, is a health care and technology executive with broad experience across the health care industry. MedAllies facilitates provider adoption of health information technology and integrates the health care community to facilitate care coordination and patient-provider communication. In 2011, MedAllies was selected by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) to provide the MedAllies Direct Solution software platform for one of the seven Reference Implementations of Direct. In 2012, the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) chose the MedAllies software platform to run the Direct Network portion of the Statewide Health Information Network of New York. MedAllies went live as a National Direct Health Information Service Provider in 2013; it has achieved full EHNAC/Direct Trust accreditation. Today, MedAllies is a leading national Direct Network. Blair also serves as president of Taconic IPA (TIPA), a 5,000-member physician group at the forefront of transforming healthcare delivery in New York’s Hudson Valley through meaningful use of health IT and value-base purchasing initiatives.  Blair serves on the HIE and Interoperability Subgroup of the ONC HIT Policy Federal Advisory Committee. He is a member of various committees and boards.

Lucy Johns, MPH

Vice Chair

Lucy Johns M.P.H. is a strategic planner and policy analyst dba Health Care Planning & Policy in San Francisco. As a volunteer, her interest in data (uniform California hospital financial and utilization reporting; risk-adjusted hospital outcome measurement in California) brought her to CalRHIO, where she served on the Governance Committee that led to formal incorporation and learned of PHRs that could be patient-controlled. Joining DirectTrust to explore governance of health information exchange nation-wide, she was appointed Co-Chair of the Patient and Consumer Participation in Direct Work Group and elected to the Board of Directors, where she serves as Vice-Chair. She has served on several boards as "consumer," including American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (sole Public Member), California Institute for Health Systems Performance, currently with PCORI and RAND research projects. Her strategic focus for many years, now supplemented by security and privacy of health information exchange, is the social determinants of health, with its attendant interest in population health. Lucy has been a Visiting Lecturer at the School of Public Health, University of California-Berkeley (four-unit course that she developed), has published in Health Affairs, Inquiry, Payers and Providers and the popular press, is on the Editorial Board of Managed Care, and is active on local, non-profit boards.

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