DirectTrust Leadership

Scott Stuewe/ President and CEO

Scott Stuewe is a 25-year veteran of the healthcare information technology industry focused on strategy, business development, network creation, and interoperability. Prior to becoming the President and CEO of DirectTrust, Stuewe was Director of Strategy and Interoperability at DataFile Technologies, a provider of turn-key solutions to streamline, standardize, and centralize health information management and clinical workflows for healthcare organizations of all types and sizes. Previously, Stuewe spent 24 years at Cerner Corporation, most recently as Cerner Network’s Director of National Interoperability Strategy. In this role, he led Cerner’s initiatives on national interoperability by driving participation in the CommonWell Health Alliance and the soon-to-launch bridge between CommonWell and the networks of the Carequality framework.

Stephen Weiss / Managing Director

Stephen Weiss currently serves as the Managing Director 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.

Kathryn Ayers Wickenhauser/ Director of Marketing and Membership

Kathryn Ayers Wickenhauser, MBA, CHPC, CHTS is the Director of Marketing & Membership for DirectTrust, responsible for leading communication, membership, and advocacy efforts.

As a self-proclaimed HIPAA nerd, Kathryn loves learning about and discussing the health information technology and compliance industries. Prior to joining DirectTrust, she led thought-leadership and content efforts for a health information management company, sharing practical advice and compliance best practices for healthcare professionals through speaking at numerous educational events like MGMA and AHIMA a year.  Her experience also includes managing a compliance department, coaching practices through government incentive programs, working in ambulatory practices, providing user training for EHR, and conducting medical research.  Because of her varied background and physician spouse, Kathryn has unique knowledge about modern healthcare challenges.

Bruce Schreiber / Chair

Bruce Schreiber is the Chief Technology Officer at MedAllies.

Andy Heeren / Vice Chair

As the senior director of Network Development, Andy Heeren oversees strategy and development of software solutions used to securely share healthcare information across organizational boundaries and with patients. This enables Cerner clients to positively impact care coordination activities and clinical outcomes.
Andy is focused on aligning software development planning and delivery with industry and business strategic interests and convening competitors and colleagues in the private sector and federal government to develop solutions aimed at solving for the broader goal of interoperability.

Andy joined Cerner in 1998 as a recruiter. He has held roles with the company focused on solution strategy and software development, experiential marketing, software project management, business analysis and human resources.

During his time at Cerner, Andy has been instrumental in delivering standards-based solutions addressing interoperability. Through key
contributions to DirectTrust, he has helped grow the organization from a startup nonprofit to a very large, trusted and transparent network which Cerner clients rely on to support their interoperable health care communications.
Andy is a graduate of Kansas State University, earning a Bachelor of Science in business administration. As a founding member of the board of directors for DirectTrust and current chair of its strategic planning committee, Andy continues to help define and influence the future for standards-based, secure, confident flow of health care information.

Dan Paoletti / Treasurer

Dan Paoletti is the Chief Executive Officer of the Ohio Health Information Partnership since September 2011. Because of his former position as Vice President of the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA) and Chief Operating Officer of OHA Solutions, he brings tremendous knowledge of hospital and health systems to the Ohio Health Information Partnership. As one of the founding board members of The Partnership, Dan has helped shape the vision, mission and policies since its inception in 2009. He served on the Executive Board as an OHA representative for two years. With more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, his sales, management and health information technology expertise have influenced the start-up and success of our organization. Dan has created one of the largest and most successful Health Information Exchanges (HIE) in the nation. The CliniSync HIE has 149 hospitals contracted, of which 123 are live, sending results, reports and patient health information quickly and seamlessly to clinicians throughout the state. He has broadened the HIE to include 2,500 organizations serving 10.5 million patients. Working closely with staff, Dan makes critical, strategic decisions that successfully lead our regional partners in the sign-up of hospitals and physicians for electronic health record systems. Because of his role as a liaison to Ohio’s hospitals and major medical and health associations throughout Ohio, Dan’s collaborative spirit brings sometimes diverse and competitive entities together to work on what is best for our healthcare system and the citizens of Ohio. In addition, he is leading Ohio into the future with his crucial role in the creation of a statewide health information exchange that will move beyond Ohio’s borders to other states. Dan’s leadership and vision have been recognized at both the state and national levels, and he continues to coordinate our organization’s work and expansion. In 2013, Dan received the honor of being inducted as a member of the HealthTech Council, an elite group of Health IT leaders from health care provider groups, industry, academia and government who believe in the importance of executive-level collaboration and innovation. At the OHA, Dan oversaw a database of 183 hospitals and managed the operations of OHA Data Services and OHA Solutions. He was responsible for the development of new products, services and business plans that ensure clients get the highest return on their investments. Prior to joining OHA in 1996, Dan worked as a medical sales specialist and trainer at Johnson and Johnson in Newark, New Jersey. He earned his B.S. in biological sciences and health education from the Ohio State University.

Anupam Goel / Secretary

Anupam Goel is a general internist and physician informaticist serving as UnitedHealthcare’s Clinical Services Chief Health Information Officer. He has piloted different initiatives to share information among providers and patients using Direct. Before working at UnitedHealthcare, he was the co-Principal Investigator for the San Diego Beacon Collaborative, a cooperative agreement with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to connect providers across the San Diego metropolitan area. The Collaborative established a regional health information exchange and Direct messaging platform across health systems. His professional interests focus on helping patients and providers make more informed decisions to drive higher value care.

DirectTrust Board of Directors

Scott Stuewe/ President and CEO

Scott Stuewe is a 25-year veteran of the healthcare information technology industry focused on strategy, business development, network creation, and interoperability. Prior to becoming the President and CEO of DirectTrust, Stuewe was Director of Strategy and Interoperability at DataFile Technologies, a provider of turn-key solutions to streamline, standardize, and centralize health information management and clinical workflows for healthcare organizations of all types and sizes. Previously, Stuewe spent 24 years at Cerner Corporation, most recently as Cerner Network’s Director of National Interoperability Strategy. In this role, he led Cerner’s initiatives on national interoperability by driving participation in the CommonWell Health Alliance and the soon-to-launch bridge between CommonWell and the networks of the Carequality framework.

Dan Soule / Health Catalyst

Dan Soule is the Vice President of Product Management at Health Catalyst.  As a health IT professional, he has an in-depth knowledge of technology, integration and interoperability of health information systems. Soule has over 40 years of client and supplier leadership experience including: product development, solution management, implementation, sales support, product demonstration and marketing including Good Samaritan Hospital, SpaceLabs, Cerner Corporation, Eclipsys/Allscripts, Medicity and Health Catalyst. While at Cerner he worked with Dr. David McCallie to investigate the use of Secure SMTP as a communication and messaging protocol for healthcare.  At Medicity he was responsible for building and deploying one of the first commercial HISPs, His market knowledge includes acute, ambulatory and consumer/patient systems, in the US and globally. Soule describes himself as an innovative leader and pragmatic architect of HIT solutions across the spectrum of clients, developers and delivery, to improve the health of communities, people and patients.

Linda Van Horn / iShareMedical

Linda Van Horn, MBA is the Founder, President / CEO of iShare Medical whose mission is to create a complete medical record, organized around the person that is easily and securely shared among providers, organizations, software programs, and devices and available at your fingertips 27 / 7 / 365.  iShare Medical is the winner of the SBA 2016 Kansas City Business Challenge and winner of the 2017 LaunchKC.  Ms. Van Horn is one of thirteen elite Entrepreneurs selected to be a 2018 Pipeline Entrepreneurial Fellow.

Ms. Van Horn is a nationally renowned speaker presenting at medical conferences on topics such as interoperability, value based care, reimbursement reform, process work flow, healthcare trends, and the future of healthcare.

Her experience includes President/CEO of 21st Century Edge a leading edge healthcare consulting firm, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of The Pain Institute, Senior Manager IT Consulting at Deloitte, and Manager of Quality Assurance at Control Data Corporation.  Ms. Van Horn is the author of two text books on medical practice management and contributing author to a third textbook.

Ms. Van Horn is a past Chairman of the American Red Cross Great Gatsby Gala and past President of the Kentucky Medical Group Management Association.  She is an active member of HL7, the American Academy of Medical Practice Executives, Medical Group Management Association, Heart of American Health Information Management Systems Society, HIMSS, and the Health Record Banking Alliance.  Ms. Van Horn serves on the Board of Directors of DirectTrust, the most trusted name in health information exchange.

Ms. Van Horn has a BS in Computer Science and MBA from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri.

Andrew Heeren / Cerner Corporation

As the senior director of Network Development, Andy Heeren oversees strategy and development of software solutions used to securely share healthcare information across organizational boundaries and with patients. This enables Cerner clients to positively impact care coordination activities and clinical outcomes.
Andy is focused on aligning software development planning and delivery with industry and business strategic interests and convening competitors and colleagues in the private sector and federal government to develop solutions aimed at solving for the broader goal of interoperability.

Andy joined Cerner in 1998 as a recruiter. He has held roles with the company focused on solution strategy and software development, experiential marketing, software project management, business analysis and human resources.

During his time at Cerner, Andy has been instrumental in delivering standards-based solutions addressing interoperability. Through key
contributions to DirectTrust, he has helped grow the organization from a startup nonprofit to a very large, trusted and transparent network which Cerner clients rely on to support their interoperable health care communications.
Andy is a graduate of Kansas State University, earning a Bachelor of Science in business administration. As a founding member of the board of directors for DirectTrust and current chair of its strategic planning committee, Andy continues to help define and influence the future for standards-based, secure, confident flow of health care information.

Bruce Schreiber / MedAllies

Bruce Schreiber is the Chief Technology Officer at MedAllies.

Dr. Larry Garber / Reliant Medical Group

Dr. Garber is a practicing Internist, the Medical Director for Informatics and Associate Medical Director for Research at Reliant Medical Group, a 525-provider multispecialty group practice. He is a board-certified Clinical Informaticist and has had decades of experience and success in health information technology. Dr. Garber is Chair of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative’s Executive Committee, a prior member of the Massachusetts State Health Information Technology Council, and has been a member of ONC Policy Committee’s Health Information Technology Interoperability Workgroup, Privacy & Security Tiger Team, Jason Task Force, and Interoperability Experience Task Force.  As a proponent of “Hassle-Free HIE” he has been Principal Investigator on $4 Million AHRQ, HHS/ONC and MeHI grants to develop innovative Health Information Exchanges, and a participant in the Trillium Bridge Project to study exchanging standard documents between Europe and the US. Dr. Garber also co-chaired the ONC S&I Framework Longitudinal Coordination of Care Workgroup which used an evidence-based approach to update the HL7 Consolidated CDA to better meet the needs of care transitions and care planning.

Adam Apatoff / Secure Exchange Solutions

More information coming soon.

Anupam Goel / United Health Group

Anupam Goel is a general internist and physician informaticist serving as UnitedHealthcare’s Clinical Services Chief Health Information Officer. He has piloted different initiatives to share information among providers and patients using Direct. Before working at UnitedHealthcare, he was the co-Principal Investigator for the San Diego Beacon Collaborative, a cooperative agreement with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to connect providers across the San Diego metropolitan area. The Collaborative established a regional health information exchange and Direct messaging platform across health systems. His professional interests focus on helping patients and providers make more informed decisions to drive higher value care.

Dan Paoletti / Ohio Health Information Partnership

Dan Paoletti is the Chief Executive Officer of the Ohio Health Information Partnership since September 2011. Because of his former position as Vice President of the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA) and Chief Operating Officer of OHA Solutions, he brings tremendous knowledge of hospital and health systems to the Ohio Health Information Partnership. As one of the founding board members of The Partnership, Dan has helped shape the vision, mission and policies since its inception in 2009. He served on the Executive Board as an OHA representative for two years. With more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, his sales, management and health information technology expertise have influenced the start-up and success of our organization. Dan has created one of the largest and most successful Health Information Exchanges (HIE) in the nation. The CliniSync HIE has 149 hospitals contracted, of which 123 are live, sending results, reports and patient health information quickly and seamlessly to clinicians throughout the state. He has broadened the HIE to include 2,500 organizations serving 10.5 million patients. Working closely with staff, Dan makes critical, strategic decisions that successfully lead our regional partners in the sign-up of hospitals and physicians for electronic health record systems. Because of his role as a liaison to Ohio’s hospitals and major medical and health associations throughout Ohio, Dan’s collaborative spirit brings sometimes diverse and competitive entities together to work on what is best for our healthcare system and the citizens of Ohio. In addition, he is leading Ohio into the future with his crucial role in the creation of a statewide health information exchange that will move beyond Ohio’s borders to other states. Dan’s leadership and vision have been recognized at both the state and national levels, and he continues to coordinate our organization’s work and expansion. In 2013, Dan received the honor of being inducted as a member of the HealthTech Council, an elite group of Health IT leaders from health care provider groups, industry, academia and government who believe in the importance of executive-level collaboration and innovation. At the OHA, Dan oversaw a database of 183 hospitals and managed the operations of OHA Data Services and OHA Solutions. He was responsible for the development of new products, services and business plans that ensure clients get the highest return on their investments. Prior to joining OHA in 1996, Dan worked as a medical sales specialist and trainer at Johnson and Johnson in Newark, New Jersey. He earned his B.S. in biological sciences and health education from the Ohio State University.

Sameer Badlini / Fairview Health Services

More information coming soon.

Julie Maas / EMR Direct

Julie Maas, Founder and CEO of EMR Direct, has a background in product development in both enterprise and consumer settings. Her previous roles include managing various stages of software development at MicroStrategy, NBC Internet, and Yahoo!. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, as well as an MBA from UC Berkeley.

Julie’s role within DirectTrust includes active contribution to several policy-related workgroups, leveraging digital certificates in other health care use cases, and Interoperability Testing initiatives that improve the robustness of the network.

Leslie Kelly Hall / LifeWIRE

Leslie Kelly Hall is a patient advocate in HIT as the Founder of Engaging Patient Strategies and as Consulting Vice President at LifeWIRE.  She is committed to patient engagement, consumer empowerment, and the use of health information technology to support collaborative care with more than 25 years of executive leadership in health information technology.  As the Principle at Engaging Patient Strategies and Policy, Hall is a national leader in health information technology (HIT) advocacy for patients. Appointed by HHS Secretaries Burwell, Sibelius and Azar as a subject matter expert in various roles, Leslie promotes the use of HIT standards with a specific emphasis on patient participation.  As a Consulting Executive at LifeWIRE, Hall is responsible for product and operational innovation to promote patient engagement and provider/patient relationship through technology and communication. Through her leadership and knowledge of healthcare administration and standards, she consults to bring health systems, providers, payers, and patients together to co-produce health and reduce costs. Her previous experience as Chief Information Officer and Marketing executive at Saint Alphonsus Health System in Idaho, as well as her leadership in forming the Idaho Health Information Exchange, and 20 years of healthcare administration make her uniquely qualified to influence and lead efforts to promote patient engagement. Appointed to national advisory committees, Hall has made an impact on healthcare technology policy for patients and providers, and for national interoperability.

Jacob Reider / Alliance for Better Health

Jacob Reider MD, FAAFP is a family physician who is the CEO of Alliance for Better Health. He also serves as adviser, investor, and/or Director for several small health-focused companies. Dr. Reider previously served as the Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the US Department of Health and Human Services. In his three years at HHS, he was responsible for the policies and programs designed to improve health through the development and implementation of safer, more resilient, reliable, usable, helpful and interoperable information technology.  Additionally, Dr. Reider has more than 25 years of experience in population health, health care delivery, and health information technology with a special interest in user experience, clinical decision support and information portability.  He served as the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) Allscripts, one of the nation’s largest health IT developers, and was Associate Dean for Biomedical Informatics at Albany Medical College where he continues to teach on an adjunct basis. He has co-founded five successful health IT startup companies, and has held Directorships on boards of both nonprofits and private companies. He has held leadership roles in the American Medical Informatics Association, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Hampshire College and the New York State Academy of Family Physicians. His interests include organizational leadership and culture, shared clinical decision-making and evidence-based management of common outpatient conditions.

Anand Shroff / Entrepreneur

Anand Shroff is a healthcare technology entrepreneur and executive. He was a contributor to the original Direct messaging standard, working closely with the ONC HIT Standards Committee in 2009 and 2010. Most recently, Shroff co-founded Health Fidelity, which is a leader in the payer - provider risk adjustment space. Previously, he was the Vice President of the HIE and EHR business at Optum. He came to Optum by way of acquisition of Axolotl Corporation - a leader in the HIE space - where he was the Vice President of products and engineering. Shroff got his start in healthcare technology at Oracle Corporation, where he was the head of the healthcare platform and application portfolio.

Jon Elwell / Kno2

Jon Elwell is the Chief Executive Officer at Kno2.  He leads the company in its mission to solve interoperability for the healthcare industry and truly transform the way patient information is exchanged. While Kno2’s Interoperability as a Service has its place in every care setting, Elwell initially focused on charting a course for the post-acute providers – skilled nursing, assisted living, behavioral health, therapies and others – where interoperability was lacking. Now that 75% of the technology vendors who support that market are largely integrated to Kno2, Elwell is currently driving expansion to the remaining healthcare sectors. Responsible for investor relations, Elwell has been instrumental in the growth and development of Kno2, as evidenced with the capital infusion to drive the internal technology to the cloud and in staffing the organization with highly qualified and capable professionals whose passion aligns with the company’s mission. He has served on the Board of Directors since 2013. Prior to Kno2, Elwell served as Vice President of Healthcare for the Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA), where he helped hardware and software technology companies strengthen and grow their service lines. Before that he spent 17 years as an executive at IKON Office Solutions and Ricoh Corporation, including Marketplace Vice President of Sales, Region Vice President of Sales, Vice President and General Manager of the West Region and Vice President of Healthcare.

Emeritus Directors

John Blair III / Medallies Inc.

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.

Scott Rea / DarkMatter

Scott Rea manages relationships and develops business opportunities with key government and education clients looking to implement Managed Public Key Infrastructure (MPKI) projects. With his team, he provides both policy and technology subject matter expertise in the design and architecture of emerging PKI systems and works with DigiCert executive management in strategic planning and forecasting. Rea brings a strong background to DigiCert as an innovative thought leader who participates in, and influences the development of, emerging PKI policies, practices, and applications. Prior to joining DigiCert in 2009, Rea served as the Sr. PKI Architect for Dartmouth College where he also operated the Higher Education Bridge Certification Authority (HEBCA). Before his time at Dartmouth, he provided professional services for PKI integration for Identrust. Rea is a founding member and current Vice Chair of The Americas Grid Policy Management Authority (TAGPMA), a previous Chair of TAGPMA and of the International Grid trust Federation (IGTF). Rea is a board member and Co-chair of the esMD Working Group within DirectTrust.org. He also serves as a board member and director/administrator of the Research & Education Bridge Certification Authority (REBCA). Rea, a native Australian and CISSP, holds an MS in Computer Science from Queensland University of Technology as well as BS degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science.

Paul Uhrig / Surescripts

Paul Uhrig is the Chief Administrative, Legal and Privacy Officer for Surescripts. He is responsible for a number of critical corporate functions, including governmental, regulatory, and policy affairs; legal affairs; privacy; security; internal audit; and certification compliance. Prior to joining Surescripts in 2006, Mr. Uhrig represented Surescripts since its inception as its outside general counsel while at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.

Mr. Uhrig works to bring change to the healthcare industry and drive interoperability outside ofhis role at Surescripts by serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of DirectTrust, as theVice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sequoia Project, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Enli Health Intelligence, the eHealth Initiative, and the eHealth Initiative Foundation.

Mr. Uhrig received his law degree from the American University, Washington College of Law, and his Bachelors of Arts in Economics from The University of Notre Dame.