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Patricia Riley


David Cross


Katy Yao



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Jessica Gross


Kenneth Hepburn


Sydney Spangler

Muadi Mukenge


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Jill Iliffe


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Nancy Ruto


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TECHNICAL ADVISORS

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BARBARA CHASE McKINNEY MD MPH
Barbara Chase McKinney received a Medical Doctor degree from Loma Linda University (LLU) School of Medicine, completed an Internal Medicine internship and a Laboratory Medicine/Pathology residency at LLU Medical Center, and completed a surgical pathology fellowship at The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Dr. McKinney is a fellow of the College of American Pathologists and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. After practicing laboratory medicine in a hospital setting for 10 years, Dr. McKinney earned a Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management from Johns Hopkins University in 2007. As a cofounder of the Strengthening Laboratory Management Toward Accreditation (SLMTA) program, Dr. McKinney has been involved in laboratory quality and safety improvement in Africa and Asia since 2006. The global SLMTA program supports laboratory accreditation in over 600 laboratories in nearly 50 countries.  Dr. McKinney joined The Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL in 2012 where she lead multiple project teams focused on improving outcomes in safety, quality, service, and efficiency. Dr. McKinney served as an assistant professor of healthcare systems engineering in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and a Gold Quality Fellow in the Mayo Quality Academy. In March 2016, Dr. McKinney joined The Joint Commission as a physician surveyor in her quest to continue to improve healthcare.



KELLY CHESTER DPh, MPH

Dr Chester has more than 15 years of experience in the health care and public health informatics fields with a focus on business process analysis and enterprise architecture approaches to evaluating the design and implementation of informatics-based solutions.  She currently works as an independent consultant in the public health and population health fields as well as teaching as an adjunct faculty member for several universities. Dr. Chester has worked on many domestic and global informatics projects defining requirements for informatics solutions to public health problems.

 

JIMICA TCHAMAKO MSc

Jimica serves as the Director of the Requirements Laboratory for the Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII, a program of The Task Force for Global Health), where she is directly responsible for leading teams and collaborating with public health professionals and their stakeholders on projects centered around business analysis, process improvements, requirements development, information system solutions, and informatics training. The mission of PHII is to improve health outcomes worldwide by transforming health practitioners’ ability to apply information effectively. Prior to joining PHII, Jimica served as a senior management consultant in health care operations and delivery, where she partnered extensively with numerous health systems of varying size and complexity across the U.S. to lead teams responsible for evaluating and reengineering those health systems’ business processes to maximize efficiency. In addition, Jimica led the design and implementation of information systems, enforcing best practices, coaching and empowering the health systems’ leadership, and shepherding the health systems through the volatile financial healthcare landscape that ultimately resulted in the increase of each of those health systems’ annual revenues by tens of millions of dollars and ability to effectively serve growing populations. Jimicaholds a Bachelor of Science in Human and Organizational Development, International Leadership and Development, and Political Science from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She is currently completing a Master of Public Health focused in Applied Public Health Informatics at Emory University.