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The committee recommends advocacy issues and activities and identifies critical areas for AMIA's strategic advocacy engagement for Board approval. The committee works with AMIA’s policy consultant, staff, and Board to develop annual work plans which support the strategic directions set by the Board. The committee also takes the lead in developing draft policy comments in support of AMIA positions. The committee reports to the Executive Committee.


Joseph Kannry
Chair, 2nd term, Lead Technical Informaticist
Mount Sinai Health System
Shireen Atabaki
Medical Director, Informatics
Children's National Medical Center
Catherine Craven
Assistant Professor, Clinical Research Informatics
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Gay Dolin
Namaste Informatics
Alistair Erskine
Chief Digital Health Officer
Partners Healthcare
Harry Hochheiser
Associate Professor, Biomedical Informatics
University of Pittsburgh
Susan Hull
Chief Health Information Officer
CareLoop, Inc.
Carl Johnson
Director, Policy Evidence Research
Eileen Koski
Program Director, Health Data & Insights
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Philip Kroth
Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
Thomson Kuhn
Christoph 'Chris' Lehmann
Professor, Pediatrics, Bioinformatics, Population & Data Sciences
UT Southwestern
John McGreevey
Associate CMIO, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Carolyn Petersen
Assistant Professor, Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics
Mayo Clinic
Valerie Seabaugh
Chief Health Information Officer
Veterans Integrated Service Network 22
Tony Solomonides
Program Director, Outcomes Research and Biomedical Informatics
Research Institute, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston IL
Vignesh Subbian
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Systems & Industrial Engineering
University of Arizona
Vicky Tiase
Board Liaison, Director, Informatics Strategy
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Shyam Visweswaran
Associate Professor, Biomedical Informatics
University of Pittsburgh
Lynn Witherspoon
Chief Medical Information Officer Emeritus
Ochsner Health System