IHE USA Board of Directors

IHE USA is pleased to introduce the IHE USA Board for the term 2023-2024! Our Board Members provide diverse and extensive experience in the healthcare IT industry. IHE USA as well as the Board Members are dedicated to transforming our nation's healthcare by promoting the adoption and use of IHE and other world-class standards, tools, and services for interoperability. We welcome the following Board Members as they join us in supporting the IHE USA Mission and Vision:

IHE USA Board of Directors

  • Christel Ballog, MA, AOIA, Executive Director
  • Nancy Beale, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, Chief Clinical Informatics Officer at Telemetrix RPM
  • Christina Caraballo, MBA, Vice President, Informatics at HIMSS, IHE International Board Members, IHE USA President 
  • Chris Carr, Director of Informatics at RSNA, IHE USA Vice President 
  • Linda Fischetti, Director Health Innovation Center, MITRE Corporation
  • Evelyn Gallego, MBA, MPH, CPHIMS, Founder and CEO at EMI Advisors LLC
  • Eric Heflin, CTO of Texas HIE
  • David Mendelson, MD, Chief of Clinical Informatics, Director of Radiology Information Systems Pulmonary Radiology, The Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Jeffrey Sunshine, CMIO at University Hospitals; Executive Vice Chair, Radiology at UH & CWRU


  • Melisa Kurtovic, Controller, HIMSS, IHE USA Treasurer
  • Emely Lemus, Informatics Specialist at HIMSS, Manager, IHE North American Connectathon at IHE USA, IHE USA Board Secretary


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