We bring together organizations that focus on improving health in communities throughout the country through data-led multistakeholder collaboration. Together we utilize shared knowledge, resources, and tools to best reach and serve everyone.
A RHIC provides a neutral, trusted mechanism through which the community can plan, facilitate, and coordinate the many different activities required for successful transformation of its health care system. A RHIC does not deliver health care services directly or pay for such services.
Lisa Bari is Civitas Networks for Health’s Chief Executive Officer. Lisa previously served as the CEO of the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative and as the Health IT and Interoperability lead at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center, where she led health IT policy for the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus model and helped author the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access rule. She is a member of the Board of HealthCare Access Maryland, the Zorya Foundation, and eHealth Exchange.
Jessica Little is Vice President, Business Development and Programs at Civitas Networks for Health. Jessica previously served as the Director of Grants and Programs at the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) where she led business development and oversight of multi-region initiatives.
Jolie Ritzo is Vice President of Strategy and Network Engagement at Civitas Networks for Health. She leads communications and marketing, government relations and advocacy, event strategy, and strategic planning. Jolie previously served as the Senior Director of Network Engagement with Civitas and was the Director of Partnerships and Programs at the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI). Jolie also serves as Vice President of the Crossroads Board of Directors, a nonprofit organization serving patients and families in Maine with addiction and behavioral health treatment.
Malik Chambers is the Communications Specialist for Civitas Networks for Health. With a background in historical research, Malik has four years of experience in the business development sector, and three years of experience in community storytelling. He will support the communications and marketing strategy initiatives for Civitas by curating, writing, and editing content through various channels.
Demri Henderson is Civitas Networks for Health’s Program Coordinator. Prior to joining Civitas, Demri spent the last 3 years in health IT consulting where she led various federal health information exchange projects. Demri has also served various roles in the Gravity Project, facilitating the technical and Pilots team’s project management activities. Demri holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Human Development from Washington State University and a Master in Healthcare Administration from Grand Canyon University.
Niurka (Nikki) Lluveras-Hernandez is the Associate Director of Finance and Operations at Civitas Networks for Health. With a Bachelor's degree in Supervision and Management with a concentration in Healthcare (B.A.S) from Palm Beach State College, Nikki brings a wealth of experience in Operations Management gained through her work in retail, medical labs, debt consolidation, local government, and non-profit organizations. Her passion for organization, structure, and policy makes her a valuable asset to the Civitas team as she helps maintain the organization's efficiency and structure.
Alan Katz is Associate Director of Advocacy and Public Policy at Civitas Networks for Health, working to continue shaping the future of health improvement and information exchange through government relations in Washington DC and beyond. Alan brings over a decade of experience representing public and private entities before policymakers, including acute and specialty health care providers ranging from Fortune 500 systems to Critical Access Hospitals that have successfully leveraged data partnerships to improve access and efficiency in some of the nation’s most underserved communities.
Kate Kroell is the Development Manager for Civitas Networks for Health. With a background in public health and food access, she has over seven years of experience in nonprofit development and supports fundraising and membership activities. She completed a Master of Public Health program at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. Upon graduation, Kate worked for a little while in the healthcare world, but when she had the opportunity to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA, she jumped at the chance. Her service year was spent at the Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture, which is an urban farm and educational nonprofit.
Kelsey Matheson is an independent communications strategist who serves as a public relations, social media, and content consultant for Civitas Networks for Health. She is responsible for content strategy and amplification across Civitas-owned channels, as well as visual production, brand consistency, and voice ownership. Kelsey has over a decade of health care communications experience, supporting numerous organizations spanning HIEs to primary care, health policy, pharma, and biotech.
Lenora Ross serves as the Program Manager of Events at Civitas Networks for Health. In her role, she excels in the intricate art of planning, coordination, and comprehensive reporting for a wide array of network, member, and partner events. With a keen eye for detail and over two decades of experience in administration and management, Lenora is a seasoned professional in her field. In addition to her practical experience, Lenora holds a Bachelor's degree in Art History and boasts an impressive range of certifications, including Hospitality and Tourism Management, Cybersecurity Bootcamp, and COVID-19 Contact Tracing. Her commitment to continuous learning and knowledge expansion is unwavering. Lenora's guiding principle is simple yet powerful: "No event is too big or too small to plan!" With this motto in mind, she approaches her work with dedication, ensuring the success of events regardless of their scale.
Melissa Kotrys is the Chief Executive Officer of Contexture, the umbrella organization of CORHIO and Health Current. Through her vision and leadership as CEO of Health Current, the Arizona health information exchange is recognized as a model for aligning the health care community with the possibilities of connected electronic health information to advance individual and community health and well-being.
Marc H. Bennett is Chief Executive Officer of Comagine Health, a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the hard problems in health and health care in communities across the country. Marc is responsible for all contracts and activities, including health care quality consulting, data and analytics, health information technology support, research, and care management services for clients across the U.S.
As the Chief Strategy Officer of Velatura Health Information Exchange Corporation (VHIEC) and the President and CEO of Midwest Health Connection (MHC), Angie leads the successful development of health information exchanges where she oversees all aspects of strategic initiatives, business development, government relations, and service delivery.
Beth Anderson is President and Chief Executive Officer of Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL). Her work focuses on data interoperability, population health and medicaid operations support. She is committed to collaborating with peers across the Civitas membership to support health information exchange and data-driven health improvement.
David Kendrick is the principal investigator and Chief Executive Officer at MyHealth Access Network, Oklahoma’s non-profit health information network. In his leadership role, David oversees the organization’s work to ensure that every Oklahoman’s complete health record is securely available where and when they need it for care and health decision-making.
Jaime Bland is the Chief Executive Officer of Cynchealth, an organization that uses the power of data to empower care teams to work together for better health outcomes, lower costs, and healthier communities. She oversees the efforts in the Midwest region of the United States, specifically Iowa and Nebraska.
As the President and Chief Executive Officer of Iowa Health Collaborative (IHC), Tom Evans oversees the organization’s work which focuses on opioid management, patient safety, quality improvement and practice transformation. He is specifically interested in using data to advance sustainable health care transformation.
Jenelle Hoseus is Chief of Policy and Partnerships for Health Impact Ohio and Chief Executive Officer of Central Ohio Pathways HUB, a care coordination program, managed through Health Impact Ohio, which provides connections to care for the region's most at-risk populations.
John Kansky, MSE, MBA, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE). During his 12 years at IHIE, John has held roles in Strategy and Planning, Product Management, and Business Development. Prior to joining IHIE, John’s career included experience in health IT and information operations in various healthcare organizations across the state of Indiana.
As Chief Executive Officer of the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum (LHCQF), Cindy Munn oversees the organization’s integrated approach to transforming health care in Louisiana. She has oversight responsibility for initiatives that include health information technology, practice transformation, analytics support, clinical quality improvement, advance care planning, and education/outreach.
Wade Norwood has held leadership positions in the Rochester community for more than three decades, including roles in public service, education, and health care. Currently Chief Executive Officer at Common Ground Health, Wade has been central to the nonprofit’s strategic planning process, pushing the organization to become a more effective change agent for all Finger Lakes region residents, especially those most at risk.
Daniel Porreca has been Executive Director at HEALTHeLINK, since 2007, growing it into one of the leading clinical exchange networks in the United States. With more than 30 years of experience in the health care and technology industry, he has a wealth of knowledge and a strategic understanding of health care technology and its application in the clinical setting.
Sarah Brinkman has been the Program Director of Superior Health Quality Alliance for Stratis Health since 2021 and has been with the company for over seven years. She is a dedicated quality improvement specialist and cultural change agent, with extensive experience in health care and social justice.