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HL7 Announces New Board, International Council and TSC Members

[fa icon="calendar"] Sep 30, 2022 9:49:11 AM / by Health Level Seven

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HL7® International, the global authority on interoperability of health information technology with members in 55 countries, announced election results for its board of directors, international council  and technical steering committee during its annual business meeting at the virtual 36th Annual Plenary and Working Group Meeting last week in Baltimore.


  • Julia Skapik, M.D. M.P.H, chief medical information officer, National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), was selected by the membership to serve as the chair-elect in 2023 and as the board chair, 2024-2025.

HL7 Board Member Elections

Four members were elected to the HL7 board of directors for the 2023-2024 term:

  • Secretary — Virginia Lorenzi, senior technical architect, HIT standards, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Director – Lenel James, business lead, health information exchange and innovation, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
  • Director — Ken Rubin, senior advisory, standards and interoperability, CIDMO, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Affiliate Director — Ron Parker, chair, HL7 Canada

International Council Co-Chairs

Two members were elected as the co-chairs of the HL7 International Council for the 2023-2024 term:

  • Line Saele, chair, HL7 Norway; enterprise architect, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
  • Fernando Campos, chair, HL7 Argentina; software engineering area chief, health informatics department, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires

HL7 Technical Steering Committee Elections

Four members were elected to the HL7 technical steering committee for the 2023-2024 term:

  • Work Group Representatives — Brian Pech, consultant, Kaiser Permanente; and Juliet Rubini, senior lead, clinical programs, Mathematica
  • Implementation Representative — James Agnew, chief technology officer, Smile CDR
  • International RepresentativeChristof Gessner, PhD, member, HL7 Germany and member, board of directors, HL7 Europe

Please join us in congratulating your fellow HL7 community members on their election to these leadership positions.

Topics: HL7, HL7 community, health IT, annoucements, elections

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Health Level Seven® International (HL7) is an ANSI-accredited, not-for-profit standards developing organization with the mission of empowering global health interoperability. With affiliates in over 30 countries, HL7’s global membership envisions a world in which everyone can securely access and use the right data when and where they need it. Widely implemented by vendor and healthcare systems, and required by governing bodies around the world, HL7 standards deliver solutions for health information technology, including HL7® Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®), Version 2 (V2) and Clinical Document Architecture (CDA®).

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