Advisory Board

Advisory Board Members


Appointed by the N.C. General Assembly


Dr. Jeffrey M. Ferranti, Chairman

Chief Information Officer, Duke Medicine

Representative of Health System or IDN Representative


Dr. Harriet Burns
Physician, Piedmont Health Services
Representative of Federally Qualified Health Centers


Timothy N. Ferreira

Director of Quality & Compliance, Autism Society of North Carolina

Patient Representative


Thomas N. Friedman

Director of Strategic Planning and Marketing Analysis, Duke University Health System

Technical Expertise in Data Analytics


Carolyn D. Spence
Chief Information Officer, Alexander Youth Network

Representative of a Behavioral Health Provider


Dr. Donald Spencer

Chief Medical Informatics Officer, UNC Health System

Individual with Technical Expertise in Health IT


Dr. William G. Way

Director of Diagnostic Imaging Radiologist, Wake Radiology

Representative of a Licensed Physician


Donette Herring

Chief Information Officer, Vidant Health

Representative of a Critical Access Hospital



Ex-Officio Members


Secretary and State CIO Eric Boyette

North Carolina Department of Information Technology


Secretary Mandy Cohen

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services


John Correllus

GDAC Director, Chief Data Officer, North Carolina Department of Information Technology


Dee Jones

Executive Director, North Carolina State Health Plan


The Advisory Board will provide consultation to the NC HIEA on the advancement and operation of NC HealthConnex. The next meeting will be March 20, 2020, at 2 p.m.  Meetings are open to the public. For in-person or WebEx attendance, please rsvp to Kellie McDonald at


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