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Advisory Board

Advisory Board Members


Appointed by the NC General Assembly


Dr. Jeffrey M. Ferranti, Chairman

Chief Information Officer, Duke Medicine

Representative of Health System or IDN Representative


Timothy N. Ferreira

Director of Quality & Compliance, Autism Society of North Carolina

Patient Representative


Thomas N. Friedman

Product Manager, Health Management Associates

Technical Expertise in Data Analytics


Benjamin Money

President and CEO, NC Community Health Care Association

Representative of Federally Qualified Health Center


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 held September 25, 2019 at 2pm.  Meetings are open to the public. For In Person or WebEx attendance, please rsvp to Kellie McDonald at


September Advisory Board Agenda



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