Governance

The American Board of Telehealth is managed by the Healthcare Business Solutions division of the American Heart Association. Technical and strategic guidance is provided by an Expert Advisory Panel that includes representation from telehealth experts from across the country with a broad range of experience in patient care, health care policy, business, technology and community service.

The Advisory Panel is responsible for:

  • Oversight and strategic vision of the advancement in telehealth education and quality improvement.
  • Setting standards of care.
  • Enhancing integration of telehealth across the continuum.

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council oversees the activities of the committees.

Judd E. Hollander, MD

Senior Vice President of Healthcare Delivery and Innovation at Thomas Jefferson University

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Judd E. Hollander, MD

Thomas Jefferson University

Judd E. Hollander, MD, is senior vice president of Healthcare Delivery Innovation at Thomas Jefferson University. He is the associate dean for Strategic Health Initiatives at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at TJU and professor and vice chair of Finance and Healthcare Enterprises in the Department of Emergency Medicine, where his responsibilities include the JeffConnect Telemedicine Program and Jefferson Urgent Care.

Dr. Hollander has published more than 500 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and editorials. He was president of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, chaired the SAEM Program Committee and Emergency Medicine Foundation Scientific Review Committee, was deputy editor for the Annals of Emergency Medicine, and co-chaired the National Quality Forum (NQF) committee to create a framework to support measure development for telehealth.

Kristi Henderson, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAEN

SVP of Telehealth & Innovation at Optum Health

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Kristi Henderson, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAEN

Optum Health

Kristi Henderson is a health care change agent and clinician with more than 25 years of experience. She has designed, implemented and optimized the health care delivery system using digital health tools and technology throughout her career.

Henderson is the SVP of Telehealth & Innovation for Optum Health, where she is focused on modernizing the care delivery organization using digital health tools and telehealth. She most recently led clinical operations for Amazon Care, a health care initiative for Amazon employees and their families. Before joining Amazon, she designed and launched a national solutions center for patient access, virtual care, and care coordination for Ascension Health. She continues to integrate new technology into the care delivery model. She is an adjunct faculty member in Population Health at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas-Austin and at the University of Washington School of Nursing.

Henderson launched her first telehealth program in 2003, which is recognized as one of only two of HRSA’s Centers of Excellence. She has testified before multiple U.S. Senate committees and given numerous presentations across the country — including a TEDx — to advance telehealth policy and share innovative new models of care.

A few of her other leadership roles include service as an executive board member for the American Telemedicine Association; AAMC Telehealth Committee member, ANA co-chair for Committee on Connected Health and NQF Telehealth Committee. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the Emergency Nurses Association.

Ann Mond Johnson

American Telemedicine Association (ATA)

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Ann Mond Johnson

American Telemedicine Association (ATA)

Ann Mond Johnson joined the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) as CEO in 2018. Her experience includes building, launching and leading client-driven companies that have been innovators in health care technology and data to support consumers using health care.

Prior to joining the ATA, Ann served as CEO of Zest Health, a technology-enabled service; as Board Chair and Advisor to ConnectedHealth, a leading provider of private insurance exchanges; and as co-founder and CEO of Subimo, a pioneer in health care cost and quality decision support tools for consumers. Ann began her career in health care data and information as Senior Vice President at Sachs Group (now part of IBM Watson/Truven Health). She also worked at a multi-hospital system in Minneapolis which is now part of Allina.

She is a member of the Healthcare Executive Leadership Network and Women Business Leaders of US Healthcare and served on the Healthcare Advisory Council for UMB Bank and as an advisor to several start-ups. She was inducted in the Chicago Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame in 2016.

Ann’s involvement also extends to non-profit service organizations, including serving on the board of Round Earth Media, a non-profit organization focused on journalism (now part of the International Women’s Media Foundation), and as a member of the Ambassadors Council for N Street Village in Washington, DC.

Nate Lacktman

Partner Foley & Lardner LLP

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Nate Lacktman

Foley & Lardner LLP

Nathaniel (Nate) Lacktman is a partner and health care lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, and a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP). His practice focuses on health care compliance, counseling, enforcement and litigation, as well as telemedicine and telehealth.

Lacktman is a partner and chair of the firm’s national Telemedicine & Digital Health Industry Team. He advises entrepreneurial health care providers and technology companies on business arrangements, compliance and corporate matters, with particular attention to telehealth, digital health and health innovation. Working with hospitals, health systems, providers and start-ups to build telemedicine arrangements across the United States and internationally, his practice emphasizes strategic counseling, creative business modeling and fresh approaches to realize clients’ ambitious and innovative goals.

He is the 2019 recipient of the American Telemedicine Association’s Champion Award, is chair of the ATA’s Business & Finance SIG and serves on the ATA’s Policy Council. He speaks and writes frequently on issues at the forefront of telehealth and is often quoted for his insight about legal and business developments in this area. He has written telehealth legislation, regulations, comments and policy input to lawmakers and governmental agencies as well as telemedicine policy letters and position statements.

Karen Rheuban, MD

Director of the Center for Telehealth University of Virginia

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Karen Rheuban, MD

Center for Telehealth at the University of Virginia

Karen Schulder Rheuban, MD, serves as Professor of Pediatrics, Senior Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education and External Affairs, and Director of the Center for Telehealth at the University of Virginia. As a pediatric cardiologist, Dr. Rheuban provides care to patients with congenital and acquired heart disease. She is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Telemedicine Association. She is listed in the “Best Doctors in America” database, and was profiled in the National Library of Medicine’s exhibit “Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians.”

Dr. Rheuban is a past President of the American Telemedicine Association, and is the board chair of the Virginia Telehealth Network. She is a trustee of the Swinfen Charitable Trust, an international telemedicine charity. She is a member of the Virginia Board of Medicine ad-hoc working group on telemedicine. Dr. Rheuban, along with Dr. Elizabeth Krupinski, is the co-editor of the 2017 McGraw Hill textbook, Understanding Telehealth. She serves on the advisory board of Tytocare. Dr. Rheuban is a member of the American Medical Association Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group.

Dr. Rheuban has been involved at the state and federal levels to impact telehealth regulations.

Sy Atezaz Saeed, MD, MS

Professor and Chairman Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University

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Sy Atezaz Saeed, MD, MS

Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University

Dr. Sy Atezaz Saeed has served as the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University since 2004. He also serves as the Director of the Center for Telepsychiatry at ECU and as the Founding Executive Director of the North Carolina Statewide Telepsychiatry Program (NC-STeP), a state-funded program covering more than 60 hospitals and community-based sites across North Carolina.

Prior to his appointment at East Carolina University, Dr. Saeed served as Professor and Chairman in the Department of the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (1995-2004) where he was also the Clinical Director for the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Service NetWork of North Central Illinois, a state-operated network serving people with serious and persistent mental illness in 23 counties and covering 1.5 million lives in north central Illinois.

Dr. Saeed was the founding Editor of the American Association of Psychiatric Administrator’s Journal, Psychiatrist Administrator (2000-2010). He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Psychiatric Administration and Management (JPAM) from 2011 to 2019. He serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals. He is a fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Health, London. He also serves on the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP), a think tank for psychiatry dedicated to shaping psychiatric thinking, public programs, and clinical practice in mental health. In 2018 he was elected to the Governing Board of GAP. In 2014 Governor Pat McCrory appointed him to the Governing Board of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine. In 2016, he was reappointed to the board for a four-year term by the governor.

Roy Schoenberg, MD, MPH

President and CEO American Well

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Roy Schoenberg, MD, MPH

American Well

Dr. Roy Schoenberg is President and CEO of Amwell. Since co-founding the company with his brother Ido, Amwell has grown to become one of the largest telehealth eco-systems in the world, digitally connecting healthcare’s key stakeholders – payers, providers and millions of patients in an efficient, modern healthcare experience.

Prior to Amwell, Roy was the founder of CareKey and served as Chief Information Security Officer at TriZetto, following its acquisition of CareKey. In 2013, Roy was appointed to the Federation of State Medical Boards’ Taskforce that issued the landmark guidelines for the “Use of Telehealth in Medical Practice”. Roy is the 2014 recipient of the American Telemedicine Association Industry award for leadership in the field of telemedicine.

An inventor at heart, Roy holds over 50 issued US Patents in the area of healthcare technology, speaks frequently in industry and policy forums, serves on the healthcare advisory board of MIT Sloan, holds an MD from the Hebrew University and an MPH from Harvard. He is a sailor, scuba-diver and, between September and February, a devoted football fan.

Scott Shipman, MD, MPH

Director of Clinical Innovations Director of Primary Care Affairs Association of American Medical Colleges

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Scott Shipman, MD, MPH

Association of American Medical Colleges

Scott Shipman, MD, MPH, is Director of Clinical Innovations and Director of Primary Care Affairs at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Dr. Shipman works with a wide range of health system leaders to promote effective innovations in ambulatory care delivery and teaching. He guides AAMC activities promoting emerging high-value ambulatory care models, and leads the organization’s work supporting and scaling effective telehealth efforts in teaching health systems. He founded and guides Project CORE (Coordinating Optimal Referral Experiences), an innovative clinical model that establishes higher quality care and greater efficiency at the interface of primary care and specialty care.

A general pediatrician and health services researcher by training, Dr. Shipman has studied the health care workforce and associated policy extensively. He was the founding medical director for the first physician assistant training program in New Hampshire, and prior to that created the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Pediatric Safety Center, the first of its kind on the west coast. Dr. Shipman maintains a faculty position at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, where he teaches in the master of public health (MPH) program and supports clinical redesign efforts for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock system.

Brian S. Skow, MD, MBA, CPE

Chief Medical Officer Avel eCARE

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Brian S. Skow, MD, MBA, CPE

Avel eCARE

Dr. Brian S. Skow currently serves as the Avel eCARE Chief Medical Officer. Avel eCARE provides telehealth services to more than 600 facilities across 36 states and has impacted over 2 million patients since their inception in 1993. At eCARE, Dr. Skow provides oversight to a unique breadth of telehealth service lines, including ICU, Pharmacy, Hospitalist, Senior Care, School Nurse, Virtual Consult, Prison Health, Specialty Clinic, Indian Health Services, Behavioral Health and Emergency. In addition, he has served as the Medical Director of Avel eCare Emergency and in this role has logged over 15,000 hours of direct patient telehealth experiences.

In the span since Avera eCARE Emergency’s launch, Dr. Skow has seen the eCARE Emergency program grow to over 220 sites across 16 states.  As an Avel Emergency Physician for the past 18 years, Dr. Skow brings a wealth of emergency department experience to the eCARE team and has stated, “It’s a rewarding experience to serve the underserved populations of rural healthcare, especially in their time of need. This is Emergency Medicine in its purest form.”

Dr. Skow attended Medical School at the University of North Dakota. He completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. He is a MBA graduate of the University of Sioux Falls Vucurevich School of Business. Dr. Skow was awarded the Certified Physician Executive credential through the American Association for Physician Leadership. He is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. His special interests include telehealth, emergency department management, bedside ultrasound, toxicology and critical care procedures as well as serving as an aeromedical physician for LifeFlight.

 

Andrew R. Watson, MD. MLitt

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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Andrew R. Watson, MD. MLitt

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Dr. Andrew Watson, MD, is a fourth-generation surgeon and the eighth surgeon in his family. He is an actively practicing colorectal surgeon specializing in minimally invasive inflammatory bowel diseases and re-operative abdominal surgery. He is the primary colorectal surgeon in the IBD medical home. He actively uses and helps to develop telemedicine at UPMC with a focus on remote patient monitoring. He has personally done more than 500 virtual consults including preoperative, postoperative, telerounding, intraoperative and remote patient monitoring.

He blends his career working for UPMC International, Insurance Services and Health Services Divisions to practice and help envision the transformation of health care, with a focus on remote patient monitoring. He is past President of the American Telemedicine Association.

Founding Board

The American Board of Telehealth was established in 2019 under the leadership of a Founding Board made up of representatives from Avera E-Care and the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. Their vision and initiative helped shape the course of the American Board of Telehealth from its inception, and their contributions are greatly appreciated.

Founding Board members include:

  • Mandy Bell
  • Deanna Larson
  • Walter Panzirer
  • Kelly Rhone, M.D.
  • Kristi Sidel
  • Matthew Stanley, D.O.
  • Jay Weems