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Bonnie Britton, MSN, RN, ATAF
Executive Director, Reconnect4health

Bonnie is recognized as a telehealth pioneer and expert. She has dedicated the past 18 years of her career as a nurse, advancing the adoption and implementation of telehealth both nationally and internationally. Bonnie was the 13th inductee into the American Telemedicine Association's (ATA) College of Fellows in 2010. Bonnie is a previous ATA Board Member, chaired the ATA Home Telehealth SIG, chaired the ATA Home Telehealth Clinical Guidelines Development Committee, co-chaired the ATA Home Telehealth Satisfaction Item Bank, and member of the ATA Policy, Awards and Nominating Committees. Bonnie has provided expertise to the United Nations Human Settlement Programme, the Ontario Telehomecare Project, Continua Health Alliance: Blueprint for ACA Pilots in Washington DC and the Senate Sub-committee for Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. Under Bonnie's leadership, Vidant Health implemented a post discharge remote patient monitoring program at 7 hospitals. In 2 years, the health system experienced a 67% reduction in hospitalizations and a 68% reduction in bed days. Prior to this, Bonnie implemented the first Remote Patient Monitoring program at a Federally Qualified Health Center which in 5 years demonstrated statistically significant reductions in both hospitalizations and bed days. 

Bonnie founded Reconnect4Health in 2015 to provide patient centered remote monitoring for patients with chronic conditions who are hi-risk, hi-cost, and vulnerable.  Reconnect4Health is a nurse owned company which provides state of the art care management to change the patient's paradigm resulting in a more engaged health care experience. 

Administration
  • Business Models
  • Program Evaluation
  • Program Operations
  • Strategic Planning/Program Development
  • USAC Rural Health Care Programs
Telehealth Services
  • Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
  • Geriatrics
  • Primary Care
  • Remote Patient Monitoring
  • TeleDialysis
Telehealth Settings
  • School
  • Occupational/Workplace
  • Rural


Tamara Broadnax, MS, RN
Department Director, Telemedicine Center, VCU Health System

Tamara Broadnax, MS, RN is the Director of Telemedicine at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. She has a BS in Human Factors Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Masters in Nursing Administration and Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has extensive Telemedicine experience from the Department of Veterans of Affairs where she managed the largest single facility installation in the country, and managed Remote Home Monitoring, Clinical Video and Store & Forward Programs. She has expertise in coding and program deployment, and sits by appointment, on an ADHOC Committee on Telemedicine for the Virginia Board of Medicine. Administration
  • Strategic Planning/Program Development
  • USAC Rural Health Care Program
  • Policy
  • Reimbursement
  • Program Operations
Telehealth Services
  • Remote Patient Monitoring
  • Emergency Medicine including Tele-stroke
  • Geriatrics
  • Mental Health
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Specialty Care
  • Specialty Care: Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Endocrine, Genetics, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders, Oral Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Rheumatology, Urology
Telehealth Settings
  • Academic Medical Center
  • Correctional
  • Rural
  • Urban
  • Hospital/Health system

Chris Budig
Telehealth Program Manager, Reading Health System

Chris Budig is the Telehealth Program Manager at Reading Health System and is currently creating a telehealth program from the ground up.  He is responsible for operational, financial, programmatic and personnel activities.  

Chris Budig has been in the field of telehealth since 1994. He was the telemedicine coordinator at the University of Kansas (KU) during the inception of its program. He helped develop, test and implement the technology utilized at KU and worked with medical staff to evaluate the efficacy of telehealth equipment. In 1998, he took on the challenge of program development as Director of Mountaineer Doctor Television (MDTV) at West Virginia University. For eleven years he worked with rural communities to find what specialty care was needed and brought it to them via telemedicine. Prior to his present position at Reading Health, Chris served as the Executive Director of the West Virginia Telehealth Alliance (WVTA).  His experience with Universal Services original program was invaluable with a Rural Healthcare Pilot Project (RHCPP) grant awarded to the WVTA. Experience gained while working on this complex grant has given Mr. Budig expert knowledge on how to navigate the Universal Services program.  .

Administration
  • Program Evaluation
  • Program Operations
  • Reimbursement
  • Strategic Planning/Program Development
  • Telehealth Technology
  • USAC Rural Health Care Programs
Telehealth Services
  • Mental Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Specialty Care: Dermatology, Neurology
Telehealth Settings
  • Academic Medical Center
  • Correctional
  • School
  • Rural

David Cattell-Gordon
Director, Office of Telemedicine, UVA Center for Telehealth

David Cattell-Gordon, M.Div., MSW is a faculty member in Public Health Sciences and the School of Nursing at the University of Virginia and also serves as co-Director of The Healthy Appalachia Institute at UVA-Wise. At UVA he is the Director of Telemedicine and Rural Network Development and has been appointed a fellow of the UVA School of Architecture. David, who was born and raised in the coalfields of West Virginia, is a community organizer by training with advanced degrees in divinity and social work. He the founder of the Virginia Institute of Autism and is a member of the American Telemedicine Association and the National Association of Social Workers. Administration
  • Business Models
  • Policy
  • Program Evaluation
  • Program Operations
  • Reimbursement
  • Strategic Planning/Program Development
  • Telehealth Technology
  • USAC Rural Health Care Program
Telehealth Services
  • Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
  • Emergency Medicine including Telestroke
  • Geriatrics
  • Mental Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Specialty Care: Dermatology, Mammography, Infectious Disease, Neurology, High Risk Obstetrics, Colposcopy, Ostomy, Cystic Fibrosis, Radiology, Wound Care
  • Remote Patient Monitoring
  • Other: Global Telehealth
Telehealth Settings
  • Academic Medical Center
  • Rural

Steven Dean, MS
Administrative Director, Telemedicine Operations, Inova Health System

Steven Dean, MS, is the Director of Telemedicine for the Inova Health System, a six hospital system in the Northern Virginia region. He has been involved in telehealth since 2007 serving in operational and administrative capacities. Steve is a past Chair of the mHealth Special Interest Group for the American Telemedicine Association and a member of the Virginia Telehealth Network. His expertise is technical administration of telemedicine and mobile services.

Administration
  • Business Models
  • Program Evaluation
  • Program Operations
  • Strategic Planning/Program Development
Telehealth Services
  • Emergency Medicine including Telestroke
  • Pediatrics
  • Tele-ICU
  • Mental Health
  • Specialty Care: Neurosurgery, Dermatology, Infectious Disease
Telehealth Settings
  • Hospital/Health System
  • Correctional
  • Urban
Kirby Resized

Kirby Farrell
Co-Founder & Executive Officer, Locus Health

Kirby Farrell is a nationally-recognized expert in broadband-enabled technologies, with more than 30 years of experience as a health care IT and telecom entrepreneur. Partnering with health care analytics executive Andy Archer, Kirby founded BroadAxe Technology Partners in 2008 and subsequently launched Locus Health (formerly known as Broad Axe Care Coordination) to leverage Telemedicine to transform chronic disease management in high-risk, high-cost patient populations. Locus Health works with clients including University of Virginia Health System and Rothman Institute as well as UF Shands Children’s Hospital. Administration
  • Business Models
  • Program Evaluation
  • Program Operations
  • Reimbursement
  • Telehealth Technology
  • USAC Rural Health Care Programs
Telehealth Services
  • Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
  • Geriatrics
  • Remote Patient Monitoring
Telehealth Settings
  • Occupational/Workplace
  • Rural
 

Steve North, MD, MPH
Founder and Medical Director and


Amanda Martin
Executive Director, Center for Rural Health Innovation/MY-Health-e-Schools

Dr. North is a nationally recognized leader in school-based telemedicine and rural telehealth. He founded the Health-e-Schools school-based telemedicine program that currently provides access to primary care, preventive cardiology and psychiatry to over 8000 students at 22 schools in the mountains of western NC. He also serves as the Outpatient Medical Director at the Mission Center for Telehealth. All of this is in addition to his role as a Family Physician and Adolescent Medicine specialist, serving the local community in Mitchell County, NC.

Amanda is the Executive Director for the Center for Rural Health Innovation located in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. As Executive Director, Amanda helped establish and grow a school-based telemedicine program from three pilot sites to a 22-site program in three rural school districts, which she now supervises. Amanda's areas of expertise cover a wide range from day-to-day equipment troubleshooting to program design and implementation. With an extensive background in medical office management, she understands the importance & challenges of expanding healthcare access in rural counties. Amanda's recent accomplishments include being accepted to the Executive Masters program at the Gillings School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina, through which she will earn her Masters in Healthcare Administration.
Administration
  • Business Models
  • Program Evaluation
  • Program Operations
  • Reimbursement
  • Strategic Planning/Program Development
  • Telehealth Technology
Telehealth Services
  • Mental Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Primary Care
Telehealth Settings
  • School
  • Rural/Rural Hospitals

Jay Ostrowski, MA, NCC, LPC-S, DCC, ACS
CEO, Behavioral Health Innovation and CEO, Adaptive Telehealth

Jay Ostrowski helps mental health programs of all sizes develop regional and national online telemental health services, create online therapy clinical workflows, create award-winning niche applications, and train clinicians in the safe and legal use of technology for online therapy. He’s a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, the president of Behavioral Health Innovation (BHI) and the current president of ISMHO. As a consummate researcher, he maintains a comprehensive database of telemental health applications, networks, programs, and online therapy laws in all fifty states for all major mental health professions. 

Jay can assist with service creation, choosing HIPAA compliant technology, creating referral resources, reimbursement, online practice management and training online clinical providers.

Administration
  • Business Models
  • Program Evaluation
  • Program Operations
  • Reimbursement
  • Strategic Planning/Program Development
  • Telehealth Technology
Telehealth Services
  • Mental Health
Telehealth Settings
  • Primary care -mental health integration
  • In-home services
  • Correctional
  • School
  • Occupational/Workplace
  • Rural

Mike Patterson
CEO, Totier Technologies

Mike brings over 30 years of experience in healthcare technology to the team. He served as the technical manager for the University of Virginia Office of Telemedicine, an industry pioneer, and one of the largest and most successful telemedicine programs in the country. Through thousands of clinical encounters, Mike has facilitated telehealth at every level, including: • Needs assessment • Hardware and software evaluation • Connectivity testing and troubleshooting • Scheduling and administration • Training of technical, support, and medical staff.

Administration

  • Business Models
  • Telehealth Technology
  • Program Evaluation
  • Program Operations
  • Strategic Planning/Program Development

Telehealth Services

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Mental Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Primary Care
  • Remote Patient Monitoring
  • Tele-ICU

Telehealth Settings

  • Academic Medical Center
  • Correctional
  • School
  • Rural
  • Urban
  • Home
  • Hospital/Health System
  • Occupational/Workplace

Rob Sprang, MBA
Director, Kentucky TeleCare and Board of Directors Chair, Kentucky TeleHealth Network

Rob has been the Director of Kentucky TeleCare, the telehealth program based at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center since September, 1996 and the co-project Manager of the statewide Kentucky TeleHealth Network since 2000. Active in state and federal telehealth policy initiatives, he is the past President of the Board of Directors for the Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) in Washington, DC, the preeminent organization in the field of telehealth and e-health legal and regulatory research and advocacy. Rob was responsible for state legislation that created the Kentucky TeleHealth Network, the statewide telehealth program that includes over 200 healthcare facilities and also mandated Medicaid and private insurance companies reimburse for telehealth encounters in Kentucky.

Administration

  • Business Models
  • Policy
  • Program Operations
  • Reimbursement
  • Strategic Planning/Program Development
  • Telehealth Technology

Telehealth Services

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Mental Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Primary Care
  • Specialty Care:

Telehealth Settings

  • Academic Medical Center
  • Correctional
  • School
  • Occupational/Workplace
  • Rural

Joe Tracy, MS Vice President, Connected Care and Innovation, Lehigh Valley Health Network

Mr. Tracy has been working in the area of telehealth since 1993. Joe is a Past Chair of the American Telemedicine Association’s (ATA) Institutional Council and is the immediate past President of the Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law. In 2003, Mr. Tracy accepted the ATA President’s Award on behalf of the Missouri Telehealth Network and in 2006, Joe accepted ATA’s Leadership Award. In 2013, Joe was one of three members of the Lehigh Valley Health Network to accept the ANCC’s Magnet Prize for “Telehealth Services – Cutting Edge Programs that have Transformed Inter-professional Practice and Enhanced Patient Care Outcomes”. Mr. Tracy drafted the telehealth Medicare reimbursement language for the Southern Governors Association in 1999 and for U.S. Senate Bill 2505, which significantly improved Medicare reimbursement for telehealth in October 2001. Joe has also testified before Congress and the Federal Communications Commission on issues related to telehealth. In 2014, Joe was appointed to the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Telemedicine Advisory Committee.

Administration

  • Business Models
  • Policy
  • Program Operations
  • Reimbursement
  • Strategic Planning/Program Development

Telehealth Services

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Mental Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Remote Patient Monitoring
  • Specialty Care: Burn, Infectious Disease, Trauma, Wound Care, Radiology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Neurology
  • TeleICU

Telehealth Settings

  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient Facilities
  • SNFs
  • Schools
  • Homes

Cheryl Sullivan
Owner, South River Consultants, LLC and

 

Gene Sullivan
Program Manager, Office of Telemedicine, UVA Center for Telehealth

Cheryl earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland majoring in Business Management. She worked for over 16 years in the banking industry as a portfolio manager. In 2003 Cheryl started her own small business. She has been working with the Universal Service Fund Rural Health Care Program providing support to rural clinics, small rural hospitals and large state wide networks.

Eugene “Gene” earned his undergraduate degree from Saint Peter’s College and a Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California. Following the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 he was appointed to the FCC’s Health Care Advisory Board. He has been engaged with the Rural Health Care Program for over 16 years both as a health care provider and a consultant to both the FCC and the Universal Service Administrative Company.

Administration

  • USAC Rural Health Care Program

Telehealth Settings

  • Rural