Our Advisory Board

HIAN Advisory board members

Health Informatics and Analytics Advisory Board members volunteer their expertise, providing timely advice and strategic guidance regarding secular trends in business and workforce development needs within health informatics and analytics and related industries.  Board members also provide operational support to the Program and otherwise champion the Program, its students, and its graduates. In addition to the formal board planning sessions, members may be asked to participate in panel discussions around industry topics, informal mentoring programs, and classroom presentations.

Below, we list our current board members and their current professional appointments.  Please bear in mind that members' participation on our board is a personal choice: their participation and the views they express do not necessarily reflect those of their employers.


Company Name

Position Title

Chris Blanchette
Novo Nordisk
Senior Director & Head, Real World Data & Analytics
Kelly Coleman
Senior Vice President, Operations
Patrick Curry
IBM Watson Health: Explorys
Commercial Leader, Life Sciences Data and Analytics
Nicole Faucher
Vice President, Global Services Sales
Shannon Fuller (Chair)
Gray Matter Analytics
Director, Governance Advisory Services
Abdul Kader (Vice Chair)
Senior Director, Health and Wellness
Saugat Karki (MS '18)
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Fellow, Public Health Informatics
Michael Korvink
Premier, Inc
Senior Data Scientist, Quality & Regulatory
Kevin Manning
Cardinal Innovations Healthcare
Vice President, Medical Economics
Brent Matthewson
Carolina Complete Health (A Centene Company)
Director, Data & Analytics
David Olaleye
Principal Research Statistician
Walter Reid
Vice President, Business Development
Jason Roberge
Atrium Health
Senior Data Scientist
Shawn Sullivan
BlueCross BlueShield NC
Leader, Enterprise Analytics
Yilian Yuan
Senior Vice President, Global Data Science and Advanced Analytics
Bill Zwigard
Novant Health
Director, Enterprise Data Management Services