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

Brent Matthewson

Cardinal Innovations

Director, Business Intelligence & Advanced Analytics

David Olaleye


Principal Research Statistician

Walter Reid

Allscripts Vice President, Business Development
Shawn Sullivan BlueCross BlueShield NC Leader, Enterprise Analytics
Yilian Yuan IQVIA Senior Vice President, Global Data Science and Advanced Analytics

Bill Zwigard

Novant Health

Director, Enterprise Data Management Services