WVHIMSS Board of Directors

President

Sonia Chambers
West Virginia Health Information Network
Chief Operation Officer

Sonia Chambers has a wide variety of heath care experience. She began her professional life working for Congressman Bob Wise, serving as Legislative Aid, Legislative Director and Staff to the House Budget Committee. In 1992, Ms. Chambers returned to West Virginia where she served in various state government capacities including Director of Policy for Governor Caperton, Special Assistant for Coordinated Health Purchasing for the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency and Deputy Secretary for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. In 2001, she was appointed to the West Virginia Health Care Authority (WVHCA). As Chair of WVHCA, she oversaw administration of hospital Rate Review, Certificate of Need, Clinical Data Analysis and Financial Disclosure. Since 2015 she has led the West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN), the state’s Health Information Exchange. In addition to public sector positions focused on health care, Chambers has worked for Marshall Health as the Affiliation Manager and Corporate Compliance Officer.

Vice-President

Julie Williams
Quality Insights
Practice Transformation Specialist

Julie Williams is a Practice Transformation Specialist for Quality Insights. Ms. Williams has been in Health care Management for the past 15 years. She is the past Office Managers Association President for the State of WV, during this time set sat on numerous federal, state legislative and state advisory committees. She is currently working on Quality Insights' Quality Payment Program (QPP) Support Center project that helps clinicians in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey prepare for and succeed in CMS' QPP Program. In the past she helped healthcare professional transitioning to electronic health records and reaching meaningful use standards. She is a certified Medical Coder. Her mission is to bring people and information together to improve health.

Past-President

Dennis Lee
Cabell Huntington Hospital
Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Dennis Lee has been Cabell Huntington Hospital's (CHH) Vice President and Chief Information Officer since August 2011. Since that time, the organization has implemented CPOE, physician documentation, and a host of other HIT functionality. CHH has attested for Meaningful Use Stage 1 and reached HIMSS Stage 6 recognition. In his remaining time, Dennis sits on both the Huntington YMCA Board of Directors and the Marshall University Health Informatics Advisory Council.

Prior to this position, Dennis held roles at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI, and Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH. His remaining work experience includes positions with Lucent Technologies and the United States Air Force.

Treasurer

Joe Weber
Quality Insights
Director of IT

Joe Weber is the Director of IT Infrastructure at Quality Insights. He has more than 20 years in the Information Technology field that includes routing and switching, servers, call center management, VoIP, programming and even desk side support. As Director, Joe and his team of Engineers are responsible for making sure Quality Insights’ complex infrastructure environment achieves the highest level of uptime, security protections, and technologies along with providing an annual budget strategy. This complex environment spans over five states along with a national remote workforce that require 24/7 access capabilities. The last ten years have been specific to health information technology (HIT) which has further enhanced his expertise ranging from system redundancy, disaster recovery, encryption, among many other technologies and best practices.

Joe has a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and a degree in Business Administration. He holds several certifications in IT including MCSE, MCITP and CCNA.

Secretary

Wendy Ross
WVU Medicine
Senior Systems Analyst

Wendy Ross is currently working at University Healthcare in the Eastern Panhandle as a Senior Systems Analyst for WVU Medicine IT. She has worked in healthcare IT in West Virginia for over 18 years. She is well-rounded in IT, having held various positions including hardware, network, applications, and supervisor roles.

Member at Large

Amber Nary
UniCare Health Plan of West Virginia, Inc.
Care Consultant

As a Care Consultant for UniCare Health Plan of WV, Amber works with primary care providers on care delivery transformation efforts aimed at improving quality and reducing unnecessary costs. Amber’s background in healthcare is broad and diverse; she has been involved in Health Information Exchange (HIE) initiatives in Missouri and West Virginia. Her background in HIE includes program management, policy development and provider recruitment. Amber also has Medicaid managed care experience which includes recruiting providers to participate in innovative shared savings arrangements.

Her interest in the IT industry developed through her participation in the WV Governor’s Internship Program where she had the opportunity to work at the WV Office of Technology in 2006. Of particular interest to Amber is the potential that population health analytic tools, clinical decision support tools and health information exchange capabilities have to assist the healthcare community in moving toward a healthcare system with improved quality outcomes and reduced costs.

Amber is a magna cum laude graduate of West Virginia University where she earned a B.A. Degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a specialization in Healthcare Administration.

Member at Large

Aaron Yanuzo
Project Manager
Mon Health

Member at Large

Anthony Adkins
Cabell Huntington Hospital
Director of Application Services

Member at Large

Matt Wedge
ABS Technology
Account Manager

Member at Large

Michelle Massie
Cabell Huntington Hospital

Member at Large

Matt Delong
Marshall Health