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Paul Biondich, MD MS
Twitter: @pbiondich
IRC: docpaul

Office Hours: Available as needed (please email to arrange for a time)


The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of OpenMRS, Inc. according to the strategic direction set by the OpenMRS community and OpenMRS, Inc's Board of Directors.


  • Oversee development of a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization

  • Oversee development of an operational/business plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the organization

  • Ensure that the programs and services offered by the organization contribute to the organization's mission and reflect the priorities of the Board

  • Act as a spokesperson for the organization

  • Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Board as appropriate and jointly with the Board when appropriate

  • Represent the organization at community activities to enhance the organization's community profile

  • Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the organization

  • Foster effective team work between the Board and the Executive Director and between the Executive Director and staff

  • Establish effective.collaborative working arrangements with implementers, funders, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization

  • Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of OpenMRS and OpenMRS Inc.

  • Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the organization

  • Administer the funds of the organization according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization

  • Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board

  • Research funding sources, oversee the development of fund raising plans and write funding proposals to increase the funds of the organization

  • Participate in fundraising activities as appropriate

  • Work with the Board and the OpenMRS community leadership to secure adequate funding for the operation of the organization

  • Work with staff to prepare a comprehensive budget

  • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization

  • Work with Operations Director to ensure that the operation of the organization meets the expectations of the OpenMRS community, and it's supporters

  • Coach / mentor team members as appropriate to improve performance

  • Recruit, and help select staff that have the right technical and personal abilities to help further the organization's mission

  • Monitor the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services of the organization to maintain or improve quality

  • Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization's programs and services

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