Christopher Bailey has worked at the World Health Organization for the last eight years, helping establish eHealth and Informatics at the WHO and pioneering the open standards and architectural approach to national eHealth strategies in resource poor settings. Through this work, Bailey sponsored the initial pilots of OpenMRS outside of Kenya and was a key developer of the collaborative peer learning approach that has been a hallmark of the OpenMRS community. Prior to his work at WHO, Bailey was in charge of the research division at the Rockefeller Foundation and introduced the discipline of Knowledge Management to the Foundation.
As the leader of the Mozilla Project, Mitchell Baker is responsible for organizing and motivating a massive, worldwide collective of employees and volunteers who are breathing new life into the Internet with the Mozilla Firefox Web browser and other Mozilla products. Mitchell was born and raised in Berkeley, California, receiving her BA in Asian Studies from UC Berkeley and her JD from the Boalt Hall School of Law. Mitchell has been the general manager of the Mozilla project since 1999. She served as CEO of Mozilla until January 2008, when the organization's rapid growth encouraged her to split her responsibilities and add a CEO. Mitchell remains deeply engaged in developing product offerings that promote the mission of empowering individuals. She also guides the overall scope and direction of Mozilla's mission.
As Executive Chairwoman of Mozilla, Mitchell continues her commitment to an open, innovative Web and the infinite possibilities it presents. TIME Magazine profiled Mitchell under “Scientists and Thinkers” in its 2005 TIME 100. She has also appeared on “The Charlie Rose Show” and “CNN Global Office” to discuss open source software and the Firefox phenomenon. In 2009, Mitchell was honored as winner of the Anita Borg Institute's 2009 Women of Vision Award. In 2010 she was the recipient of the Aenne Burda Award for Creative Leadership and was honored as the recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s 2010 Growth, Innovation and Leadership Award. She is also a part of the Henry Ford Museum's Innovator Program.
Jan Flowers is the Director of Global Health Informatics, and a Clinical Faculty member and Research Scientist in the School of Nursing at the University of Washington. She has worked in technology her entire career – as a programmer and innovator in corporate companies in her early years, delving into the field of health informatics over the past decade. She has received her BS in Psychology, and Bioethics and Medical History, from University of Washington, and her MSc in Health Law from UC San Francisco. Her passion is social justice and health equity, so she focuses her work on using health information systems to improve patient lives in resource constrained settings. In her role at the University of Washington, she directs the technical strategy and architecture for global health informatics programs in resource constrained settings, with projects based in Mozambique, Kenya, Cote d'Ivoire, Haiti, Vietnam, and Namibia. Her focus is on design and implementation of national and facility-level eHealth architectures; legislation, policy, and regulation overseeing eHealth; development of health information systems; standards-based health data exchange; and capacity building for long-term sustainability through open source communities and mentoring programs. In her work, she has directed national OpenMRS development and implementations for ~1000 health facilities across Mozambique, Kenya, and Vietnam.
In addition to her roles at the University of Washington and OpenMRS, Jan also serves as a health informatics advisor for the Washington Health Access Alliance, as a member of the Board of Directors for OpenELIS Foundation, and as a member of the Seattle Colleges Human Subjects Review Committee for student and faculty research.
William M. Tierney, M.D., is the President and CEO of the Regenstrief Institute, Inc., Interim Director for the Regenstrief Center of Biomedical Informatics, and a Chancellor's Professor and Sam Regenstrief Professor for Health Services Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine where he also serves as Associate Dean for Clinical Effectiveness Research.
His research focuses on implementing electronic health record systems (EHRs) in both hospital and outpatient venues in Indiana and in Kenya, where his team of developers implemented sub-Saharan Africa's first ambulatory EHR. This system has grown to support a network of more than 60 primary care clinics with records from more than 5 million visits and 700,000 patients, and has been expanded by Regenstrief and other developers to become OpenMRS, the most widely implemented open-source EHR in the developing world. Dir. Tierney helped implement one of the first computer-based provider order-entry systems in the U.S. in Wishard Health Services and has used it and other computer-based tools to enhance the quality and efficiency of health care. Dr. Tierney is a member of the Institute of Medicine, a Master of the American College of Physicians, and a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.
Currently, the OpenMRS Board of Directors has a seat available. If you're interested in fulfilling this role, please contact community@OpenMRS.org