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Carol Steltenkamp, University of Kentucky
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Carol Steltenkamp, M.D., MBA (Proxy for UK) is a board-certified General Pediatrician with experience in private practice and traditional academic medicine. Dr. Steltenkamp received a B.S. from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH and an M.D. from the University of Cincinnati. After completing her MBA at the University of Kentucky, she became particularly interested in Healthcare Information Technology and Financing and their impact on her ability to provide the highest quality of care for her patients. Dr. Steltenkamp is currently the Chief Medical Information Officer for UK HealthCare where they have become national leaders in the deployment of the electronic Health Record.


Baretta Casey, North Fork Valley Health Center
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In October 2002, Dr. Casey joined the UK Department of Family and Community Medicine as professor and vice-chair of the East KY Campus and also served as the director of the East Kentucky Family Medicine Residency Program until February 2007.  In November 2005, she became director of the UK Center for Excellence in Rural Health and continues to serve as vice-chair of the UK Department of Family and Community Medicine, East KY Campus.
Dr. Casey had previously been in solo practice in Pikeville Kentucky.   She is the founder of the Pike County Domestic Violence Board, Inc., and worked on developing the “Domestic Violence Shelter Safe Place” in Pike County. Dr. Casey served as a member on the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Governor’s Task Force on Domestic Violence Crime, 1993—2000 and was a member of the Governor’s Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse, 2000—2002.  In 2003, she implemented the Hazard Medical Education Foundation, Inc. Dr. Casey is actively involved and on numerous committees with the American Academy of Family Physicians, Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association, Kentucky Medical Association, Pike County Medical Society and Perry County Medical Society and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.  In 2006, she was inducted as president of the Kentucky Medical Association and in 2007, inducted as president of the Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. Casey has earned the AMA Physician Recognition Award several times and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.  She has received numerous awards for academic medicine, community involvement and patient advocacy issues. She eaned a B.A. from Pikeville College, graduating Cum Laude; and a M.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Casey received graduate training at Trover Clinic Family Medicine Residency Program in Madisonville, KY and a M.P.H. with an emphasis on Health Systems Management from the University of Kentucky College of Public Health
Dr. Casey’s special interests involve domestic violence issues, adolescent medicine, diabetes, and end-of-life and palliative care.  She implemented a new end-of-life and palliative care curriculum during the residents’ 2004-2005 academic year.


Larry Cook, University of Louisville
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Larry Cook, M.D. (proxy for UofL) was appointed by the UofL Board of Trustees as Executive Vice President for Health Affairs (EVPHA) in April, 2005, after serving in an interim capacity since August, 2004. He assumed the leadership of the UofL Health Sciences Center, located in downtown Louisville, which includes oversight of the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Public Health, as well as 17 centers and institutes. As EVPHA, Dr. Cook also serves as a key member of President James Ramsey's leadership team. Dr. Cook is a member of the University Medical Center, Inc. Board of Directors and also serves as Chairman and CEO of the UofL Health Care Board of Directors. Dr. Cook joined the UofL faculty in 1974 after completing his pediatric residency at the University of Colorado Medical Center and his neonatology fellowship at UofL. He was named chair of the pediatrics department and chief of staff at Kosair Children's Hospital in 1994, and is a practicing neonatologist, who is regarded as the architect of advanced technology neonatal intensive care in the region. He also is past president and chairman of the School of Medicine's practice plan board and the Medical School Practice Association. Dr. Cook obtained his B.S. and M.D. from the University of Louisville.


Amey Hugg, University Hospital Pharmacy
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Amey C. Hugg, R.Ph. is the Pharmacy Informatics Coordinator at the University of Louisville Hospital. Ms. Hugg has many years of experience in medical management services, clinical pharmacy, and systems development. She has held critical, progressively demanding management positions in clinical pharmacy and formulary management, including 9 years in corporate-level management. She previously served as the Deputy Program Manager and Director of Pharmacy for Kentucky Medicaid. This progression of increasingly strategic management positions required development of an extensive working knowledge of Health Care Informatics. Ms. Hugg, an active preceptor for over seventeen years, developed clinical rotations in informatics for pharmacy residents and students at the hospital. She is a community-based faculty member of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Sullivan College of Pharmacy.  Ms. Hugg has been active in various national and state organizations during her entire career and has previously served on the Board of the Kentucky Pharmacists Association, the Jefferson County Academy of Pharmacy Board of Governors, and the Planned Parenthood Medical Advisory Board. She is currently a member of the Board of the Kentucky Society for Health-System Pharmacy and the Kentucky Chapter of Health Information and Management Systems Society (Bluegrass HIMSS) Board. A graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and a fourth generation pharmacist, Hugg resides in Prospect and is a native of Frankfort.


Shawn Crouch, Cabinet for Health and Family Services
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Shawn M. Crouch joined the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services in February 2004.  He served as the Executive Officer to the Undersecretary for Health, Mark D. Birdwhistell, until May 2005. His responsibilities included the monitoring and management of programs and policy for the Departments of Medicaid, Public Health, Certificate of Need and Mental Health/Mental Retardation. During this period, Mr. Crouch was instrumental in the development of the Medicaid Modernization platform and the redesign of the state employee health insurance program.  Mr. Crouch was appointed in the summer of 2005 to the Executive Director role of the newly created Office of Health Policy. Charged with policy development, health agency oversight and state employee health insurance policy, the Office of Health Policy is positioned to integrate and coordinate between Medicaid, Mental Health & Mental Retardation, Certificate of Need, Public Health and Health Insurance.  Prior to his expanding roles in the Health Cabinet, Mr. Crouch served as the Director of Government Relations for a regional health insurer based in Lexington, KY.  He also has experience working in hospitals and physician practices.  Mr. Crouch is a graduate of the College of Allied Health at the University of Kentucky with a BS in Health Administration. He will complete a Masters of Public Health degree in Spring of 2007. A Kentucky native, Mr. Crouch currently resides in Lexington, KY.

Mike Lorch, Anthem
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Mike Lorch is Vice President of Health Care Management for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.  He has worked for Anthem and its predecessor companies for thirty five years in various capacities of health plan management.  He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, and is a MBA from the University of Louisville Business School.  He is on the Boards of Directors of the Louisville Zoo Foundation, the Portland Neighborhood House and Health Kentucky.  Mr. Lorch resides in Louisville Kentucky.


Trudi Matthews, Cabinet for Health and Family Services
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Trudi Matthews serves as the Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of the Secretary at the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS). In her role with the Cabinet, Mrs. Matthews is responsible for overseeing the Cabinet’s work on e-Health as well as working with the Kentucky e-Health Network Board, a statewide public-private leadership group that is responsible for developing and implementing a statewide e-Health Network.  From September 2005 to December 2006, she was appointed to serve as Chief Policy Advisor and Division Director in the CHFS Office of Health Policy.  The Office of Health Policy is an internal CHFS think tank that gathers data, provides policy analysis and advises the Secretary and senior cabinet staff on a number of policy issues.
Prior to joining the Cabinet, Mrs. Matthews served as Associate Director for Health Policy at The Council of State Governments' (CSG).  From 1999 through 2005, she was responsible for overseeing all of CSG’s health policy programs and working with federal health agencies as well as staffing a national Health Task Force comprised of state legislative and executive branch leaders from around the country.  Before joining CSG, Mrs. Matthews worked for Administrators in Medicine, a national association for state medical board executives.  She also worked as an Executive Officer and Information Analyst at the Iowa Board of Medical Examiners, where she handled legislative tracking, policy analysis and administered the Board’s diversion program for impaired physicians. 
Trudi received her B.A. and M.A. in political science from Iowa State University.  She resides in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband and four children.


Janna Meek, Humana
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Janna Meek joined the company in September 2003 as the Humana’s Director, Provider Connectivity Services.  In this role, she is accountable for the enterprise-wide acquisition of all paper and electronic claims from the provider and delivery to the adjudication platform.  She is also responsible for the provider portal on Humana.com and Availity.com which houses real time transactions and claims web submission engine.  Additionally, she directs  teams of consulting professional throughout the nation who work directly with providers to enable electronic submission of transactions in an effort to drive down administrative costs in the providers’ offices and for the industry.  Recently Ms. Meek was named Director, Integrated Provider Solutions and Provider Process Owner where she picked up the additional responsibilities of implementing more efficient and effective internal and external provider processes and systems for provider services.  Prior to joining Humana, Mrs. Meek held the position of Director eBusiness Services with Sierra Health Services in Las Vegas, NV.  She began her payer career at Anthem Insurance in Indianapolis, IN in 1992. Ms. Meek is a graduate of Berea College, Berea, KY and holds the designation of Professional from the Academy for Healthcare Management.


Susan Miller, Family Practice Associates of Lexington
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Since 1990, Susan Miller has been Administrator for Family Practice Associates of Lexington (KY).  In 1999, she spearheaded implementation of a computerized medical record for her family practice group which continued with the incremental implementation of a fully electronic health record (EHR).  A member of the national and Kentucky Medical Group Management Associations, Ms. Miller is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives.  In November 2005, Ms. Miller was appointed to the Board of Commissioners for the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) and will serve a second term as commissioner through November 2009.  She functions as a CCHIT juror for ambulatory EHR product certification.  In 2007, Ms. Miller was named to the Board of Directors for the Kentucky E-Health Corporation.  She is a member of the advisory group for the Kentucky Health Information Partnership (K-HIP) and the Health Information Technology Adoption Committee of the Kentucky e-Health Network Board.  Susan is on the part-time faculty staff at Eastern Kentucky University.  She received her nursing degree from Eastern Kentucky University in 1977 and graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1990.


Elizabeth Regan, Morehead State University

Dr. Elizabeth Regan is Professor and Chair of the Information Systems Department at Morehead State University. Dr. Regan holds a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut and completed a year of additional graduate work at Colorado State University.  She has also held appointments as an adjunct at New York University and 7 years as an instructor in the University of Connecticut School of Business. She brings to the classroom 16 years of management experience in industry, where she was responsible for many projects involving system design and implementation, end-user computing, knowledge management, and organizational transformation.  Her research interests are primarily in the area of information technology, innovation, and organizational change.  She is the lead author on two college texts, the most recent being End-User Information Systems: Implementing Individual and Work Group Technologies, 2nd Ed., Prentice Hall, 2001.  She has presented her work in numerous national and international forums and publications.


Thomas Kmetz, Norton-Audobon Hospital
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Thomas D. Kmetz (Tom) has served as a senior executive with Norton Healthcare since 1998.  Originally recruited to serve as the President and Administrator of Norton Audubon Hospital, he more recently has been asked to provide leadership to Norton operations in the entire south/central market of the metro area.  Mr. Kmetz joined the organization at the time Norton Healthcare purchased the Audubon, Suburban and Southwest facilities from Columbia/HCA and has led the organization throughout this transition.  In addition to his professional responsibilities, he is the past President of the Healthservice Council of Metropolitan Louisville, past Chair of the Board for the American Heart Association, and sits on the Finance Committee of the Archdiocese of Louisville.  Further, he sits on the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Hospital Association and serves as a member of its Executive Committee.  Prior to joining Norton, he spent 12 years in various capacities at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  Mr. Kmetz has a Bachelor’s of Health Services degree from the University of Kentucky, a Master’s degree in Hospital and Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota.  He is a Louisville, Kentucky native, married to Tammy and has three children.


Preston Gorman, Bluegrass Family Health
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Preston Gorman is Director of Information Technology for Bluegrass Family Health. Since 1997, Mr. Gorman has worked on information technology projects in both the public and private sectors. He is a 1997 graduate of the University of Kentucky and earned a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2006. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).  Mr. Gorman resides in Lexington, Kentucky.


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