Executive Committee

The PHCP Steering Committee has elected an Interim Executive Committee (IEC) that will guide the development of the PHCP in accordance with ASTHO’s contractual obligations to CDC and CDC’s priorities. IEC responsibilities will include monitoring the PHCP’s progress on its strategic map, identifying and coordinating project priorities with ASTHO and CDC funder, overseeing the work of the PHCP committees, considering specific services to be offered on the PHCP, and exploring novel means for funding and sustaining the PHCP as an evolving, independent entity.

IEC membership was restricted to current PHCP Steering Committee members or special advisors who are employed by a state or local governmental agency or non-profit organization. The IEC is comprised of ASTHO- and NACCHO-designated members as co-chairs, five Steering Committee members as at-large members, and the ASTHO project lead and CDC project officer as ex officio members:

John Thomas ‘J.T.’ Lane

ASTHO co-chair

Principal, Health Management Associates


Arthur Davidson

NACCHO co-chair

Director, Public Health Informatics, Epidemiology, and Preparedness at the Denver Public Health


Paula Soper

Ex Officio member

Senior Director and PHCP Project Lead at ASTHO


Laura Conn

Ex Officio member

PHCP CDC Project Officer



Bill Brand


Director, Public Health Informatics Science at the Public Health Informatics Institute


Jim Collins


Director, Communicable Disease Division at the Michigan Dept of Community Health


Mark Conde


Associate Director, EMPH Applied Public Health Informatics Program at the Emory Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University


Rebecca Coyle


Executive Director of the American Immunization Registry Association (AIRA)


Bryant Karras


Chief Public Health Informatics Officer (Sr. Epidemiologist) and Meaningful Use Coordinator at the State of Washington, Department of Health