Commission Members

Per Section 2503 of Public Act 137-2006, the HIT Commission will include thirteen (13) members, with representation including:

(a) The director of the department (the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services [DHHS]) or his or her designee

Elizabeth Nagel, MDHHS Senior Deputy Director  

(b) The director of the department of information technology (the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget [DTMB]) or his or her designee

Jack Harris, DTMB Chief Technology Officer

Term expires August 3, 2024

(c) One individual representing a nonprofit health care corporation operating pursuant to the nonprofit health care corporation reform act, 1980 PA 350, MCL 550.1101 to 550.1703

Marissa Ebersole-Wood, Ph.D.

Term expires August 3, 2022

(d) One individual representing hospitals

Jonathon Kufahl, Co-Chair

Term expires August 3, 2021

(e) One individual representing doctors of medicine

Michael Zaroukian, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.C.P., F.H.I.M.S.S.

Term expires August 3, 2023

(f) One individual representing doctors of osteopathic medicine and surgery

Paul LaCasse, D.O., M.P.H.

Term expires August 3, 2023

(g) One individual representing purchasers or employers

Pat Rinvelt

Term expires August 3, 2021

(h) One individual representing the pharmaceutical industry

Allison Brenner, PharmD

Term expries August 3, 2024

(i) One individual representing schools of medicine in Michigan

Norman Beauchamp, M.D.

Term expires August 3, 2021

(j) One individual representing the health information technology field

Jim VanderMey

Term expires August 3, 2022

(k) One individual representing pharmacists

Heather Somand, PharmD

Term expires August 3, 2022

(l) One individual representing health plans or other third party payers

Nicholas D'Isa, Chair

Term expires August 3, 2022

(m) One individual representing consumers

Renée Smiddy, M.S.B.A.

Term expires August 3, 2022