Leadership Biographies

Ken Rubin

Ken Rubin, Research Associate, University of Utah Department of Biomedical Informatics

Acting Executive Director of BPM+ Health

Ken Rubin is a Research Associate with the University of Utah Department of Biomedical Informatics, where his focus is on areas of health IT strategy, architecture, systems interoperability, business process management, and standards. He serves as the Acting Executive Director of BPM+ Health and was the Director of Standards and Interoperability for the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration. With over 20 years’ HIT experience as an enterprise and solution architect in industry both domestically and abroad, his focus has been health IT strategic planning, architecture, open systems, and interoperability of data, knowledge, and processes. Passionate about standards, he has held leadership roles in the Object Management Group and Logica Health and is an HL7 Fellow.

Pawan Goyal

Associate Executive Director, Quality, American College of Emergency Physicians

Co-chair of the Authoring Working Group at BPM+ Health

With more than 30 years of experience in healthcare delivery and management for large federal, state and local government contexts, Pawan Goyal is currently leading the Quality line of business for ACEP. The quality portfolio includes Clinical Emergency Data Registry (CEDR), Emergency Quality Network (E-QUAL), Quality Policy, Health Information Technology, Emergency Medicine Informatics, Patient Safety, and Performance Measures.

An Otolaryngologist by training, Pawan had 14 years of surgical practice in India prior to moving to the United States in 1998. As a recognized leader and subject matter expert on process re-engineering for healthcare and electronic health records interoperability, Pawan often serves as an author, panelist and public speaker in areas such as quality, patient safety, informatics, patient medical records, and effective EHR institutionalization and utilization.

An active member and contributor to the healthcare industry standards community, Pawan co-chairs the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Project Management Special Interest Group and serves on Davies Enterprise Steering Committee for Quality, Outcomes, and Value Realization. Goyal also serves on the Board of Examiners for Texas Quality Forum, American Council of Technology – Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) and The Society of Medical Consultants to the Armed Forces (SMCAF).

Amy Stowers

Amy Stowers, RN, MS, PMP, Director, Clinical Services, MAXIMUS Federal

Co-chair of the Authoring Working Group at BPM+ Health

Amy Stowers is the Director of Clinical Services MAXIMUS Federal Health and OMG Certified in BPM2. She is a transformational healthcare executive, who is passionate about helping motivated enterprises optimize talent, improve operational processes, and leverage innovative technologies for intelligent business optimization. Ms. Stowers is known as a thought leader, applying a unique perspective from industry to the panorama of the issues facing healthcare. As a trusted, stellar, change architect, she has led high-performance teams to create and execute clinical workflows that add value and improve patient outcomes.

Ms. Stowers has previously served as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Clinical Information Officer, Chief Information Officer, Product Development Specialist, Program Manager, and expert consultant. Recently, Ms. Stowers worked with the VA Modernization Leadership to develop approaches and communication channels that maximized strategic messaging and stakeholder engagement. In working with the new Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) eMedicine/Virtual Health Program Office at NAVMEDWEST, Ms. Stowers applied her extensive program management, healthcare, and technology expertise to support Navy Medicine.

Ms. Stowers earned her Master of Science Degree in Nursing Informatics and Administration from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Washington Adventist University. She is also certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP). Ms. Stowers has served as President of the American College of Healthcare Executive Association National Capital Chapter and is HIMSS NCA Membership Chair.

Cary Paul

Cary Paul, Principal, Pivotal Insight

Facilitor of the Authoring Working Group at BPM+ Health

Cary Paul is a Principal at Pivotal Insight, where he leads the Rate of Change practice area. He manages multiple efforts with the US Navy and US Department of Veterans Affairs. These efforts include facilitation, leadership advisory, training, project management, communications, strategy and culture. Throughout his 15+ years of consulting experience, Cary has helped dozens of commercial and government clients not only plan for the future, but also love the journey. Cary is well known as an expert in creating and delivering facilitated sessions that are energetic, innovative and experiential. Prior to Pivotal Insight, Cary owned and operated a small consultancy focused on strategic planning and experiential facilitation. He has an MBA in Organizational Behavior and Information Technology from George Washington University and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Penn State. Cary is recognized by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as a recommended speaker.

Bo Dagnall

Bo Dagnall, Chief Technologist and Strategist, Provider Segment, Perspecta

Co-chair of the Implementer Working Group at BPM+ Health

Bo Dagnall is the Chief Technologist and Strategist for the Provider Segment of Perspecta’s Healthcare Group. Bo’s background is in health informatics and enterprise architecture. As a health informatician, Bo understand the unique data and information challenges in the healthcare industry. He has experience with clinical terminologies, information models, healthcare standards (e.g., HL7, FHIR, BPM+), decision support, knowledge management and analytics. As an enterprise architect, Bo is adept at understanding the big picture and aligning the pieces for an optimal solution. The combination of these two skill sets enables Bo to excel at understanding, delivering and overseeing healthcare related opportunities, technologies and solutions.

Bo has worked for Perspecta (and with previous parent companies: EDS, HP/HPE and DXC) since 2003. Most of this time has been in support for the VA. He has worked directly on customer deliverables as well as internal innovation projects as an architect, informatician and chief technologist. He has supported projects including electronic health record repositories, SOA services, analytics and BI platforms, clinical data interoperability, clinical user experience design, and clinical terminologies and information models. Bo also spent over 3 years in Australia standing up an enterprise architecture office for Queensland Health. In this role, Bo established architecture processes, vision, governance and deliverables defining the roadmap for Queensland Health’s eHealth initiative.

Ken Allgood

Ken Allgood, Co-founder and CEO, HealthFlow.io

Co-chair of the Implementer Working Group at BPM+ Health

Ken Allgood is the founder and chief executive officer of HealthFlow.io and brings a 20+ year track record of successfully leading enterprise innovation and information technology transformation to address the challenges of patient-centered healthcare delivery and health information management. Prior to starting HealthFlow.io, Ken most recently led several initiatives with the DoD Defense Health Agency and Veteran’s Health Administration to design and implement clinically-driven interoperable solutions that have improved patient care coordination and care outcomes for veterans and active duty members alike. Ken's passion for innovating and improving the patient experience, coupled with his experience building and leading agile transformation across the world's largest combined health system, is at the core of the HealthFlow.io platform and its team, driving the company's partner engagement approach and ethos: Democratizing better health care, for everyone.

Jane Shellum

Jane Shellum, Section Head of IT, Mayo Clinic

Co-chair of the Institutional Adoption Working Group at BPM+ Health

Jane Shellum is the administrator for the Knowledge Management and Delivery Program at Mayo Clinic. The program is responsible for the people, processes, and technology used to acquire, catalog, store, and deliver core clinical content, and supports AskMayoExpert, the Clinical Knowledge Asset Catalog, and multiple knowledge delivery solutions. Her prior experience includes 6 years as the administrator of the Education Technology Center in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and 10 years as a Systems Analyst. In that role, Jane helped to implement multiple electronic medical record modules in the inpatient setting, including pharmacy, nurse charting, and orders.

Theresa Cullen

Theresa Cullen, MD, MS, FAMIA, Regenstrief Institute

Co-chair of the Institutional Adoption Working Group at BPM+ Health

Dr. Terry Cullen is a family physician who retired from the US Public Health Service as Rear Admiral in 2012 after leading multiple software development and deployment initiatives within the Indian Health Service (IHS). Under her leadership as CIO, RPMS — the health information technology (HIT) system for IHS — became the only certified HIT software suite within the federal government. Between 2012 and 2015, Dr. Cullen worked as the chief medical information officer for the Veterans Health Administration. She worked to develop a new model for field/community involvement in HIT and expand work in multiple domains, including interoperability/data sharing, standards and terminology, and informatics patient safety.

Dr. Cullen has worked to develop population health IT software suites since 2002, including electronic clinical quality measures and expanded population health capabilities at the point of care. Her work at Regenstrief Institute focuses on the utilization of appropriate technology to meet identified clinical needs and improve health outcomes in LMIC as well as using standard vocabularies (LOINC) to improve clinical care. She will be transitioning to become the Pima County Health Director in Arizona.

Anna Orlova

Anna Orlova, Founding Director, Health Informatics & Analytics Program, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

Co-chair of the Academic & Professional Education Working Group at BPM+ Health

Anna Orlova, PhD is an Associate Professor and Founding Director, Health Informatics and Analytics Program, Tufts School of Medicine. She is also a Visiting Associate Professor, Division of Health Sciences Informatics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; and an Associate, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Orlova’s informatics interests are in the areas of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) applications, telehealth and digital health; clinical and public health systems interoperability; health data and system standardization; and data trust. Dr. Orlova served on various informatics initiatives under the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the World Health Organization (WHO); led several public health informatics initiatives at the various standards development organizations including Health Level 7 (HL7), Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) and Technical Committee 215 Health Informatics, International Organization for Standardization (ISO/TC215). She served as Executive Director of the Public Health Data Standards Consortium (PHDSC) during 2004-2014 and Senior Director for Standards of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) during 2014-2017.

Lee Wise

Lee Wise, Health Information Management Director, Clinch Valley Medical Center

Co-chair of the Academic & Professional Education Working Group at BPM+ Health

Lee Wise is the health information director at Clinch Valley Medical Center. She has over 12 years of HIM experience in acute care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, nonprofit clinic, and hospice settings.

Lee is a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and a Certified HIPAA Compliance Officer (CHCO). She attended The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN, where she received her Master of Science in Health Information Management and Master of Arts in Information Technology Leadership.

Currently, Lee serves on the AHIMA Professional Ethics Committee and AHIMA HIE Practice Council., President of the SWVHIMA, and HIMD counsel chair for LifePoint Health. Her passion is HIT standardization and improving the quality of care by improving documentation at patient points of transitions in care.

She has presented at the AHIMA Convention in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and has co-authored several Journal of AHIMA articles and two white papers.