With more than 39 years of experience in the Healthcare Industry, Ann is a leader, change agent, program manager and a vessel for quality and safety. Recently she has been actively involved in the change management aspects of the VA’s deployment of the Cerner Electronic Health Record.
Ann has more than 37 years of government experience, 26 years active duty as an army nurse corps officer and over 12 years as a government civilian. As an informaticist, Ann’s areas of expertise over the years includes personnel and organizational management, program management, risk management, change management, requirements development, business process reengineering, team building and governance. She spent several years working with the VA on joint ventures with DoD, to include IEHR, VLER, and DoD/VA data sharing. Her last job was as the Army lead in the Cerner, MHS GENESIS deployment working closely with the DHMSM program office, DHA, Air Force and the Navy. Other roles held in her career are as follows: System Administrator/Deployment lead for DoD Inpatient EHR at Ft Benning, GA; Deputy Program Manager for all Clinical Systems in the Military Health System; Chair of the DoD Functional Advisory Council working directly with the 3 services, the MHS GENESIS Program office and the Defense Health Agency