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Ruth T. Perot, MAT, Co-Founder 
Ruth T. Perot, is the co-founder of the National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved and managing director through 2013. 
​Ms. Perot has over forty years of experience and service in a wide range of disciplines and areas of focus, from civil rights activism to health reform advocacy. She currently provides leadership for SHIRE’s campaign to combat childhood obesity in the District of Columbia, works to promote multicultural collaboration, and has helped guide regional efforts in the metropolitan Washington area to promote equitable and accessible primary care. Perot is a graduate of Oberlin College, and received a Masters of Arts in Teaching degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is a recipient of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust’s Healthcare Hero Award and Families USA’s Consumer Advocate of the Year Award. She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Social Insurance

Walter G. Suarez, MD, MPH 
Executive Director
​Health IT Strategy and Policy
​Kaiser Permanente

Fred D. Rachman, MD 
Chief Executive Officer
​Alliance of Chicago

Nicol Turner-Lee, Ph.D. 
Brookings Institution

Yael Harris, Ph.D., MHS
Vice President, Research and Evaluation
American Institutes for Research

Dominic H. Mack MD, MBA
Director National Center for Primary Care
Executive Medical Director GaHITEC, GAHC
Morehouse School of Medicine

Mark S. Johnson, MD, MPH

Professor and Chair
Dept. Community and Family Medicine

Howard University


​NAC members consists of national leaders who provide guidance with respect to the NHIT Collaborative’s strategic plan. Current members are:

Elizabeth Simonhoff
​ Senior Manager
TracFone Wireless, Inc.

Pam Mattel, LCSW
Chief Program Officer
Public Health Management Corporation​

Daniel Dawes, J.D. 

150 Years of ObamaCare​

Helen Figge, BS, Pharm.D, MBA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS 
Chief Strategy Officer