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OUR HISTORY

Established on June 8, 2008,  the National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization at the intersection of healthcare and innovation.

NHIT was established to lead pioneering pilot projects and policy-making initiatives, with vital support and funding from the Office of Minority Health (OMH), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the National Institute for Minority Health and Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Over time, NHIT has emerged as a leading force in addressing critical issues.

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OUR MISSION

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, NHIT is committed to empowering underserved
communities through the advancement and utilization of health information technology
(HIT). We aim to promote health equity and economic sustainability by focusing on five key
pillars: Workforce, Innovation, Policy, Research, and Community Engagement.

OUR TEAM

At NHIT, our dedicated team comprises Board Members, National Advisors, Consultants, Fellows, Interns,

and part-time volunteers. Together, we are passionate about making a difference in underserved communities,

working tirelessly to advance healthcare equity and access for all.

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Luis Belén

Chief Executive Officer

David Zavala, Chief Strategy Officer

David Zavala

Chief Strategy Officer

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Roberto Clemente, Jr

Sports Health Innovation Ambassador

Adey Chekol, Consultant

Adey Chekol

Consultant

Chelsea de Jesus, Consultant

Chelsea De Jesus

Consultant

Conrad Clyburn, Business Developer Advisor

Conrad Clyburn

Business Development Advisor

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Natalia Belén

Intern

Siena Quinn, Intern

Siena Quinn

Intern

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Luis Belén

Board Chair
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Fadesola Adetosoye

Expert Associate Partner
McKinsey & Company

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Elizabeth Boudreau

International Head of Strategy Healthcare Workforce Development
Amazon Web Services

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Donna Christensen, MD

Former Congresswoman
US Virgin Islands

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Adam Glasofer, MD

Founder/Principal
Vertex Health

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Michael Jackson

VP, Industry Strategy & Solutions
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Mark Johnson, MD

Professor and Chair
Department of Community and Family Medicine
Howard University College of Medicine

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Meera Kanhouwa, MD, MHA

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April Mims

Senior Vice President
of Public Policy
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Fatima Paruk, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Informatics Officer
Salesforce

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Elizabeth Liz Simonhoff Pérez

Arizona State University
Executive Director

National Advisory Council

If you are interested in serving on the NHIT® – National Advisory

Council (NAC) please send us a message.

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