Chief Systems Architect
Alan is the lead application software architect for Johns Hopkins. He chairs the Clinical System Review Committee, which reviews new systems at Johns Hopkins before they enter production use. He is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Sciences Informatics (School of Medicine), where he teaches concepts of computer science, particularly those that are fundamental to healthcare information technology (HIT). Alan is also the Director of Healthcare Data Architecture and Integration which provides clinical and administrative data integration services throughout the enterprise.
Alan came to Johns Hopkins in 1990, where he began as the implementation Project Leader for several commercial clinical systems. He then became the Manager of Data Administration and designed the current Johns Hopkins Electronic Patient Record (EPR) system. Initially deployed in 1995, EPR has been the backbone of the Johns Hopkins clinical application suite for nearly twenty years. EPR is now being replaced by the Epic system and Alan is playing a major role in the transition. In 1996 he became the Chief Systems Architect for Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Prior to entering healthcare, Alan worked in the auto industry as an engine designer, and served in the engineering branch of the US Air Force.
Alan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and Applied Science from Caltech, and received a Master’s degree in Program Evaluation and Organizational Assessment from University of Maryland, University College.
Alan and his wife Laurie both grew up in California and were brought to Maryland by the Air Force during the Cold War. They now live in Columbia where they raised two daughters. They are avid members of their church choir, and are the keepers of four adopted cats. Alan believes that anyone with more than four cats is crazy.
Deputy Chief Information Officer
Geof serves as the Deputy CIO for the Johns Hopkins University and assists the CIO in developing and leading strategy, implementation, and operations relating to enterprise information systems and services with an emphasis on operational excellence. Geof also oversees the Enterprise Applications unit, responsible for the enterprise-wide SAP system and business intelligence solutions, the university's student information system (ISIS) and related administrative systems, and a portfolio of educational technology offerings serving our faculty and students. Previously, Geof led the software and systems development practice for an e-business consultancy, specializing in the development of high-performance and highly-usable internet, intranet, and extranet web systems. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Geof is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, concentrated in medical computing, from the Whiting School of Engineering and an MBA in marketing from the Carey Business School.
Geof and his wife Jenn live in Howard County with their children Alyssa, Jonathan, and Sarah, and are ardent supporters of pediatric cancer research in memory of their son Michael.
Senior Director for Information Services, Johns Hopkins Bayview
Andy is the Senior Director for Information Services at Johns Hopkins Bayview. He is responsible for all the IT needs of the Bayview campus including clinical, financial, and administrative applications, as well as the infrastructure to support them. Andy has played a key role in the Epic deployment at Bayview.
Andy’s IT career began by supporting academic computing at the University of Delaware. His first position at Johns Hopkins was providing IT support for faculty and student research at the School of Public Health. He moved to Hopkins Bayview in 1997.
Andy received a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Manhattan College and a Master’s degree in oceanography from the University of Delaware. He enjoys cooking and travel.
Senior Director, Administration & Finance
Jim holds the senior administrative leadership position for Information Technology at Johns Hopkins which includes budget responsibilities and human resource management for over 700 Information Technology professionals at the Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins Health System. Prior to his position with the university, Jim worked in Finance and Administration at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
A former teacher in Baltimore County Public Schools, Jim has also taught at the Johns Hopkins University, Washington College, and Villa Julie College (now Stevenson University).
Jim serves on the Finance Committee of the Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union. He also serves on a number of non-profit Boards, including chairing the Board of Directors of MetroMaryland Youth for Christ.
Jim received his Bachelor’s degree from Clemson University and a Master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins University. He also completed graduate courses at Towson University, McDaniel College (Western Maryland), Rutgers University, Loyola College (Baltimore) and Wolfson College–Cambridge University. Jim has become a regular participant at the triennial Oxbridge Seminars (UK) celebrating the life and writings of C. S. Lewis.
Jim and his wife Toni live in Columbia, where they have opened their home to rescued Golden Retrievers and more recently, a Glen of Imaal Terrier. Jim is a diehard Clemson fan, but roots for the Hopkins lacrosse team since Clemson doesn’t have one!
Executive Director, Epic
Linda is currently heading up the Epic implementation for JHM. The organizational goal is to have the enterprise “rolled-out” on the Epic platform by the end of 2016. Linda transitioned into this role from JHHS Finance where she held the position of Senior Director of Patient Finance. She came to Hopkins in 1999 with a background in revenue cycle leadership, practice administration, and hospital operations. Her career in healthcare has taken her from New York, to Ohio, Michigan, and Philadelphia; she has now spent the most time here at Hopkins. Linda is one of a minority in that she does not have an IT background, but the Epic implementation is not an IT project. Her operations and finance background has helped to round out the team.
Linda has her Bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College and did graduate work at the University of Notre Dame. She and her husband George have been showing Wirehaired Pointing Griffons since their move to Maryland and have one retired Champion (Lucy) with a Grand Champion on the way (Zipper). Their son Andrew and new daughter-in-law Esther are living in Nashville, enjoying Vanderbilt and their exposure to serious country music.
Chief Information Security Officer
Darren is Chief Information Security Officer and Director of IT Compliance for the Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine. He was the first Executive Director of the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute, a National Security Agency Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance. He is an an Adjunct Instructor in the Whiting School of Engineering.
Darren has worked in the technology sector as a developer, attorney, consultant, and executive for twenty years. Currently, he serves on the subcommittee on Cyber Security for the Department of Homeland Security’s National Healthcare Sector Coordinating Council.
Darren received his Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and holds a JD degree from Harvard Law School.
Darren has lived in about a dozen states, enjoys tennis, Tom Ze, and has more iPhone apps that start with the letter “G” than anyone else in his neighborhood.
Steven F. Mandell
Senior Director, Clinical Information Systems
Steve is the Senior Director for Healthcare Information Systems at the Johns Hopkins Health System and is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Science Informatics (School of Medicine). He is responsible for the development, deployment, and support of the clinical, patient management, and revenue cycle systems for the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He and his management team are also deeply involved in the successful deployment of Epic across Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Steve has published many articles on clinical computing and was Associate Editor, and chapter author, of a book regarding computerized patient records. He has served on a number of Maryland State Task Forces regarding electronic health records.
Steve received his Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, Master’s degrees from the Johns Hopkins University (MLA) and the American University (MS), and completed his doctoral studies at the University of Maryland at Baltimore.
Steve is a long distance runner, likes to cook, eats chocolate every day, and is a volunteer for the American Red Cross. Steve and his wife Lori Joy have three daughters, three granddaughters, and one grandson.
Chief Technology Officer
Dwight is the Chief Technology Officer, responsible for technology and infrastructure supporting Johns Hopkins’ missions of teaching, patient care, and research. The gamut of technologies under his charge spans from physical datacenters to common core applications such as email and portals. Dwight has a BS in Management Science, Operations Management from Virginia Tech, thus his professional experience is largely technical and previously he led software development teams in the dotcom era.
Dwight began his career at Hopkins in 2001, providing software engineering, technical leadership, and design in support of the JHED project. In the intervening years, Dwight’s responsibilities have progressively increased and he now principally works at the Mt. Washington campus.
Hailing originally from Delaware, Dwight and his wife Allyson have a son and now live in the greater Baltimore area. Dwight enjoys boating, DIY projects, working on cars, and annoying Darren Lacey.
Program Director, Epic Project
Wayne is currently the Program Director for the Epic project. He is responsible for managing the project to ensure it is delivered on time and on budget. Three project leaders serving in the project management office (PMO) reporting to him manage the project schedule as well as other related tasks.
He formerly served as the Senior Director of Information Services for the Clinical Practice Association (CPA). The CPA is the physician group practice representing all the clinical departments and full-time faculty physicians of the School of Medicine. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Previously Wayne was a system development manager and a project director for Johns Hopkins Medicine Center for Information Services (JHMCIS). He has led diverse projects such as Visit Management (GE), Quadramed and Meditech, IDX scheduling at Bayview, upgrading the operating system on the mainframe, and Keane outpatient billing.
Wayne received his Bachelor’s degree in medical technology from the University of Delaware, his Master’s degree in management information science from Bowie State University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Wayne and his wife Linda live in Glen Burnie and are now empty nesters. Wayne is active in local government and ran for Maryland State Delegate in 2006 and 2010. He is also a professional maker of warship models based on the US Navy’s recognition models of WWII. Visit http://alnavco.com/c_history.htmto view a list of models that Wayne has made.
VP/CIO, Community Division
Chris is currently the Interim CIO for the Community Division of Johns Hopkins Medicine. In this role, he is responsible for the oversight of information systems for Howard County General Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital, and Suburban Hospital. He also provides executive oversight for the Epic Community Connect program. Prior to his current role, Chris has been the CIO for Suburban Hospital since 2008. He also worked for Perot Systems and UCLA in various IT and hospital administration roles.
Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Chris and his wife Nin live in Montgomery County with their son Nick and dog Emmy. Chris has refused to go bowling for his entire life. It is his personal quest to be able to say that he has never bowled.