Chief Systems Architect
Alan is the lead architect for the EPR2020 project which is implementing Microsoft Amalga for use as a clinical history and research tool. 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 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 is the backbone of the Johns Hopkins clinical application suite. 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 with their youngest daughter Robin, where they are avid members of their church choir, and are the keepers of five adopted cats. Alan believes that anyone with more than five cats is crazy.
Senior Director, JHU/JHHS Enterprise Applications
Geof is the Senior Director of Enterprise Applications, responsible for the enterprise-wide SAP system, the university's student information system (ISIS) and related administrative systems, and a portfolio of centrally-managed 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, holding a Bachelor’s degree in computer science concentrated in medical computing from the Whiting School of Engineering, and is currently pursuing an MBA at 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 is also involved in several IT initiatives with Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Andy began his IT career 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 is the Director of Administration & Finance for the Johns Hopkins University. Jim holds the senior operations leadership position for Information Technology at Johns Hopkins which includes budget responsibilities and human resource management for over 600 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 and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union. He also serves on a number of non-profit Boards.
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), the University of Chicago, Rutgers University, Loyola College (Baltimore) and Wolfson College–Cambridge University.
Jim and his wife Toni live in Columbia, where they open their home to rescued Golden Retrievers and more recently, a Glen of Imaal Terrier. Jim is a diehard Clemson fan, but still follows the Blue Jays because Clemson doesn’t have a lacrosse team!
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 chairs 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 in his neighborhood.
Steven F. Mandell
Senior Director, Clinical Information Systems
Steve is the Senior Director for Clinical Information Systems at the Johns Hopkins Health System, and is a Professor in the Division of Health Science Informatics (School of Medicine). He is responsible for the development, deployment, and support of the clinical information systems including the Electronic Patient Record, Physician Order Entry, ICU Point of Care, Pharmacy Management, Infection Control and other similar applications. In addition, Steve is a leader of strategic planning for clinical information systems at Johns Hopkins, with an emphasis on patient safety, clinical process improvement, and the introduction of new technologies.
Steve has published many articles and on clinical computing and was Associate Editor and chapter author of a book regarding computerized patient records. He also recently served as a member of the Maryland State Task Force to Study 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.
Michael T. McCarty
Chief Network Officer
Mike is a Senior Director and the Chief Network Officer for the Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins Health System. He is responsible for networking and network-based infrastructure services. Current efforts include IT infrastructure planning for a new 1.6 million square foot hospital complex, implementation of bandwidth intensive computing services, development of the Johns Hopkins portal (MyJH), and Internet 2 initiatives such as development and deployment of middle-ware products and services.
Mike came to Johns Hopkins in 1994, but has been involved with information technologies since the mid 1970s. He has co-authored articles and white papers dealing with the wireless computing environment and serves as an advisory board member for Network Maryland, a founding member of BERnet, the Community Colleges of Baltimore County, and the Greater Baltimore Committee Technical Council.
Mike and his wife have a vacation home near Chincoteague Island, VA. He enjoys his grandkids, fly fishing, and woodworking.
Senior Director, Information Services, CPA
Wayne is 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, and his Master’s degree in management information science from Bowie State University.
Wayne and his wife Linda live in Glen Burnie and are now empty nesters. Wayne is running as a Maryland State Delegate in 2010 (www.smith-4-32.com). In addition, he is a professional maker of warship models based on the US Navy’s recognition models of WWII. Visit http://alnavco.com/c_history.htm to view a list of models that Wayne has made.