ISM Leadership

EXECUTIVE ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS

ISM is governed by an Executive Advisory Council whose members are elected bi-annually by APHSA’s state and local public agency membership. Click here to view the ISM bylaws.

Executive Advisory Council 2017-2019

Chair
Tricia Cox, IT Manager
UT Department of Technology Services

First Vice Chair
Robert Hobbelman, Chief Information Officer,
Division of Information Systems
VA Department of Social Services

Second Vice Chair
Jill Reeder, Director Enterprise Program & Portfolio Management Office
Department of Public Welfare, Insurance & Aging
PA Department of Human Services

Secretary
Lauren Aaronson, Assistant Deputy Commissioner,
Business Process Innovation
NY City Human Resources Administration/ DSS
Treasurer
Sarjoo Shah, Cluster Chief Information Officer
Eligibility and Insurance Business Segment
OK Office of State Finance

Immediate Past Chair
Todd Bright, Deputy Chief Information Officer
Maricopa County (AZ) Human Services Department


At-Large Members
Sue Langen, Senior Policy and Enterprise Services Advisor,
Office of the Chief Information Officer
State of WA

Eboni Washington, Acting Assistant Director
Clark County (NV) Social Service Department

Kristen Duus, CIO
OR Department of Human Services

Allison Davis, CISO 
NJ DHS
NJ Department of Human Services

Regional Representatives

Region I: CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
Darin Prail, Chief Information Officer
VT Agency of Human Services

REGION II: NY, NJ, PR, VI
Vacant

REGION III: DE, MD, PA, VA, WV, DC
Mark J. Formella, Application Development Team Supervisor
City of Norfolk (VA), Department of Human Services

REGION IV: AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN
Venkat R. Krishnan, Chief Information Officer
GA Department of Human Services

Region V: IL, OH, MI, MN, WI
Jared Linder, MS, PMP, Chief Information Officer
IN Family and Social Services Administration
Region VI: AR, LA, NM, OK, TX
Sean Pearson, Deputy Secretary
NM Human Services Department

Region VII: IA, KS, MO, NE
Vacant

Region VIII: CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY
Vacant

Region IX: CA, HI, NV, GU, AS, CNMI
Vacant

Region X: AK, ID, OR, WA
Debbie Estabrook, Deputy CIO
OR DHS/OHA

State Representatives

REGION I: CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
Connecticut
Vance Dean, IT Manager I 

Information Technology Services
CT Department of Social Services

Maine
Vacant
 
Massachusetts
Tomy Abraham
Director, Business Application
Department of Children and Families
MA Executive Office of Health and Human Services
 
New Hampshire
Laurie Snow, New HEIGHTS Project Manager
NH Department of Health and Human Services

Rhode Island
Vacant

Vermont
Michael Nagle, DCF IT Director
VT Department for Children and Families

 
REGION II: NY, NJ, PR, VI
New York
Vacant
 
New Jersey
Thomas Roosa, Project Manager
NJ Department of Human Services
       
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico 
Vacant
 
U.S. Virgin Islands
Vacant
 
REGION III: DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV
District of Columbia
Vacant
 
Delaware
Carolyn Kincaid, Social Service Administrator
DE Division of Social Services

Maryland 
Kenyatta Powers, Chief Information Officer
MD Department of Human Services

Pennsylvania
Vacant 
 
Virginia 
Thomas Vela
Department IT Manager
Henrico County (VA) Social Services
 
West Virginia
Heather Abbott, Director of IT Operations
Office of Management Information Services
WV Department of Health and Human Resources

REGION IV: AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN
Alabama
Edwina Townsend, Director, Information Services Division
AL Department of Human Resources
 
Florida
William Marinez, Director of Data Analytics & Technology
FL Department of Children and Families
 
Georgia 
Kathy Weiss, Deputy Chief Information Officer
GA Department of Human Services
 
Kentucky 
Vacant

Mississippi 
Mark Allen, Chief Information Officer
MS Department of Human Services

North Carolina
Vacant
 
South Carolina
Jose Encarnacion, IT Director
SC Department of Social Services

Tennessee
Gregory Turner, Director of Project Delivery, Health and Social Services Business Domain 
TN Department of Finance & Administration
 
REGION V: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI
Illinois

Bradley J. Long, Cluster Chief Information Officer
IL Department of Human Services
    
Indiana 
Vacant
 
Michigan
Vacant
       
Ohio
Jason Sankey, Chief Information Officer
OH Department of Job and Family Services
                                        
Minnesota
Jeff Jorgenson, Director of Business Integration Children & Family Services
Minnesota Department of Human Services
 
Wisconsin
Paul Ruby, Assistant IT Director, Chief Application Officer
WI Department of Children and Families

REGION VI: AR, LA, NM, OK, TX
Arkansas
Jeff Dean, Chief Information Officer
AR Department of Human Services
 
Louisiana
Peter Austin, Family Support Program Director
LA Department of Children & Family Services
                                       
New Mexico
Vacant
 
Oklahoma
Helen Goulden, Deputy Director, Business Processes
Adult and Family Services
OK Department of Human Services

Texas
Vacant

REGION VII: IA, KS, MO, NE
Kansas
Vacant

Iowa
Vacant

Missouri
Vacant

Nebraska
Vacant

REGION VIII: CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY
Colorado
Joetta Fischer, CBMS End User Support Manager
CO Governor's Office of Information Technology

Montana
Vacant

North Dakota
Vacant

South Dakota
Vacant

Utah
Penni Dehaan, eREP IT Manager II
State of UT

Wyoming
Vacant

REGION IX: AZ, CA, HI, NV, GU, CNMI, AS

Arizona
Linda Roberts
AZ Department of Human Services

California
Vacant

Hawaii
Ryan Shimamura, Chief Information Officer
Office of Information Technology
HI State Department of Human Services

Nevada
Vacant

Guam
Vacant

Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands
Vacant

American Samoa
Vacant

Region X (AK, ID, OR, WA)
Alaska
Heidi Lengdorfer Steininger, Chief
Health Analytics and Vitals Records
AK Department of Health and Social Services/
Alaska Interstate Compact

Idaho
Greg Kunz, Deputy Administrator Division of Welfare
ID Department of Health and Welfare

Oregon
Jared Cornman
Oregon Health Authority

Washington
Stephanie Sarber, Chief of IT Business Integration,
Policy and Governance WA State Department of Children, Youth, and Families