Nursing Informatics Committee


The HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community was founded in 2003 in response to the increased recognition of the role of the informatics nurse professional in healthcare information and management systems. This effort was intended to build a community within the HIMSS membership for those individuals with a role in nursing informatics. Its purpose is to articulate a cohesive voice for the HIMSS Nursing Informatics community and to provide domain expertise, leadership and guidance to HIMSS activities, initiatives, and collaborations with the global nursing informatics community. View the Community Fact Sheet and scroll down to learn more about the Task Force and Work Groups.

The community is led by the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Committee which is charged with providing domain expertise, leadership and guidance to HIMSS activities, initiatives and collaborations within the specialty of nursing informatics.

Committee Members

David Boyd, RN-BC

David Boyd, DNP, RN, CNS, RN-BC
Regional Director, Nursing Informatics
Kaiser Permanente


Sophia F Brown, CPHIMS, MSc, PhD, PMP, RN-BC

Sophia F Brown, CPHIMS, MSc, PhD, PMP, RN-BC
Manager, Nursing Informatics
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


Whende Carroll, MSN, RN-BC
Nurse Evolution

Crystal Heath, BSN, MS, RN, RN-BC, CPHIMS

Crystal Heath, BSN, MS, RN, RN-BC, CPHIMS
Clinical Program Manager
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System


Nelita Iuppa, DNP, MS, RN-BC, FHIMSS
ACNO - Nursing Informatics
The Cleveland Clinic


Kimberly Krakowski, CAHIMS, MSN, RN
Chief Nursing Information Officer
VP of Sales, Cipherhealth

Joni Padden, DNP

Joni Padden, DNP
Nursing Informatcs Specialist
Texas Health Resources

Kathleen McGrow, DNP, MS, PMP, RN

Kathleen McGrow, DNP, MS, PMP, RN
Director, Industry Solutions


Anna Schoenbaum, DNP, RN
Director, Enterprise Clinical Systems
University of Maryland Medical System

Victoria Tiase, MSN, RN-BC

Victoria Tiase, MSN, RN-BC
Director, Informatics Strategy
New York Presbytarian Hospital


Angela Wilson-Vanmeter, CPHIMS, MS, RN
Director, Nursing Informatics
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center


Regina Wysocki, MS, RN-BC
Clinical Data Specialist
Texas Children's Hospital


Nursing Informatics Education & Networking Task Force

The community is supported by the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Task Force which serves as the forum for empowering leaders in the nursing informatics field. Its purpose is to create opportunities to collaborate and partner with other nursing informatics professionals, provide education on nursing informatics, articulate a cohesive voice for the field of nursing informatics and build a nursing informatics knowledge base.

Task Force Chairs

Julie Bowen, MSN, RN
Executive Director of IT & Clinical Education, HIPAA Security Officer
Gibson Area Hospital

Kathryn Owen, MS, RN-BC
Workforce Solutions Consultant
Kronos For Healthcare

Engagement Opportunities

The HIMSS Nursing Infomatics Community facilitates its work through various volunteer frameworks which allows all members an opportunity to participate. If you would like to participate on any of theopportunities listed below, please contact Informatics Team.

Clinical Informatics Insights eNewsletter
Online Journal of Nursing Informatics Editorial Team (OJNI)

HIMSS Staff Liaison

Tammy Kwiatkoski, MBA
Director, Clinical Informatics

Trisha Pongco
Coordinator, Clinical Informatics