Alabama HIMSS Board of Directors

   Adele Allison, President

Senior Director of Economics & Digital Health Strategy, SS&C Health

As the senior director of economics and digital health strategy, Adele Allison monitors healthcare reform for SS&C Health, a leading provider of health IT solutions for payers, providers and pharmacies dedicated to improving the delivery and administration of healthcare in terms of clinical, financial and patient health outcomes.

Having served as the co-chair of the HHS ONC Beacon-EHR Vendor Affinity Group, Adele is a current member of the board of directors and co-chair for HHS’ Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) Payment Models Workgroup. Adele has nearly 30 years of healthcare experience and is a legislative/regulatory subject matter expert. She has been the guest speaker at dozens of national events, sharing her expertise on health IT, federal legislation/policymaking, healthcare reform and many other topics.

A published author, Allison is a member of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) advisory board on curriculum development and served on UAB’s HITECH Committee for health IT curriculum development; and, is the president of the Alabama Chapter of HIMSS.


   Jessica Fowler, President-Elect 

IT Manager - Integration, Brookwood Baptist Health 

Jessica Fowler is the manager of the interface team at Brookwood Baptist Health. She also has development experience in SQL and Crystal Reports, EHR templates and documents, and has led EPM implementations.  She holds Master of Science degrees in Health Informatics and in Health Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.


  Joni Wyatt, Past President

Healthcare Advisor, Kassouf & Co.

Over 20 years in the healthcare industry, specializing in physician practice management and new practice startups, physician contracting and compensation, health information systems, revenue cycle management, healthcare compliance and quality measures and reporting.

Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, College of Charleston, 1998
Masters of Healthcare Administration, Medical University of South Carolina, 2000
Masters of Health Information Administration, Medical University of South Carolina, 2000

Professional in Health Information Management Systems (CPHIMS), 2005

Professional Organizations and Accomplishments:
Meaningful Use Vanguard, 2012
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Birmingham, Alabama, National
Fellow, Health Information Management Systems Society (FHIMSS)
Board Officer, Health Information Management Systems Society – Alabama Chapter
Planning Committee, Gulf Coast Chapters of HIMSS – GC3 Conference


Cheri Jackson, Secretary

Huntsville Hospital


   Tiffani Collins, Treasurer

Sr. Business Analyst, PointClear Solutions 

Tiffani Collins is a goal-oriented, innovative, Product Management professional with 10+ years of experience in health care management and technology.  Tiffani currently works as a Sr. Business Analyst for PointClear Solutions providing comprehensive business consultation to business units and IT management on all phases of the software development lifecycle and client delivery model.  Throughout her career she has led the deployment of strategy and execution of priorities in product development, implementation, account management, quality assurance and support.  Over the years Tiffani has worked with a wide variety of healthcare solutions including, but not limited to, tools that support case consultation, care management, patient payments, treatment fee presentations, electronic dental and electronic medical records.  Tiffani holds a Master of Science in Health Informatics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she was awarded The Outstanding Health Informatics Graduate Student (Masters) in the Department of Health Services Administration.


   Luona Wang, Marketing 

Business Manager of Pharmacy Services, Huntsville Hospital 


   Karen Wilson, Membership 

Director, AIS Shared Delivery Services

Ms. Wilson has served on the AL HIMSS Board since 2006 in various positions, including President.  She has over 20 years of experience in HIT, and has worked for Ascension for over 16 years with a focus on program and project management.


Stewart Garner, Programs

Healthcare Consultant, Kassouf & Co. 


.  Walter Willis, Sponsorship 

IT Manager, Huntsville Hospital Health System

Mr. Willis has been employed by Huntsville Hospital Health System in Huntsville, AL for the past seven years in the Information Technology department. Currently, he serves as an IT Manager and is responsible for Business and Financial Applications. He is a PMI certified program manager and has held numerous leadership positions within the military, hospital and consulting industries. Mr. Willis has been an active member of the Alabama Chapter of HIMSS since 2011 and has served and the sponsorship chair since 2014.


Cynthia Hyde, Professional Development

e4 Services


Marilyn Whitman, Academic Liaison

University of Alabama


Steve Anderson, Advocacy 

Ascension Health


Heather Duran Martin, Student Liaison


   Allen Daniels, CIO Liaison

Huntsville Hospital

Mr. Daniels has been a HIMSS member since 2008, and has served on the AL HIMSS board since 2013. He has been in healthcare IT for over 15 years, and is a systems analyst, administrator and implementation lead. 


   Dr. Chris Davis, CIO Advisor

CIO/CMIO, Brookwood Baptist Health

Dr. Davis was promoted to Chief Information Officer / Chief Medical Informatics Officer of Brookwood Baptist Health in 2014, after serving as Chief Medical Informatics Officer since 2012. In this role, Dr. Davis has provided comprehensive, strategic IT oversight and clinical leadership in the ongoing development and advancement of clinical systems and technology for the System’s four hospitals, and primary care and specialty care clinic network.  He has served in a leadership role in the implementation of electronic medical records with the Epic Electronic Health Records (EHR) system, which works to maintain patient safety and encourage compliance with organizational best practices.   

He received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where he also completed his residency in Emergency Medicine. Following his residency, he practiced as an emergency physician in the Emergency Trauma Center at St. John’s Health System, Springfield, Mo. He holds a master’s degree in Medical Informatics from Northwestern University. Dr. Davis is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Clinical Informatics and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and most recently has been recognized by CHIME as a Certified Healthcare CIO. 


   Eddy Stephens, CIO Advisor

Vice President/CIO Information Technology,  Infirmary Health 

As an information technology executive with over 35 years of experience, Mr. Stephens brings valuable insight to health information technology projects.  He is responsible for leading the use of all information technology capabilities and resources within a growing network of hospitals, clinics, and healthcare related facilities, to include telecommunications and biomedical electronics. His tenure at Infirmary Health System has been one of progressively responsible management in an integrated healthcare system.  His experience includes strategic planning, emerging technologies, systems life cycle management, and extensive knowledge of health care technology vendors and their roles.   Mr. Stephens has a proven track record of bridging the communication gap that so often exists between information technology professionals and other professionals within the organization. Mr. Stephens is a Fellow in HIMSS, a member of CHIME and active in many civic organizations.


Bob Sarnecki, CIO Advisor

CIO, Children's Hospital