Innovation Award: In Recognition of Impactful Contributions to the Open Source Community
Frederick D.S. Marshall, CEO/ED, VistA Expertise Network
The 2015 Innovation Award went to Frederick D.S. Marshall. Mr. Marshall first began his career at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs working as a computer specialist, before branching off to form his own company. Since 2006, he has been serving as the CEO/ED for VistA Expertise Network (VEN). His work at VEN has received recognition throughout the open source community for its ingenuity and creative approach towards solving current problems with open source health IT.
Leadership Award: In Recognition of Leadership and Pivotal Support to the Open Source Community
Julie S. Harvey, Director, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
The 2015 Government Leadership Award went to Julie S. Harvey. Ms. Harvey has had over 30+ years of experience working for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. During this time, she has continually made career advancements due to her hard work and great understanding of health IT. Additionally, she has held numerous leadership positions serving as a Director, Chief Program Officer, and Executive Officer for many different VA programs.
Lifetime Achievement Award: In Recognition of Career-long Achievements and Contributions to the Open Source Community
Paul Tibbits, M.D., CIO for Architecture, Strategy, and Design, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Paul Tibbits, M.D. Dr. Tibbits previously spent 25 years serving in the Navy as a Captain of the Medical Corps for the U.S. Department of Defense. His decorated career has since led him to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs where he has been serving as a CIO for Architecture, Strategy, and Design. Currently, he has been focused on improving health IT for Veteran hospitals and their patients. He has been working to improve the U.S. health IT system so that U.S. Veterans are able to receive the medical help that they need.