OSEHRA Advisory Committee

Meet the OSEHRA Advisory Committee:

Michael J. Ackerman, PhD
Member of the Advisory Committee

Michael J. Ackerman received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in Biomedical Engineering. He is currently Assistant Director for High Performance Computing and Communications at the National Library of Medicine, responsible for programs in medical imaging, telemedicine and next generation networking. He originated the Visible Human Project. He holds academic appointments as an Associate Professor of Computer Medicine at the George Washington University and as an Associate Professor of Medical Informatics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

Dr. Ackerman was elected a Founding Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) in 1992, a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) in 1985 and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) in 2007. He serves on the Editorial Boards of TeleMedicine and e-Health, and the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. He has published a book and over 225 papers and book chapters.


Steve Art
Member of the Advisory Committee

Steve Art is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Lutheran HealthCare.  Lutheran HealthCare is a comprehensive medical and social support system in southwest Brooklyn that includes the Lutheran Medical Center, the Lutheran Family Health Centers, Lutheran Augustana Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation, Community Care Organization, Inc. and more.  

Before coming to this position Steve grew up in Ohio, served in the US Navy (Submarine Service), earned a BS in Computer Science from Queens College New York and a JD from Brooklyn Law School.  In his career Steve has been a Vice President of Operations for a software vendor, a consultant for a national healthcare IT consulting firm and a Chief Information Officer at two major urban hospital systems.


Mike Milinkovich
Member of the Advisory Committee

Mike Milinkovich has been involved in the software industry for over almost thirty years, doing everything from software engineering, to product management to IP licensing. His primary experience in open source has been as the Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation since 2004. In that role he is responsible for supporting both the Eclipse open source community and its commercial ecosystem.

Prior to joining Eclipse, Mike was a vice president in Oracle's development group. Other stops along the way include WebGain, The Object People, IBM, Object Technology International and Nortel. Mike earned his Masters of Science degree in Information and Systems Sciences and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University. He lives in Ottawa, Canada.


Dan Morhaim, M.D.
Member of the Advisory Committee

Dan Morhaim, M.D., is a state legislator, faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and author. First elected in 1994 to the Maryland General Assembly, Dan serves as Deputy Majority Leader in the House of Delegates.

As a physician, Dan has over 30 years front-line clinical experience in emergency medicine and internal medicine. At Hopkins, Dan teaches graduate students and does research. He's published articles for both the general media and peer-reviewed journals. His book "The Better End" has earned critical acclaim, including endorsements by Maya Angelou and others. He serves the community on several boards, and he's been recognized and honored by numerous organizations.


Tony Shannon, M.D.
Member of the Advisory Committee

Dr. Tony Shannon trained in emergency medicine and informatics between Ireland, the UK and the US and has been involved in informatics at a local, regional, national and international level.

Tony spent five years with the NHS National Programme for IT, before moving on to champion open source in the NHS in England.

Tony is a Medical Doctor, Qualified in Dublin, Ireland 1993.  He is also a Emergency Physician, trained in UK NHS with 20+ years clinical practice. He received Informatics, Fellowship in US (2000), and MSc IT Management (2004).  His current positions include Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Chief Clinical Information Officer, Leeds TH/Leeds NHS & Social Care, and Director, Frectal Ltd