Board of Directors

Meet the OSEHRA Board of Directors:

 

Mike O'Neill
Chairman of the Board of Directors OSEHRA

Mike O'Neill is CEO of MedicaSoft, LLC, a healthcare IT company that develops software for healthcare providers worldwide. Prior to joining MedicaSoft he was Senior Advisor and a member of the founding team of the VA Center for Innovation with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs where he led innovations in technology and business practices in both healthcare and claims processing and spearheaded VA's open source electronic health records initiative.

Prior to VA, Mike was involved in the commercialization of new products and technology as an executive in both startups and large companies and as an early stage venture capital investor. Mike holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech.

LTG (ret) James B. Peake, MD
Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors OSEHRA

The Honorable James Peake was nominated by President George W. Bush to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs on October 30, 2007. He was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on December 14, 2007, and served from December 2007 through January 2009. In December 2009, Dr. Peake was appointed Senior Vice-President for the Health Industry at CGI. He is responsible for the overarching US and European strategy for growing CGI's business in the evolving Health and Health Insurance industries.

A St. Louis, Mo., native, Peake received his Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1966 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Infantry. Following service in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division, he was awarded the Silver Star, a Bronze Star with "V" device and the Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster, Peake entered medical school at Cornell University in New York. He was awarded a medical doctorate in 1972.

Dr. Peake served as U.S. Army Surgeon General from 2000 to 2004. As Army Surgeon General, he commanded 50,000 medical personnel and 187 army medical facilities worldwide. Prior to that, he served as Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School, one of the largest medical training facilities in the world with 30,000 students annually. Dr. Peake retired from the U.S. Army at the rank of Lieutenant General.

Roger Baker

Roger W. Baker
Member of the Board of Directors OSEHRA

The Honorable Roger W. Baker was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate as Assistant Secretary and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in May of 2009, serving until March, 2013.  He is recognized for transforming the federal government’s second largest IT department, with 8,000 people and a $4 Billion annual budget, into a customer-driven, results-oriented organization.  He also served as CIO for the U.S. Department of Commerce from 1998 to 2001. 

Baker has had an extensive private sector career.  He was most recently Chief Strategy Officer for Agilex Technologies.  He also served as President and CEO of Dataline LLC, as CIO for General Dynamics Information Technology and as General Manager for the Telecommunications and Information Assurance business group at CACI International.  Earlier in his career, he served as Chief Operating Officer for BlueGill Technologies; Vice President of Engineering and Operations at VISA International; and as Vice President of Consulting and Services for Verdix Corporation.

He earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Masters in Business Administration degrees from the University of Michigan. He has won numerous awards recognizing his service to veterans and the nation, including the 2010 Civilian Agency Executive of the Year by Government Computer News; the 2010 Outstanding Achievement in Civilian Government by AFCEA; the 2011 John J. Franke Award by ACT-IAC; the 2012 Executive Leadership in Information Resources Management - Civilian award by AFFIRM; and is a three-time recipient of the Federal 100 Award. 

Joel Kupersmith, MD

Joel Kupersmith, MD
Member of the Board of Directors OSEHRA

Joel Kupersmith, MD, is the Director of Veterans Initiatives and a Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is a well-recognized physician leader in both major government and academic medicine positions. Dr. Kupersmith served an 8-year tenure as Chief Research and Development Officer, CRADO, for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs where, among his numerous accomplishments, he launched the Million Veterans Program. He has published three books and over 170 papers, and has served on numerous national committees including the Council of Science of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Council of the National Center for the Advancement of Translational Science of NIH.

Dr. Kupersmith is a native of New York and served as a Lieutenant (MC) in the U.S. Navy. After he completed his residency in internal medicine at New York Medical College, he completed his cardiology fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kupersmith has served as a Professor and Director of Clinical Pharmacology at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine; Chief of Cardiology at the University of Louisville; Chairman of Michigan State University’s Department of Medicine; and Dean of Texas Tech University’s School of Medicine and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, as well as the university’s Vice President for Clinical Affairs and CEO of Faculty Practice. 

Robert L. Missroon, Jr
Member of the Board of Directors OSEHRA

Robert Missroon is the Vice President – Finance, CFO and Director of Operations for Document Storage Systems, Inc., one of the premier providers of integrated applications developed for the VistA platform. Robert has been involved in Healthcare IT for 25 years, primarily devoted to modernizing VA Health IT and managing numerous clinical and administrative product lines. Robert has been an active proponent of Open Source Electronic Medical Records and OSEHRA since its founding. 

A native of Savannah, GA, Robert holds a BBA-Accounting from the University of Georgia, and an MBA from Savannah State College.  He has served as a Professor of Accounting and Management for several universities in the Southeast, and has been a principal in several entrepreneurial ventures, including timber-related businesses in Savannah, and Costa Rica.  

Seong K. Mun, PhD
President and CEO
Member Ex-Officio of the Board of Directors OSEHRA

Seong K. Mun, PhD, is a consummate builder of innovation programs and explorer of new concepts. As a Professor of Radiology and Director of ISIS Center, at Georgetown University Medical Center until 2007, he pioneered work in digital imaging, teleradiolog, PACS, telemedicine, e-health, global disease surveillance, open source software and medical informatics. As a Georgetown Medical Center’s Associate Vice President, he managed congressional affairs for 12 years working with Jesuit fathers. He is a recipient of the General Max Thurman Award for Excellence in Military Medical Research for his contribution to military medicine.

Dr. Mun is a tenured faculty and Director of Arlington Innovation: Health Research at Virginia Tech Research Center, Arlington, VA, and is working on a sleep imaging study and the development of smart-phones for medical applications. In the 80’s while working at the Columbia University Presbyterian Medical Center in New York he was part of a team that build one of the earliest whole-body superconducting MRI systems in the world.

He is a Fellow of American Institute of Biological Engineering, member of American Association of Medical Physics as well as HIMSS.