Operating Committee(OC) Charge

Responsible for:

  • Providing strategic input and advising the SC
  • Ensuring key stakeholder perspectives across 6 groups guide the Gravity Project
  • Reviewing proposed priorities and proposing new work
  • Guiding workstream current activities including ideas, plans and deliverables, artifacts for standards development, and funding requests to be considered by the SC
  • Facilitates staffing of projects with in-kind personnel from Members and others in the community

Six key Gravity stakeholder groups: 

  1. Patients/Consumers*
  2. Providers
  3. Payers
  4. Health IT
  5. Social Service/Community Based Organizations (CBO)*
  6. Federal Government**

*Honorary (Selected) Members from denoted Stakeholder groups join the Operating Committee as voting members, through approval by the operating / steering committees and these seats will have annual review

**Members representing federal agencies do not vote

Committee Members

Not a Sponsoring Member yet? Please contact gravityproject@hl7.org if interested in sponsoring..

OrganizationStakeholder GroupVoting SeatsOperating Committee Voting MemberAlternate Representatives
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)Health IT (Association)1Sue Bowman Andrew Tomlinson 
Elevance HealthPayer1Tracy Wang Aly Hoots
United HealthcarePayer2

Angelina Meyer

Kurt Johnson


Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA)Payer (Association)1Denise SchofieldLenel James
American Medical Association (AMA)Provider (Association)1Tom Giannulli 
Partners in Care FoundationSocial Service Organization1Ester Sefilyan
San Diego 2-1-1/Community Information Exchange (CIE)Social Service Organization1Alana Kalinowski
MuleSoftHealth IT1Joshua Cotham
FL Blue / GuidewellPayer1Jenny Raulerson
Kaiser Permanente Provider1Walter G. Suarez
US AgingSocial Service Organization1Courtney Baldridge
Unite UsHealth IT2

Kailee Rubin

Raffaelle Breaks 

Partnership for Women and FamiliesPatient1

Erin Mackay

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