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Our Board & Advisors are Partners

Our Board & Advisors

HTAA leverages the expertise and guidance of respected expert board members and advisors to ensure our services are tailored to the special needs and requirements of Community Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Health Care Controlled Networks, Health Information Exchanges, and Primary Care Associations in both rural and urban locations.

John Gressman

Principal, Gressman Health Care Consulting

John has over 39 years of experience in leading and managing healthcare for the underserved and public policy at the local, state, and national level. He is past President & CEO of the San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium, representing over 10 clinics serving underserved communities. John is a nationally recognized creative leader in systems development, clinical care and network development, as well as health care governance, FQHC management, and federal grant management. 

HTAA Board of Directors

Our independent Directors ensure HTAA fulfills its charitable purpose as a mission-driven nonprofit organization.

Our Board of Directors ensures HTAA is accountable as a public charity and follows best practices in nonprofit management. HTAA's Board is experienced, knowledgable, and dedicated to our mission.

Rick Bawcum

CEO/Founder, Cimatri

Rick founded this professional services firm to specialize in digital transformation for associations and nonprofits. After a long career with start-ups and Fortune 500 companies serving healthcare and nonprofits, he now serves multiple clients as their virtual CIO/CTO and strategic technology vision leader. Rick has been named one of the DC Area's Top Association Tech Gurus, and is a frequent presenter on disruptive technologies like AI, Blockchain, and the Internet of Things.  

Dr. PJ Maddox


Professor & Chair, Department of Health Administration & Policy, George Mason University

PJ has over 30 years of experience in nursing, health services administration, health research, and health policy analysis. She served as Clinical Center Deputy Director for NIH and is the author of numerous textbook chapters and articles on policy, technology, and ethics in health management. PJ is recognized by Modern Healthcare as among the Top Health Administration Faculty in the U.S.

Our Advisors

HTAA is fortunate to have leading practitioners and subject matter experts provide guidance to help us serve healthcare providers serving the underserved. We partner on projects to provide high quality training and services. 

Anna Gard 


AMG Consulting, LLC

HTAA Co-Founder

Anna has over 25 years of experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Health IT consultant. She specializes in helping clinics evaluate, implement, and manage EHR and HIT systems, and has consulted for the Migrant Clinicians Network, National Health Care for the Homeless Council, and the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU).

Ty Faulkner, MS

Professor & Lecturer, Lawrence Technological University
HTAA Co-Founder

Ty has over 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical and medical device sales, business development, and HIT. He is a professor and lecturer at Lawrence Technological University. Ty is a member of the HIMSS African-American Special Interest Group, and served as an advisor to the Dept of Health & Human Services and Office of the National Coordinator.

Tony Niemotka

President & Co-Founder of HITCare

With over 20 years of experience in managed IT services, PMS/EHR/EMR, and radiation therapy systems, Tony draws on his cutting edge experiences in HIT management, networking, military service, and robotics to serve clients. He excels at working with decision-makers, including executives, physicians, and nurses in FQHCs, CHCs, Managed Care, and other human services to bring them technical innovations that enable their organizations to thrive.

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