Roy Smythe – CEO of HX360
Roy Smythe, MD has been appointed CEO of HX360. Dr. Smythe has most recently been the first Chief Medical Officer of AVIA. Prior to joining AVIA, Dr. Smythe served as the Senior Vice President for Institute Development and Medical Director of Innovation for the Scott & White Healthcare system. He was also tenured Professor of Surgery, Medicine, and Molecular Medicine, and the Glen and Rita K. Roney Endowed Chair for the Texas A&M Health Science Center.
Dr. Smythe is an expert in the areas of health care innovation and integrated health care delivery strategy. Throughout his career, Dr. Smythe has focused on exploring innovation -- as an internationally-recognized specialty surgeon, a leading molecular therapeutics laboratory investigator, a medical school and health system department chair, and health system executive. His time as a health system leader was focused on a number of clinical, academic and administrative areas, including governance, strategic planning and innovation.
He has published more than 300 manuscripts, articles and essays in both the academic and lay press in subject areas ranging from biomedical investigation and clinical delivery process, to the more human aspects of medical care. He is currently a featured contributor for Forbes.
Dr. Smythe is a passionate evangelist for the need to change the way that health care is delivered in our lifetimes, and the ability to do so using strategies and technologies that are currently available.
Richard Scarfo - Vice President, PCHA
Richard Scarfo joined HIMSS in 2012 to manage the events portfolio of the Media division and serves as Director of the mHealth Summit – an event he created in 2008. Currently, Scarfo serves as the Vice President of the Personal Connected Health Alliance, a collaborative effort of Continua, mHealth Summit and HIMSS. In this role, he develops strategic direction for mobile and personal health activities globally and continues to manage and build the mHealth Summit, with activities on four continents all connected to the host event in the United States which is now the largest mobile health event in the world. Rich brings 25 years of experience from his previous roles at CEA’s Consumer Electronics Show, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.
Sharon Langshur - Chief Operations Officer, HX360
As Chief Operations Officer of HX360, Sharon brings an extensive background in accelerating early-stage technology and healthcare startup businesses with expertise in finance, human resources, legal, and insurance. Sharon co-founded CarePages, Inc., a healthcare Internet service linking patients and families with their extended support community, in 2000, and operated in many different roles until its acquisition in 2007 by Revolution Health. In subsequent years, she consulted to several early-stage businesses including Rise Health, Inc., PublicInsite, Inc., and many others. Sharon completed medical training at the University of Connecticut and underwent pediatric residency training at Northwestern University. She achieved a B.Sc. at McGill University and an M.S. at Sarah Lawrence College prior to her medical training. Sharon currently sits on the Board of Trustees and chairs the Finance Committee of the Lycée Français de Chicago.
Yolanda Hernandez - Vice President, Strategic Marketing, HIMSS
Yolanda holds an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and BS from DePaul University.
Ryan McGuire - Chief of Staff, HX360; Analyst, AVIA
Rebecca Washler – Senior Director, HIMSS Exhibit Sales
Neepa Patel - VP of Strategic Partnerships, AVIA
Nicole Winokur - Director of Marketing, AVIA