Steering Group

The Main HIFA Steering Group is an informal group of HIFA volunteers who provide technical guidance on the implementation of HIFA activities. The group meets every 3 months and holds an annual Strategy Day meeting. The members represent the range of stakeholders in the global healthcare information system and are often drawn from key supporting organisations and collaborating partners, with decisions taken democratically. The group may delegate major tasks to Working Groups (eg Project Working Groups, Social Media Working Group) with a similar constitution.

Name Organisation Countrysort descending
Tara Ballav Adhikari
  • HIFA Facebook Coordinator
Aarhus University, Denmark Denmark
Jackeline Alger
Hospital Escuela Universitario Honduras
Poorvaprabha Patil
Kasturba Medical College India
Najeeb Al-Shorbaji
  • Independent
Former Director, World Health Organization Jordan
Frederick Bukachi
  • Global Healthcare Information Network
HIFA co-founder, Global Healthcare Information Network Kenya
Grace Ajuwon
Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa Nigeria
Joseph Ana
  • Africa Centre for Clinical Governance Research and Patient Safety
Africa Centre for Clinical Governance Research and Patient Safety Nigeria
Ian Roberts
World Health Organization Switzerland
Isabelle Wachsmuth-Huguet
World Health Organization Switzerland
Tracy Eastman
BMJ Publishing Group, Practical Approach to Care Kit United Kingdom
Ashley McKimm
BMJ United Kingdom
Jesslyn Thay
CAB International United Kingdom
Rebecca Mussell
British Medical Association United Kingdom
Tony Waterston
International Society for Social Paediatrics and Child Health United Kingdom
Chris Zielinski
Partnerships in Health Information, University of Winchester United Kingdom
Rachel Stancliffe
  • Global Healthcare Information Network
HIFA co-founder, Global Healthcare Information Network United Kingdom
Arjun Thandi
Independent United Kingdom
Julie N Reza
  • HIFA LinkedIn Coordinator
Independent United Kingdom
Jonathan Parker
  • HIFA publicity and fundraising
Global Healthcare Information Network United Kingdom
Martin Carroll
  • Independent
  • HIFA Blogger
  • HIFA Twitter Assistant Coordinator
  • HIFA LinkedIn Assistant Coordinator
Former Head, International Department, British Medical Association United Kingdom
Neil Pakenham-Walsh
  • HIFA Coordinator
  • HIFA Social Media Assistant Coordinator
HIFA co-founder, Global Healthcare Information Network United Kingdom
Arthy Hartwell
British Medical Association United Kingdom
Julie Storr
  • HIFA Twitter Coordinator
Independent United Kingdom
Liz Grant
Global Health Academy at the University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
Geoff Royston
Independent United Kingdom
Onikepe Oluwadamilola Owolabi
Guttmacher Institute United States
Eliane Pereira dos Santos
Pan-American Health Organization (WHO/PAHO) United States