Introducing the Epic@UNC Core Team

We are proud to introduce the Core Team of 200 co-workers from across the UNC Health Care System who will lead the implementation of our Epic@UNC enterprise information system. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 22, Core Team members will be dedicated to the Epic@UNC project for 100 percent of their working time, so we also thank the departments who have allowed colleagues to join the Core Team.

In the short-term, we ask for everyone’s patience while Core Team members and departments adjust and responsibilities are realigned. The Training for the Core Team will begin in late January 2013, with all members of the Core Team participating in e-learning modules and some Core Team members traveling to Epic headquarters in Verona, Wisc., for classroom instruction.

Once initial training is complete, the Core Team will work with Epic’s software team to finalize the implementation schedule and begin training users at UNC Hospitals, Rex Healthcare, Chatham Hospital, UNC Faculty Physicians, the UNC School of Medicine, and the UNC Physicians Network.

There are six defined Epic Core Team “tracks”:

See the full list of our Epic@UNC Core Team members below. A visual representation of all Core Team members in their tracks is available at this Intranet link (login required if off-site).

Congratulations and thanks to each Core Team member for committing to work on this incredibly important project.

Sincerely, Tracy Parham
Interim Chief Information Officer
UNC Health Care


Core Team Members

Core team members are listed below by their name, UNC Health Care System Entity, and their current department.

Ambulatory Track
Manager: Angela Groves, Rex, Information Technology

  • Kinsey Brady, Rex, Information Technology
  • Joseph Chason, Rex, Information Technology
  • Jocelyn Crawford, UNC Medical Center, Speech Path & Rehab
  • Timothy Dion, Rex, Information Technology
  • Jamila Ezell, UNC Medical Center, Outpatient Nursing
  • Debra Gillham, UNC Medical Center, Nursing - 6 Childrens
  • Kortney Gunther, Rex, Information Technology
  • Rosalind Jenkins, UNC Medical Center, Ophthalmology
  • Jennifer Lord, UNC Medical Center, Meaningful Use Administration
  • Joyce Mauban, UNC Medical Center, Outpatient Nursing
  • Peter Michels, UNC Physicians Network
  • Han Thi Nguyen, UNC Medical Center,  Information Technology
  • Randy Perry, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Darrin Rivers, Rex, ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat)
  • Linda Roberts, Rex, Information Technology
  • Helen Roush, UNC Medical Center, Transplant
  • Jerome Schiro, UNC Medical Center, Oncology Infusion Center
  • Rebecca Switzer, UNC Medical Center, Outpatient Nursing
  • Rekha Upadhyaya, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Luke Werner, UNC Medical Center, Ophthalmology
  • James White, Rex, Information Technology
  • Abigail Williams, Rex, Heart & Vascular
  • Michael Willis, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology

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Analytics Track
Manager: Rachel Foppiano, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology

  • Maria Arroyo, UNC Medical Center, Nursing
  • David Clark, UNC Medical Center, Performance Improvement/Patient Safety
  • Katie Crandall, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Srikanth Gali, Rex, Information Technology
  • Vanessa Green, UNC Medical Center, Ambulatory Quality Initiatives
  • Osman Khalid, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Rebecca McDaniel, UNC Medical Center, Revenue Cycle Analytics
  • Shaun McDonald, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Lillian McGrath, Rex, Information Technology
  • Emily Pfaff, UNC School of Medicine, Translational & Clinical Sciences (TraCS)
  • William Sutton, UNC Medical Center, Transplant
  • Julie Thomas, Chatham Hospital, Information Technology
  • Shane White, , UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Dustin Wilkie, UNC Medical Center, Patient Accounting

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Inpatient Track
Manager: Mary Jo Nimmo, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology

  • Jeffrey Agricola, Rex, Information Technology
  • Katie Anderson, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Sade Ayoade, Rex, Information Technology
  • Todd Barbee, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Anthony Barnes, UNC Medical Center, Radiology
  • Rebecca Berbert, Rex, Cancer Center
  • Sandra Bright, Rex, Surgery - Pre & Post
  • Shannon Bruce, Rex, Med Surg-6E
  • Lorena Campbell, Rex, Information Technology
  • Dawn Carver, UNC Medical Center, Anesthesiology
  • J. Eric Cathey, UNC Medical Center, Nursing
  • Cheri Clay, Rex, Intermediate Care
  • Kate Clegg, UNC Medical Center, Performance Improvement/Patient Safety
  • Tonya D'Angelo, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Ronald Dickert, Jr., UNC Medical Center, Respiratory Therapy
  • Shelley Dillon, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Stella DuPree, Rex, Surgery
  • Kathryn Engleson, Rex, Surgery
  • Joshua Etten, UNC Medical Center, Radiology - Nuclear Medicine
  • Kathleen Garner, Rex, Nursery
  • Dan Giang, UNC Medical Center, Chemotherapy Pharmacy
  • Jared Houck, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Amy Houskeeper, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Kristen Johns, Rex, Information Technology
  • Kristin Johnson, Rex, Pharmacy
  • Candace Kelly, UNC Medical Center, Pharmacy - Pediatrics
  • Trinh Le, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Vivian Li, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Daniel Licatese, Rex, Nursing
  • Maria Maag, UNC Medical Center, Surgical Support Services
  • Melissa Marsh, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Wade Mauser, UNC Medical Center, Emergency Department
  • Kathryn McKenna, Rex, Information Technology
  • Carol Mesa, Rex, Information Technology
  • Melinda Moody, Rex, Cancer Center
  • Jeremy Moore, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Betty Mustafa, Rex, Information Technology
  • Jennifer Neumann, UNC Medical Center, Surgical Services
  • Carol Odoi, UNC Medical Center, Newborn Nursery
  • Megan O'Toole, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Dennis Pfeiffer, UNC Medical Center, Inpatient Pharmacy
  • Michael Piscitello, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Suneej Plavumkal, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Andrea Reed, UNC Medical Center, Medical Lab
  • Russell Reid, Rex, Information Technology
  • Haya Richman, Rex, Cardiology
  • Robin Robinson, UNC School of Medicine, Surgery
  • Michael Shannon, Rex, Express Care
  • Nataliya Shuchalina, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Diane Skrutskie, Rex, Information Technology
  • Lydia Snipesm Rex, Information Technology
  • Jennifer Stegall, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Raynard Sumpter, Rex, Information Technology
  • Terry Swain, UNC Medical Center, Respiratory Therapy
  • Patrea Talbert, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Beth Torruella, Rex
  • Adam Waldron, UNC Medical Center, Pharmacy
  • Kevin Walter, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Robin Weston, UNC Medical Center, Radiology
  • Elizabeth Wilcox, Rex, Labor & Delivery
  • Kim Wilkins, Rex, Inpatient Pharmacy

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Patient Access and Revenue Cycle Track
Manager: Dan Connell, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology

  • Christine Carter,  Rex, Financial System Support
  • Annie Cook, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Julie Crimmins, UNC Medical Center, Revenue Cycle Quality Assurance
  • Glenda Davis, UNC Medical Center, Billing/Collections
  • Jennifer Davis, UNC Medical Center, Patient Accounting
  • Lisa Estes, Rex, Patient Access
  • Patricia Hartwick, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Carrie Henningsen, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Elizabeth Kanywa, Rex, Information Technology
  • Gerald Land, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Anitra Lynch, Rex, Information Technology
  • Michael Lynch, Rex, Health Information Management
  • Virginia Martin, Rex, Health Information Management
  • Kim Massey, UNC Medical Center, Clinical Care Management
  • Laurie McDaniel, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Brian McDonald, Rex
  • Keturah McIver, UNC Medical Center,  Revenue Cycle Mgt
  • Kerry Obin, Rex, Radiology
  • Kevin Pelletier, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Sonya Phillips, Rex, Patient Accounting
  • Ki Sun Ruiz, UNC Medical Center, Clinical Care Management
  • Amy Smithey, UNC Medical Center,  Billing/Collections
  • Debra Staimpel, Rex, Patient Access
  • John Studer, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Emil Usinger, UNC Medical Center, Medical Information Management
  • Jeffrey Wall, , UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Nancy Webster, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Sherry Webster, UNC Medical Center, Patient Financial Pre-Arrival
  • Joan Widgren, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Sarah Yagnow, UNC Medical Center, Medical Information Management

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Technical and Testing Track
Manager: Deborah Purcell, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
Testing Manager: Nelson Nauss, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology

  • Robin Blackmon, UNC Medical Center,  Information Technology
  • Sidney Bridgers, Rex, Information Technology
  • Lindy Brooks, Rex, Information Technology
  • Kristin Bunny, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Scott Burkhardt, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Andra Coleman, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Bradley Cook, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Robert Dejournett, Rex, Information Technology
  • Deweese Gilyard, Rex, Information Technology
  • Lawrence Godlewski, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Lester Harris, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Steven Jeffery, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Peter Jerkewitz, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Judy Kea, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • David Kuzminski, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Daniel Lyon, Rex, Information Technology
  • Alfred Newkirk, UNC Medical Center
  • Willam Rogers, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Elizabeth Smith, Aramark IT
  • Philip Spacek, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Todd Stiffler, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Brent Summers, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Don Tulecki, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Kirsten Vollmer, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Debbie Yang, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology

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Training Track
Manager: Sandy Tolson, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology

  • Gregg Betts, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Craig Brown, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Amy Coghill, UNC Medical Center, Nursing
  • Lisa Haskins, UNC Physicians Network
  • Dean Hondros, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Crystal Johnson, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Jim McCann, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Stephanie Norris, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Anna Salciccia, UNC Medical Center, Ambulatory Care Excellence
  • Amanda Shirley, UNC Medical Center, Nursing
  • Irene Urko, Rex, Information Technology
  • Kim Young-Wright, UNC Medical Center, Meaningful Use Administration

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Project Management
Manager: Wayne Hadley, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology

  • Somphit Dye, UNC Medical Center, Information Technology
  • Doug Ens, Rex, Project Management Office
  • Julie Flood, Rex, Project Management Office
  • Sheryl Huffman, Rex, Project Management Office
  • Lynn Nichols, Rex, Project Management Office
  • Kara Shore, Rex, Project Management Office

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Epic Program Director: Jennifer Saha, UNC Health Care System

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View more details about our Epic Enterprise Information System project at the Epic @ UNC website.