ANI Emerging Leaders

ANI will select two individuals to participate in the program. Components of the program include:

  • Attendance at the ANI Governing Director meetings (twice annually in conjunction with HIMSS and AMIA's annual conference) and one virtual town hall.
  • Participation at the AMIA Annual Symposium and the HIMSS Annual Conference.
  • Completion of a leadership project.

The selected individuals are paired with a mentor for dialogue and coaching during the two-year program. Mentors are selected by a sub-set of the ANI Governing Directors based on the proposed leadership project and will provide feedback and guidance throughout the program.

Download the program description, eligibility requirements, application information and selection criteria 

Download the application

2022 Applications - now closed until Fall 2023

Send completed applications to Karen Greenwood

Applications will be reviewed in November & December of 2021 -- Applicants will be notified of program status in January 2022.

Former ANI Emerging Leaders

2020 Emerging Leaders:

Chad B. Carroll, DNP, MS, RN-BC | Health Informaticist - Northwestern Medicine | Healthcare IT & Clinical Informatics Systems (CIS) Leader

Young Ji Lee | PhD, MS, RN | Assistant Professor - University of Pittsburgh

2018 Emerging Leaders:

Uba Backonja, PhD, RN | Affiliate Faculty University of Washington School of Medicine Dpt. of Biomedical Informatics & Medical Education, University of Washington School of Nursing Dpt. of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing

Alvin D. Jeffrey, PhD, RN/APN | Assistant Professor of Nursing & Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University | Nurse Scientist, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

2016 Emerging Leaders:

Stephanie Hartleben, RN-BC, MSN, MHA | Product Manager | Elsevier

Po-Yin Yen, PhD, RN | Assistant Professor | Institute for Informatics (I2), Department of Medicine, Division of General Medical Sciences Washington University School of Medicine Goldfarb School of Nursing Barnes Jewish College, BJC Healthcare

2014 Emerging Leaders:

Rebecca Schnall, RN, MPH, PhD | Assistant Professor of Nursing | Columbia University School of Nursing

Victoria Tiase, RN, MA | Director of Informatics Strategy | NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Olivia Vélez, PhD, MS, RN, MPH | Health Informatics Lead, International Health & Development, ICF, Co-Chair, Global Digital Health Network


2012 Emerging Leaders:


Sarah A. Collins, RN, PhD | Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Nursing | Columbia University Medical Center

Audrey Hirsch, RN-BC, FNP | Healthcare Informaticist | Richmond Veterans Affairs

2010 Emerging Leader:

Ellen Makar MSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS, CCM, CENP | Senior Policy Advisor | US Dept. of Health and Human Services, ONC Office of Consumer eHealth