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.

*Complete the application here. 

Download the eligibility requirements, and selection criteria here. 

Applications now closed and will re-open Fall 2025.

Send questions to Krista Martin 

Applications will be reviewed in November & December of 2025 -- Applicants will be notified of program status in January 2026.

Former ANI Emerging Leaders

2022 Emerging Leaders:

Meghan Reading Turchioe, PhD, MPH, RN, Assistant Professor, Columbia University

Susan Alexander, DNP, ANP-BC, ADM-BC, Associate Professor, University of Alabama in Huntsville

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