The Board of Directors is comprised of the officers of the Cooperative Exchange

 

BOARD CHAIR

Sherry Wilson, Jopari Solutions

Sherry is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Jopari Solutions, Inc., a national clearinghouse and technology company that provides integrated eBill compliance and payment solutions to the property and casualty, government and commercial industry.

She has over 30  years’ experience in healthcare and as well as the clearinghouse industry serving in a variety of roles, including being a healthcare provider, CEO and  Co-Founder of eStellarnet, the first B2B, Internet-based hub connectivity system for the property and casualty industry ; CEO and Founder of Wilson Corporation that specialized in financial risk management for Fortune 500 companies as well as implementing third party claims administrative applications for national insurance payers and the self-insured industry.

Sherry serves on the ASCX12 N Management Committee and also serves as the appointed WEDI and ASCX12 Liaison to the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) an international workers’ compensation standard organization. I also am the Co-Chair of the WEDI Property and Casualty Workgroup, as well is a member of Health Level Seven International (HL7), ANSI-accredited standards developing organization. Additionally, she’s been actively engaged with the American Medical Association, as well as other industry organizations at the state and national level to establish electronic data interchange and administrative simplification education and awareness programs.  These collaborative efforts produced a series of webinars and toolkits to help facilitate stakeholder EDI adoption that align with the HIPAA standards, as applicable. 

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BOARD VICE CHAIR



Joe Bell, eSolutions

Joe Bell has over 14 years’ experience in the Clearinghouse industry serving several roles at ClaimRemedi (now a product of eSolutions) including CIO, COO, and Director of Business Development. After the purchase by eSolutions in March of 2016 he transitioned to the Product Department currently serving as a Senior Program Manager, Product Strategies.

He is an active member of WEDI and X12 and has participated in major industry shows including HIMSS, HFMA, AAPC, NACH, and MGMA. He is also currently serving on the Board for the Cooperative Exchange (The National Clearinghouse Association) as the Vice Chair. He has a strong knowledge of Information Systems and EDI as well as business processes as they relate to the clearinghouse industry.

Joe was one of the original founders of ClaimRemedi. Prior employment includes Calpine, an Independent Power Producer, DFS Group Limited, an international retailer and six years in the US Navy receiving the Navy Achievement Medal during his time in service.

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SECRETARY



Debbi Meisner, Change Healthcare

Debbi Meisner is the Vice President of Regulatory Compliance for Change Healthcare. She is responsible for tracking the industry standards organizations and administration simplification regulations. In this role she is responsible for reporting to senior management and coordinating Change Healthcare’s involvement in the development of standards.  Debbi has a tremendous knowledge of both the provider and payer perspectives as well as the complexity of the clearinghouse role. 

Debbi has over 45 years of experience in the health care industry and over 25 years in EDI.  During this time, she has been an active participant in X12N and currently co-chairs the Program Management Task Group. Debbi is a member of the WEDI Board of Directors and co-chairs the Workgroup Leadership Committee and the Transactions and Codes Sets Subcommittee. She also participates in the HL7 Attachment Workgroup, CAQH CORE, the National Uniform Billing Committee and the National Uniform Claim Committee and is a Commissioner for The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). 

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TREASURER

Kathy Sites, Availity, LLC

Kathy Sites is currently Director of Payer Services at Availity, LLC.  She has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry and has worked on all sides of the healthcare market to include health plan, provider CBO, hospital managed care operation and the revenue cycle management position held currently.

Kathy has extensive knowledge of HIPAA transactions and processing, claim adjudication and all aspects of healthcare.  She also serves on the Board of Director of Championship Auto Racing Auxiliary (CARA) which provides safety seats to hospitals.

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PAST CHAIR

Joseph Gonzalez, Afoundria

Joseph served as the primary consultant for initiatives with the nation’s leading companies in the financial, healthcare, and clinical data verticals. These include financial institutions, healthcare clearinghouses, practice management vendors, EMR vendors, labs, and related technology firms.

In addition to his professional responsibilities, Joseph has held leadership roles with industry driving organizations. He has served as Vice Chairman and Trustee of the Board of Directors to the National Dental EDI Council, Has chaired or co-chaired committees and workgroups within Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), Center Affordable Quality Healthcare’s CORE initiative and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC).

In the past Joseph has been a featured speaker on 4010/5010 transaction transition, Innovations in Electronic Remittance, and authored white papers on Clinical Data & Electronic Medical Record strategies and solutions.

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DIRECTOR

Doreen Espinoza, Utah Health Information Network (UHIN)

Doreen Espinoza has been working at UHIN for 17 years.  As the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Privacy Officer she directs staff and community resources to create, publish and promote Clinical and Administrative standards for the electronic exchange of data in the Utah healthcare community.  Her work and that of her team is incorporated in the Utah State Rules for Insurance Billing and Clinical Healthcare Exchange.  Doreen is the liaison to national commmittees , including, WEDI, ASC X12, Cooperative Exhchange , NCPDP and CAQH-CORE.  She holds leadership positions with ASC X12 and as Co-Chair of the Provider Information Workgroup and as a Co-Chair of the Privacy and Security of The Cooperative Exchange.

Doreen obtained degrees in Accounting and Information Systems Management from the University of Utah.  She also holds certificates as a Certified Public Manager and Facilitator from the State of Utah.

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DIRECTOR



Crystal Ewing, Zirmed

Crystal Ewing is the Liaison Committee Chair for the Cooperative Exchange and ZirMed’s Manager of Data Integrity. She has over 19 years of experience in the healthcare industry, and brings a blend of business and technical expertise to her current role where she focuses on revenue cycle as well as population health data integrity solution development and compliance.


Crystal was previously responsible for managing ZirMed’s ICD?10 and 5010 transitions. As a member of WEDI, she co?chaired the ICD?10 Testing workgroup. She is a member of ASC X12 – the committee that writes the standards for electronic data interchange (EDI) transactions, including healthcare claims – and a previous co?chair of their Entity workgroup. Crystal is a certified medical coder through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), Green Belt Six Sigma certified expert, a Microsoft Certified Application Developer and is a nationally recognized expert on HIPAA, HITECH and the ACA.