The National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT) unveiled its new NHIT National Advisory Council members.

Organizational Members
  • National Council of Asian Pacific Islanders Physicians
  • National Hispanic Medical Association
  • National Medical Association
  • The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

National Stakeholders
  • Marcia Thomas Brown
  • Antonio Fernandez
  • Dr. Dominic Mack 



Leaders of key national organizations have joined forces with respected thought leaders to guide NHIT as members of its newly established National Advisory Council (NAC). Representing underserved communities of color, the NAC supports the development, organization and functioning of NHIT. The NAC helps promote HIT as a tool to close health gaps and improve health care quality and outcomes in underserved racial/ethnic populations.

Founding NAC members are:
  • Marcia Thomas-Brown, Vice President Patient Care Services, Morris Heights Health Center, “The Caring Place”/”El Centro Del Cuidado” Bronx, NY
  • Antonio Fernandez, Director, Ponce School of Medicine Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center, serving Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Island
  • Dominic Mack, MD, MBA, Associate Professor, Co-Director, National Center for Primary Care/Executive Director GAHITEC, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
  • Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, President CEO, President CEO, representing the National Hispanic Medical Association, Washington, DC
  • Brian D. Smedley, PhD, as Director, the Joint Center Health Policy Institute, representing the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Washington, DC
  • Ho Luong Tran, MD, MPH, as President and CEO, representing the National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians, San Francisco, CA