Claudine Beron, PMP is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Initiate Government Solutions. She has more than 15 years of experience as a project/program manager in large scale information systems and information technology implementation and support. As the former Project Director for the Accenture consortia for the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) prototype for interoperability she managed across 15 disparate clinical systems, 120 stakeholders in 4 states. Her experience also includes working for the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs, Federal Health Information Exchange (FHIE) interoperability prototype between DoD and VA, implementations of VistA and other COTS products. Mrs. Beron and her teams have supported these implementation through operations and maintenance contracts which include the VistA Contractor Services (VCS), enterprise software and infrastructure maintenance support and the VistAMaintenance and Expertise Center (VMEC) and Enterprise Management Center (EMC). Mrs. Beron is the Chairman of the VistA Software Alliance a non profit trade association for the promotion and support of VistA implementations outside the US government. Claudine is also Chairman of the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Federal Electronic Health Record (EHR) special interest group. Mrs. Beron has a Masters in International Transactions from George Mason University and a Bachelors from Park University.    (3NQU)