About: Board

H. Stephen Lieber, President & CEO, HIMSS Worldwide

A seasoned healthcare management executive, Steve Lieber brings to the HIMSS WorldWide 30 years of experience in healthcare association management. Since 2000, he has served as President and CEO of HIMSS WorldWide and related organizations. He has established HIMSS as a global leader on issues such as electronic health records, interoperability, standards, IT adoption and certification. He has more than quadrupled the organization’s size in his tenure. 

John Whelan, Executive Vice President, HIMSS Media

John Whelan has over 20 years managing media businesses and positioning them for growth. Prior to joining HIMSS Media he held senior management and business development roles at Summit Business Media, Wicks Business Information, Source Media (formerly Thomson Media) and Oxford University Press in the UK.

Don Dea, co-founder of Fusion Productions

Don Dea is the co-founder of Fusion Productions. He has written several books published by the ASAE Foundation on the Internet and eLearning, as well as articles on technology, health care 2020, mobile, technology innovation, business process transformation, and trends impacting associations. Mr. Dea has diverse experience and perspectives having served in executive and volunteer leadership positions in the commercial (Fortune 100, start-up/venture); non-profit, higher education, and government sectors)

He is the co-producer of digitalNow, an executive summit for association/non-profit leaders. Dea has served in executive roles in the global technology, marketing, real estate, and business development areas including the Xerox Corp, where he held senior management positions including general manager, U.S. Customer Operations, Indirect Channels; general manager, OEM/Value Added Reseller Channel. He is a co-founder of several high technology start-up companies and a construction firm. Dea served as special assistant to the Attorney General in the President's Executive Exchange Program.

Dea currently serves as Chair, Board of Directors, America's VetDogs; and the Guide Dog Foundation. Don also currently serves on the Board of Trustee, Excelsior College. He has served on various nonprofit and for-profit boards including board chair, Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and the Salvation Army. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE); past-chair of the Industry Research Advisory Council (ASAE); past-chair Membership Section Council (ASAE); ASAE Executive Management Section Council; and Advisory Board, Educators Serving Educators. He is also Past Treasurer, America’s VetDogs & Guide Dog Foundation. Dea was elected to the American Society of Association Executive's Fellows (FASAE).

Don completed his MBA from the Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, Senior Executive Program, MIT Sloan School of Business; and BA in Economics, McDaniel College.

Georgia Galanoudis, SVP, Managing Director, Pace Communications, Inc.

Georgia has been managing successful content-driven marketing programs for clients for 20 years. Her audience-centric approach and integration of brand DNA into content strategy help clients develop innovative ways to engage and drive positive customer experiences. Working within both publishing and agency environments at Time Inc., Meredith Corporation and Imprint, Georgia has led the strategy and execution of a myriad of integrated programs for such clients as Proctor & Gamble, The National WIC Association, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Bank of America delivering brand equity, marketing and sales growth. Most recently, Georgia brings her general management and content marketing experience to Pace to grow and enhance the delivery of agency services out of Pace’s New York office.

Georgia looks for opportunities to accelerate her client’s ability to utilize content as a strategic asset. This can be achieved through a two-pronged approach. Communications strategies that deliver relevant content as the common thread coupled with the tools, processes and talent needed to operationalize with consistency and produce efficient results.

Georgia is currently on the Board as Co-VP of Programming for New York Women in Communications (NYWICI) and on the Research committee for The Content Council, the definitive association resource for content marketing, education, insights and thought leadership.

A graduate of Stony Brook University with a BA in Theatre, Georgia lives with her husband and 2 children in Dix Hills, NY.

Ruth Stevens, President, eMarketing Strategy

Ruth P. Stevens consults on customer acquisition and retention, teaches marketing at business schools in the U.S. and abroad, and is a guest blogger at HBR.org, Biznology and Target Marketing Magazine. Crain’s BtoB magazine named Ruth one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Marketing.

Tony Uphoff, CEO, business.com

Tony Uphoff is a uniquely accomplished operating executive with an unparalleled track record of building, growing and transforming media and marketing businesses. He has been a leader in media innovation and transformation for the last 20 years.

Scott Vaughan, CMO of Integrate

Scott Vaughan is CMO of Integrate, a marketing technology software provider automating and orchestrating demand marketing for B2B marketers. Scott leads the company's go-to-market and growth marketing strategy. Scott’s experience and passion is focused on unlocking the potential of marketing, media, data and technology to drive business and customer value.He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Randall Reilly, a rapidly growing data and media provider. He is also a frequent speaker, blogger and columnist for major marketing, data and media outlets.

Previously, Scott served as CMO and VP, Marketing Services of UBM Tech, a global information, digital media and events business comprised of more than 50 market-defining brands. In this role, Scott led a high-performance marketing team focused on using data-driven marketing to engage and serve business and technology professionals and the marketers trying to reach them. Scott's experience also includes roles as Publisher of InformationWeek, VP of Marketing at Centricity Software, where he joined the founders to launch the software firm, and a five year role at Fibermux, where he ran marketing communications until the networking company was acquired by ADC.