About

About

HIMSS Media is an innovative full-service digital information and in-person events group that supports HIMSS’ mission by delivering trusted information and insight to members and a global audience of healthcare technology decision-makers and influencers.

Through our leading portfolio of media and in-person events brands, including Healthcare IT News, MobiHealthNews, HIMSS Learning Center, HIMSS TV, the Healthcare Security Forum, Health 2.0, and the Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum, we deliver HIMSS’ expertise and thought leadership in creative formats to help our audiences stay informed and better understand how technology and innovation are shaping the future of healthcare.

Through HIMSS Media Lab, our unique first-party HIMSS customer database provides research, content analytics, data-driven insight and content marketing services to help our blue-chip clients achieve their marketing objectives.

Leadership Team

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Harold F. Wolf III

President & CEO

With nearly 35 years of experience, Mr. Wolf is respected internationally as a healthcare and informatics executive. Before joining HIMSS, he served at The Chartis Group as Director; Practice Leader of Information and Digital Health Strategy. Mr. Wolf also served as Senior VP and COO of Kaiser Permanente’s Permanente Federation representing more than 16,000 physicians. Mr. Wolf is a former Vice-Chair of HIMSS Enterprise Board, a Board member of the International Care Delivery Alliance and of the Certification Commission for Healthcare IT.

John Whelan

Executive VP

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, SourceMedia (formerly Thomson Media) and Oxford University Press in the UK.

Peggy Diab

VP, Events

Peggy Diab joined HIMSS Media in 2012 and has more than ten years of experience in event strategy & management, logistics, GSA contract management, program development and strategic alliances. Peggy is responsible for supporting and executing the strategic direction as well as oversight and management of all HIMSS Media events to all audiences in North American and select international markets.

Joe Haddock

VP, Digital Strategies and Solutions

Joe Haddock is an innovative and results-oriented digital expert with deep experience working within associations and media companies to transform their business. As a consultant to HIMSS, Joe works closely with internal stakeholders and key clients to identify opportunities and build digital solutions. Joe's success owes much to his belief that technology should support strategy, not drive it.

Betsy Kominsky

VP, Sales & Business Development

With over 20 years of experience in B2B media, Betsy is an innovative thinker who harnesses new technologies and content to drive audience engagement and conversion for key clients. Betsy manages the outside and inside sales teams and works with audience development and custom solutions teams to develop lead generation programs and content marketing strategies.

Stephen Wellman

VP, Content Strategy

Stephen Wellman is Vice President of Content Strategy at HIMSS Media, where he directs the organization’s content strategy and oversees editorial and content development across the HIMSS Media brands. Stephen is a 20 year veteran of the digital marketplace, most recently serving as an analyst at Gartner where his research covered content marketing, search, and corporate website redesign. Prior to his time at Gartner he was the Vice President of Content and Branding at financial technology provider Reval and, before that, was Vice President of Digital Content Strategy at ALM. Stephen has served in a number of senior editorial and content leadership roles at some of the largest B2B media companies including Slashdot, Ziff Davis, FierceMarkets, and UBM. He lives in Manhattan with his spouse and two cats.

Board Of Directors

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Harold F. Wolf III

President & CEO

With nearly 35 years of experience, Mr. Wolf is respected internationally as a healthcare and informatics executive. Before joining HIMSS, he served at The Chartis Group as Director; Practice Leader of Information and Digital Health Strategy. Mr. Wolf also served as Senior VP and COO of Kaiser Permanente’s Permanente Federation representing more than 16,000 physicians. Mr. Wolf is a former Vice-Chair of HIMSS Enterprise Board, a Board member of the International Care Delivery Alliance and of the Certification Commission for Healthcare IT.

Don Dea

Co-Founder

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

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

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.

Scott Vaughan

CMO

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.

John Whelan

Executive VP

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, SourceMedia (formerly Thomson Media) and Oxford University Press in the UK.