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Cerner Government Advisory Board

Cerner understands we cannot solve health care challenges for federal agencies alone. It will take collaboration with outside experts and influencers to enhance Cerner’s experience and help us develop leading-edge solutions and innovations.

Cerner Government Services has established a diverse group of experts and thought leaders under the Cerner Government Advisory Board to provide direction on development, sustainment and outreach within the federal government, health care industry, Veteran and military communities, and service organizations.

Leaders working together to improve Veteran health care

Patrick Murphy, Board chair, was the first Iraq War Veteran elected to Congress serving on the Appropriations, Intelligence and Armed Services Committees, he was the 32nd under secretary of the Army, and is currently the chairman of innovation at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and an ambassador for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroes initiative.

Greg Gadson, colonel, USA (retired), is an ambassador for the Gary Sinise Foundation and former director of the Army Wounded Warrior Program. He served in every major U.S. conflict since 1989 (Kuwait, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Afghanistan and Iraq) and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, two Legion of Merits, three Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart.

Jim Peake, M.D., lieutenant general, USA (retired), is a senior vice president at CGI Federal, a leading IT and business process services provider. Dr. Peake served as the 6th U.S. secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) from Dec. 2007-Jan. 2009. He also served as the 40th surgeon general of the U.S. Army. He was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart during his service in Vietnam.

Anthony Principi served as the 4th U.S. secretary of VA from Jan. 2001-Jan. 2005. He served in the Vietnam War and commanded a River Patrol Unit. He was awarded the Bronze Star and other military decorations. From 1984-1988 he served as Republican chief counsel and staff director to the Senate Armed Services Committee and served as the U.S. deputy secretary of VA from 1989-1992.

Marc Probst is the chief information officer (CIO) at Ellkay, a leader in health care connectivity. He previously served as vice president and CIO for Intermountain Healthcare. He was recognized by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) as the 2019 CIO of the year. He served on the Federal Health Information Technology Policy Committee, which was created by Congress to assist with developing health IT policy.

Rina Shah, J.D., captain, USA (retired), is the CEO and president of Peridot Technologies, LLC, an information technology company that specializes in health informatics, cyber solutions and systems integration. She served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, is an Iraq War Veteran and was awarded a Congressional Recognition Award and a Bronze Star. She also has a proven record in the area of federal acquisitions.

Artie Shelton. M.D., colonel, USA (retired), is the director of the Vietnam Veterans of America’s Veterans Health Council. He served his country for 21 years in the U.S. Army. In 1993, he deployed to Mogadishu, Somalia, where he served as the 42nd medical task force commander. He also served 14 years as a VA consultant, including the role of director of the VA National Transplant Program.