Amida Technology Solutions

Amida Technology Solutions Releases Indaba, an Open Source Data Collaboration and Knowledge Management Tool | PRNEWSWIRE | MAR 8, 2016

Retired Marine Corps General and Amida board member John R. Allen said, One of my greatest challenges in Iraq, and later leading the NATO force in Afghanistan, was how to best commit resources to stabilize operations and support mid- to long-term development.  Understanding the realities of the environment was essential, but gaining that knowledge was expensive and unreliable.  Having now seen Indaba, I wish I’d had this capability in the field.  Future commanders will need tools exactly like Indaba to ensure their scarce resources are best applied to create the greatest return.”

Liam Fox, his best man and their cosy steak dinner with a top U.S. general who is running the war in Afghanistan | DAILY MAIL OCT 10, 2011

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WHO | AMIDA | MAY 26, 2017


Peter L. Levin, Co-Founder & CEO

Peter has served at senior levels of leadership in federal government, the private sector, and in academe. Immediately prior to co-founding Amida with Dmitry Kachaev, he was Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Chief Technology Officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs, where he led the development of the Blue Button PHR and the open source health record custodian, OSEHRA. Peter is an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and a consulting professor at Stanford University.

Mike Hiner, Director of Engineering
Mike Hiner is Amida’s Director of Engineering and has years of experience in planning and developing enterprise grade web applications and networks. He has been a leader in product management for medical devices, and in enterprise documentation and form management applications. His accomplishments at Amida include the development and documentation of a standalone processing engine for multiple medical claims file formats from a Hadoop cluster into a normalized format for intake. Hiner is fluent across a range of software, operating systems, cloud environments, programming languages, and scripting languages.
Ekavali Mishra, Chief of Staff

Ekavali comes to Amida with experience in health information technology, including medical devices, patient-centered models of care, and physiological data analysis. At Amida, she has contributed to open source projects in health, managed development of tools for data collection, and advised on projects dealing with enterprise health data systems. Prior to this, she gained international experience in prototyping and project management with a focus on developing cross-disciplinary solutions to create advances in medicine and the health sector.

Board of Directors

Michele Flourney, Chairman

Michèle Flournoy is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).

She served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from February 2009 to February 2012. She was the principal adviser to the Secretary of Defense in the formulation of national security and defense policy, oversight of military plans and operations, and in National Security Council deliberations. She led the development of DoD’s 2012 Strategic Guidance and represented the Department in dozens of foreign engagements, in the media and before Congress. Prior to confirmation, Ms. Flournoy co-led President Obama’s transition team at DoD.

Previously, she was senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies for several years and, prior to that, a distinguished research professor at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University (NDU).

In the mid-1990s, she served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Threat Reduction and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy. She has received several awards from the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Ms. Flournoy is a member of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, the Defense Policy Board, the DCIA’s External Advisory Board, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Aspen Strategy Group, and a Senior Fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. She serves on the boards of The Mitre Corporation, CSRA, Amida Technology Solutions, The Mission Continues, and CARE, and is a Senior Advisor at the Boston Consulting Group.


Michele Flourney | WIKIPEDIA | MAY 26, 2017

Michèle Angelique Flournoy (born December 14, 1960) is the former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, the seventh-ranking[note] official in the U.S. Department of Defense, and in that role served as a principal advisor to U.S. Secretaries of Defense Robert Gates and Leon Panetta from February 2009 to February 2012.[1] When the U.S. Senate confirmed her nomination on February 9, 2009, she was at the time the highest-ranking woman at the Pentagon in the department’s history.[2]

Public policy research[edit]

She then joined the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University (NDU) as a distinguished research professor, founding and leading NDU’s Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) working group, which had been chartered by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to develop intellectual capital in preparation for the Defense Department’s upcoming QDR in 2001.

She then moved to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where she was a Senior Advisor working on a range of defense policy and international security issues before co-founding the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), to which she was named President, in 2007 with Kurt M. Campbell.[2] Flournoy and CNAS co-founder Kurt Campbell wrote a policy paper called “The Inheritance and the Way Forward” that advocated for a U.S. foreign policy “grounded in a common-sense pragmatism rather than ideology”.[2][7]


She currently serves as a Senior Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group‘s Washington, D.C.-based public sector practice, where she advises the consultancy on government projects,[3] and as a Senior Fellow at Harvard‘s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.[4] She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), the Atlantic Council,[11] and Women in International Security. She is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the CIA‘s External Advisory Board.

Spouse: Scott Gould

William Scott Gould (born July 19, 1957) is a former United States Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He was confirmed to this position on April 2, 2009 to replace Gordon H. Mansfield, who resigned on January 20, 2009.[4] Gould resigned on May 17, 2013.[5] He is now executive vice president at CareFirst, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan of Maryland.[6]

As a White House Fellow, Gould served in the Export-Import Bank of the United States and in the Office of the White House Chief of Staff.[4]

Michele Flournoy to Jeff Bialos Event in McLean? | WIKILEAKS PODESTA 47829 | JUN 22, 2015

Date: 2015-06-22 18:23
Subject: Michele Flournoy to Jeff Bialos Event in McLean?

Hi John- Michele Flournoy is planning to attend this event. The host would like to incorporate her into the speaking program if possible. Are you OK with her speaking / is there any reason we need to push back on the host? Jake is OK with it and I thought you would be too but I wanted to confirm with you before giving the go-ahead. Thanks! Milia — Milia Fisher Special Assistant to the Chair Hillary for America o: 646.854.1198 c: 858.395.1741

Re: Michele Flournoy to Jeff Bialos Event in McLean? | WIKILEAKS PODESTA 3190 | JUN 22, 2015

Date: 2015-06-22 20:30
Subject: Re: Michele Flournoy to Jeff Bialos Event in McLean?
Great, thank you! I’ll let them know.

On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 6:29 PM, John Podesta <> wrote:


Renato A. Dipentima

Dr. DiPentima is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of SRA International. Previously, Dr. DiPentima served as the CIO and Deputy Commissioner for Systems at the Social Security Administration, where he was responsible for overseeing and managing all of SSA’s information processing and data and voice communication systems. Dr. DiPentima has been honored with numerous awards including two Presidential Rank awards (Distinguished and Meritorious Service).

Per Enge

Per Enge is the Vance and Arlene Coffman Professor of Engineering at Stanford University, where he also directs the Center for Position Navigation and Time. His research focuses on satellite navigation, notably the Global Positioning System (GPS). He is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering, and was inducted into the GPS Hall of Fame by the U.S. Air Force.

Paul Smith

Paul Smith is senior vice president and general manager of Public Sector at Red Hat. Smith joined Red Hat in November 2004 and leads the Red Hat government business unit with responsibility for sales, marketing, consulting, channels, and strategic planning. Smith brings more than 30 years of experience marketing key technologies to the government marketplace, holding various management positions in the sales of software solutions to government agencies and to systems integrators.

Jim Hogan

Jim Hogan has worked in the semiconductor design and manufacturing industry for more than 35 years, and has a deep experience in company operations, intellectual property, and corporate governances. He held executive engineering, marketing, and operations management positions at Cadence Design Systems, National Semiconductor Corporation, and Phillips Semiconductor. Today he serves on the board of several private companies as well as the Board of Advisors of San Jose State’s School of Engineering. He is currently the managing partner of Vista Ventures, LLC.

Senior Advisors

General John Allen

General Allen served a distinguished 38-year career where he commanded at every level in the Marine Corps up to Marine Expeditionary Brigade. Combat tours included Iraq and Afghanistan, where he was commander of the NATO and US forces in Afghanistan. He is affiliated with Brookings, The Washington Institute, the Center for New American Security and the Atlantic Council. He is an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Scott Gould

Scott Gould is a Senior Advisor at MITRE Corporation and Boston Consulting Group. He is the former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He also serves as a Board member of the Partnership for Public Service and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Martin O’Malley

Martin O’Malley was the Governor of Maryland from 2007-2015. Prior to that, he served as Mayor of Baltimore City from 1999-2007.

O’Malley’s involvement in politics began at age 20, when he became a volunteer for Gary Hart’s presidential campaign. While in law school, O’Malley further honed his skills as State Field Director for Barbara A. Mikulski’s successful U.S. Senate race, and later served as a legislative fellow in her office. O’Malley was elected to a seat on the City Council in 1991 and served until 1999, representing Baltimore’s 3rd District. As Mayor, O’Malley’s statistics-based accountability tool CitiStat won Harvard University’s prestigious Innovations in American Government award in 2004.

As both Mayor of Baltimore and Governor of Maryland, O’Malley served at the vanguard of major innovations in healthcare and cybersecurity, including the successful implementation of the Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP), Maryland’s health information exchange, and CyberMaryland, an initiative that successfully attracted and convened new cybersecurity firms in the state.

O’Malley holds a Bachelor’s degree from The Catholic University of America and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law.

Stephen L. Ondra

Dr. Stephen L. Ondra is a board-certified neurological surgeon and national leader in medicine, medical policy, health information technology, and innovation. Ondra has held executive-level roles in health care reform, complex health care delivery systems, academe, and in the U.S. Government. Prior to joining Amida, Dr. Ondra served as the Senior Vice President and Enterprise Chief Medical Officer at the Health Care Service Corporation, where he led medical policies, medical management, pharmacy, quality improvement, healthcare analytics, and performance measurement programs. Dr. Ondra brings an extensive history of health system leadership in both the public and private sectors and is a decorated Army veteran having received the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal for extraordinary service.

Sector advisors

Sonal Shah
Executive Director, Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation at Georgetown University; former White House Director of Social Innovation and Civic Participation

Sonal Shah is the Executive Director of the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University.

Sonal Shah is an economist and entrepreneur and has spent her career focused on economic policy and actionable innovation in the public and private sectors. She is a global leader on social innovation policy. Shah has led policy innovations at the White House under President Obama and the Treasury Department under President Clinton. As an international economist, she set up the central bank in Bosnia, worked post-conflict reconstruction in Kosovo, and implemented poverty reduction strategies in Africa, as well as during the financial crises in Asia and Latin America. In the private sector, she led technology for civic engagement and impact investing initiatives at Google as the head of Global Development Initiatives, and set up and ran the environmental strategy, including investing in clean technologies, at Goldman Sachs.

She served as Obama’s Deputy Assistant to the President and founded the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation. She served on the transition board for President Obama, leading the Technology, Innovation, and Government Reform group. In the Administration, Shah led the efforts to set up innovative finance mechanisms for service delivery, leveraging technology to better engage citizens in government, creating new public-private partnerships, and supported and trained leadership throughout government (political and civic service) to institutionalize innovative practices. Shah holds a Master of Arts in Economics from Duke University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Dan Geer

Dan Geer is the CISO for In-Q-Tel and a security researcher with a quantitative bent.

Dan Boneh

Dan Boneh is co-director of the Computer Security Lab and Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. His research focuses on applied cryptography and computer security. Dan is a recipient of the Goedel Prize, the Packard Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Award, the Terman Award, and the RSA Award in mathematics.

He received his PhD from Princeton University.

Alec Ross

Alec Ross is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and the author of The New York Times bestseller, The Industries of the Future, published by Simon & Schuster. The Industries of the Future explores the scientific, technological and economic trends and developments that will shape the next ten years, including ranging from artificial intelligence, robotics, cybersecurity and big data to the commercialization of genomics to the code-ification of money, markets and trust.

He recently served for four year as Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Prior to his service in government, Alec was a social entrepreneur and served as convener from technology, media & telecommunications policy on Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008.

Alec started his career as a sixth grade teacher through Teach for America in inner-city Baltimore where he lives with his wife and their three young children.

Chantale Wong

Chantale is an expert in open data, public policy, and program management. She was most recently the presidentially appointed vice president for administration and finance, and CFO, at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, which under her leadership was the named the most transparent aid agency in the world. Prior to her work at MCC she was budget director at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, acting budget director at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the chief of staff to the director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Chantale was appointed by President Clinton to represent the United States on the board of directors of the Asian Development Bank. She is passionate about using data to tackle global issues like sustainable international development.

Shannon O’Brien

Shannon O’Brien is the Principal of the O’Brien Group, which provides strategic advice to early and growth stage technology companies. She is also the Co-Founder and President of Caelum Networks, a cloud services company. O’Brien is the former State Treasurer and Receiver General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. As Treasurer, she founded the Money Conference for Women, a financial literacy program, and was the Chair of both the Pension Reserves Investment Management Board and the Massachusetts State Lottery.

Elected at age 27 to the Massachusetts Legislature, O’Brien served three terms as a State Representative and one as State Senator. She made history as the first woman to serve as State Treasurer, and again in 2002 as the first woman nominated by a major party for governor. She also worked as a litigation associate for Morrison Mahoney and Miller in Boston. O’Brien has served on a number of corporate and not-for-profit boards. In 2008, she was appointed by New York Comptroller Tom DiNapoli to chair the Pension Reform Study Commission for the New York State Common Retirement Fund.

O’Brien holds degrees from Yale University and the Boston University School of Law.