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Jim Oakes, Secretary

Jim is a 30-year veteran of the health care information systems industry, both in the United States and internationally. He served in corporate executive positions at McKesson/HBOC and at HIE Inc. He is an owner and partner at Health Care Information Consultants, a Baltimore-based provider of health care consulting services.

He was also a co-founder of the Healthcare Technology Network of Greater Washington, which serves as a communication vehicle for high technology health care companies in the Washington, D.C. area. He has recently become engaged in efforts to teach business skills in developing countries. Jim holds a bachelor of industrial engineering and a master of science in industrial management, both from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Jim has been married to Peggy since 1972; they have three children.