Created by Californians, for Californians
Manifest MedEx leadership is comprised of experienced healthcare industry veterans reporting to the Board of Directors.
Chief Executive Officer
Claudia Williams is the Chief Executive Officer of Manifest MedEx, bringing over 20 years’ experience catalyzing and scaling change and innovation in healthcare. She was previously Senior Advisor for Health Technology and Innovation at the White House where she helped lead President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative and collaborated with private and public partners that are leveraging HITECH, new payment models and open data to remake the digital landscape in health care. Before joining the White House, Williams was Director of Health Information Exchange at HHS, galvanizing national progress on health information sharing between providers, with patients, and for research. Prior to joining HHS, she was Director of Health Policy and Public Affairs at the Markle Foundation, where she led Connecting for Health, a 100 member public-private collaborative of technology, provider, consumer and health plan leaders working to improve health and health care through health IT. She holds an MS in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health and a BA from Duke University. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana.
Director of Community & Public Partnerships
Erica is a recognized expert on health information exchange and interoperability aimed at improving patient safety and enabling value-based care. She most recently led the HIE work for Aledade Inc.’s Accountable Care Organizations, which span 15 states and account for more than $1.5B in annual health care spend. There, she led efforts that tripled the company’s hospital connectivity from just over 200 hospitals to well over 600, and helped evolve the ways in which independent primary care providers use health information to reduce avoidable hospitalizations and emergency department use. Prior to that, she led the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC’s) Interoperability Portfolio, including the development of the Office’s 10 Year Vision to Achieve an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure and its Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap. She also served as one of the Directors of ONC’s State HIE Program and as Program Manager for AHIMA’s State-Level HIE Consensus Project. Erica came to the HIE space through years of health care quality and patient safety research at The Joint Commission. Her collaborative research, convening, and publications have informed accreditation standards on continuity of care, language access, and culturally competent care. She holds a Master of Arts from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Six Sigma yellow belt from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Chief Financial Officer
Greg LeClaire has extensive experience in finance and accounting and has served as chief financial officer for a number of different start-up and publicly traded healthcare, technology, and manufacturing companies. Prior to joining Manifest MedEx, Greg served as chief financial officer for three companies within Aetna Inc.’s Healthagen division, including Medicity, Inc., a provider of health information exchange and technology enablement solutions; HDMS, Inc. a provider of analytical healthcare reporting tools and Population Health IT, a centralized Healthagen software development organization. Prior to that, he served as chief financial officer for ClearOne Communications, Inc., a communications solutions company and for Utah Medical Products, Inc., a specialty medical device manufacturer. He also has consulted for and served as chief financial officer and vice president of finance and administration for a number of early-stage startup companies.
Greg holds a master’s degree in management from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Utah.
Chief Technology Officer
Leo is a transformational technology leader with progressive healthcare IT experience in delivering strategic, goal-drive innovative technologies. Leo is an experienced HIE executive. He was recently with the New York E-Health Collaborative, the HIE technology organization for the State of New York as its VP of Product Development. Prior to that he was the Managing Director IT for Evolent Health, a population health management services organization a joint venture with UPMC, and also served as the Staff Vice President of Technology for WellPoint. Leo has over 16 years of management experience in IT working in many different aspect of health care.
Leo has a Health Information Technology Graduate Certificate, Information Management and Exchange Specialists from George Washington University, School of Health and Health Services; a Master’s of Science in Information Systems Technology, Management of Information Systems, George Washington University, School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy and Theology from the University of Scranton.