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iPHD Governing Board

The designee of the New Jersey Commissioner of Health currently chairs the Governing Board, which includes five ex officio members, or their designees: the Commissioner of Human Services, State Treasurer, Attorney General, Rutgers Chief Information Officer, and the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy Director (non-voting). In addition, two public members appointed by the Governor and one each by the Senate President and the Speaker of the Assembly serve fixed terms on the Board. Public members comprise experts in four specific areas: 1) legal requirements for data privacy and security, 2) “big data” analysis and security, 3) advocacy on behalf of persons whose data may be included in the iPHD, and 4) a New Jersey university-based researcher with expertise in human subject research.

Rachel Hammond, CIPP/G, HCISPP
Governing Board Chair
Designee, New Jersey Commissioner of Health (Ex Officio)

Data Privacy Officer
New Jersey Department of Health

Francis Baker, J.D.
Designee, New Jersey Attorney General (Ex Officio)

Deputy Attorney General
New Jersey Office of the Attorney General

Joel C. Cantor, Sc.D.
Ex Officio Member, Non-voting

Distinguished Professor & Director
Rutgers Center for State Health Policy

Janet Currie, Ph.D.
Assembly Speaker Appointment
Human Subjects Research Expert

Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Policy Affairs
Co-Director, Center for Health and Wellbeing
Princeton University

Rashmi Jain, Ph.D.
Gubernatorial Appointment
Large Data Systems & Data Security Expert

Chair, Information Management & Business Analytics
Montclair State University

Elizabeth G. Litten, J.D.
Gubernatorial Appointment
Privacy & Security Expert

Partner & Chief Privacy and HIPAA Compliance Officer
Fox Rothschild LLP

Kathleen Noonan, J.D.
Senate President Appointment
Public Representative

Chief Executive Officer
Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers

Michele L. Norin, M.Ed.
Ex Officio Member

Senior VP & Chief Information Officer
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Gregory Woods, M.P.A.
Designee, New Jersey Commissioner of Human Services (Ex Officio)

Chief Innovation Officer
New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services

Governing Board Legal Counsel


Mark McNally, J.D.
Deputy Attorney General
New Jersey Office of the Attorney General

The iPHD is grateful for the commitment and many contributions of the late Ranjana Madhusudhan, Ph.D., Chief Economist at the New Jersey Department of the Treasury who served as the Treasurer’s designee on the Governing Board until April 2020. We mourn her loss.

Meeting Schedule

To view upcoming Governing Board meetings, please see the events calendar. Until further notice, all meetings of the iPHD Project will be conducted by videoconferencing. Please contact Oliver Lontok ( for access information.