Mostashari letter to ONC staffers on Muntz resignation

From: Mostashari, Farzad (HHS/ONC) 
Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 8:38 PM
Subject: ONC Senior Leadership Transitions

 

My Dear ONC'ers

 

I am writing to give you some news of the transition ahead for ONC's senior leadership.

As you know, the Secretary has initiated a national search for the next National Coordinator.  The Department and Administration believe that ONC's continued success is a centerpiece of the nation's ability to transform health care delivery systems to achieve better care at lower cost. 

David Muntz and I have been honored to work together leading this exceptional organization, and we will be departing together as well.  David informed me several weeks ago of his decision to return to the private sector to work more closely on the front-lines of medicine, but I asked him to hold off on any announcement until we could complete the transition planning. 

Effective Friday October 4th, the management team will be led by Jacob Reider who will serve as Acting National Coordinator, Lisa Lewis will serve as Acting Principal Deputy, with Joy Pritts continuing to serve as the Chief Privacy Officer and political appointee. 

We are confident in all of you to handle this transition period with aplomb, and to further ONC's unrelenting mission with grace and strength.

 

Yours Truly,

 

Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator

David Muntz, Principal Deputy National Coordinator

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