Raj Shah

Kweisi Mfume

Crystal Reed

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

As chief executive officer of CTIS, Raj Shah’s responsibilities extend to a team of professionals situated across the U.S. and India. As the leader of a major health IT company, Mr. Shah measures success through our firm’s lasting contributions to health innovation. Mr. Shah is a visionary. He is committed to finding health solutions for chronic disease and promoting global health equity. His vision is to provide integration of processes for better collaboration and performance at the point of care. Mr. Shah’s strategy is to integrate information technology best practices and standards with health informatics. He is committed to helping providers and physicians support the patient need for prevention, early disease detection, care management, and research. With Mr. Shah serving as CEO, CTIS has received awards from the National Institutes of Health, CIO Magazine, Computerworld, British Medical Journal, and the Office of Management and Budget. In addition, Mr. Shah served as a member of the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities from 2010 to 2014. In 2010, he was invited to the G20 Health Summit for his publication on Global Health and Information and Communication Technology. As a non-profit supporter, Mr. Shah is also committed to corporate citizenship. He has been a member of governing boards, leadership boards, institutional review boards, trustee boards, boards of directors, and advisory boards for more than 25 organizations. Mr. Shah has given more than 100 lectures, talks, and panel discussions at workshops, conferences, and seminars. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and physics from Bombay University; a master’s degree in chemistry from University of Detroit, and advanced training from the University of Chicago and Harvard Business School.

Principal Investigator

Kweisi Mfume serves as the Principal Investigator (PI) for the Health Policy Research Consortium (HPRC). He brings over 30 years of leadership and expertise in policy-making and community outreach related to addressing disparities in services for racial and ethnic minorities, including disparities in health access, delivery, and care. He is Chief Health Equity Officer at CTIS and he currently serves on the Executive Committee Board of Research America, advocating and sensitizing opinion leaders and members of Congress regarding the need to strengthen medical research and national health policies. In 2011, while functioning as a corporate consultant to AT&T of North America he was appointed by the Secretary of HHS to serve on the National Advisory Council on Minorities Health and Health Disparities at the NIH. He also completed 12 years of service as a member of the Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees.

Kweisi Mfume is past Executive Director of the National Medical Association (NMA) where he advocated for modifications to federal health care law and policy. He is also a former President and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) having established the organization’s National Office of Health Advocacy and Policy Outreach. Preceding his tenure at the NAACP, he served as a five-term Congressman from Maryland’s 7th district. He co-founded the U.S. Congressional Task Force on Sarcoidosis Disease Awareness and was a staunch advocate for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Prior to his election to Congress he served on the Baltimore City Council for seven years, where he chaired the Council’s Committee on Health and Health Policy.

Kweisi Mfume was formerly a member of the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, People for the American Way, the Meyerhof Scholars Advisory Board of the University of Maryland, the Senior Advisory Committee of the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government and the African American Advisory Board of PepsiCo. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Morgan State University and currently serves as Chairman of that University’s Board of Regents. He holds a Graduate degree from the Johns Hopkins University and is the recipient of eleven honorary Doctoral degrees. His background in broadcasting includes twenty years in radio and television. For three years he hosted the nationally syndicated and NBC/Hearst TV special “The Remarkable Journey.” His former bestselling autobiography published by Ballantine Books (Random House) New York, is entitled “No Free Ride.”

Project Director

As Project Director, Ms. Crystal Reed provides direction and leadership in planning, initiating, coordinating, guiding, and encouraging the HRPC program of health disparities policy research. Ms. Reed has over 20 years of experience supporting biomedical and clinical informatics for the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s) Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP).

As CTIS’ Deputy Project Manager on the CTEP contract, Ms. Reed coordinates and manages all Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 300/Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) submissions for CTEP as well as monthly earned value management reporting.

Ms. Reed also oversees the Minority and Health Disparity group at CTIS. In this role, Ms. Reed works with various centers and sites to help improve the quality and outcome of care. In collaboration with local community groups and organizations, she has coordinated and facilitated various community health initiatives such as the African Health Fair, the African American Heart Health Symposium, and the Latino Health Fair.

Ms. Reed holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration, with an undergraduate degree in Health Science and Policy. She also has earned her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).