As founding President and Chief Executive Officer of DirectTrust, Dr. Kibbe serves as the organization’s global ambassador, establishing collaborative relationships with key industry stakeholders, and overseeing the governance of a rapidly growing network for secure, interoperable, health information exchange via Direct. A 25-year veteran of the healthcare IT industry, Dr. Kibbe was previously the founder of the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Center for Health IT, CEO of the innovative web-based care coordination software company Canopy Systems, and a family physician with 20 years experience in private and academic medical practice in Maine, Texas, and North Carolina. Dr. Kibbe is a graduate of Harvard University magna cum laude class of 1972. He completed his medical training at Case Western Reserve University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his business degree at the University of Texas at Austin. He was an Adjunct Professor at the UNC School of Public Health, and faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, IHI, where he designed and taught courses in population data management, quality improvement, and statistics. Over the course of his career, he has served as a consultant in health IT and informatics standards for more than 100 companies, and has served in various industry leadership roles including Chair of the ASTM E31 Committee on Healthcare Informatics. He was a co-developer of the first clinical summary XML standard, the Continuity of Care Standard, CCR, and an early contributor to the Direct Protocol. Dr. Kibbe has published on a range of subjects, including quality management in family medicine, EMR adoption and use, and healthcare policy.