Infrastructure Committee


  • Identify, develop and document tools for facilitating communications, information gathering and alignment across all FDP Operations. Provide training and oversight of use, if required.
  • Provide support to the executive committee to enhance cross-functional activities.
  • Maintain FDP Operational Guidelines, by reviewing at least annually and submit substantive updates to the Executive Committee for approval.
  • Maintain documentation of committee responsibilities and membership.
  • Inventory, update, and archive FDP organizational documents, including the FDP Organizational Chart and associated documents and information
  • Identify and develop project management tools to be utilized in the conduct of FDP activities.  Provide training and oversight, if required
  • Facilitate interaction, standards, and documentation related to internal FDP data systems.
  • Develop and maintain resources and guidelines to support development of FDP activities and demonstrations.


Current Activities/Initiatives

Policies, Procedures and Guidelines (Working Group 1) - Review Operating Guidelines for proposed updates

Committee Authority, Scope and Structure (Working Group 2) - Provide further guidance for FDP committees, subcommittees and working group co-chairs

Project Management Resources & Tools (Working Group 3) - Develop project management resources for FDP committees to utilize

FDP Activities & Demonstrations (Working Group 4) - Create Demonstration dashboard

FDP Internal Data Systems (Working Group 5) - Review and optimize across internal FDP systems


Recent Accomplishments (Fall 2020-Present)

  • Released updated Operating Guidelines
  • Updated FDP Operations Information website here to include such documents as Phase VII, Membership and Participation, Demonstration, and Project Management resources
  • Developed Demonstration website here to include overview, proposal form, and list of current Demonstrations
  • Developed documented FDP committee structure, scope, and authority guidelines
  • Formed project management tools and FDP systems working groups




    Role ("WG" = Working Group)

    Robert Nobles

    Emory University


    Lynette Arias

    University of Washington


    Alex Albinak

    Johns Hopkins University

    WG2 and 4
    Susan Anderson College of Charleston WG4
    Lillian Andrews Federal Demonstration Partnership At-Large
    Vonda Durer University of Virginia WG5 (Lead)
    Stephanie Gray University of Florida At-Large

    Mora Harris

    Johns Hopkins University

    WG3 (Lead)
    Jeanne Hermann-Petrin University of Tennessee HSC WG2 and 5
    Amanda Humphrey Northeastern University WG2
    Jim Kresl University of Washington WG3 and 5
    Jean Mercer University of Tennessee Knoxville WG2
    Denise Moody Boston VA Research Institute Project Manager; WG 2 and 4 (Lead)
    Robert Prentiss Yale University WG3 and 5
    Chris Renner Vanderbilt Medical Center WG5 (Lead)
    David Robinson Oregon Health & Science University WG1
    Aubrey Schoenleben University of Washington WG5
    Stephanie Scott Columbia University At-Large
    Lori Schultz University of Arizona WG3 and 5
    Larry Sutter Michigan Technological University WG2
    Courtney Swaney University of Texas, Austin WG3 and 5
    Jennifer Taylor Tennessee Tech University WG2 and 5

    Jim Taylor

    Penn State University

    WG3 (Lead)

    Julie Thatcher

    Institute for Systems Biology


    David Wright

    Federal Demonstration Partnership



    Documents and Resources


    Committee Contact Information

    Please contact the Infrastructure Committee at with any questions, comments, suggestions, or concerns. Questions related to the FDP website may be directed to