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DARTNet Institute Leadership & Staff

Board of Directors

John Turner White, IV, MBA, President and Director John Turner White, IV, MBA

Executive Professor Helzberg School of Management, Rockhurst University (retired). Turner White was executive professor of management in the Helzberg School of Management for fifteen years following a career of over 30 years in business. He retired from active teaching in 2020. He was previously chief executive officer of Union Station Kansas City, Inc., a civic and commercial property development project in Kansas City, Missouri. His primary interests are business turnarounds and reorganizations, entrepreneurship, ethics, business decision-making, and international business. He holds a Master of Management from the International School of Management (2018), a Master of Business Administration as an executive fellow from Rockhurst University (1993) and a Bachelor of Arts in English and philosophy from Colorado College (1971). He was honored as Faculty Member of the Year at the Rockhurst University Festival of Student Achievement in 2016.

Chetster (Chet) Fox, MD, FAAFP


Chester Fox, MD, FAAFP, Secretary and Director

Professor of Family Medicine for the University at Buffalo. Chet Fox has been the director share of the upstate New York Patient Powered and Practice-based Research Network. (UNYNET). This PBRN specializes in practice transformation for primary care practices in order to translate evidence into practice. UNYNET has 49 active practices with 175 clinicians and serve a population base of close to 400,000 patients throughout the eight counties of Western New York. It is closely aligned with the Pursuing Perfection Collaborative Western New York which is a Robert Wood Johnson Aligning Forces for Quality community. This gives significant contact all-important organizations and practices within the eight counties. Through this alliance, UNYNET was part of one of the 17 Beacon communities from the Office of the National Coordinator. The PBRN has completed over 48 research projects and has published 68 papers. Dr. Fox is principal investigator on a large NIH study utilizing DARTNet to use computer decision support at the point of care to improve the quality and safety of chronic kidney disease care in primary care offices.

Steven Geiger, MBA, Treasurer and Director

Assistant Director of Facilities and Administration of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO). NRAO is a Federally Funded Research and Development Facility and on behalf of the National Science Foundation operates a network of radio astronomy observatories located across ten states and in Chile (ALMA international partnership). The ALMA observatory participated in the recently announced imaging of a black hole. Responsibilities include supervising the divisions of: Computer Information Services; Contracts and Procurement; Environment, Safety and Security; Management Information Services; and Technology Transfer. He reports to the Observatory Director. Prior to NRAO, he served for eleven years as the Senior Deputy Director, CFO and Treasurer of the University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute (RI) and also managed the Biomedical Entrepreneurial Research Incubator at KUMC. The RI managed $100 million of Federal and Private Grants and Clinical Trials on behalf of KUMC. Prior to that position, Mr. Geiger held financial positions with several non-profits.


  • Lawrence Kleinman, MD, MPH, FAAP, Director 
  • Kari Stephens, PhD, Director


Wilson Pace, MDWilson Pace, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Technology Officer

Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine and past Green-Edelman Chair Emeritus for Practice-based Research at the University of Colorado Denver; past Director of the American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network. Wilson Pace's research has focused on patient centered health information technology, behavioral change, practice reorganization and patient safety. His patient safety scholarship has included significant work on the further development of databases for collecting patient safety events, a taxonomy for describing safety events and analysis techniques using the taxonomy. He served on the Institute of Medicine's committee studying the recognition and prevention of medication errors, which resulted in the report entitled Preventing Medication Errors. His behavioral change work has involved multiple technology related projects as well as projects studying novel biomarkers to track improved physical activity and diet. Other projects have focused on improving care for depression, post-partum depression, asthma, and chronic kidney disease.

1-800-434-0278, ext. 12; wilson.pace@dartnet.info


Rachel Bryan Kent, Director of Client Services Rachel Bryan

Before joining DARTNet, Rachel spent four years working at CINA, where she had the opportunity to research and develop clinical content for the Clinical Decision Support tool with emphasis on the Pediatric Starter Set content. She also gained experience in best practices for discreet data documentation in 8 major EHRs and worked closely with the CINA clients by consulting them on those best practices so that they might yield the best results in research and decision support tool use. As Director of Client Services at DARTNet, Rachel uses experiences from her time as CINA to further bridge the gaps between software development and the client needs. Her focus at DARTNet is to ensure that the evidence-based software solutions and data analytics that are offered have value to the end user and that they are able to be used in a meaningful way in the practice setting and at the population level. She manages the Client Support team in all DARTNet software solution offerings including Clinical Decision Support, Research and Data Only, Practice Performance Registry and the Apervita Population Management tool. Rachel earned a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, and Departmental Honors in Communications from the University of Missouri Columbia.

1-800-434-0278, ext. 5; rachel.kent@dartnet.info

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