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Charles Stellar boasts almost 4 decades of accomplished expertise in health and hospital administration, association management, and organizational leadership, with an in-depth focus on policy, communications, governance, advocacy, health care quality, compliance, and membership growth. He is expert at coordinating multi-faceted strategies that incorporate internal and external resources to ensure a successful positioning that achieves targeted goals and objectives.

Charles joined WEDI in early 2016 after serving as Executive Vice President of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the trade association representing the nation’s health insurance industry, where he was the key liaison between AHIP’s health plan and affiliate members, ensuring consistency in messaging and shaping AHIP’s brand and strategy.

He earned his degrees in health administration and his marketing and business administration from the University of North Carolina.


Robert Tennant joined WEDI in 2021 as Vice President, Federal Affairs for the organization. In his role at WEDI, Mr. Tennant focuses on federal legislative and regulatory health information technology issues. Previously, Mr. Tennant was Director of Health Information Technology Policy for the Medical Group Management Association. Areas of expertise include administrative simplification and automation, HIPAA Transactions, Code Sets, Privacy and Security, interoperability issues, and other HIT topics.

Mr. Tennant earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and law from Carleton University and his master’s degree in political science from the University of Western Ontario.


Michael McNutt has an extensive background in producing, coordinating, and managing meetings, events, and overall customer service projects and processes. He is a seasoned and certified meeting and event planner, managing and developing hundreds of training sessions, conferences, trade shows, and special events for training firms and not-for-profit organizations for more than 20 years. An accomplished instructor, public speaker and broadcaster he has lectured and instructed at the corporate and university level in the fields of meeting planning, negotiations, oral communication, and media literacy.

Mr.McNutt earned a bachelor degree in communication and masters degree in arts and interdisciplinary studies from George Mason University. He is also a Certified Meeting Professional.

Samantha Holvey began her career at WEDI in 2012 with a passion for healthcare IT after experiencing a great deal of frustration from the inefficiencies of our healthcare system as a patient. With a background in communication, healthcare IT and project management, she has a broad skill set to fill many roles within WEDI. This extensive knowledge allows her a unique perspective overseeing workgroups, webinars and marketing campaigns.

Ms. Holvey earned a bachelor degree in mass communication at Campbell University, a graduate certificate in political psychology at George Washington University, and an Executive Master in Healthcare Leadership at Brown University.

Matthew has been with WEDI since 2017, when he came on to help the organization with membership and business development efforts. Matthew’s previous experiences including working for a home respiratory company and undergraduate research on healthcare interoperability has fueled his passion to enhance quality of care and the patient experience by leveraging technology. In his current role, Matthew works to carry out WEDI’s strategic initiatives to expand the organization’s reach by working with current and prospective members as well as industry partners. Matthew is also in charge of WEDI’s conference sponsorship program.

Matthew holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in healthcare administration from The George Washington University.

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