David Riley
President, The Alembic Foundation


David Riley is a committed entrepreneur with startup experience in the private sector and large scale IT projects in the federal sector. He is recognized for his skill in bringing together and managing diverse groups with competing interests. These effective collaborations then take on large, complex problems and produce practical solutions in a reasonable timeframe and within budget.

Before becoming a founding principle for the Alembic Foundation, David was the CONNECT initiative lead for the Federal Health Architecture (FHA) Program in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). In this role, he coordinated numerous, diverse federal agencies, states and private sector organizations to enhance health information sharing on a nationwide basis. His work at FHA resulted in the development and release of the CONNECT software, as well as in the formation of the CONNECT open source community.

Prior to joining the FHA team, David served as the Chief, Technology Discovery and Insertion for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.

Mr. Riley is an Air Force Trained Primary Care Physician Assistant with a Bachelor’s Degree in Allied Health from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Medicine. He served in the United States Air Force and was deployed during the Persian Gulf War.


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David Riley (The Alembic Foundation)
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The Alembic Foundation promotes the use of Open Source to address significant challenges in society. As its first project, Alembic launched the Aurion Project to build upon the work of the federal government through CONNECT. Aurion extends the value of CONNECT by creating a forum for public and private organizations to build standards-based, Open Source health information exchange software. Read more.