Information Technology Advisory Council

The Information Technology Advisory Council (ITAC) shall be responsible for advising the CIO and the Secretary of Technology on the planning, budgeting, acquiring, using, disposing, managing, and administering of information technology and to appoint a health information technology standards advisory committee in the commonwealth.  The legislation that created the Council is codified in Va. Code § 2.2-2699.5, and the majority of its powers and duties are set forth in Va. Code § 2.2-2699.6.

Council Members

ITAC policies

Information Technology Advisory Council Remote Participation Policy - Adopted March 14, 2016


You can email the Information Technology Advisory Council at:

You can call us at (804) 416-6002 or fax us at (804) 416-6355.

You can send mail to:

Marcella Williamson
Public Information and Communications Director, Legal and Legislative Services
Information Technology Advisory Council
11751 Meadowville Lane
Chester, VA 23836

Health Information Technology Standards Advisory Committee

The Health Information Technology Standards Advisory Committee (HITSAC) is an advisory committee appointed by the Information Technology Advisory Council (ITAC). HITSAC is tasked with assisting the ITAC in providing advice to the Commonwealth Chief Information Officer on the utilization of nationally recognized technical and data standards for health information technology (IT) systems or software, pursuant to subdivision A 5 of § 2.2-2699.6 of the Code of Virginia.

HITSAC Committee Charter

COV Health IT Standards

2013 HITSAC Annual Report

2014 HITSAC Annual Report

Committee Members

Dr. Marshall Ruffin - Chairman  Executive Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer, Inova Health System 

(703) 289-2026
Dr. Christopher Barrett Executive Director and Professor - Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech

(540) 231-3270
James H. Harrison, Jr., MD, PhD Assoc. Professor and Director of Clinical Informatics,
Departments of Public Health Sciences and Pathology,
University of Virginia

(434) 924-8054
Rich Pollack, MS CPHIMS, FHIMSS VP and CIO
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

(804) 828-5913