Lygeia Ricciardi is the Director of Consumer eHealth at ONC within the US Department of Health & Human Services. She is responsible for leading the federal strategy to engage consumers in their health and healthcare via information technology, including the Blue Button Initiative.
Prior to joining ONC in 2011, Lygeia ran a consulting practice called Clear Voice Consulting specializing in consumer eHealth. Previously, she was a Director in the Health program at the Markle Foundation, a Policy Advisor and Speechwriter for the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, a Content Manager at a dot com, and a Research Associate at Harvard Business School. She earned a Masters in Technology & Education from Harvard, and has also studied at the MIT Media Lab and Wellesley College. Lygeia has lived in Europe, Africa, and the sometimes equally exotic culture of Washington, DC, where she currently resides with her family.