As National Coordinator he brought energy, enthusiasm, and momentum to healthcare IT. He inspired, challenged, and influenced with informal authority, never a heavy hand. Hundreds of people volunteered to support his vision out of respect for his ideas and a sense that it was the right thing to do.
Some people seek fame and fortune. Some just want to make the world a better place. In all the years I've worked with Farzad, I've never sensed any self-interest. He has been mission driven.