NMHIMSS Board of Directors

NM-HIMSS Board of Directors (2017-2018)

President - Rose Marie Prince







Rose Marie Prince is a Registered Nurse with over 35 years of experience in the healthcare industry with 10+ years in healthcare IT. Rose is currently an Application Support Analyst who believes in the power of technology to improve healthcare. has a Baccalaureate degree in nursing with minors in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of Miami; an MBA specializing in Healthcare Management from University of Phoenix, and; a Masters in Nursing with an Informatics specialty from American Sentinel University. Rose is a certified Information Governance Specialist, a Certified HIPAA Professional, A Certified Security Compliance Specialist, and also has several ITIL intermediate certifications.


Treasurer - Bindu Purushothaman







Bindu Purushothaman is a Healthcare IT executive with 20+ years of experience in technology. She is very passionate about Healthcare and believes that technology has a crucial role in transforming today’s health care delivery model, meeting the demands of today’s tech savvy consumers while improving the quality of care and effectively controlling the cost. She believes transforming healthcare requires us to accelerate value and innovation through the tremendous data set we have, we must strengthen our muscles in this area and it is up to us as leaders in our community to lead that transformation. Bindu is currently serving as the Market Chief Information Officer of DaVita Medical Group in New Mexico. Bindu has a Masters in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Electronics Engineering.


Secretary - Vinnie Cordona

Vinnie Cardona is the Director of IT for Ernest Health, a post-acute care organization consisting of over 25 hospitals across the U.S. who partners with senior executive management in bringing value to the executive table by delivering the right IT solutions to business needs. Mr. Cardona has been in the IT industry for 18 years, 11 of which are within healthcare IT. Mr. Cardona knows what it takes to build the right IT department to enable the organization to move to the next level.
Vinnie understands that intrinsic motivation is the catalyst to personal sustainable success which is why he strongly believes that leadership starts from the inside out.
Consistent to this belief, Mr. Cardona is becoming an active member of HIMSS, CHIME, AEHIS, AEHIA, and AEHIT groups and holds a Ken Blanchard Executive MBA from Grand Canyon University, a Bachelor of Science in Technical Management from DeVry University and an Associates in Applied Science in Aerospace Ground Equipment Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mr. Cardona also holds over seven IT professional certifications, an IT diploma from The Chubb Institute and has attended the CHIME Healthcare CIO Boot Camp.
Mr. Cardona is taking a lean-forward attitude and is looking forward to serving our New Mexico Health IT community through the efforts of NMHIMSS.


President Elect - Kevin Carey





Kevin Carey is a senior healthcare management and business development leader, whose career has spanned multiple settings; clinical care-giver and U.S. Navy veteran, hospital administrator with multiple not-for-profit health systems, and managed care consultant for payors such as Aon and BCBS plans.  During the past 15 years Kevin devoted his career to promoting and delivering all aspects of healthcare information technologies to Payors, Providers, and Government Contractors.  

This past year, Kevin was appointed to CEO, Holy Cross Physician Hospital Organization in Taos and is responsible for Payor Relations and Contracting as well as strategically positioning the local health system and a panel of 100+ practitioners for Value Based Care/Reimbursement and Population Health Management. 

Kevin holds an MBA and MHSA from the University of Kansas, is board certified in healthcare management since 1997 and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives since 1999.  Kevin is a CPHIMSS in the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and is looking forward to participating in, giving voice to and positioning NMHIMSS as an engaged, active and visionary chapter of HIMSS.

Outside the office Kevin enjoys skiing, hiking with his wolf-dog Kaia of 11 years, enduro motorcycle riding, and is a PADI SCUBA Certified Dive Instructor.


Past-President and Advocacy Chair.- Curt Schatz






Curt Schatz is an accomplished executive with 20+ years of management experience at the senior levels of IT with the 10+ devoted to healthcare. Mr. Schatz currently serves as Chief Information Officer - UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of New Mexico. Curt has a Master of Business Administration with a focus on Information Technology Management and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems. Curt is also a Fellow (FHIMSS) of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, serves as the Chair of the Advisory Committee to the New Mexico Health Information Collaborative, (the New Mexico Health Information Exchange), and is the Board Chair for the New Mexico Technology Council.

Curt is the Advocacy Chair for the New Mexico Chapter as well.


NM-HIMSS Committee Chairs (2017-2018)


Programming – Nicole Streu








Nicole Streu is currently an Account Manager for TEKsystems where she works as a business partner for IT staffing and services to healthcare clients throughout the State of New Mexico. Nicole has a degree in Marketing and Business from the Anderson School of Management from UNM. She is heavily involved in volunteer work, serving on the Albuquerque Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi, as a delegate to the Albuquerque Metropolitan Alumnae PanHellenic Association, the TEKsystems ambassador to Albuquerque Economic Development and a member of the Junior League of Albuquerque. She is the mom to two brand new twins and is keeping very busy! She is very excited to contribute to the ongoing Health IT education through Sponsorships and Programming for HIMSS.


Communications – Jim Ward





With 15 years of experience in the medical device industry and now with Allscripts as a Regional Sales Executive in the ambulatory physician market. Jim graduated with a bachelor of business administration degree from Easter New Mexico University. 


Member at Large – Tanya Chavez


Tanya Chavez is a Healthcare IT leader with 20+ years of experience in technology whose career has spanned in Healthcare, Government and Private Industry. Tanya currently is serving as a Senior IT Business Consultant reporting to the CIO of Presbyterian Health Services. Tanya believes technology is an enabler that can transform the business by identifying and pursuing focused areas for process improvements. She is a native New Mexican and is passionate about serving the community she lives in.


Member at Large – Michael Herrick





Michael Herrick is the founder of HIPAA.host, an Albuquerque based risk-management firm. He assists clients on issues of security, compliance, and process integration.