NMHIMSS Board of Directors
NM-HIMSS Board of Directors (2019-2020)
President Elect – Jim Ward
Currently working with Mindray, a patient monitoring and ansthesia company-
Jim is a results-oriented, successful business and sales leader with experience in Health IT, EHR, RCM, POP Health management, evidence-based clinical content, capital equipment, and medical device markets.
Specialties: C-Level, building client trust and relationships, consultative and hands-on team selling by calling on the experience and success of many years in an individual and contributor role. Complex contract negotiations. Certified Miller Heiman Strategic and Conceptual Selling and Large Account Management. Jim graduated with a bachelors of business administration from Easter New Mexico University.
Chair, Communications & Outreach - Stefany Goradia
Stefany Goradia is the Principal Informatics Officer of Versatile MED Analytics, a rapidly-growing healthcare data solutions and business intelligence start-up headquartered in Albuquerque, NM. She is a strong advocate for cross-entity collaboration, data literacy, and women and minorities in STEM. Formerly, she has held various analytic consulting and technical roles at large healthcare organizations such as Molina Healthcare, HCSC (a 5-state Blue Cross independent licensee), and Presbyterian Healthcare Services, where she has heavily supported business intelligence and data-driven improvement initiatives across clinical, operational, and financial domains. She has niche expertise in blending payer and provider data for population health initiatives and using data to achieve cost reductions, drive quality improvements, and meet complex regulatory requirements. She has extensive experience in evaluating, valuating, and deriving insights from disparate healthcare technology systems while also serving as a key business stakeholder and translator. She has a formal background in Statistics, Economics, and Industrial Engineering.
Chair, Advocacy - Amanda Bergamo
Amanda Bergamo started her work in Healthcare fifteen years ago as the Executive Director for a venture philanthropy research foundation to raise funds for innovative discoveries to cure or control disease, she moved into the technology space 8 years ago, to become “the conduit between the human experience and technology”. Currently she is the Experience and Quality Program Manager at Presbyterian Healthcare Services focusing on optimizing the Patient and Member digital journey
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.
Member-at-large - Elizabeth Barrett
Elizabeth Barrett, SCPM, CSM, is a Consulting Project Manager and Managing Member of Strategic Project Management, LLC. Ms. Barrett has with over 30 years of program and project management experience, including twenty years of experience working with health care information technology strategic and tactical initiatives. Ms. Barrett has expertise in health care revenue cycle applications for coding, billing and claims applications and processes, as well as clinical experience with clinical documentation improvement program development, clinical content data quality and clinical communications. Her recent program initiatives have focused on the optimization of electronic medical records and mobility device strategy and application expansion for health care clinicians.
Ms. Barrett has a B.S. from Southern Connecticut State University and an M.S. from the University of Texas at Arlington. She also holds a certification in Advanced Project Management (SCPM) from Stanford University, and is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM). Along with her HIMSS board membership, she is an active member of Project Management Institute (PMI), and also a member of the Albuquerque Quality Network (AQN). Ms. Barrett has been a regular speaker at local PMI, NMTC, and ISACA events.
Past-President - Kevin P. Carey, MBA/MHSA, CPHIMS, FACHE
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.
Kevin has been serving as CEO, Holy Cross Physician Hospital Organization in Taos, since 2016, 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. He also is Partner/Owner in a national consulting firm focused on optimizing performance in risk, value-based arrangements.
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.