CSIA Announces New Appointments to the Board of Directors
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Posted by: Nikki Mill
CSIA, Colorado’s Technology Association, today announced the election of three new members to their Board of Directors. Joe Bajek, CTO, University of Colorado Hospital (and liaison with Colorado Health Information Management Systems Society); Carrie Book, CIO, CORHIO; and Bill Soards, President, AT&T Colorado are these new members.
CSIA now has 36 members on its Board of Directors who serve as leaders on behalf of the organization, and within the industry and local community.
Other Board members include:
Valeria Alberola, former Partner, Q Advisors; Betty Arkell, Partner, Holland & Hart; Dayle Ash, General Business Executive – Colorado; IBM; Barbara Bauer, President, GlobalSight Partners; Keith Berets, Partner, Cooley/Godward/Kronish; 2010 Board Secretary; Kim Brown, VP IT, IHS; Scott Burt, President, Integro; Cody Daniels, Partner, KPMG; Pete Dignan, President and Founder, ProtoTest; Carl Fitch, CEO, STATERA; Steve Foster, President, Business Controls; Kristi Graning, Senior Vice President, IT and eBusiness, RE/MAX International; Adam Haynes, Partner, St. Charles Capital; Scott Johnson, Director, Strategic Engagement Unified Communications Group, Microsoft and 2006 Board Chair; Darin Kreimeyer, Partner, Ernst & Young; 2010 Board Treasurer; John Leonard, Director, Fairfield and Woods; Michael Locatis, CIO, State of Colorado; Sal Mahbouba, President & CEO, Ratava; Catharine Merigold, General Partner, Vista Ventures; Ned Minor, Principal, Minor & Brown; Micki Nelson, Vice President and CIO, MWH; Jon Nordmark, Founder, Wambo; John Oechsle, Executive Vice President Strategy & Product, DigitalGlobe and 2007 Board Chair; Bob Ogdon, CEO, Swiftpage and 2008 Board Chair; Nancy Phillips, Co-Founder, Director, COO, ViaWest and 2010 Chair Elect; Annette Quintana, CEO, Istonish and 2010 Board Chair; John Raeder, CEO, Trident on Demand; Rip Ripley, President, Millard Ripley & Son; Kristin Russell, VP, Global IT Service Operations, Oracle; Dr. Ramat Shoureshi, Dean, School of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Denver; Kirby Slunaker, CIO, Pendum and 2010 Immediate Past Chair; Michael White, Managing Director, SPA Practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers; and Andrea Young, CIO and VP of Development, BI Inc.
About Joe Bajek, CTO and Director of Information Technology, Universicty of Colroado Hospital
Joe Bajek is the Chief Technology Officer and Director of Information Technology for the Universiy of Colorado Hospital in Dener Colorado, a position he has held since 1999. Prior to that he was the Manager of Data Networks for the U.S. Surgical Corporation (Now part of the Tyco Healthcare Group) and a Lead Senior Network Engineer with G.E. Capital. Joe holds a B.S. in Computer Science/Mathematics from the State University of New York Maritime College. He is a graduate of the G.E. Information Systems Management Program, holds a CPHIMS certification (Certified Professional in Health Information Systems – from HIMSS the Health Information Management Systems Society) , a licensed Third Officer in the United States Merchant Marine and an honorably discharged Lieutenant from the United States Naal Reserve. He currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the Colorado chapter of the Health Information Management Systems Society and serves on the Curriculum Advisory Committee for the Arapahoe Community College. Joe has also served as the Healthcare Sector Chief in the Denver chapter of InfraGard and as a founding board member of the Dnver FBI Citizens’ Academy Alumni.
About Carrie Book, Chief Information Officer, CORHIO
Carrie Book is the Chief Information Officer for CORHIO, the state designated organization for enabling interoperable healthcare systems for Colorado. In this role, she is responsible for the technical infrastructure for both CORHIO’s internal organizational operations, as well as the state-wide HIE implementation, coordinating all administrative and HIE technology, telecommunications, networking, desktop support, IT security, and disaster recovery planning. Over the last ten years, she has managed and implemented technology solutions in positions with increasing responsibility for project management, vendor selection, contract negotiation and strategic planning in healthcare IT. Prior to her CIO position at CORHIO, she led the technical implementation of CORHIO’s Point of Care services, implementing a federated architecture with standard healthcare messaging among four large organizations, each with a different enterprise electronic medical record system.
About Bill Soards, President, AT&T Colorado
Bill Soards is President of AT&T Colorado. Appointed in April of 2009, Soards is responsible for all external affairs for AT&T in the state which includes state and local government relations, community affairs, regulatory and legislative activities, and initiatives before the Colorado General Assembly and Colorado’s Public Utilities Commission. Prior to becoming state president, Soards was Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs for AT&T’s Midwest region working in Chicago, IL. Coordinating public policy campaigns, managing research, message development, third parties, and foundation activities in five Midwestern states were among his chief responsibilities. Soards began his career in public policy in 1994 as a partner at Livengood Soards & Associates in Indianapolis, IN. In 2000, he joined AT&T (then Ameritech) as Director of Government Relations. In 2006, Soards helped lead the state effort to deregulate the telecom industry and establish a statewide system for cable franchising and video competition. That legislation, The Indiana Telecom Reform Act, was signed into law in March of 2006 by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and continues to attract jobs and investment across the state.