CORHIO Welcomes Five New Board Members

Date: January 18th, 2019Category: CORHIO e-NewsletterTopics: CORHIO Governance & Leadership

Five new CORHIO Board of Director members begin their terms of service to help guide our organization’s mission to improve health information exchange in Colorado.

Adam Bean of Community Reach Center, Lisa Brown of Metro Community Provider Network, Paula Kautzmann of Colorado Access, Mary Anne Leach of Actuate Health, and Brian Turner of Solvista Health have joined CORHIO’s Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2019.

“On behalf of the CORHIO Board of Directors, I welcome these five talented individuals who each bring their unique perspectives to our important work of expanding health information exchange in Colorado,” says Alexis Sgouros, CORHIO Board Chair. “Their diverse backgrounds in different healthcare settings (safety net, health plan/payer, behavioral health) will serve the CORHIO Board well.”

Adam Bean, JD, serves as the Chief Legal Officer at Community Reach Center. He brings a wealth of experience in physical and mental health operations, healthcare legal issues, employment law, accountable care and healthcare reform to the CORHIO Board.

Mr. Bean hopes to use his skills to support CORHIO’s mission and believes that “a key element to reducing cost to the health care system can only be addressed by the sharing of information that would curtail duplicative services. Concurrently, the efficacy of services can only be increased by having relevant health information readily available to treating providers.”

Lisa Brown is Vice President of Strategy and Growth at Metro Community Provider Network (MCPN). Ms. Brown was previously CEO of Northwest Colorado Health, where she led the stabilization and expansion of the organization. She brings to the CORHIO Board her experience and perspectives on Federally Qualified Community Health Centers, nonprofit management, public health, and long-term and post-acute care.

“My experience as the CEO of a rural prenatal through end-of-life care health system demonstrated the need for more integrated access to information. My current role at MCPN includes oversight of all data analytics for the organization. One role I will play (on the Board) is that of a consumer of CORHIO services,” says Brown. 

Paula Kautzmann serves as the Chief Information Officer at Colorado Access, where she leads the organization’s information technology, digital engagement and business intelligence initiatives. She previously helped to launch a health information exchange in Michigan, so she is uniquely positioned to support CORHIO’s direction.

“I believe my unique background aligns with the mission/vision of CORHIO and I am very excited about actively participating in an organization like CORHIO that shares my passion for enabling the use of Health IT, especially for the benefit of at-risk populations,” says Kautzmann.

Mary Anne Leach is currently Founding Partner at Actuate Health. She previously served as Director of the Office of eHealth Innovation for the state of Colorado and prior to that, as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Children’s Hospital Colorado. These roles have provided Ms. Leach with a wealth of knowledge in health information technology, organizational management, health information exchange, data analytics and management, and policy.

“I'm honored to serve on CORHIOs Board, and I hope to effectively represent our statewide constituents in strategically advancing, and enhancing, CORHIO’s HIE capabilities and markets throughout Colorado," says Leach.

Brian Turner is President and CEO, West Central, Inc. and Solvista Health. Mr. Turner has extensive policy and management experience in mental health, public health, health reform and delivery system redesign, board governance, and HIT/data. He will lend a valuable rural voice to the CORHIO Board.

“CORHIO’s mission is a critical one for our state, and one that I am very interested in serving to help achieve,” he says. “As the CEO for a mental health center covering four rural counties, I am particularly interested in lending my perspective and experience from both state and local levels to advance HIE and improve integrated care for all populations in Colorado.”

To see the entire list of CORHIO’s Board of Directors, please visit /about/board-of-directors.aspx