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Presbyterian Health Plan Board of Directors
Inspired by the purpose to improve the health of the patients, members and communities served, the Presbyterian Health Plan Board of Directors is comprised of a diverse group of volunteer community members who are focused on improving health, improving the experience of care, and improving the affordability of healthcare.
Mr. Hinton has been recognized both in New Mexico and nationally for his leadership and community service. He is chair-elect for the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association and will assume the chairmanship in 2014. He currently serves as the Chair of the Healthcare Institute and was previously on the Board of Directors for Premier, Inc.
Mr. Hinton received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1981 from the University of New Mexico and a Master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Arizona State University in 1983.
James Carabajal was most recently the Executive Director and Director of Finance for New Mexico Orthopaedics. He previously worked for New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants as an accounting manager and for Philips Semiconductors as a senior analyst.
Mr. Carabajal received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of New Mexico concentrating in accounting and finance. He also received a Diaconal Theology degree from the University of Notre Dame.
He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the New Mexico State Society of CPAs, the Hispanic Society of CPAs, the Medical Group Management Association, and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
Steve Chreist joined the Presbyterian Health Plan Board shortly after his retirement as the head of the Albuquerque office of Mercer Human Resource Consulting. For thirty-five years, he consulted on benefit design and financing for many of the largest employers in New Mexico and the southwest. He has served in many volunteer positions in the community including United Way, All Faiths Receiving Home, Leadership New Mexico, and the Rotary Club of Albuquerque. In addition, he serves on the boards of Delta Dental of New Mexico and Renaissance Health Services Corporation of Michigan. A graduate of the University of New Mexico (UNM) Anderson School of Business, he is currently serving as President of the UNM Alumni Association.
Larry Clevenger, MD
Dr. Larry Clevenger earned his Bachelor’s degree and Medical degree from The University of New Mexico (UNM), as well as his Master’s degree of Public Health from the University of Michigan.
He is a member of the UNM Main Campus Institutional Review Board and also serves on the Board of Directors Biomedical Research Institute of New Mexico. He served as Director of Health Benefits and Employee Services at Sandia Laboratories until his retirement.
As president of the Heath Plan Alliance, Cathy Eddy has been working with provider-sponsored and independent health plans throughout the country since 1996 with a focus on networking, education, governance, benchmarking and collaborative purchasing. She joined the Presbyterian Health Plan Board in 2005 and chairs the Board Quality Committee and serves on the Governance Committee. She is also a member of the Advisory Council for Women Business Leaders in the healthcare industry.
She received her Master’s of Business Administration in healthcare management and insurance in 1992 from The Wharton School and has spent much of her health care career in managed care, public policy, community health improvement, innovation and communication leadership roles. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Kent State University.
Lisa Farrell joined Presbyterian in 2001 and served as Chief Financial Officer of the Health Plan from 2006-2010 when she was promoted to the position of Vice President, Integrated Care Solutions. In 2013, Ms. Farrell took on the role of Interim President for Presbyterian Health Plan. She has extensive experience in integrated health systems and has worked in the areas of health plan finance and medical economics.
Prior to entering private industry, Ms. Farrell was an audit manager with Arthur Andersen where she specialized in healthcare and public stock offerings. She is a Certified Public Accountant in New Mexico.
George Isham, MD, MS
Dr. Isham is Senior Advisor to HealthPartners responsible for working with the board of directors and the senior management team on health and quality of care improvement for patients, members and the community. Dr. Isham is also Senior Policy Fellow, HealthPartners Research Foundation, and facilitates forward progress at the intersection of population health research and public policy.
Dr. Isham received his bachelor's degree in Zoology, master's degree in Preventive Medicine/Administrative Medicine from the University of Wisconsin Madison and his medicine degree from the University of Illinois. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin. His practice experience as a general internist was with the United States Navy, at the Freeport Clinic in Freeport, Illinois, and as a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin.
Steven Jenkusky, MD
Dr. Steven Jenkusky is the Medical Director for the Behavioral Health Service Line at Presbyterian Healthcare Services and Chief of Psychiatry for Presbyterian Medical Group. He served as president of the Psychiatric Medical Association of New Mexico and is a physician board member for the New Mexico Medical Board.
Dr. Jenkusky is a member of the Psychiatric Medical Association of New Mexico, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the New Mexico Medical Society. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from St. Francis College, his Master’s in Zoology from Southern Illinois University, and his Medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.
Charles Karaian, MD
She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Government from Connecticut College, her Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University, and a Master of Law in Labor Relations from New York University.
Barry Silbaugh, MD, MS, FACPE
Dr. Silbaugh has served on the National Patient Safety Foundation Board and was named to Modern Healthcare’s lists of most influential people or physicians in health care over the past five years. He has a BA and MD from the University of Iowa, an MS in Administrative Medicine from the University of Wisconsin, and a certificate in Lean implementation from the University of Michigan. He was named a Distinguished Fellow by ACPE in 2012.
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