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Presbyterian Healthcare Services System
President and Chief Executive Officer
Jim Hinton has been with Presbyterian Healthcare Services since January 1983 and has served as President and CEO since July 1995. He has the distinction of being New Mexico’s longest tenured healthcare CEO. Mr. Hinton serves as a member of the Presbyterian Healthcare Services Board of Directors and as chair of the Presbyterian Health Plan Board of Directors.
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.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Paul Briggs serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Presbyterian Healthcare Services.
Mr. Briggs has extensive healthcare finance and operations experience with hospital systems, physicians groups and health plans. He served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Carondelet Health System in St. Louis and the Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, South Carolina. He held executive leadership positions for Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound for ten years in senior financial and operational roles.
Mr. Briggs received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Accounting from Brigham Young University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Kathy Davis, RN
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Presbyterian Delivery System
Kathy Davis is Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer of Presbyterian Healthcare Services.
Ms. Davis earned a Bachelor's of Nursing degree from West Texas A & M University in Canyon, Texas, and a Master's of Business Administration degree from the University of New Mexico.
She serves on the boards for the New Mexico Organization of Nurse Executives and the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence, where she is chair-elect.
Ms. Davis was a Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Executive Fellow from 2000-2003.
Hoda Asmar, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Presbyterian Delivery System
Dr. Hoda Asmar joined Presbyterian Healthcare Services in 2011 as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for the Presbyterian Delivery System. Dr. Asmar has primary accountability for medical staff relations and serves as the key liaison to the employed and independent medical staff. She works with the Central Delivery System Chief Medical Officer, service line medical directors and medical staff leaders, as well as Regional Delivery System medical staff leaders.
Dr. Asmar received her medical degree from St. Joseph University in Beirut and her Master's in Business Administration from Michigan State University. She is board-certified in internal medicine and in infectious disease and has served as a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award examiner.
Prior to her service at Presbyterian, Dr. Asmar served as Chief Medical Officer/Vice President Medical Affairs at Edward Health Services Corporation.
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Diane Fisher joined Presbyterian in 2002.
After graduating from Stanford University and the University of New Mexico School of Law, Ms. Fisher practiced law in several venues, focusing on healthcare issues including organization, licensure, healthcare contracting and state and federal legislative and regulatory issues.
She was the General Counsel for the New Mexico Department of Health and was in private practice in Albuquerque just prior to joining Presbyterian.
She is licensed to practice law in New Mexico and Colorado and before the United States Supreme Court. She is a member of the Order of the Coif and the American Health Lawyers Association.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Dale Maxwell joined Presbyterian in 2002 and was named Chief Financial Officer for Presbyterian Healthcare Services in 2010 after serving as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Delivery System, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Presbyterian Medical Group, and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Presbyterian Health Plan.
Mr. Maxwell is responsible for managing the fiscal affairs of Presbyterian Healthcare Services, including capital planning, investment management, and other related matters that ensure the integrity of the organization’s fiscal strength. He also directs Presbyterian’s internal and external auditing functions and directly supports three Presbyterian Healthcare Services Board of Directors committees: Finance, Compliance and Audit, and Investment.
His career has included leadership roles in physician and hospital organizations, financial planning, performance and quality improvement, organizational development, and systems implementation.
Mr. Maxwell earned his Bachelor’s of Accountancy degree from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico and his Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Seton Hall University in Orange, New Jersey.
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Lee Marley joined Presbyterian Healthcare Services in 2011 as the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. She has primary accountability for ensuring the Information Technology needs of Presbyterian and its customers are met with the highest rate of satisfaction and responsiveness. Her responsibilities include all aspects of planning, project execution and Information Technology support, including Telecommunications.
Ms. Marley has over 30 years of leadership experience in the Healthcare Information Technology industry. Prior to joining Presbyterian, she was the Associate Chief Information Officer at Stanford Hospitals and Clinics in Stanford, California. Prior to that, she served as the Chief Information Officer for nine years at Mills-Peninsula Health Services in Burlingame, California. Mills-Peninsula Health Services ranked 19th on the 2010 Leapfrog 65 best hospitals in the country list and Stanford Hospitals and Clinics ranked 20th.
Ms. Marley received her Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with honors from Auburn University in Alabama and her Master of Science degree in Hospital and Health Administration from the University of Alabama.
Senior Vice President, Market Development and Operational Planning
Lauren Cates received her Master's of Health Care Administration and Master's of Business Administration from Arizona State University and joined Presbyterian in 1999. She has held a variety of management roles within the Central Delivery System (CDS) hospitals, including Presbyterian Hospital Administrator, Vice President, CDS Operations, and, most recently Vice President, CDS Chief Operating Officer (COO). As the CDS COO, Ms. Cates was accountable for the three hospitals and medical group operations in the four-county Central New Mexico area. In her role as Senior Vice President, Market Development and Operational Planning, she leads research, analysis, and negotiations related to new joint ventures, acquisitions, and market offerings for the Presbyterian Delivery System.
Ms. Cates served on the board of Cuidando Los Niños from 2001-2006 and on the United Way of Central New Mexico’s Women in Philanthropy Council from 2002-2008, graduated from Leadership Albuquerque in 2006, and was a New Mexico Business Weekly “Forty Under 40” winner in 2008. She currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, Albuquerque Ambulance, and the New Mexico Hospital Association. She was proud to be chosen as the Chair of the Light the Night Corporate Walk for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's New Mexico/El Paso chapter.
Vice President, Strategy and Customer Engagement
Todd Sandman joined Presbyterian Healthcare Services in 2001 and currently oversees the system’s strategy, business planning, marketing, communications, public relations, and public policy advocacy. He worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC in several communications roles from 1993 to 1998. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Communications from George Washington University in 1992 and his Master’s in Business Administration from Arizona State University in 2009.
Mr. Sandman currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico and the Association of Commerce and Industry, the United Way of Central New Mexico Corporate Cornerstone Council, the Strategic Committee of the TriCore Reference Laboratories Board of Directors, and as Vice Chair of the Strategy Bullpen for the Founding Group of The Leadership Institute.
Jackson R. Ellison
Vice President, Corporate Compliance
Jackson Ellison serves as Vice President, Corporate Compliance and Corporate Compliance Officer and is responsible for corporate business ethics and regulatory compliance.
Mr. Ellison joined Presbyterian Healthcare Services in 1993 and has served as Executive Director of Presbyterian Physician Resources (Presbyterian Medical Group) and Administrative Director for Presbyterian Albuquerque Ancillary Services.
Prior to joining Presbyterian, Mr. Ellison worked for Ford Motor Company at its national headquarters, was a Medical Products Manager, and served as the Executive Director of Radiology Associates of Albuquerque, PA.
He served on the Boards of Directors for the Reference Laboratories, Affiliated Imaging Associates, Southwest Magnetic Imaging Associates and the New Mexico Ethics Alliance. He currently serves on the Compliance and Audit Committee of Tricore Reference Laboratories.
Mr. Ellison holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from the University of New Mexico Robert O. Anderson School of Business and Administrative Sciences and is certified in Health Care Compliance by the Health Care Compliance Certification Board.