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.
The Presbyterian Health Plan Board of Directors is charged with the oversight of a statewide health maintenance organization and a health insurance company. The Presbyterian Health Plan provides health care financing through products and services designed and delivered to prevent illness and coordinate care for over 400,000 members throughout New Mexico.
Jim Hinton serves as president and CEO of Presbyterian Healthcare Services, a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of eight hospitals, a medical group and health plan. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state’s second-largest private employer with more than 10,000 employees. He is the 2014 chair for the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association (AHA). The AHA represents nearly 5,000 hospitals, healthcare systems, networks, and other providers of care through advocacy and public policy.
Mr. Hinton has served in his current role at Presbyterian since July 1995 and has been with the organization since 1983. During his tenure at Presbyterian, Mr. Hinton has led the development of Presbyterian's integrated system, which includes Presbyterian Health Plan, formed in 1985, and Presbyterian Medical Group, formed in 1991.
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. He formerly chaired the AHA's Committee on Research and the Operations Committee. He also served on the board of Premier healthcare alliance and chaired the board of the Healthcare Institute.
He was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine in 2014 and 2013 and was recognized in the 2013 "300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know" published by Becker's Hospital Review.
Mr. Hinton received a Master's degree in Health Care Administration from Arizona State University in 1983 and a Bachelor's degree in Economics in 1981 from the University of New Mexico.
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.
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 Lujan
President, Presbyterian Health Plan
Lisa Farrell Lujan 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 Lujan took on the role of 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 Lujan 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.
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.