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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.

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

Jim Hinton serves as president and CEO of Presbyterian Healthcare Services, New Mexico's only private, not-for-profit healthcare system and its largest provider of healthcare. 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 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

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.

Cathy Eddy

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

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.

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.

He is active nationally and currently co-chairs the National Quality Forum convened Measurement Application Partnership, chairs the National Committee for Quality Assurance's (NCQA) Clinical Program Committee and is a member of NCQA's committee on performance measurement. Dr. Isham is chair of the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Roundtable on Health Literacy and has chaired three studies in addition to serving on a number of IOM studies related to health and quality of care. In 2003, he was appointed as a lifetime National Associate of the National Academies of Science in recognition of his contributions to the work of the IOM.

He is a former member of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Task Force on Community Preventive Services and the Agency for Health Care Quality's United States Preventive Services Task Force and currently serves on the advisory committee to the director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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.

Barry Silbaugh, MD, MS, FACPE

Dr. Barry Silbaugh began his clinical and management careers in New Mexico and is the former Chief Medical Officer of New Mexico Blue Cross/Blue Shield and senior leader at the former St. Joseph Healthcare System. He spent eight years as a national leader at Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives and served for nearly four years as the first physician Chief Executive Officer at the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE), one of the nation's best known organizations for training physicians as leaders in patient safety, quality, high reliability, and executive skills in all sectors of the health care industry.

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.