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Home|Community|Legacy of Caring|Presbyterian Leadership|Presbyterian Healthcare Services Board of Directors

Presbyterian Healthcare Services Board of Directors

Consistent with our nonprofit, community-based mission, Presbyterian is accountable to a Board of Directors comprised of volunteers from a variety of New Mexico communities.

The Presbyterian Healthcare Services Board of Directors is charged with the oversight of the state's largest healthcare organization comprised of financing, physician, hospital and ambulatory healthcare services.

The Board assumes the fiduciary role for the organization and delegates the day-to-day management to a leadership comprised of a Chief Executive Officer, subordinate officers, and other managers.

Katharine Winograd, PhD

Chair

Dr. Katharine Winograd was named the fifth president of Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) on July 1, 2007. She is the first female president of the college, which was established in 1965. Dr. Winograd served CNM as vice president for planning and budget prior to being named president and has worked in higher education for more than 30 years holding previous positions at the University of New Mexico, the University of Louisville, and the Kentucky Council on Higher Education.

She earned her doctor of education degree in Educational Leadership from the University of New Mexico, her master's degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Louisville, and her bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Therapeutic Recreation from Georgetown College.

Dr. Winograd serves on several community boards, including the United Way of Central New Mexico, the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, the University of New Mexico Alumni Association, and the Wells Fargo Leadership Board. She serves as chair of the PHS Board of Directors and chairs the Board's Executive Compensation Committee and Governance Committee.

Sandra Begay-Campbell

Sandra Begay-Campbell is the Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories. In this position, Ms. Begay-Campbell leads the Tribal Renewable Energy Program, which supports tribal renewable energy development efforts.

Born and raised in New Mexico, she is a registered member of the Navajo Nation and received a bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Mexico and a master of science degree in Structural Engineering from Stanford University.

Throughout her career, Ms. Begay-Campbell has worked to expand educational prospects, particularly in math and science, for all New Mexicans. She has served as the Executive Director of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, a national non-profit organization that provides educational, professional, and leadership opportunities for Native Americans.

Ms. Begay-Campbell has been involved in a variety of community activities. A distinguished graduate of the University of New Mexico, she has served on the Board of Regents for the University and served on the Clinical Operations Board for the University Health Science Center. She has been recognized and honored for her extensive service to her community. In 2000, she received the Governor's Award for Outstanding Women, and in 2003, she was selected as an honoree of the National Women of Color Award for Community Service.

Brian Burnett

Brian Burnett is president of Bohannan Huston and holds leadership roles in a variety of organizations and community service groups. He recently completed terms as chair for the boards of both Quality New Mexico and the Association of Commerce and Industry. He has also chaired several statewide water committees and taskforces. Mr. Burnett is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Leadership New Mexico.

He received his bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and his master's degree in Hydrology and Water Resources both from the University of New Mexico. Mr. Burnett chairs the PHS Board Finance Committee.

Frank Figueroa

Francisco (Frank) A. Figueroa is President and Owner of The Figueroa Group LLC, which provides general, scientific and technical consulting services to corporations. His primary areas of focus are strategic forecasting, risk and opportunity management, future state visualization, and business assessments. He is also President and Owner of Francisco A. Figueroa CPA CFP LLC, which provides financial and business services to individual and corporate clients. Mr. Figueroa's specific competency areas are financial assessments, turnaround analysis and implementation of cost efficiencies.

He received a Master of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California, a Master of Science in Astronautics (Orbital Mechanics), Air Force Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University.

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.

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.

Charles Milligan

Charles Milligan was appointed deputy secretary for health care financing at the Maryland Department of Health in March 2011. In this role, he administers the state's Medicaid program and serves as the department's overall operational lead on health care reform efforts in areas that include the development of the Exchange in Maryland, workforce and delivery system capacity building, and payment reform.

From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Milligan was executive director of The Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Mr. Milligan guided Hilltop's work with the Maryland Medicaid program, the New Mexico Medicaid program, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, other state and local agencies, and private foundations. During his tenure at UMBC, Hilltop established a national reputation for objective and unbiased analysis of publicly funded health care systems, and served as the sole external consultant to the Congressional Medicaid Reform Task Force.

Before joining Hilltop, Mr. Milligan was vice president at The Lewin Group where he provided consulting services to 20 separate states primarily involving the Medicaid program, public purchasing pools, and performance measurement in publicly-financed health care. Prior to that, he was Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance program director for the state of New Mexico and practiced health care law earlier in his career.

Mr. Milligan holds a juris doctor from Harvard Law School, a master's in Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley, and a bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.

Elaine Papafrangos, MD

Dr. Papafrangos has been a practicing family physician in Albuquerque since 1990. She has been the lead physician at the Presbyterian Medical Group (PMG) clinic located at 3901 Atrisco and an experienced leader in PMG since 2001.

She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her medical degree and residency training in family practice from the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice and is a certified Green Belt in process improvement.

Thomas Roberts, MD

Dr. Roberts received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. His training includes a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He is board-certified in both Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine, is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and practices in Albuquerque with Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine Associates.

He is past president of the Presbyterian Central New Mexico Medical Staff and past chair of the Medical Executive Committee. He directs the Antibiotic Stewardship program and serves on multiple other hospital committees.

He also is a delegate of the House of Representatives for the New Mexico Medical Society and is a past president of the Greater Albuquerque Medical Association. Dr. Roberts chairs the PHS Board Quality Committee.

M. Ries Robinson, MD

Dr. Ries Robinson initiated research into noninvasive blood chemistry monitoring in collaboration with the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Sandia National Laboratories in 1988. He has co-authored in excess of 30 United States patents and has authored several peer-reviewed technical articles, received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the New Mexico Inventor of the Year Program in 1992, and was named the New Mexico Inventor of the Year in 1994.

Dr. Robinson completed a post-doctoral research fellowship with a joint research appointment at Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer and director of VeraLight, Inc., the Chairman of the Board for InLight Solutions, Inc. and as a director for Lumidigm.

He holds a medical degree from the University New Mexico School of Medicine and master's and bachelor's of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

Jennifer Thomas

Jennifer Thomas is Chairman and CEO of Bank of Albuquerque. She joined Bank of Albuquerque in 2003 and was promoted to President in April 2008. Prior to becoming president, she was Executive Vice President and market executive for Bank of Albuquerque's Wealth Management Group.

Ms. Thomas has more than 25 years of banking experience. Her extensive background includes experience in commercial and real estate lending, credit administration and trust management.

She is a graduate of Texas Tech University and the Oklahoma Graduate School of Banking and received her master's degree in business administration from West Texas A&M.

She is a member of the board of directors for Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, Albuquerque Economic Development, Economic Forum, Albuquerque Community Foundation and United Way of Central New Mexico. She is also a member of the Kirtland Partnership Committee. Ms. Thomas was chair of the 2010 Samaritan Counseling Center's Ethics in Business Awards and was a past board member of CNM Foundation and advisory committee chair for the Center for Non-Profit Excellence.

She is a graduate of Leadership Albuquerque and Leadership New Mexico and is a past member of the Rotary Club of Albuquerque. Ms. Thomas was the recipient of the 2001 YWCA Women on the Move award, was honored by the New Mexico Business Weekly as a Woman of Influence, was recognized as a Top Performing CEO in 2010 and is an alumnus of the New Mexico Power Brokers.