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Presbyterian Healthcare Services Board of Directors


​Consistent with our nonprofit, community-based mission, Presbyterian is accountable to a Board of Directors comprised of a diverse group of dedicated community leaders.

The Presbyterian Healthcare Services Board of Directors is charged with the oversight of the state's largest integrated healthcare organization, offering 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 team comprised of a Chief Executive Officer, subordinate officers, and other managers

Katharine Winograd

Katharine Winograd, PhD


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 her service as co-chair of “Mission: Graduate.” She also serves on the boards of 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.

Brian Burnett

Brian Burnett

Vice Chair

Brian Burnett is president of Bohannan Huston Inc. and holds leadership roles in a variety of organizations a​nd 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.

Sandra Begay

Sandra Begay

Sandra Begay is the Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories. In this position, Ms. Begay 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 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 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.

Larry Clevenger

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 served as Director of Health Benefits and Employee Services at Sandia Laboratories until his retirement.

He recently completed board service with the UNM Main Campus Institutional Review Board and the VAH Biomedical Research Institute of New Mexico and is the Chairman of the Board of the La Luz Early Childhood Center, located at the Sandia Science and Technology Park.

Frank Figueroa

Frank Figueroa, PhD

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.

He received a doctoral degree in systems engineering from Texas Tech University, a master’s degree in systems management from the University of Southern California, a master’s degree in astronautics (orbital mechanics) from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University.

He retired from Lockheed Martin after 23 years in a variety of positions, including President of the Mission Support Alliance at the Hanford Site in Washington, and vice president and chief financial officer at Sandia National Laboratories. Previously he spent 20 years with the Air Force Space program.

Community activities have included board service with the National Hispanic Cultural Center and as a Junior Achievement volunteer teacher.​​

Kirby Jefferson

Kirby Jefferson

Kirby Jefferson retired from Intel Corporation in 2015 after thirty-five years of service, including eight years as General Manager at the production site in Dalian, China (Fab 68), and most recently as Vice President of Technology and Manufacturing and Plant Manager at the Rio Rancho manufacturing site. He was been responsible for nine factory startups and all site operations at Fab 11X in Rio Rancho, which fabricates many of Intel's state-of-the-art semiconductor products.

In 2009, the Chinese government honored him with the "China Friendship Award," China's highest recognition for contributions to the country's economic development by foreign experts. In addition, Fab 68 earned Intel's highest team award, the Intel Quality Award, in 2012.

Mr. Jefferson is a native New Mexican and earned both his bachelor’s degree and Master’s of Business Administration degree from the University of New Mexico. Mr. Jefferson’s connection to the Rio Rancho community and beyond has been demonstrated through service on various community boards, including the United Way of Central New Mexico Board of Directors and the Board of Mission: Graduate.

Dale Maxwell

Dale Maxwell

Dale Maxwell serves as President and CEO of Presbyterian Healthcare Services, a private, not-for-profit healthcare system in New Mexico, and the state’s largest provider of healthcare.

Mr. Maxwell has been with the organization since 2000. During his tenure at Presbyterian, Mr. Maxwell has served in a variety of senior leadership positions throughout Presbyterian’s integrated healthcare system. As Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Mr. Maxwell oversaw all financial aspects of the organization as well as Information Technology, data and analytics and market development and expansion.

In his previous role as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Maxwell led a successful strategy to issue $375 million in taxable and tax-exempt debt. He also successfully implemented an investment strategy to minimize the risk of the organization’s defined benefit pension plan and oversaw the building of a new administrative office complex.

Previously, Mr. Maxwell served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Presbyterian 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 serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Albuquerque Ambulance Service.

Mr. Maxwell earned a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Seton Hall University in Orange, New Jersey, and a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Elaine Papafrangos

Elaine Papafrangos, MD

Dr. Papafrangos has been a practicing family physician in Albuquerque since 1990. She has served as the lead physician at the Presbyterian Medical Group (PMG) clinic located at 3901 Atrisco since 2001, and is the medical director of Coding Education for Presbyterian Medical Group.

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

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 Presbyterian Board Quality Committee.

Cynthia Schultz

Cynthia Schultz

Ms. Schultz joined Bradbury Stamm Construction, Inc. in 2002 and has served as President and CEO since 2011. She was recognized in 2011 by Engineering News Record Southwest as a Top 20 under 40 and by New Mexico Business Weekly in 2012 as a Top 40 under 40.  She is an Accredited Professional in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

Ms. Schultz is currently affiliated with several community groups, including board roles and membership with: Albuquerque Economic Development Board, Economic Forum, Sandia Foundation Board, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Board, Contractors’ RoundTable, Construction Advisory Council for UNM Department of Civil Engineering, Dean’s Council for UNM Architectural School, United Way Tocqueville Society and New Mexico Community Foundation Future Fund.

Ms. Schultz received her master’s degree in Construction Management from Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Chicago. She is a graduate of Leadership Albuquerque and the Leadership New Mexico Core Program.

Rishi Sikka, MD

Rishi Sikka, MD

Dr. Rishi Sikka was appointed to the Presbyterian Healthcare Services Board of Directors in April, 2016.  As Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations at Advocate Health Care, Dr. Sikka has system-level responsibility for clinical operations – including pharmacy, critical care, quality, safety, clinical effectiveness, risk management, medical claims, insurance, workers compensation and business intelligence/”big data.”  He also serves on the board of Advocate Physician Partners, a clinically integrated network with 4,000 physicians serving over 600,000 patients.

He continues to practice emergency medicine and is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Illinois-Chicago, School of Medicine. He is co-author of the book, “Leading Healthcare Transformation:  A Primer for Clinical Leaders,” and has also written for the Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review.

Dr. Sikka received his medical degree from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN. He received his bachelor’s of science degree in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Sikka is the recipient of the 2014 Top 100 under 50 Diverse Leaders, the 2013 Chicago Health Executives Community Leadership Award and was recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as a Top 40 under 40 in 2011.

Jennifer Thomas

Jennifer Thomas

Jennifer Thomas is Chairman and CEO of the Bank of Albuquerque. She joined the Bank of Albuquerque in 2003 and was promoted to President in April 2008. Prior to becoming president, she served as 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 of Business Administration degree 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.