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Presbyterian Healthcare Services Leadership

Dale Maxwell

Dale Maxwell

President and Chief Executive Officer, Presbyterian Healthcare Services

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.

H. David Arredondo

H. David Arredondo, MD

President, Presbyterian Medical Group

H. David Arredondo, MD, serves as the President for Presbyterian Medical Group.

Dr. Arredondo is a General Surgeon and practiced in Albuquerque for more than 20 years. He served in the Air Force Reserve as a major and was on active duty during Desert Storm.

Dr. Arredondo received his bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at El Paso and his medical degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He completed an internship and residency at the Hospital of St. Rafael in New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Arredondo has been a Diplomate to the American Board of Surgery since 1989 and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Julie Bonello

Julie Bonello

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Julie Bonello serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Presbyterian Healthcare Services. She is charged with leading, managing, and directing the Information Technology organization across Presbyterian’s health plan and delivery system and directs all technology assets, ensuring alignment with Presbyterian’s vision.

Ms. Bonello has held Chief Information Officer positions with Rush Health, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, Access Community Health Network and Cook County Health and Hospital Systems, and health technology consulting positions with First Consulting Group and Price Waterhouse. She is a highly effective leader with experience in healthcare information technology, operations, managed care, consulting, research and care delivery. She began her career as a nurse at Rush University Medical Center and received a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in computer science. She participates as a member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives Public Policy Committee.

Ryan Burt

Ryan Burt, JD

Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Ryan Burt serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Presbyterian Healthcare Services.

Mr. Burt joined Presbyterian as Senior Vice President and General Counsel in December 2018. He has more than 20 years of experience in advising health care organizations, including care delivery organizations and insurers, on health law, regulatory compliance, and risk management.

Prior to joining Presbyterian, Mr. Burt was the Co-Chair of the Health Care Practice Group at DeWitt, Mackall, Crounse & Moore, a law firm in Minnesota. He was also General Counsel for the nation’s largest high-risk insurance pool and was Counsel for a first-of-its-kind complex, integrated rural health partnership spanning 12 counties.

Mr. Burt is a member of the American Excess Association Board of Directors and a member of the Subscribers’ Advisory Committee of the American Excess Insurance Exchange.

He earned his law degree at the University of Minnesota.

Sharon L. Fletcher

Sharon L. Fletcher

President, Fluent Health

Sharon L. Fletcher, PhD, MBA serves as President of Fluent Health.

Dr. Fletcher joined Fluent Health as President in February 2019. She has extensive health care management experience, holding executive-level positions at both provider- led plans and care delivery systems.

Prior to joining Fluent Health, Dr. Fletcher served as President and Chief Executive Officer of CommunityCare Managed Health Plans of Oklahoma where she was named 2018 CEO of the Year by The Journal Record.

Dr. Fletcher earned her bachelor’s in business management from Point Park College; master’s in human resource management from LaRoche College; MBA at the University of Mary; and doctorate in organizational leadership and behavior at Northcentral University. She also completed an executive finance program at Cornell University and is currently obtaining a Juris Doctorate in healthcare law.

Brandon Fryar

Brandon Fryar

President, Presbyterian Health Plan

Brandon Fryar serves as President of Presbyterian Health Plan.

Mr. Fryar joined Presbyterian Health Plan as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in February 2014 and has been in his current role since June 2016.

Prior to joining Presbyterian, Mr. Fryar was a partner at Moss Adams LLP, where he led the healthcare industry practice for the Southwest.

Mr. Fryar serves as a member of the Presbyterian Health Plan Board of Directors and serves on the boards of several other organizations, including the Alliance for Community Health Plans (2016-present); the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange (2018-present); the Health Plan Alliance (2016-present); and the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value (2016-present).

Mr. Fryar is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from New Mexico State University.

Carolyn Green

Carolyn Green, RN, BSN, MBA

Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Presbyterian Delivery System

Carolyn Green, RN, BSN, MBA serves as the Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President for Presbyterian Healthcare Services. She has been a registered nurse for more than 35 years and has extensive nursing leadership experience. In her current role, she provides vision and leadership for nursing teams at Presbyterian’s nine hospitals, medical group nursing and related services. Ms. Green has been with Presbyterian since 2013.

Since joining Presbyterian, Ms. Green has championed the work that earned Baby Friendly designations for three Presbyterian hospitals.

Ms. Green holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Nebraska and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico.

Ms. Green serves on the Board of Directors for March of Dimes. She is also a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the New Mexico Organization of Nurse Leaders.

Clay Holderman

Clay Holderman

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Clay Holderman serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Presbyterian Healthcare Services.

Prior to his current role at Presbyterian, he was Chief Operating Officer for Presbyterian's delivery system. He was also charged with developing Presbyterian Rust Medical Center and previously served as Administrator of Presbyterian Hospital. During his 18 years of healthcare leadership, Mr. Holderman has been involved in new program development, hospital consolidation, new hospital conception and construction, and health system performance improvement.

Mr. Holderman has chaired multiple civic organizations and not-for-profit campaigns including United Way, Rotary and Chambers of Commerce. He has also served as an examiner for Quality New Mexico.

Mr. Holderman earned a Master’s in Business Administration from Colorado State University and an undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University.

Tim Johnsen

Tim Johnsen

Senior Vice President, Hospital Operations, Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Tim Johnsen, FACHE, serves as the Senior Vice President, Hospital Operations for Presbyterian Healthcare Services.

Mr. Johnsen joined Presbyterian in October 2019 with more than 25 years of health care experience. He oversees all hospital operations across Presbyterian with a specific focus on patient quality, safety, experience, growth, stewardship and the expansion of the daily management system across the organization.

Prior to his role with Presbyterian, he was the Hospital Division Chair for INTEGRIS Health of Oklahoma, where he also served as the President of its flagship facility, INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center. He previously served as President/CEO of multiple hospitals with Mercy Health based in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Johnsen began his career as a Registered Nurse in critical care, emergency services and later in air-medical services.

Mr. Johnsen has served on numerous community, non-profit boards and has served as Regent for the state of Oklahoma for the American College of Healthcare Executives.

He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, his master’s degree of Health Services Administration from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, and his master’s degree in Business Administration from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Jason Mitchell

Jason Mitchell, MD

Senior Vice President, Chief Medical and Clinical Transformation Officer, Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Jason Mitchell, MD, is the Chief Medical and Clinical Transformation Officer for Presbyterian Healthcare Services.

Dr. Mitchell joined the organization in 2006. He has been in his current role since November 2014, focusing on redesigning clinical practice at the system level. He is transforming the traditional role of a chief medical officer to better serve clinicians and patients during this time of rapid healthcare change.

Dr. Mitchell is a member of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Leadership Alliance, Health Management Academy, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, the Greater Albuquerque Medical Society and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

He earned his medical degree from the University of New Mexico, where he also completed his residency in family medicine. Board-certified in both family medicine and clinical informatics, Dr. Mitchell continues to see patients at a Presbyterian Medical Group clinic.

Ries Robinson, MD

Ries Robinson, MD

Chief Innovation Officer, Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Ries Robinson is the Chief Innovation Officer at Presbyterian Healthcare Services. Dr. Robinson’s current focus is helping Presbyterian identify, pilot, adopt and scale innovation for the benefit of patients and members. Within this global umbrella, Dr. Robinson has focused on patient access issues with the goal of reducing the burden on providers and empowering patients to better manage their health conditions.

His record of innovation is significant as evidenced by his founding of Inlight Solutions, VeraLight, Luminous Medical, TruTouch Technologies, and Lumidigm. These entrepreneurial activities have resulted in over 40 U.S. patent applications.

Dr. Robinson holds bachelors and masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and a medical degree from the University New Mexico School of Medicine. He previously served on Presbyterian Board of Directors for five years.​

Todd Sandman

Todd Sandman

Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Todd Sandman has been with Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, New Mexico, since 2001 and currently oversees the organization’s strategy, business planning, marketing, communications, public relations, and public policy advocacy.

Mr. Sandman served as Director of Public Relations and Director of Public Affairs before being named Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Presbyterian, New Mexico’s only private, not-for-profit healthcare system and the state’s largest provider of healthcare. In his current role, he leads the annual strategic planning cycle and plays a key role in business and market development for Presbyterian’s integrated system, which includes a statewide delivery system, health plan and employed provider group. Working with other senior leaders and governance members, Mr. Sandman is responsible for affirming that planning and development align with Presbyterian’s purpose to improve the health of the patients, members and communities it serves. Mr. Sandman frequently presents across the country on the success of Presbyterian’s model.

Before joining Presbyterian, Mr. Sandman worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., from 1993-1998. He was a deputy press secretary for a U.S. senator, press secretary for a U.S. congressman, and worked on federal political campaigns. In 1998, Mr. Sandman moved to New Mexico, where he first began working in healthcare.

Mr. Sandman currently sits on the Board of Directors of Albuquerque Economic Development. He has previously served on the boards of several other community organizations.

A native of Philadelphia, he earned his bachelor’s degree in political communications from George Washington University in 1992 and a Master’s in Business Administration from Arizona State University in 2009.

Joanne Suffis

Joanne Suffis

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Joanne Suffis joined Presbyterian Healthcare Services in April 2013 as Senior Vice President for Human Resources. She has worked in the human resources field for 25 years, most recently as vice president of human resources for Swedish Health Services in Seattle, Washington. She also served as executive director and then interim vice president of human resources at the University of Washington.

She currently serves on the Business Advisory Council for the College and Career High School; a collaboration between Albuquerque Public Schools and the Central New Mexico Community College.

Ms. Suffis holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Rhode Island, a master's degree in industrial relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a certificate in high performance leadership from Cornell University.

Beth Tibbs

Beth Tibbs

Chief Operation Officer, Presbyterian Medical Group

Beth Tibbs serves as the Chief Operation Officer for Presbyterian Medical Group (PMG).

Ms. Tibbs has more than 25 years of healthcare leadership experience. She joined Presbyterian in April 2004 and has been in her current role since November 2016.

In her current role, she is responsible for the operations of PMG, the largest medical group in New Mexico. Previously, Ms. Tibbs served as Administrator for Presbyterian Surgical Services.

Mrs. Tibbs serves on the Albuquerque Ambulatory Eye Surgery Center Board.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration and a master’s in management with a specialty in Human Resources at Wayland Baptist University in Lubbock, Texas.