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Presbyterian Hospitals and Medical Group Leadership

H. David Arredondo

H. David Arredondo, MD

Executive Medical Director, Presbyterian Medical Group

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 Diplomat to the American Board of Surgery since 1989 and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Arredondo is a General Surgeon and practiced in Albuquerque for over twenty years. He served in the Air Force reserves as a major and was on active duty during Desert Storm.

Doyle Boykin

Doyle Boykin, RN

Administrator, Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital

Doyle Boykin has been employed at Presbyterian since 1987 when he began as a staff nurse. Since then, he has held various clinical and administrative positions including Critical Care Nurse, Chief Flight Nurse, Director of Emergency Services, Informatics Clinical Process Lead, and Director of Nursing Practice. In 2009, he assumed an executive role as Chief Nursing Officer and Adult Medicine Service Line Administrator. He currently serves as the Administrator of Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital and is the licensed long-term care administrator for the Kaseman Sub-acute and Rehabilitation Unit. He has a master's degree from the University of New Mexico and is a graduate of the Presbyterian Executive Excellence program.

Clay Holderman

Clay Holderman

Chief Operating Officer, Central Delivery System

Clay Holderman serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Central Delivery System. Prior to this assignment, he was charged with developing the Presbyterian Rust Medical Center and has served as the Administrator of Presbyterian Hospital. Before joining Presbyterian, Mr. Holderman had a fifteen-year career of progressive leadership in acute care hospitals in Texas, Kentucky and New Mexico. He earned a master's of business administration from Colorado State University and is an Alumni of Texas A&M University.

His accomplishments include multiple hospital construction and development projects, the development of two Open Heart Surgery programs, an Oncology Center of Excellence, and the recruitment of over 90 physicians to rural locations across the U.S. He is involved in his community and has served as an examiner for Quality New Mexico and in various board roles for Chamber of Commerce, United Way and Rotary International.

Max Kagan

Maxwell Kagan, CPA, MBA

Chief Operating Officer, Presbyterian Medical Group

Max Kagan earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of New Mexico Robert O. Anderson School of Management in 1998. He went on to continue his education at UNM earning his Master's Degree in Business Administration in 2009. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and began his professional career as a Financial Analyst with BP AMOCO LP Oil and Gas Exploration. He then became an Audit Manager for Arthur Andersen and Protiviti Risk and Business Consulting in Phoenix, Arizona, where he was responsible for completing and managing Sarbanes-Oxley and Internal Audit projects for several public clients.

Mr. Kagan began working in healthcare in May of 2005 when he joined Presbyterian Healthcare Services in his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He served as the Director of Internal Audit until February 2008 when he became the Director of Financial Operations working with the Central New Mexico Hospitals, Medical Group and Service Lines and eventually was named the Chief Financial Officer in January 2002. He left Albuquerque for an opportunity with the Centura Health Physician Group in Denver, Colorado being named the Chief Financial Officer. He returned to his roots at Presbyterian Healthcare Services as the Chief Operating Officer for Presbyterian Medical Group in February 2015. As a member of the senior management team, he provides leadership, direction and administration for all aspects of the Presbyterian Medical Group practic operations throughout New Mexico.

Jayne McCormick

Jayne McCormick, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Central Delivery System

Dr. Jayne McCormick joined Presbyterian in 2011 from Alegent Health in Omaha, Nebraska where she served as Chief Quality Officer/Chief Medical Officer for two of their nine facilities. Prior to her service at Alegent, Dr. McCormick had 12 years of experience in private practice, and, prior to medical school, practiced as a registered nurse in the burn unit at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York.

She received her medical degree from Albany Medical College, her master's of business administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her bachelor's of science in nursing from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She has held multiple elected medical staff positions and is board certified in general surgery and hospice/palliative care medicine.

Sandra Podley

Sandra Podley

Vice President, Central Delivery System Medical Centers

Sandra Podley joined Presbyterian in 2012 and serves as the Vice President for Central Delivery System Medical Centers. In this role, she oversees all operations for the three Presbyterian hospitals in the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho areas. She also serves as the Administrator for Presbyterian Hospital. Ms. Podley came to Presbyterian from Havasu Regional Medical Center in Lake Havasu City, Arizona where she served as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to her service at Havasu Regional Medical Center, she served in leadership positions in New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center and Los Alamos Medical Center.

Her central commitment is to help improve healthcare service access and experience for the citizens of New Mexico. She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for both the United Way of Central New Mexico and the New Mexico Hospital Association.

She received her master's degree in religious education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and an undergraduate degree from Baylor University.

Veronica Pound

Veronica Pound, BSN, MBA

Administrator, Socorro General Hospital

Veronica Pound serves as the Administrator of Socorro General Hospital and has over 27 years of experience in nursing. She completed a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing from the University of New Mexico as well as an Executive Masters of Business Administration. She recently participated in the Presbyterian Healthcare Services Executive Excellence Program.

Ms. Pound has dedicated her personal and professional life to enriching the health and wellbeing of the communities of Socorro, Catron, and Valencia counties. She serves on a number of advisory boards and committees within the hospital, including the Socorro General Hospital Community Board of Trustees and its Quality Committee. She also participates on the Medical Executive Committee as well as several Medical Staff committees. She serves as a member of the Infection Control, Pharmacy & Therapeutics, and Environment of Care Committees and regularly participates in community events.

Under Ms. Pound's leadership, Socorro General Hospital has been designated by the National Rural Healthcare Association as one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the nation for the quality of care provided. The hospital has also earned the prestigious Joint Commission Award as one of the top performers on key quality measures.

Brenda Romero

Brenda Romero, RN

Administrator, Española Hospital

Brenda Romero has over 30 years' experience in nursing. As Administrator and previous Director of Nursing and Patient Care Services at Presbyterian Española Hospital, Ms. Romero dedicates her personal and professional life to enriching the health and well being of northern New Mexico and is well known for her work to address the serious and ever-growing problem of drug addiction and domestic violence in Española.

She is a life-long northern New Mexico resident and serves on a number of boards and committees within the hospital and community, including the Nursing Department Advisory Board for Northern New Mexico College, as Vice President of the Rio Arriba Health Community Council, and as a member of the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence Board. She previously served on the Governor's Drug Prevention Task Force.

Angela Ward

Angela Ward

Administrator, Presbyterian Rust Medical Center

Angela Ward is the Administrator at Presbyterian Rust Medical Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology/Criminal Justice with a minor in Social Welfare from the University of New Mexico, as well as Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Nursing from DeVry University. She holds an Advanced Nurse Executive Board Certification and is completing her Master in Business degree from DeVry University.

Healthcare is a second career for Ms. Ward. She has more than 15 years of leadership and management experience and has worked in the areas of recruiting, strategy, human resource management, quality management, process improvement, and Lean Six Sigma.

She started her career in healthcare as a registered nurse at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, and in 2010, she began working at Presbyterian Rust Medical Center as Director of Patient Care Service leading the hiring and development of innovative care models for the medical center prior to the facility opening in October 2011.

Ms. Ward serves on the Board of Directors for the Rio Rancho Chamber of Commerce, is the co-chair of the Sandoval County Health Collaborative, and is a member of the Sandoval Economic Alliance Board. She is a graduate of the Leadership Sandoval County program and a member of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, the New Mexico Organization of Nurse Leaders, and the American Organization of Nurse Executives. In January 2016, Ms. Ward was named one of New Mexico's 2016 Women of Influence by Albuquerque Business First, based on her professional achievement, leadership, and community involvement, as judged by a panel of community leaders.