Carrie Damon

Carrie Damon is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Centura Health. Centura Health is the Rocky Mountain and Central Plains region’s health care leader with 17 hospitals, two senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practice and clinics, home care and hospice services and Flight For Life® Colorado, and an extensive network of providers across Colorado and western Kansas, with $3.8 billion annual net revenue. In her role as CIO, she is responsible for strategy, execution and support of all clinical and business systems, informatics, architecture, data and analytics, infrastructure and operations, security, project management and business relationship management. Her team partners with the clinical and business leaders to deliver value and is comprised of highly talented individuals with both IT and clinical backgrounds. IT continues to demonstrate its commitment to providing a world-class health record for patients and providers through consistently being rated as a top performer, with a 9 Gold Star rating, in Epic’s Honor Roll program.

Prior to joining Centura Health, Carrie was the Vice President of IT at Molson Coors Brewing Company where she where she implemented a new organizational strategy and structure, leading to an improvement in quality by 10% and productivity by 45% in less than two years.  She has also held executive leadership positions focused on driving cultural and transformational change, improving customer experience, and leading growth, technology, and digital enablement initiatives at both Western Union and Accenture.

Carrie received her Bachelor of Arts in economics from Colorado College and is currently actively pursuing her master’s degree in Healthcare Administration at Colorado State University. Carrie and her husband, Tony, live in Denver and have two daughters.

Bio posted December 2020

      Marianne James

      Marianne James has been involved in health care for over 20 years and feels privileged to have spent this time with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.  Her career at Cincinnati Children’s has included positions in Finance, Physician’s Services, Practice Management and, for the last 9 years, Information Technology.  During her tenure as CIO, she has presided over a major institutional strategic planning effort and nearly twofold growth in the Information Technology department.

      Marianne graduated from the University of Cincinnati with an accounting degree.

      Marianne and her husband Don enjoy their blended family of seven children.  The kids offer diverse vacation opportunities, as they live on both coasts.

      Bio posted December 2017

          Hans Keil, MBA

          Hans Keil is senior vice president and chief information officer for Beaumont Health, Michigan’s largest health care system, based on inpatient admissions and net patient revenue.

          Keil joined Beaumont in 2020 from PerkinElmer, a multinational corporation focused on products and services for diagnostics, life science research and food, environmental and industrial testing. Over his 18 years at PerkinElmer, he served in a variety of roles covering e-commerce, digital marketing, call center operations and software product management before becoming CIO in 2014. As CIO, he led efforts to modernize IT capabilities, enhance fiscal discipline, bolster cybersecurity and commercialize a cybersecurity service and software offering for pharmaceutical laboratories. Prior to PerkinElmer, Keil was a program manager in the U.S. Department of Commerce, supporting the development of various federal websites for the Department of Defense, IRS and Customs Service.

          Currently, Keil serves as an advisory board member to CyberStarts, an Israeli early stage venture capital firm focused on cybersecurity startups. He also served 15 years in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve as a marine science technician.

          Keil earned his bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Western Ontario, a master’s in International Affairs from American University and his Master of Business Administration degree from Babson College.

          Beaumont Health is a not-for-profit organization formed in 2014 to provide patients with greater access to compassionate, extraordinary care, no matter where they live in Southeast Michigan. It consists of eight hospitals with 3,429 beds, 194 outpatient sites, nearly 5,000 physicians, 38,000 employees and 3,500 volunteers. In 2018, the organization had $4.7 billion in net revenue with nearly 178,000 inpatient discharges, 572,000 emergency visits and 18,000 births. Learn more at

              Edward Kopetsky

              Ed Kopetsky, CIO of Stanford Children’s Health, is an accomplished healthcare executive with expertise in integrated healthcare systems, information technology, operations and cost improvement, and consulting. He contributes nationally and locally to numerous professional organizations, including the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) as a founding member, board chair, and current co-chair of the CHIME Opioid Task Force.

              Mr. Kopetsky was named one of the top 20 CIOs driving change in the U.S. healthcare system, and in 2019 was awarded the CHIME-HIMSS John E. Gall Jr. Healthcare CIO of the Year. He received his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Industrial & Systems Engineering – Health Systems from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

              Bio posted December 2020

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                  Brandon Gockley

                  VP, Technology Services, Mosaic Life Care
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                  SI 2021 CIO Virtual Summit: Designing the Future, Defining the Boundaries

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                      Ellen Wiegand

                      Ellen Wiegand is Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Seattle-based Virginia Mason Health System, one of the largest non-profit health organizations in the Pacific Northwest.

                      She holds a master’s degree in business administration from George Washington University. She is also certified in the Virginia Mason Production System, the innovative management method used across the Virginia Mason organization to continuously improve quality, safety and operational efficiency.

                      Before joining Virginia Mason in 2009, Ellen held technology leadership roles at Catholic Health Initiatives and at Cerner, a leading health information technology company.

                      Bio posted December 2020


                          Geoffrey Patterson, MS, PMP, CHCIO, RRT

                          CIO, North Region and VP of Clinical Transformation, Henry Ford Health System

                          Mr. Patterson has over 30 years’ healthcare experience, both in clinical and technical/administrative areas.  He has led numerous clinical and operational projects during his tenure.  Prior to assuming his role as the CIO for Henry Ford Health Systems North Region and Vice President of Clinical Transformation in he served as Vice President, Information Technology responsible for centralization and standardization.  In his current role, he partners with clinical, revenue cycle and operational leaders in the development and implementation of strategies leveraging Epic to support people, process and technology change.  He is also responsible for the Information Technology Program Management Office.

                          Mr. Patterson has been a member of the College of Health Information Management Executives since 2008, serving on its membership and certification committees, and the Project Management Institute since 2006.

                          Education & Certification

                          Walsh College, MSBIT
                          Walsh College, BBA
                          Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CHCIO)
                          Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
                          Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

                          Bio posted December 2020


                              Chero Goswami

                              Chero serves as a System Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the UW Health System. In his role, he serves a talented team of technology professionals, and provides strategic direction and leadership for IT in alignment with the mission and goals of UW Health.

                              Chero brings a depth of experience and a successful track record of leading and deploying strategic initiatives in healthcare and other industries. He comes to UW Health from BJC Healthcare where he served in a variety of leadership roles including Vice President for Business Relationship Management to deliver maximum valuable through technical and digital initiatives, co-led an enterprise wide EMR initiative and led IT strategic planning for St. Louis Children’s hospital. Prior to BJC Healthcare, he served in different roles at AT&T and consulting firms.

                              Chero received his dual master’s degree in Computer Technology & Business Administration from Webster University and Bachelor’s in Physics and Computer Science from India. He has also been trained under prestigious leadership programs at Harvard School of Public Health at Boston and Columbia University, New York.

                              Bio updated April 2021

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                                  Scott Arnold

                                  Scott Arnold is the senior vice president and chief information officer at Tampa General Hospital, a nationally renowned nonprofit academic medical center.

                                  Arnold leads the implementation of all technology systems across the organization to ensure the collection, maintenance, safety and privacy of patient records. He joined Tampa General Hospital in 2010 to manage the conversion of its electronic medical record system – the largest technology implementation in the hospital’s history.

                                  Prior to joining Tampa General, Scott served as a vice president for Mercy Health in Saint Louis, Missouri and held leadership positions with Daleen Technologies, Boeing and McDonnell Douglas Aerospace. Scott serves on the board of directors for the Tampa Bay Health Information Exchange and is a member of the Epic Connect Governing Council and the O’Neil Center’s Health Informatics Advisory Council.

                                  Scott earned a master’s degree from Washington University’s School of Engineering, master’s degree from Webster University’s School of Business and Technology, bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University’s College of Applied Science and accredited by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) as a Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO).

                                  Bio posted November 2020

                                      Doug King

                                      Doug King is the Chief information Officer and Senior Vice President of Information Services for Northwestern Memorial Healthcare and Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

                                      Doug provides strategic leadership for a broad range of technology initiatives supporting our core clinical, administrative, and research platforms.  In addition, Doug has responsibility for the Analytics and Informatics departments and helps lead the integration of Northwestern Medicine’s research activities.   Doug oversees the Innovation department, focusing on enabling and advancing digital capabilities throughout the health system.

                                      Prior to becoming Chief Information Officer, Doug served as Vice President within Information Services, focusing on technology, application support, and development. Over the course of his 15 year career at Northwestern, Doug has actively participated in the integration and strategic growth of our health system, including delivering our core, integrated platforms, serving on various committees within the organization, and building and fostering the talent and culture of the IS department.

                                      He brings his passion and commitment to our patients everyday through reliable and cutting-edge technology solutions.  Doug sits on several boards advising on the technology impact within health care.

                                      Doug holds a B.S. in Information Systems from Eastern Illinois University and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Healthcare Administration from Benedictine University.

                                      Bio posted September 2020

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