West Texas Chapter Board of Directors

Emily Hartmann

President 

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Emily Hartmann is the Executive Director at PHIX (Paso Del Norte Health Information Exchange). Under her leadership, PHIX has grown to exchange data with additional hospitals and clinics in the community as well as the Veteran’s Administration and Department of Defense. She also has experience in health care analytics and strategy. As a health care consultant at Sg2, she helped hospitals prepare for policy changes and evolving financial models. She also has experience developing health initiatives for the City of Chicago and State of Massachusetts. Emily has a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Bachelors in Economics from the University of Chicago.
 
 

 

Mike Fulmer
President Elect
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Justin Fair
Past President
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Justin Fair is the Director of IT Infrastructure for UMC Health System in Lubbock, Texas. He has 19 years of experience working in the IT industry with 12 of those specific to Healthcare IT. Justin has served in leadership roles within IT Infrastructure and IT Clinical Informatics within acute care hospital settings in Arizona and back in his home state of Texas. He is driven to improve technology and make the best tools available for users to provide and improve patient care. Justin wants to support and drive technology innovation with the goal of improving the healthcare industry and ultimately, patient outcomes.  He has been involved with HIMSS since 2014 and is a national reviewer and moderator for the annual Global HIMSS Conference. He earned his Bachelors of Science degree from Angelo State and his MBA from the University of Phoenix. Justin has certifications for CPHIMS, ITIL and HIMSS Data Analytics. When not working Justin spends time with his wife, three kids building Legos, watching them at volleyball or baseball and church.

 

 

Amanda Lusk
Secretary
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Carina Perez
Treasurer
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Carina Perez is a Nursing Informaticist supporting the Oncology and Cardiac Service Line Analyst at UMC Health System in Lubbock, Texas.She has a decade of experience working in the acute care setting at multiple organizations across three regions. She has lead multiple implementations of EHR platforms and technologies. Carina as has served in varying leadership, and support roles within IT Clinical. Her clinical background as a Cardiac and Kidney Transplant ICU nurse has helped bridge technology and healthcare gaps for customers. Most recently, she presented at Sigma Theta Tau Nursing International Congress 2019 on the Success Factors of CDS Tools and Systems. Carina is driven to improve health outcomes through the use of technology. She earned his Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Azusa Pacific University in California, and her Masters of Science in Nursing Education | Administration from Lubbock Christian University in Texas. Carina is a member of Junior League of Lubbock where she has served as mentor for at risk youth, fundraising and donations coordinator, and placement advisor. When she is not working, Carina seeks ways to improve the community, empower women, and making travel plans with her husband.
 


Veronica Fair
Marketing Chair
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Troy Pratt
Sponsorship Chair
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Amy Coalson
Regional Coordinator
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Amy Coalson has enjoyed working in healthcare for over 20 years; serving in various roles spanning private practice, hospitals, and vendors.   Amy is currently an IT Project Manager with UMC Health System in Lubbock, Texas, where she has been leading successful large IT implementations since 2013.  Prior to her role as a Project Manager, she worked as a Clinical IT Analyst supporting clinical applications, with a focus on Radiology.    Amy is passionate about providing excellent service to those she works with and enjoys the excitement and opportunities of Healthcare IT.
Amy has a bachelor’s degree from Wayland Baptist University in Healthcare Management.  She is PMP and ITIL certified. She has been a member of HIMSS since 2014.  Amy lives in Lubbock, Texas with her husband, Cody.  They have 4 children and 1 grandson.
 

Sam Howland
Abilene Representative
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Rosie Sanchez
El Paso Representative
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Greg Newman
Panhandle Representative

Taylor Weems
Permian Basin Representative
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TBD
San Angelo Representative

 

 


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Ogechika Alozie, MD
Physician Relation Chair
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Ogechika Alozie (MD MPH FACP AAHIVS) is a graduate of the University of Minnesota's Infectious Diseases fellowship program. Prior to this he completed internship and residency at the Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he got his introduction to Digital Health working in EPIC planning and implementations.

Dr. Alozie is the CEO of Southwest Viral Med, a non-profit organization in El Paso, Texas that organizes and manages the treatment of persons living with HIV and HCV.  SWVM has been responsible for the care of 1000 clients living with chronic viral infections since its inception in 2014.  Based on their excellence of care, the South-Central AIDS Education and Training Center (SCAETC) chose them to provide regional HIV and HCV training.  This grant partners SWVM with Centro San Vicente and Project Vida, local Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and guides them in a Transforming Clinical Practice Improvement project.  Dr. Alozie believes that patient care is the most important part of HIV medicine.

Dr. Alozie is the past Chief Health Informatics Officer (CHIO) at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso).  As CHIO, Dr. Alozie was responsible for providing leadership for the integration of technology into healthcare to achieve the Quadruple Aim.  He led the collaborative process of enterprise stakeholders to develop the health IT vision for TTUHSC El Paso as it sought to grow into a data-driven organization focused on high quality, engaged patient care. 

As the chair, or co-chair of multiple state committees focused on Health IT, he is actively involved in promoting Health IT to enhance patient care and improve patient outcomes.  He is a strong advocate of population health and the use of technology to make healthcare better, more efficient and effective.  His dedication to digital health culminated in becoming board certified in Clinical Informatics in 2018.

Dr. Alozie is engaged in multiple HIV clinical trials, as well as providing a teaching environment for medical students, medical residents and pharmacy students and pharmacy residents. He gave a TedX - El Paso talked titled “The Digital Immigrant” in 2016, and in the same year was awarded “Best Doctor in the City 2016” by the El Paso City Magazine.  In 2017, the El Paso Pharmacy Association gave his clinic the "Award for Innovative Practice".