CHIME Announces New Board Members

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to announce the election of members Myra Davis, Liz Johnson and Albert Oriol to its Board of Trustees.

Davis is the Senior Vice President of Information Management and Chief Information Officer at  Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. A member of CHIME since 2007 and the recipient of the 2013 CHIME Transformational Leadership Award, Davis has 25 years of experience leading IT.

“I feel privileged and deeply honored to have been appointed and hope to contribute to CHIME’s ongoing success so the organization and its members thrive far into the future,” said Davis. “I’d like to extend my sincere gratitude and appreciation to the CHIME Board and my colleagues for this nomination.”

Johnson RN-BC, BSN, MS is Chief Clinical Informatics Officer and Vice President of Applied Clinical Informatics at Tenet Healthcare in Dallas, Texas. A member since 2003, she has served several advisory roles for CHIME including the Advocacy Leadership Team and Policy Leadership Council. Johnson, who was recently honored with the 2014 CHIME Federal Public Policy Award, is also a faculty member of the CHIME Healthcare CIO Boot Camp. She is both a Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) and CHIME Fellow, and has more than 30 years of combined executive and nursing experience.

“I am honored to serve on the board of an organization that is dedicated to enhancing our profession and the industry at large,” said Johnson. “I look forward to contributing to CHIME’s role in providing quality services and education to those leading the transformation of healthcare and working alongside such a committed and extraordinary group of professionals.”

With over 20 years of IT experience, Oriol is Vice President of Information Management and CIO at Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center in San Diego, Calif.   A CHIME member since 2006, Oriol has served on several committees including the Policy Steering Committee and Advocacy Leadership Team.

“I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to serve this outstanding organization,” said Oriol. “CHIME has meant a lot to me both professionally and personally, and I look forward to stepping up my contribution.”

CHIME is also pleased to announce the election of Frank A. Nydam to its Foundation Board of Directors.

Nydam is the Sr. Director of Healthcare Solutions and Healthcare CTO at VMware were he leads healthcare solutions, strategy and market development. He joined VMware in 2002 and has been focused primarily on the application of virtualization technologies in the Life Sciences and Healthcare Provider industry segments.

“I am honored to serve the CHIME Foundation as a member of the board,” said Nydam. “I look forward to helping ensure that the healthcare IT professionals of CHIME and the CHIME Foundation continue to work together to provide a cohesive and collaborative environment in support of enhancing our industry.”

CHIME’s newly elected Board members will begin their three-year terms January 1, 2015.

In addition, the current CHIME Board of Trustees elected officers for the 2016 board: Marc Probst, CIO and Vice President of Information Systems, Intermountain Healthcare, will serve as Chair; Indranil “Neal” Ganguly, MBA, FCHIME, CHCIO, Vice President and CIO, JKF Health System, as Treasurer; and Cara Babachicos, CHCIO, CIO and Corporate Director of Information Systems, Community Hospitals and Non-Acute sites at Partners Healthcare, as Secretary. Marc, Neal, and Cara will serve in an “elect” role next year along with the 2015 Board Officers: Chuck Christian, FCHIME, CHCIO-Chair, Gretchen Tegethoff FCHIME, CHCIO-Treasurer, and Pamela Arora-Secretary.

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 1,400 CIO members and over 140 healthcare IT vendors and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate; exchange best practices; address professional development needs; and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and healthcare in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit

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