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Leadership Team and Staff

Leadership Team and Staff

Leadership Team

Evan Benjamin - Senior Vice President for Quality & Population Health, TechSpring Co-Founder

Dr. Benjamin oversees all aspects of clinical quality, patient safety, medical management, infection control for the medical center and the quality and patient safety strategies for Baystate Medical Practices. He was instrumental in the development and launch of TechSpring and continues to serve as Chair of the TechSpring Steering Committee. Evan also participates actively in scholarly research in quality and patient safety. Read more...

Dennis Chalke - Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

Dennis Chalke is responsible for the financial oversight of Baystate Health’s provider entities including three acute care hospitals and two physician organizations.  His responsibilities include budgeting, financial planning and analysis, capital financing, managed care contracting, cost accounting, decision support, and oversight of revenue cycle functions. Read more...

Jennifer Endicott - Senior Vice President, Strategy & External Relations

Jennifer works closely with the senior team to formulate and execute health system strategy and provides oversight for all strategic planning, business development and external relations functions to fulfill Baystate Health’s vision and mission. Read more...

Suzanne Hendery - Vice President, Marketing and Public Affairs

Suzanne serves as Vice President, Marketing and Public Affairs for Baystate Health, a Top 100 Integrated Delivery System of three hospitals, including Baystate Medical Center, which is the largest hospital outside of Boston and the Western Campus of Tufts University School of Medicine. Baystate Health is honored to be the health care leader in western Massachusetts and one of the largest employers with 350 employed providers and over 10,000 employees. Read more... 

Neil R. Kudler - Vice President/Chief Medical Information Officer

As CMIO for Baystate Health, Dr. Kudler is the senior physician executive responsible for Health Information Exchange development, physician IT Privacy & Security matters, ICD-10 transition, and the optimization of the enterprise electronic health record for a four hospital, 90 practice integrated healthcare delivery network. Read more...

Joel Vengco - Vice President and Chief Information Officer, TechSpring Founder

Joel is responsible for the information and technology vision, strategy, and operations of the entire health system as Baystate Health's Vice President and Chief Information Officer, and provided the vision, plan, and execution behind the launch of TechSpring. He serves as Co-Chair of the TechSpring Steering Committee. Prior to Baystate, Joel was Vice President and General Manager of a global businesses unit within GE Healthcare IT where he developed GE’s next generation healthcare solutions focused on population health management and analytics for the global market. Read more...  

Rick Osborne - Director of Data Management and Analytics

Rick is an Information Technology professional with 30 years of experience concentrating in information management, database design, data warehousing and informatics. The majority of his career has been in the healthcare field with senior management positions at Cigna and United Healthcare. Read more...

 

Staff

Madey Dybdahl - Office Coordinator

Madey is responsible for office operations and representing TechSpring to our user community. She provides tours of the space, helps orient new users and coordinates events. Read more...

Christian Lagier - Managing Director & TechSpring Co-Founder

Christian was named the founding Managing Director of TechSpring in October 2013. He oversees all activities of the center. Christian has a background in entrepreneurship, business operations, and strategic business development having worked for startups and high growth companies...
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Jill McCormick - Innovation Manager & Community Builder

Jill manages a portfolio of innovation projects in collaboration with our commercial partners piloting their solutions at Baystate. She is responsible for scoping and structuring innovation projects and bringing commercial partners together with internal stakeholders at all levels... Read more...