9Health:365 Board of Trustees

Mimi Roberson – Chair

COO, Well-Advised LLC

Mimi has been in the healthcare industry for her entire career. She currently serves as COO of Well-Advised, a healthcare technology company that helps Medicare consumers find optimal health coverage and clinical care through an artificial intelligence platform. She was previously CEO of four hospitals, including Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. An active philanthropist and volunteer, she has served in leadership roles on a multitude of civic and professional organizations including Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, Metro Denver Leadership Foundation, BBVA Compass Bank, Judi’s House, There With Care, Colorado Hospital Association, American Hospital Association, and the Federation of American Hospitals, among others. 

 


Karim Sirgi, MD, MBA – Vice Chair

Past President of the CAP Foundation; Owner/CEO Sirgi Consulting

Dr. Sirgi is a pathologist, certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in Anatomic, Clinical and Cytopathology with additional subspecialty fellowship training in surgical pathology.  Dr. Sirgi also holds an MBA and has 30 plus years of practice and leadership experience in private, academic and hospital-based pathology and laboratory practices, as well as state and national professional pathology and laboratory organizations.

Dr. Sirgi currently owns and manages healthcare consulting companies, including Sirgi Consulting LLC that offers expertise to medical groups in organizational leadership, physicians group dynamics and communication, succession planning, governance structure, physician wellness, physician engagement, strategic planning, and group retreat facilitation. Dr. Sirgi volunteers his professional expertise to serve as the medical director of The Colorado Center for Medical Laboratory Science, a medical technology school based in Denver. Dr. Sirgi also serves on the advisory, trustees and governance boards of established multi-million-dollar companies, start-up ventures, as well as community-based and national philanthropic and non-profit foundations.


Tracy Huggins – Treasurer

Executive Director, DURA – Denver Urban Renewal Agency

Tracy joined the Denver Urban Renewal Authority in October 1992 as controller and oversaw the agency’s financial involvement in a number of significant redevelopment efforts. In 2000, Tracy was named Executive Director.  A certified public accountant, she came to DURA from Strait-Kushinsky, a Denver public accounting firm.  Ms. Huggins is on the boards of directors of 9Health, Mountain States Employers Council, Gold Crown Foundation, Downtown Colorado, Inc, and the Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation, and is a 2001 graduate of the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.


Lindy Hinman – Secretary

Market President, Colorado – Medicare

Lindy Hinman leads the Health Plans and Providers Practice. In this role, she focuses on bringing the expertise of Avalere to national and regional health plans across all lines of business and providers including integrated delivery networks, academic medical centers, post-acute providers and long-term care organizations.

She specializes in providing strategic and analytic insight on issues related to commercial health plan operations, Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act and payment and delivery reform.

Prior to joining Avalere, Lindy played a key leadership role as chief operating officer for Connect for Health Colorado, establishing the nonprofit organization as a successful state-based health insurance marketplace. Prior to that, she was the director of, Office of Healthcare Reform at Horizon BlueCross of New Jersey, leading the HealthCare Reform Transformation team. Lindy has also served as vice president of America’s Health Insurance Plans, helping develop key policy positions for the industry-leading up to the passage of health reform legislation. Early in her career, she served in the White House Office of Management and Budget.

Lindy holds an MA in health services administration from the University of Michigan and a BA in history and biology from Washington University in St. Louis.


Mark Olson, MD

Physician, Limon Family Practice Clinic

Dr. Mark Olson is a family medicine doctor in Limon, Colorado and is affiliated with Lincoln Community Hospital and Nursing Home. He received his medical degree from University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 30 years. Dr. Olson accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 2 doctors at Lincoln Community Hospital and Nursing Home who specialize in Family Medicine.

 

 


Andrea “Andi” Pusavat, Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor & Training Clinic Director, University of Denver Counseling Psychology

Dr. Pusavat received her PhD from the University of Denver.  She was formerly with the Iliff Counseling Center where she served as the Director for six years. Other career highlights include President of the Colorado Society of Psychologists in Private Practice for two years; founding member of the Colorado Psychological Association Society for the Advancement of Multiculturalism and Diversity; presenter at the American Psychological Association and National Summit on Interpersonal Violence and Abuse Across the Lifespan; and 9Health Board Member.  Dr. Pusavat’s research interests include multicultural counseling, social justice, trauma, interpersonal partner violence, and training and supervision.

 


Martha Rubi

Martha Rubi has over 20 years working in community outreach with superior communication and networking skills, building positive relations that result in mutual growth. Ms. Rubi is the founder of Paginas Amarillas de Colorado (PAC), a resource guide and yellow page directory targeting the Front Range Hispanic market.  PAC was sold in 2004 to Chicago-based Hispanic Yellow Pages of America (HYPA).  After the sale of her business, Ms. Rubi worked as the executive director of the Circle of Latina Leadership. She consulted for Denver Public Schools – Family and Community Engagement department for a couple of years and has been working for Mile High United Way as a project manager for United Neighborhoods since 2016.

Ms. Rubi has served on the Board of the Kempe Foundation, Latino Community Foundation of Colorado, Colorado Succeeds, and the Denver chapter of Catholic Charities USA.  Martha was appointed to the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee of the Colorado Supreme Court Attorney Regulation Counsel.   She has served on the Board of Mi Casa Resource Center For Women, Museo de las Americas, and the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s. In 2003, Ms. Rubi was elected as one of only three Colorado representatives to serve on the Advisory Board to the Institute of Mexicans Abroad (IME), a committee created by Mexican President Vicente Fox as a means of strengthening the lives of the Mexican people living in the United States and Canada.

Originally from Cuernavaca, Mexico, Martha moved to Denver in 1990 after being awarded a four-year college scholarship to attend Metro State University. She graduated with honors in 1994 with a B.A. in Marketing.  She and her husband Mike have two children, Brianna and Ryan.


Maria de Jesus Diaz-Perez, PhD

Director of Public Reporting, Center For Improving Value In Healthcare

Maria is the director of research and performance measurement at the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC). Maria´s professional career began in Mexico and spans research; program design, implementation and evaluation; as well as health quality and performance measurement, with the overall goal of increasing access to equitable and high-quality health care for socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, particularly immigrants. Maria has a doctoral degree in Health and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Colorado and a Masters in Social Psychology from the National Autonomous University in Mexico City. She is a 2018-2021 fellow of the Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 

 


Margaret A. Eagan, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Specialist; Lifestyle Medicine; Virta Health Consultant; Medical Writer

Dr. Eagan is a board-certified Endocrinologist and Diplomate in Lifestyle Medicine. She joins the 9Health Board with enthusiasm and passion to support and grow the mission of providing preventive care to underserved populations in Colorado. Dr. Eagan specializes in evidenced-based hormonal health treatments and lifestyle medicine services including nutrition, movement, sleep, stress reduction, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. She currently works with Virta Health in reversing Type 2 diabetes through lifestyle behaviors. For 5 years she was the associate medical director at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. Dr. Eagan is the founder of the Canterbury Wellness Center in Denver, a practice that focused on delivering integrative healthcare combining Western medical practices with Eastern philosophy. She received her medical degree from Georgetown University and did her endocrine fellowship at the University of Colorado.

 


Thomas Suby-Long, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer of Imidex Corporation

Dr. Suby-Long is a Radiologist, certified by the American Board of Radiology with additional subspecialty fellowship training in Chest/Body/Oncology imaging.  Dr. Suby-Long also holds an MBA and has 30 plus years of practice and leadership experience in private, academic and hospital-based radiology practices.

Dr. Suby-Long is currently the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Imidex, an early stage artificial intelligence/computer vision company working in the imaging space. Dr. Suby-Long also advises multiple other startups in the medical device and software arena.

Dr. Suby-Long is passionate about philanthropy and volunteering and in addition to serving on the 9Health:365 Board of Trustees is also the chair of the 9Health Clinical Advisory Board (CAB). In addition to 9Health, Dr. Suby-Long supports multiple other organizations including We Don’t Waste, Pura Vida, PAA Colorado and Abundant Life Schools.

Dr. Suby-Long has three amazing daughters (Rachel, Sarah and Rebecca) and one adorable granddaughter (Elizabeth).


Jesse Ogas

Prior to joining the non-profit sector in 2006, Jesse worked in the retail industry where he worked on Regional teams and as a GM leading several big box stores in Colorado and Utah.  After a 17-year career as a GM, he decided to take his knowledge to help the non-profit industry to think about philanthropy differently and to change an antiquated way of fundraising. 

Under Ogas’ 9yr leadership, Firefly Autism has grown to serve families and children with autism across Colorado and is considered one the leading agencies in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy nationally and internationally. 

Ogas is a proud member of one of the nation’s prominent Latino Theater companies, Su Teatro. He is a community advocate that has served on a variety of nonprofit Boards, including Colorado Aids Project, Tepeyac Community Health Center, Kemp Foundation, Latina Safehouse, Newsed Development Corporation, Adams Camp, Latina Safehouse, and the MSU President’s Cabinet.  Currently he serves on Tepeyac Community Health, Firefly Autism, Newsed and 365 Health. He is a recipient of the Eric J. Duran Community Service Award, which honors a person of Latino descent who has made a positive impact in the Denver community. 

Ogas was the 2021 9NEWS Leader of the Year, which is presented by the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation. The award is peer nominated and selected and honors leaders in the community who have made significant contributions to the well-being and development of Colorado. Ogas also recently participated in 9NEWS’ Voices of Change initiative during Hispanic Heritage month. Voices of Change is an ongoing conversation that amplifies voices of community members who are provoking change toward building an equitable, inclusive, and flourishing Colorado. Visit 9news.com/voicesofchange to learn more 

Today Ogas leads the DEI efforts with 9News as the Executive Director of Social Responsibility and Community Engagement.  He just successfully relaunched the 9Listens Community Voices event, is working on the relaunch of 9Who Care and rebuilding alliances in all the communities in which 9News serves. 


Cristal Cisneros

Cristal Cisneros was born and raised in NW Indiana, and is a first generation Mexican. She moved to Colorado twelve years ago after suffering a quarter-life crisis once she finished undergrad with a B.S in Biology. Cristal graduated with her doctorate in educational equity focusing on environmental racism and its impact on students of color utilizing Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality as frameworks. Cristal currently works for a non-profit focusing on educational equity as the Senior Director of Evaluation and Impact. During her spare weekends, she is usually outside taking up space with her golden Ghosty and pitty rescue Canelo doing typical Colorado stuff. She has yet to climb a 14er (scandalous she knows), but plans to do that this summer (maybe). She loves coffee, gardening, hiking and taking wonderful naps in the Colorado sunshine. She feels like she’s just started a new chapter in el movimento as an advocate and activist and is excited to continue deconstructing systems of oppression especially in the health field. 

 


John Kelly

John is currently Chair and Executive Director of CereHealth.  He served as their CEO from 2009 to 2021.  CereHealth is an artificial/augmented intelligence software as a service brain analytics company. Because of its wealth of diverse real-world brain health data, the company recently launched its subscription based clinical and research SaaS model. This model is driven by its iLLUME Ai software platform, which collects, tracks and enables intelligent analysis of a patient’s multiple health records sources including brain imaging. Prior to serving in this capacity, he led McDATA Corporation (NASDAQ) in August 2001 as President and Chief Operating Officer and was named President and Chief Executive Officer in August of 2002.  He added the position of Chairman in 2004 and maintained those roles until the acquisition of McDATA by Brocade Corporation in February of 2007. 

Prior to joining McDATA, Mr. Kelley served as EVP of Networks at Qwest Communications (NYSE) from July 2000 to January 2001 after its acquisition of US West Communications.  From 1995 to 2000 while at US West, he served as President of Wholesale and Interconnect Markets, senior vice president and General Manager of Large Business and Government Accounts and President of Federal Services. 

Mr. Kelley is active in a variety of charitable boards and activities.  He has been a board member of the Women’s Vision Foundation and is a mentor for women participants in their Boardbound program whose mission is to add more women to public and private boards. He has served on the Advisory Board of the Marshall School of Telecommunication’s Management at the University of Southern California, and he was appointed to the Colorado Governor’s Commission on Science and Technology in 2004.  He has served on the Board of Directors at Mount St. Vincent Home; has been a past National Vice-Chairman for INROADS, Inc.; and has been a board member of the Association of Corporate Growth and TiE Rockies of Denver, Colorado.  He has actively served and chaired a variety of projects for the American Red Cross, United Way, Special Olympics, and the Boy Scouts of America. 

Mr. Kelley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Missouri, St. Louis.  He served in the United States Army from 1970 to 1972 and is a native of Missouri.  John currently resides in Golden, Colorado and is married with three grown children. 


Chris Stengle


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