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Meet Our Executive Team

Mark McKinney, MBA

Mark McKinney, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Bryan Cudmore

Bryan Cudmore

Vice President, Account Management

Debra Hamway, CPA

Debra Hamway, CPA

Vice President, Finance

Tavia Rauch

Tavia Rauch

Manager of Population Health &
Data Quality

Taiymoor Naqi, MBA, JD

Taiymoor Naqi, MBA, JD

Privacy & Security Officer

Catherine Bunk

Catherine Bunk

Operations Manager

John Bunnell, MBAHM

John Bunnell, MBAHM

Manager of Account Services

  • Mark McKinney, MBA
  • Bryan Cudmore
  • Debra Hamway, CPA
  • Tavia Rauch
  • Taiymoor Naqi, MBA, JD
  • Catherine Bunk
  • John Bunnell, MBAHM
  • Mark McKinney, MBA

    Mark McKinney, MBA
    Chief Executive Officer

    Mark took the helm at Hixny in 2011. Since then, he’s guided the organization to become New York’s leading health information organization in adoption rates, use and efficiency. Mark has extensive experience in healthcare product development, pharmacy benefits, medical economics and software development. MBA, Health Services Administration, Union College. BS, Biology and Business Administration, Albright College.

  • Bryan Cudmore

    Brian Cudmore
    Vice President, Account Management

    Bryan supervises services for more than 8,000 active Hixny users, including recruiting and onboarding new members and participants. Initially hired as Director of Business Development in 2011, he was named Senior Director of Account Management and Sales in 2014 and gained his current position in 2016. Under Bryan’s guidance, Hixny grew from a core group of participants to include every hospital and 75 percent of healthcare providers in the region. At the same time, he led significant advances in efficiency and customer service across the organization. Before joining Hixny, Bryan worked in sales for companies including Abbott Laboratories and Complete Business Systems, specializing in business/technology and healthcare/pharmaceutical solutions. BA, Union College.

  • Debra Hamway, CPA

    Debra Hamway, CPA
    Vice President, Finance

    Debra oversees all aspects of Hixny financial operations, as well as human resources and grant administration. After working with Hixny as an independent contractor for seven years, Debra joined the organization full-time in 2015. She previously served as Vice President of Finance at Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood and in key positions with Creative Communications Associates of New York; Capital Living and Rehabilitation Centers; Seton Health; and Daughters of Sarah Nursing Home, Inc. MS, Accountancy, State University of New York at Albany. BS, Mathematics, College of Saint Rose.

  • Tavia Rauch

    Tavia Rauch
    Manager of Population Health & Data Quality

    Tavia Rauch leads Hixny’s Population Health and Data Quality Department. Her team is responsible for the implementation and adoption of Hixny’s population health solutions, the execution of data quality initiatives and the management of population health grants to support the organization’s continued improvement and relevance. Rauch joined Hixny in November 2015, as an Account Manager, and took on her current position in July 2017. She brings a unique and diverse background to the role with a career in healthcare operations, informatics and public health policy spanning 17 years.

    Her experience includes serving as a respiratory therapist with the U.S. Army Reserves, managing grants for the New York State Department of Health, and positions in clinical informatics and practice management. She spent five years at Albany Medical Center and six years at St. Peter’s Health Partners.

    Rauch holds a Master’s Degree in Management from Thomas Edison State University.

  • Taiymoor Naqi, MBA, JD

    Taiymoor Naqi, MBA, JD
    Privacy & Security Officer

    Taiymoor joined Hixny in May 2016, taking over the review and establishment of security protocols. He works closely with counterparts across the organization to improve processes and decrease potential risk. Earlier in his career, Taiymoor managed provider operations for an organization that enhanced care coordination in Connecticut and served as Operations Manager/Project Manager for Premier Health, a six-hospital integrated health care system in Ohio. MBA, State University of New York at Albany. JD, State University of New York at Buffalo. BS, Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University.

  • Catherine Bunk

    Catherine Bunk
    Operations Manager

    Catherine leads the Hixny staff responsible for customer support, user accounts and patient matching. Initially hired as an Account Manager, she took over operations in November 2015. Prior to joining Hixny, Catherine spent 16 years with Sprint, concluding her time as the manager of remote trainers supporting sales, customer care, and service and repairs.

  • John Bunnell, MBAHM

    John Bunnell, MBAHM
    Manager of Account Services

    John oversees the team of people who work with healthcare providers to implement and adopt Hixny services and maintains ties between Hixny and key organizations in the healthcare community. He joined Hixny in 2013 and was named Manager in 2016. Previously, he worked at CDPHP, MVP Health Care and Treo Solutions. MBA, Healthcare Management, Union Graduate College. BS, Biology, Siena College.

  • Mark McKinney, MBA
  • Bryan Cudmore
  • Debra Hamway, CPA
  • Tavia Rauch
  • Taiymoor Naqi, MBA, JD
  • Catherine Bunk
  • John Bunnell, MBAHM

Meet Our Board of Directors

Paul F. Macielak, Esq.

Paul F. Macielak, Esq.

President and Chief Executive Officer,
The New York Health Plan Association

Chair

David M. Kile, RPh, MS

David M. Kile, RPh, MS

Executive Director of Continuing Education and Professional Development, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Treasurer

Julie Bazzell

Julie Bazzell

Chief Operating Officer,
Hometown Health Centers

Wouter Reitsema, MD

Wouter Reitsema, MD

Vice President of Quality and Information Services, The University of Vermont Health Network—Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital

Secretary

John D. Bennett, MD, FACC

John D. Bennett, MD, FACC

President and Chief Executive Officer,
CDPHP

Bonnie Chavin, Esq.

Bonnie Chavin, Esq.

President,
Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation

William Duax

William Duax

Vice President of Information Services,
Albany Medical Center

Chuck Fennell

Chuck Fennell

Regional Chief Information Officer,
St. Peter’s Health Partners

Scott Groom

Scott Groom

Vice President-Chief Information Officer, Bassett Healthcare Network

Barbara Hess

Barbara Hess

Chief Administrative Officer,
SEFCU

James Hopsicker, RPh

James Hopsicker, RPh

Vice President Pharmacy,
MVP Health Care

Kirk R. Panneton, MD, FACP

Kirk R. Panneton, MD, FACP

Regional Medical Director,
Blue Shield of Northeastern New York

David Shippee

David Shippee

Chief Executive Officer,
Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Services

Louis S. Snitkoff, MD, FACP

Louis S. Snitkoff, MD, FACP

Chief Medical Officer,
CapitalCare Medical Group

Charles Welge

Charles Welge

Director, Public Health Planning and Education at Albany County Department of Health

Tucker Slingerland,  MD

Tucker Slingerland, MD

Chief Executive Officer,
Hudson Headwaters Health Network


  • Paul F. Macielak, Esq.
  • David M. Kile, RPh, MS
  • Julie Bazzell
  • Wouter Reitsema, MD
  • John D. Bennett, MD, FACC
  • Bonnie Chavin, Esq.
  • William Duax
  • Chuck Fennell
  • Scott Groom
  • Barbara Hess
  • James Hopsicker, RPh
  • Kirk R. Panneton, MD, FACP
  • David Shippee
  • Louis S. Snitkoff, MD, FACP
  • Charles Welge
  • Tucker Slingerland,  MD
  • Paul F. Macielak, Esq.

    President and Chief Executive Officer,
    The New York Health Plan Association

    Chair

  • David M. Kile, RPh, MS

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  • Julie Bazzell

    Chief Operating Officer,
    Hometown Health Centers

  • Wouter Reitsema, MD

    Vice President of Quality and Information Services, The University of Vermont Health Network—Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital

    Secretary

  • John D. Bennett, MD, FACC

    President and Chief Executive Officer,
    CDPHP

  • Bonnie Chavin, Esq.

    President,
    Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation

  • William Duax

    Vice President of Information Services,
    Albany Medical Center

  • Chuck Fennell

    Regional Chief Information Officer,
    St. Peter’s Health Partners

  • Scott Groom

    Vice President-Chief Information Officer, Bassett Healthcare Network

  • Barbara Hess

    Chief Administrative Officer,
    SEFCU

  • James Hopsicker, RPh

    Vice President Pharmacy,
    MVP Health Care

  • Kirk R. Panneton, MD, FACP

    Regional Medical Director,
    Blue Shield of Northeastern New York

  • David Shippee

    Chief Executive Officer,
    Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Services

  • Louis S. Snitkoff, MD, FACP

    Chief Medical Officer,
    CapitalCare Medical Group

  • Charles Welge

    Director, Public Health Planning and Education at Albany County Department of Health

  • Tucker Slingerland, MD

    Chief Executive Officer,
    Hudson Headwaters Health Network


  • Paul F. Macielak, Esq.
  • David M. Kile, RPh, MS
  • Julie Bazzell
  • Wouter Reitsema, MD
  • John D. Bennett, MD, FACC
  • Bonnie Chavin, Esq.
  • William Duax
  • Chuck Fennell
  • Scott Groom
  • Barbara Hess
  • James Hopsicker, RPh
  • Kirk R. Panneton, MD, FACP
  • David Shippee
  • Louis S. Snitkoff, MD, FACP
  • Charles Welge
  • Tucker Slingerland,  MD