Meet Our Leadership Team

The Hixny Board of Directors includes seats for members of stakeholder groups, including healthcare consumers, providers, payers and additional organizations. In addition, Hixny identifies opportunities for improvement through member and user input. If you have a specific question about our decision-making procedures and policies, or would like a copy of our bylaws, please contact us.

Mark McKinney headshot in black and white

Mark McKinney, MBA

Chief Executive Officer, Hixny
David Shippee headshot in black and white

David Shippee

Chief Executive Officer, Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Services
Physician Practice Representative
Brian O'Grady headshot in black and white

Brian O'Grady

President, Health Plan Markets CDPHP
Health Plan Representative
Vice Chair
William Duax headshot in black and white

William Duax

Vice President of Information Services, Albany Medical Center
Hospital Representative
Joan Regan Hayner headshot in black and white

Joan Regan Hayner, CPA, CMPE

Julie Bazzell headshot in black and white

Julie Bazzell

Chief Operating Officer, Hometown Health Centers
Physician Practice Representative
Kevin Gallagher headshot in black and white

Kevin Gallagher, MD

Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Hudson Headwaters
Physician Practice Representative

Wouter Rietsema, MD

Vice President of Population Health & Information Services, The University of Vermont Health Network—Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital
Hospital Representative
Ex-Officio/Trustee Emeritus
Jeremiah Benoit headshot in black and white

Jeremiah Benoit, MD

Medical Director, BlueShield of Northeastern NY
Health Plan Representative

Ashima Butler

VP & Chief Operating Officer, Ellenville Regional Hospital
Hospital Representative

Scott Cohen, MD

Chief Medical Information Officer, Bassett Healthcare Network
Hospital Representative

Julie Demaree

Executive Director, Clinical Innovation and Transformation, St. Mary's Healthcare Amsterdam

Craig Dreher

EVP & Chief Information Officer, Community Care Physicians, P.C.
Eric Linzer headshot in black and white

Eric Linzer

President & CEO, New York Health Plan Association
Health Plan Representative

Scott Momrow

Vice President, Provider Network Strategy & Strategic Relationships, MVP Health Care

Brian Murray, MD

Medical Society of the County of Albany, Inc.
Charles Welge headshot in black and white

Charles Welge

Director, Public Health Planning and Education, Albany County Department of Health
Public Health Representative
Paul F. Macielak headshot in black and white

Paul F. Macielak, Esq.

Trustee Emeritus

Click here to view the Board of Directors meeting schedule and minutes.

Hixny will be performing extended maintenance beginning Thursday, December 31 through Friday, January 1. During this time, all services
will be impacted and unavailable—including access to the provider portal.