Marc Lassaux is the Interim CEO and Executive Director for Quality Health Network. In this role, Marc is leading QHN into a new era of health data exchange as we seek even more ways to use technology to connect people for better health.
In his previous role at QHN as Chief Technology Officer, Marc worked on planning for technology infrastructure and architecture, enabling innovation, and understanding the health information technology solutions that create business value. He helped QHN utilize advanced technology to facilitate community-based data sharing and community resource networks, enable innovative risk stratification/predictive modeling tools and support new payment models.
Marc previously served on the Colorado eHealth Commission with an appointment by Governor Hickenlooper. Marc was also the Technical Director for The Colorado Beacon Consortium and has served in chairing roles for an Ofﬁce of the National Coordinator (ONC) Community of Practice, as well as a Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM) workgroup.
Marc and his wife Nikki moved to Grand Junction in 2005 to raise their two now teenage boys. They love to hike and explore and especially enjoy flying through the canyons of the Colorado Plateau.
Jackie has 20+ years’ prior business experience in human services operations, Quality Assurance & Quality Implementation and Informatics with a background in privacy, security, and HIPAA. Jackie brings subject matter expertise as a previous end-user of systems and understands network partner’s workflows. She now oversees the implementation of Quality Health Network’s Social Health Information Exchange, CRN, and support the operations and strategies of QHN.
Rich Warner joined the QHN team in 2013; his responsibilities include designing and implementing a coordinated project process and educating the QHN staff on project management methodology, process, procedure and documentation. As part of the QHN leadership team Rich brings valued project management methodology, guidance and organization to the significant and innovative initiatives QHN undertakes.
Rich has more than 30 years of IT experience; 20 years have focused on health IT. Prior to joining QHN, Rich was the Information Technology Project Manager at St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center, Grand Junction, Colorado. In this leadership role he had direct responsibly to manage all Information Technology (IT) projects and provide project lead guidance including project planning, scope definition, defining project deliverables and milestones, cost/risk analysis with mitigation strategies, and scheduling.
Before assuming the role of Information Technology Project Manager, he worked as a Programmer/Analyst for 15 years successfully completing a series of progressively complex IT implementation and integration projects. These projects included the integration of the nursing documentation, Cardiac Cath Lab and GE MUSE EKG into the hospital’s Meditech HIS system and support for API time and attendance software and hardware and the Infinium human resources and payroll system.
Rich completed his undergraduate work at Colorado Mesa University and has a Master of Applied Science (MAS) from the University of Denver in Technology Management, with a concentration in Project Management.
Emma Cooper is the Director of Data and Quality Programs. Emma joined the QHN team in 2018 to develop and implement the eCQM reporting solution. As the Director of Data and Quality Programs, Emma leads QHN’s efforts to develop the vision and strategy for a highly interconnected data and quality organization. As a Registered Nurse with over 26 years of experience in a varied clinical background and over 15 years of leadership and management experience with a focus on healthcare quality, Emma brings a unique clinical subject matter expertise to QHN.
Emma received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Colorado Mesa University and is also a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ.)
Sherri Corey is the Director of Community Relations at Quality Health Network (QHN). Sherri joined QHN in March of 2009, and she has over 20 years of progressive experience in the healthcare industry and practice management. Her current role primarily focuses on supporting relationships with prospective and current QHN participants to leverage the utilization of QHN systems to improve care coordination and patient outcomes. She also leads the QHN and CRN Community Advisor Teams.
During her tenure at QHN, Sherri worked as an advisor with the Office of the National Coordinators (ONC) on a variety of projects and was part of the Regional Extension Center (REC) project, which served to support and assist practices with Meaningful Use. She has also worked as an advisor with the Office of Behavioral Health on projects around Health Information Exchange.
Sherri currently serves on many community clinical advisory committee workgroups and vice-chairs the board at West Mountain Regional Health Alliance.
Rick Curtsinger leads external affairs, including government relations and communications, for QHN. He works with federal and state leaders to promote QHN’s story.
Previously, Rick led corporate communications and public affairs for an energy company based in the Rocky Mountain region. Before coming to Colorado, he served as Communications Director for multiple members of Congress, all of whom represented rural districts and states.
Rick earned a Master’s degree in Communication from the University of Colorado – Denver and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Louisville. Rick serves on the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities for the Archdiocese of Denver where he is also a member of the Early Childhood Education Committee. Rick and his wife, Leah, along with their two young boys and eleven-year-old pup, live in Denver, CO.
Brian is a CPA and is the Controller at Quality Health Network (QHN). Prior to joining QHN in October 2021, Brian worked for over 11 years in the Grand Valley as a financial statement auditor for two different public accounting firms, working with a wide variety of clients and industries with a focus on non-profit and governmental accounting.
Brian was born and raised in Grand Junction, attended high school in Durango, CO, and went to the University of Colorado in Boulder where he obtained his undergraduate degree in Business Administration and his Masters of Accountancy degree.
Brian enjoys an active lifestyle and usually spends his free time on the golf course.
Julie Susemihl joined the QHN team in 2011 as Executive Assistant to CEO, Dick Thompson. Her many and varied responsibilities, in addition to organizing tasks, meetings, travel, and appointments for the CEO, include HR responsibilities, new employee onboarding, and retirement plan administrator; facilities manager; liaison for QHN’s Board of Directors; and coordinator of staff fun activities and QHN volunteer events, among other assignments.
Julie has more than 25 years of experience as an executive assistant in industries including financial, construction, and now healthcare. Prior to joining QHN, Julie was assistant to the owner and COO of the largest concrete construction company in Western Colorado and was a licensed insurance and general securities assistant with a financial planning firm.
Julie graduated with a BS degree from Montana State University in Bozeman.
QHN securely exchanges health information among 100% of our area hospitals, more than 1,800 medical providers and over 500 other health, behavioral, and social organizations in western Colorado.
QHN helps medical providers improve the quality of care and lower healthcare expenses, while keeping your information secure.
QHN was cited by the National eHealth Collaborative in 2011 as one of the nation’s 12 most successful health information exchanges.
QHN serves as a national model for health information exchange and was one of 17 “Beacon Communities” designated by the federal Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) projects.,