The Search Committee is committed to recommending an exceptional candidate to the Board of Directors who shares QHN’s values; will build on our strengths as western Colorado’s award-winning Health and Community Information Exchange, and advance QHN in meeting its Vision and Mission.
Patrick Gordon is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Rocky Mountain Health Plans (RMHP) in Colorado, a UnitedHealthcare Company. UnitedHealthcare serves 6.4 million Medicaid members in 31 states and Washington, D.C. Patrick has led reform efforts in the Colorado market for practice transformation, payment reform and technology adoption to help make the healthcare system work better for everyone.
Dr. Joe Adragna is committed to helping people stay healthy, avoiding emergency room and hospital stays, allowing easy access to care, and providing office hours that are convenient for working people and those with children in school. His Medical areas of interest include Musculoskeletal medicine (arthritis treatment), primary care, cardiology, and systems integration and innovation.
Dr Rosendale is currently semi-retired and providing clinical informatics consulting services part-time. He retired after 20+ years with the Veterans Health Adm. His most recent role was that as the Chief Medical Executive for the Veterans Affairs Western Colorado Healthcare System. He oversees all clinical activities for the main medical center in Grand Junction as well as for the outlying clinics in Western and Northern Colorado as well as South Eastern Utah.
Ross Brooks is the CEO of Mountain Family Health Centers, an organization whose mission is to improve the health of the community by providing equitable and affordable medical, behavioral, and dental healthcare for all. MFHC serves 22,000 patients across 10 clinic locations (4 integrated hub sites and 6 school-based health centers) in Western Colorado, with locations in Rifle and Glenwood Springs.
Mike Stahl has over 32 years of experience in the human services field. He has been with Hilltop for over 28 years in various different positions and has served as Hilltop’s Chief Executive Officer for the past 12 years.
Mike has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences from Colorado State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Regis University.
Mike has been deeply involved at the local and state levels in efforts to strengthen the community and push change throughout Colorado.
Michaelle Smith, MPA, has worked in the nonprofit sector in Mesa County for the past 36 years. She is currently Executive Director for the newly formed Rocky Mountain Health Foundation which focuses on health and wellbeing in the 22 counties of the Western Slope. She has experience in all facets of nonprofit human services work ranging from prenatal care to services for survivors of domestic violence to assisted living and home care for seniors.
Ashley Thurow has 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry and currently serves as the Executive Director of Monument Health, a clinically integrated network based in Grand Junction, CO. She also serves as board chair for Nourish Colorado, a statewide nonprofit working to create a more equitable food system, and is adjunct faculty for the New York University Masters of Healthcare Administration program. Ashley is a licensed CPA and holds business degrees from the University of Arizona and the George Washington University.