Leadership Team

Mark McKinney headshot in color

Mark McKinney, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Paul F. Macielak headshot in black and white

Paul F. Macielak, Esq.

President Emeritus,
The New York Health Plan Association

Health Plan Representative


Wouter Reitsema headshot in black and white

Wouter Reitsema, MD

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

Hospital Representative

Vice Chair

David M. Kile headshot in black and white

David M. Kile, RPh, MS

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

Government & Education Representative


David Shippee headshot in black and white

David Shippee

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

Physician Practice Representative


Julie Bazzell headshot in black and white

Julie Bazzell

Chief Operating Officer,
Hometown Health Centers

Physician Practice Representative

Brian O'Grady headshot in black and white

Brian O'Grady

Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer,

Health Plan Representative

Scott Cohen, MD headshot in black and white

Scott Cohen, MD

Chief Medical Information Officer,
Bassett Healthcare Network

Hospital Representative

William Duax headshot in black and white

William Duax

Vice President of Information Services,
Albany Medical Center

Hospital Representative

Chuck Fennell headshot in black and white

Chuck Fennell

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

Hospital Representative

Barbara Hess headshot in black and white

Barbara Hess

Chief Administrative Officer,

Employer Representative

James Hopsicker headshot in black and white

James Hopsicker, RPh

Vice President Pharmacy,
MVP Health Care

Health Plan Representative

Tom Schenck headshot in black and white

Thomas Schenk, MD

Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer,

Hospital Representative

Tucker Slingerland headshot in black and white

Tucker Slingerland, MD

Chief Executive Officer,
Hudson Headwaters Health Network

Physician Practice Representative

Louis S. Snitkoff headshot in black and white

Louis S. Snitkoff, MD, FACP

Chief Medical Officer,
Community Care Physicians

Physician Practice Representative

Charles Welge headshot in black and white

Charles Welge

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

Public Health Representative

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Open Seat

Consumer Representative

Insights & News

Beyond the Exam Room: How Health Records Reflect Wider Social Conditions

April 24, 2019

Imagine experiencing stomach pain so severe you visit the hospital emergency department (ED) for help. Doctors and nurses conduct all […]

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How’s the View from Your Seat?

April 15, 2019

Last fall, I let you in on my experience with a hornet’s nest and Hixny from my perspective as a […]

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Sharing Your Medical Records

April 4, 2019

Hixny was pleased that Late Night Health radio interviewed CEO Mark McKinney, to discuss the expectation and demands patients have […]

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