Women Leaders of Technology at UCSF

Thank you to our Women Leaders of Technology at UCSF panelists.  We were honored to have special guest,  Ann Kovalchick, CIO at Merced, moderate the discussion.

 

Women Leaders of Tech panelists  Pamela Hudson, Chief Operating Officer, Center for Digital Health; Kristin Chu, Director, School of Medicine Technology Services, UCSF; Jane Wong, Associate Chief Information Officer, UCSF; Heidi Collins, Vice President, Clinical Systems, UCSF; Leslie Yuan, MPH, Chief Information Officer, Director of Research Technology, Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), UCSF; Ann Kovalchick, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer, UC Merced (panel moderator)

From left to right: Pamela Hudson, Chief Information Officer, BayHealth (Joint Venture UCSF Health/John Muir Health) and Chief Integration Officer, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals; Kristin Chu, Director, School of Medicine Technology Services, UCSF; Jane Wong, Associate Chief Information Officer, UCSF; Heidi Collins, Vice President, Clinical Systems, UCSF; Leslie Yuan, MPH, Chief Information Officer, Director of Research Technology, Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), UCSF; Ann Kovalchick, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer, UC Merced (moderator)​

 

 

Kristin Chu, Director, School of Medicine Technology Services, UCSF 
Joining UCSF in 2013, Kristin leads UCSF School of Medicine’s internal advocacy and innovation consulting group, SOM Tech. She is focused on identifying and implementing technology solutions to streamline university administration, facilitate team collaboration, improve patient care, and accelerate research across UCSF.

Heidi Collins, Vice President, Clinical System, UCSF
Joining UCSF in 2012, Heidi currently serves as Vice President of Clinical Systems for UCSF Health, overseeing the clinical and business application software for UCSF Medical Center, Benioff Children’s Hospitals, and affiliates.  Prior to joining UCSF, Heidi spent 12 years in multiple roles at Partners HealthCare System in Boston, including serving as VP of Operations and Physician Services for Nantucket Cottage Hospital and as Revenue Cycle Director for Massachusetts General Hospital.  Heidi has a Masters of Public Health in Health Management from Yale University and a BS in Molecular Genetics from UCLA. 

Pam Hudson, Chief Information Officer, BayHealth (Joint Venture UCSF Health/John Muir Health) and Chief Integration Officer, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals
Pam graduated from the University of San Francisco with her Bachelor of Science, beginning her career as a neonatal nurse helping critically ill babies.  The shift from nursing to healthcare technology was a natural fit for Pam, who believes that technology has the ability to transform and improve healthcare for patients of all ages. Pam has been with UCSF since 2010 and has served in a variety of positions including Executive Director and CIO of Clinical Systems; Executive Director, Mission Bay Transition and Chief Operating Officer, Center for Digital Health. Pam currently serves as Chief Information Officer at BayHealth, a joint venture between UCSF Health/John Muir Health) and Chief Integration Officer, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals.

Jane Wong, Associate Chief Information Officer, UCSF
Jane has been with UCSF for over 12 years and currently serves as the Associate Chief Information Officer at UCSF. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a double major in computer science and business, Jane joined PeopleSoft/Oracle where she worked in a variety of roles from Development to Customer Service to VP of Quality. Started at UCSF as an Administrative Applications Director, Jane now is in charge of all IT infrastructure (network, systems, applications).

Leslie Yuan, Director of the Research Technology Program and the Chief Information Officer at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), UCSF
Leslie Yuan is the Director of the Research Technology (RT) Program and the Chief Information Officer at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. In this position, Leslie is responsible for a team of professionals who manage, develop, and innovate on technology/infrastructure projects that support CTSI's mission to accelerate translational research. Prior to joining UCSF, Leslie served as Vice President, Product Management and Member Services at healthcare IT startup, Medem Inc.  Leslie began her career as an occupational epidemiologist and statistical programmer.

Ann Kovalchick, CIO at Merced (moderator)
Ann Kovalchick is Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer at the University of California, Merced. Previously, she served as CIO at Drake University and Deputy CIO at Tulane University. As the senior IT leader, Ann is responsible for day-to-day operational management and strategic development of the university's teaching & learning, research, information security, administrative, and infrastructure technology services.  Ann holds a Ph. D. in Education from the University of Virginia, MA in Applied Anthropology from American University, and a B.Sc. in Communication from Ohio University.