Leadership

Management Team

Tom Check

Thomas F. Check

President and Chief Executive Officer

Biography

Tom Check is President and CEO of Healthix, a Health Information Exchange (HIE) in the State Health Information Network – New York (SHIN-NY), regulated by the New York State Department of Health. Healthix maintains health records of over 16 million patients continuously updated by their healthcare providers and health plans in New York City and Long Island. Over 3 million of those patients have provided consent for their healthcare providers or care managers to access their data, and over 10,000 doctors and nurses are registered to view patient data in Healthix with patient consent. Over 370 healthcare organizations, ranging from very large health systems to solo physician practices, participate in Healthix. Healthix is also certified on the national eHealthExchange, and is a member of the Strategic HIE Collaborative (SHIEC), an industry group of over 48 state and regional HIEs across the United States. Healthix is proud to have recently completed its first SOC2 audit, an industry-standard measure of IT security.

Before joining Healthix in 2012, Mr. Check was SVP and CIO at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York from 2004 to 2012, and a senior IT officer at NYU Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center from 1985 to 2004. Mr. Check holds an MA from New School University and a BA from Boston College.

Mr. Check is a frequent guest speaker and lecturer, focusing on the role of health information exchange (HIE) in value-based care, interoperability standards and HIE privacy policy. He has spoken at multiple regional and national conferences, including the NYeC Digital Health Conference, New York City & State: State of NY Health, Greater New York Hospital Association, Association of Information Technology Professionals, LeadingAge NY, New York and National HIMSS, and at the Office of the National Coordinator Annual Conference.


Joan Carney Clark

Senior Vice President, Solutions and Member Engagement

Biography

Joan brings substantial and relevant healthcare experience to this role. For nearly eight years she has worked at The Brooklyn Hospital Center as Senior Vice President, Planning, Physician Relations, External Affairs, Grants, Marketing & Communications. Prior to this role, she was Corporate Vice President for Planning at Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers. Joan also served as Assistant Vice President at Maimonides Medical Center, as well as worked at Beth Israel Medical Center and Continuum Health Partners as Director, Clinical Practice & Program Development for seven years. Joan started her healthcare career at Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, assuming progressively greater responsibilities over a ten year period, ending with the position of Director, Managed Care/ Member Education Programs.

Joan will lead the many facets of Healthix’s support to our Participants, with responsibility for:
– Business Development (recruiting new Participants to Healthix)
– Compliance (training and auditing Participants and staff on compliance with security and privacy)
– Member Services (supporting Participants and maximizing the benefits they receive from Healthix)
– External Affairs and Corporate Communications (developing communications and training materials for outreach to all stakeholders)

In addition, Joan will apply her extensive experience in strategic planning to develop and execute the strategic and operational plans that Healthix plans to achieve in the future.

John S. Guastella

Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President

Biography

John S. Guastella, CPA is Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer for Healthix. He is responsible for all finance, accounting, budgeting, financial and tax reporting, insurance, human resources and administration activities. He is a member of our Finance Committee and is the main liaison with the company’s independent auditors and tax advisors. John has significant business and financial experience with entities that are poised for fast-paced growth in the technology space.Prior to joining Healthix, John was the Senior VP of Finance, Treasurer, and Secretary for FatWire Corporation for 12 years. FatWire was a developer of enterprise software that was acquired by Oracle in 2011. John joined FatWire as its Controller and helped the company grow from a small start-up with just a few million in revenue to a worldwide entity, with operations in 12 foreign countries and revenues of approximately $40 million. He played an integral role in building the firm’s world-class financial function from scratch, and also played a significant role in the successful sale to Oracle.

Prior to joining FatWire, John held positions of increasing responsibility at several other entities. He was the Controller at New York-based Andin International, a manufacturer and distributor of fine jewelry products. Prior to Andin, John was the Director of Internal Audit at Henry Schein, Inc., an international distributor of dental, medical, and other healthcare supplies. John began his career at BDO, the international accounting and consulting firm, where he progressed to the level of Senior Audit Manager. He is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State.

Todd Rogow

Todd M. Rogow, MPA, CHCIO

Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President

Biography

Todd Rogow joined Healthix in 2015 as the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, where he is responsible for providing the vision, strategy and day-to-day operational leadership for all technical aspects of the company. Todd brings a wealth of knowledge and industry experience and has worked in the health information exchange space for over ten years.

Todd joined Healthix during a period of rapid growth and innovative change. He has fulfilled a critical role of building and leading Healthix’s Information Technology function, migrating its technology development and operations in-house through the implementation of next generation application software and completing the technical systems merger of several HIE organizations that now make up Healthix. He has driven a comprehensive security program at Healthix that includes the onboarding of a Chief Information Security Officer and achieving SOC2 security.

Before joining Healthix, Todd served as the Chief Technology Officer at HealthInfoNet, Maine’s State HIE. With 20+ years of experience, primarily in directing technical projects, he has provided business and consulting services to a range of Fortune 100 companies and many government agencies including the Department of Defense. Todd has served as a subject matter expert at conferences and on national and international panels and at conferences on the subject of healthcare technology. He has also authored a number of publications and case studies.

Todd has a Master’s in Public Administration and a BA from the University of Vermont. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a 2012 graduate of the Hanley Center’s Health Leadership program. In 2016, he became one of only a few hundred Certified Healthcare CIOs in the nation.


Vivienne Destefano

Vivienne Destefano

Vice President, External Affairs & Corporate Communications

Tom Moore

Tom Moore

Vice President, Innovation

Biography

Tom has worked in information technology for over 20 years including software development, business process re-engineering and management in government, financial services, telecommunications, professional publishing, life sciences and health care.He is currently the Vice President of Innovation for Healthix, a leading Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) providing services in metro New York City to millions of patients and thousands of providers from hospitals, physician practices, home health agencies, nursing homes and managed care organizations. In addition to leading several major interoperability initiatives Tom is works closely with Healthix members to define and design information services to support improvements in care coordination across disparate organizations.


Kathleen Kahn

Kathleen Kahn

Senior Director, Business Development

Magdalena Mandzielewska

Magdalena Mandzielewska

Senior Director, Compliance

Jason Thaw

Jason Thaw

Senior Director, Member Services


John Chow

John Chow

Director, Information Security


Tina Lowry

Tina Lowry

Director, Data Strategy and Reporting


Maureen O'Connor

Maureen O’Connor

Director, Marketing