SoCal Chapter Board of Directors - 2023 - 2024
The Southern California Chapter of HIMSS is comprised of a dedicated group of IT professionals from different segments of healthcare. The Executive Committee consists of the elected Board Officers. The Board of Directors consists of the Executive Committee along with board committee chairs. Please feel free to contact the board members at email@example.com.
Board Executive Committee (Officers)
|Mary Beth Seaman
|Immediate Past President
|Vice President, Administration/Secretary
|Mary Beth Seaman
|Vice President, Finance/Treasurer
Carrie Murray brings over 20 years of experience in healthcare, having worked with some of the most respected and top performing companies. An energetic advocate for strategic improvement in the industry, Carrie has launched new technologies, provided advanced training to clinical teams, implemented programs to better serve patient and provider populations and created initiatives to reduce costs. She has successfully managed multi-million-dollar businesses in cardiology, anesthesia, pharmacy, and information technology.
With experience in both clinical and non-clinical arenas, she brings a unique perspective. Her understanding of workflow optimization, communication structures, medical procedures and technologies, enables her to help bridge gaps in an increasingly complex clinical setting and the demand for excellence in patient outcomes and experience.
While working with those who administer, sell-to and receive healthcare, she champions empowering people with the best in knowledge, technology, and processes to obtain optimal results.
Carrie is a trainer, mentor, educator and has been a speaker at national conferences.
Mary Beth Seaman
President - Elect & Vice President, Administration/Secretary
Mary Beth has spent the last 30+ years as a sales & people leader, creating and managing teams whom have earned the trust & become reference-able partners. Leading high performing teams, she's enjoyed being a Player/Coach to reach higher, foster collaboration all while being transparent in the objective - resulting in successful, long term client relationships. Focused in Healthcare since 2001, Mary Beth has worked with large and small organizations supporting system implementation, clinical adoption, data strategies and training.
Professionally focused on client acquisition & retention, consultant appreciation & engagement and servant leadership has allowed Mary Beth to maintain relationships spanning her entire career across multiple industries. Mary Beth has volunteered with multiple HIMSS Chapters in an effort to give back to this incredible industry.
Midori Kondo, PharmD, MHA
Past - President
Midori has a global outlook characterized by exemplary leadership and healthcare domain expertise which has attributed to her ability to develop and execute strategy. As a pioneering healthcare professional and a recognized expert in healthcare processes, Midori has extensive experience transforming provider organizations into enterprise healthcare systems to deliver high-quality, cost-effective patient care using game changing technology solutions.
At Health DataVerse Inc, she serves as the managing partner focusing on growth and strategy engagements for healthcare organizations which includes business development, strategic planning, technical asset evaluation and care delivery outcome assessments. Midori leverages her expertise in clinical, operational and patient workflow analysis to not only transform organizations but to advise founders and healthcare product companies in the evaluation of their current offerings and market segments to create a strategic roadmap and growth plan for the development of next-generation, data-driven and interactive AI solutions.
Previously, Midori served as the Director of Enterprise information systems (EIS) at Cedars- Sinai where she was responsible for Inpatient services including pharmacy, OR, ED, device integration and special development projects as well as Epic Program Director. In her role, she was tasked with growing the EIS Epic team and readying the organization for moving to an enterprise record. There she interfaced with operational leaders to select, design, and implement not only the EMR but emerging technologies in which Cedars was in a development partnership.
At IBM, she was a senior strategy consultant in the advisory service line assigned to key customers across the United States to evaluate customers technical landscapes to quickly identify cross dependencies and system gaps to reduce variations in care that impact outcomes, value, and healthcare costs.
Driven by a desire to transform healthcare and a knack for entrepreneurship, Midori established InnovaShare, Inc., with the sole mission to connect emerging technologies companies, together with Healthcare focused organizations to enable rapid transformation of patient care using cutting-edge solutions.
LeRoy Smith is both a credentialed healthcare practitioner with extensive operational experience, as well as an expert in the IT systems so crucial to delivering the highest-quality patient care. In an impressive career that has progressed from staff nurse to senior management of clinical informatics at some of the most esteemed hospitals, LeRoy has partnered with organizational leadership to adopt platforms that transform the delivery of care. Joining T2 Tech Group recently as a project manager, he bridges the functions of information technology to deliver solutions that improve client experience and services, stimulate new ways of doing business, and improve quality of workflows. Bringing his breadth of clinical experience, at T2 Tech he continues to manage projects and initiatives throughout the full systems lifecycle.
LeRoy joined T2 Tech from Good Samaritan Hospital of Los Angeles, where for 3 years he was the Clinical Informatics Director. He was responsible for all administrative and management functions of clinical-system applications. In this role, he collaborated with hospital leadership to leverage technology for healthcare transformation and adoption-strategy execution. He was also responsible for clinician training and curriculum development for projects, along with continued education related to EMR systems. Most notably, he directed physician-documentation strategy, increasing adoption to 85% and saving $1.3M in transcription costs over 3 years. He designed a strategic roadmap to attain EMRAM Stage 6 Award (the top third in EMR adoption). He led a 2-year project to establish data interoperability for Anthem’s Vivity healthcare information exchange joint partnership. He implemented a disaster-recovery/continuity plan to recover critical business applications within 4 hours of an event. And he improved reimbursement performance by partnering in a strategy for Hospital Quality Initiatives.
Prior to his position at Good Samaritan, LeRoy was the Clinical Informatics Director at Dignity Health, St. John’s Hospitals, which has campuses in Oxnard and Camarillo, California. There he led the EMR evolution toward a clinical enterprise system, engaging stakeholders in the understanding of clinical workflows. He established and monitored quality measures and metrics, as well as executed and managed IT projects and governance throughout the hospitals. Before working at St. John’s, LeRoy was the Clinical Informatics Manager at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, California. He was promoted from a position as project coordinator and senior systems analyst.
From 2000 to 2006, LeRoy gained his practitioner experience, first as Staff Nurse, then progressing to Nursing Supervisor, at LAC- USC Medical Center in Los Angeles.
LeRoy received his ADN, Nursing from the County of Los Angeles, College of Nursing and Allied Health and holds a BS-Nursing degree from University of Phoenix. He earned his MBA with Project Management concentration from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles. He is a licensed Registered Nurse (RN), a Certified Informatics Nurse (RN-BC), and a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS). He is an active member of the American Nursing Association (ANA) and Healthcare Informatics Systems Society (HIMSS). He is currently the VP of Administration of the HIMSS SoCal Chapter.