Angela Rivera, FHIMSS


Angela Rivera, FHIMSS, is Executive Vice President, Operations at CynergisTek, a top-ranked cybersecurity and information management consulting firm. In her role, Ms. Rivera has responsibility for delivery performance, ensuring consistent client satisfacation, growth of current services and development of new solutions to support our customer’s changing needs, and internal team training and employee satisfaction focusing on a consistent and rewarding work experience for CynergisTek team members. Ms. Rivera is a passionate executive with over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry with significant focus serving the healthcare provider industry. She brings deep knowledge of acute care, ambulatory and physician practice management operations and has demonstrated solid performance stimulating revenue growth and operational excellence. Prior to CynergisTek, Ms. Rivera served over 17 years in various roles at Computer Task Group (CTG), an international IT solutions and services company. In her las role as Vice President, Health Solutions for CTG, she held executive responsibility for solutions and growth strategy, quality service delivery, and management of the professional consulting base that delivered information technology services and solutions to CTG’s healthcare provider, payer, and life sciences clients in North America.

Residing in San Diego, California, Ms. Rivera serves on the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Management Series Editorial Board and on the Board of the San Diego chapter of ACHE as the current Membership Co-Chair ans as the 2017 Annual Conference Chair. A long-standing member of Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Ms. Rivera holds Fellow status and served on the Board of Southern California HIMSS for many years, including as President in 2011. Currently serving as Program Chair for Women in Healthcare Information Technology (WHIT), an affiliate of Northern California HIMSS, Ms. Rivera’s primary objective is to seed, incubate, and advance women’s career aspirations in Healthcare IT.  In addition, Ms. Rivera is a member of the National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives (NFLHE).

Michelle Barker


Michelle is an experienced IT healthcare IT leader with over 20 years of technology experience. Michelle’s background is in the inpatient hospital world where she has worked for diverse hospitals including Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Alameda Health Systems. She is currently the IT Director of Applications at Marin General Hospital where she specializes in strategic integration and transformation leadership.  Michelle joined MGH in 2014 and is responsible for all aspects of the clinical, financial and enterprise application suites.

Lisa Grisim RN, MSN


Lisa has been at Stanford University Medical Center for over 30 years and has spent the last 20 years in the field of Information Technology specializing in the implementation and optimization of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) along with helping to lead the development and adoption of Lean tools and techniques within her organization. Her most recent EMR implementation resulted in Stanford Children’s Health (SCH) and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford attaining HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 of the EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM) in both inpatient and ambulatory.  This past year her organization was also awarded the prestigious HIMSS Davies Award for the use of EMR data to improve quality and outcomes, enhance patient safety, and decrease costs. Lisa frequently gives talks locally and nationally on EMR implementations, optimization, Lean in healthcare IT, process improvement and innovation and hospitals of the future.  In 2012 Lisa was awarded the Excellence in Leadership Award for her organization and this past year she was thrilled to be nominated for HIMSS Most Influential Women in Healthcare IT.  In her current role as Vice President and Associate Chief Information Officer Lisa leads a team of over 140 staff and consultants managing all clinical and revenue cycle applications for the organization, IS imaging services, the PMO, as well as Clinical Technology and Biomedical Engineering.  Lisa earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) from the University of San Francisco (USF) and her Masters of Science degree in Nursing (MSN) from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). 

Duncan Scrymgeour Lewis, MPH

After graduating from UCLA, Duncan began a career in healthcare. After working as a project manager for both HealthNet and Wellpoint, Duncan was hired by Kaiser Permanente, where he stayed for the next ten years, serving as the National Manager for Content Development and Strategic Reporting. While at Kaiser Permanente, Duncan was accepted into the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s Executive MPH program, where he graduated in 2005 as the Foley & Lardner Fellow.

Duncan spent 2006 through 2010 in communications and online strategy roles at the Saban Pediatric Research Institute at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Providence Health Systems, and finally at Cedars-Sinai.  While recovering from a car accident, Scrymgeour decided to change careers and pursue a long-held dream of teaching secondary education. He entered CSUN and was awarded a teaching credential in English Language Arts, Social Studies, and General Science. In 2013, Duncan became a member of the faculty at John F. Kennedy High School. Kennedy is a Title I and Title III school within the Los Angeles Unified School District.  In his first year, Duncan was asked to become the Coordinator for the school’s Biomedical, Health and Fitness Academy and subsequently took a fourth teaching certification in Career Technical Education within the Health Science and Medical Technology Pathway. The Academy sought to prepare an ethnically-diverse and gender inclusive student body for matriculation to higher education and into careers in healthcare. For the Class of 2016, both the Valedictorian as well as the Salutatorian were members of the Academy and will enter UCLA on their way to becoming clinicians. 

After participating in a number of Special Education integration projects, LAUSD’s new Superintendent for the Northwest Division, Vivian Ekchian designated Kennedy as the school site for a new magnet school designed around a medical theme. After working with the school’s administration designing curriculum and hiring a faculty, Duncan is now the Lead Teacher and Career Technical Education Coordinator for the Kennedy Medical Magnet for the Gifted (Highly-Gifted, and High-Ability Student), which will open in fall of 2016. The school has a maximum enrollment cap of 465 students who have been designated as gifted by LAUSD. Part of the Kennedy Medical Magnet’s mission was designed to serve the district’s underrepresented populations by preparing students for careers in medicine specifically and healthcare more generally. 

Van Wong, MHA

Van Wong provides strategic direction for Business Services staff in San Francisco Health Plan as it relates to overall department goals & objectives that serve the organizational goals. She manages a team of 30+ FTE including project managers/business systems analysts and programmer analysts (EDI, SSIS, SSRS, ETL, .net/c#) in support of HIPAA transaction sets (i.e. 837, 834, 835, 820), manage care system development and maintenance, data warehousing and analytics, and new product/program implementation. Van has served as ITS SME representative on cross-functional teams at an enterprise level.

Recent Achievements

  • Managed the overall configuration of QNXT for successful implementation
  • Implementation of a centralized enterprise data warehouse, along with the retirement of 4 disparate data warehouses

  • Establishment of an SFHP SDLC process along with an intake process


Leadership Areas of Expertise

  • Over 15 years of progressive experience in systems development, project management and technical consultancy with primary experience in the payer/health care market

  • Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing

  • Business Process Improvement leveraging Technology

  • Medicaid Managed Care

  • IT Project Management

  • Facilitation


Debbie Rieger

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Debbie Rieger brings extensive experience in all aspects of healthcare from Health Plans, physician offices to hospitals, technology, health information exchange, strategic planning and project management, including more than 30 years of management and operations experience. Ms. Rieger has served in many capacities as a consultant. She is currently working as an Interim CIO at Colorado Access. She has experience as an Interim Executive Director of the LA Care and LA County Health Information Exchange. Ms. Rieger served for eight years as VP for Information Technology with Catholic Health Initiatives. Prior to that she was VP for Clinical Services at Park City Solutions, Midway, Utah, where she was responsible for all aspects of building and operating a consulting practice. She was VP Operations for Eclipsys Corporation in Tucson, which provided decision support, enterprise master patient index (EMPI), and integration and oncology software. At Per Se Technologies (McKesson) in San Jose, she was VP of Operations for the scheduling software vendor. 

Ms. Rieger was named a 2016 Premier 100 Technology Leader by Computerworld.

Ms. Rieger earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Medical Technology from South Dakota State University and a Master of Operations Degree from University of Phoenix.

Janet Hohmann

Janet has over two decades of strategic communications experience working both in-house and heading agency teams for some of the world's most innovative companies, including HP, IBM, Splunk,  BEA, BMC Software, Edifecs, Dolby, Pentaho, Sony and the Discovery Channel.  Janet is currently a communication leader for Edifecs. Her current role includes global external communications, internal communications, media relations, analyst relations, social impact, social media and community relations.

Melissa Scrymgeour


Melissa Scrymgeour is the Chief Information and Strategy Officer at Gold Coast Health Plan. Ms. Scrymgeour joined GCHP in November 2012 and is responsible for all technology and information security functions across the Plan including data analytics decision support and project portfolio management, along with organizational strategic planning.

Ms. Scrymgeour has a diverse IT and business background, having held progressive leadership roles in corporate, private and public sectors.  Immediately prior to joining GCHP, Ms. Scrymgeour worked for Harbor Freight Tools where she was responsible for application development support of corporate and retail business systems.  During her 15-yr. tenure with Health Net, Ms. Scrymgeour held business and IT leadership roles supporting enterprise operations and sales systems for both commercial and senior product lines.  Ms. Scrymgeour also served as an IT account executive for Health Net, responsible for IT portfolio planning, oversight, and delivery for its largest commercial book of business.

Sunny Cooper


Sunny has been working in the healthcare industry for almost 30 years in various capacities.  Most recently, she has been serving as the Chief Information Officer of San Francisco Health Plan (SFHP) since October of 2009.  She is responsible for the management and support of Information Technology Services (ITS) at SFHP.  ITS department provides services and support related to system infrastructure, network administration, help desk, production services, business system analysis and integration, project management, data warehouse, data analytics, and application development and support for the entire SFHP and Healthy San Francisco (HSF).

Prior to joining SFHP, Sunny was a Senior Director managing the Information Services Business Applications department in another Medi-Cal plan in California.  In addition to the IT experience, Sunny worked with various health plans (Blues and HMOs), medical groups/IPAs and hospitals throughout the entire nation in the various IT, management and financial consulting arenas for multiple years.  Sunny is both a registered Radiation Therapist and a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist.  She worked in various hospitals as a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist for multiple years.

Sunny holds a Master of Health Sciences (MHS) degree from The Johns Hopkins University, a Bachelor of Sciences (BS) degree from The Ohio State University and a Certificate of Business Excellence from the Center for Executive Education, UC Berkeley.

Sunny was born and raised in Taiwan.  She is fluent in reading, writing and speaking Mandarin Chinese and a couple of Chinese dialects.  Sunny is an avid reader when she is not working.  She is also passionate about walking, traveling and seeing different cultures in various regions and countries.