Geoffrey Patterson, MS, PMP, CHCIO, CDH-E, RRT
Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Henry Ford Health
President & CEO, Community Health Technology Network
Geoff Patterson brings over 30 years of healthcare experience, in clinical, technical, and administrative areas. He currently serves as the Chief Information Officer of the Henry Ford Health Care Delivery Network. In his current role, he is responsible for information technology strategy, optimization, and delivery across all of the health system inpatient and ambulatory locations.
Mr. Patterson joined Henry Ford Health in 2007 from Trinity Health where he served in various roles transforming clinical and operational systems. Previous positions include direct care delivery as a Respiratory Therapist, both in the inpatient and home care divisions for the Ascension St. John Health System.
Mr. Patterson received a BBA and MSBIT from Walsh College and has been a member of the College of Health Information Management Executives since 2008, serving on its membership and certification committees, and the Project Management Institute since 2006.
Director, Community Health Technology Network - North & South Markets
Karyn Lemieux has worked in healthcare since 2012 in various roles supporting Epic EMR implementation including training, support, system build, and management. She has served in different positions within the Community Connect program at Henry Ford Health since 2014.
Karyn is responsible for the Henry Ford Health Community Connect program to build, deploy, and enhance the Epic EMR for affiliated private practice providers. Her team is also responsible for the perpetual support of Epic-using private providers in the Henry Ford Health North and South regions.
Karyn has a Bachelor of Science from Wayne State University and an MBA with a Certificate in Health Services Administration from University of Detroit Mercy.
Transition Advisor, Jackson Health Network
Mr. Hazen currently serves as Transition Advisor for Jackson Health Network (JHN), a clinically integrated network in Jackson, Michigan. The Network is a collaboration of healthcare providers, physicians, and hospitals that recognize the need to transform both the delivery of healthcare as well as the financing of healthcare. We use the IHI Triple Aim concept, improving health outcomes, patient’s experience of care and impacting the cost of care, as our driving principle.
Mr. Hazen also serves as an advisor to Community Health Technology Network (CHTN), a community-wide electronic health record system affiliated with Henry Ford Health.
Mr. Hazen has worked in health care management since 1990. His principal recent focus has been providing short-term project assistance in executive management, financial, and operational areas of leading health care entities. His work spans both for-profit and not-for-profit environments and his experience includes work at both start-up and turn around businesses. Since 2008, Wynn has served as a member of executive health plan management teams.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Hazen held long-term positions in the finance and operations departments at General Electric and Healthsource. He has also been a member of the adjunct SPEA faculty at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis teaching coursework in Health Care Finance and Budgeting.
Wynn received a BS in Business Administration from Valparaiso University and his MBA from St. Francis College.
Therese M. Roe
Director, Community Health Technology Network - Central Market
Director, Health Information Exchange, Henry Ford Health
Therese has worked in health care since 1984 holding both clinical and administrative roles in Nursing and Clinical Informatics. She is currently serving as the Director of Community Health Technology Network, Central Market (CHTN) and Health Information Exchange for Henry Ford Health. In her various roles since 2007 at CHTN (formerly Jackson Community Medical Record), she has combined her clinical and IT background to oversee implementation, training, support, and the rollout of a community record to private physicians, employed physicians, and advanced practice providers emphasizing the need for a longitudinal record through health information exchange. CHTN has implemented Epic’s Community Connect program as our electronic health record since 2018.
In her early nursing career, Therese held management roles in inpatient and outpatient settings. She was instrumental in the creation of several behavioral health programs during that time. Clinical informatics is a passion for Therese, and she has been involved in the use of data and technology to improve a patient’s experience and create efficiencies in physician documentation for over two decades.
Therese is a member of the ANIA (American Nursing Informatics Association) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Madonna University. Most recently, she was nominated to sit on Epic’s 2022 Community Connect Steering Committee where she is excited about sharing ideas and advancing key concepts with other organizations.
Director IT, Henry Ford Health Jackson
Director IT Business Relationship Management, Henry Ford Health Jackson
Director Business Operations, Community Health Technology Network
Jeanne Wymer has worked in healthcare since 1993 with a variety of roles in IT Leadership, Project Management, Application Management, and Programming. Jeanne’s career focused on implementation of a community-wide electronic health record in 2005 with the creation of Jackson Community Medical Record. With a passion for improving the health of our local community, Community Health Technology Network expands on the groundwork established with Jackson Community Medical Record to grow into southeastern Michigan.
As the Director, Business Operations for Community Health Technology Network, Jeanne is responsible for the legal, financial, and outreach programs. Jeanne also prepared materials and presents to the CHTN Board of Trustees.
Jeanne developed, and remains responsible for, an IT Business Relationship Management team at Henry Ford Health Jackson to improve the IT experience for all our operational leaders. As the IT Site Director, Jeanne is responsible for high reliability IT within Henry Ford Health Jackson.
Jeanne has a Bachelor of Science from Baker College.