Vice President of Information Technology
Charles has over a decade of experience in senior healthcare IT leadership and more than two decades working in the healthcare information technology field. He served as the Regional IT Director for Kootenai health, a health care organization with over 700 inpatient beds in five hospitals in the inland northwest region. There he developed a strategic plan for information technology, launched replacement of existing server infrastructure and oversaw the electronic health records systems. In addition, his team was bestowed with the Most Wired Innovators Award (2013), rated as the second best IT department in the U.S. by IT Healthcare News (2014) and designated as a Most Wired Hospital (2015).
Prior to his post at Kootenai, Charles spent seven years as Director of Operations for Colorado Mountain Medical in Vail, Colorado. Previous to that, Charles served as a Project Manager for Allscripts and managed corporate transition for over thirty clients.
Charles holds a bachelor’s degree in finance, and a master’s degree in business information technology. Charles has served on the boards of the University of Idaho’s College of Computer Science, the Idaho Health Data Exchange and as chairman of North Idaho College’s Board of Healthcare Information Technology. He is an active member of HFMA and has completed a Master Certification in Business Intelligence Development.
Charles has a wonderful wife and three lovely daughters. In his spare time, he loves river rafting with his family and two border collies, fishing, hunting and enjoying wonderful western Colorado.