As President and CEO, Teresa Rivera is responsible for UHIN’s strategic direction and financial viability. After joining UHIN in 2007, Teresa became President in 2012 and Chief Executive Officer in 2014. Her focus is service, employee development and community involvement, which she believes is essential to business success.
Teresa has over 40 years of healthcare experience, including tenure as Vice President of Benefit Administration at BlueCross BlueShield of Utah and Vice President of Client Relations at HealthCare Insight, a fraud and overpayment discovery service. Her career has afforded her the opportunity for hands-on involvement in many areas, including production, service, technical and membership.
She holds an MBA with an emphasis in Human and Organizational Development, and a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, in Management with a minor in Computer Science from Westminster College.
Active in several industry organizations, Teresa is a board member of the Utah chapters of HIMSS and AAHAM, as well as the Strategic HIE Collaborative and the Utah Digital Health Commission.
Teresa is a frequent speaker at local and national conferences. She has presented at AHIMA, WEDI, AAHAM, the Utah Dental Association, Western States HealtheConnection, the Utah Business Summit, and the ONC Annual Conference.
As CFO of UHIN, Brian Chin is responsible for forecasting, planning, and reporting the financial activities and metrics of the company. He fulfills four diverse and challenging roles: (1) Steward – preserving UHIN’s assets by minimizing risk and getting the books right; (2) Operator – running a tight finance operation that is efficient and effective; (3) Strategist – helping to shape UHIN’s overall strategy and direction; and (4) Catalyst – instilling a financial approach and mindset companywide to help all parts of the organization perform better.
Brian holds an MBA from Utah State University’s Jon M. Huntsman School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University. Prior to his return to graduate school, Brian gained experience with financial analysis, auditing, and monthly accounting processes while working as a financial accountant for a security company in Orem, Utah.
Andrew Burchett previously served as Director of Infrastructure and Security for UHIN, returning in 2016 as Chief Information Officer. As a technologist with over 15 years’ experience in operations, engineering, and enterprise architecture, Andrew brings extensive knowledge to UHIN. Andrew is a seasoned leader and has demonstrated his ability to develop technical strategy that makes organizational visions possible. He has helped organizations improve technical architecture and operational efficiencies, and brought significant gains in business continuity and disaster recovery. Additionally, he has successfully led several organizations’ security programs, including PCI DSS (Level 1 Service Provider), HIPAA, FFIEC, and SOC.
Prior to UHIN, Andrew spent the majority of his career in the financial services industry. He also worked for the multibillion-dollar non-profit World Vision, where he gained an understanding of the complex and challenging work non-profits often face. This understanding encouraged him to work with UHIN. Andrew believes in UHIN’s ability to positively impact healthcare through reduced costs, improved quality, and better results by fostering data-driven decisions, and his team is building technical solutions to make this mission a reality.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management with a minor in Information Security from Western International University, as well as numerous IT and Security certifications.
Dr. Matthew Hoffman is the Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) at UHIN, where he oversees the clinical analysis of data. After joining UHIN in 2011, Matt architected and oversaw the implementation of CareAchieve, UHIN’s data analytics tool.
Matt earned his Medical Doctorate from the University of Utah. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Brigham Young University, and is currently completing his Master’s Degree in Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah.
Following his graduation from medical school, Matt completed a fellowship in Pharmaceutical Informatics with Roche in San Francisco, California. He also worked as a research coordinator for the Utah Psoriasis Initiative, where he co-authored multiple papers published in national dermatology journals.
He has also presented on health information exchange at both local and national conferences, including at the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and the eHealth Initiative Annual Conference.
Doreen Espinoza has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including more than 20 years’ experience in EDI. She currently serves as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Privacy Officer at UHIN. Under her leadership, UHIN creates Utah standards for the electronic exchange of administrative and clinical data. Additionally, she oversees the organization’s compliance to both local and national rules. Prior to joining UHIN, Doreen spent seven years at the Utah Medicaid Agency where she managed EDI and Medicaid Frontend Billing. Her tenure there also included experience in the Eligibility Unit.
She lends her leadership skills and deep experience to a variety of national committees, including the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). She also serves as Co-Chair of ASC X12N TGB Workgroup 15, Chair of the Privacy and Security Committee for the Cooperative Exchange (CE), and Co-Chair of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) SNIP Health Information Exchange Privacy & Security Subworkgroup.
Doreen earned two Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Information Systems Management from the University of Utah. She also holds certificates as a Certified Public Manager and Facilitator from the State of Utah.
Christopher Katis is the Director of Corporate Communications. He joined UHIN in 2015, bringing with him over 25 years of marketing, communications and public relations experience. At UHIN, he oversees all internal and external communications.
Immediately prior to his tenure at UHIN, Christopher headed his own business communications consultancy, Alethia Consulting. He also served as Director of Communications at Valley Mental Health, and as a Vice President at Financial Dynamics, where his team received a Silver Anvil Award for their work launching a new-to-market blood glucose monitor.
A prolific writer, his work has appeared in UtahPulse, the LA Business Journal, and The Summit, AAHAM MountainWest’s newsletter. He has twice been recognized as “Best Columnist” by readers for his monthly parenting column. Christopher is a graduate of the University of Utah with two Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Russian, as well as an MA in International Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, a Middlebury graduate school.