J.D., M.B.A., FACHE, Foundation President/ Senior Vice President of DFWHC
Kristin has worked in healthcare administration since leaving private law practice in 1997. Her work at the Foundation includes facilitating collaborative health improvement projects across the North Texas region and leading multiple state and federal contract and grant activities benefiting patients and the community. Ms. Tesmer is Immediate Past Chair of the Tarrant County American Cancer Society Advisory Board, and is a member of the United Way of Tarrant County’s Health Programming Board and Tarrant County Komen Board.
Senior Data Analyst
Stefanie joined the DFWHC Foundation in October 2016. She has over 15 years’ experience in the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Industries and 8 years in Healthcare Information Technology. Stefanie graduated with a B.S. in Political Science from Tarleton State University and she still maintains her Pharmacy Technician License.
Healthcare EDI Specialist
Marco Mack joined the DFWHC Foundation in June of 2013. She has over 11 years’ experience in the healthcare industry. She served eight years in the U.S. Army as a Wheel Vehicle Repairer. Marco has a B.S. in Health Care Administration with a concentration in Information Systems.
Director of Quality, BI, & Data Services
Theresa has more than 20 years’ experience in Healthcare Information Technology and Informatics. She has been a team member of the DFWHC Foundation since 2003. In addition to overseeing the data services offered by the Foundation, she also serves as the HIPAA Privacy Officer for the DFWHC where she participated in the implementation of all the policies and security.
Office & Events Coordinator
Lisé joined the DFWHC Foundation in September 2018. She has several years’ experience in community focused non-profits. In her role at the Foundation she supports all administrative efforts, the Foundation Board of Directors, and event coordination.
PhD, Director of Population and Public Health Research
Sushma has more than ten years of post-doctoral experience in research, management, and academia. Prior to DFWHC, she was at UC Berkeley, where her focus was on conducting, managing and supervising interventions and community based health research programs. She leads community research collaboratives and manages public health research initiatives of the DFWHC Foundation, striving for the ultimate goal of enhancing the quality of healthcare in the North Texas community.
Greg has worked for over 10 years with the VHA Group Purchasing Members to improve technology acquisition and utilization. Driving initiatives related to technology to improve efficiency, marketing, and championing specific technologies that improve the ability to better analyze data is his goal working for the Foundation.
MHA, RRT, Director of Quality & Patient Safety
Patti has over 28 years’ experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist and 25 years as a Cardiopulmonary Department Director at a local hospital. Patti graduated with her Masters in Healthcare Administration from Texas Woman’s University. Her commitment to patient safety and quality improvement led her to DFWHC Foundation to share her passion for patient safety and excellent quality care.
Workforce Center Director
Sally has been with the DFWHC Foundation for the past 8 years. Her extensive fund raising and project management experience brought her to the Council in 2003 to manage a grant that trained over 500 individuals in healthcare careers. In 2005, Sally became the Director of the Healthcare Workforce Center at the Foundation. Under her leadership, workforce related activities at the Council were consolidated and an Advisory Board was created.