LCF Research and NMHIC Executive Leadership



Thomas East, PhD, CEO/CIO
Thomas D. East, Ph.D. is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for NMHIC/ LCF Research.  LCF Research operates the New Mexico Health Information Collaborative which is the NM state designated health information exchange.   Dr. East has over 30 years of experience in health information technology.  17 of these in executive information technology leadership in four healthcare systems in Utah, Alaska, Illinois and New York with a strong background in pulmonary medicine and critical care, strategic planning, program/project management, resource management, adoption of best practices, and innovative technology to support rural healthcare.




Terri Stewart, MS HCA, MT (ASCP), Chief Administrative Officer
Terri Stewart has over 30 years working in diverse health care settings. 25 of these years have been working with complex statewide not for profit healthcare related organizations in the State of New Mexico. Ms. Stewart has held executive leadership positions with clinical laboratory organizations, oncology cancer research networks and in the physician practice setting. As the CAO, Ms. Stewart is responsible for Finance, Human Resources, Administration, Marketing, Business Development and Outreach.




Dale Alverson, MD, CMIO
Dr. Alverson is Professor Emeritus and Regents’ Professor at the University of New Mexico where he is the Medical Director of the Center for Telehealth involved in the planning, implementation, research and evaluation of Telemedicine systems for New Mexico, nationally and internationally. He is also the Chief Medical Informatics Officer at LCF Research assisting in their efforts to address the development and meaningful use of health information exchange, adoption of electronic health records, and integration with telemedicine. He is a Past President of the American Telemedicine Association and involved in collaborative international Telehealth projects to advance Telemedicine and eHealth globally.