Dallas/Fort Worth-Texas Chapter of HIMSS

Giving Back 

As part of DFW HIMSS mission to give back to our local healthcare community, the chapter has donated $10,000 to Texas Health Resources Mobile Health Program - Wellness for Life. Wellness for Life is a prevention and early detection program that brings a variety of cancer and heart disease screening services out into the community via dedicated mobile health units. The mobile health units are staffed by family nurse practitioners, registered nurses and other health professionals. The program provides access to many types of screening and early detection services, including:

  • Digital screen mammograms
  • Breast diagnostic procedures
  • Well-woman exams and cervical cancer screening
  • Colon cancer screening
  • Cardiovascular risk assessments

The Wellness for Life program serves a 6,400 square mile service area in the Dallas-Fort Worth.

January 17, 2020

Welcome to DFW HIMSS

President's Welcome

I would like to start out by expressing my gratitude and appreciation in being appointed to the role of President of the DFW HIMSS Chapter for this upcoming year. I am truly humbled. When I first got engaged with the Chapter about 6-7 years ago, I could not even have imagined all of the great experiences that the organization would provide for me in terms of the great people I have met and all that I have had the opportunity to learn over the years. I am committed to living up to the legacy of those that have come before me in this role.

While we look forward to the upcoming 2019/2020 Chapter Year, I want to take a moment to recognize all that we accomplished over the 2018/2019 Chapter Year. Our Programs group led by Joseph Painter did a great job of getting 3 Networking Events set up. One in July one in September and one in November. These are important to the Chapter because it provides an opportunity for our members to gather together and catch up on all that has been going on in a casual but productive environment. We were especially excited for the September event as that was held in Fort Worth and it had a great turnout of members from the west side of the Metroplex.

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2019 - 2020 Board of Directors:




Peter Ravalico


Joseph Painter

Past President

Nick Kagal

VP of AdvocacyLee Lavergne

VP of Finance

Nayan Patel

VP of Professional Development & Programs

Willie Johnson

VP of Communications

Ron Goodstein

VP of Membership

Greg Bertrand

VP of MarketingElaine Gustin

VP of Sponsorship

Tiffany Zbranek

Board Member Pro Tem

Presley Collins

Board Member Pro Tem

Tammy Phillips

Board Bios


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