Kathy Chorba’s background includes 20 years of telemedicine and health informatics experience, gathered from her previous roles at the Center for Connected Health Policy, the University of California Davis, in the Center for Health and Technology, and the Health Informatics Program.
Ms. Chorba was a founding member of the UC Davis Center for Health and Technology (CHT) Telemedicine Program, which began in 1996. She continued working with CHT until 2008. At that time she transitioned to the Health Informatics Program, which teaches the incorporation of information and patient care technologies as tools for the researcher, patient care provider, and general population.
As a member of the Telemedicine Program’s development team, Ms. Chorba played an active leadership role in clinic development, strategic visioning and the development process of new programs and joint ventures. She served as Instructor for the Center for Health and Technology’s Telemedicine Learning Center (TLC) from 1999 to 2008, and assumed the role of TLC Director from 2006 to 2008. As an invited guest speaker, Ms. Chorba has presented telemedicine topics at national and bi-national conferences throughout the United States.
Throughout Ms. Chorba’s history with the UC Davis Health System, she has acquired an extensive clinical operations background in primary care, rural health, and the delivery of specialty care. In her role as Telemedicine Operations Manager, Ms. Chorba has successfully implemented more than 30 UC Davis specialty clinics at more than 40 community hospitals and clinics throughout California. Ms. Chorba’s exposure to the diverse medical needs of California’s rural communities provides her with a wealth of knowledge regarding the challenges and successes of telemedicine.
Michael Martineau’s background includes over 15 years in the health care and insurance industry. Prior to joining CTRC, Michael worked for over 10 years as a Senior Product Development Consultant for the Anthem Blue Cross Telemedicine Network. His work there included; network site recruitment, development of marketing collateral, utilization reporting for multiple agencies, project management, physician training, subject matter expert for proposals, speaker at the annual Medicaid Managed Care Congress, and as a grant administrator for the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board (MRMIB) Telemedicine projects.
Prior to working in the medical insurance industry, Michael held positions as a Sales Director and Marketing Manager for some of the top medical device manufacturers in the U.S.
Nicole Quesada has been working in healthcare for over six years. For the last three years, Nicole has been the Director of Training and Outreach with California Telehealth Resource Center (CTRC), California’s HRSA designated Telehealth Resource Center. Nicole’s primary focus is coordinating CTRC’s training activities such as on-site trainings, regional implementation groups, telehealth coordinator workshops and statewide conference. She also manages and updates CTRC’s social media pages to promote telehealth awareness, upcoming trainings and events, as well as healthcare news as it relates to telemedicine.
Prior to joining CTRC, Nicole worked as the Training Coordinator for California Telehealth Network (CTN). She was responsible for managing and coordinating the UnitedHealthcare grant that provided over 65 on-site telemedicine trainings to rural healthcare providers within California. Prior to that, Nicole worked as the Leadership and Development Program Coordinator for DaVita Inc., a leading provider of kidney care in the United States. She assisted the Executive Director of the academic department which hosted multiple leadership and business workshops for continuing education for DaVita’s executive leaders and clinical staff.