Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Durkalski became CEO of Sendero Health Plans in September of 2014, after serving as COO since March of 2014. He originally joined Sendero as CFO in February 2012, and helped lead the company through the 2012 launch of its Texas STAR & CHIP products. Later he led the successful implementation of its Federal Marketplace IdealCare products. As COO, Mr. Durkalski repositioned Sendero’s presence in the community, supporting closer working relationships with providers, community partners, and area residents.
Sendero is a non-profit health plan started by Central Health, the Travis County Healthcare District, to coordinate healthcare coverage for those with need in the local community.
Prior to joining Sendero Health Plans, Mr. Durkalski was the Chief Financial Officer for Amerigroup in Austin and San Antonio. During his tenure, he delivered the best performance in the state against budgets and assisted in the turnaround of the lowest performing market in the company. Earlier at Amerigroup, he developed and implemented the company's first successful company-wide provider profiling program, which utilized quality, acuity, and financial data to improve evidence-based care delivery.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Ginés became CFO at Sendero Health Plans in September, 2014. He joined Sendero in July 2011, first as Medical Finance Director and then as Director of Finance and Informatics. He has over 10 years experience in finance, operations, analytics, and management.
Prior to coming to Sendero, Mr. Ginés was a Clinic Manager for the El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission where he managed the Clinic with a $2.5 million budget and 17 administrative and medical employees. He oversaw the clinic during a period of unprecedented growth, led the entire EHR implantation project, created performance metrics and dashboard for monitoring clinic quality and quantity, created and managed patient and financial data reports to provide daily, weekly, and monthly analysis and recommendations to internal and external stakeholders including the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, funders/investors, staff, and collaborating organizations. He trained as NextGen EMR Supervisor and database manager including payer contract database management, EMR troubleshooting, and was the clinic onsite IT liaison. He also trained on MIP Accounting software and was the accounting services backup for the entire 48-employee organization.
Mr. Gines’ prior experience also includes Director at Intercultural Center for Health and Wellness where he led overall business operations, developed a service package to enhance patient experience, managed the semiannual health fair projects for 3,000+ participants, prepared financial statements, negotiated pricing contracts with major vendors, and made strategy recommendations to the Board of Directors based on patient trends, ad hoc reports, etc. He has also previously served as a New Business Consultant with the Norsan Group and as a Community Outreach Coordinator Intern with Dia de la Mujer Latina, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia.
Mr. Ginés received a BBA in Management from Kennesaw State University – Michael J. Coles School of Business and an MBA in Management from Georgia University‘s Terry College of Business. He is certified in HER solutions by the American Health Information Management Association and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the National Society of Hispanic MBAs.
Rebecca Preston, M.D., J.D..
Chief Medical Officer
Rebecca Preston, M.D., J.D. has joined Sendero Health Plan as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Preston brings a diverse background and extensive leadership and operational experience in both health plan and provider organizations. Following graduation from the Texas A&M University College of Medicine, she completed a residency in pediatrics at Scott & White Memorial Hospital and in anesthesiology at the University of Utah, where she also attended law school. Most recently, Dr. Preston served as Physician Administrator at Heartland Regional Medical Center, and was previously Medical Director at Scott & White Health Plan.
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