Executive team


Jack Towsley – President, New Mexico Region
Jack Towsley serves as the New Mexico Region President. His focus is on improving community access to primary care and driving growth in the region by supporting the New Mexico senior leadership team. Towsley brings to Optum more than 25 years of experience as a health care executive. He is nationally recognized for his diverse experiences as a senior leader on all sides of health care (payors, physicians, hospitals, and an integrated system) and his passionate advocacy for the successful transition to value based care.

Towsley earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Johns Hopkins University in Maryland and a Master of Public Policy and Master of Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992. Jack and his family enjoy time together and the Albuquerque quality of life.


Ryan Tyner, MD, FACS, Chief Medical Officer

Prior to joining Optum, Dr. Ryan Tyner was an advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgical attending physician at Brooke Army Medical Center, where he served as the Director and Officer in Charge of the center’s Breast Cancer Center.  He also practiced at The University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio and the San Antonio Military Medical Center.

Dr. Tyner earned his Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude, in Chemistry from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and his medical degree, with honors, at New York Medical College in Valhalla.  He completed his post-graduate residency at Wilford Hall, where he became board certified in General Surgery.  From there, Dr. Tyner went on to complete specialized training in minimally invasive and Bariatric surgery, and was subsequently elected as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).  Dr. Tyner’s professional associations include the American Medical Association and the American College of Surgeons.  He has also earned the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Oak Leaf, and the NATO Service Medal with Oak Leaf with the United States Military, following two tours of duty in Afghanistan.

Dr. Tyner continues to practice minimally invasive surgery with the Optum General and Bariatric Surgery Department.  He believes that in order to provide clinical leadership as the organization’s Chief Medical Officer, he must stay closely connected to the work that our doctors do every day.  He brings to the administrative team a wealth of knowledge and expertise in his clinical field, applying that in the business setting to continue the advancement and improvement of healthcare for the people of New Mexico.

Dr. Tyner is a New Mexico native and is passionate about helping his community.  In his free time, he enjoys cooking and spending time with his wife and their four fur kids.


Lorna Bomgaars, CPA, Chief Financial Officer

Bomgaars serves as Chief Financial Officer for Optum New Mexico.  Her passion for wellness and preventive care drives her love of healthcare.  As a member of the executive leadership team, Bomgaars is responsible for developing and implementing financial strategies, operating and capital budgets, and financial reporting and internal controls that support the overall mission of the organization--affordable, high-quality care.

Bomgaars brings more than 25 years of financial, accounting, corporate development, and leadership experience to the team.  Prior to joining Optum, she held progressive leadership roles at Crossroads Consulting Partners, Rio Tinto, UnitedGlobalCom, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.  She holds undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Accounting & Management Information Systems.

In her free time, Bomgaars enjoys hiking and camping with her husband and their four children.  They also enjoy cheering their kids on at their various sports activities.


Bindu Purushothaman – Chief Information Officer
Bindu Purushothaman is Chief Information Officer (CIO), and she brings to Optum over 20 years of experience in information technology. She oversees the IT team as well as the Medical Records team. She is passionate about healthcare and believes that technology has a crucial role in transforming today’s healthcare delivery model, meeting the demands of today’s tech savvy consumers, while improving the quality of care. As a part of the Optum national leadership team, Purushothaman plays a central role in the medical group’s national technology strategy and innovation efforts.

Purushothaman has a Bachelor of Electronics Engineering degree, and a Master’s in Computer Science. She also currently serves as Treasurer on the New Mexico Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Board of Directors.


Dr. Michael Bergeron, Senior Medical Director

Dr. Bergeron has over 25 years of experience in the practice of Family Medicine.  He is also an experienced leader in the transformation of healthcare, and is passionate about improving not only the patient's quality of care, but their overall experience as well.  He wants patients to feel more connectedness with their doctors and care teams, and he wants them to have the timely access to care that they deserve.

Dr. Bergeron earned his Bachelor's degree, Cum Laude, in Biology from St. Michael's College in Burlington, Vermont and his Medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire.  He went on to complete his post-graduate residency at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine.  Dr. Bergeron is board certified in Family Medicine and also holds an Executive MBA in Healthcare from Brandeis University in Massachusetts.  Dr. Bergeron's professional associations include, the American Association of Family Practice, and he is active on the Board of the Greater Albuquerque Medical Association.

In addition to being part of the senior leadership team, Dr. Bergeron continues to practice Family Medicine alongside his colleagues at Optum.  He understands that the best way to improve healthcare for patients and doctors is to live it.  In his free time, Dr. Bergeron enjoys hiking, skiing, and other outdoor activities.  His hobbies include classic cars and woodworking.


John Good, MD, FAAP - Medical Director

Dr. Good has been with the group for over 18 years, first as a practicing Pediatrician, and more recently as a Medical Director over Pediatrics and Primary Care.  As a Medical Director, Good partners closely with our Patient Experience Sr. Director to help enhance the overall patient experience.  Good consistently receives top accolades from his patients' families, and he takes pride in helping his colleagues to achieve the same.

After graduating from both medical school and residency from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Good worked as a General Pediatrician with St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe for almost 5 years.  Good is a board certified Pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  He is still a practicing Pediatrician at Optum's Rio Rancho clinic, and is quite popular with his patients.  Good has also worked in Clinical Research at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and is a contributing author to The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult.  Prior to entering the field of medicine, he studied Art History at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Good and his wife are the proud parents of 4 children.  Most of their free time is taken up with their kids' many different activities and interests, but they wouldn't have it any other way!  Any time they have left over is spent resting and enjoying each other's company.


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