Marc Probst
Vice President and Chief Information Officer

marc-probst-headshot Marc has been a leader in Information Technology and Healthcare services for nearly 30 years. Prior to Intermountain, Marc was a Partner with Deloitte Consulting. He has also served as the Chief Information Officer for the nation’s largest Third Party Administrator (TPA) and as a Partner for Ernst & Young. Marc is experienced in all aspects of information technology, including planning, design, development, deployment, and operation. Additionally, Marc serves on the Federal Health Information Technology Policy Committee, which assists in developing HIT Policy for the U.S. Government.

Marc’s key competencies include systems design and implementation, strategic planning, system consolidation, and project management. His major focus has been in health care, managed care, eCommerce, and healthcare payor services.

Frederick Holston
Executive Director & Chief Technology Officer

fred-holston-headshot Frederick is responsible for the direction and oversight of Intermountain Healthcare’s information systems architecture. He provides strategic direction for effective data management beyond storage and systems, allowing for efficient flow of information between Intermountain’s 2,500 applications and two electronic medical records. As Intermountain’s chief technology architect, Frederick was responsible for managing the data centers, systems, and storage that support more than 34,000 employees across Intermountain’s service areas. Frederick is also engaged in several efforts for storing unstructured data for use in strategic analytical and marketing purposes.

At the Transformation Lab, Frederick is responsible for a team focused on working with clinicians to identify opportunities and answers to improve healthcare using solutions created in the lab.

Katherina Holzhauser
I.S. Commercialization Vice President

katherina-holzhauser-headshot“I have a constant need for achievement where every day begins at zero,” says Katherina Holzhauser, I.S. Commercialization Assistant Vice President. She believes this drive comes from her start in America as an immigrant with only two suitcases between her and her parents.

After working as a Chief Information Officer, Director of Financial Planning, Vice President of HIM Development and Marketing, and then starting her own consulting business, Katherina came to Intermountain in 2013. The Transformation Lab affords her an opportunity to witness innovative ideas for addressing patient needs and improving healing experiences. In addition to her work at Intermountain, Katherina sits on the board of the Utah Chapter of the Health Information Management Systems Society (UHIMSS) as the Student Liaison Co-Chair.

Suzanne Winters, Ph.D.
Director, Healthcare Transformation Lab

suzanne-winters-headshotDr. Winters spent the first half of her career in the research and development of artificial organs and medical devices, such as the Jarvik 7 Total Artificial Heart, an implantable artificial lung, the IVOX, and several other medical devices and diagnostics. Her primary responsibilities were in product development and moving technology from the research bench into marketable medical products.

She served for eight years as the Utah State Science Advisor under the Leavitt administration, working at the intersection of science and public policy. During her tenure, significant issues facing the state, such as the destruction of stored chemical munitions, transportation of spent nuclear fuel rods, and electro-magnetic radiation, benefited from her input and leadership. She previously served as a Director of the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR) and the Executive Director for the BioInnovations Gateway (BiG), a new model life science workforce training and business incubator.

She currently serves as the Utah Life Science Cluster Director in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, working to build a strong, vibrant, and sustainable life science-based industry cluster in Utah.

Wesley Valdes, D.O.
Medical Director, TeleHealth Services

wesley-valdez-headshot Wesley N. Valdes, D.O. is the medical director for TeleHealth Services for Intermountain Healthcare. He is responsible for overseeing the system-wide TeleHealth strategy and defining how TeleHealth technology will support the shared accountability initiative at Intermountain.

He is an internal medicine physician who completed the world’s first clinical fellowship in wound care, which he practiced for several years in Chicago. He has worked with Advocate Healthcare, Sisters of St. Francis, and University of Illinois Hospital Systems supporting various clinical integration, quality improvement, and supply chain initiatives. Prior to coming to Intermountain, Dr. Valdes was the medical director for TeleHealth Services at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He also chaired the NIH CTSA TSIG for TeleHealth, Telemedicine, and mHealth, which is a group that he co-founded.

Lonnie Buchanan
Director, Enterprise Architecture

lonnie-buchanan-headshot Lonnie ensures that Intermountain’s architecture aligns with strategic direction and that Intermountain’s I.S. assets are overseen in a standard and collaborative fashion across the organization. Lonnie is keenly aware of the industry's exponential change of pace and works diligently to give Intermountain an agile, well-designed, and adaptable enterprise architecture that brings business need and technology together at the optimal point. Lonnie’s architecture efforts require that he maintain an understanding of the intricate aspects of I.S. in the organization, including software development, data management, operational infrastructure, and support needs.

Lonnie also leads the TeleHealth development team for Intermountain. His work with the TeleHealth team addresses the need to increase patient-to-provider and provider-to-provider interaction through telecommunications technologies.

Billy Prows
Manager, Healthcare Transformation Lab

billy-prows-headshot Before joining the Transformation Lab, Billy worked as an Enterprise Solutions Systems Architect. In that role, he worked on patient-critical projects, like bar-coded medication administration, as well as infrastructure projects, like the development of an enterprise deployment and inventory architecture.

Billy has seen technology from several vantage points within Intermountain. He started as an intern, moved to frontline support technician, and then architected an enterprise-wide document imaging solution. Though Billy has worked with the full range of Intermountain’s hardware—from telephones to servers—his specialty is mobile technology.

The core values of Intermountain are akin to Billy’s own community oriented life view and, for that reason, his favorite things about Intermountain are the incredibly smart, world-class individuals he's worked with over the years. He is passionate about listening to these people and learning from them. Billy firmly believes that asking the tough questions gets the right answers for our patients