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.


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.


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