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.


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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