Executive Director of the Center for Connected Health Policy.
Mario Gutierrez serves as the executive director of the Center for Connected Health Policy, a nonprofit organization working to advance the use of telehealth technologies to improve health outcomes, care delivery, and reduce health care costs through improvements in public policy. In 2012, the Center was selected by the federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (HRSA) to serve as the National Telehealth Policy Resource Center. In this role CCHP monitors federal and state legislation and advances telehealth policy solutions to improve health and health care systems. Mr. Gutierrez is widely recognized as one of the nation’s foremost experts in telehealth health policy. Prior to joining CCHP, Mr. Gutierrez was a Senior Program Director for The California Endowment, one of the largest private health foundations in the country. Mr. Gutierrez led the foundation’s $20 million investment in telehealth deployment throughout California, and served as their lead person for Rural Health Programs and Policy. In addition to being the Chairperson of the RUPRI Rural Human Services Panel, Mr.Gutierrez serves as Vice-Chairman of Farmworker Justice, Inc., a D.C.-based non-profit that defends the health and human rights of farmworkers throughout the country, and is a board member of OCHIN, Inc., a national non-profit providing technical assistance and support to community-based health centers to incorporate electronic medical records and health information systems.