URMC Appoints New Senior Information Technology Leaders


Lisa Nelson, PharmD BCPS, and James Forrester, MS

Two long-term Information Technology (IT) leaders have been appointed to University of Rochester Medical Center IT leadership roles. James Forrester, MS, has been named Associate Vice President of IT Technology and Chief Technology Officer, and Lisa Nelson, PharmD BCPS, has been named Associate Vice President of IT Applications and Chief Applications Officer. Working together, their combined 54 years of experience within the organization will ensure the enterprise-wide IT strategy integrates with organizational strategies for research, education, and patient care.

Nelson and Forrester took interim appointments in March 2020 to lead the IT organizations when the previous Chief Information Officer (CIO) left URMC.

“In the early months of the COVID pandemic, URMC needed strong IT leadership to get through incredibly tumultuous times,” said Adam Anolik, URMC’s Chief Financial Officer. “At that…

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