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Betty DeLargy is the current Chair of the Sendero Board of Directors. She is an attorney with the law firm Mitchell Williams, P.L.L.C. Her insurance experience includes commercial life and health insurance, including the Affordable Care Act and alternative products, Medicare and Medicaid and self-funded employee benefit plans of ERISA employers and political subdivisions.
She represents insurers and plans on a diversity of regulatory issues, including financial transactions and disciplinary issues. She was the general counsel of the Texas Health Insurance Pool, the Texas alternative coverage for medically uninsurable individuals, from the Pool’s beginning in 1998 until the Pool terminated in 2014.
Ms. DeLargy received her undergraduate and law degrees from Vanderbilt University.
Charles E. Bell, M.D, M.S. is currently semi-retired and works part-time with a number of clients on medical and health policy issues.
He served as the President of the Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute in Dallas, Texas from January 2013 to March 2016. He served as Deputy Executive Commissioner at Texas Health and Human Services Commission from March 2003 to August 2011. During his career in state service he has served as the Interim Commissioner of the Department of State Health Services in 2006 and as the Interim Commissioner of the Texas Department of Health in 2001.
He has also held the following positions: Executive Deputy Commissioner of the Texas Department of Health (TDH); Regional Medical Director of TDH Public Health Region 1 in Lubbock, Texas; Chief of the Bureau of HIV and Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention; and Medical Director of the Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic at the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District.
Dr. Bell received his undergraduate degree for the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas, his medical degree from UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, completed a one-year residency in Internal Medicine at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, and received his master’s degree in healthcare administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Bell is a native Texan born in Port Arthur, Texas.
Amit Motwani’s executive leadership spans the arenas of strategy, operations, technology, and analytics. He came to Austin 25 years ago to attend The University of Texas at Austin and later joined the software startup team of CTK (now Social Solutions Global), where he served as chief technology officer. Motwani led the launch of CTK’s United Kingdom branch in London and later returned to Austin, where he began his journey in nonprofit direct services with an early focus on adult literacy. In Austin, he launched a 15-year professional trajectory bridging a hands-on understanding of human service programming with a commercially data-driven executive mindset.
Amit currently serves as chief executive officer for the Rupani Foundation, an organization improving children’s school readiness and empowering marginalized communities in South Asia, Central Asia, and the United States. Prior to this role, Amit was the chief operating officer at El Buen Samaritano, an outreach ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. Earlier in his career, he was the chief information officer at United Way for Greater Austin, where he helped transform the organization’s approach to data and analytics. There, he also led the creation of Austin’s “2-Gen” Coalition, uniting public and private funders and service providers around the same table to improve economic and social mobility. Motwani served as lead adviser to the United Way and Dr. Chris King’s Policy Research Project cohort on related anti-poverty strategies at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.
Motwani is passionate about civil rights and universal, equitable access to basic needs for all, and his commitment is reflected in his extensive service on nonprofit, commercial, and municipal boards and commissions.
Mr. Garza has served on the Sendero Board of Directors since January 2014. He served as the Vice President of Finance and Development for Central Health and is currently serving as Director of Finance in which capacity he is leading the master planning project for the reuse/redevelopment of the Central Health Brackenridge Campus.
Mr. Garza was formerly the president of Advance Technology Initiatives for NRG Energy, where he supported NRG Energy’s Advanced and Alternative Power projects in Texas. Prior to this position, Mr. Garza was general manager of Pedernales Electric Cooperative, Inc., general manager of Austin Energy, and city manager for the City of Corpus Christi.
Additionally, Juan completed a tour of duty in Vietnam and has earned a B.S. in Mathematics and an MBA from Loyola University. Mr. Garza calls Cotulla, Texas his hometown, but was raised in several parts of the Midwest and the Southwest.
Jeff Knodel originally came to Central Health as the Regional Healthcare Partnership Director, directing Central Health’s role as the anchor entity for Regional Health Partnership 7 of the 1115 Medicaid Waiver in Texas.
Previously, Mr. Knodel was Deputy Chief Financial Officer for the City of Austin, where he held various positions over 25 years, including serving as the Deputy Controller and Controller for the City. Among other projects, he headed the wind-down of operations at the then city-owned and operated Brackenridge Hospital, prior to its transition to Central Health in 2004.
Jeff graduated from Southwest Texas State with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and has been a Certified Public Accountant for more than 22 years.
Molly Hahn is a Senior Project Manager with Public Consulting Group (PCG), where she works with Medicaid agencies and other public health care providers across the country on cost allocation and federal claiming efforts. In addition to earning a Six Sigma Green Belt in operations management, she is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Prior to PCG, Molly managed corporate volunteer engagements at United Way for Greater Austin, including coordinating city-wide Days of Service for thousands of volunteers annually and leading service-learning programs for youth volunteers.
Ms. Hahn was a member of Central Health’s Community Health Champions Class of 2020 as well as Leadership Austin’s Emerge class of 2019. Ms. Hahn received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from DePaul University and her Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at University of Texas at Austin. Molly is a former foster parent and long-time volunteer with the Girls Scouts Beyond Bars program who is passionate about improving the well-being of children in her community.
Jerold McDonald is an executive with transformational leadership experience in many of America’s preeminent health systems, consulting & healthcare technology. His expertise spans operations, strategy, process improvement, product, change management, and scaling impact.
Jerold currently serves as the Co-Founder + CEO of Omaiven Health, an intelligent automation company that supports clinics overwhelmed by staffing, burnout, and access challenges.
His deep connection with Austin and passion for the community started 20 years ago, as a student at The University of Texas at Austin, where he earned bachelor’s degrees. He later received a master’s degree from Trinity University’s Health Care Administration program.
Jerold is an active speaker and community member serving as a Board Director for corporations & community organizations advancing maternal health and the pursuit of a world without HIV/AIDS, where he brings a passion and skill set focused on driving humanity and greater access for all.
Motivated by his commitment to community and public service, Mike Geeslin began his appointment as the President and CEO of Central Health, the Travis County Healthcare District, in May 2017. A skilled leader in strategic planning and organizational alignment, Mike’s experience includes more than 20 years of legislative, executive branch and association leadership roles. He has a strong background in building collaborative stakeholder relationships and creating effective outreach campaigns to build community partnership. Throughout his career, he has developed a deep understanding of fiscal management and budgeting, with the ability to control costs and invest in strategic initiatives for the good of the organization.
Prior to his appointment at Central Health, Mike served as Executive Director for the Texas Dental Association in Austin, Texas from 2014. There he provided management and administrative services for affiliated for-profit and charity subsidiaries, each governed by a separate board of directors. From 2005 – 2011, Mike served as the Commissioner of Insurance, Texas Department of Insurance. During his tenure, the Department implemented the early provisions of the Federal Affordable Care Act in Texas and new regulatory initiatives. Mike helped in the creation of Healthy Texas, a small employer health program helping the uninsured. After serving as the Commissioner of Insurance, Mike served on the board of Sendero Health Plans, in partnership with Central Health. His roles demonstrate his knowledge and ability to provide strong business outcomes, effective communications with public stakeholders and provide greater access to care.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts in speech communications from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He lives in Austin with his family.
McKenzie Frazier, M.H.S.A., M.L.S., CFE, CPCO is Central Health’s Vice President of Compliance & Compliance Officer.
Prior to joining Central Health, McKenzie served as the Director of Compliance & Privacy Officer for People’s Community Clinic, and prior to that, as the Vice President of Corporate Compliance and Quality & Privacy Officer for a national peer recovery support services provider. On prior, McKenzie served as the Director of Compliance for ValueOptions of California, the largest privately held behavioral health company, and as the Director of Compliance & Program Integrity and the National Director of Corporate Compliance for Beacon Health Options in which he oversaw the company’s Medicaid and Commercial programs’ compliance activities. McKenzie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources from the University of Southern Mississippi, a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration from Mississippi College, and a Master’s degree in Legal Studies in Healthcare Law from the University of Oklahoma’s College of Law.
Additionally, McKenzie is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certified by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). Also, he is a Certified Professional Compliance Officer (CPCO) certified by the AAPC, and a member of the AAPC.