Features Region: West

Larry Helms – Valley-Wide Health Systems

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In 1976, doctors founded Valley-Wide Health Systems with an objective to ensure rural Colorado communities had reliable access to quality health care. Forty-five years and one pandemic later, the nonprofit continues growing, impacting more than 33,000 Coloradans each year. Its technology department, led by Larry Helms, is one reason why. Case in point: an electronic […]

Christopher Ross – Clover Health

Est. reading time: 3 mins

They’re supposed to be the golden years, a time when folks can ease into retirement, pursue new passions or maybe see the places they’ve never visited. Those golden years can be quickly clouded by confusion over health insurance, though. Determining which plans are best, and how to fill coverage gaps in Medicare or Medicare Advantage […]

Rick Gehringer – Wedgewood LLC

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Once upon a time, it was home. The wall still bears pencil marks showing how tall the kids were, but the swing set in the backyard is a distant memory, though you can almost see where its poles pushed into the ground. In other words, you’ve inherited a home needing more TLC and money than […]

John To – Rhino Linings Corp.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When introducing technology to Rhino Linings Corp.’s business operations, IT Director John To says his ability mix tech and people keeps things covered. Now in his fourth year overseeing IT for the company known for its durable coatings, To has introduced widespread improvements. Those range from better infrastructure and customer relationship management software to telephony […]

Cortney Thompson – Lunavi

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In tech speak, it’s called a lift and shift—the moving of an existing application and data into cloud infrastructure with little or no redesign. It’s one of several options for companies that prefer not to maintain a data center. But there being no single approach to the cloud in general, a company might need the […]

Joe Carr – American Academy of Ophthalmology

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Founded in 1896, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology was the first organization of its kind in the U.S.—a professional medical association dedicated to eye, ear, nose and throat doctors. In 1979, the organization split into two entities: the American Academy of Otolaryngology and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Now known simply as the […]

Weldon Wu – Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When the COVID-19 pandemic started last year, the phones at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank wouldn’t stop ringing. People were worried about having enough food. According to a study from the University of Southern California, one in four residents in LA County have experienced food insecurity during the pandemic, compared to one in five […]

Joseph Pellissery – Wescom Credit Union

Est. reading time: 4 mins

While it’s rare that bears—yes, the animals—create sweeping changes in technology, that’s what’s happening at Wescom Credit Union in Southern California. The bears, specifically, are the UCLA Bruins, and an expanding partnership between Wescom and the university is a catalyst for improving how the credit union serves its members, says Senior Vice President and CIO Joseph Pellissery. When he chatted with Toggle in March, Pellissery had already […]

Mike Flynn – Studio71

Est. reading time: 3 mins

For the most part, people can post whatever they want on social media. Over the past several years, though, platforms have become less tolerant of violence and hate speech. In 2016, the issue became amplified when YouTube changed its policy around monetization and ads. That wasn’t without pushback, though, and when ads were only run […]

Kyle Brumbaugh – Redwood City School District

Est. reading time: 4 mins

During Kyle Brumbaugh’s first job teaching 9th grade geography at Capuchino High School in San Bruno, California, he noticed his students struggled to engage with the material. So he did something unusual for the time. Using grant money, Brumbaugh purchased “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego,” an educational video game including photos from National […]


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Summer I 2022



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