Wayne Manuel

Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief Security Officer

Wayne Manuel is Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief Security Officer.  He joined Avista in 2023. Previously, Mr. Manuel held the role of Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Information Officer at Valley Medical Center in Renton, WA, the largest nonprofit healthcare provider between Seattle and Tacoma. During the pandemic, Mr. Manuel designed and implemented near real-time COVID-19 Operational Dashboards and facilitated and instituted a plan to handle major surges in patient volumes. He also directed the implementation and operationalization of the hospital’s advanced cybersecurity team and framework. Beyond Information Technology, his responsibilities have also included Strategy, Human Resources, Marketing, Clinical (P&L) Operations, Research, Process Improvement, Project Management, and Change Management.

Before joining Valley Medical Center, Mr. Manuel held roles at The Cleveland Clinic, Providence Health & Services, and ConocoPhillips. He was born just outside of Houston, Texas, joined the U.S. Army as an engineer after high school graduation and served for six years in multiple geographies including Alaska. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from the University of Alaska-Anchorage and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston-Victoria.

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