About Information Technology

Meet Our Team

Seattle Children’s Information Technology (IT) department features about 35 teams and more than 450 staff members from diverse professional and educational backgrounds who use their expertise to better understand all aspects of the patient care experience and how IT plays a role in improving those experiences. These teams make up our platform and support service areas.

Our IT team is committed to providing innovative tools and services so providers, clinicians, researchers and support staff members can give hope, provide the best care and find cures for every child who needs us.

IT leaders include:


  • Zafar Chaudry, MD, senior vice president and chief information and digital officer
  • Jessica Bell, director of Clinical & Business Applications Training
  • Scott Bingham, senior director of Information Technology Operations
  • Rebecca Ford, director of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology
  • Gary Gooden, associate vice president and chief technology and security officer
  • Aaron Graves, director of Clinical Engineering, Applications and Devices
  • Ren Guardiano, sr. director of IT Strategic Business Services
  • Mike Larson, director of Partner Experience and Innovation
  • Robert Long IV, director of Enterprise Imaging
  • Kathleen Nguyen, director of Clinical Communications
  • Laurence Norton, director of Hospital Analytics
  • Sue Nyre, director of Patient Access and Revenue Cycle
  • Dan Robinet, sr. director of Clinical Information Systems
  • Carol Shade, director of Nursing Informatics, Training and Technology
  • Tina Smith, associate vice president and chief applications officer
  • Wendy Soethe, director of Analytics
  • Ryan Sousa, associate vice president and chief data officer
  • Suzanne Spencer, director of Clinical Analytics
  • Stacey Thornton, director of Business Applications
  • Jiby Varghese, director of Development Operations

Work for Seattle Children’s Information Technology

For information on working for Seattle Children’s Information Technology department, visit our Careers page.