Chief Information Officer
Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Chani A. Cordero is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Carl R. Darnall Army Community Hospital a 151 bed medical center in Central Texas. She leads a team of 70 Information Technology Specialists in support of 4,000 staff members, serving a population of 104,000 enrolled beneficiaries. She provides strategic planning and serves as the principal advisor to the Chief Executive Officer on all matters related to information technology services.
LTC Cordero entered active duty in 2000 as a Second Lieutenant. Throughout her career as a Medical Service Corps Officer in the US Army, she has served in various leadership positions. LTC Cordero has worked in several operational and healthcare delivery roles in medical and executive management including four previous roles as a leader in Information Technology. She has served as a Chief Information Officer, a Director of Human Resources, and as a Director of Managed Care and Payer Operations. She deployed to Iraq and conducted health care operations during the initial invasion. LTC Cordero is the talent manager consultant for the US Army Medical Service Corps Officers who are dedicated to the Health IT career field.
LTC Chani Cordero is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), a Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CHCIO), Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM), Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS), holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and is an Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP). She received her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from St. Mary’s University, holds a Master of Education in Instructional Technology from Troy University along with a Master of Healthcare Administration from Baylor University. She is Level 3 certified in DAWIA Acquisition, Information Technology. In 2017, she was selected for the Army Medical Department Mercury Award, which is the Chief Information Officer of the Year. In 2018, Chani became a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit an inclusive organization that recognizes leaders that have had significant impact to the Army Medical Department. In 2018 Health Data Management listed LTC Cordero one of the 30 Rising Stars in Healthcare IT. Lastly, LTC Cordero was awarded the 2019 Regent’s Senior Healthcare Executive Leadership Award by the American College of Healthcare Executives and also the 2019 Regent at Large Diversity Award which is a recognition for individual contributions of enhancing diversity in healthcare management.