Committed to Building a Better World

Our Team

Headshot Sanjeev Arora.

Sanjeev Arora, MD, MACP, FACG is the Director and Founder of Project ECHO. He is a Distinguished and Regents’ Professor of Medicine with tenure in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (UNMHSC).

Born in Nangal India, Dr. Arora was raised in a household of physicians which gave him a strong sense of responsibility to give back to his community and country from an early age. In 1980, he moved to New York and later Boston to study medicine and become a GI doctor.

As part of a distinguished career at UNMHSC, in 2003, Dr. Arora developed the ECHO model and founded Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) as a way to dramatically improve both capacity and access to specialty care for rural and underserved populations. 

Senior Leadership

Matt Bouchonville, MD, CDE
Associate Director

Elizabeth Clewett, PhD
Chief of Staff

Kyky Knowles, BA
Director of Replication

Justyna La Pay, BSc
Chief Technology Officer

Bruce Baird Struminger, MD, MA, FACP
Senior Associate Director

Karla Thornton, MD, MPH
Senior Associate Director

Lynn Waln, BS
Chief Administrative Officer

Nancy Hood
Director of Research and Evaluation

Benjamin Cloutier
Director of Communications, Marketing, and Outreach 

Affiliated Faculty

George Comerci, Jr., MD, FACP

Paulina Deming, PharmD, PhC

Daniel Duhigg, DO, MBA

Joanna Katzman, MD, MPSH

Michelle Iandiorio, MD

William K. Szaroletta, PE