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Jill C. Klar

CEO for UNM Medical Group

Jill Klar, Vice Preseident and Chief Operating Officer, UNMMG

Klar has nearly 20 years of leadership experience as a healthcare executive within a variety of settings: physician practice, business and clinical operations, business strategy, contracting, human resources, government relations, communications and marketing, compliance, health plan operations and health plan network management. A strategic and goal-oriented leader who encourages growth from fellow employees, she has proven success in managing multiple projects within diverse and complex environments.

Klar joined the UNM Health Sciences Center in January 2016 in her current position, assuming oversight of Revenue Cycle Operations, IT, Human Resources, Communications and Marketing, Facilities, and the Center for Telehealth Services. She came to UNM from ABQ Health Partners, where she served as Chief Operating Officer. During her tenure there, she was a member of the team that transformed an unprofitable large multispecialty medical group into a prosperous, independent, multispecialty practice owned and led by physicians.

Klar earned her bachelor’s degree from UNM and is a Lobo and New Mexican at heart. She has served on the Lobo Club Board and is an American Heart Association Circle of Red founder and is still actively serving with the American Heart Association. She was recently honored as an Albuquerque Business First Woman of Influence and serves as a Bizwomen mentor.

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