Corporate Executives

Jorge Perez
CEO

Mr. Perez, is CEO of EmpowerHMS, a company whose home base is in Kansas City Missouri.  He is nationally recognized as a pioneer innovator in the management of rural and critical access hospitals.  Mr. Perez and his family are thetrue definition of an American success story.  Leaving behind all

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Ricardo J. Perez
Chief Operating Officer

Ricardo J. Perez is one of the Founders of EmpowerHIS and EmpowerHMS.  He is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Business Administration.  He has been in healthcare since 1991 beginning with Laboratory/Pathology Billing for West Gables Hospital and Victoria Hospital.  He has supervised billing operations for

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Michael Christensen
HMS- Hospital Network President

Michael Christensen is Senior Healthcare Executive with multiple years of experience in hospitals, clinic environments and world class complex health systems. Versatile, bilingual professional with management experience in fast paced environments ranging in size from small private projects to full scale multi-million dollar high profile corporate organizations. Seasoned leader

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Carlos Perez

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Santiago (Sandy) G. Piqué
Santiago (Sandy) G. Piqué

Mr. Piqué is CFO for the Empower Group, has responsibility for all financial matters for the Company, including Controllership, Treasury/Cash Management, Tax issues, Planning and Budgeting, Funding, Investor Relations and the onboarding and integration of new acquisitions. Prior to joining Empower he was VP-Finance and Administration of Flagstone Property Group

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JT Lander
Senior Vice President, Business Development

As Senior Vice-President, Mr. Lander oversees all aspects of acquisitions, strategic planning, and growth for the Empower Group, having managed the acquisition and or management of 19 hospitals, 28 clinics, and a rehab facility.  Mr. Lander oversees all negotiations and quality assurance from inception, formulation, adoption and implementation of

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Carolina Jarquin
Chief Compliance Officer

As Chief Compliance Officer for Empower Group, Ms. Jarquin is responsible for developing and implementing a compliance plan, internal policies and procedures and education and training of employees concerning compliance and privacy issues. Responsible for ensuring compliance of rules and regulations of regulatory agencies and making sure that policies

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Dylan Gauldin
Chief Legal Counsel

Dylan Gauldin serves as General Counsel for the EmpowerHMS portfolio of healthcare facilities; charged with leading the formulation, adoption, and implementation of every facet of the organization’s legal matters. In this capacity, Mr. Gauldin manages a cadre of contracted legal teams across the nation and he has quickly ramped

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James D. Noble
Director of Laboratory Development and Outreach

James Noble has spent the last twenty-four years in the Medical Laboratory Field during a flood of economic challenges and technological innovations. Over this time, James has seen a remarkable growth in the range and complexity of available tests and services, which is expected to continue. Mr. Noble firmly believes

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Jenni Upenieks
Vice President of Human Resources

Jenni Upenieks holds the position of Vice President of Human Resources, acting as caretaker of the well-being of all staff who work with EmpowerHMS. The dedicated efforts of Ms. Upenieks affects every stage of employment for the team of professionals within our organization. Functioning as an administrator, Ms. Upenieks

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