Sarah Richardson is a transformative, inspirational and results-driven business and technology executive who operates within large-scale healthcare and hospitality environments. She attains aggressive goals, catalyzes change and advances sustainability by designing and executing high performance-based strategies, cultivating top-tier talent, infusing expectations and accountabilities, instilling customer-centric practices and forging collaborative cultures.

Sarah is one of those people who ‘gets things done’ and has a penchant for bringing out the best in people. With an enthusiastic and genuinely friendly attitude, Sarah radiates a sincere passion for delivering value and benefits to the teams she leads and serves. She has built award-winning teams and has been recognized by The Kansas City Business Journal as a ‘Woman Who Means Business’, a “Next Gen Leader’, and a ‘Rising Star’ by KC Business Magazine.

With a B.S. in Hospitality Administration and a Master’s in Business, Sarah spent six years in the hotel and casino industry in Las Vegas, NV, before making the purposeful decision that she could create more meaningful results for more people if she moved into the healthcare industry. Her first 5 years in healthcare began as an IT Administrator at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, NV, where she then began her ten-year career with HCA (Hospital Corporation of America).

Promoted three times in her ten-year tenure with HCA, culminating in a Division CIO position, Sarah’s contributions centered on leading the development and delivery of IT in a shared service model along with scalable operational programs and improvement activities. She is most proud that her work focused on building long-lasting, loyal relationships across the continuum, resulting in collaborative strategies to meet project delivery needs, productivity gains, and the use of technology to advance patient care resulting in better outcomes. Her ability to coordinate teams of technology experts, strategic business partners, physicians, and clinicians, has enabled her to repeatedly deliver programs, services, and tailored solutions in the healthcare setting.

Currently, Sarah serves as the California Market CIO for DaVita Medical Group in El Segundo, CA. Since 1992, HealthCare Partners has been committed to developing innovative models of healthcare delivery that improve their patients’ quality of life while containing healthcare costs. Their strength is in their steadfast commitment to their guiding principle of coordinated care. Their physicians strive daily to bring the benefits of coordinated care to more than 600,000 managed care patients in California, who represent the diversity of cultures, socioeconomic groups, ages, and health statuses in the communities they serve.

An active member of CHIME as a Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) and current Vice President of Marketing & Communications for the Southern California chapter of HIMSS, Sarah regularly publishes industry relevant content on her website at  She also volunteers her time as a board member with the Children’s Bureau and is currently enrolled at UCLA Extension, seeking a certification in Healthcare Management. She is an avid scuba diver and scuba diving instructor with a passion for conservation