Like any successful company, great leadership and vision allows AREA to achieve its mission year after year.

Todd Sandman

Presbyterian Healthcare Services


Todd Sandman is senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Presbyterian Healthcare Services, a private, not-for-profit, integrated healthcare system in New Mexico and the state’s largest provider of healthcare.

In his role, Mr. Sandman oversees the organization’s annual strategic planning cycle, marketing, communications, public relations, public policy advocacy, and data and analytics, and plays a key role in business and market development. He frequently presents across the country on the success of Presbyterian’s integrated model. He has worked in healthcare for more than two decades and joined Presbyterian in 2001. Previously, he worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., as a deputy press secretary for a U.S. senator, press secretary for a U.S. congressman and on federal political campaigns.

Mr. Sandman has held board positions for several community organizations and currently sits on the board of directors of Albuquerque Economic Development and chairs the New Mexico Ethics in Business Award Selection Committee.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in political communications from George Washington University and a Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University.

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