WellSpace Health Welcomes New IT and HR Leaders

Sacramento, Calif. (August 11, 2021) – Nancy Bui-Thompson and Bruce Patton have been named WellSpace Health’s new Chief Information Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer.


Nancy Bui-Thompson
WellSpace Health Chief Information Officer

Bui-Thompson joins WellSpace Health as the organization’s first Chief Information Officer after 20 years of providing strategic advisory services for technology and policy implementations to leading healthcare organizations like HealthNet/Centene, Sutter Health, Blue Shield of California, Delta Dental and the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).


At WellSpace Health Bui-Thompson will be responsible for all of the organization’s information technology including comprehensive clinical and business applications, technology innovation, and associated strategic planning. Bui-Thompson is well known in Sacramento as President of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Board of Directors and as one of the leads of the Del Paso Heights COVID Vaccination clinic that responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by opening free vaccination clinics in disadvantaged neighborhoods.


“Nancy has demonstrated her personal commitment to the neighbourhoods we serve and we are grateful that she will apply her considerable expertise to helping us achieve our mission,” said WellSpace Health CEO Dr. Jonathan Porteus. “Technology is an indispensable aspect of healthcare and her ability to help us excel will have immense benefits to the patients and clients we serve.”


Bruce Patton
WellSpace Health Chief Human Resources Officer

Patton is a seasoned human resources leader with a proven track record of building effective relationships to achieve operational outcomes through effective people processes. Patton previously served as a Director of Human Resources on the executive leadership team at CommonSpirit Health’s Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco. While there, Patton had a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as employee engagement and performance management. Patton’s career includes human resources roles at Kaiser Permanente, DHL, and Compass Group.


“Bruce’s core personal driver is his commitment to ‘uplift people’ and has a fundamental belief in each person’s potential, especially when they are given the right conditions in which to grow,” said Porteus. “His alignment with our mission and approach to service is remarkable and will pay dividends to my WellSpace Health colleagues for years to come.”


Bui-Thompson and Patton will both serve on the WellSpace Health Executive Team where, in addition to their individual areas of expertise, they will contribute to advancing the mission of “achieving regional health through high quality comprehensive care.”


WellSpace Health Executive Team

  • A. Jonathan Porteus, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer
  • Brenda Shipp, MBA, CHCO, Chief Operations Officer & Privacy Officer
  • Janine Bera, M.D., Chief Medical Officer
  • Chue Vang, Chief Financial Officer
  • Ben Avey, Chief Public Affairs Officer
  • Cordia Losh, MBA, Chief Strategy Officer
  • Nancy Bui-Thompson, Chief Information Officer
  • Bruce Patton, Chief Human Resources Officer

WellSpace Health is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community health center system that provides comprehensive medical, dental, behavioral health, and supportive services to more than 100,000 patients at 31 centers in Sacramento, Placer, and Amador counties. WellSpace Health is accredited by The Joint Commission for ambulatory care and behavioral health and certified as a Patient Centered Health Home and Behavioral Health Home.