Douglas Torre is the Director of information Technology for the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Foundation endeavors to strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the wellbeing of diverse and democratic societies.
Doug’s professional focus is on using technology to advance higher education and healthcare delivery systems.
In 2003, he created an organization to install technology in dozens of local schools and shelters. The first effort mobilized over 100 IT volunteers and resulted in successfully deploying new networks and computers all over Western New York State. This mission continues today via Ed Tech of WNY.
Previously, Torre was Chief Technology Officer for one of the largest healthcare systems in the country, the North Shore LIJ Health System, where he managed the infrastructure, technology and security organizations. At NSLIJ, he pioneered the use of service oriented architectures to develop electronic health information exchanges. This platform drives the transformation of the “billing centric” models of the past to strategic, “patient centric,” care management programs required to improve health and wellness today.
A healthcare industry veteran with 25 years of experience, Torre has served in a variety of roles from CIO to Nursing Assistant. He is passionate about the industry, but believes true disruption will come from outside traditional hospital delivery channels.
Mr. Torre has a B.S. degree from Canisius College, and received an M.B.A. from the University at Buffalo. He is long standing member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, as well as the New York CTO club.