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Office of Information Technology (OIT)

(916) 930-3981 + Extension

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) staff at Indian Health Service California Area Office, provide technical support to Tribal & Urban Indian health programs, and IHS facilities in California.

CAO Helpdesk

To request assistance with RPMS, EHR, BPRM, BMW, Vista Imaging, telecommunications, IT security, etc.:

  1. Submit a ticket in the CAO Site Manager's Portal
  2. Email the distribution list
  3. Call (800) 742-1665 or (916) 930-3981 x353

Office of the Associate Director

Robert Gemmell, BA, MSIM, Associate Director, Area Chief Information Officer (Extension 326) (
Kelly Stephenson, BBA, Deputy Associate Director, Area Telecommunications Liaison (Extension 330) (

IT Specialists

Toni Johnson, BA, Area Business Office Coordinator, PRC Officer (Extension 354) (
Gary Mosier, RPMS Database Administrator (Extension 329) (
Reese Weber, Information Systems Security Officer (Extension 307) (
Michelle Martinez, RPMS Support (Extension 358) (
Marcella Begaye, RPMS Support (Extension 320) (
Stephen Thibodeau, Clinical Applications (Extension 353) (
Edna Johnson, (Extension 324) (
Ron Byers, System Administrator (Extension 370) (
Natalie Klier, Area EHR CAC (Extension 359) (
Marvin Becenti, So. Cal. YRTC (951-708-4037) (

  • Area website management
  • Business office coordination
  • E-mail system maintenance and support (Federal)
  • EHR Management and support of Clinical Applications
  • Information security
  • RPMS data reporting
  • RPMS software and patch updates
  • RPMS training and technical assistance
  • Database administration
  • Statistical computer research
  • Telemedicine coordination
  • Third party billing coordination
  • WAN and LAN system support