December 19, 2022

San Diego Mesa College Foundation Board Member Aviva McPherron listed as one of the Top 25 Healthcare Technology CTOs of 2022

By Office of Communications


Originally published in The Healthcare Technology Report

November 20, 2022


The Healthcare Technology Report is pleased to announce The Top 25 Healthcare Technology CTOs of 2022. Chief Technology Officers are indispensable to the success of companies operating in the healthcare technology space. Not only do they oversee teams comprised of engineers, software developers, chemists, scientists and others, but they enable their management teams to pursue some of the most advanced technological visions, while setting the path for research & development and ultimately shepherding innovations from idea to market. The companies represented on this list deliver a variety of solutions, from software to medical devices to virtual care, but what they have in common is the backbone of revolutionary technology supporting them.


Aviva McPherron serves as Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of IT for NuVasive. NuVasive is committed to transforming surgery, advancing care, and changing lives through less invasive, procedurally integrated solutions. Since its inception in 1999, NuVasive has continually outperformed the market as the largest spine-focused company in the world. With more than $1 billion in revenues, NuVasive has approximately 2,600 employees and operates in more than 50 countries serving surgeons, hospitals, and patients.


McPherron started at NuVasive in 2011 as Senior Director of Business Solutions. She also currently serves as a board member for the San Diego Mesa College Foundation, Inc. Previously, she was Director of Operations for Tapestry Solutions Inc. (a Boeing Company), and before that, Senior Project Manager for College Loan Corp. She got her start as a software consultant for Trilogy in 1998. McPherron earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.


This year’s awardees represent some of the most innovative healthcare technology companies in the world, from pharmaceuticals to electrotherapy, digital therapeutics, immunotherapy, and many other specialties. Please join us in celebrating The Top 25 Healthcare Technology CTOs of 2022.


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About the San Diego Mesa College Foundation

The San Diego Mesa College Foundation exists to put a college education within reach for students who are working hard to build a better future. The San Diego Mesa College Foundation is dedicated to empowering students to reach their educational goals by increasing resources, raising funds, and creating friends and partnerships to support the mission of San Diego Mesa College. The vision of the San Diego Mesa Foundation is to transform lives by supporting the educational dreams of our students and the communities we serve. By investing in Mesa College and Mesa students, we can affect positive change in our community and transform lives.


About San Diego Mesa College

San Diego Mesa College is a fully accredited, comprehensive college committed to equity and excellence. We honor our diverse community of students, faculty, professional staff, and administrators who collaborate to foster scholarship, leadership, access, and innovation in an inclusive learning environment. By promoting student learning and achievement that leads to degrees and certificates, transfer, workforce training, and lifelong learning, we empower our students to reach their educational goals and shape their future. Among the largest community colleges in California, Mesa serves 25,000 students per year, 25% of whom are full-time. Mesa offers nearly 200 associate degree and certificate programs and is one of 15 California community colleges offering a four-year baccalaureate degree in Health Information Management. Mesa ranks as San Diego’s top transfer institution, is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and a Military Friendly School, serving nearly 2,500 veterans and their families.


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