Before joining AOMA, Dr. Faria retired after 30 years as a healthcare executive/administrator. She spent 23 years with the Seton Healthcare Family in Austin. She served as COO/VP/Administrator for Seton Southwest Hospital, serving 17 years from the hospital’s opening until she retired on June 30, 2017. She received her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. Her dissertation research was in the area of organizational change. Dr. Faria has been involved in research in the area of human and organizational resilience and with Dr. Sheila Armitage presented findings at both SxSW and The Healthier Texas Summit.
Dr. Faria currently serves on several community advisory councils and not-for-profit boards. She is the board chair for the Austin Mayor’s Health and Fitness Council. Dr. Faria is also an accomplished age group distance runner, with local, national, and international age group race wins. She is also a triathlete. Teaches swimming to those fearful of water and was her age group winner in the 2016 Austin Fit Magazine’s Most Fit Competition.
A message from the President and CEO
It has been such a joy and honor to join the AOMA team! Everyone has been so kind and welcoming. I feel very blessed to work with such an outstanding group of individuals whose hearts are so clearly committed to the mission of transforming lives and communities through the highest quality integrated holistic care. It is most humbling to see AOMA faculty, students, and staff putting the AOMA mission and values into action in all they do. I look forward to all we will achieve together!