100 hospital and health system CFOs to know | 2019

Becker's Healthcare is pleased to recognize 106 hospital and health system CFOs to know.

The individuals featured on this list lead financial departments for large health systems as well as small community hospitals. Many play an integral role in their organization's strategic planning, growth and transactions; they have also been recognized by their peers and serve on the board of directors for community organizations.

Becker's Hospital Review accepted nominations and developed this list based on an editorial review process. Members of this list do not pay and cannot pay for inclusion. Contact Laura Dyrda at ldyrda@beckershealthcare.com with questions or comments on this list.

CFOs are listed in alphabetical order.

Michael Allen. CFO of OSF HealthCare (Peoria, Ill). Mr. Allen joined the innovative Catholic health care system in September of 2015. He has more than 30 years of experience in business and the health care industry, including eight years in public accounting and 18 years serving as a CFO for health systems. Mr. Allen has been a volunteer leader for the Healthcare Financial Management Association for over 20 years, including serving on the HFMA national board of directors. Mr. Allen is chair of the association for 2019-2020.

Clint Adams. Executive Vice President and CFO of Ardent Health Services (Nashville, Tenn.). Mr. Adams joined Ardent Health Services in 2003 after spending time as an audit senior manager for Ernst & Young, where he managed audit engagements for SEC healthcare and technology companies. Since then, he has built the accounting infrastructure for the health system and lead financial operations for its hospitals. Mr. Adams also has experience as controller for PathGroup and is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Rhonda Anderson. Senior Vice President and CFO of Ascension Healthcare, a division of Ascension (St. Louis). As senior vice president and CFO of Ascension Healthcare, Ms. Anderson oversees strategic and operational leadership for the 151-hospital health system. Ascension has more than 2,600 sites of care in 21 states and 156,000 associates. She has past experience as president of Columbia St. Mary's Business Development Division, where she also served as CFO.

Jill Batty. CFO of Cambridge (Mass.) Health Alliance. Ms. Batty joined Cambridge Health Alliance as CFO in 2014 after spending time as senior vice president of finance and CFO of Cheshire Medical Center / Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Keene, N.H. Her 20-plus years of experience in leadership molded her background in transitioning organizations from fee-for-service to population health management and navigating reimbursement shifts while generating significant operating margin improvements. Ms. Batty is a fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and has experience as a strategist, healthcare consultant and financial executive.

Chris Bergman. Vice President and CFO of Dayton (Ohio) Children's Hospital. As the vice president and CFO of Dayton Children's Hospital, Mr. Bergman oversees accounting, accounts payable, payroll and revenue cycle processes. He is also responsible for risk management, medical records, corporate compliance and supply chain. He has spent more than 35 years of his career in healthcare, previously serving as vice president and CFO of Cincinnati-based Christ Hospital and CFO of Sparrow Health System in Lansing, Mich.

Laurie Beyer. CFO of GBMC HealthCare (Towson, Md.). Ms. Beyer joined CBMC HealthCare in 2017 after spending 25 years in executive roles. She most recently spent 11 years as senior vice president and CFO of Union Hospital of Cecil County where she developed finance and revenue cycle teams as well as converted the organization's patient revenue system. Ms. Beyer also has experience leading an EMR implementation and spent time as corporate controller of St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore.

Venkat Bhamidipati. Executive Vice President and CFO of Providence St. Joseph Health (Renton, Wash.). Mr. Bhamidipati left Microsoft to join Providence St. Joseph Health as executive vice president and CFO in July 2017. He oversees finance, revenue diversification, accounting, tax and reimbursement, and functions such as supply chain and revenue cycle. He is responsible for maintaining financial and compliance integrity as well as assisting in the health system's investments. While at Microsoft, Mr. Bhamidipati was the managing director for business development and growth strategy, and previously served as Microsoft's CFO of operations and technology.

Ben Bontrager. CFO of Goshen (Ind.) Health. Mr. Bontrager spent three years as Goshen Health's director of financial services before accepting a promotion to CFO in January 2018. He has also spent time as a board member and treasurer for the Center for Healing & Hope in Goshen. Prior to joining Goshen Health, Mr. Bontrager was CFO and vice president of operations for LeMaster Steel Erectors.

Cara Breidster. CFO of the Suburban Region of IU Health (Lafayette, Ind.). Ms. Breidster joined IU Health in 2005 and spent time as CFO for the West Central Region before becoming the Indianapolis Suburban Region CFO. She also has experience as vice president of finance and corporate controller for the health system. Prior to joining IU Health, Ms. Breidster spent 17 years specializing in healthcare and tax consulting with Ernst and Young.

Michael Breslin. Group Senior Vice President, Treasurer and CFO of NewYork-Presbyterian (New York City). Mr. Breslin is group senior vice president, CFO and treasurer for NewYork-Presbyterian, a 10-hospital health system. He is responsible for financial planning, reporting, budgeting and revenue cycle. He also oversees the health system's reimbursement strategy, cost accounting, insurance, financing, managed care and supply chain. He joined NewYork-Presbyterian in 2015 after spending time as senior vice president of finance at New York Methodist Hospital and CFO of Lenox Hill Hospital and Richmond University Medical Center, both in New York City.

Colleen M. Blye. Executive Vice President and CFO of Montefiore Health System (Bronx, N.Y.). Ms. Blye oversees the financial strategy, reporting, investments and revenue cycle for Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine as CFO. She has prior experience as executive vice president and CFO of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, a six-hospital health system, and executive vice president for finance and integrated services at Catholic Health Initiatives. Her career has afforded her a background in third party contracting, payroll and information technology in addition to financial planning and strategy.

Robert Broermann. Senior Vice President and CFO of Sentara Healthcare (Norfolk, Va.). Mr. Broermann became executive vice president and CFO of Sentara Healthcare in 2001 after spending time as CFO of Tidewater Health Care, which merged with Sentara in 1998. He now oversees financial staff at 12 Sentara operating divisions in addition to the centralized finance teams. In addition to his responsibilities at Sentara, Mr. Broermann is chairman of the board for the United Way of South Hampton Roads and treasurer of Virginia Beach Education Foundation.

Mike Browder. Executive Vice President and CFO of RCCH HealthCare Partners (Brentwood, Tenn.). Mr. Browder is executive vice president and CFO of RCCH HealthCare Partners, a position he took in 2011 after spending four years as CEO of Essent Healthcare. Mr. Browder also has experience as senior vice president and CFO of TMC Health Care in Tucson and was vice president of operations finance for Health Management Associates. In addition to his role with RCCH HealthCare Partners, Mr. Browder is on the board of directors of the Federation of American Hospitals.

Daniel Cancelmi. Executive Vice President and CFO of Tenet Healthcare (Dallas). Mr. Cancelmi is responsible for Tenet Healthcare's finance, accounting and investor relations, as well as finance-related functions. He oversees the financial operations for the health system's 65 hospitals, 23 surgical hospitals and 475 outpatient centers. The health system was responsible for 10 million patient encounters.

Dan Carpenter. Senior Vice President and CFO of UnityPoint Health (West Des Moines, Iowa). Mr. Carpenter became senior vice president and CFO of UnityPoint Health in 2017 after spending time as CFO of UnityPoint Health – Dubuque (Iowa) at Finley Hospital. He gained experience creating an analytics and business development team while at Finley, which was implemented at two other system hospitals. He is a member of the Healthcare Finance Management Association and American College of Healthcare Executives.

Paul Castillo. CFO of Michigan Medicine (Ann Arbor). Mr. Catillo is responsible for Michigan Medicine's integrated financial operations. He oversees the financial management of U-M Hospitals and Health Centers as well as the medical school and clinical services of the U-M School of Nursing. Mr. Castillow also oversees the entity that allows Michigan Medicine to enter into partnerships and has previous experience as the CFO and vice president of finance at UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside. He has experience implementing health information system changes, negotiating major contracts and physician recruitment and retention.

Steve Chen. Vice President of Finance and CFO of Adventist Health Bakersfield (Calif.). Mr. Chen spent time as CFO of Mercy Hospital and vice president of Executive Health Resources, the Physician Advisor Company in Denver before becoming CFO of Adventist Health Bakersfield. In his current role, he oversees financial operations for the 160-hospital health system, which also includes around 500 clinics, nursing homes and dispensaries worldwide.

Michael Coggin. Executive Vice President and CFO of LifePoint Health (Brentwood, Tenn.). Mr. Coggin is executive vice president and CFO for LifePoint Health, a role he took on after serving as senior vice president and chief accounting officer for the health system. In 2018, LifePoint merged with RCCH HealthCare Partners. He has overseen the health system's external financial reporting, corporate accounting and consolidation functions as well as tax function and internal control compliance. During his career, Mr. Coggin has also spent time as CFO of Specialty Care Services Group and was in financial leadership of the Renal Care Group.

Mike Connors. Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO of Cape Cod Healthcare (Hyannis, Mass.). Mr. Connors joined Cape Cod Healthcare in March 2009 after spending time as senior vice president and CFO of Signature Healthcare. In his role, Mr. Connors is responsible for the 450-physician organization's financial strategy. CCHC has two acute care hospitals as well as home care and hospice services, an assisted living facility and skilled nursing and rehabilitation. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Carol Crews. Senior Vice President and CFO of Tanner Health System (Carrollton, Ga.). Ms. Crews is the senior vice president and CFO of Tanner Health System, an organization she joined in 1991 as a staff accountant. Over the years, Ms. Crews has spent time as controller and vice president of finance before she became responsible for all business related activity for the system. Ms. Crews has experience in budgets, audits, accounting, payroll and patient financial services.

Michele Cusack. Senior Vice President and CFO of Northwell Health (New Hyde Park, N.Y.). Ms. Cusack has more than 20 years of experience as a senior healthcare executive. She manages Northwell's day-to-day finance operations as CFO and oversees financial reporting and planning, budgeting, treasury and internal audits. Ms. Cusack has previous experience as deputy CFO of finance and spent time developing financial sophistication for population health management and risk-based contracts.

Dennis Dahlen. CFO of Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). Mr. Dahlen spent time as senior vice president and CFO of Phoenix-based Banner Health before becoming CFO of Mayo Clinic in 2017. In his role, Mr. Dahlen oversees financial operations for the health system, which includes 4,729 physicians and scientists as well as 58,405 administrative and allied health staff. He previously spent time as senior vice president of finance for a faith-based health system.

Peter DeAngelis Jr. Executive Vice President and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of Jefferson Health (Philadelphia). Mr. DeAngelis Jr. became executive vice president and CFO of Jefferson Health and Thomas Jefferson University in March 2016, and has since been promoted to executive vice president and chief financial and administrative officer for the health system. In this role, Mr. DeAngelis works with the finance committee of the board of trustees and sets a continuous improvement culture for continued growth. Mr. DeAngelis previously spent time as partner of IMA Consulting strategic execution practice and executive vice president, CFO and COO of Catholic Health East.

Robert DeMichiei. Executive Vice President and CFO of UPMC (Pittsburgh). Mr. DeMichiei is executive vice president and CFO of UPMC. He is responsible for the financial strategy and operations across the system's 40 hospitals and 700 physician offices. Mr. DeMichiei has prior experience in executive vice president roles with GE, serving as manager of financial, global business development and integration for GE Energy and CFO of GE Transportation Systems' Global Service Operations.

Andrew DeVoe. CFO of TriHealth (Cincinnati). Mr. DeVoe joined TriHealth in July 2016 after spending more than 25 years in finance leadership and executive management. In his role as CFO, Mr. DeVoe is responsible for planning, organizing and directing financial management for the health system. He has experience with financial planning, budgeting, accounting systems and patient financial services in addition to reimbursement and managed care contracting. He also holds responsibility for the system's population health efforts.

Lori Donaldson. CFO of UC San Diego Health. Ms. Donaldson is the CFO of UC San Diego Health, overseeing the health system's financial strategies, operating and capital budgets and financial reporting systems and controls. Ms. Donaldson is also responsible for planning and executing strategic partnerships and financial planning for the system's capital projects. In her role, Ms. Donaldson oversees a budget of more than $1 billion and under her leadership the system has reported margins over the industry averages.

Christopher Dunleavy. CFO of Brigham Health (Boston). Mr. Dunleavy became senior vice president and CFO of Brigham Health in May 2016. In his role, he oversees the financial operations for the health system's two hospitals, 150 outpatient practices and 1,200 physicians. He previously spent more than 26 years in financial management and strategic planning, and served as group senior vice president and CFO of Vizient. Prior to his time at Vizient, Mr. Dunleavy was vice president and CFO of USMD Holdings, which includes a health system in Texas.

Dan Enderson. Senior Vice President and CFO of Centura Health (Centennial, Colo.). Mr. Enderson became senior vice president and CFO of Centura Health in 2011 and is responsible for the financial operations of the 17-hospital health system. He has previous experience as senior vice president and CFO of Huguley Memorial Medical Center in Burleson, Texas, and regional CFO of Southwest Region of Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth. In his early career, Mr. Enderson was vice president of finance and corporate operations for AdventHealth.

Steve Filton. Executive Vice President and CFO of Universal Health Services (King of Prussia, Pa.). Mr. Filton is responsible for the financial operations of Universal Health Services, an organization with acute care hospitals, ASCs and behavioral health centers. As executive vice president and CFO, Mr. Filton has been integral in ensuring the organization maintains a strong balance sheet and high ratings from Moody's and Standard & Poor's. In the first quarter of 2019, the health system reported a 4.3 percent increase in net revenue to $2.8 billion.

Kenneth Fisher. Associate Vice President of Finance for UI Health Care and CFO of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Iowa City). Mr. Fisher became associate vice president for finance at UI Health Care and CFO of University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in June 2007. He is responsible for the health system's major financial operations and personnel. Prior to joining UI Health Care, Mr. Fisher was director for Navigant Consulting and interim CFO and consultant for private and academic health care systems.

Henry Franey. Executive Vice President and CFO of University of Maryland Medical System (Baltimore). Mr. Franey has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare sector. He became senior vice president and CFO of University of Maryland Medical Center in 1992 and is now responsible for the University of Maryland Medical System's financial and capital planning, investment and debt management and financial reporting. He also oversees rate setting and reimbursement. In addition to his role with UMMS, Mr. Franey has served on the National Advisory Council of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Lawrence Furnstahl. Executive Vice President and CFO of Oregon Health & Science University (Portland). Mr. Furnstahl is responsible for the financial and operational management of Oregon Health & Science University as executive vice president and CFO. The health system includes two hospitals and two partner hospitals as well as 16,478 employees. Mr. Furnstahl is integral in managing the system's $3 billion operating budget. He has previous experience as chief financial and strategy officer for the University of Chicago Medical Center and biological sciences division.

John Geppi. Executive Vice President and CFO of Covenant Health (Knoxville, Tenn.). Mr. Geppi is responsible for the financial operations of Covenant Health, which includes nine acute care hospitals and more than 1,500 affiliated physicians. In 2016, the health system reported $1.2 billion in operating revenue and as executive vice president and CFO, Mr. Geppi is an integral member of the system's strategic leadership team.

Steven Glass. CFO and Treasurer of Cleveland Clinic. Mr. Glass joined Cleveland Clinic as controller and chief accounting officer in 2002 and then became treasurer and CFO in 2005. He oversees Cleveland Clinic's financial operations, responsible for its 11 owned hospitals and two managed hospitals as well as more than 3,000 employed physicians. Mr. Glass previously served as vice president of finance for MedStar Health, where he also gained experience with mergers and acquisitions.

Michael Gleason. CFO of Baptist Health Care (Pensacola, Fla.). As senior vice president and CFO of Baptist Health Care, Mr. Gleason oversees the financial operations of the three-hospital health system, which also includes four medical parks and a behavioral health network. Mr. Gleason joined Baptist Health Care in 2015 after spending time as senior vice president, CFO and treasurer of the University of Florida Health Jacksonville.

Richard Goode. President of Corporate Services and CFO for Children's Health (Dallas). Mr. Goode joined Children's Health in May 2016 and is responsible for the system's financial management, including capital planning, budgets, accounting, insurance, investments and revenue cycle. He is also responsible for assessing how reimbursement changes will affect the system and business analytics as the president of corporate services and CFO. Prior to joining Children's Health, Mr. Goode spent time as an entrepreneur launching, growing and selling companies.

Joe Guarracino. Senior Vice President and CFO of White Plains (N.Y.) Hospital. Mr. Guarracino joined White Plains Hospital in 2016 after spending more than 25 years overseeing financial operations for healthcare organizations. In his role as senior vice president and CFO, Mr. Guarracino oversees financial operations, patient accounts and accounts payable for the hospital. Prior to joining White Plains, Mr. Guarracino was senior vice president and CFO of Brooklyn Hospital Center and CFO of three Health Quest System hospitals.

Dana Haering. CFO of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford (Palo Alto, Calif.). Ms. Haering was named interim CFO of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford in 2013 and promoted to CFO in 2014. She spent more than 20 years in the accounting industry, serving healthcare organizations that include academic medical centers, community hospitals and health plans. She also spent time as a senior manager at KPMG in the healthcare practice.

Suzanne Haggard. CFO of LCMC Health (New Orleans). Ms. Haggard oversees LCMC Health's financial and revenue cycle processes. In 2014, she was integral to the opening of New Orleans East Hospital and University Medical Center New Orleans a year later. She has experience improving the hospital's profitability, cost structure and revenue cycles and spent time in healthcare management and consulting before she joined LCMC.

Don Halliwill. Executive Vice President and CFO of Carilion Clinic (Roanoke, Va.). Mr. Halliwill became CFO of Carilion Clinic in 2013 after spending more than 20 years of his career in healthcare. He originally joined Carilion Clinic in 1997 and spent time as director of finance for the New River Region as well as CEO of New River Valley Medical Center. In his current role, Mr. Halliwill oversees the financial operations for the nonprofit healthcare organization, which includes around 225 practice sites.

Fred Hargett. CFO of Novant Health (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Mr. Hargett is executive vice president and CFO of Novant Health, an organization he joined in 2003. He spent time as executive vice president of finance and senior vice president of financial planning before taking on his current role. Prior to joining Novant, Mr. Hargett was a manager of healthcare consulting at Ernst & Young.

Charles Handley. Market CFO for the El Paso and Rio Grande Market of Tenet Healthcare (Dallas). Mr. Handley is the market CFO for the Hospitals of Providence and CFO for the Hospitals of Providence Memorial Campus, Sierra Campus and Providence Children's Hospital. He joined Providence in 2007 after spending time as CFO for Park Plaza Hospital/Plaza Specialty Hospital in Houston.

Scott Hawig. Executive Vice President of Finance, Treasurer, and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee). Mr. Hawig oversees strategic and operational financial matters as well as financial planning, budgeting, reporting and decision support for Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. As executive vice president of finance, treasurer and chief financial and administrative officer, Mr. Hawig manages more than $2.8 billion in net revenue from the three-hospital health system.

Mike Heather. CFO of Prime Healthcare Services (Ontario, Calif.). Mr. Heather spent time as CFO of Prospect Medical Holdings before joining Prime Healthcare in 2013. While at Prospect, he led the company's IPO in 2005 and was responsible for internal and external financial reporting. Mr. Heather has experience with banking, treasury, regulatory reporting and investor relations.

Scott Herndon. Senior Vice President and CFO of Ascension Texas (Austin). Mr. Herndon leads financial operations and strategies for Ascension Texas. He previously spent time in financial operations at HCA medical centers in Florida and CFO of Kendall Regional Medical Center in Miami. He has experience with strategic planning, increasing commercial volume and securing capital for excess of $127 million for facility improvements.

Dennis Hesch. Executive Vice President and System CFO of The Carle Foundation (Urbana, Ill.). In his role at The Carle Foundation, Mr. Hesch oversees the financial operations for the health system, which includes a 413-bed hospital. The system serves more than 1.4 million patients and has more than 7,000 employees.

Rick Hinds. Executive Vice President and CFO of UC Health (Cincinnati). Mr. Hinds spent time as interim CEO for UC Health's parent company, the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, before stepping into his current role as executive vice president and CFO of UC Health, in 2010. He has previous experience as vice president of finance and operations from 1995 to 2005 he also served as CEO of Fort Hamilton (Ohio) Healthcare Corp.

Linda Hoff. CFO of Stanford (Calif.) Health Care. Ms. Hoff is CFO of Stanford Health Care, which she joined in 2017 after spending time as senior vice president and CFO of Legacy Health, an Oregon-based health system. She brought with her more than 30 years of executive and finance experience. In her role, she oversees Stanford Health Care's finance strategy, planning and reporting.

William R. Huston. Senior Vice President and CFO of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (Dallas). Mr. Huston joined Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in 2013 as CFO and senior vice present overseeing financial operations. He is responsible for the business administration, revenue cycle and supply chain. Prior to joining Texas Scottish Rite, Mr. Huston was senior vice president and CFO for multiple large healthcare networks.

Evan Jones. Executive Vice President and CFO of Lakeland (Fla.) Regional Health. Mr. Jones oversees financial operations for Lakeland Regional Health, which includes the 864-bed Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center. The hospital employs around 5,400 team members and includes more than 210,000 emergency department visits.

Jeff Jones. Executive Vice President and CFO of Cone Health (Greensboro, N.C.). Mr. Jones became executive vice president and CFO of Cone Health in 2013, overseeing financial operations for the six-hospital health system. He previously served as senior vice president of finance for Cleveland Clinic's regional hospitals. In addition to his responsibilities with Cone Health, Mr. Jones is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and Health Management Academy.

Adam Kempf. Senior Vice President and CFO of Norton Healthcare (Louisville, Ky.). Mr. Kempf spent six years in public accounting before joining Norton Healthcare in 2001 as a senior internal auditor. He is now senior vice president and CFO, responsible for the health system's accounting systems, capital and operational budgets and long-term financial planning. He is active in the Kentucky chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

John Kerndl. Executive Vice President and CFO of Beaumont Health (Southfield, Mich.). Mr. Kerndl is responsible for Beaumont's financial operations, including revenue cycle, internal controls, accounts payable, budgeting and financial strategic planning. As executive vice president and CFO of the system, Mr. Kerndl also oversees the strategic investments, investor relations and supply chain functions. Prior to joining Beaumont in 2016, Mr. Kerndl spent time as senior vice president and operations CFO of Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint.

Greg Klugherz. Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO of CentraCare Health (St. Cloud, Minn.). Mr. Klugherz oversees the financial operations for CentraCare Health, a nonprofit health system with hospitals across central Minnesota. As senior vice president and CFO of the system, Mr. Klugherz also has financial responsibility for the system's 25 clinics.

JoAnn Kunkel. CFO of Sanford Health (Sioux Falls, S.D.). Ms. Kunkle joined Sanford Health more than 25 years ago as a budget analyst and was appointed CFO in 2012. During her tenure, Ms. Kunkle played an integral role in the health system's growth from a $300 million hospital to a $4.5 billion system. In her role, she oversees financial operations for the system's 44 hospitals, 482 clinics and more than 200 senior living facilities.

Kathy Lancaster. Executive Vice President and CFO of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan (Oakland, Calif.). After joining Kaiser Permanente in 1998, Ms. Lancaster was promoted to CFO in 2005. She is responsible for the health system's corporate finance, financial planning, financial systems and revenue management. She also has oversight of supply chain, data analytics, actuarial services and the enterprise shared services. Before she joined Kaiser, Ms. Lancaster held senior leadership roles for Prudential Insurance Company's Western region.

Dennis Laraway. CFO of Banner Health (Phoenix). In 2017, Mr. Laraway joined Banner Health as CFO after overseeing a $5 billion-plus budget as executive vice president and CFO of Memorial Hermann Health System. He also has experience as CFO for Scott & White Health in Temple, Texas. In his current role, Mr. Laraway is responsible for the financial operations of the health system, which includes 50,000 employees and 28 hospitals.

Kevin Lenahan. Senior Vice President and Chief Finance and Administrative Officer of Atlantic Health System (New Jersey). Mr. Lenahan became CFO of Atlantic Health System in 2010 and helped the organization grow to more than $2.7 billion in annual revenue. He is now responsible for the financial operations of the health system, which employs around 16,000 people in New Jersey and includes Atlantic Home Care and Hospice. He also serves as president of Atlantic Health System Insurance, a captive insurance company. During his tenure, the health system's Moody's rating increased to Aa3 and S&P gave Atlantic Health System an AA- rating.

Darryl Linnington. Regional Director of Financial Planning and Analysis of McAlester (Okla.) Regional Health Center. Mr. Linnington has spent more than a decade as CFO of McAlester Regional Health Center. He has experience in financial turnaround and revenue growth, improving collections and implementing cost reductions. Prior to joining McAlester, Mr. Linnington has experience in financial management of a physician-owned surgical specialty hospital in California and CHS.

Michelle Mahan. Senior Vice President and Regional CFO of Frederick (Md.) Regional Health System. Ms. Mahan became CFO of Frederick Memorial Hospital in 2008 with the goal of creating a sustainable and profitable future for the organization. In her current role, she oversees financial operations for the 233-bed hospital, which includes 2,700 employees. She previously served as CEO of Joseph Medical Center in Towson, Md., and CFO of Children's Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Stacey Malakoff. Executive Vice President and Treasurer of Hospital for Special Surgery (New York City). Ms. Malakoff was appointed executive vice president and treasurer of Hospital for Special Surgery in August 1998 after spending eight years with the hospital. In her current role, Ms. Malakoff is responsible for the financial operations of the 215-bed hospital that has 333 active medical staff members and 102 scientists. Hospital for Special Surgery has an operating expense budget of $989 million and research operations budget of $41 million.

Peter Markell. Executive Vice President of Administration and Finance, CFO and Treasurer of Partners HealthCare (Boston). Mr. Markell is responsible for the financial operations of Partners HealthCare, providing oversight for the system's $12.5 billion in operations and around $16 billion in assets. As the executive vice president and of administration and finance, CFO and treasurer, Mr. Markell also has management responsibility within Partners Corporate Finance, research management, information systems, real estate and human resources. He became an executive leader at Partners in 1999 after spending time as an audit partner at Ernst & Young and interim CFO of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Tim Maurice. CFO of UC Davis Health (Sacramento). Mr. Maurice oversees the strategic financial planning and reporting for UC Davis Health, which includes a 625-bed multispecialty academic medical center and 1,000-member physician group. He is responsible for its $1.6 billion annual budget as well as operational and capital financial planning, billing and collections, payroll and accounts payable. He spent time as vice president and CFO of Dignity Health hospitals before joining UC Davis Health System in 2011.

Dan Moncher. Executive Vice President and CFO of Firelands Regional Medical Center (Sandusky, Ohio). Mr. Moncher spent time as regional vice president and CFO of Mercy Hospital locations in Tiffin, Ohio, and Willard, Ohio, before joining Firelands Regional Medical Center in 1997. He now serves as executive vice president and CFO, responsible for financial, capital, investment and debt management. Mr. Moncher also has experience with business analysis, insurance claims management and managed care contracting.

Sheri Montgomery. CFO of Delray Medical Center (Delray Beach, Fla.). Ms. Montgomery was appointed Delray Medical Center CFO after spending 17 years in healthcare finance. Her experience includes time as CFO of Coral Gables (Fla.) Hospital. In her role, Ms. Montgomery is responsible for the 536-bed acute care hospital as well as the system's 1,600 employees and 600 physicians.

Daniel Morissette. CFO of CommonSpirit (Chicago). Mr. Morissette became CFO of CommonSpirit when it was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. He is responsible for the financial operations of the health system, which includes 142 hospitals, 700 care sites and around 150,000 employees. In 2019, the health system is expected to have around $30 billion in revenue. He has previous experience as the CFO of San Francisco-based Dignity Health and CFO of Stanford (Calif.) Health Care.

Kenneth Morris. Senior Vice President, Treasurer and CFO of Duke University Health System (Durham, N.C.). Mr. Morris is responsible for Duke University Health System's financial functions including debt management, budgeting, financial planning and analysis, revenue cycle and payer relations. As senior vice president and CFO of the health system, Mr. Morris also oversees contracting, procurement, real estate and insurance. He is an integral member of the senior leadership team and helps set organizational strategy. Prior to joining Duke, Mr. Morris was CFO of Ashville, N.C.-based Mission Health.

Dominic Nakis. CFO of Advocate Aurora Health (Milwaukee). Mr. Nakis became CFO of Advocate Aurora Health in 2018 after Chicago-based Advocate Health Care merged with Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care. He is responsible for the health system's investments, internal audit, enterprise risk management and financial operations. He also serves as board treasurer. Prior to his current role, Mr. Nakis spent 30 years at Advocate.

Kaley Neal. CFO of Shenandoah (Iowa) Medical Center. Ms. Neal became financial controller of Shenandoah Medical Center in March 2016 and was promoted to CFO in July 2017. In her current role, Ms. Neal oversees financial operations for the 25-bed critical access hospital that has around 300 employees. The hospital's main campus also includes a physician clinic, outpatient clinic, wellness center and home health and hospice.

Susan Nelson. Executive Vice President and CFO of MedStar Health (Columbia, Md.). Ms. Nelson is responsible for MedStar Health's finances, financial planning and reporting. She also oversees revenue cycle, capital management and investment activities for the nonprofit health system. Ms. Nelson joined MedStar in 2005 as vice president of operations after spending time as senior manager of assurance and advisory business services for Ernst & Young.

John Orsini. Senior Vice President and CFO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (Chicago). Mr. Orsini has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare finance, including time as executive vice president and CFO of Cadence Health, which merged with Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. After the merger, Mr. Orsini became senior vice president and CMO of NMHC. He oversees strategic financial management for the seven-hospital health system.

Eric Peburn. Executive Vice President and CFO of Halifax Health (Daytona Beach, Fla.). In 1996, Mr. Peburn joined Halifax as corporate controller and was promoted to director of finance in September 2003. He also spent time as assistant administrator before he became executive vice president and CFO in November 2007. In addition to his role at Halifax Health, Mr. Peburn serves on the executive committee and board of directors for the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce and is a board member of Volusia Health Network, Halifax Insurance Plan and Healthcare Purchasing Alliance.

Alice Pope. Senior Vice President and CFO of HonorHealth (Scottsdale, Ariz.). Ms. Pope joined HonorHealth in 2016 after spending time as CFO of Kingsport, Tenn.-based Wellmont Health System. In her role as senior vice president and CFO of HonorHealth, Ms. Pope directs the system's investment and treasury management, financial planning, internal audit, supply chain and payer contracting. She has more than 30 years of experience in finance and 20 of those years were in healthcare.

Scott Posecai. Executive Vice President and CFO of Ochsner Health System (New Orleans). Mr. Posecai joined Ochsner Clinic in 1987 and was promoted to CFO in 1995. He became CFO of Ochsner Clinic Foundation in 2001 after it merged with Ochsner Clinic and then CFO of the Ochsner Health System in 2006. He oversees financial planning, reimbursement, managed care contracting and health information management in his current role. Mr. Posecai also oversees accounting and revenue cycle functions.

Connie Prewitt. CFO of Billings (Mont.) Clinic. Ms. Prewitt has worked at Billings Clinic for more than 20 years and is responsible for financial management of the health system. She also provides a strategic vision and personnel management for the physician group and hospital organization. The health system includes a 304-bed hospital and manages 11 critical access hospitals as well as several clinics and a surgery center.

Edward Prunchunas. Executive Vice President of Finance and CFO of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles). Mr. Prunchunas oversees Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's financial planning, capital planning and risk management as the executive vice president of finance and CFO. He joined the hospital in 1981 as director of budget and reimbursement; in 2015 he was promoted to executive vice president before taking on his current role. Mr. Prunchunas is a past president of the Healthcare Financial Management Association Southern California chapter.

Michael Reney. Senior Vice President for Finance and CFO of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston). Mr. Reney was CFO of Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital before joining Dana-Farber in 2015. He also has experience as assistant controller of Massachusetts General Hospital and has held several positions with Partners Healthcare, both in Boston. In addition to his role at Dana-Farber, Mr. Reney is on the board of the Fenway Community Health Center and Medical Academic and Scientific Community Organization.

Craig Richmond. Executive Vice President and CFO of The MetroHealth System (Cleveland). Mr. Richmond provides systemwide leadership and strategic direction for The MetroHealth System's financial operations. His responsibilities include revenue cycle, accounting, managed care, reimbursement and treasury departments. Prior to joining MetroHealth in 2010 as the vice president of revenue cycle, he spent more than 20 years within academic medical centers and community healthcare providers. He took on his current role in January 2018.

Dan Rieber. CFO of UCHealth (Aurora, Colo.). As CFO of UCHealth, Mr. Rieber oversees the health system's $4.5 billion operating revenue. He took on his current role in 2018, after joining the organization in 2007 as director of finance and controller of the University of Colorado Hospital in 2007. Mr. Rieber is now responsible for the financial operations of the health system's 10 hospitals, 150 clinics and workforce of 22,000 individuals.

Chuck Robb. Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration and CFO of St. Luke's Health System (Kansas City, Mo.). Mr. Robb joined Saint Luke's Hospital in 1991 and spent time in several finance positions before becoming CFO of the health system in 1999. In that role, Mr. Robb oversees financial operations for the health system's 16 hospitals and campuses as well as dozens of physician practices and a life care senior living community.

Kevin Roberts. Executive Vice President and CFO of Geisinger (Danville, Pa.). Mr. Roberts joined Geisinger in April 2018 as executive vice president and CFO, responsible for all financial activities in the health system. He most recently served as senior vice president and CFO of St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare. His background is in business development, corporate finance, health plans, mergers and acquisitions and financial operations.

Richard Rothberger. Corporate Executive Vice President and CFO of Scripps (San Diego). Since 2001, Mr. Rothberger has overseen Scripps' corporate finance, treasury, capital planning, payer contracting, supply chain and real estate operations as corporate executive vice president and CFO. Under his leadership, Scripps made a $120 million financial turnaround, including building a balance sheet by more than $2 million and achieving an AA category credit rating. Before joining Scripps, Mr. Rothberger was senior vice president and CFO of Mercy Healthcare Sacramento.

William Rutherford. Executive Vice President and CFO of HCA Healthcare (Nashville, Tenn.). Mr. Rutherford is Executive Vice President and CFO of HCA Healthcare, a role he took on in 2011. He now manages the health system's treasury department, government programs and investor relations. During his 30-year career, he spent nine years as CFO of the health system's Eastern Group, where he was responsible for 90 hospitals and $12 billion of net revenue.

Randolph Safady. Executive Vice President and CFO of Christus Health (Irving, Texas). Mr. Safady delivers strategic guidance and leadership on the financial health of Christus health system. He joined the organization in June 2011 as executive vice president and CFO, and now serves as board chair. Mr. Safady's goal is to ensure the health system meets the demands of the future by leading revenue cycle, managed care, internal audit, supply chain and reimbursement, among other areas. Mr. Safady has previous experience as executive vice president and CFO of Centura Health.

Cheryl Sadro. Executive Vice President and Chief Business and Finance Officer of The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston). Ms. Sadro supports The University of Texas Medical Branch's finances, including business operations, human resources, information services and revenue cycle. She has more than 30 years in the financial industry and spent three years working on corporate level teams at Catholic Health Initiatives. She has lead through mergers and acquisitions and set national payer strategy.

Donald Scanlon. Chief of Corporate Services and CFO of Mount Sinai Health System (New York City). Mr. Scanlon is an integral member of the team that develops strategy and direction for Mount Sinai Health System. He joined the organization in 2003 as executive vice president and CFO with an expertise in revenue cycle management, asset management and financial administration. During his tenure, he oversaw a turnaround of the hospital that resulted in a positive net income and achievement of an A category rating. He also completed a $370 million financing round for the system's Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Lance Sewell. CFO of South Lake Hospital (Clermont, Fla.). Mr. Sewell became CFO of Orlando Health South Lake Hospital in 2007 after spending a year as the hospital's director of finance. He is the hospital's information system financial liaison and oversees accounting, health information management, patient business and materials management. In addition to his work with South Lake, he serves at community chair of the Community Foundation of South Lake.

Henry Seybold. Senior Vice President and CFO of North Kansas City (Mo.) Hospital. North Kansas City Hospital named Mr. Seybold senior vice president and CFO in June 2018, responsible for the hospital's financial planning, management, revenue cycle and supply chain. He has more than 25 years of healthcare financial management experience, including time as the senior vice president and CFO of Reno, Nev.-based Renown Health System. He gained experience with health information management, revenue cycle and retail services in that role.

Roger Sharma. Executive Vice President and CFO of Citrus Valley Health Partners (Covina, Calif.). Mr. Sharma joined Citrus Valley Health Partners in 2018 after spending 25 years in various healthcare leadership roles. As executive vice president and CFO, Mr. Sharma is responsible for financial planning, management and reporting. He also serves on the investment committee among other boards.

Richard Silveria. CFO of University of Chicago Medicine. Mr. Silveria became the executive vice president and CFO of the University of Chicago Medical Center in July 2017, overseeing finances for the health system's community health and hospitals division. He previously spent time as senior vice president and CFO of Boston Medical Center. His background also includes 12 years as corporate director of revenue finance at Partners HealthCare in Boston.

Daniel Smith. Vice President of Finance and CFO of The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore). Mr. Smith joined Johns Hopkins as a healthcare consultant in the 1980s, officially becoming a staff member in 1983. He spent time on the hospital's management team transitioning Baltimore City Hospital into Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He also gained experience as senior director of finance at Johns Hopkins Bayview and CFO of Johns Hopkins Home Care Group before becoming president and CEO. During his tenure, he developed a private-duty nursing and home support service agency and grew the number of employees from 250 to 900.

Shannon Sock. Executive Vice President of Strategy and CFO of Mercy Health (St. Louis). Mr. Sock joined Mercy in 1999 and was instrumental in several of the system's business and clinical transformation initiatives. He is responsible for reshaping Mercy's care model, and sharpening its business planning and development functions. He previously spent time in consulting with CSC Healthcare.

Anthony "Tony" Speranzo. Executive Vice President and CFO of Ascension (St. Louis). Mr. Speranzo joined Ascension Health in 2002 after spending time as managing director at U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray. He now leads the health system's financial operations, including treasury, debt management, investments and mergers and acquisitions. Ascension is a nonprofit health system with 151 hospitals and more than 2,600 sites of care.

Bernadette Spong. CFO of Orlando (Fla.) Health. Ms. Spong has responsibility over Orlando Health's financial operations, supply chain, information services, revenue management and asset strategy as CFO. She joined the organization in 2015 and since then Orlando Health's bond rating from Moody's has improved. She also brought financial transparency to the health system and taught healthcare finance classes to nurse leaders and clinicians.

J. Dean Swindle. President of Enterprise Business Lines and CFO of Catholic Health Initiatives (Englewood, Colo.). Since joining Catholic Health Initiatives in 2010, Mr. Swindle has overseen financial strategy, revenue cycle, payer strategy, treasury services and clinical engineering. He previously served as dean of Novant Health System in Winston-Salem, S.C., where he spent 11 years growing the system's annual revenue from $800 million to $3.5 billion.

J. Britton Tabor. Senior Vice President and CFO of Erlanger Health System (Chattanooga, Tenn.). Mr. Tabor has spent more than 31 years with Erlanger Health System and is now responsible for its financial operations. He oversees the financial functions for the seven-hospital health system. Mr. Tabor is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Vincent Tammaro. Executive Vice President of Financial and Corporate Services and CFO of Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health. Mr. Tammaro became director of finance and reporting in 2002 before being promoted to executive vice president of corporate finance and CFO. He oversees financial operations for the five-hospital health system that includes around 25,200 employees. This year, he is a member of the leadership team driving Yale New Haven Health's total cost of care initiative, which deploys the team-based care model for populations. The initiative aims to improve quality and reduce expenditure.

Karen Testman, RN. CFO of MemorialCare (Fountain Valley, Calif.). Ms. Testman joined MemorialCare in 1998 and then became senior vice president of financial operations before her promotion to CFO in 2013. Ms. Testman was integral to the health system's ambulatory growth and joint venture strategy. The health system also received positive ratings under her leadership. Ms. Testman has more than 20 years of leadership experience and worked with the system to invest in strategic physician acquisition, an EMR build and adding to its ambulatory network.

Thomas Todorow. Executive Vice President and CFO of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Mr. Todorow spent time as vice president of finance and CFO for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care before joining The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He has experience overseeing finance, accounts payable, payroll, treasury and management care contracting as well as supply chain and investments. He has also been involved in healthcare start-up ventures and was vice president in JP Morgan's healthcare investment banking group.

Michael Tretina. Senior Vice President and CFO of Bayhealth (Dover, Del.). Mr. Tretina oversees the financial operations of Bayhealth, a health system that includes more than 400 physicians and 3,700 employees. He also sits on the hospital's board of managers and serves as treasurer. Mr. Tretina joined Bayhealth in 2013 after spending time as CFO of Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa. Under his leadership, Bayhealth reported a bond upgrade as well as cash flows and operating margins above industry average.

Doug Vanderslice. Executive Vice President of Finance, Real Estate and IT and CFO of Boston Children's Hospital. Mr. Vanderslice oversees Boston Children's Hospital's financial operations, budget and managed care contracting. He also has responsibilities for revenue cycle, information technology and real estate functions. He joined the hospital in 2013 after spending time as vice president and CFO of St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Jeff Wakefield. CFO of Marion (Ind.) General Hospital. Mr. Wakefield spent time in for-profit and nonprofit hospitals before joining Marion General Hospital, where he serves as CFO. Marion General Hospital is a 99-bed acute care hospital that includes 1,300 employees and around 74 active medical staff and practitioners. He has more than 16 years of experience in healthcare finance, and has been responsible for capital planning, cost reporting, contract management and revenue cycle.

Ken Wheat. Senior Vice President and CFO of Eisenhower Medical Center (Rancho Mirage, Calif.). Mr. Wheat became senior vice president and CFO of Eisenhower Medical Center in 2013 after spending time as vice president of operations for Tenet Healthcare's Texas region. In his current role, Mr. Wheat oversees financial operations of the hospital. Eisenhower Health launched a campaign in 2017 to raise money for advancing specialty care within the system, and raised $200 million.

Sean Whilden. Vice President and CFO of Houston Healthcare. Mr. Whilden joined Houston Healthcare in 2012 after serving as system controller of DeKalb Regional Health System in Decatur, Ga. As CFO of Houston Healthcare, he oversees financial aspects of the 282-bed health system that provides inpatient and outpatient services. The health system has seven separate locations and serves around 300,000 people annually.

John Widdel. CFO of Managed Care for Tenet Healthcare (Dallas). Mr. Widdel became CFO of managed care for Tenet Healthcare in 2013. He has been part of Tenet's managed care finance team since 2001. Tenet has 65 hospitals and 23 surgical hospitals. It also has 475 outpatient centers and around 110,000 employees.

Kris Zimmer. CFO of SSM Health (St. Louis). Mr. Zimmer has more than 32 years of experience in senior level healthcare management roles. He oversees the health system's financial services, long-term positioning, regulatory reporting, capital management, bond financing and investment activities. Before joining SSM Health, Mr. Zimmer was CFO of Norton Healthcare in Kentucky and CFO of Mount Carmel Health and St Ann's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Bert Zimmerli. Executive Vice President and CFO of Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City). Mr. Zimmerli joined Intermountain Healthcare in 2003 after spending time as executive vice president and CFO of Methodist Hospital System in Houston. He oversees the health system's insurance and health plan operations, information systems and new business development planning. In addition to his role with Intermountain, Mr. Zimmerli serves on the board of Intalere, a group purchasing organization and chairs the board of ExceleraRx, a specialty pharmacy company.

 

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