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Western Healthcare Alliance Board

Western Healthcare Alliance (WHA) is governed by an eleven-member Board of Directors. These Directors provide leadership and guidance to WHA staff.

Chris Thomas, President and Chief Executive Officer, Community Hospital – Board Chair Meet Chris
Jennifer Sadoff, Chief Executive Officer, Moab Regional Hospital – Vice Chair Meet Jennifer
Gary Campbell, RN, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, St. Vincent General Hospital District – Secretary / Treasurer Meet Gary
Nico Brown, PT, MPT, FACHE, Senior Vice President, HHSM, Vail Health Meet Nico
Jim Coombs, Chief Executive Officer, Grand River Health Meet Jim
Andrew Daniels, MHA, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, Memorial Regional Health Meet Andrew
James Kiser, Chief Executive Officer, Montrose Memorial Hospital Meet James
Robert Morasko, Chief Executive Officer, Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Meet Robert
Dan Prinster, Vice President Business Development, St. Mary’s Medical Center Meet Dan
David Ressler, Chief Executive Officer, Aspen Valley Hospital Meet David
Anthony Sudduth, Chief Executive Officer, Southwest Health System Meet Anthony
Alternate – Dr. Rhonda Webb, Chief Executive Officer / Chief Medical Officer, Pagosa Springs Medical Center Meet Rhonda

Healthcare Management (HCM) Board of Managers

Chris Thomas, President and Chief Executive Officer, Community Hospital – Board Chair Meet Chris
Jennifer Sadoff, Chief Executive Officer, Moab Regional Hospital – Vice Chair Meet Jennifer
Charlie Crevling, Chief Financial Officer, Valley View Hospital Meet Charlie
Jim Coombs, Chief Executive Officer, Grand River Health Meet Jim
Andrew Daniels, MHA, FACHE Chief Executive Officer, Memorial Regional Health Meet Andrew
James Kiser, Chief Executive Officer, Montrose Memorial Hospital Meet James
Janet Petty, Chief Financial Officer / Revenue Cycle Director, St. Vincent General Hospital District Meet Janet
Ginette Sebenaler, Chief Financial Officer, Aspen Valley Hospital Meet Ginette
Anthony Sudduth, Chief Executive Officer, Southwest Health System Meet Anthony

Chris Thomas
President and Chief Executive Officer, Community Hospital

Chris Thomas, FACHE was named president and CEO of Colorado West Healthcare System Dba Community Hospital in 2008. Prior to joining Community Hospital, Thomas was the executive director and chief administrative officer of ILS Resource Management. Thomas has worked as a healthcare executive for over 20 years. Thomas holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Chris has been married for more than 25 years and he and his wife have three daughters and a son. They joke that they have a child who graduated in the class of 2013 and one who will graduate in the class of 2031. In his spare time, he and his family enjoy traveling. Most trips are centered on triathlons in different and exciting locations. In May of 2013, Chris and his oldest daughter competed together in the Ironman 70.3 in Mallorca, Spain. The next year, his middle daughter and he competed together in the Ironman 70.3 in Moselle, Luxembourg. While at Community Hospital, Thomas has helped move the organization out of extreme OIG sanctions to a strong and active part of the western Colorado healthcare community. Revenue has grown significantly during his tenure and Community Hospital has successfully recruited nearly 50 new physicians in just the last three years. In addition, Community Hospital opened a brand new four-story, 142,000 square foot, state-of-the-art hospital in March 2016. Under Chris’s leadership, Community Hospital was chosen as the Grand Junction Chamber Business of the Year in 2015 and Daily Sentinel readers selected Community Hospital as the “Best of the West” for medical facilities for four consecutive years from 2016-2019.

Jennifer Sadoff
Chief Executive Officer, Moab Regional Hospital

Jen Sadoff grew up on the front range of Colorado and graduated from Colorado State University with a BFA in art and art education. She joined Moab Regional Hospital in 2012 and has served as the CEO since 2015. She serves on the boards of the Utah Health Information Network, Western Healthcare Alliance, and the Youth Garden Project. In her spare time, she enjoys walking in the desert with her dogs, tending her garden, traveling and skiing with her daughter, cultivating joy and laughter, and trying to read her chickens’ minds.

Gary Campbell, RN, MBA
Chief Executive Officer, St. Vincent Hospital

Gary Campbell joined St. Vincent General Hospital District (SVGHD) in 2016. Upon his arrival in Leadville, it was clear that a financial turnaround was necessary to sustain this rural hospital and keep the doors open. Campbell and his team have delivered on that turnaround and today, SVGHD is financially viable and building a new hospital to serve Lake County, Colorado. The new hospital is scheduled to open in early 2021. Under Campbell’s direction, St. Vincent Hospital has become accredited by DNV GL – Healthcare and named Colorado Special District of the year in 2018.

Gary Campbell has more than 30 years of progressive leadership experience in hospital operations, nursing management and health care administration. His previous positions include regional chief nursing officer for SCL Community Hospitals and several executive positions with Kaiser Permanente in the Washington, D.C. area.

“Healthcare is ever changing. Our team understands the unique opportunities and challenges with operating in a mountain setting and we look forward to our ongoing work of adding services and reducing barriers to healthcare access in Lake County,” stated Gary.

Gary is happiest when he is on the slopes! He is a collector of old skis and a self-admitted sucker for anyone on Craigslist with a set of late 1990s to early 2000s Bandit skis. “I have about eight pair and I use them all! My goal is to remain on skis my entire life. Nothing makes me smile bigger than talking to a skier in their 70s or 80s, still cutting it up. It gives me hope that I might be lucky enough to do the same,” says Campbell.

Nico Brown, PT, MPT, FACHE
Senior Vice President, HHSM, Vail Health

Nico serves on the Executive Leadership Team of the Vail Health and leads both Howard Head Sports Medicine and the Vail Health Total Joint service line. Howard Head Sports Medicine is a premier therapy group that partners with some of the countries most celebrated orthopedic surgeons and is the Official Medical Provider for the US Ski Team and USA Climbing. Howard Head serves Eagle, Summit, and the surrounding counties, as well as visitors and athletes from around the world who trust Vail as a center of orthopedic excellence. He is also the founder of the SafeFit® Wellness Program, which has provided innovative solutions for keeping ski resort’s active workforces healthy in Colorado, Utah, and California. He holds an undergraduate degree from Emory University, a master’s degree in physical therapy from Georgia State University, and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Eagle County Total Health Alliance, and American College of Healthcare Executives and also serves on boards for both the Colorado Association of Healthcare Executives and the Western Healthcare Alliance.

Jim Coombs
Chief Executive Officer, Grand River Health

Grand River Health has 6 locations in Western Colorado and employs over 550 people. As Grand River’s CEO, Jim’s emphasis has been on creating a culture of unsurpassed quality within the organization. Prior to becoming the CEO, Jim served as Grand River’s Chief Financial Officer from 2006-2011. He received his master’s in accountancy from BYU and worked in public accounting and retail, but then found his calling of being a part of helping people in health care. Before arriving at Grand River, Jim worked for Exempla Healthcare in Denver and Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jim is an active member of the Colorado Hospital Association, the Western Healthcare Alliance. He lives in Rifle, Colorado with his wife Kris, and his six children.

Andrew Daniels, MHA, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer, Memorial Regional Health

Andy Daniels has been with the organization since late 2016. Prior to MRH, he was the Chief Operations Officer at the Avita Healthcare System headquartered in Galion, Ohio. Andy has a master’s degree in Project Management from DeVry University and a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Ohio University. Andy was named the first Rural Health Champion in 2012 by the Ohio Hospital Association. Lastly, Andy is also a part-time law student at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law which he refers to as, “his hobby.”

James Kiser
Chief Executive Officer, Montrose Memorial Hospital

James Kiser joined MMH as the Chief Executive Officer in June 2018. He has almost 30 years of hospital administration experience, including as a CEO with Providence, SCL Health, Banner Health Systems. Montrose Memorial Hospital is a 501(c)3 nonprofit healthcare system serving Montrose, San Miguel, Ouray, Gunnison, Delta, Hinsdale and San Juan counties and was named one of the 100 Great Systems. Montrose Memorial Hospital is a 501(c)3 nonprofit healthcare system serving Montrose, San Miguel, Ouray, Gunnison, Delta, Hinsdale and San Juan counties and was named one of the 100 Great Community Hospitals by Becker’s Hospital Review for the second year in a row. The health system offers a 75-bed hospital and an extensive range of inpatient & outpatient health care services, including interventional cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, minimally invasive surgery, laboratory, medical imaging/radiology, Mountain View Therapy, Level III Trauma Center, Acute Rehabilitation Unit and the family birthing center. The health system partners with regional providers on joint ventures to meet local healthcare needs, including CareFlight air ambulance service and Black Canyon Surgical Center. Montrose Memorial Hospital is the second-largest employer in Montrose County, with more than 700 employees and 100 physicians who represent 23 medical specialties.

Robert Morasko
Chief Executive Officer, Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center

Robert “Bob” Morasko joined HRRMC as CEO in 2013. He has 20 years’ experience as a chief executive officer and five years’ experience as a chief financial officer in health care. He and his wife, Susan, relocated to Salida from Gillette, Wyo., where he was CEO of Campbell County Memorial Hospital, a community health-care system with a 90-bed acute care hospital and 150-bed long term care facility. Prior to his position in Wyoming, Bob served for nine years as CEO of William Bee Ririe Hospital in Ely, Nev. From 1992 to 1998, he was CEO of Shoshone Medical Center in Kellogg, Id., as well as a rural hospital consultant. A certified public accountant, Bob began his career in healthcare as chief financial officer for Community Memorial Hospital in Sidney, Mont. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and holds a Master of Business Administration from City University in Bellevue, Wash. Bob is very happy to be working in the beautiful Upper Arkansas Valley in a community that offers so much in terms of lifestyle and recreation.

Dan Prinster
VP of Business Development, St. Mary’s Medical Center

Dan graduated from Grand Junction High School in 1980 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science from Notre Dame and a Master of Science in Economic Geography from the London School of Economics. At the age of 26 he was elected to the Colorado House of Representative where he served 8 years. After his last term in office he accepted a position at St. Mary’s and was later promoted to Vice President. In this role he has been responsible for the growth and expansion of the St. Mary’s campus. He has initiated or coordinated over $500 million dollars in capital investments and campus improvements over his 20-year tenure with St. Mary’s. In addition to his work at St. Mary’s he has served on the boards of numerous organizations including the Colorado State Racing Commission, the Colorado School of Public Health Advisory Committee, the Western Slope Center for Children Board, the Marillac Clinic Board, and the District 51 Foundation Board. Dan’s wife, Elise, is a middle school English teacher at the Fruita 8/9 school. They have three children, Margo, Matt and Marygrace. Dan and his family enjoy spending time together hiking, snow skiing, biking, and camping.

David Ressler
Chief Executive Officer, Aspen Valley Hospital

Dave has 35 years of healthcare experience with 25 of those years as a hospital administrator (12 at Aspen Valley Hospital). Dave was AVH’s CEO from 2004-2013, returning to the position in the fall of 2016. In 2013, Dave moved to Tucson, Arizona, where he was Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Tucson Medical Center, a 600-bed tertiary hospital. Then, prior to returning to AVH, he was the Executive Director of a newly formed management company, the Community Care Alliance (CCA) that formed two Accountable Care Organizations serving seniors in 14 rural communities in western Colorado and Washington State. During his tenure with the CCA, Dave worked with dozens of rural hospitals in Colorado, California and Washington, gaining an abundance of knowledge about accountable care and a passion for being part of the healthcare industry’s transformation.

Anthony Sudduth
Chief Executive Officer, Southwest Health System

Anthony Sudduth has more than 30 years’ experience in healthcare finance including 27 years as a CEO, COO, and CFO for both not-for-profit and for-profit facilities. Through his leadership, organizations have been able to reduce costs, improve revenue and achieve growth targets. He holds a bachelor’s in accounting from the University of Kentucky and has his master’s in business administration from Eastern Kentucky University. Tony is originally from Lexington, Kentucky and appreciates our close-knit community. He is enjoying all the beauty and outdoor activities of Southwest Colorado with his wife Pam of 21 years.

Rhonda Webb, MD
Chief Executive Officer / Chief Medical Officer, Pagosa Springs Medical Center

Before moving to Pagosa Springs, Dr. Webb worked as the Medical Director of Patient Safety and Quality for the Willis-Knighton Health System. In her previous leadership role, she focused on improvements to the quality of patient care and as a key liaison between administrators and physicians. Dr. Webb served as PSMC, CMO prior to becoming the CEO. Her focus and commitment are to provide quality, compassionate care for all community members, surrounding communities, and those who visit our majestic area.

Charlie Crevling
Chief Financial Officer, Valley View Hospital

Valley View is truly a community hospital. It is not part of a larger system or tied to a corporate office that makes decisions for the communities where their hospitals do business. Instead, Valley View is making independent decisions which are in the best interest of the communities it serves. That is what drew me here. As Valley View’s Chief Financial Officer, expanding our programs and business planning to meet the needs of our growing community is my top priority.

Janet Petty
Chief Financial Officer / Revenue Cycle Director, St. Vincent General Hospital District

Janet Petty is currently a master’s candidate in healthcare administration at Columbia Southern University, although she began her career in healthcare and hospital revenue cycle work more than three decades ago. Janet joined St. Vincent Hospital in 2018 and put her considerable experience and leadership to work at a time of great change and growth for the organization. In a few short years she has created and mentored a team who have established internal processes that consistently meet efficiency goals, improve financial outcomes and enhance the patient experience. Janet explains that her affinity to healthcare came about organically. “My mom worked in admissions and the business office and my uncle was a hospital administrator. That led me to be a candy striper in high school,” says Janet. “I was fascinated with the nursing profession and how a nurse was the basecamp for all the things happening to a patient at any given time.” As it happened, nursing didn’t end up being a step of her career path, but her big-picture thinking led her to the financial and operational aspects of healthcare. As CFO, Janet helps patients in an entirely different but equally important way. “A patient and their family are usually scared of the unknown and overwhelmed in dealing with their physical, financial and emotional health,” says Janet. “Often their actions are not personal; they are a reaction to fear. Knowing this, I always try to be the light in someone’s day.” Janet loves the small-town energy in Leadville and the opportunity to connect on the civic level. In her off time, you might find Janet upcycling her thrift store finds into crafts and artwork in the company of her dogs and cats. She and her husband are empty nesters who are always ready to share pictures and tales of the antics of their five small grandchildren.

Ginette Sebenaler
Chief Financial Officer, Aspen Valley Hospital

Ginette was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in August of 2017, formerly serving as Associate CFO since April of 2015. She had been Aspen Valley Hospital’s controller since 2004 and is very knowledgeable about all aspects of the finance department. Prior to coming to AVH, Ginette worked for two multinational corporations in the accounting field for seven years. She had also been the CFO for two privately held companies in the valley. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting, is a Certified Public Accountant, and is also certified by the Healthcare Financial Management Association as a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional. As CFO, she oversees the functions of the finance department, admissions/registration, billing, engineering, environmental services, medical records and the assisted living facility.