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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.

Rhonda Webb, MD, Chief Executive Officer/Chief Medical Officer, Pagosa Springs Medical Center – Vice Chair Meet Rhonda
Bob Morasko, CEO, Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center – Vice Chair Meet Bob
Joe Theine, CEO, Southwest Health System – Secretary/Treasurer Meet Joe
Chris Thomas, President & CEO, Community Hospital Meet Chris
Jeff Mengenhausen, CEO, Montrose Regional Hospital Meet Jeff
Kyle Wren, CEO, Rangely District Hospital Meet Kyle
Will Cook, President & CEO, Vail Health Meet Will
Dr. Korrey Klein, President & CEO, Family Health West Meet Korrey
Jennifer Riley, CEO, Memorial Regional Health Meet Jennifer
Dave Ressler, CEO, Aspen Valley Hospital Meet Dave
Jim Coombs, CEO, Grand River Health Meet Jim
Jason Amrich, CEO, Gunnison Valley Health – Alternate Meet Jason

Healthcare Management (HCM) Board of Managers

Zach Wojcieszek, CFO, Moab Regional Hospital – Chair Meet Zach
Dr. Korrey Klein, President & CEO, Family Health West – Vice Chair Meet Korrey
Chris Thomas, President & CEO, Community Hospital Meet Chris
Bob Morasko, CEO, Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Meet Bob
James Dillon, CFO, Rangely District Hospital Meet James
Toby Stults, CFO, Wray Community District Hospital Meet Toby
Jim Coombs, CEO, Grand River Health Meet Jim
Liz Sellers, CEO, Pioneers Medical Center – Alternate Meet Liz

Community Care Alliance (CCA) Board

Dave Ressler, CEO, Aspen Valley Hospital – Chair Meet Dave
George Trantow, Chief, Physician Operations, Valley View Hospital – Secretary/Treasurer Meet George
Angelina Salazar, CEO, Western Healthcare Alliance Meet Angelina
Antonio Gurule, Clinic Administrator, San Luis Valley Health Meet Antonio
Arlene Harms, CEO, Rio Grande Hospital Meet Arlene
Chris Thomas, President & CEO, Community Hospital Meet Chris
Gary Knaus, MD, Medical Director, Valley Health Alliance Meet Gary
Jim Coombs, CEO, Grand River Health Meet Jim
Kevin Borchard, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Pioneers Medical Center Meet Kevin
Kyle Miller, PharmD, COO, Memorial Regional Health Meet Kyle

Western ACO Board

Elaine Gerson, CLO, Director Quality and Risk Management, Aspen Valley Hospital – Vice Chair Meet Elaine
Paula Belcher, Director, Population Health Management, Memorial Regional Health – Secretary/Treasurer Meet Paula
Alyssa Franklin, PharmD, Chief Operating Officer, Aspen Valley Hospital
Jim Coombs, CEO, Grand River Health Meet Jim
Kyle Wren, CEO, Rangely District Hospital Meet Kyle
Liz Sellers, CEO, Pioneers Medical Center Meet Liz
Emma Cooper, Director of Data and Quality Programs, Quality Health Network Meet Emma
Rhonda Parker, DO, CMO, Montrose Regional Health Meet Rhonda
Barry Mink, MD, Medicare Beneficiary Meet Barry

Rhonda Parker, MD
DO, CMO, Montrose Regional Health

Dr. Rhonda Parker has been an integral part of the Montrose medical community since she and her family arrived in Montrose in 2009. As a board certified and fellowship trained Orthopedic Surgeon, she practiced in Montrose for over a decade. Most recently, she served as a consultant to MRH using her expertise in health care administration and surgery, providing essential support and guidance to many of the hospital departments.

Barry Mink, MD
Medicare Beneficiary

Dr. Barry Mink is a retired Board Certified Internist who practiced in Aspen Colorado for 40 years. He is a former Chief of Medicine and Chief of Staff of Aspen Valley Hospital. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, FACP, and a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, FACSM. He served on the board of Aspen Valley Hospital for 12 years and was president for 2 years. He was elected into the Aspen Hall of Fame in 2019.

Emma Cooper
Director of Data and Quality Programs, Quality Health Network

Emma Cooper joined the QHN team in 2018 to develop and implement the eCQM reporting solution. As the Director of Data and Quality Programs, Emma leads QHN’s efforts to develop the vision and strategy for a highly interconnected data and quality organization. As a Registered Nurse with over 26 years of experience in a varied clinical background and over 15 years of leadership and management experience with a focus on healthcare quality, Emma brings a unique clinical subject matter expertise to QHN.

Emma received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Colorado Mesa University and is also a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ.)

Paula Belcher
Director, Population Health Analytics & Performance,Memorial Regional Health

Paula Belcher’s multifaceted background encompasses architecture, healthcare, and population health management. Currently serving as the Director, Population Health Analytics and Performance at Memorial Regional Health in Craig, Colorado, she has been instrumental in developing strategies and initiatives to support the well-being of local communities. Paula played a key role in securing and managing Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grants, totaling $1.2 million over four years, focusing on underserved populations and coordinating efforts across multiple agencies.

Before her current role, Paula served as a Project Architect, Healthcare Planner at Davis Partnership Architects, providing comprehensive project planning, design, and construction management services. During her tenure at Children’s Hospital Colorado, she held various positions, including Operations Manager and Documentation Specialist, where she managed projects, spearheaded a Building Information Modeling (BIM) initiative, and contributed to enhanced operational efficiency.

In addition to her professional roles, Paula has ventured into self-employment, offering master space planning and research services. She has a rich history of community service, volunteering for organizations like The Bridge Project, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado. Paula is an active member of professional associations, such as the Colorado Association of Healthcare Engineers & Directors, and has shared her expertise through public speaking engagements at national conferences.

With a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Denver, a Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon, and a recent Master of Public Health from the University of Minnesota, Paula brings a unique blend of educational and professional experiences to her diverse roles. As a registered architect in the state of Colorado and a LEED Accredited Professional, she possesses a wide range of skills and a proven track record of effective leadership and collaboration.

Elaine Gerson
CLO, Director Quality and Risk Management, Aspen Valley Hospital

Elaine was a clinical RN, working in the ICU and establishing the cardiology clinic at Aspen Valley Hospital, starting in 2000. She won a seat on the Board of Directors in 2002 and served in that capacity until 2004 when she moved into an administrative role. She was Legal Counsel, Chief Clinical Officer and Compliance Officer for many years. Elaine also served as Chief Transformation Officer overseeing the development and implementation of an integrated system of care in a value-based reimbursement environment.

Now, as Chief Operating Officer, she is responsible for operations across all Aspen Valley Hospital Network of Care locations, ensuring they are fully integrated in their delivery. She continues to serve as legal counsel for the Hospital. Elaine holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing, a master degree in business administration, and a juris doctorate with an emphasis on healthcare law.

Kyle Miller
Chief Operating Officer, Memorial Regional Health

Kyle is the Chief Operating Officer for Memorial Regional Health in Craig, CO. Before filling the COO role, he served as the Chief Clinical Officer since 2018. Kyle has over 30 years of healthcare experience and has served 23 of those years at MRH. By trade, Kyle is a licensed pharmacist of 25 years and previously served as the Pharmacy Director with MRH through a pharmacy management agreement with Cardinal Health. Kyle’s healthcare leadership is quality and operations driven. Throughout his tenure at MRH, he has been responsible for implementing numerous clinical service lines, but most notable are 2 retail pharmacies, an Infusion Clinic, an Anti-coagulation clinic, and the 340B program.

Kyle holds a doctorate degree (PharmD) in Pharmaceutical Sciences from North Dakota State University and a post graduate, PGY-1 Residency from American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in hospital acute care. Additionally, Kyle is a managing partner of Providence Recovery Services, a new, independent business venture that specializes in substance use treatment for Moffat County.

In his spare time, Kyle enjoys all the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer with his wife and 2 children. Those activities include golf, snowmobiling, boating, fishing, hiking, camping and hunting.

Kevin Borchard, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon, Pioneers Medical Center

Kevin Borchard, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a fellowship in total joints. He attended University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, Colorado after which he did his residency at the Wilford Hall of Medicine at the Lackland Air force Base in Texas. Dr. Borchard then completed a fellowship in joint reconstruction at the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to total joint replacements and revisions, he also performs rotator cuff and shoulder labrum repairs.  Dr. Borchard practices at Pioneers Medical Center in Meeker, CO.

Gary Knaus
MD, Medical Director, Valley Health Alliance

Dr. Gary Knaus is a retired Family Physician in Carbondale, Colorado. He previously worked at the Roaring Fork Family Practice at Valley View Hospital. He continues to be involved with various Health Policy initiatives and assists Valley View Hospital with their REACH participation. He serves on the Community Care Alliance and Valley Health Alliance (VHA) Boards. He is the Medical Director of the VHA and helps direct quality and system improvements for the Clinically Integrated Network.

Arlene Harms
Chief Executive Officer, Rio Grande Hospital

Arlene Harms is the CEO of Rio Grande Hospital in Del Norte Colorado, where she has worked for 15 years. Prior, she was CEO of Melissa Memorial Hospital in Holyoke, Colorado for 10 years.

Arlene is passionate about rural healthcare in Colorado and has intentionally spent her career working in Critical Access Hospitals. She has been a Colorado Hospital Association board member for nine years and has also been a member of the Regional Policy Board 8 with American Hospital Association. During her tenure at Rio Grande Hospital, the organization has been listed in the top 100 CAHs in the country in 2019 by Ivantage; and in the top 20 CAHs in 2020.

Arlene is married and has two adult children and four grandchildren. She spends her time outside of work, gardening, canning, and spending time with her grandchildren.

George Trantow, FACHE, CMPE
Chief, Physician Operations, Valley View Hospital

Mr. Trantow is the Chief of Physician Operations at Valley View Hospital. He has spent over 32 years in healthcare leadership positions including 20 years in medical practice management both independent and hospital owned and 9 years as an active duty Officer in the US Army Medical Service Corps.  He has a varied background including serving in U.S Army field medical positions, hospital administration, integrated health systems, multi-specialty group practice, surgery centers and imaging centers.  His expertise in strategic planning, managed care negotiations, business development and finance have resulted in very successful organizations and many accolades.

Mr. Trantow was tapped as an upcoming leader in 1989 when he received the US Army Medical Service Corps, “Outstanding Junior Officer Award” and in 1990 he received a scholarship to attend the prestigious US Army-Baylor University MHA Program.  He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Past President of the American Association of Orthopaedic Executives (AAOE), certified by the American College of Medical Practice Executives and a board member of the Western Healthcare Alliance.

His commitment to service translates to participation on several boards/committees including the Western Healthcare Alliance, Community Care Alliance, Valley Health Alliance, Club 20, Boy Scout Leader, Midvalley Trails of Eagle County and Town of Basalt Mayor’s Cabinet.

George enjoys leading his family on trips skiing, hunting, fishing, camping and biking.

Antonio Gurule
Clinic Administrator, San Luis Valley Health

Antonio Gurule began serving SLV Health in 2010 as the Physician Integration Administrator. Prior to his tenure at SLVH, he worked in community health in executive-level roles. In 2015, the veteran health care administrator joined the Senior Team with a clear aim to support the ongoing development of a system of care between SLVH’s clinics, inpatient facilities, ancillary services, and other community partners. A native of the SLV, Gurule brings a solid commitment to serve the community in a manner that improves the local landscape.

Angelina Salazar, MA
Chief Executive Officer, Western Healthcare Alliance

Angelina is the Chief Executive Officer of WHA and its affiliated companies. Working with the Board of Directors, key stakeholders, and the executive management team, she establishes long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies for the overall benefit of rural healthcare in Colorado and eastern Utah. She joined the WHA team in May 2016 to strengthen and lead the marketing and communications programs. In January 2019 she was named CEO after stepping into the interim role in July 2018.

Angelina started her career in education quickly advancing her role from Outreach Coordinator to Regional Development Director for a national nonprofit. After many years of developing programming and support, Angelina was recruited into the realm of healthcare. She started in marketing for a Critical Access Hospital in western Colorado, quickly advanced to Director of Customer Service, Marketing, Community Relations, and Development. Before leaving the hospital to join WHA, she held the executive position of Vice President of Business Development. In that role, she oversaw all communications, volunteers, marketing, physician services and identified business development opportunities. She established and implemented the infrastructure to support the organization through state and federal grants, fundraising events, and the establishment of a foundation.

In addition, Angelina serves on the National Cooperative of Health Networks Board of Directors (current Board President), the Colorado Health Institute Board of Directors (current Board President), the Saybrook University Board of Trustees, the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions Advisory Board, Club 20 Healthcare Policy (current Co-Chair), National Rural Health Association Rural Health Policy Congress, and the Prime Health Advisory Board. Her dedication to solving rural healthcare challenges and building strong relationships in the community have helped to build visibility, impact, and financial stability.

Angelina possesses a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with a minor in Spanish, two Master of Arts Degrees in Language Acquisition and Psychology as well as a certification in mediation and conflict resolution. She is also a certified Reality-based Leadership facilitator.

Chris has been married for more than 31 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. Competing with his daughters in different locations from Mallorca, Spain to Costa Rica with a couple of finishes at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. In total, he and his daughters have completed over 30 Ironman and Ironman 70.3s.

While at Community Hospital, Chris 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 5-fold during his tenure and Community Hospital has grown from 400 employees to almost 1,200, now the 3rd largest employer in the Grand Valley. In addition, Community Hospital opened a brand new four-story, 142,000 square foot, state-of-the-art hospital in March 2016 and ground breaking for a new 130,000 sq/ft. Grand Valley Oncology and Medical Office building should begin this summer. 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 and the have received the prestigious 5-Star recognition from CMS for two consecutive years.

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, Chris was the executive director and chief administrative officer of ILS Resource Management. He has worked as a healthcare executive for over 30 years and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. He is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Chris has been married for more than 31 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. Competing with his daughters in different locations from Mallorca, Spain to Costa Rica with a couple of finishes at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. In total, he and his daughters have completed over 30 Ironman and Ironman 70.3s.

While at Community Hospital, Chris 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 5-fold during his tenure and Community Hospital has grown from 400 employees to almost 1,200, now the 3rd largest employer in the Grand Valley. In addition, Community Hospital opened a brand new four-story, 142,000 square foot, state-of-the-art hospital in March 2016 and ground breaking for a new 130,000 sq/ft. Grand Valley Oncology and Medical Office building should begin this summer. 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 and the have received the prestigious 5-Star recognition from CMS for two consecutive years.

Liz Sellers

Liz Sellers, MSN, MHA
Chief Executive Officer & Chief Operating Officer, Pioneers Medical Center

Liz Sellers, MSN, MHA, was appointed CEO/COO of Pioneers Medical Center in 2020. She is dedicated to developing programs and supporting efforts to enhance patient, employee, and community wellness. With an extensive background in finance and administration, Liz places a strong emphasis on creating financial efficiencies while balancing the delivery of quality care and community involvement.

Liz excels in building effective work teams and possesses extensive leadership experience in operations, strategic planning, business and network development, marketing, board and physician relations, physician acquisition and retention, and construction project management. Additionally, she played a key role in the creation and leadership of a Medicare Shared Savings ACO and a population health program.

Before joining Pioneers Medical Center, Liz served as the interim CEO/COO for Quorum Health (BCH) and as the CCO/COO for Artesia General Hospital. With over 20 years of experience as a healthcare executive, she holds a Master of Nursing, a Master of Health Administration, and a Master of Business Administration.

Toby Stults

Toby Stults
Chief Financial Officer, Wray Community District Hospital

Toby joined Wray Community District Hospital as the Chief Financial Officer in 2016. As a native of Wray, he was excited to return to his hometown and be a part of the hospital and its critical role in the community.

Prior to WCDH, he was the managing partner and CFO of a startup business in the Denver / Boulder area taking the business from startup to acquisition. He attended the University of Denver receiving a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Accounting and has a minor in Leadership through the DU Pioneer Leadership Program.

He enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids (ages 9, 7, and 3), coaching kids basketball, golf, hunting, and the outdoors.

Jason Amrich
Chief Executive Officer, Gunnison Valley Health

Jason Amrich joined Gunnison Valley Health in 2021. Jason holds a bachelor of science in physical therapy from Quinnipiac University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado – Denver. Since 2016, he has served as the Vice President of Operations for Longs Peak Hospital, Broomfield Hospital and Longs Peak Surgery Center all of which are a part of UCHealth.

Jason’s combination of clinical and administrative experience in Colorado health systems provides him with unique insight into the dynamics of clinical and business operations for a health system. Having spent a significant portion of his career working in Colorado means that he is familiar with current and future opportunities and challenges facing Gunnison Valley Health.

Jason and his family are thrilled to be joining the Gunnison Valley community and all the valley has to offer.

Rhonda Webb

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.

Dr. Brian Murphy
Chief Executive Officer, Valley View Hospital

Prior to becoming CEO of Valley View, I served patients and our community for over 18 years as a board-certified urologist. During this time I held a number of leadership positions at Valley View including Chief of Staff, Chief Medical Officer and for six years I was a Trustee on the Board of Trustees. Having raised my own two daughters in the Roaring Fork Valley, I understand the unique challenges of our region and appreciate the advanced services Valley View has committed to providing for our community. My work with fellow healthcare providers, staff and administration has afforded me a unique lens with which to view healthcare, and I am appreciative of our hardworking staff providing world-class care for our patients each and every day.

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.

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.

James Dillon

James Dillon
Chief Financial Officer, Rangely District Hospital

James ‘Jimmy’ Dillon is the CFO of Rangely Hospital District. He has Bachelor’s degrees in economics and accounting, and was promoted to CFO in July of 2021. He has been with the hospital since 2011, when he started as a companion in the assisted living facility, and has also worked in nursing, IT, compliance, and project management. His wife, Vivian, is a Nurse Practitioner with the hospital’s Rural Health Clinic, and they have three children together – Emma, Kassia, and James IV. Jimmy also sits on the boards of the Rangely Junior College District and Giant Step Preschool and Childcare center.

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

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.

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

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.

Dave Ressler

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.

Charlie Crevling
Chief Financial Officer, Valley View Hospital

Charlie has 34 years of healthcare experience with 11 of those years on the western slope. He has been the CFO for Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs Colorado for the last 4 years and also spent 7 years with Vail Valley Medical Center (Now Vail Health) as their CFO. Prior experience includes the University of Colorado as the Director of Managed Care and Strategic Development, Denver Health Medical Plan as their Executive Director , and roles with Exempla Healthcare (Now SCL), Seattle Children’s and Virginia Mason.

Joe Theine

Joe Theine
Chief Executive Officer, Southwest Health System

Joe Theine, MBA, joined Southwest Health System as CEO in 2023 but has been an active leader of the healthcare community for more than a dozen years. Prior to joining Animas Surgical Hospital, Joe served as CEO of Animas Surgical Hospital for 4 years. He worked as practice administrator of Four Corners Eye Clinic for six years, and also served as the Executive Director of the Durango Network from 2016-2018. Prior to joining Four Corners Eye Clinic, he was the Executive Director for San Juan Basin Public Health Department from 2011-2013. Joe grew up in the Pacific Northwest and has been proud to call southwest Colorado home for nearly 20 years.

Jeff Mengenhausen

Jeff Mengenhausen
Chief Executive Officer, Montrose Regional Health

Jeff joined Montrose Regional Health as the Chief Executive Officer on August 30, 2021. Jeff was chosen for his executive healthcare experience, ability to create service line and hospital growth, and visionary and coaching leadership. A former Navy SEAL, Jeff has more than 15 years of successful experience leading a diverse array of operations with an unrelenting focus on quality and service. Prior to joining MRH, Jeff was the CEO of Madalia Health – which was named a Top 20 Critical Care Hospital in Patient Experience in 2020 & 2021, awarded by the National Rural Health Association. Prior to his work at Madalia Health, he served as Sr. Executive Director for Monument Health Hospital, Rapid City, South Dakota, a 417-bed level II trauma center, a role he advanced to after being CEO for Monument Health, Sundance, Wyoming, for one year. Mengenhausen earned both his Master of Business Administration/Business Operations (MBA) and BA in Business Administration/Management from American Intercontinental University. He is certified in LEAN Six Sigma by Villanova University.

Kyle Wren

Kyle Wren
Chief Executive Officer, Rangely District Hospital

Kyle Wren, CEO of Rangely District Hospital has been with the Hospital since 2010. Kyle started with RDH as the lab director in 2010, then became COO before being promoted to CEO in January of 2020. Kyle has a Minor in Spanish, Bachelor’s degree in Laboratory Science, Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Weber State University. Rangely District Hospital is a 25 bed Critical Access Hospital with a Clinic, Pharmacy, Extended Care Unit, Ambulance Department, Assisted Living and more. Kyle moved to Rangely with his wife, J’lyn, a Rangely native. He has three kids, Kevin (16), Miah (14) and Taya (13). The family enjoys spending time together riding OHV, hunting, fishing, and playing board games. In Kyle’s spare time he runs with the Rangely Ambulance as an EMT and volunteer Fire Fighter with Rangely Fire Department. Kyle’s mission is to bring patient centered healthcare to the rural community he loves and serves.

Will Cook

Will Cook
President & Chief Executive Officer, Vail Health

Will Cook is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Vail Health, a nonprofit community health care system with 12 locations across Eagle and Summit counties. With a 56-bed hospital, level III trauma center, urgent care clinics, cancer center, cardiovascular services, surgery, childbirth, physical therapy, internal medicine, endocrinology and more, Vail Health is the world’s most modern mountain health care system.

Previously, Mr. Cook served as the president and chief executive officer of University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), the only academic medical center in Colorado. Mr. Cook joined University of Colorado Hospital in September 2015 and was responsible for advancing patient care, innovation and research at UCH and was responsible for the Metro-Denver region.

Prior to UCH, Mr. Cook worked at UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center), an academic medical center with 21 hospitals, 3,400 employed physicians and more than 60,000 employees. He served as senior vice president of UPMC’s Health Services Division, chief operating officer of Physician Services, and president of UPMC Mercy. While at UPMC, Mr. Cook held several leadership roles, including vice president of operations at Magee Women’s Hospital of UPMC, as well as vice president of transplant and ambulatory care at UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside.

The early part of Mr. Cook’s career was spent with Johns Hopkins Health System, where he held several positions, including director of operations at Johns Hopkins International Medical Center in Singapore.

Mr. Cook received a Master’s degree in Health Administration from Washington University School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M University. He also completed a two-year fellowship in Health Care Administration at Johns Hopkins Health System. He is a skilled leader at building partnerships, including with physicians and staff at all levels. He also has a broad base of operational health care experience in outpatient and inpatient services.

Mr. Cook enjoys spending time outdoors and exploring the Colorado landscape with his wife, Sarah, and two daughters, Sadie and Sofia.

Zach Wojcieszek

Zach Wojcieszek
Chief Financial Officer, Moab Regional Hospital

Zach Wojcieszek joined Moab Regional Hospital in December 2014 as the Business Office Coordinator. Subsequently, he served as Manager of Registration and Admissions beginning in June 2017 and then as Director of Accounting beginning in September 2017. Zach was the Revenue Cycle Director from November 2018 to February 2021. In February 2021, he became the Chief Financial Officer of the Hospital. Zach has a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration with an accounting specialization from Colorado State University – Global Campus.

Korrey Klein

Korrey Klein, MD
President & Chief Executive Officer, Family Health West

Korrey Klein, MD is a Colorado native that has spent the majority of his life in rural healthcare. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and completed his Family Medicine residency at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado. Following residency, he practiced broad-spectrum family medicine in a Critical Access Hospital in Rifle, Colorado. Four years later, he relocated his practice to Fruita, Colorado. In 2015, he became the President of the Mesa County Independent Physicians Association, representing over 200 physicians across a wide range of specialties. In August 2018, he became the Vice President of Medical Services & Chief Medical Officer of Colorado Canyons Hospital and Medical Center in Fruita, a Critical Access Hospital which provides access to care for many rural Western Colorado and Eastern Utah residents. On August 14, 2019, Dr. Klein became the 4th President & CEO of Family Health West, overseeing an organization encompassing over 600 employees that deliver a range of healthcare, including assisted living, secure assisted living, critical access hospital, primary care, and multiple outpatient specialty practices. Dr. Klein loves to spend time with his wife and two sons. They love to travel and enjoy the outdoors. Dr. Klein enjoys working in his garden and playing the piano, including writing a few of his own songs.

Jennifer Riley

Jennifer Riley
Chief Executive Officer, Memorial Regional Health

In September 2010, Jennifer joined the Memorial Hospital, now Memorial Regional Health, as a member of the Executive team. She was named the Interim Chief Executive Officer in October 2021 and accepted the permanent position in March of 2022. Additionally, she oversees all marketing and communication, physician recruitment, and patient engagement. Jennifer also has direct oversight of Information Technology, Facilities, Dietary and Nutrition Services, Medical Staff Credentialing, Provider Practice Operations, and Environmental Services.

Memorial Regional Health is an independent, county-owned hospital with four associated multi-specialty outpatient clinics, three of which are Rural Health Clinics. Jennifer’s focus is recruiting and retaining a strong workforce and navigating the ever-changing healthcare landscape to ensure long-term financial sustainability.

Jennifer graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Wyoming. She received a Master of Health Administration from Ohio University. She is married to retired art teacher Steve Martinson, and they have an adult daughter, Caroline. In November 2021, their first grandson, Jameson, was born, and he has become the center of their world.

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.

Karen Winkelmann
Chief Executive Officer, Telluride Regional Medical Center

Karen earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Houston and holds a Master of Healthcare Administration from C.S.U. Global. She is a founding member and past president of the Western Slope Medical Managers Association and actively participates in several healthcare associations. Since 2006, Winkelmann has served as CEO at Colorado West Ophthalmology Associates in Montrose. Previous to that she served as CEO for two nursing home organizations in Glenwood Springs and Montrose.

John Hart
Chief Executive Officer, Wray Community District Hospital

When John was twelve, him and his brother did inventory for a retail store in Vallejo, California and since worked as a busboy, general laborer, assistant manager of a sailing marina, repaired crab boats in Chesapeake Bay and tossed 500 Washington Post newspapers! Later, opened four branch offices for a savings and loan in Maryland, part owner of a real estate firm, 15 years as administrator of psychiatric hospitals, 19 years in rural med-surge hospitals, and currently CEO of Wray Community District Hospital. It is an honor to be involved in the healthcare industry. It is a day-after-day challenge to meet the most pressing needs of our communities!

Mark VanderVeer
Chief Financial Officer, Gunnison Valley Health

Mark joined GVH in August 2019 and has 29 years of Accounting and Finance experience. Most recently he served as Controller, Director of Accounting and Interim CFO at Cody Regional Health for the past four years. Prior to that he spent nine years with Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics in various finance leadership roles. Mark started his career as a CP working for Coopers & Lybrand. He earned his BBA in Public Accounting from Pace University in 1990.

Konnie Martin
Chief Executive Officer, San Luis Valley Health

As a rural health care leader, Konnie Martin holds an important belief, “the possibilities for making a difference are endless.” In her current role as Chief Executive Officer for San Luis Valley Health (SLVH) since June 2013, Konnie has been responsible for the overall vision and operation of the organization, which includes two hospitals, both with 24/7 emergency departments—one with Level III Trauma designation, a physician service practice that provides integrated primary and behavioral health care at five clinics, and specialty services including orthopedics, oncology, cardiology, neurology, ENT, general surgery, physiatry, and podiatry. Through her years in executive health care leadership in not-for-profit health care systems, Konnie has helped to ensure that residents in this rural, low-income southern region of Colorado have access to mission-based services across the continuum.

Konnie is an active participant at the local, state and national level on health care issues and an advocate for rural health care systems. In 2016, she earned the prestigious Grassroots Champion Award, being honored for her work in effectively delivering the hospital message to elected officials, helping to broaden the base of community support for hospitals, and advocating tirelessly on behalf of patients, hospitals and communities. In May of 2018, Konnie served as a witness at the Senate finance committee hearing in Washington, D.C. testifying on “Rural Health Care in America: Challenges and Opportunities” with a plea to provide a level playing field ensuring access to necessary health care services so that children, adults, and families are able to live healthy and productive lives by getting the right care, at the right time, in the right place. From her testimony, Martin’s remarks were encapsulated in media outlets with this comment, “Rural communities pride themselves on hard work and taking care of their own. However, federal payment systems and delivery models must…be updated to meet the realities and challenges of how health care is delivered today and in the future….in a country as great as ours, where you live should not determine if you live.” Respected among statewide peers, Konnie was selected to serve on the Colorado Hospital Association Board as the secretary/treasurer in 2018, and Chair of the CHA Board 2020. Konnie’s rural leadership and expertise will be utilized in her advisory role as a member of the American Hospital Association’s Rural Health Services Council, for three years, 2021-2023.

Ms. Martin holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Computer Science and Business from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. She completed the Advanced Leadership Training Program (ALTP) at the Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership (RIHEL), the CDC-founded regional leadership institute for Colorado; the UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program (HCEP); and the AHA Health Care System Transformation Fellowship. Her classroom includes the lessons she learns every day from her staff, community, and family.