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Western Healthcare Alliance Board

Western Healthcare Alliance (WHA) is governed by a ten-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
Jim Coombs, Chief Executive Officer, Grand River Health Meet Jim
Andrew Daniels, MHA, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, Memorial Regional Health Meet Andrew
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
Dr. Rhonda Webb, Chief Executive Officer / Chief Medical Officer, Pagosa Springs Medical Center Meet Rhonda
Karen Winkelmann, Chief Executive officer, Telluride Regional Medical Center Meet Karen
John Hart, Chief Executive Officer, Wray Community District Hospital Meet John
Joe Theine, Chief Executive Officer, Animas Surgical Hospital Meet Joe

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
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
Karen Winkelmann, Chief Executive officer, Telluride Regional Medical Center Meet Karen

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

Joe Theine
Chief Executive Officer, Animas Surgical Hospital

Joe Theine, MBA, joined Animas Surgical Hospital as CEO in 2019 but has been an active leader of the Durango healthcare community for more than a dozen years. Prior to joining Animas Surgical Hospital, Joe worked as practice administrator of Four Corners Eye Clinic for six years. Joe 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.

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!