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David Dunlap '69 retired at the end of 2016 from serving as President and CEO of Charleston, SC-based Roper St. Francis.

William Mason '71 served his HCAD residency year at Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas in Beaumont. He then served ten years as CEO of Baptist Hospital of East Africa in Tanzania and Baptist Hospital of Bangalore, India. In addition, he was CEO and later Board Chairman of Baptist Medical Center/Baptist Health System in Jacksonville, FL for 25 years. Now as President and CEO Emeritus of Baptist Jacksonville, William has served in numerous and notable community wide appointments. According to him, none of this would have been possible without his HCAD education at Trinity University for which he remains grateful.

Joel Allison '73 announced he will step down as President and CEO of Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas, TX in 2017 to take on an advisory role.

 

 

 

Bob Spurck '73 was named Principal at RB Healthcare Ventures in Georgetown, TX.  

Don Disbennett '74 has retired.

Scott Barbe '75 plans to retire in July 2017 from his service as Senior Vice President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital near Houston.

Dennis Millirons '76 recently completed his engagement as Interim President of Rapid City Regional Hospital and the Rapid City Market in South Dakota in March 2017. Dennis continues to serve as an Interim Executive with BE Smith and as Principal with NewLight Healthcare in Austin, TX.  

 

Randall Segler '77 has retired. Most recently, Randall served as CEO of Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton, OK.

Joe DaSilva '78 officially retired in March 2017 as CEO of the Texas Pharmacy Association (TPA). Joe has been a longtime Austin association executive and noted health care advocate in Texas government. During his eight years as CEO, Joe utilized his extensive association management knowledge and advocacy experience to strengthen the organization’s ability to serve Texas pharmacy professionals. Joe has represented health care for more than 40 years as he worked with the Texas Legislature and state regulatory agencies as well as top state leaders and Senate and House elected officials. He has been a respected and trusted voice and has successfully guided organizations and individuals through the corridors of the Texas Capitol to achieve policy objectives.

Bill Garrett, Jr. '79 retired in September 2016 to the North Carolina coast.

Jack Chubb '80 recently joined Florida Hospital Carrollwood (FHCW) as Chief Operating Officer, bringing with him a strong background of hospital operations. Most recently, he served as CEO for Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, CA, a Level I trauma center and second busiest hospital in the state of California. Jack has nearly 40 years of experience as a health care executive and brings a strong focus on meeting quality and financial goals as well as planning, directing and evaluating operational activities.

Bob Grimes '77, '80 has been retired from health care since 2010 and left office as a Commissioner in Bandera County at the end of his four-year term in December 2016. His future plans for he and his wife, Jan, will focus on travel for a while! Bob lives in Bandera, TX.

Doug Ashby '83 was a part-time consultant and exam developer through Certification Management Services for Western Governor’s University’s Undergraduate and Graduate Health Care Administration programs and for their Undergraduate Emergency Management Program.

Susan Vasilakis '87 is now retired after 25 years with NCR/Teradata serving in the health care and training fields.

Jeff Egbert '90 was appointed Interim CEO of Capital Medical Center in Olympia, WA. Jeff previously worked for a hospital in Arizona.

Tim Godfrey '95 was promoted to Vice President of Physician Services at LifePoint Health in Brentwood, TN.

Matthew Bassett '98 was recently nominated by President Donald J. Trump to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. If confirmed, Matthew will serve as Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, Legislation. Matthew is a health care policy expert with more than 20 years experience in both the public and private sectors. Prior to his nomination, Matthew served as a Senior Executive for health care companies myNEXUS and Davita Inc. In addition to his experience in the private sector, Matthew held senior positions in the U.S. House of Representatives for members of the House Rules and Energy and Commerce Committees. He also served the Governor of Kentucky as a Senior Adviser in his role as Chief of Staff to Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services. There he worked to bring reforms to Kentucky’s Medicaid and insurance markets. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Access Tennessee Health Insurance Pool. 

Jim Geist '98 was promoted to Executive Vice President and COO at Skagit Regional Health in Mount Vernon, WA beginning in January 2017. Skagit Regional Health includes two hospitals, 16 medical clinics and a medical group. Previously, he served as CEO for Capital Medical Center in Olympia, WA. 

Chris Glenney '98 was named President and CEO of CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System, the region’s largest integrated health care system, in Tyler, TX. The announcement came alongside the recent expansion of CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System in Northeast Texas and the addition of CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Sulphur Springs. Chris has been a part of this system since 1998 and has extensive operational and clinical leadership experience across the organization.

Jim Brown '99 was named Chief Development Officer at HCA Gulf Coast Division in Houston, TX in February 2017.

Brad Holland '00 was recognized in April 2017 by The American Hospital Association, in partnership with the Texas Hospital Association and its political action committee, HOSPAC, as Texas’ 2017 Grassroots Champion for his outstanding leadership in generating grassroots and community support for the collective hospital mission. Brad serves as CEO of Cedar Park Regional Medical Center in Austin, TX.

Jerry Ashworth '02 was appointed Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston in November 2016.

Sally Hurt-Deitch '03 has been named one of the 2017 women leaders to watch in health care by Modern Healthcare. Sally serves as Market CEO of The Hospitals of Providence, El Paso’s largest health care network. Modern Healthcare’s Top Women in Healthcare program recognizes and honors extraordinary health care leaders and visionaries who are revolutionizing our health care system and transforming the health care delivery across the nation. Modern Healthcare will recognize Sally at the awards dinner on Wednesday, July 19, in Nashville, TN. In addition to the recognition, Sally will participate in the Women Leaders in Healthcare Conference.

Jason Bray '05 is Senior Vice President and CIO for McAlester Regional Health Center in McAlester, OK since 2016. Prior to his current position, Jason has worked with IBM Healthcare Consulting, Oklahoma State University Medical Center and most recently, Methodist Health System in Dallas, TX in the field of information technology.

Bryan Horner '05 retired at the end of 2016 as President and CEO of Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo, TX. Bryan served Shannon for 18 years, spending the last 11 as CEO. Bryan joined Shannon in 1998 as CFO.

 

 

Jonathan (J.D.) Guerard '08 was appointed Director of Human Resources for Alpine Special Treatment Center, Inc. in Alpine, CA. Previously, he worked with the VA San Diego Healthcare System.

Kevin Scoggin '10 was promoted to Chief Operating Officer at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center of St. David’s HealthCare. 

 

 

 

Chris Zeringue '10 was recently selected CEO of North Texas Medical Center in Gainesville, TX. Previously, Chris served as COO of Texoma Medical Center in Denison, TX, a King of Prussia, PA-based Universal Health Services facility.

 

 

Esther Chung '11 was selected COO at St. David's Medical Center in Austin, TX. Most recently, she served as Associate COO of this facility. She also previously served as Assistant Administrator of the medical center, after completing Austin-based St. David's HealthCare administrative residency program.

 

Natha Norman '11 was promoted to Administrative Director of Care Delivery, Quality and Innovation of INTEGRIS Medical Group in Oklahoma City, OK.

 

 

 

Katie Lattanzi '10, '12 was appointed Associate COO of St. David's South Austin Medical Center in Austin, TX. Most recently, Katie served as Assistant COO at Heart Hospital of Austin. She has completed St. David's HealthCare's administrative residency program and was accepted into Nashville, TN-based Hospital Corporation of America's Executive Development Program in April 2016.

 

Nathanaël Budge '13 was named Chief Operating Officer of the Jordan Valley Medical Center – West Valley Campus in West Jordan, UT. 

Amber Wilson '15 was appointed Administrator of the Park Cities Surgery Center with United Surgical Partners International (USPI) in Dallas, TX.

 

 

Hugh Jackson '16 was promoted to Service Line Administrator of Clinical Program Development at the Tanner Health System in Carrollton, GA.

 

 

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