Executive Team

Maryann Reese - CEO, Saint Francis Healthcare System

Maryann Reese, RN, MHA, DHA, FACHE

President and Chief Executive Officer

Maryann Reese, RN, MHA, DHA, FACHE, joined Saint Francis Healthcare System in 2015 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating ... more »




James L. Burke, Esq.

James L. Burke, Esq.

Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel

James "Jim" Burke, Esq., joined Saint Francis Medical Center in 2017 as a new executive, Chief Administrative Officer/General Counsel. Burke comes ... more »




David Prather, CPA

David Prather, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

David Prather, CPA joined Saint Francis in 1995, having previously worked for Kerber, Eck & Braeckel and Baird, Kurtz, & ... more »




Julie Woodruff, RN, BSN

Julie Woodruff, RN, BSN

Chief Nursing Officer

Julie Woodruff, RN, BSN, joined Saint Francis Medical Center in 1998 and served as Operating Room Manager before being named ... more »




Dr. Thomas Diemer, MD

Thomas S. Diemer, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Thomas S. Diemer, MD, has expanded his previous role as Medical Director to one of a broader operational focus, including ... more »




Jason Ewing

Chief Information Officer / Vice President – Strategy

Jason Ewing is the Chief Information Officer for Saint Francis Healthcare System, where he is responsible for directing Saint Francis’ ... more »




Stephanie LaPierre, MBA, BSN, RN, CPHQ, LSSBB

Stephanie LaPierre, MBA, BSN, RN, CPHQ, LSSBB

Chief Performance Improvement Officer

Stephanie LaPierre, MBA, BSN, RN, CPHQ, LSSBB, joined Saint Francis Medical Center in 2016 in a newly created role of ... more »




Gerry Salter, MBA, PT, ATC, CSCS

Vice President - Professional Services

Gerry Salter, MBA, PT, ATC, CSCS, joined Saint Francis Medical Center in 1995, serving as the Director of Orthopedics from ... more »




Alex Ogburn, MBA

Vice President - Ambulatory Services

Alex Ogburn, MBA, is Vice President — Ambulatory Services and is responsible for outpatient physician enterprises for the Healthcare System. Ogburn ... more »




Jim Lawrence - Director of Mission

Jim Lawrence, RN, MBA

Director of Mission

Jim Lawrence, MBA, RN, joined Saint Francis in 1992 as a nurse. In 2001, he worked to establish the first ... more »




Jimmy Wilferth - Vice President, Saint Francis Healthcare System Foundation

Jimmy Wilferth

Vice President - Saint Francis Healthcare System Foundation

James "Jimmy" Wilferth joined Saint Francis in 2014 as Executive Director of the Saint Francis Healthcare System Foundation. In that ... more »