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 Officer,... Read 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 to... Read 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 clinical... Read 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 Chief... Read 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, & Dobson.... Read more »



Lori Sturgill, CIO

Lori Sturgill

Chief Information Officer

Lori Sturgill is the Chief Information Officer for Saint Francis Healthcare System where she is responsible for directing Saint Francis' IT... Read 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 Surgical... Read more »



Jason Bandermann, MBA

Jason Bandermann, MBA

Vice President - Saint Francis Medical Partners Operations - Northeast

Jason Bandermann, MBA, is Vice President - Saint Francis Medical Partners Operations - Northeast Bandermann joined Saint Francis Healthcare System in 2007... Read more »



Linda Greaser

Linda Greaser

Vice President - Human Resources

Linda Greaser joined Saint Francis Healthcare System in April 2019 as Vice President – Human Resources. In this role, Greaser provides leadership,... Read more »



Alex Ogburn, MBA, FACHE

Alex Ogburn, MBA, FACHE

Vice President - Saint Francis Medical Partners

Alex Ogburn, MBA, FACHE is Vice President of Saint Francis Medical Partners. He is responsible for Saint Francis Healthcare System's Clinically... Read more »



Gerry Salter, MBA, PT

Vice President - Professional Services

Gerry Salter, MBA, PT, joined Saint Francis Medical Center in 1995, serving as the Director of Orthopedics from 2006 to 2015,... Read more »



Christy Shawan

Christy Shawan

Vice President – Operations Saint Francis Medical Partners (SFMP) Southwest

Christy Shawan is Vice President – Operations Saint Francis Medical Partners (SFMP) Southwest. Shawan joined Saint Francis in March 2019. In this... Read more »



Debby Sprandel, RN, BSN, MSN, MBA-HA

Debby Sprandel, RN, BSN, MSN, MBA-HA

Vice President - Ambulatory Nursing

Debby Sprandel, RN, BSN, MSN, MBA-HA is Vice President of Ambulatory Nursing and is responsible for outpatient nursing enterprises for the... Read more »



Jimmy Wilferth - Vice President, Saint Francis Healthcare System Foundation

Jimmy Wilferth

Vice President - Foundation and Marketing

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



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