Administrators

Maryann Reese, RN, MHA, DHA, FACHE

Maryann Reese - CEO, Saint Francis Healthcare System Maryann Reese, RN, MHA, DHA, FACHE, joined Saint Francis Healthcare System in 2015 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, leading the development of programs and patient care services throughout Saint Francis Healthcare System. In September 2017, she was named President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior... Read more

James L. Burke, JD, CPA, MBA, LLM

James L. Burke, Esq. James "Jim" Burke, joined Saint Francis Medical Center in 2017 as a new executive, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel. Burke comes to Saint Francis from Mercy, where he served as Vice President and Regional General Counsel (Central Region), leading the legal work for nearly half of... Read more

Thomas S. Diemer, MD

Dr. Thomas Diemer, MD Thomas S. Diemer has expanded his previous role as Medical Director to one of a broader operational focus, including clinical integration with both independent and Saint Francis Medical Partners' physicians. He now is responsible for case management, home health, hospice and palliative care, quality improvement, social... Read more

Stephanie LaPierre, MBA, BSN, RN, CSSBB (ASQ), CPHQ, CPHRM

Stephanie LaPierre, MBA, BSN, RN, CPHQ, LSSBB Stephanie LaPierre joined Saint Francis Medical Center in 2016 in a newly created role of Chief Performance Improvement Officer (CPIO). In this role, LaPierre drives improvements through cross-functional team and process improvements. As a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, she also leads Saint Francis Healthcare System through... Read more

David Prather, CPA, MBA

David Prather, CPA David Prather joined Saint Francis in 1995, having previously worked for Kerber, Eck & Braeckel and Baird, Kurtz, & Dobson. He was named Chief Financial Officer in December 2017, after serving as the Healthcare System's Controller, managing various financial duties. Prather earned a Bachelor of Science in... Read more

Lori Sturgill

Lori Sturgill, CIO Lori Sturgill is the Chief Information Officer for Saint Francis Healthcare System, where she is responsible for directing Saint Francis' IT strategy and operations, and serves as a member of the Executive Team. Sturgill joined Saint Francis in September of 2018. She previously served as the Vice... Read more

Julie Woodruff, RN, BSN, MBA

Julie Woodruff, RN, BSN Julie Woodruff joined Saint Francis Medical Center in 1998 and served as Operating Room Manager before being named Surgical Services Director in 2016. She was named Chief Nursing Officer in December 2017. In this role, Woodruff is responsible for the standards of patient care and nursing practice.... Read more

Jason Bandermann, MBA

Jason Bandermann, MBA Jason Bandermann is Vice President - Saint Francis Medical Partners Operations - Northeast Bandermann joined Saint Francis Healthcare System in 2007 as a Referral Services Manager for Services to Business. He served as Practice Manager for Cape Diabetes and Endocrinology prior to becoming Director of Ambulatory Services... Read more

Linda Greaser

Linda Greaser Linda Greaser joined Saint Francis Healthcare System in April 2019 as Vice President – Human Resources. In this role, Greaser is responsible for Human Resources and Training and Development. She provides leadership, development and implementation of policies in all Human Resource functions including staffing, employment, compensation, benefits,... Read more

Alex Ogburn, MBA, FACHE

Alex Ogburn, MBA, FACHE Alex Ogburn, MBA, FACHE, is Vice President of Saint Francis Medical Partners. He is responsible for Saint Francis Healthcare System’s Clinically Integrated Network, Accountable Care Organization, Intensivists, Hospitalists, Emergency Physicians, Radiologists, Medical Administrative Officers and continued work with the provider network, Saint Francis Medical Partners. He... Read more

Gerry Salter, MBA, PT

Gerry Salter joined Saint Francis Medical Center in 1995, serving as the Director of Orthopedics from 2006 to 2015, and responsible for the operations of a 13-department strategic business unit that included orthopedics, acute inpatient rehabilitation, inpatient therapy, psychology, outpatient therapy and concussion clinic. In Salter's... Read more

Christy Shawan

Christy Shawan Christy Shawan is Vice President – Operations Saint Francis Medical Partners (SFMP) Southwest. Shawan joined Saint Francis in March 2019. In this role, Shawan focuses on Saint Francis Healthcare System's Black River Ambulatory Surgery Center, Kneibert Clinic, Northwest Medical Center – Operations, Physicians Park General Surgery, Physicians... Read more

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

Debby Sprandel, RN, BSN, MSN, MBA-HA Debby Sprandel is Vice President of Ambulatory Nursing and is responsible for outpatient nursing enterprises for the Healthcare System. Sprandel joined Saint Francis in 1984 and has been a Registered Nurse, Patient Care Manager of Progressive Care and Intensive Care Units, Director of Medical Management, Neurosciences Service... Read more

Jimmy Wilferth

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 role, he is responsible for leading the Foundation's community outreach and fundraising efforts, which help fund financial assistance programs for individuals in need of healthcare and... Read more

Jim Lawrence, RN, MBA

Jim Lawrence - Director of Mission Jim Lawrence joined Saint Francis in 1992 as a nurse. In 2001, he worked to establish the first Wound Healing Center at Saint Francis Medical Center. He served as director of that clinic until 2004, when he worked with Alex Ogburn, MBA, FACHE to establish the... Read more


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