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Executive Team

The Executive Team coordinates strategy and provides organizational oversight for Saint Francis Healthcare System. The team also oversees the day-to-day operations to ensure quality care for patients in the community served by Saint Francis.

Maryann Reese, President and Chief Executive Officer

Maryann Reese, RN, MHA, DHA, FACHE

President and Chief Executive Officer

Maryann Reese 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... Read more »



Justin Davison, MBA

Justin Davison, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

Justin Davison joined Saint Francis in November 2019. In this role, he provides administrative management for the Healthcare System’s Accounting, Revenue Cycle and Facilities Management departments. Davison oversees the Healthcare System’s overall financial plans and policies and will direct its accounting... Read more »



Stephanie La Pierre, MBA, BSN, RN, CSSBB (ASQ), CPHQ

Stephanie La Pierre, MBA, BSN, RN, CSSBB (ASQ), CPHQ

Chief Performance Improvement-Clinical Officer

Stephanie La Pierre joined Saint Francis Healthcare System in 2015, and serves as Chief Performance Improvement-Clinical Officer. In this role, La Pierre drives improvements by streamlining cross-functional teams and processes. As a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, she also leads Saint Francis... Read more »



Lori Sturgill, CIO

Lori Sturgill, BBA, MOL

Chief Information Officer

Lori Sturgill is the Chief Information Officer for Saint Francis Healthcare System, where she is responsible for directing Saint Francis’ Information Technology strategy and operations, and serves as a member of the Executive Team. Sturgill joined Saint Francis in September of 2018.... Read more »



Andrew Godbey, MD, MSPH

Andrew Godbey, MD, MSPH

President - Saint Francis Medical Partners and Saint Francis Health Plans

Andrew Godbey serves as President of Saint Francis Medical Partners, the employed provider group, and President of Saint Francis Health Plans, the for-profit direct-to-employer insurance product. In these roles, he works with a wide range of staff and physicians on clinical... Read more »



Lisa Newcomer, RRT, MBA, FACHE

Lisa Newcomer, RRT, MBA, FACHE

Vice President - Regional Operations

Lisa Newcomer serves as Vice President – Regional Operations for Saint Francis Healthcare System. In this role, Newcomer is responsible for regional support services for the Healthcare System, as well as Home Health and Hospice, Palliative Care and the Saint Francis... Read more »



Alex Ogburn, MBA, FACHE

Alex Ogburn, MBA, FACHE

Vice President - Saint Francis Health Plans

Alex Ogburn is Vice President of Saint Francis Health Plans. He is responsible for Saint Francis Healthcare System’s Clinically Integrated Network, Accountable Care Organization, and administrative aspects of the Intensivists, Hospitalists, Emergency Physicians, Radiologists, Medical Administrative Officers and Saint Francis Medical... Read more »



Gerry Salter, MBA, PT

Vice President - Specialty Practices

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 acute inpatient rehabilitation, concussion clinic, inpatient therapy, orthopedics, outpatient... Read more »



Joel Sander, MSPT, MBA

Joel Sander, MSPT, MBA

Vice President - Saint Francis Medical Partners Northern Division

Joel Sander serves as Vice President – Saint Francis Medical Partners Northern Division for Saint Francis Healthcare System. Sander is responsible for Saint Francis primary care clinics in Cape Girardeau, Jackson and Farmington, as well as the Orthopedic and Neurosciences service... Read more »



Christy Shawan

Christy Shawan

Vice President - Saint Francis Medical Partners Southern Division

Christy Shawan is Vice President - Saint Francis Medical Partners Southern Division. Shawan joined Saint Francis in March 2019. In this role, Shawan provides administrative management for Saint Francis Clinic Poplar Bluff, Black River Ambulatory Surgery Center, Poplar Bluff Neurology Specialists, Piedmont... Read more »



Jason Snow, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Jason Snow, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Vice President - Human Resources

Jason Snow joined Saint Francis Healthcare System in 2021, serving as Vice President – Human Resources. In this role, he provides leadership, development and implementation of all Human Resources’ functions, including staffing, recruitment and retention, compensation and benefits, as well as state... Read more »



Jimmy Wilferth - Vice President, Saint Francis Healthcare System Foundation

Jimmy Wilferth

Vice President - Foundation and Marketing

James R. “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... Read more »



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