UCHealth Board of Directors

Richard L. Monfort, Chair

UCHealth Committee Membership: Audit & Compliance Committee, Executive Committee (Chair), Executive Compensation Committee and Finance Committee

Dick Monfort enters his 18th season with the Rockies franchise and in 2015 he continues in his role as Owner/Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for the club. A Colorado native, Monfort and the Colorado Rockies Ownership Group have established the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club as a leading organization in the Rocky Mountain Region in both the sport and business of baseball.

Brothers Dick and Charlie Monfort have done extensive community outreach through their family-directed Monfort Family Foundation. In September 2004, the Monfort Family Foundation, gifted $10 million dollars to Children’s Hospital Colorado for the construction of a new medical facility in Aurora, Colo. The oncology floor of the new hospital is named in memory of Rick Wilson, a cousin of the Monfort family. In addition, the family funded an artwork, photo and Rockies memorabilia display to enhance the seventh floor of the hospital. The foundation is a longtime provider of funding and endorsement for the Boys & Girls Clubs in Metro Denver and Weld County. In 2012, they matched dollar for dollar on fans’ collected contributions for Coloradoans devastated by summer wildfires. Also active in higher education, the Monfort family supports the Monfort School of Business at the University of Northern Colorado and the Monfort Excellence Fund at Colorado State University; both impact students, faculty and the Northern Colorado community through scholarships for exceptional students and support of outstanding faculty. Other organizations that have benefited from the Monfort family’s years of philanthropic work include CU Cancer Center, Craig Hospital, United Way, the Denver Art Museum and Habitat for Humanity.

In January 2012, the Monfort brothers headed an investment group that purchased the Casper Ghosts, the Rockies affiliate in the Pioneer League now located in Grand Junction, Colo. Individually, Monfort was the 2008 recipient of the United Way of Weld County Humanitarian of the Year Award—an award his father, Kenny Monfort, received twenty years earlier. Monfort is currently the Chairman of the University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Board of Directors of UCHealth and Chairman of the Colorado Economic Development Commission.

Monfort spent 25 years in the cattle business, primarily with his family’s company. He became president of Monfort of Colorado, Inc., in 1987 and joined ConAgra Red Meats in 1991 as the president & CEO. After retiring from ConAgra in 1995, he helped launch the Montera Cattle Co. in 1996. Currently, he owns the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, Calif.

A 1976 graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, Monfort has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management. In May 2012, Colorado State University President Tony Frank awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters to Monfort in recognition of his significant contributions to Colorado industry and higher education. Also in May 2014, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship by Johnson & Wales University.

Born April 27, 1954, Monfort makes his home in Greeley, Colo., and he has three children: daughter Lyndsey (and son-in-law Aaron Graber) and sons Walker and Sterling.

Chris Osborn, Vice Chair/Secretary/Treasurer

UCHealth Committee Membership: Executive Committee and Executive Compensation Committee (Chair)

Mr. Osborn is a fourth-generation Fort Collins resident. He is an investor and entrepreneur. Mr. Osborn is current president and CEO of Coach Training Alliance, a global distance education school training and certifying life and executive coaches worldwide as well as offering organizational leadership development.  He also serves as Chairman and President of Global Proppant Supply, Chairman of Aqua-Hot of Frederick, Colorado and is active in real estate development.

Mr. Osborn was chairman and CEO of First National Bank from 2003 to 2009, and a Principal with Thoma Cressey (now Thoma Bravo), a leading private equity firm, from 1997 to 2003. Prior, Chris was associated with the investment bank Green Manning and Bunch and Norwest Corporation.

Mr. Osborn is the past chair of the Poudre Valley Health System board of directors and has served on the board since 2004 and a trustee of the Denver Boy Scouts. He has been active in a number of other nonprofits including the Northern Colorado Community Foundation, Unify and Beet Street. Chris is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and the University of California at Berkeley. He and his wife, Holly, have two children.

Ray Baker - UCHealth Committee Membership: Finance Committee

Raymond T. Baker is a partner at Gold Crown Management Company, a real estate management firm established in 1977 in Greenwood Village. He is also the co-founder and president of the Gold Crown Foundation, a non-profit organization which provides opportunities and education for youth through sports and enrichment programs.

Mr. Baker serves on several Boards of Directors, including the Denver Metropolitan Major League Baseball Stadium District and the Metropolitan Football Stadium District; University of Colorado Hospital; UCHealth; University of Colorado Real Estate Foundation; Lakewood High School Foundation; and the Caruso Foundation. He also serves on several bank and corporate boards and is a director for the Judi’s House Endowment and a member of the N.E. Corridor Task Force for National Western.

Mr. Baker has been a member of the Blue Ribbon Transportation Panel serving under Governors Romer and Ritter; has served on the Colorado Commission on Higher Education and the CCHE Capital Development Committee; Colorado Economic Development Commission; and Denver Zoological Foundation. He has been a director for Central Parking Corporation, and is a past president for the Colorado Apartment Association and the Apartment Association-Metro Denver.

Elizabeth Concordia

UCHealth Committee Membership: Executive Committee and Finance Committee

Elizabeth B. Concordia serves as president and chief executive officer of UCHealth, a nationally recognized, nonprofit health care system with operating revenue of $4.5 billion and a workforce of more than 22,000 people. Ms. Concordia joined UCHealth in September 2014 and is responsible for the strategic direction, clinical operations and financial success of the system.

UCHealth includes ten Colorado hospitals with 1,800 inpatient beds and more than 150 clinics in Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska.

Under Ms. Concordia’s leadership, UCHealth is focused on strategic partnerships, expansion of the system’s footprint in the region, developing new models of care, improving patient access, convenience and service, and supporting the academic mission. UCHealth is fostering new innovations and technologies to support the care of individual patients and to improve the overall health of our population.

Before joining UCHealth, Ms. Concordia served as executive vice president for UPMC and president of its Hospital and Community Services Division. In previous positions, she was the executive vice president and chief operating officer for Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as an associate director at the Montefiore Medical Center’s Jack D. Weiler Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in the Bronx, New York, and a manager and senior consultant for Ernst & Young in Washington, DC.

Ms. Concordia earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and German from Duke University and a Master of Administrative Science Management from Johns Hopkins University. She is a member of the Women’s Forum of Colorado and the Colorado Forum. Ms. Concordia is also a board member of Premera Blue Cross, and she was named a 2018 Outstanding Woman in Business by the Denver Business Journal.

Don Elliman

UCHealth Committee Membership: Executive Committee, Executive Compensation Committee and Finance Committee

A long-time executive in publishing, Don Elliman boasts a successful track record in business and a high-quality reputation in higher education. Elliman worked at Time Warner for 32 years, retiring as an executive vice president of Time Inc. Other positions he has held include publisher of People Magazine and president of Sports Illustrated.

Most recently, Elliman was executive director of the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Charles C. Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology on the Anschutz Medical Campus. He served for two years as chief operating officer for Colorado, assisting the governor in the management of all state agencies, and as chair of the Colorado Recovery Accountability Board, with responsibilities for oversight of spending in Colorado.

Previously, Elliman was director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, overseeing a wide range of economic development activities, including domestic and international business development, small business programs, the Colorado Tourism Office and the Colorado Economic Development Commission. He was president of Ascent Sports and of Kroenke Sports Enterprises, with oversight of business activities, including The Pepsi Center, The Denver Nuggets and The Colorado Avalanche.

Elliman has served as chair of the Children’s Hospital Colorado Board of Directors and co-chair of the campaign to raise funds for the new hospital. He also serves on the boards of Middlebury College, The Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority and The Gates Family Foundation.

Don Elliman became interim chancellor for both campuses on April 2, 2012. He was named chancellor by University of Colorado President Bruce Benson on Feb. 20, 2013. He assumed sole responsibility for CU Anschutz on Sept. 23, 2014.

John Reilly Jr., MD

UCHealth Committee Membership: Clinical Services & Quality Committee

John Reilly Jr., MD is the Dean of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs for the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. He holds the Richard D. Krugman Endowed Chair and joined the University in April 2015.

Prior to joining the University of Colorado, Dr. Reilly was at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine beginning in 2008. In 2011, he was appointed the Jack D. Myers Professor and Chair for the Department of Medicine. Dr. Reilly’s education and training include an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Dartmouth and his medical degree from Harvard, with postgraduate work at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City. Dr. Reilly has overseen the grants administration enterprise for the Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, providing a broad view of academic research there and enabling him to further shape his ideas for the elements of success in research. His personal research activities are focused on various pulmonary diseases, including emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer

In addition to his participation in multidisciplinary research, Dr. Reilly has extensive experience in creating and working in multidisciplinary clinical programs. He participated in the founding of the Lung Transplant program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 1992, and since then he has worked in a comprehensive lung cancer program, a multidisciplinary critical care service running a surgical intensive care unit and two lung volume reduction surgery programs. In his role as department chair at the University of Pittsburgh, he reorganized the liver and renal transplant areas to a more integrated model where they can function as a unified team.

Faculty development and mentorship are important components of his leadership. Dr. Reilly has a long and consistent track record of both research and clinical mentorship of faculty and trainees. He strives to identify talented individuals, providing them with the strategic vision and the autonomy to carry out their work and then continuing to work with them to solve problems and remove barriers identified in the course of business.

Dr. Reilly is keenly aware of the challenges facing academic medicine today, from the rapidly changing clinical landscape to funding pressures for research and education dollars. He comments on the contributions that the nation’s academic medical centers make in our society with regard to patient care, teaching and research and that the “role of leadership is in providing the infrastructure that keeps these three missions together and allows people to do what they do best.”

Victor (Gene) Renuart

UCHealth Committee Membership: Audit & Compliance Committee, Clinical Services & Quality Committee

Gene Renuart is a retired United States Air Force four-star general. His last military assignment was as the commander of United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), where he concurrently served as the commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Prior to that, General Renuart served as Director of Strategic Plans and Policy, the Joint Staff. He retired from the Air Force on July 1, 2010, after over 39 years of service.

Since retiring, General Renuart has served as the Senior Military Advisor and VP for National Security Strategy, BAE Systems, Inc., founded his own consulting group (The Renuart Group LLC), and most recently joined the Opportunities Development Group, a Washington DC-based consulting firm. General Renuart is a highly experienced and decorated combat aviator with 60 combat missions in Iraq, Bosnia, and in Operations Southern and Northern Watch.

He has a BS in Production and Industrial Management from Indiana University in Bloomington and an MA in Psychology from Troy State University in Troy, Alabama.

Laurie Steele

UCHealth Committee Membership: Clinical Services & Quality Committee

Ms. Steele has been a fixture in the northern Colorado business community since the early 1980s. She joined Burns Marketing in 1987 and has been instrumental in managing all aspects of campaigns, technology conferences, road shows, and events.

Ms. Steele contributes her marketing expertise to leading technology companies like HP, Arrow Electronics, Cognizant, Logitech, itSMF USA, Intel, and NVidia. She is a former elected official for the Health District of Northern Larimer County, and has served on the board of Poudre Valley Health System since 2004. She has served on many other charitable committees and boards including United Way, Partners of Larimer County, and Mountain States BBB Torch Awards for Ethics judging panel.

Ms. Steele is also active in Samburu Youth Education Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to helping African children get access to education. Laurie holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Colorado State University.

Tim Travis

UCHealth Committee Membership: Audit & Compliance Committee (Chair), Executive Committee, Executive Compensation Committee and Finance Committee

Mr. Travis has been employed with Eaton Metal Products and Eaton Sales and Service of Denver for more than 30 years, where he serves as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Travis is currently on the boards of CoBiz Bank, the El Pomar Foundation, and the National Western Stock Show. He serves on the boards (and was past chair) of both the Denver Area Council of Boy Scouts of America, STICO Insurance Company, and Raffles Insurance Co. Ltd. He is active in many civic organizations, including the Buffalo Bill Historical Museum, Colorado Council on Economic Education, Denver Museum of Natural History and the Denver Zoological Foundation.

Todd Whitsitt, MD

UCHealth Committee Membership: Clinical Services & Quality Committee (Chair)

Dr. Whitsitt is a practicing general cardiologist. He is a member of the Colorado Health Medical Group Board of Directors.

Dr. Whitsitt was born in Indiana as one of five boys and grew up in Georgia. He received his BA from Lagrange College and his MD from the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Whitsitt did his internal medicine residency at Eisenhower Army Medical Center and a cardiology fellowship at the former Fitzsimons Army Hospital. Dr. Whitsitt went into private practice in 1992.

UCHealth Executive Leadership Team

Elizabeth B. Concordia - President and Chief Executive Officer, UCHealth

Elizabeth B. Concordia - President and Chief Executive Officer, UCHealth

Elizabeth B. Concordia serves as president and chief executive officer of UCHealth, a nationally recognized, nonprofit health care system with operating revenue of $4.5 billion and a workforce of more than 22,000 people. Ms. Concordia joined UCHealth in September 2014 and is responsible for the strategic direction, clinical operations and financial success of the system.

UCHealth includes ten Colorado hospitals with 1,800 inpatient beds and more than 150 clinics in Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska.

Under Ms. Concordia’s leadership, UCHealth is focused on strategic partnerships, expansion of the system’s footprint in the region, developing new models of care, improving patient access, convenience and service, and supporting the academic mission. UCHealth is fostering new innovations and technologies to support the care of individual patients and to improve the overall health of our population.

Before joining UCHealth, Ms. Concordia served as executive vice president for UPMC and president of its Hospital and Community Services Division. In previous positions, she was the executive vice president and chief operating officer for Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as an associate director at the Montefiore Medical Center’s Jack D. Weiler Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in the Bronx, New York, and a manager and senior consultant for Ernst & Young in Washington, DC.

Ms. Concordia earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and German from Duke University and a Master of Administrative Science Management from Johns Hopkins University. She is a member of the Women’s Forum of Colorado and the Colorado Forum. Ms. Concordia is also a board member of Premera Blue Cross, and she was named a 2018 Outstanding Woman in Business by the Denver Business Journal.

Michael Cancro - Chief Strategy Officer, UCHealth

Michael Cancro - Chief Strategy Officer, UCHealth

Michael Cancro is chief strategy officer for UCHealth, a nationally recognized health care system with operating revenue of $4.5 billion and a workforce of 22,000 people. Mr. Cancro joined UCHealth in December 2012 and is responsible for leading corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, planning, special projects, provider relations, and outreach and business development.

Mr. Cancro also serves as the interim chief executive officer of University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), a nationally recognized academic medical center with almost 700 inpatient beds and 6,000 employees. UCH is the only academic medical center in Colorado and is the academic hub of the UCHealth system. As interim CEO of UCH, Mr. Cancro also oversees other locations in metro Denver including Broomfield Hospital, Highlands Ranch Hospital and numerous ambulatory medical centers.

Prior to joining UCHealth, Mr. Cancro worked at Deloitte Consulting, serving some of the nation’s leading health care systems and payers. His work was primarily focused on enterprise strategy development, mergers and acquisitions, operational and financial performance improvement, project management, new business ventures, population health, innovation, and business development initiatives.

Mr. Cancro attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for both his master’s and undergraduate degrees.

Mr. Cancro and his wife Sara live in the metro Denver area with their three children.

Jean Haynes, Chief Population Health Officer

Jean Haynes, Chief Population Health Officer

Jean Haynes is the chief population health officer for UCHealth, Colorado’s Front Range health system comprised of leading community hospitals and the region’s top academic medical center. Ms. Haynes joined UCHealth in April of 2015 and is responsible for the implementation and growth of UCHealth’s efforts to build a population-based patient care model.

Ms. Haynes has nearly 30 years of leadership and management experience in health care delivery, managed care and insurance organizations. Prior to joining UCHealth, she served as president and CEO of Univita Health Inc., a provider of home-based nursing, home medical equipment and home pharmacy therapy. Previously, she was president and CEO of Geisinger Health Plan and executive vice president of Insurance Operations for Geisinger Health System. She has also held leadership positions at Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan, OSF HealthPlans, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Physicians Healthcare Plans and Humana/St. Petersburg General Hospital.

Ms. Haynes holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Florida in Tampa and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the St. Francis Medical Center College of Nursing on Peoria, Ill., from which she graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Ms. Haynes served on the board of the Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) and was chairman of the National Policy Committee for ACHP. In June 2010, Ms. Haynes was appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell to serve on the State’s Health Care Reform Advisory Board.

Ms. Haynes lives in Denver with her husband.

Steve Hess - Chief Information Officer

Steve Hess - Chief Information Officer

Steve Hess is the chief information officer for UCHealth, Colorado’s Front Range health system comprised of leading community hospitals and the region’s top academic medical center. He is responsible for the management of information systems across the enterprise, including Epic, an electronic medical record system; UCHealth.org; and My Health Connection, a patient portal.

Previously, Mr. Hess was the chief information officer for University of Colorado Hospital, a partner of UCHealth.

Prior to joining UCHealth, Mr. Hess was the chief information officer for Christiana Care Health System, one of the country’s largest health care providers.

Dallis Howard-Crow, Chief Human Resources Officer

Dallis Howard-Crow, Chief Human Resources Officer

 

Dallis Howard-Crow is chief human resources officer for UCHealth, Colorado’s Front Range health system comprised of leading community hospitals and the region’s top academic medical center. Ms. Howard-Crow joined UCHealth in December 2014 and is responsible for all human resources functions across the system, including organizational development and learning, employee engagement, employee recognition, benefits, e-learning, shared services, compensation, talent acquisition, wellness, employment law and compliance, internal communications, performance management, onboarding, and service performance (employee and physician satisfaction).

Ms. Howard-Crow has extensive experience in the healthcare field. Prior to joining UCHealth, she was the chief administrative officer and chief human resources officer for Emory Healthcare, where she oversaw human resources for the health system, directed human resources programs and ensured the human resources systems and programs supported the mission and goals of the entire organization. Among her many responsibilities was providing strategic leadership in support of the organization’s goal of being the employer of choice in Atlanta and the Southeast.

Previously, Ms. Howard-Crow served as senior vice president and chief administrative officer at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, Ill. Under her leadership, Methodist earned Magnet nursing designation in 2004, and was the first Illinois hospital in three years to be presented the Lincoln Gold Award for Quality in 2006 based on the criteria for performance excellence of the Baldrige National Quality Program. Prior to joining Methodist, Ms. Howard-Crow worked at Denver-based HCA-Health One, and gained valuable experience, including the opportunity to lead the human resources team during multiple changes in corporate ownership.

Ms. Howard-Crow holds a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Colorado at Denver and a bachelor’s in accounting from Arizona State University. She also completed the Managing Healthcare Delivery program at Harvard Business School.

Ms. Howard-Crow lives in Englewood, Colo., with her family.

William Neff, MD - Chief Medical Officer, UCHealth

William Neff, MD - Chief Medical Officer, UCHealth

 

Dr. William Neff is the chief medical officer of UCHealth, Colorado’s Front Range health system comprised of leading community hospitals and the region’s top academic medical center. He serves as the liaison between providers and system administration to ensure that the highest standards of quality clinical care and service for patients are maintained. He also leads efforts to develop innovative, high-quality and cost-effective treatments across the system.

Most recently, Dr. Neff served as the interim president and chief executive officer of UCHealth while the organization performed a national search to fill the position. Previously, he was the chief medical officer for the Poudre Valley Health System, now a UCHealth partner.

Prior to joining UCHealth, Dr. Neff was founding partner of the Northern Colorado Anesthesia Professional Consultants. He played an integral role in growing what originally was a local community practice into a practice of more than 70 providers serving 14 hospitals and surgery centers in northern Colorado, southeastern Wyoming and western Nebraska.

Dr. Neff completed his fellowship training in cardiovascular anesthesiology/surgical intensive care at the Texas Heart Institute at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston. He received his medical degree at UTMB and is a graduate of the school’s residency training program in anesthesiology. Dr. Neff received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Rice University.

He resides in Fort Collins, Colo., with his family.

Michael Randle, MD - Chief Medical Officer, UCHealth Medical Group and Chief Executive Officer, UCHealth Medical Group

Michael Randle, MD - Chief Medical Officer, UCHealth Medical Group and Interim Chief Executive Officer, UCHealth Medical Group

Michael Randle, MD is the chief medical officer of UCHealth Medical Group. He has served in that role since 2012. Prior to this role, Dr. Randle was co-medical director, Greeley region in 2010 and served as chief quality officer in 2011 for UCHealth Medical Group. He also serves as the Chief Executive Officer for UCHealth Medical Group.

Dr. Randle has served on a number of boards and committees in the northern Colorado community, including the Poudre Valley Health System physician development committee in 2008. He has served on the UCHealth Medical Group board of directors since 2010.

Dr. Randle’s clinical experience began in 1989 at Southwest Medical Associates in New Mexico where he spent ten years before working two years at Lovelace Health System. He joined Greeley Medical Clinic in 2001, with an emphasis in internal medicine, where he practiced until 2012.

He is board-certified in internal medicine, forensic examiners and forensic medicine and is a fellow with the American College of Physicians. Dr. Randle was named in 2004-2014 as one of “America’s Top Physicians.”

Dr. Randle graduated magna cum laude with a degree in chemistry from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. He received his medical degree from Southwestern Medical School, University of Texas in Dallas Texas. He served his internship and residency in internal medicine at University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, and in 1988 was named chief medical resident.

Gary Reiff - Chief Legal Officer

Gary Reiff UCHealth Chief Legal Officer

Gary is an attorney and executive leader with more than three decades of legal experience in Colorado. He was the chief legal officer, chief administrative officer and a managing director for Black Creek Group, a Denver-based international real estate investment firm. Gary also served as chief compliance officer for two companies related to Black Creek.

As an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado Law School, Gary taught law students courses on basic and advanced real estate transactions. Before joining Black Creek Group, he was a partner with Brownstein Hyatt & Farber, PC in Denver. Gary brings political and campaign experience to UCHealth having worked in the Colorado Governor’s Office and as general counsel for a U.S. Senator’s campaign.

Gary is active in the Colorado civic community and currently serves on the boards of Denver Water and the Downtown Denver Partnership. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Economics from Stanford University, a Master of Arts degree from the Food Research Institute (economics of development) from Stanford University, and he graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.

Dan Rieber - Chief Financial Officer, UCHealth

Dan Rieber - UCHealth Chief Financial Officer

Dan Rieber serves as chief financial officer of UCHealth, a nationally recognized health care system with operating revenue of $4.5 billion and a workforce of 22,000 people. Mr. Rieber was appointed chief financial officer in 2018.

Mr. Rieber joined UCHealth in 2007 as director of finance and controller at University of Colorado Hospital. He took on the role of UCHealth Memorial CFO in 2014, overseeing finances for Memorial Hospital Central, Memorial Hospital North and outpatient clinic locations in Colorado Springs. Rieber also managed the finances for several of UCHealth’s community hospitals and expansion projects.

UCHealth includes ten Colorado hospitals, with 1,800 inpatient beds and more than 150 clinics in Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska. UCHealth is one of the nation’s strongest and most financially efficient health care systems with a consistent record of bond rating improvements.

Mr. Rieber has focused on health care finance for almost two decades, and his career includes tenures at both Centura Health and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He earned a Masters of Business Administration from Regis University, a Bachelors of Business Administration from Iowa State University, and he is a certified public accountant.

Dan and his wife Heather live in Castle Rock with their two sons.

Dan Robinson - President & CEO, Longs Peak Hospital

Dan Robinson - President & CEO, Longs Peak Hospital

Dan D. Robinson is chief executive officer of Colorado Health Medical Group, the multi-specialty medical team that serves UCHealth clinics in northern and southern Colorado and southeastern Wyoming.

As CEO, Mr. Robinson oversees the administrative, clinical and strategic operations for more than 400 health care providers and approximately 1200 support staff in 80 clinics and outreach locations in western Nebraska, southeastern Wyoming and along the Colorado Front Range corridor.

From 2007 until 2013, Mr. Robinson was Chief Operating Officer for Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo. As VP, Mr. Robinson helped lead PVH to become a six-time Thomson Reuters Top 100 Hospital and a three-time Magnet designee.

Prior to joining PVH, he worked for Exempla Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, Colo., where he served as vice president of operations and administrator of West Pines Behavioral Health Hospital. He also was vice president of operations for Birner Dental Management Services in Denver, was a consultant for HCIA/LBA Healthcare Management in Denver, and worked for the HEALTHONE hospital system in Denver.

Mr. Robinson is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, American College of Cancer Executives, and Larimer County Mental Health Steering Committee, as well as a board member of the Touchstone Healthcare.

He holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Toledo, Ohio, and a bachelor’s degree from Augustana College, Ill.

He lives in Fort Collins, Colo. with his wife Kim. They have three grown sons, Kyle, Corey and Casey.

Manny Rodriguez, Chief Marketing and Experience Officer

Manny Rodriguez, Chief Marketing and Experience Officer

Manny Rodriguez is the chief marketing and experience officer for UCHealth, a nationally recognized Colorado health system comprised of leading community hospitals and the region’s top academic medical center. Mr. Rodriguez joined UCHealth in June 2015 and is responsible for overseeing brand, marketing, advertising, sponsorships, public relations and patient experience.

A seasoned marketing executive with proven success, Mr. Rodriguez is an expert in brand positioning and building, consumer marketing, community marketing, and sports and entertainment marketing. At UCHealth, Rodriguez established sponsorships with the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche and Colorado Mammoth. He launched a new brand for UCHealth, positioning the health system as patient-centered and innovative.

As Chief Experience Officer, Mr. Rodriguez focuses on enhancing the service and care that patients and family members experience in every interaction with UCHealth. He works closely with multiple departments at UCHealth and deploys innovative technologies and partnerships to enhance experience throughout the continuum of care.

Before joining UCHealth, Mr. Rodriguez served as senior vice president of marketing for Santander Bank where he oversaw the company’s brand, advertising and sponsorship teams. He built and launched a new brand for Santander in the United States. Mr. Rodriguez has also served as vice president of sponsorships, events and charitable giving for NRG Energy where he helped build one of the largest sponsorship portfolios in the energy industry. He has also served as vice president of marketing for Reliant Energy where he managed brand strategy, as well as external and internal marketing efforts.

Mr. Rodriguez has extensive background in healthcare marketing with more than 19 years in the pharmaceutical industry. He has held marketing positions with Johnson & Johnson, Schering-Plough, Abbott Laboratories, Bristol-Myers Squib and Forest Laboratories.

Actively involved in the Denver community, Mr. Rodriguez is a member of the board of trustees with Denver Center for the Performing Arts and Boy Scouts of America-Denver Council, President of the CMO Club Denver Chapter, Denver Sports Advisory Committee, Deputy Chair of the 2026 World Cup Host City Bid Committee and he serves on the Board of the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club. A leukemia survivor, Mr. Rodriguez does public/motivational speaking to raise awareness – and funds – for leukemia research and causes.

Mr. Rodriguez earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Seton Hall University and a master’s degree in international business from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Jeff Thompson - Vice President, Government & Corporate Relations

Jeff Thompson - Vice President, Government & Corporate Relations

Beginning January, 1993 Jeff was named Associate Director of Public Affairs for the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. In 1996 Jeff became Director of Business Development at University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). He then directed UCH’s major gift fundraising from 1999 through 2004. In January 2005 Jeff was named Director of Government and Corporate Relations at UCH and continued that role beginning March 2012 with the new health system, UCHealth. In April, 2015 Jeff was promoted to Vice President of Government and Corporate Relations for UCHealth. In this role he oversees and coordinates government relations with local, state and federal elected officials; and leaders of key governmental departments and agencies. In addition, Jeff works closely with area business organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development Organizations and directly with many business and civic leaders.

In representing UCHealth, Jeff also serves on the boards and committees of a number of business and community organizations such as the Aurora Chamber of Commerce (Board Chairman 2012-2014; and named Business Person of the Year for 2014); the Aurora Economic Development Council; the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Corporation; and the Colorado Dental Lifeline Network. Jeff is also the current chairman of the Colorado Hospital Association’s Legislative Council.

A Denver native, Jeff holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Political Science from Fort Lewis College (1975), and a Masters’ Degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver (1978). Jeff is married to Nancy (self-employed), with two wonderful children, Connor, a freshman at Colorado Mesa University; and Lauren, employed with a Denver-based executive recruitment and employment firm.

Kevin Unger - President & CEO, Poudre Valley Health Care, Inc

Kevin Unger - President & CEO, Poudre Valley Health Care, Inc

Kevin L. Unger is President/CEO of Poudre Valley Hospital and Medical Center of the Rockies, two of five hospitals within the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) system.

Mr. Unger began in 2001 as the Vice President of Planning and Strategic Development for Poudre Valley Hospital. In 2003, he assumed the role of Vice President of Operations and Ambulatory Services for PVH, being named President and CEO in 2005. With the formation of UCHealth, his role changed in 2013 to oversee both hospitals.

Mr. Unger’s focus on quality excellence is reflected in the numerous national awards won by Poudre Valley Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies, and Poudre Valley Health System, including the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2008. Mr. Unger was selected in 2009 as the recipient of the Robert S. Hudgens Young Healthcare Executive of the year through the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Prior to joining Poudre Valley Hospital, he served as the Manager for the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; Business Development Analyst for University Hospital in Denver; and a consultant for First Consulting Group.

Mr. Unger earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Colorado State University in 1992, a Master of Science in Health Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver in 1998, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Colorado at Denver in 1998 and a Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Change from Colorado State University in 2013.

A native of Fort Collins, he and his wife, Stacy, are the proud parents of three children, Sydney, Mason and Sophia.

Joel P. Yuhas - President & CEO, Memorial Health System

Joel P. Yuhas - President & CEO, Memorial Health System

Joel Yuhas was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Health System in Colorado Springs, Colorado in January 2017. He has 20 years of healthcare leadership experience, including CEO positions within major hospital systems and experience at both community and academic hospitals.

Most recently, Joel was the president and CEO of St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, CA, part of Dignity Health. Joel has also served in leadership positions at Mt. Sinai Medical Center of Cleveland, Georgetown University Medical Center, Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center), and Dignity Health.

Mr. Yuhas received his undergraduate degree at Cleveland State University in 1993 and earned his Master of Healthcare Administration in 1996. He has been an active Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives since 1995.

Dr. Richard D. Zane, MD, Chief Innovation Officer, UCHealth

Dr. Richard D. Zane, MD, Chief Innovation Officer, UCHealth

Dr. Richard Zane is the chief innovation officer of UCHealth, Colorado’s nationally recognized health system comprised of leading community hospitals and the region’s only academic medical center. Dr. Zane works closely with UCHealth’s clinical and operational leadership team, partners from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the University of Colorado to continuously innovate UCHealth’s operations and care delivery processes, implement novel technology and develop new technology in partnership with external and internal innovators.

Dr. Zane is currently the George B. Boedecker, Jr. and Boedecker Foundation Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is also professor of healthcare administration at the CU Denver Business School. Dr. Zane serves as UCHealth’s executive director of emergency services and provides oversight for UCHealth’s DocLine.

Prior to joining the University of Colorado School of Medicine and UCHealth in 2012, Dr. Zane served as associate professor and vice chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School and medical director for MDConnect, the Partners Healthcare patient access, transfer and transport system.

Dr. Zane attended Temple University School of Medicine and went on to specialty training in emergency medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Zane and his wife, Siobhan Murphy-Zane, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Children’s Hospital Colorado, live in the metro Denver area with their three children.

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