UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital & Medical Center of the Rockies, Greeley Hospital, Longs Peak Hospital, Yampa Valley Medical Center and UCHealth Medical Group

PVH Board of Directors and MCR Board of Directors

The boards of directors govern UCHealth in northern Colorado.

Mike Dellenbach - Chair
Biography

Mike Dellenbach

Chair, PVH Board of Directors and MCR Board of Directors

Profession

President of Dellenbach Motors

Education

Graduated from Northwood University in Automotive Marketing

Other Community Service

  • Past Treasurer of Colorado Auto Dealers Asociation
  • Past Chair and member of Board of Trustees for The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado
  • Co-chair of Capital Campaign for Museum of Discovery in Fort Collins
  • Past Board Member, Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of South Fort Collins Business Association
  • Advisory Board Member for Boys and Girls Clubs of Larimer County
  • Past member of United Way Annual Campaign

Family

  • Wife, Jane
  • 3 children, 5 grandchildren
Dennis Houska - Vice Chair
Biography

Dennis Houska

Vice Chair, PVH Board of Directors and MCR Board of Directors

Profession

President of Houska Automotive

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Colorado State University

Other Community Service

  • Volunteer for the National Marrow Donor Program
  • Former board member of the Poudre Valley Hospital Foundation
  • Arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau
  • Involved in many local nonprofits: Houska/Houska 5k, Halloween Blood Drive, PSS, etc.
  • Former Elder at Redeemer Lutheran Church

Family

  • Noreen – Wife
  • 3 children
  • 1 grandchild
Christine Chin - Past Chair
Biography

Christine Chin

Past Chair, PVH Board of Directors and MCR Board of Directors

Profession

Business Executive and Consultant

Employment

President, Chin & Associates
Former President & Publisher, Fort Collins Coloradoan
Former President and Publisher, The Bellingham Herald
Former Strategic Development Director, Reno Gazette-Journal
Former Market Development Director, Palm Springs Desert Sun
Former Executive Assistant to the Publisher, Long Beach Press-Telegram
Former Assistant to the President, Knight-Ridder, Inc.
Former Circulation Director, Long Beach Press-Telegram
Former Acting Employee Relations Director/Manager
Former Classified Advertising Supervisor
Former Research Analyst, Paramount Pictures

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, UCLA
  • Master of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Other Community Service

  • Poudre School District Foundation: Immediate Past President, President, Grants Chair, Major Technology Initiative Chair
  • Lesher IB World Middle School, School Accountability Committee member
  • Stan Chin Memorial Scholarship Committee, Los Medanos Community College: member
  • Allied Daily Newspaper Association: former Treasurer, Vice-President, President
  • Newspaper Association of America: former member
  • Rocky Mountain Young Presidents Organization (YPO), former member
  • Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce: former Board Director
  • Northern Colorado Economic Development Corp, Leadership 2010: former member
  • Economic Development Task Force, Fort Collins UniverCity Initiative: former member
  • Superintendent Business Advisory Council, Poudre School District, former member
  • Fort Collins Downtown Rotary: former member

Family

  • Husband, Jeff
  • 1 daughter
Dan Stroh
Biography

Daniel G. Stroh

PVH Board of Directors and MCR Board of Directors

Profession

Realtor

Employment

Stroh & Co. Real Estate and Development, Loveland, CO (since 1971; founded by his father Ray)

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Business & Finance, University of Colorado

Family

  • Debbie – wife
  • 2 sons, 4 grandchildren
  • Third generation Larimer County native (born in Poudre Valley Hospital)

Other Community Service

  • Board Member, National Cutting Horse Association
  • Member, Loveland Rotary Club, number of local and national agricultural and cutting horse organizations
  • Former President or Board Member, Loveland Chamber of Commerce, Loveland Downtown
  • Development, Loveland Board of Realtors, Colorado State Board of Realtors, McKee Medical Center
Chris Osborn
Biography

Chris Osborn

PVH Board of Directors and MCR Board of Directors

Profession

Investor and Business Executive

Employment

President, Coach Training Alliance
Vice Chair, McDash Analytics (mortgage database, business analytics provider)
Vice Chair of Northern Colorado Community Foundation
Former Chairman and CEO, First National Bank
Founder and Former Principal, M2P Capital (investment firm), Denver
Former Principal, Thomas Cressey Equity Partners
Formerly, Green, Manning & Bunch (investment bankers) and Norwest Corp.

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree, University of California, Berkeley

Other Community Service

  • Board Member, Northern Colorado Community Foundation, Denver Council of the Boy Scouts, Children’s Museum.
  • Chair, Fort Collins Area United Way Campaign (2004, 2005)

Family

  • Wife, Holly
  • 2 children
James Sprowell, MD
Biography

James Sprowell, MD

PVH Board of Directors and MCR Board of Directors

Profession

CEO, Associates in Family Medicine, P.C.; Board certified with the American Board of Family Medicine.

Education

University of Iowa College of Medicine, graduate medical education in Duluth, Minnesota

Other Community Service

  • Board of the Northern Colorado IPA
  • Faculty Advisor on the claims review committee for Copic Insurance Company in Denver

Family

  • Wife, Clare
  • 3 children
Tess Heffernan
Biography

Tess HeffernanTess Heffernan

PVH Board of Directors

Profession

Retired public administrator

Employment

  • Former Policy and Project Manager, City of Fort Collins City Manager’s Office
  • Former Director, City of Fort Collins Neighborhood Resources Office
  • Founder of Fort Collins Community Mediation Program

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Florida State University
  • Master of Education, Colorado State University

Family

Marty – husband

Other Community Service

  •   Elected Board Member, Health District of Northern Larimer County
  •   Former Board Member, Crossroads Safehouse
  •   Numerous volunteer activities
John A. Mentgen
Biography

John A. Mentgen

MCR Board of Directors

John Mentgen started his healthcare career in 1994 with CoxHealth in Springfield, Mo. He held progressive roles leading to the position of administrator of Cox Medical Center North and vice president of support services for CoxHealth. In 2004, he was recruited by one of the nation’s largest healthcare systems in the country, Catholic Health Initiatives, as vice present of operations at the St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo.

In 2006, he was promoted to senior vice present and chief operating officer, a role he held until joining Franciscan St. Margaret in 2009, where he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer to Franciscan St. Margaret Health in Dyer and Hammond, Ind. Franciscan St. Margaret Health is part of the Franciscan Alliance, a non-profit Catholic healthcare system that operates 14 hospitals in Indiana and Chicago, Illinois.

Mentgen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Drury University in Springfield, Mo., and a Master of Healthcare Administration from Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. He completed his administrative fellowship at CoxHealth in 1995 and is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Jim Parke
Biography

Jim Parke

PVH Board of Directors and MCR Board of Directors

Profession

CEO of Otter Products, LLC and Blue Ocean Enterprises Inc.
Current board member of over a dozen for-profit companies
Attorney, licensed in Colorado and Utah


Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Spanish from Weber State University
  • Juris Doctor degree from Gonzaga University
  • M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law

Employment

  • Former Chief Legal Officer, Blue Ocean Enterprises Inc
  • Former Chief Legal Officer, Otter Products, LLC
  • Former Attorney, Minor & Brown, P.C.
  • Former Attorney, Holland & Hart, LLP
  • Former Supervisor, Convergys

Other Community Service

  • Former board of directors member of the Colorado Ethics in Business Alliance (CEBA)
  • Former ethics award selection committee co-chairman for CEBA
  • Former Torch Award selection committee member for the Denver Boulder BBB
  • Former Vice Chair of Venturing Committee for the Denver Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America
  • Current legal advisor for Otter Cares Foundation and Blue Ocean Foundation
  • Current member of Fort Collins Stake High Council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Current member of advisory council for the College of Social Sciences at Weber State University

Family

  • Wife, Megan
  • 5 children
Doug Erion
Biography

Doug Erion

PVH Board of Directors and MCR Board of Directors

Current business and community involvement

President & CEO Actian, Inc, managers of the Erion group of real estate and investment companies
President & CEO The Erion Foundation
President & CEO Artworks Loveland
President & CEO desk chair workspace
Member – Loveland Business Partnership
Member – Loveland Strategic Planning Group

Past business and community involvement

  • President & CEO US West Marketing Resources (successor to Johnson Publishing Company)
  • President & CEO Johnson Publishing Company family of companies
  • Loveland City Council (Mayor Pro-Tem)
  • Loveland Planning Commission
  • Loveland Visual Arts Commission (Chairman)
  • Loveland Parks and Recreation Commission
  • Loveland Development Fund (President)
  • Loveland Economic Development Commission (Chairman)
  • Loveland Community Kitchen
  • Loveland High Plains Arts Council
  • Loveland – Berthoud United Way
  • Loveland Chamber of Commerce (President)
  • McKee Medical Center Foundation Board (Chairman)

Education

University of Colorado – no degree

Family

Lynne (deceased)
Justin & Stef Erion – Gentry, Harper, Sage; Travis & Amy Erion – Tristan and Warren; Eli and Summer Scott – Hailey, Leah, Ivy.

Recreation & interests

Hiking, fitness training, beekeeping, travel, history, economics, architecture, art (artist – including painting, sculpture & printmaking), poetry

Lisa Clay
Biography

Lisa Clay

PVH Board of Directors and MCR Board of Directors

Profession

Lawyer

Employment

Advance Tank and Construction Co, 1991 to present, presently the CEO
Clays Ace Hardware, President, 2003-2015
Windsor Ace Hardware, President, 1998-2005
Fischer, Brown, Huddleson & Gunn, Attorney, 1987-1991

Education

Bachelor’s Degree, Business Administration, Michigan State University
Juris Doctorate, University of Denver

Other Community Service

  • Food Bank of Larimer County, Board Member
  • Catholic Charities Northern, Pastoral Team Member
  • St. Joseph Catholic School, School Board Member
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church, Finance Council Chair
  • Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, former Fort Collins Advisory Board member
  • Junior Achievement, former classroom teacher
  • Junior League of Fort Collins, Past Member & Chair
  • Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, former chair
  • Chamber of Commerce, Local Legislative Affairs Committee, former chair
  • Larimer County Young Lawyer’s Association, former chair
  • Colorado Women’s Association, former board member

Family

Jim – husband
3 adult children

Rich Lowe
Biography

Rich Lowe

Rich Lowe

PVH Board of Directors

Employment history

Rich retired from International Paper Company after 34 years of service. Rich’s career began working for International Paper while in college and concluded his career as President of xpedx, a Division of International Paper Company.

Revenues at xpedx during Rich’s tenure were $8 Billion across 240 locations in the U.S. and Mexico. Rich also served as a Senior Vice President of International Paper Company.

Education

Bachelors of Science, University of Utah

Yampa Valley Medical Center (YVMC) Board service

Rich has served on the YVMC Board since 2010. Rich has served on each Board Committee and has chaired the Finance Committee along with Quality, Safety, and Patient Experience. Rich is currently serving as Board Chair.

Positions with other organizations

Rich has served as a SCORE (Service Corp. Of Retired Executives), President of the Yampa Valley Housing Authority, Co-Founder of BikeTown USA. Currently he serves on the Old Town Hot Springs Board of Directors and also serves on the CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) Board of Directors.

Longs Peak Hospital Board of Directors

Dan Stroh, Chair
[to come]
Lonnie Cramer

Mr. Lonnie Cramer was formally the Chief Operating Officer for Penrose St. Francis Health Services. Penrose St. Francis is made up of two acute care hospitals located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

While serving at Penrose St. Francis Health Services, Mr. Cramer held the positions of SVP/Chief Administrative Officer for Penrose Hospital, Chief Operating Officer for Penrose Hospital and Vice President of Operations for Penrose Hospital. From 2011 to 2013, he served as the Administrative Director for surgical services, imaging services and the orthopedic and neurosurgery service lines for Penrose-St. Francis. As the COO for the system, Mr. Cramer was responsible for all aspects of Operations, spearheaded hospital joint ventures and business development initiatives.

Mr. Cramer has over 25 years of operational health care experience. He served as Chief Operating Officer at MDiagnostics Inc., a company based in Metairie, La., specializing in outpatient imaging with five centers in multiple states and Director of Diagnostic Imaging Services at the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center in Florida. He began his health care career in the U.S. Army, serving eight years.

Mr. Cramer holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Practice Management, Bachelors in Healthcare Administration and is certified in Angiography, Cardiac Cath, Radiology, Cat Scan, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. When Mr. Cramer isn’t working he enjoys the Colorado outdoors and spending time with his family. Lonnie and his wife Janet have been married for 27 years and have three children and two grandchildren.

Steve Hess

Steve has been working in the health care IT field for over 27 years. Steve was named the Chief Information Officer of UCHealth (University of Colorado Health) in 2012. UCHealth is a Colorado-based health care system that includes ten hospitals, including the Rocky Mountain region’s only academic medical center, University of Colorado Hospital, and over 150 clinics throughout Colorado, Wyoming and Western Nebraska.

Steve and his team have been focused on implementing consolidated and standardized IT systems across all of UCHealth’s hospitals and clinics, creating a foundation for innovation and transformational care. From 2009 to 2012, Steve was CIO of University of Colorado Hospital where he oversaw the implementation of the Epic EMR and Lawson ERP solutions there. Prior to that, Steve was CIO at Christiana Care Health System in Delaware for five years.

In addition to the EMR and ERP background, Steve has extensive experience with Health Information Exchange, Interactive Patient Care Systems, Patient Portals, Advanced Analytics, and Virtual Health.

Steve Laughlin

Steve is known for helping retail and consumer product clients worldwide to transform their business models and consumer-facing activities. He is a leader in implementing complex business and technology solutions that drive improved performance. In January 2017, Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) listed him among the “Top Industry Transformers.”

Steve leads IBM’s Consumer Industry across the company’s portfolio which includes retail, consumer products, wholesale distribution, and agri-business. His organization is responsible for defining IBM’s industry strategy, creating thought leadership, developing offerings and industry solutions, growing industry subject matter expertise, building delivery capabilities and capacity, advancing client relationships, and supporting business development teams.

He has 20+ years experience in the consulting and technology services industry serving clients and managing global and domestic practices. In the past he led key IBM consulting practices including the company’s global Retail and Consumer Products, global Smarter Commerce and the Growth Markets Application Innovation businesses.

Steve began his career in store management at Sears, Roebuck & Co. then entered consulting with Ernst & Young. He serves on the National Retail Federation and Retail Industry Leaders Association boards of directors and as an advisor to the World Retail Congress. Steve serves his local community as a member of the board of directors for UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital.

Greg Ludlow
[to come]
John Stathis, MD
[to come]

Yampa Valley Medical Center

Board of Trustees

Richard Lowe
Chair
Has lived in Steamboat Since 2008
Interests Include: Cycling, hiking, skiing and horses
Occupation: Retired – Former president of xpedx, a Division of International Paper company

Wade Gebhardt
Secretary
Has Lived in Steamboat Since 1999
Interest Include: Anything that is active and outdoors
Occupation: Corporate President Mountain Valley Bank

Scott Marr
Treasurer
Has lived in Steamboat since 2001
Interests include: Fly fishing, skiing and cycling
Occupation: Hospitality Management

Frans Hijkoop
Vice Chair
Has lived in Steamboat since 2012
Interests include: running, hiking, cross country skiing
Occupation: Retired – former Chief Human Resources Officer, MetLife

Trustees

Lisa Kettering, MD
Colorado native. Has had a residence in Steamboat Springs since 1982.
Interests include: Running, skiing, gardening, philanthropy, and spending time with her husband, three sons, and two grandchildren.
Occupation: Physician (internal medicine/hospitalist). Chief Medical Officer at Yampa Valley Medical Center (2016-17).

Chris Osborn
Fourth-generation Fort Collins native.
Interests include:  endurance swim events and skiing
Occupation:  Chris 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 and Chairman of Aqua-Hot of Frederick, Colorado. Chris is the Vice Chair on the UCHealth Board of Directors and member of the PVHS Board of Directors.

Michael Stoltz
Has lived in Steamboat since 2014
Interests include: Hiking, cycling, fly fishing, skiing and motorcycling
Occupation: Retired partner from public accounting firms of Ernst & Young and Arthur Andersen

Kevin Unger
Second generation Fort Collins native, born at Poudre Valley Hospital.
Interests include:  skiing, hunting, mountain biking, fly fishing and family travel
Occupation:  Kevin is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Poudre Valley Hospital and Medical Center of the Rockies, two of five hospitals within the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) system and oversees management agreements with Ivinson Memorial Hospital and Sidney Regional Medical Center.

Jamie VanOveren, DO
Has lived in Steamboat Springs for 10 years
Interests include: Mountain/road biking, skiing, camping, hiking, spending time with his wife, Angela, and two boys Connor (7) and Logan (5)
Occupation: Urologist

Kathleen Wasserman
Has lived in Steamboat Springs since 2006
Interests include: Skiing, biking, hiking, art, and working with community non-profits
Occupation: Attorney, retired

Leadership in northern Colorado

Poudre Valley Hospital

Physician leadership
Chief of Staff: Christine Johnston, MD
Vice Chief of Staff: Chris Fleener, MD

Medical Center of the Rockies

Physician leadership
Chief of Staff: Jamie Teumer, DO
Vice Chief of Staff: James Hoyt, MD

Senior Leadership: Poudre Valley Hospital & Medical Center of the Rockies

Kevin Unger, President/CEO, PVH and MCR
Ryan Rohman, Chief Operations Officer, PVH and MCR
Tom Downes, MD, Chief Medical Officer, PVH and MCR
Diana Breyer, MD, Chief Quality Officer, PVH and MCR
Steve Schwartz, Interim Chief Financial Officer, PVH and MCR
Julie Nunley, Chief Nursing Officer, PVH
Jessie Willard, Chief Nursing Officer, MCR

Amy Kolczak, Senior Associate General Counsel, PVH, MCR and UCHealth Medical Group
Anjanette Mosebar, VP Human Resources, PVH, MCR, and UCHealth Medical Group

Senior Leadership: Greeley Hospital (opening 2019)

Marilyn Schock, President
Tom Downes, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Kay Miller,
Chief Nursing Officer
Janice Mierzwa, VP of Operations

Senior Leadership: Longs Peak Hospital

Lonnie Cramer, President
Mark Schane, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Heidi Bradley, Interim Chief Nursing Officer
Jason Amrich, VP of Operations

Senior Leadership: Yampa Valley Medical Center

Tom Downes, Interim Chief Executive Officer
Soniya Fidler, Interim President & Chief Operating Officer
Laura Sehnert, Chief Medical Officer
Marie Timlin, Chief Nursing Officer

Senior Leadership: UCHealth Medical Group

Steve Schwartz, CFO
Donna Lankford, VP of Operations
Michael Randle, MD, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer
William Neff, MD, Chief Medical Officer