Richard L. Monfort, Chair
UCHealth Committee Membership: Audit & Compliance Committee, Executive Committee (Chair), Executive Compensation Committee and Finance Committee
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 University of Colorado Health 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.
UCHealth Committee Membership: Finance Committee
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; University of Colorado Health; 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.
UCHealth Committee Membership: Executive Committee and Finance Committee
Elizabeth B. Concordia serves as president and chief executive officer of UCHealth, a nationally recognized health care system with operating revenue of $3.2 billion and a workforce of 17,000 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 seven Colorado hospitals, 1,600 inpatient beds and more than 100 clinics in Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska. With University of Colorado Hospital, the only academic medical center in the state, UCHealth is uniquely able to provide clinical trials, nationally recognized research and advanced treatments and techniques.
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. Also, UCHealth is fostering new innovation and technologies to support the care of individual patients and efforts to improve the health of our population.
UCHealth’s accomplishments include:
- UCHealth is home to three of the six acute-care adult hospitals in Colorado to have received Magnet® designation for nursing excellence: Poudre Valley Hospital and University of Colorado Hospital have four consecutive Magnet designations, and Medical Center of the Rockies has two consecutive Magnet designations.
- U.S. News and World Report ranks University of Colorado Hospital #20 in the nation, #1 in the state and among the nation’s best in 10 specialties. All UCHealth hospitals are ranked among Colorado’s top hospitals.
- University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) named University of Colorado Hospital as the #6 highest-performing academic hospital in the United States for delivering quality health care.
- UCHealth is the first in Colorado and third in the U.S. to launch a Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit.
- UCHealth has seen an 18% growth rate in admissions and observation visits and a 20% growth rate in outpatient visits since FY14 and cares for more than one million unique patients each year.
Before joining UCHealth, Ms. Concordia served as executive vice president for UPMC and president of its Hospital and Community Services Division where she guided the strategic direction, clinical operations and financial success of the larger system, while leading patient care operations for the system’s 20 hospitals and 17 senior community facilities. 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.
UCHealth Committee Membership: Executive Committee, Executive Compensation Committee and Finance Committee
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
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.”
UCHealth Committee Membership: Audit & Compliance Committee and Finance Committee (Chair)
Mary Rhinehart is Chairman, President and CEO of Johns Manville (JM), a global manufacturer of premium building materials and engineered products. Prior to becoming CEO, Mary was CFO of JM with responsibility for all financial elements of the organization as well as global supply chain. Since joining JM in 1979, she has held leadership roles in international and domestic banking, human resources, global treasury and strategic business development, and she has had management and bottom-line responsibility for several of JM’s business units.
Mary takes great pride in giving back to the community; she has been pivotal in the growth of JM’s corporate philanthropy program. She also serves on several boards including University of Colorado Health Systems, CoBiz Financial and Ply Gem Industries Inc. Mary is on the Executive Committee for the Policy Advisory Board of the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, a member of the International Women’s Forum, The Colorado Forum, C200, The Leadership Investment, the Boy Scouts of Colorado, and she has been honored with several prestigious recognitions, both professionally and as a community leader.
In 2014, she received the Alumni Service Award from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado; in 2011, Mary was named Woman of the Year by Women’s Vision Foundation; in 2008, she was named CFO of the Year by the Denver Business Journal; and she was celebrated by the Girl Scouts Foundation as one of their Women of Distinction.
Mary is a former Chairman of the Board at Craig Hospital, and a former board member of the Denver Chamber of Commerce, Kempe Children’s Foundation, and the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business Executive Advisory Board.
A native of Wichita, Kansas, Mary earned a B.S. degree in finance cum laude from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and an M.B.A. from the University of Denver.
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.
UCHealth Committee Membership: Audit & Compliance Committee (Chair), Executive Committee, Executive Compensation Committee and Finance Committee
Mr. Travis is currently on the boards of CoBiz Bank, the El Pomar Foundation, 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 Committee Membership: Audit & Compliance Committee and Finance Committee
Mr. Wood, a Fort Collins native, is an alumnus of the University of Colorado and the CU Law School. He has practiced law in Fort Collins since 1962, serving as district attorney for the 8th Judicial District, special assistant attorney general for Colorado, and United States magistrate judge. He is a past president of the Colorado Bar Association.
Mr. Wood plays an active role in community affairs, including service as president of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce and the board of directors of First National Bank.
Mr. Wood’s service to Poudre Valley Hospital began in 1976, as a board member for the Poudre Valley Hospital District. He served on that board for 12 years, including six years as chairman. In 1990, the board appointed him as counsel to the district board. David assisted in the creation of the private, nonprofit Poudre Valley Health System in 1994, and served as general counsel to PVHS until 2008 when he retired from that position. He returned as general counsel in March 2010, and served in that capacity through the end of 2012. Mr. Wood has served on the board of directors for UCHealth since July, 2012 through the present time.