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Michelle L. Robertson, RN, BSN, MBA

image Acting President and Chief Executive Officer, Seton Family of Hospitals

Michelle Robertson was licensed as an RN in 1989 and began her practice in Austin as a pediatric nurse at Children's Hospital of Austin.

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John C. Brindley, FACHE

imagePresident, Market Development
Seton Healthcare Family

John Brindley has more than 33 years of experience in health care leadership.

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Christopher L. Hartle

Christopher L. HartlePresident, South Group

Chris Hartle has led initiatives in revenue and pricing management, third-party payer contracting, ACO development, HMO and TPA licensure, planning, and provider network development efforts with Seton.

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John Hellerstedt, MD

imageChief Medical Officer, Seton Healthcare Family

Before stepping into the chief medical officer role, Dr. John Hellerstedt served as vice president of medical affairs for Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas.

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Katherine C. Henderson

imagePresident, Seton Medical Center Austin, Seton Shoal Creek and Health Equity Initiatives

Before stepping into the president's role, Kate Henderson was vice president and chief operating officer for University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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Mark Shen, MD

imagePresident, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas

Dr. Mark Shen was named president of Dell Children’s in February 2014, becoming the first physician to lead a Seton hospital. Before that, he was interim president for Dell Children’s Health and directed the pediatric hospitalist group, the Pediatric Consultation and Referral Service, at Dell Children’s Medical Center from 2007 to 2013.

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Christann M. Vasquez

imagePresident, Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas and University Medical Center Brackenridge

Christann M. Vasquez, MHA, was named in August 2014 to be the first president of Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, the new Austin teaching hospital scheduled to open in 2017, and the new president of University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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