Seton Healthcare Family Executive Leadership
President and Chief Executive Officer, Seton Healthcare Family
Ministry Market Leader, Texas and Arizona
Jesús Garza joined the Seton Healthcare Family in 2002 following a distinguished career in private- and public-sector leadership.
Michelle L. Robertson, RN, BSN, MBAActing 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.
Teresa Burroff, JD
Senior Vice President, Legal Services and General CounselTeresa Burroff joined the Seton Healthcare Family in 2007 as general counsel. She provides legal advice and oversight of the legal team associated with the representation of Seton's 11 acute care hospitals and other facilities in Central Texas.
Vice President, Human Resources
Joe Canales joined Seton in December 2012 as interim vice president for Human Resources and permanently filled the position soon thereafter. He is working on refining a new service model for the Human Resource function and has introduced a number of leader development initiatives, most notably Evidence Based Leadership.
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Seton Clinical Enterprise
Clay Carsner is Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Seton Clinical Enterprise, which currently manages more than 700 physician practices throughout Seton Healthcare Family. In this role, he is responsible for financial management of the enterprise, along with business development and strategy.
President and CEO, Insurance Services, Seton Healthcare Family
Jeff Cook oversees managed care agreements on behalf of Seton Healthcare Family and the Seton Physician Enterprise, develops and manages hospital pricing strategies, and is responsible for all aspects of development and operations for Seton Health Alliance.
Susan M. Cox, MD
Executive Vice Dean for Academics and Chair of Medical Education, Dell Medical School
Dr. Susan Cox was named to her current position in June 2014. Prior to that, she was with The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center for 23 years, serving most recently as the UT Southwestern Regional Dean for Austin Programs.
Thomas (Tate) Erlinger, MD, MPH
Vice President of Clinical Effectiveness and Care Redesign & Medical Director, Seton Health Alliance
Dr. Tate Erlinger rejoined Seton in February 2010 as Vice President of Clinical Effectiveness and Care Redesign within the Center for Experience and Effectiveness. He serves as the Medical Director for Seton Health Alliance.
Executive Vice President, Administration, Seton Healthcare Family
President and Chief Executive Officer, Seton Ventures & Alliances
Tom Gallagher came to the Seton Healthcare Family in 1983 from a national independent public accounting firm.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Greg W. Hartman
President, Academic Medicine, Research & External Affairs
Greg Hartman oversees Seton’s partnership with the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Texas Southwest Affiliation Agreement, Seton residency programs, the Seton/UTSW Clinical Research Institute, Clinical Education Center & Research, Advocacy & Community Relations and systemwide Communications, Marketing & Brand Management.
Executive Vice President, Operations
Seton Family of Hospitals
As chief operations officer, Tim LaFrey oversees the Hospital, Clinical Enterprise and Insurance Services divisions for Seton Healthcare Family. Before assuming this role in July 2013, he was senior vice president of Seton Ventures and Alliances for two years. His responsibilities included evaluation and development of joint venture opportunities and strategic alliances and oversight of physician management services operations. Tim also chairs the Seton Insurance Services Board and the Seton Health Plan Board.
Greg Sheff, MD
Executive Vice President, Clinical Systems
Seton Healthcare Family
Yvonne VanDyke, MSN, RN
Senior Vice President of Nursing and Clinical Education CenterYvonne VanDyke, MSN, RN, is responsible for providing strategic leadership and oversight of the education, professional development, practice and research activities for more than 3,000 nurses employed by Seton.
Prathibha Varkey, MD, MPH, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer, Clinical EnterpriseDr. Prathibha Varkey is President and CEO of Seton Clinical Enterprise, which is made up of non-profit health care organizations and physician practices affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family, including more than 1,600 employed providers and staff. Among them are 420 physicians and 246 medical residents offering more than 40 medical specialties to patients at more than 90 locations.
Carol Wratten, MD, MBA, FACOG
Chief Quality Officer
Dr. Carol Wratten is chief quality officer for the Seton Healthcare Family. She oversees the health system’s interdisciplinary Performance Improvement, Informatics, Analytics, Safety, Risk Management and Accreditation organization.