President and Chief Executive Officer, Seton Healthcare Family, and Market Leader, Ascension’s Texas Ministry
Jesús Garza joined the Seton Healthcare Family in 2002 following a distinguished career in private- and public-sector leadership.
Michelle L. Robertson, RN, BSN, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer, Seton Family of Hospitals, and Chief Operating Officer, Ascension’s Texas Ministry
Michelle Robertson graduated from the University of Arizona with a BS in Nursing and from the University of Colorado with a Masters of Business Administration.
Samson Jesudass, MD
Dr. Samson Jesudass returned to Central Texas in July 2015 to co-lead formation of the Texas Regional Clinically Integrated System of Care and focus on the quality and experience of care and services by using evidence-based best practices to improve healthcare delivery.
Teresa Burroff, JD
Senior Vice President, Legal Services and General Counsel, Seton Healthcare Family and Ascension’s Texas Ministry
Teresa 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.
Ray Anderson, PhD, MBA
Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
Ray Anderson joined Seton Healthcare Family in August 2014 as senior vice president and chief strategy officer. He is responsible for Seton’s strategic planning and business development functions and accelerating the organization’s strategic goal of creating a comprehensive, clinically integrated system for delivering person-centered care to more than one million Central Texans.
Vice President, Ascension, and Human Resources Officer, Texas Ministry Market
Joe Canales joined Seton in December 2012 as interim vice president for Human Resources and permanently filled the position soon thereafter. He assumed his Texas ministry role in 2015. 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, and Vice President, Insurance and Value Based Reimbursement, Ascension
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.
Mike Dollen joined Seton in 2011 with more than 25 years of experience in consumer marketing and communications. He is responsible for Ascension’s Texas Ministry Communications and Marketing, which includes media relations, internal communications, brand marketing and digital strategy for Seton Healthcare Family in Austin and Providence Healthcare Network in Waco.
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.
Vice President, Ascension Health & Chief Mission Integration Officer, Ascension’s Texas Ministry
Jonathan Ford graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration. Jonathan continued his studies at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, where he graduated with a Master of Arts in Health Care Mission.
Scott Fuller, FACHE
Vice President, Joint Ventures and Alliances
Scott Fuller joined Seton in 2006 as vice president and chief operating officer for Seton Highland Lakes Hospital and its health centers. He assumed his current role in 2015.
Texas Ministry Market Executive Vice President – Administration and Acting Chief Financial Officer and President – Seton Joint Ventures and Alliances
Tom Gallagher came to the Seton Healthcare Family in 1983 from a national independent public accounting firm.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ken Gladish leads the Seton Foundations, which include The Seton Fund, the Children’s Medical Center Foundation of Central Texas, the Seton Williamson Foundation and the Seton Hays Foundation.
Greg W. Hartman
President, External Affairs and Network Support Services, Texas Ministry Market
Greg Hartman is responsible for communications, marketing and government affairs. He has served as the President and CEO for Seton’s Central Group, which included Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge and the Clinical Education Center at Brackenridge.
Kristi Henderson, DNP, CFNP, CACNP, FAEN
Vice President, Innovation and Virtual Care, Ascension’s Texas Ministry
Dr. Kristi Henderson, DNP, CFNP, CACNP, FAEN, nationally recognized for successfully increasing access to high-quality, low-cost healthcare for thousands of patients through virtual care models such as telehealth, was named the Ascension Texas Ministry’s Vice President of Innovation and Virtual Care in 2015.
Executive Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Texas Ministry Market
Tim LaFrey oversees the Hospital, Clinical Enterprise and Insurance Services divisions. Before assuming this role , 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.
Ryan Leslie, PhD
Vice President, Academics & Research
Ryan Leslie, PhD, is vice president of Academics & Research at the Seton Healthcare Family. He oversees Seton’s academic and research enterprise operations and works closely with The University of Texas and Dell Medical School to align the institutions’ strategies to improve the delivery of health care and improve patient outcomes and experience.
Yvonne VanDyke, MSN, RN
Chief Nursing Officer
Yvonne 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 Enterprise
Dr. 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.