Jesús Garza

garza_jesusPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Seton Healthcare Family, and Senior Vice President, Ascension’s Texas Ministry
Jesús Garza joined the Seton Healthcare Family in 2002 following a distinguished career in private- and public-sector leadership.
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Michelle L. Robertson, RN, BSN, MBA

Michelle_RobertsonPresident 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.

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Samson Jesudass, MD

JesudassChief Clinical Officer, Ascension’s Texas Ministry

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.

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Ray Anderson, PhD, MBA

Ray_AndersonSenior 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.

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Joe Canales

JoeCanalesVice 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.

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Clay Carsner

Clay_CarsnerVice 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.

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Jeff Cook

JeffCookPresident 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.

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Mike Dollen

Chief Communications & Marketing Officer, Texas Ministry Market

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.

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Thomas (Tate) Erlinger, MD, MPH

Tom_ErlingerVice 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.

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Jonathan Ford

Jonathan FordVice 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.

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Scott Fuller, FACHE

Fuller_ScottVice 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.

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Thomas Gallagher

gallagher_TomTexas 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.

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Ken Gladish

Ken_Gladish2President and Chief Executive Officer
Seton Foundations

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.

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Greg W. Hartman

Greg HartmanPresident, 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.

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Kristi Henderson, DNP, CFNP, CACNP, FAEN

Kristi HendersonVice 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.

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Tim LaFrey

LaFreyExecutive 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.

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Ryan Leslie, PhD

Ryan Leslie_mg_0355Vice 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.

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Yvonne VanDyke, MSN, RN

VanDykeChief 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.

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Carol Wratten, MD, MBA, FACOG

wrattenChief 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.

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