Craig A. Cordola, FACHE

President and Chief Executive Officer, Ministry Market Executive, Ascension Texas; Senior Vice President, Ascension Health

Craig Cordola, an experienced and accomplished healthcare executive, joined Ascension Texas in September 2017.

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Andy Davis

President and Chief Executive Officer, Ascension Seton Family of Hospitals, and Chief Operating Officer, Ascension Texas

Andy Davis has an extensive background as a healthcare executive, which includes acute care, long-term care, ambulatory care and physician practices.

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Samson Jesudass, MD

JesudassChief Clinical Officer, Ascension Texas

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 Ascension Seton 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, Ascension Texas

Joe Canales joined Ascension 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, Ascension Seton Clinical Enterprise

Clay Carsner is Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Ascension Seton Clinical Enterprise, which currently manages more than 700 physician practices throughout Ascension Seton. In this role, he is responsible for financial management of the enterprise, along with business development and strategy.

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Scott Fuller, FACHE

Fuller_ScottVice President, Joint Ventures and Alliances; President, Ascension Seton Highland Lakes, Ascension Seton Edgar B. Davis, Ascension Seton Smithville Regional Hospital

Scott Fuller joined Ascension Seton in 2006 as vice president and chief operating officer for Ascension Seton Highland Lakes Hospital and its health centers. He assumed his current role as Vice President of Joint Ventures and Alliances in 2015, and President of Ascension Seton’s regional hospitals in 2017.

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Ryan Leslie, PhD

Vice President, Academics & Research

Ryan Leslie, PhD, is vice president of Academics & Research at the Ascension Seton. He oversees Ascension 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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Scott Herndon, MBA, CPA, FACHE

Chief Financial Officer, Ascension Texas

Scott Herndon, MBA, CPA, FACHE serves as chief financial officer of Ascension’s Texas market. He provides strategic financial counsel, oversees financial operations, and works to integrate financial operations between Ascension Seton and Providence Healthcare Network.

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David Martin, MD

David Martin 400 x 600Chief Medical Officer, Ascension Texas

David Martin, MD, is the chief medical officer for Ascension’s Texas market. He is responsible for optimizing the delivery of high-quality care with better patient and provider experiences at a lower overall cost of care. He also leads service line development and implementation across Ascension’s Texas market.

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Ann Benolken

Senior Vice President, Legal, and General Counsel, Ascension Texas

A highly skilled attorney, Ann Benolken joined Ascension Texas as General Counsel in 2016. She has more than 25 years of experience as a general counsel and law firm partner and is known for her attention to serving the needs of clients and her ability to build positive, cooperative relationships.

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