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Administrative Team

David Robertson

Chief Executive Officer

David Robertson Dave Robertson is a Victor, Idaho resident, and has served as a board advisor to SJH for the past 3 ½ years. He has spent his career working for, and, with community and rural hospitals such as SJH. He is dedicated, authentic, and a leader who excels at bringing out the best in teams, as well as organizations. Throughout more than his 30 year career as a health systems CEO, he led three different health systems. Then was followed by an additional 10 years as a senior executive in the nation's largest member-driven health care performance improvement company working with non-profit hospitals.

John Kren

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

John J. KrenJohn J. Kren has served as Chief Financial Officer at St. John's since June 2009, providing the organization with financial performance leadership from both an operational and strategic perspective. Mr. Kren is also responsible for the organization’s accounting, revenue cycle, internal audit, and materials management functions. Mr. Kren previously held a variety of senior management positions including finance director/controller, operations officer, and compliance officer. Prior to being recruited to St. John’s Medical Center, Mr. Kren served at Central DuPage Health in Chicago, IL, as an administrative resident, followed by roles in accounting, finance, and compliance. He has also had an extensive entrepreneurial background. Mr. Kren holds both a BS and an MBA from the University of Alabama, each with dual concentrations in accountancy and finance. He also holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Alabama Birmingham with joint study at the University of Chicago. Mr. Kren is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Karen Connelly

Chief Communications Officer

Karen ConnellyKaren Connelly is Chief Communications Officer, providing leadership for St. John's marketing, communications and community relations programs. She serves as media liaison for St. John's Health and affiliated physician clinics. Before joining St. John's Health, Ms. Connelly was marketing director for the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and the Jackson Hole Visitors Council lodging tax board. She earned a BA in economics at St. Lawrence University and a MBA from Clarkson University. She serves on the board of directors of the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and the Community Safety Network.

John Goettler

St. John's Health Foundation President

John GoettlerJohn Goettler is president of the St. John’s Health Foundation. Established in 1999 as a separate non-profit organization, the St. John’s Health Foundation’s mission is to broaden the community’s understanding of and support for St. John’s Health. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2013, John served as the president of Goettler Associates, Inc., a full-service fund-raising consulting firm based in Columbus, Ohio. John holds a BA in economics from Indiana University, and is a Certified Fund-Raising Executive as issued by the Association of Fund-Raising Professionals.

Jennifer Chiappa, RN

Chief Nursing Officer

Mary Ponce, RN

Chief Nursing Officer

Naomi Starcevich, RN

Chief Nursing Office
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