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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.

Jennifer Chiappa, RN

Chief Nursing Officer

Jennifer Chiappa, MSN, RNJennifer Chiappa has been with St. John's Health since 2015 where she advanced through various positions in the Primary Care Unit and eventually accepted the position of Director of the Patient Care Unit (PCU). She was recently tasked with opening and managing the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility while maintaining her PCU responsibilities. Jen always shows true dedication to her staff and patients through empathy and strong communication. She earned her BSN from Montana State University and her MSN in Nursing Leadership and Management from Walden University. Prior to her career as a nurse, she worked as the Director of numerous community-based group homes for individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities. Jennifer has lived in Teton Valley Idaho for more than 12 years and has two young children.

Mary Ponce, RN

Chief Nursing Officer

Mary Ponce, BSN, RNMary Ponce has been a nurse working at the bedside for 20 years. She holds various nursing degrees including: ADN from Community College of Southern Nevada, BSN from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, MSN with an emphasis in nursing leadership from Grand Canyon University as well as an MBA from Grand Canyon University. Mary is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. For the past 4 years she has volunteered and been a member of St. John’s Auxiliary. Mary has been called a “nurses nurse”. A servant leader, who advocates for her staff and recognizes the important role nurses hold in our community and health system. For the past 8 years she has held leadership roles at St. John’s and prior to this she worked in the intensive care unit, emergency department, operating room, oncology, med-surg, and various other areas of nursing. Mary has lived in Jackson for 9 years with her husband Azari, and they have 2 children attending University of Wyoming.

Naomi Floyd, MSN, RN

Chief Nursing Officer

Naomi F. StarcevichNaomi F. Floyd joined the team of CNOs at SJH in October of 2021. Since obtaining her nursing license in 2004 she has worked in numerous clinical areas including NICU, Med/Surg, Nursery, Mother/Baby, home health and case management. She has been a nurse in Wyoming since 2010, working all over the state. Much of her career as a nurse has been in the emergency department which is where she started at SJH in 2017. Naomi received her master’s in nursing in February 2021 from Western Governor’s University and a bachelor’s in nursing from Weber State University in 2006.

Sheldon Perkins

Interim President, St. John's Health Foundation

Sheldon Perkins​Sheldon Perkins is acting 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 secure philanthropic support to advance the mission and strategic objectives of St. John’s Health, including patient-centered care, clinical excellence, and community wellness.

Prior to joining the Foundation in 2021, Sheldon applied her development and marketing expertise to a variety of startups and nonprofits, both in Jackson and the Tri-State area. Most recently, she served as the Assistant Director of the Annual Fund at Choate Rosemary Hall, an independent boarding school in Wallingford, CT.

Sheldon earned a BA in Sociology from Colgate University and an MA in Integrated Marketing Communication from Marist College.

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