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William Wagnon

Chief Executive Officer

Paule Beaupre

William Wagnon, FACHE, joined St. John’s Health as Chief Executive Officer on February 1, 2021. Mr. Wagnon brings more than 20 years of senior leadership experience at hospitals in Virginia, Nevada, Colorado, and Florida. Most recently, he was CEO of Henrico, Parham, and Retreat Doctors’ Hospitals in Richmond, VA, a system recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals.

Mr. Wagnon has achieved numerous accolades during his career for hospitals he has led, including recognition for being in the top 10% in the nation for services including orthopedics and overall cardiac care. Wagnon attributes his accomplishments to a focus on clinical differentiation and an operating belief that “Good Medicine is Good Business.”

Mr. Wagon earned his master’s degree in health administration from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon.

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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.

Marsha Sensat

Chief Nursing Officer

Marsha SensatMarsha Sensat is an experienced healthcare leader, with more than 26 years of progressive nurse leadership experience during her professional tenure. Prior to joining St. John’s, she served as Chief Nursing Officer at Pikes Peak Regional Hospital & Surgical Center in Woodland Park, CO. She has a strong background in a acute care, expertise in creative problem solving, and lengthy experience in policy and accreditation. Ms. Sensat earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing.

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.

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