Leadership

The Munson Healthcare Board of Directors and members of the senior leadership team work together toward a single purpose - ensuring Munson Healthcare delivers the best possible care for our communities.

Munson Healthcare Board of Directors

Effective January 1, 2021

Dan McDavid, Chair
Elaine Wood, Vice Chair
Ruth Hoppe, MD, Secretary 
Kenneth Bloem, Treasurer
Ed Ness, President & CEO, Munson Healthcare

Tony Anderson
Ted Batzer, MD 
Casey Cowell 
Kathy Dixon
Jay Hook
Marlene Hulteen 
David McCurdy 
Timothy Nelson
Kellie Parkes  
John Pelizzari 
Mary Sanders 
Kris Thomas
Joseph Will, MD
Bruce Zenner

Senior Leadership Team

Edwin A. Ness

Edwin A. Ness
President and CEO
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Mark Deponio

Mark Deponio
Senior Vice President, System Services

Laura Glenn

Laura Glenn
President, Ambulatory Services & Value Based Care

Mark Hepler

Mark Hepler
Chief Financial Officer
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Dianne Michalek

Dianne Michalek
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Heather Fraizer

Heather Fraizer, PhD
Vice President, Continuous Improvement and Project Management

Christine Nefcy, MD, FAAP

Christine Nefcy, MD, FAAP
Chief Medical Officer
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Sue K. Peters

Sue K. Peters
Chief Human Resources Officer
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Chris J. Podges

Chris J. Podges
Chief Information Officer
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Rachel Roe

Rachel Roe
Chief Legal Officer

Joe Santangelo, MD

Joe Santangelo, MD
Chief Quality and Safety Officer

Tonya Smith

Tonya Smith
President, Community Hospitals and System Integration

Debra Henderson

Debra Henderson, MSHC
President, Munson Healthcare Foundations