Our Leadership

Our executive leaders, medical leaders and board members serve to provide Norton Healthcare with focused strategic direction that helps to better serve our community.

Our leaders are made up of:

Russell F. Cox
President and Chief Executive Officer

Michael W. Gough
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Dana Allen
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Matthew P. Ayers
Chief Administrative Officer, Norton Hospital

Robert B. Azar
Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Mary Jo Bean
Senior Vice President, Planning and Business Analysis

Laura Chandler
System Vice President, Administration and Governance

Jon D. Cooper
Chief Administrative Officer, Norton Audubon Hospital

Joseph M. Flynn, D.O., MPH, FACP
Chief Administrative Officer, Norton Medical Group, and Physician-in-Chief, Norton Cancer Institute

Vanessa L. Garrett
System Vice President, Compliance and Audit, and System Privacy Officer

Steven T. Hester, M.D., MBA
Division President, Provider Operations, and System Chief Medical Officer

Charlotte Ipsan, DNP, RNC, NNP-BC
Chief Administrative Officer, Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital

Adam D. Kempf
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Riggs Lewis
System Vice President of Health Policy

Gladys Lopez
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Lynnie Meyer, Ed.D., R.N., CFRE
Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer

The Rev. Ronald C. Oliver, Ph.D., BCC
System Vice President, Mission and Outreach

Emmett C. Ramser
Chief Administrative Officer, Norton Children’s Hospital

Steve L. Ready
System Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Andrew Strausbaugh
Chief Administrative Officer, Norton Brownsboro Hospital

Scott Watkins
Senior Vice President, Operations

Tracy E. Williams, DNP, R.N.
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Development and Learning Officer

Douglas A. Winkelhake
Division President, Hospital Operations

(As of April 2018)


Gary L. Stewart

Vice Chair

Edie Nixon


Brendan Canavan

Sue Davis, Ed.D., R.N.

Marshall Farrer

Lee K. Garlove

Craig D.Grant

R. K. Guillaume

Maria G. Hampton

Martha K. Heyburn, M.D.

Richard R. Ivey

Ronald Lehocky, M.D.

Gail Lyttle

Gregory E. Mayes

Edie Nixon

Barry Pennybaker

Erwin Roberts

Donald H. Robinson

G. Hunt Rounsavall

The Rev. William J. Schultz

Rita Hudson Shourds, Ed.D.

James L. Sublett, M.D.

Richard S. Wolf, M.D.


Peter Tevebaugh
Mytex Polymers

Vice Chairs

Bruce Dudley
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP

Marita Willis
American Red Cross


Tonii Rizzo
Trinity Consultant Services


Paul Oberst
Financial Adviser


Terrian C. Barnes
Yum! Brands Inc.

Ryan Bridgeman

Ashley Novak Butler
Lift a Life Foundation

Tony Christensen
ACCESS Wealth Management

Kelly Cummins
Retired executive

Mitchel T. Denham
Thompson Miller & Simpson PLC

Jose Neil Donis
Al Día en América

Robert D. Evans
Brown-Forman Corp.

Amy L. Garlove, M.D.

Christina Graven
Brown-Forman Corp.

Mimi Hwang
Hwang’s Martial Arts Inc.

Dana Johnson
Community Foundation of Louisville

Karen L. Keith
McMasters Keith Butler Inc.

Margie McClamroch*
Norton Children’s Hospital Auxiliary

Rachel Miles
Civic Volunteer

Elaine Morgan*
TWIGS of Norton Children’s Hospital

Mary Newell
Texas Roadhouse

Becky Petrino
Civic Volunteer

Mark Prussian
The Eye Care Institute

David Ramage
Ramage Company

G. Hunt Rounsavall
Rounsavall Title Group

Dale Schaefer
Alpha Media

Cindi Shrader
Financial Partners Group

Eddie Smith
White Castle System, Inc.

Debbie Waiz
Civic Volunteer

Lynnie Meyer, Ed.D., R.N., CFRE
Norton Healthcare

Emmett Ramser
Chief Administrative Officer
Norton Children’s Hospital

(As of August 2017)


Lee K. Garlove
Middleton Reutlinger

Chair Elect

Jim Turner
Senior Vice President, Trust and Estate Planning
Hilliard Lyons Trust Co.


Mark Mosley
First Kentucky Trust


Holly Schroering
Civic volunteer


Tom Austin
Founder and CEO
Universal Linen Service

Matthew Ayers
Chief Administrative Officer
Norton Hospital

Justin Baker
Principal Broker and Partner
TRIO Commercial Property Group LLC

George Bell
President and CEO
Office Resources Inc.

Chris Bingaman
Founder and Principal

Judge Denise Clayton
Kentucky Court of Appeals
Jefferson City Judicial Center

Steven Conway
System Vice President
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Services
Norton Healthcare

Jeffrey Cumberbatch
Applications Project Leader
UPS Airlines

David Dafoe

Karen Hale
Civic volunteer

Robert R. Iliff
General Manager
DSI Underground Systems Inc.

Patricia F. Kantlehner
Civic volunteer

Barbara Kramer
Civic volunteer

Charles Leanhart, CPA
Retired Director, Accounts Payable
Kindred Healthcare Inc.

Janet Lively, CPSM
Business Development
Harshaw Trane

Doug Madison
Vice President
Plumbers Supply Co.

Lisa McClure
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Trilogy Health Services LLC

Whit Stodghill
Manager, Clinical Pastoral Education
Norton Healthcare

Jane Riehl
Civic volunteer

Curtis L. Royce
Nelson Insurance Group

Connie Simmons
Civic volunteer

Gary L. Stewart
Retired executive
Crowe Horwath LLP

Louis R. Straub II
Louisville Market President
Independence Bank

Angela Tafel
Healthcare Consultant
A.H. Tafel LLC

Krista Ward
(Past Chair)
Director, Financial Systems Development
Kindred Healthcare Inc.

Bruce White
Vice President, Investments
The Corbin Financial Group of Raymond James

Lynnie Meyer, Ed.D., R.N., CFRE
Senior Vice President, Women’s and Children’s Community Partnerships
Chief Development Officer
Norton Healthcare

(As of January 2018)

System Medical Executive Committee

Stephen A. Cawood, M.D.
System Medical Staff

George W. Boatwright, M.D.
Norton Audubon Hospital
Bylaws Committee

William R. Bradford, M.D.
System Medical Staff Policy Committee
Ex officio

Sergio A. Cardinali, M.D.
Norton Audubon Hospital

Muneeb A. Choudry, M.D.
Norton Audubon Hospital

Robert E. Darnell, M.D.
Norton Brownsboro Hospital

James P. Donovan, M.D.
Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital
Alternate Delegate

Mary E. Fallat, M.D.
Norton Children’s Hospital

James M. Frazier, M.D.
Vice President, Medical Affairs

Jeffrey T. Grill, M.D.
Norton Children’s Hospital
Alternate Delegate

David A. Hasselbacher, M.D.
Norton Brownsboro Hospital

Steven J. Heilman, M.D.
System Vice President, Ancillary Services, and Chief Medical Information Officer

Steven T. Hester, M.D., MBA
Division President, Provider Operations, and System Chief Medical Officer

Gregory L. Juhl, M.D.
Norton Brownsboro Hospital and Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital
Ex officio

Hao T. Le, M.D.
Norton Hospital

Jeffery L. McAfee, M.D.
Norton Hospital
Alternate Delegate

Mark J. McDonald, M.D.
Norton Children’s Hospital
Ex officio

Joshua W. Meier, M.D.
Norton Children’s Hospital

Vicki L. Montgomery, M.D.
Norton Children’s Hospital

Michael R. Nowacki, M.D.
Norton Hospital

Vipul R. Panchal, M.D.
Norton Brownsboro Hospital

Matthew D. Peterson, M.D.
Norton Audubon Hospital
Ex officio

Jonathan H. Reinstine, M.D.
Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital

Andrew P. Rochet, M.D.
Norton Brownsboro Hospital
Alternate Delegate

Katherine N. Rogers, APRN
Advanced Practice Professionals Committee
Ex officio

Mukul R. Shah, M.D.
Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital
Ex officio

Aaron N. Skinner, M.D.
Norton Hospital

Bennie C. Slucher, M.D.
Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital

Derrick E. Tobias, M.D.
Norton Audubon Hospital
Alternate Delegate

Henry J. Walter, M.D.
Norton Hospital
Ex officio

Kenneth C. Wilson, M.D.
System Vice President, Clinical Effectiveness and Quality
Norton Medical Group

Norton Audubon Hospital
Matthew D. Peterson, M.D., president
Danielle McCall, M.D., president-elect
Robert Hooker, M.D., treasurer

Norton Brownsboro Hospital
Vipul R. Panchal, M.D., president
David Hasselbacher, M.D., president-elect
Trevor M. Soergel, M.D., treasurer

Norton Children’s Hospital
Joshua W. Meier, M.D., president
Jeffrey T. Grill, M.D., president-elect
Sandra Herr, M.D., secretary/treasurer

Norton Hospital
Michael R. Nowacki, M.D., president
Hao T. Le, M.D., president-elect
Mladen Djurasovic, M.D., treasurer

Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital
Mukul R. Shah, M.D., president
C. Reed Nett, M.D., president-elect
Bennie C. Slucher, M.D., secretary/treasurer

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