Executive Leadership

Warner L. Thomas

President and Chief Executive Officer, Ochsner Health System

Warner Thomas officially assumed the role of Ochsner Health System President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on September 1, 2012.  As the CEO of Ochsner, Louisiana’s largest non-profit health system, Mr. Thomas is responsible for the system’s overall strategic growth and development.  

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Michael Hulefeld

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Ochsner Health System

As Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Ochsner Health System, Hulefeld has operational responsibility for Ochsner's 10 hospital locations, more than 40 regional clinic locations and all corporate functions. He joined Ochsner in 1998 and most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of Ochsner Medical Center.

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Joseph E. Bisordi, M.D., FACP

Chief Medical Officer, Ochsner Health System

Joseph E. Bisordi, MD, FACP is Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Ochsner Health System since 2008. He is responsible for overseeing of all aspects of physician performance, quality and clinical integration within Ochsner’s 10 hospitals, over 40 health centers and over 900 physician group practice.

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Scott J. Posecai

Executive Vice President and CFO, Ochsner Health System

Scott J. Posecai is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Ochsner Health System. Posecai joined the Ochsner Clinic in 1987 and was named Chief Financial Officer in 1995, where he served until the merger of the Ochsner Clinic and the Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in 2001. Upon merger, he was named Chief Financial Officer of the Ochsner Clinic Foundation and in 2006 for the Ochsner Health System.

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Pete November

Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Ochsner Health System

Pete November joined Ochsner Health System on July 30, 2012, as General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Corporate Compliance.  In October 2014, he moved to his current role of Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer.  

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Patrick J. Quinlan, M.D.

CEO, Ochsner Clinic Foundation & International Services

Executive Director, Ochsner Center for Community Wellness & Health Policy

In May 2007, Dr. Quinlan was named the #1 most powerful physician executive in the nation by Modern Physician magazine. In 2008, he was selected as one of the "100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare" by Modern Healthcare magazine. Quinlan was also voted a Healthcare Hero in May 2007 by New Orleans CityBusiness Magazine. Ochsner’s Leadership Team also received the National Top Leadership award in 2006 from HealthLeaders Magazine.

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William W. Pinsky, M.D.

Executive Vice President, Chief Academic Officer and Executive Vice President, Clinical Affairs International Business, Ochsner Health System

William W. Pinsky, M.D. is Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer at Ochsner Health System. Dr. Pinsky also serves as a professor at the University of Queensland School of Medicine, as well as the head of the Ochsner Clinical School, University of Queensland. He is on the UQ School of Medicine Executive Team. Dr. Pinsky’s expanded role as the Executive Vice President Clinical Affairs International Business provides him the opportunity to continue to lead efforts to build new relationships with international academic and clinical partners.

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Bobby C. Brannon

Executive Vice President and Treasurer, Ochsner Health System

Bobby Brannon has responsibility for Treasury/Portfolio Management, Insurance, Capital Financing, and Real Estate Management.  Brannon has been an employee of Ochsner Clinic Foundation (OCF) for over 36 years, serving as Controller, Vice President and Director of Finance, and Executive Vice President, Director of Finance & Treasurer. 

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Scott Boudreaux

Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Division, Ochsner Health System

Scott Boudreaux has been with Ochsner Health System since 2007 and is currently the Chief Financial Officer, Ochsner Health System Corporate Divisions. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Ochsner Health System North Shore Region.  Prior to joining Ochsner, Scott was the Chief Executive Officer of River Parishes Hospital, a 106 bed medical-surgical hospital in Laplace, Louisiana.  Scott has over 20 years of hospital administration experience serving as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for hospitals and health care corporations in the New Orleans metro area, Central Louisiana and Pennsylvania.

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Richard V. Milani, MD, FACC, FAHA

Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Ochsner Health System

Vice-Chairman, Department of Cardiology

Dr. Milani brings a unique level of innovation and expertise to his role as Chief Clinical Transformation officer for Ochsner Health System. He is currently Vice-Chairman of the Department of Cardiology, Professor of Medicine, and Epic Physician Champion at Ochsner Health System, Ochsner Clinical School – The University of Queensland School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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David M. Gaines

Chief Executive Officer – System Retail Services & System Vice President of Public Affairs, Ochsner Health System

David Gaines joined Ochsner Health System in 2010 and is the CEO of System Retail Services & System Vice President of Public Affairs. Gaines is responsible for the areas of Executive/Corporate Wellness, the Brent House Hotel, Elmwood Fitness Center, Durable Medical Equipment, and the development and growth of other retail services. In addition, Gaines oversees the Marketing and Communication functions for the System.

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Patrick Anderson

System Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Ochsner Health System

Anderson joined Ochsner Health System in April 2014 as the Chief Information Officer.  Prior to this recent appointment, Anderson spent over six years at Sutter Health where he was the Chief Operating Officer, Information Services.

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Michelle Dodenhoff

Chief Development Officer, Ochsner Health System

Michelle came to Ochsner from the University of South Carolina where she served most recently as the Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs and was responsible for all programs and activities related to philanthropic support and alumni engagement. To date, she has raised over $700 million dollars toward a goal of $1 billion for the University.

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Mark Muller

Senior Vice President of Strategy & Business Development, Ochsner Health System

As Senior Vice President of System Strategy & Business Development, Muller is responsible for the Ochsner annual operating calendar, strategic plan, market analysis and business development, strategic programs, and Lean deployment. Previously serving as the System Vice President of System Strategy and Business Development, Muller also has a leadership role in the development of International Business.

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Janet Snow-Godfrey

Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Ochsner Health System

Janet Snow-Godfrey joined Ochsner in May 2014 as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.  She oversees all aspects of Human Resources for employees and physicians including talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, employee development and learning, and supports HR elements of strategic affiliations with other providers.

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Bradley Goodson

System Vice President, Operational Transformation, Ochsner Health System

Bradley (Brad) Goodson originally joined Ochsner Baptist Medical Center as Vice President of Operations in May 2008 and was named Chief Executive Officer –Ochsner Baptist Medical Center in February 2011. In 2012, Goodson assumed the role of System Vice President of Operational Transformation to focus on the “Prove Our Value” and “Cost Reduction” strategic initiatives for the system.

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Ritchie Dupre

System Vice President , Partnerships and Integration

As System Vice President, Partnerships for Ochsner Health System, Dupre will lead the Ochsner Partnerships Team in the integration of our current and future partners and affiliates including St. Charles Parish Hospital, River Parishes Hospital, and St. Tammany Parish Hospital. Ritchie was born and raised in Houma, and is delighted to be working in his home town.

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Richard D. Guthrie, Jr., M.D., C.P.E.

Medical Director, Ochsner Medical Center

Richard D. Guthrie, Jr., M.D., C.P.E., is Medical Director of Ochsner Health System, New Orleans Region. As Medical Director, Guthrie oversees the physician group and is responsible for physician recruitment and professional affairs in the greater New Orleans area.

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Tim Allen

Chief Executive Officer, Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital and Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center

Tim Allen earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Northern Colorado in 1989 and a Master of Science in Health Administration from the University of Colorado in 1991. Allen has served as the Chief of Strategy and Business Development for Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) in Houma.

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Dawn J. Anuszkiewicz

Chief Executive Officer, Ochsner Baptist

Dawn joined Ochsner from St. Louis University Hospital, a 356-bed academic medical center, where she served as Chief Operating Officer for the past two years. She also held the positions of Senior Administrator, Administrator of Academic Services and Director of Graduate Medical Education at the hospital.  Prior to that, she was the Director of Medical Education at the Baltimore location of MedStar Health, Inc., a not-for-profit integrated healthcare delivery system with six hospitals in the DC/Baltimore area.

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Travis Capers

Chief Executive Officer, Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank

Travis Capers joined Ochsner Health System in 2011 and is the Chief Executive Officer of Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank. Prior to joining Ochsner, Capers was the Chief Operating Officer of HCA-Southern Hills Medical Center. He was also Associate Administrator of HCA-Capital Regional Medical Center.

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Polly Davenport

Chief Executive Officer, North Shore Region

Polly Davenport joined Ochsner Health System in 2011 and is the Chief Executive Officer of Ochsner North Shore Region. Prior to joining Ochsner, Davenport was the Chief Executive Officer at Val Verde Regional Medical Center. She was also Chief Nurse Executive/Vice President of Quality at Methodist Healthcare System/HCA.

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Federico Martinez, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer, St. Charles Parish Hospital

As Chief Executive Officerm Federico "Fred" Martinez, Jr. oversees St. Charles Parish Hospital in Luling, LA. 

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Eric McMillen

Chief Executive Officer, Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge

Eric McMillen currently serves as Chief Executive Officer for Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge.  He previously served Ochsner as Chief Operating Officer for the Baton Rouge region.

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Stephen Robinson, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer, Ochsner Medical Center – Kenner

Stephen Robinson, Jr. joins Ochsner with over 14 years of progressive health care leadership. His prior experience includes Vice President of Operations / Administrator for Tulane-Lakeside Hospital and AVP of Operations for Tulane Medical Center. Most recently, he served as the Chief Operating Officer at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, Louisiana.

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Thomas K. Steiner

Chief Executive Officer, Hancock Medical Center

Thomas K. Steiner the Chief Executive Officer at Hancock Medical. He is employed by the Ochsner Health System, which recently signed a two-year agreement to manage the Hancock County hospital.  Steiner comes to Hancock Medical with more than 20 years of progressive leadership experience in healthcare management.

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Robert Wolterman

Chief Executive Office, Ochsner Medical Center - Jefferson Highway

As CEO-Ochsner Medical Center, Robert (Rob) Wolterman has responsibility for Ochsner Medical Center, Ochsner’s flagship hospital. He also maintains administrative responsibility for the Ochsner Group Practice in New Orleans.

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Charles “Doug” Ardoin, Jr., MD, MBA

System Medical Director, Ochsner Health Network

Dr. Doug Ardoin joined Ochsner Health System on October 20, 2014 as System Medical Director, Ochsner Health Network. Dr. Ardoin is responsible for the oversight of growth and management of Ochsner Health Network, including the development of Ochsner Physician Partners, population management, medical management and ambulatory quality for the network.

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