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Warner L. Thomas

President and Chief Executive Officer, Ochsner Health System

Warner Thomas was named President and CEO of Ochsner Health System in 2012 after previously serving as President and Chief Operating Officer from 1998-2012. He is the CEO of Louisiana’s largest non-profit academic health system and its largest private employer.

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Hulefeld Mike

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 29 owned, managed and affiliated hospital locations, more than 60 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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Carmouche David

David Carmouche, MD

President, Ochsner Health Network

Senior Vice President, Community Care, Ochsner Health System

Executive Director, Ochsner Accountable Care Network

Dr. David Carmouche is President of the Ochsner Heatlh Network and Senior Vice President of Community Care for Ochsner Medical Center -- Jefferson Highway.

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Hart Robert

Robert Hart, MD, FAAP, FACP

Chief Medical Officer, Ochsner Health System

Executive Vice President, Ochsner Health System

As Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Hart is responsible for overseeing all aspects of physician recruiting and performance, quality improvement and clinical operations within Ochsner’s 11 owned and managed hospitals, over 60 health centers and its Group Practice of more than 1,000 physicians.

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Posecai Scott

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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Brannon Bobby

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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November Pete

Pete November

Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Ochsner Health System

Pete November serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. He manages shared services for Ochsner Health System including Legal Department, Internal Audit, Facilities and Real Estate, Information Technology, Compliance and Supply Chain Services.

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Gaines David

David M. Gaines

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

David Gaines joined Ochsner Health System in 2010 and is the CEO of System Retail Services & Senior 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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Muller Mark

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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Dodenhoff Michelle

Michelle Dodenhoff

Chief Development Officer, Ochsner Health System

Senior Vice President, 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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