Our Leadership

Russell F. Cox
President and Chief Executive Officer

Michael W. Gough
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Matthew P. Ayers
Chief Administrative Officer, Norton Hospital

Robert B. Azar
Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Laura Chandler
Chief of Staff and System Vice President, Administration and Governance

Carol Dozier
CEO, Norton King’s Daughters’ Health

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

Randy Hamilton
Chief Administrative Officer, Norton Audubon Hospital

John Hammond
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Steve Heilman, M.D.
Senior Vice President and Chief Health Innovation Officer

Steven T. Hester, M.D., MBA
Senior Vice President, Chief Clinical and Strategy Officer

Charlotte Ipsan, DNP, RNC, NNP-BC
Senior Vice President and Chief Hospital Officer

Adam D. Kempf
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Riggs Lewis
System Vice President of Health Policy

Kelly C. McCants, M.D.
Executive Medical Director, Norton Heart & Vascular Institute Advanced Heart Failure & Recovery Program; Executive Director, Institute for Health Equity, a Part of Norton Healthcare

Tammy McClanahan, R.N., M.H.A., FACHE
Chief administrative officer, Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital

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

Renee Murphy
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

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

Steve L. Ready
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Kim Tharp-Barrie, DNP, R.N., SANE, FNAP
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

Corenza Townsend
Chief Administrative Officer, Norton West Louisville Hospital

Scott Watkins
Senior Vice President, Operations


(As of May 2022)


Edie Nixon

Vice Chair

Gary L. Stewart

Honorary Chair Emeritus

Richard S. Wolf, M.D.


Maria L. Bouvette

Denise Clayton

Russell F. Cox

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

Lee K. Garlove

Craig D. Grant

Maria G. Hampton

Martha K. Heyburn, M.D.

Richard R. Ivey

Ronald Lehocky, M.D.

Gail Lyttle

Gregory E. Mayes

Barry Pennybaker

Erwin Roberts

Donald H. Robinson

Hunt Rounsavall

The Rev. William J. Schultz

Rita Hudson Shourds, Ed.D.

James L. Sublett, M.D.



Bruce K. Dudley
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP

Vice Chair

Marita Willis
Hope Collaborative


Tonii Rizzo
Trinity Consulting Services Chair
Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation Golf Outing


Mitchel T. Denham


Calvin Barker
Truist Financial Corp.

Terrian Barnes
Fe-smart LLC

Ryan Bridgeman

Ashley Novak Butler
Novak Family Foundation

Tony Christensen
ACCESS Wealth Management

Kelly Cummins
Kentucky Property Venture Investment LLC

Jose Neil Donis
Al Día en América

Felisha Dowdy
Paducah Bank – Louisville Office

Amy L. Garlove, M.D.
Norton Children’s Medical Associates – Brownsboro

Mimi Hwang
Hwang’s Martial Arts

Dana Johnson
Civic Volunteer

Karen L. Keith
McMasters Keith Butler Inc.

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

Rachel Miles-Merrick
Civic Volunteer

Melanie Minteer, LMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist

Mary Newell
Texas Roadhouse

Mari-Elise Paul
Stites & Harbison PLLC

Mark Prussian
The Eye Care Institute

David Ramage
Ramage Company

Emmett C. Ramser
Norton Children’s Hospital

G. Hunt Rounsavall Jr.
Rounsavall Title Group

Christine Schneider
Norton Children’s Hospital Auxiliary

Rhonda Sheehan
TWIGS of Norton Children’s Hospital

Eddie Smith
White Castle

Peter Tevebaugh
Mytex Polymers


(As of August 2020)


Lee K. Garlove
Middleton Reutlinger

Chair Elect

Jeffrey Cumberbatch
Retired Applications Project Leader
UPS Airlines


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


Holly Schroering
Civic Volunteer


Tom Austin
Universal Linen Service

Matthew P. Ayers*
Chief Administrative Officer
Norton Hospital

Justin Baker
Principal Broker/Partner
TRIO Commercial Property Group LLC

George Bell
Office Resources Inc.

Brittany Cook*
System Vice President Neurosciences
Norton Healthcare

David Dafoe

Karen Hale
Civic Volunteer

Robert R. Iliff
Retired General Manager
DSI Underground Systems

Patricia F. Kantlehner
Civic Volunteer

Peggy King
Vice President
Branding and Communications
THE Agency, A Signature HealthCare Company

Barbara Kramer
Civic Volunteer

Janet Lively, CPSM
Vice President
Marketing and Business Development
Schaefer Construction

Doug Madison
Retired Vice President
Plumbers Supply Co.

Lynnie Meyer, Ed.D., R.N., CFRE*
Senior Vice President Chief Development Officer
Norton Healthcare

Jane Riehl
Civic Volunteer

Melissa Asfahl-Robich, CFP
Vice President
Senior Portfolio Manager
First Kentucky Trust

Connie Simmons
Civic Volunteer

Louis R. Straub II
Louisville Market
Independence Bank

Angela Houlihan Tafel
Director of Communications
Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services at Kindred Healthcare

Gail Burke Tway
Senior Vice President Portfolio Manager
Hilliard Lyons Trust Co. LLC

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

*Ex Officio

(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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