HonorHealth Leadership

Todd LaPorte - CEO, HonorHealth

With more than 30 years of diverse experience in healthcare, Todd LaPorte leads an integrated health system with five acute-care hospitals, extensive outpatient services and community services.

To advance HonorHealth's mission to improve the health and well-being of the community, he creates an expectation for every team member – more than 17,000 clinical and support employees, volunteers and physicians – to make every decision based on what’s best for the patient, one patient at a time.

Since joining HonorHealth in 2001, he’s held executive roles where he focused on financial and strategic leadership, most recently as executive vice president and chief administrative officer. He’s shaped a system with many access points to provide convenience for patients. He’s promoted innovative technologies and engaged employees and physicians to enhance the patient experience.

In April 2017, Todd became the 10th CEO in more than 150 years of HonorHealth history.

Prior to HonorHealth, he held senior management roles for an international CPA firm that served many Arizona healthcare clients as well as clients in high-tech manufacturing and consumer services. He was also the CFO of a privately held healthcare company that served over a half million Arizonans.

Todd was named CFO of the Year by the Arizona chapter of the Financial Executives International in 2012 and was recognized by Becker's Hospital Review as one of the "125 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know" in 2013.

He holds a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Arizona State University.

Todd has served as board chair for a chapter of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the nationally acclaimed Scottsdale Aquatic Club and the Paradise Valley School District’s supporting Foundation for Public Education.

Nathan Anspach - Senior Vice President, CEO HonorHealth Medical Group & Chief Business Development Executive

Nathan Anspach leads HonorHealth Medical Group and its ambulatory program development to create multiple access points and innovative care opportunities for community members for primary care, specialty care, urgent and immediate care, and other services.

HonorHealth Medical Group is the recipient of the national 2013 Fred Graham Award for Innovation in Community Health and is one of the largest medical groups in the nation to achieve patient centered medical home recognition by the National Committee on Quality Assurance.

Nathan joined the organization in 2010 and brings more than 30 years' experience in physician-hospital affiliations, physician practice management and ambulatory care program development to his role.

He is a fellow of both the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American College of Medical Practice Executives and holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of North Florida.

Wendy Crawford, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources & Marketing Officer

Wendy Crawford leads talent acquisition, retention, employee development, benefits/compensation, employee relations, people strategy, and marketing and communications for HonorHealth employees and physicians. She's strongly focused on attracting and keeping a talented workforce to provide the best patient care and support of patient care as well as engaging employees, community memebers and physicians through compelling communications.

Wendy has more than 30 years’ experience as a human resources executive and consultant in a wide range of healthcare organizations, including Scripps Health in San Diego and SSM Health in St. Louis. Her expertise includes executive coaching, strategic planning, leadership development, innovative problem solving and process improvements.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Indiana University and a master’s degree in administration and management from the University of Michigan.

David Damore

David Damore, Esq. has been named senior vice president and general counsel for HonorHealth. For the past ten years, David has served as outside legal counsel for the company working with senior management on various strategic matters, including the sale of its medical office portfolio and the creation of HonorHealth through the affiliation of Scottsdale Healthcare with John C. Lincoln Health Network. Damore has practiced law in the Phoenix area since 1984, focusing on commercial transactions and litigation. He began his career at Snell & Wilmer and was the founding member of the Damore Law Firm. He holds an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and a Juris Doctor degree from Arizona State University.

Stephanie Jackson, MD - Senior Vice President, Chief Quality Officer

An accomplished physician and leader, Stephanie Jackson, MD, FHM, focuses on patient safety and quality to ensure the best care is delivered to every patient, every time at HonorHealth. She leads a team of chief medical officers as well as patient safety, infection prevention, regulatory and quality professionals and the clinical analytics division.

Dr. Jackson joined HonorHealth in 2015. Her prior leadership experience includes serving as the system patient safety officer at PeaceHealth, a not-for-profit Catholic health system with operations in Alaska, Washington and Oregon. There, she led efforts to eliminate healthcare-associated harm with a focus on quality and process improvement, analytics and infection prevention.

Dr. Jackson has over 20 years of clinical experience serving previously as the lead hospitalist for the Oregon Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician-owned group with more than 100 providers and 13 locations in Eugene, Oregon. Prior to becoming a hospitalist, Dr. Jackson was a traditional internist with a focus on diabetes care in Billings, Montana.

Dr. Jackson graduated with a bachelor’s degree in cell biology/biochemistry from Cornell University and earned her MD from Washington University School of Medicine. She is board certified in internal medicine.

John Neil, MD -  Senior Vice President, Chief Physician Executive

As the chief physician executive, John Neil, MD, brings deep and varied leadership experience, an understanding of the changing local and national healthcare environment, and sensitivity to the complexities and challenges of medical practice which are unique to HonorHealth.

Dr. Neil, a highly regarded interventional radiologist, drives physician engagement throughout HonorHealth, working with a guiding principle to ensure that physicians have input and involvement in the decision-making processes of the health system. His work with clinical teams enables strategic initiatives, enhances operations, integrates clinical services and strengthens the continuum of patient care.

He joined HonorHealth as the senior physician leader in 2015, and he has held leadership roles with the organization’s medical staff, Scottsdale Health Partners and the HonorHealth Board of Directors. His professional experience includes serving as the chairman of SMIL, a large radiology practice that has been active in ambulatory development, practice mergers and joint ventures.

He is board certified with the American Board of Radiology with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Kansas and graduated with honors from Washington University School of Medicine.

Bruce Pearson - Senior Vice President, Operational Strategy & Transformation Officer

As senior vice president and Operational Strategy & Transformation Officer, Bruce Pearson uses his understanding of healthcare operations, leadership and performance improvement to help guide HonorHealth’s business transformation to achieve operational excellence for the patients and communities served.

His responsibilities include providing executive leadership for translating strategic initiatives into change programs and projects, and leading process standardization and improvement for business systems, IT systems and other systems of work. He is also responsible for the Enterprise Project Management Office, Information Services, management system development, and for working with others to build systems that engage people and support a culture of continuous improvement.

Bruce has extensive hospital leadership experience, including areas such as strategic growth and specialty program development, performance improvement, physician collaboration and partnership, planning, and healthcare facilities development. He has served as the hospital CEO for three of HonorHealth’s medical centers between 2008 and the end of 2014, and most recently served as the CEO - Hospital Services, for all five hospitals until moving into the Transformation Officer role in 2017.

His prior experience includes over 25 years of service and senior leadership within Banner Health, including 11 years as the CEO of Banner Desert Medical Center and Cardon Children's Medical Center in the Southeast Valley.

He holds an MBA from Brigham Young University and a master's degree in health services administration from Arizona State University. He has served in various positions of leadership in community-based organizations and as the Chairman of the Board for the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Chuck Scully - Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

As Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Chuck Scully brings 35 years of healthcare IT experience and leadership to HonorHealth’s information systems operations.

Chuck has a passion for ensuring caregivers have the information they need to provide the best possible care to HonorHealth’s patients. Because of his collaborative efforts, HonorHealth is unique in its degree of information technology integration. When a patient comes to any HonorHealth facility for any type of service, the patient’s healthcare provider has the ability to see that patient’s medical history across all care settings, optimizing patient convenience and safety.

Prior to joining HonorHealth, Chuck served as CIO of Renown Health and CIO of Catholic Health Systems.

Chuck holds a bachelor’s degree in economics/computer science from the University at Albany - SUNY and a master’s degree in administrative science from the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University.

Alice Pope

Alice Pope has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer for HonorHealth. Pope most recently served as chief financial officer for Wellmont Health System. A certified public accountant, she has nearly 25 years of experience in finance, including about 20 years in healthcare. She worked for Wellmont since 2000 which includes six hospitals in Tennessee and Virginia, a primary care network, multi-specialty group practices, an accountable care organization, ambulatory surgery centers and post-acute care facilities. Prior to her appointment as Wellmont’s chief financial officer, Pope served for three years as their senior vice president of finance, managed care and revenue cycle. Previously, she served as vice president and chief financial officer of Holston Valley Medical Center, Wellmont’s largest hospital. Pope holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce, with a concentration in accounting, from the University of Virginia and a master’s in business administration from East Tennessee State University.

Rich Silver, MD - Senior Vice President, CEO Population Health & Chief Strategy Officer

Richard Silver, MD, leads HonorHealth's organizational focus on developing an integrated network to improve the health and well-being of the community.

He partners with physicians, community resources and patients to proactively provide and create access to care and services through HonorHealth's hospitals, primary care and specialty care locations, and other services.

Dr. Silver joined the organization in December 2008, serving initially as director of the employed hospitalist program at HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical before being named chief medical officer of Scottsdale Healthcare Medical Group.

He is originally from Philadelphia, where he was the president and founder of Prime Health Network, a 21-physician private practice, and chairman of the board of Renaissance, a physician-owned disease management company in which Prime Health participated. He was trained at Thomas Jefferson University and is board certified in internal medicine with added qualifications in geriatrics.

Kim Post - Senior Vice President, CEO Hospitals & Chief Clinical Officer

With both clinical and business expertise, Kim Post, DNP, MBA, RN, fosters a sense of collaboration among the healthcare team in an environment focused on clinical quality, safety and an exceptional patient experience.

As the CEO-Hospitals and Chief Clinical Officer, Kim‘s strong collaborative skills enhance HonorHealth’s ability to work towards the common goal of exceptional patient care in partnership with our physicians.

Kim joined then named Scottsdale Memorial Hospital in 1991 as a staff nurse and has worked her way up through the growing organization to her current position, which will lead the hospitals to exemplar performance in quality, safety, patient experience and financial performance.

She completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in 2012 at Case Western Reserve University, an Executive Fellowship at the Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania in 2009 and a Master's of Business Administration at the University of Phoenix in 2000.

Gary Baker

Gary Baker leads HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, a community teaching hospital offering adult and pediatric services, cancer treatment and innovative research, and HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center, with services including a Level 1 Trauma Center, a family medicine residency program and a unique trauma/medical training center for the U.S. military.

Gary led the cancer services partnership and the formation of the HonorHealth Virginia G. Piper Cancer Care Network.

Prior to joining the organization in 1989, he worked at the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago as the clinical manager in Pharmacy. Gary is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

He has served as a board member and board chairman for the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association and as a board member for the Scottsdale Captive Insurance company. He earned both his bachelor's degree in Pharmacy and master's degree from the University of Illinois. He has completed a post graduate residency at the University of Illinois Hospital.

Senior Vice President, HonorHealth, CEO, John C. Lincoln Medical Center

Jon Bartlett, who has 25 years of senior healthcare executive experience in Colorado, Arizona and Virginia, is vice president and chief executive officer for HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center.

Bartlett most recently served as president of LewisGale Regional Health System in Virginia, with four hospitals. He was also chief executive officer of LewisGale Medical Center in Salem, VA.

Prior to his appointment in Virginia, Bartlett worked for Vanguard Health System for 12 years, including 10 years as chief executive officer of Arrowhead Hospital, and another two years as president of Abrazo Health System.

Previously, he worked in the HealthONE System for 13 years, serving the last five years as chief operating officer of Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, a teaching hospital in Denver, CO.

Bartlett earned undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Colorado.

John Harrington Jr.

John Harrington Jr. brings more than 35 years of healthcare leadership experience to his role of CEO of Deer Valley Medical Center.

He joined the organization in May 2012 as the CEO of Deer Valley Medical Center, and under his leadership, the hospital has been recognized for excellence in heart care and stroke care as well as achieved designation as a Level III Trauma Center.

He started his career in healthcare 33 years ago as the assistant vice president of operations at the former Phoenix General Hospital.

His previous leadership experience includes CEO of Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in Sun City, CEO at Banner Heart Hospital. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). He recently finished his three-year term as one of four hospital executives in the United States on its Board of Governors. He also spent 10 years on the board of directors of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, including chairman and past chairman.

He has a bachelor's degree in microbiology and a master's degree in public health, both from the University of Pittsburgh.

David Price

David Price, MHA, MBA, joined the organization in June 2011 as vice president, Clinical & Support Services at John C. Lincoln Medical Center. He brought with him more than 10 years of experience working in health systems in Minneapolis and in San Diego before joining Banner Health in 2000, first as director of planning.

His prior experience includes associate administrator at Banner Desert Medical Center and Cardon Children's Medical Center, a 649-bed hospital campus in Mesa, Arizona. In his work in operations, he oversaw expansion, increased patient volume, added successful service lines, enhanced the patient experience, improved the productivity of his departments and increased revenues.

He holds a master's degree in Healthcare Administration, Managed Care and an MBA, Finance, both from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and he serves as a volunteer and an advisory leader for the American Cancer Society, Phoenix Metropolitan Division, and as a volunteer for Junior Achievement.