Executive Team

Chris Van Gorder, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer

Chris Van Gorder, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer

As president and CEO of Scripps Health since 2000, Chris Van Gorder has been instrumental in positioning Scripps among the nation’s foremost health care institutions. Now he is leading the restructure of the $3.1 billion, integrated health system to best prepare for the changes of health care reform. Read more.

Andy Crowder, CHCIO, Corporate Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Andy Crowder, CHCIO, Corporate Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Andy Crowder joined Scripps in 2016. With more than 25 years of experience in information services and technology, Crowder is leading Scripps’ system-wide, inpatient and ambulatory implementation of the Epic electronic health record and revenue cycle platforms. Read more.

John B. Engle, Corporate Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer, Senior Executive, Marketing and Communications

John B. Engle, Corporate Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer, Senior Executive, Marketing and Communications

John Engle is responsible for the operations and management of the Scripps Health Foundation, donor relations and fundraising. He also has executive oversight of Scripps’ marketing, public relations and corporate communications functions. Read more.

Carl J. Etter, FACHE, Corporate Senior Vice President, Regional Chief Executive – North

Carl J. Etter, FACHE, Corporate Senior Vice President, Regional Chief Executive – North

Carl Etter was named Regional Chief Executive for Scripps Health’s northern region in January 2018. Etter has oversight of three hospital campuses – Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. His focus is on greater alignment of the care and services provided by these hospitals to ensure high-quality, accessible health care and an exceptional health care experience for Scripps patients in North San Diego County. Read more.

Shiraz M. Fagan, Corporate Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Shiraz M. Fagan, Corporate Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Shiraz Fagan was named chief operating officer for Scripps Health in September 2017. As COO, she is responsible for operations cost management and the continued integration of Scripps’ five hospital campuses and 30 medical clinics. Read more.

Tom Gammiere, FACHE, Corporate Senior Vice President, Regional Chief Executive – South

Tom Gammiere, FACHE, Corporate Senior Vice President, Regional Chief Executive – South

Tom Gammiere was named Regional Chief Executive for Scripps Health’s southern region in January 2018. Gammiere has oversight of two hospital campuses – Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego and Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista. As a regional chief executive, his focus is on greater alignment of the care and services provided by these hospitals to ensure high-quality, accessible health care and an exceptional health care experience for Scripps patients in South San Diego County. Read more.

June Komar, Corporate Executive Vice President of Strategy and Administration

June Komar, Corporate Executive Vice President of Strategy and Administration

June Komar oversees strategic planning, government and community relations and information services. She also has executive oversight for Scripps corporate services administration. Read more.

James E. LaBelle, MD, Corporate Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer

James E. LaBelle, MD, Corporate Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. LaBelle plays a critical role in expanding and maintaining physician partnerships built over the last decade. Under his direction, Scripps is engaging physicians in the coordination and management of inpatient and outpatient clinical care, closely linking Scripps hospitals with a growing ambulatory care network. Read more.

Richard Neale, Corporate Executive Vice President, Chief Business Development and Growth Officer

Richard Neale, Corporate Executive Vice President, Chief Business Development and Growth Officer

As Chief Business Development and Growth Officer, Richard Neale is responsible for revenue growth through business and corporate development, contracting and project management. Read more.

Barbara Price, Corporate Senior Vice President, Chief Executive, Accountable Care Organization

Barbara Price, Corporate Senior Vice President, Chief Executive, Accountable Care Organization

Barbara Price joined Scripps Health in 2001 and is corporate senior vice president and chief executive of the Scripps Accountable Care Organization. In her role, she provides leadership and oversight for the physician-led, high-performing ACO network as it further develops Scripps’ population health care management and clinical care lines. Read more.

Marc A. Reynolds, Corporate Senior Vice President, Payer Relations, President, Scripps Health Plan Services, Inc.

Marc A. Reynolds, Corporate Senior Vice President, Payer Relations, President, Scripps Health Plan Services, Inc.

Marc Reynolds is corporate senior vice president, payer relations, as well as the president of Scripps Health Plan Services, Inc., a wholly owned not-for-profit managed care organization with a California Knox Keene license. Read more

Richard K. Rothberger, Corporate Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Richard K. Rothberger, Corporate Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Richard Rothberger has been Scripps' CFO since 2001. He is responsible for corporate finance, treasury, financial and capital planning, payer contracting, revenue cycle, supply chain, real estate and construction and financial operations. Read more.

Richard R. Sheridan, General Counsel, Corporate Executive Vice President Human Resources

Richard R. Sheridan, General Counsel, Corporate Executive Vice President Human Resources

Richard Sheridan, supervises the provision of all legal services to Scripps Health. As the senior executive of human resources, he leads Scripps' personnel, benefits and compensation programs. Sheridan provides executive leadership for internal audit, compliance, information security and quality, risk management and performance improvement efforts. Read more.

Lisa Thakur, FACHE, Corporate Senior Vice President, Ancillary Operations

Corporate Senior Vice President, Ancillary Operations

Lisa Thakur, FACHE, Corporate Senior Vice President, Ancillary Operations

Lisa Thakur was named Corporate Senior Vice President of Ancillary Operations in January 2018. In her role she is responsible for all services and business at Scripps that are not hospital or ambulatory care. This includes home health, laboratory, imaging and other business services. Read more.

Scripps Corporate Leadership Team

Mary Braunwarth

  • Corporate Vice President, Scripps Health Foundation


Eric Cole

  • Corporate Vice President, Human Capital Services


Mary Ellen Doyle, RN

  • Corporate Vice President, Nursing Operations


Bradley S. Ellis

  • Corporate Vice President, Assistant General Counsel


Anil Keswani, MD

  • Corporate Vice President, Ambulatory Care and Population Health Management


Loucas Koutoufidis

  • Corporate Vice President, Controller


Richard McKeown

  • Corporate Vice President, Treasurer


Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD

  • Corporate Vice President, Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute


John Poole

  • Corporate Vice President, System Improvement, Value by Design


Bruce Rainey

  • Corporate Vice President, Construction and Facilities


Ghazala Sharieff, MD

  • Corporate Vice President, Chief Experience Officer


Gerry Soderstrom

  • Corporate Vice President, Chief Audit & Compliance Executive


Chris Thomas

  • Corporate Vice President, Revenue Cycle, Central Business Office


Michelle Tressler

  • Corporate Vice President, Project Management


Ed Turk

  • Corporate Vice President, Financial Operations & Performance Improvement