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 about Chris Van Gorder.
As medical director of the Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Thomas Buchholz leads a comprehensive and clinically integrated cancer care program that serves patients throughout Southern California. Operated in partnership with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Scripps MD Anderson brings together Scripps’ history of cancer care excellence in San Diego with the research-based approaches of the nation’s leading cancer program. Read more about Thomas Buchholz.
As corporate senior vice president of human resources, Eric Cole’s priority is people. With a local workforce hovering around 15,000, this means providing a vision for individual growth as well as a “world class” workplace that allows for engagement, innovation and productivity. Read more about Eric Cole.
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 about John Engle.
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 about Carl Etter.
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 about Tom Gammiere.
As corporate senior vice president and chief medical officer for ambulatory and accountable care at Scripps Health and for Scripps Health Plan Services, Dr. Keswani’s role at Scripps is diverse. His responsibilities include ambulatory services, Scripps affiliated medical groups, seven major clinical service lines, post-acute care, population health management, executive health, and value-based care, including managed care and ACOs. Read more about Dr. Keswani.
June Komar was named corporate executive vice president, chief of staff in 2019, after serving as corporate executive vice president of strategy and administration since 2010. In her role, she supports and assists the President/CEO in the daily operations of the organization. Read more about June Komar.
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 about Richard Neale.
Barbara Price joined Scripps Health in 2001 and is corporate senior vice president of strategy and planning. In her role, she provides leadership and oversight for the strategic planning and annual performance objectives including systems that drive alignment around and ensure execution of key strategic priorities. Read more about Barbara Price.
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 about Richard Rothberger.
As chief medical officer, clinical excellence and experience, Dr. Ghazala Sharieff regularly engages physicians in the coordination and management of inpatient clinical care and the reduction of unnecessary variation — especially as it relates to patient experience, quality and safety. Taken together, these efforts help us provide comprehensive and compassionate medical care for our patients and their loved ones. Read more about Dr. Sharieff.
Lisa Thakur was named corporate senior vice president of ancillary operations in January 2018. In her role she is responsible for most of the ancillary services across the Scripps Health system. This includes home health, laboratory, imaging, surgery, supply chain, endoscopy, and pharmacy. Read more about Lisa Thakur.
Shane Thielman is responsible for the vision and implementation of Scripps information and digital technology. As the organization’s chief information officer, he provides leadership for the development, implementation, integration and execution of all technology initiatives, with a focus on solutions that enable system strategy and deliver effective and efficient clinical and business operations. Read more about Shane Thielman.
- Corporate Vice President, Scripps Health Foundation
- Corporate Vice President, CFO, Scripps Medical Foundation | Scripps ACO | Scripps Health Plan Services
Mary Ellen Doyle, RN
- Corporate Vice President, Nursing Operations
Bradley S. Ellis
- Corporate Vice President, Assistant General Counsel
- Corporate Vice President, Payer Relations, and President of Scripps Health Plan Services
- Corporate Vice President, Controller
- Corporate Vice President, Treasurer
Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD
- Corporate Vice President, Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute
- Corporate Vice President, System Improvement, Value by Design
- Corporate Vice President, Chief Audit & Compliance Executive
- Corporate Vice President, Revenue Cycle, Central Business Office
- Corporate Vice President, Financial Operations & Performance Improvement