Steve Hannah Chief Executive Officer
Steve Hannah has been at Montrose Memorial Hospital since 2014. Steve is a 25 year healthcare veteran who is a Colorado native originally from Wellington,CO. He received his undergraduate degree in business administration from Fort Lewis College in Durango,CO and his Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda,CA. He came to Montrose from Calhoun,GA where he was the Chief Operating Officer of Gordon Hospital. Prior to the post in Georgia, he was CEO at Barrett Hospital in Dillon, Montana and has extensive experience leading community hospitals to success. Steve has a passion for rural and community healthcare and currently serves the region as Board Vice Chair of Western Healthcare Alliance, and Board Chair of the Community Care Alliance and San Juan ACO. He is active in the local community and is known as a leader with vision, purpose and passion for improving the local and regional healthcare delivery system.
Joyce Beck Chief Operating Officer
Joyce Beck began her health care experience 49 years ago as a nurse aide having her Mother as her first charge nurse. Joyce later became an LPN and has held an LPN license for the past 44 years. She has 25 years experience as a CEO in health care and has been the COO at Montrose Memorial Hospital since 2014. Since 2009, Joyce has been an online Adjunct Professor in the Master of Health Care Administration program at Bellevue University, Omaha,NE teaching health IT and leadership courses. In addition to her LPN education, she has an Associate Degree in Nursing Home Administration, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Care Administration and a Master of Health Care Administration.
Al White Chief Financial Officer
Al White is currently a Chief Financial Officer for Quorum Health Resources (QHR) in Brentwood, TN and has been working as the CFO for Montrose Memorial Hospital since October, 2013. As MMH’s Chief Financial Officer, Mr. White is directly responsible for the areas of general accounting(including payroll and accounts payable), budget and cost reporting, patient financial services (including financial counseling and billing), information services, health information management, materials management, case management and contract management. Al has worked in public accounting and contract management in addition to over thirty years’ experience as Chief Financial Officer for hospitals in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa and Colorado. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from Indiana University. Al’s professional memberships include the Healthcare Financial Management Association and various committee assignments for State Hospital Associations.
Joan Napolilli Chief Nursing Officer
Joan Napolilli joined Montrose Memorial Hospital in 2002 as the Chief Nursing Officer. She received her BSN from Marquette University and her MSN in Cardiovascular Nursing from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Prior coming to Montrose she worked at Longmont United Hospital as the Vice President of Patient Care Services. Joan provides oversight for all of the nursing departments in addition to pharmacy, cardiology, clinical education and case management. In her free time, Joan enjoys playing golf, traveling, silent auctions and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Dr. Alan Saliman Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Al Saliman recently relocated from Glenwood Springs with his wife Debi. He is Board Certified in internal medicine and practiced there in a variety of settings for 30 years. He had a private practice until 2009 at which time he started the hospitalist practice there and became their first Chief Medical Officer. He is Montrose Hospital’s first CMO, and will be providing hospitalist services with Montrose Medicine. Debi and Al have 4 kids, 4 son and daughter in laws, 2 grandkids and 5 siblings and try as best they can to focus on family activities. They enjoy gardening, biking and being in their new surroundings in Montrose together in their free time.
Julie Disher Director of Medical Staff Services
Julie Disher is the Director of Medical Staff Services at Montrose Memorial Hospital. With input from the CME Program and Library Committee, Julie manages the Continuing Medical Education programs and also acts as physician liaison for the Hospital organizing socials and events. Julie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Regis University and is certified as a Professional in Medical Services Management and Provider Credentialing Specialist. Julie spent 10 years as the coordinator for the Montrose Medical Mission, serves on the Helping Hand Fund board and is a volunteer for Whiz Kids at Haven House. Julie enjoys kickboxing, cycling and yoga. She and her husband, Bart, have two grown sons and two grandsons.
Erin Skees Director of Human Resources
Erin Skees was born and raised right here in beautiful Montrose, Colorado. She received her degree from the University of Northern Colorado and spent the first seven years of her Human Resources career working for organizations in the Greeley/Longmont/Loveland area before relocating with her family to Montrose. Since her return to the area 13 years ago, Erin has held Human Resources leadership positions in retail, construction and the last seven years in health care. She has served on a number of boards including the Chamber of Commerce and most recently as the Board Chair for the Western Workforce Development Board. Her passions include spending quality time with her family, traveling and enjoying the many wonderful outdoor activities that southwestern Colorado has to offer.
Kimberly Wright Director of Practice Managment
Kimberly Wright recently joined MMH as the Director of Practice Management. She comes to MMH from St. Mary’s Hospital where she worked for 18.5 years. Her previous role was the Director of Practice Operations with oversight of 16 specialty practices. Kimberly is responsible for the growth, development and sustainability of our employed physician practices, as well as fostering strong, collaborative relationships with community and outreach physicians. Kimberly moved to Grand Junction in 1981 from Southern California. She is a graduate of Colorado Mesa University and Colorado State University. She has two daughters Lexi and Jordyn and enjoys spending time with her family hunting, fishing, and boating at Lake Powell.
Leann Tobin Director of Marketing & Public Relations
Leann Tobin is the Director of Marketing and Public Relations. She has been at MMH since 1999 and participates in the strategic planning and leadership for the organization. Leann is responsible for directing hospital and medical staff marketing efforts, including developing and managing the budget, managing media relations, coordinating public relations activities; participating in developing and implementing the institution’s Strategic Plan, and creating and developing hospital promotional materials. Leann grew up in Lakewood Colorado, graduated from Green Mountain High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University. She and her husband Pat met while traveling together in the International program Up with People. They have two sons Bryce and Dylan and enjoy spending time boating, ATVing, camping and being with family.
Jessie Neitzer Director of Quality & Risk Management
Jessie Neitzer has been at Montrose Memorial Hospital since 2015 directing our Department of Quality and Risk Management. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Adams State University in Colorado. After completing her MBA with an emphasis in healthcare Jessie worked with Southwest Health System, Inc. in Cortez, Colorado. Jessie is responsible for oversight of the Quality Management System including clinical quality data gathering and submission, accreditation, and patient satisfaction. Jessie was born in raised in southwest Colorado, she enjoys playing and coaching volleyball as well as spending time with her husband enjoying all the outdoor activities our area has to offer.
Jenni Sopsic Director of Philanthropy
Jenni Sopsic joined Montrose Memorial Hospital in 2016. In the role of Director of Philanthropy, she leads the effort of connecting donors to the hospital’s exceptional care and services through philanthropic outreach. Jenni studied marketing and business management at Fort Lewis College and proceeded to work in the fast paced environment of hotel management. Trading ski-town living for a place to call home and raise her son, she moved to Montrose in 2005. Jenni became immersed in the community-minded spirit of Montrose and worked at the Chamber of Commerce for eight years, five of those years serving at the executive director. During this time, she embraced her love of fundraising and development. She is a proud Colorado native and loves spending any free moment with her soon-to-be husband and stepsons.
Patricia Chaloupka Compliance Officer
Patricia Chaloupka moved to Montrose in 2004 to take the position of Health Information Management Director and HIPAA Privacy Officer at Montrose Memorial Hospital. She held this position until December 2013 when she became the hospital’s Compliance and HIPAA Privacy Officer. Pat received her BS in Health Information Management from Regis University in Denver, and her credentials include Registered Health Information Administrator, Certified Coding Specialist, and Certification in Healthcare Compliance. She has served on the Board of Sharing Ministries, currently serves on the San Juan Healthcare Foundation Board and is active in service to her church. She grew up in Greeley and is happy to have chosen Montrose as her permanent home. Her passions include spending time with her family and traveling.