James Kiser Chief Executive Officer
James Kiser joined Montrose Memorial Hospital as the Chief Executive Officer in June, 2018. James brings over 25 years of hospital administration experience, including his most recent role at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Pulson, Montana as Chief Executive Officer. During his time in Pulson, St. Joseph achieved Top 20 in the Nation for Best Quality by the National Rural Healthcare Association, was named a Joint Commission National Top Performer in Surgical Care (CMS Core Indicators), and delivered top Patient Satisfaction scores. Other experience includes additional hospital leadership roles in Montana, Washington, and Wyoming-including a Chief Operating Officer role overseeing 2500 employees, 400 physicians, and a hospital ranking in the Top 100 in Orthopedics, Stroke Care (Neuroscience) and Cardiology.
James received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wyoming and earned his MBA in Healthcare Administration from Montana State University-Billings. James has served on various local and state boards, including his long-time role as a Rotarian. James and his wife Lorie look forward to taking advantage of the area’s outdoor activities as they enjoy camping, hiking/backpacking, bow hunting, snowmobiling, boating, fly fishing and more.
Larry Dupper Chief Financial Officer
Larry Dupper, FHFMA, AAF began his work at Montrose Memorial Hospital in January of 2017 and has worked in healthcare his entire career. A native of Colorado, Larry most recently spent 18 years as CFO of the Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. Larry has served healthcare in our state as President of the Colorado Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, President of the Western healthcare Alliance, and various other leadership and committee appointments. In addition to several CFO roles, Larry has served as CEO of Meramec Health Systems, an integrated health system in Missouri, and as a regional Finance Director for a hospital management company. Larry and his wife Pam enjoy all things outdoors including “Jeeping” and snowmobiling. They are excited about their acreage in Montrose where their friends, children and grandchildren come to relax and enjoy rural living.
Sue Schreier, MSN, RN joined Montrose Memorial Hospital as the Chief Clinical Officer in January, 2017. Having recently re-located from the Midwest, she received her BSN and Master’s Degree in Community Health Nursing from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois. She has been an RN for over 40 years and has worked in administrative roles for 27 years in acute care, home health, hospice, and community health settings. Prior to moving to Montrose, she was the Chief Nursing Officer at Rockford Health System in Rockford, Illinois for 11 years. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as Nurse Executive/Advanced and achieved a certificate as a Nurse Executive Fellow from the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia. Sue is thrilled to be a part of the Montrose community, helping the hospital to continue to grow and enhance the services it provides to this region. She and her husband are also excited to enjoy the many recreational and outdoor activities that the Western Slope offers.
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.
Leann Tobin Director of Community Engagement
Leann Tobin is the Director of Community Engagement. 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.
David Parks Director of Compliance
David Parks joined Montrose Memorial Hospital in April 2018, to oversee the Compliance and Privacy programs as Compliance Director. David has had several careers, which serves him well in understanding the complex nature of healthcare delivery. David started out his professional life as a licensed broadcasting engineer. He went on to Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska to become a medical technologist/ clinical laboratory scientist, eventually working in large academic settings, private laboratories, as well as rural community and government facilities in western Colorado and northwestern New Mexico. David continued in the clinical laboratory as he returned to Creighton University to graduate magna cum laude from Creighton School of Law. As an attorney for over 25 years, David has provided various Regulatory Compliance, Legal, Quality, Risk Management and Privacy/ Information Security services to regional healthcare organizations. Now, he has found his way back to the western slope and brings those varied experiences and formal training/ education to Montrose Memorial Hospital.