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As a non-profit organization, Baxter Health is governed by a volunteer board of directors, the members of which receive no compensation for their guidance and service. Members of the Baxter Health Board of Directors currently include:

  • Paul Wade - Chair
  • Heather Loftis - Vice-Chair
  • Lang Zimmerman - Treasurer
  • Steve Luelf - Secretary
  • Jerry Cunningham
  • Melissa Dirst-Roberts, MD - Chief of Staff
  • Sally Gilbert
  • Randy Hopper
  • Jason Lindsay, MD - Chief of Staff Past
  • Ted Sanders
  • Matthew Wilson, MD - Chief of Staff Elect

Baxter Health​ Senior Leadership Team

Baxter Health Senior Leadership Team Members

The Baxter Health Senior Leadership Team includes (back row, from left) Ron Peterson, Dr. George Lawrence, Brian Barnett, Anthony Reed, Tobias Pugsley, (front row, from left) Nicole Vaccarella, Debbie Henry, Rachel Gilbert, Natalie Amato, and Sarah Edwards.
  • Ron Peterson – President/Chief Executive Officer
  • Natalie Amato – VP/Human Resources
  • Brian Barnett – VP/Physician Enterprise & Business Development
  • Sarah Edwards – Foundation Executive Director
  • Rachel Gilbert, MSN, RN – VP/Chief Nursing Officer
  • Debbie Henry – VP/Chief Financial Officer
  • George Lawrence, MD – Chief Medical Officer
  • Tobias Pugsley – VP/Marketing & Communications
  • Anthony Reed – VP/Ancillary Services
  • Nicole Vaccarella – VP/General Counsel