CHI’s senior leaders bring many years of experience to their roles in CHI’s health ministry. Click on a name to see that leader’s biography.

CHI Executive Leadership:
Kevin E. Lofton, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer

Paul W. Edgett III  
Executive Vice President, Growth and Business Acquisitions

Anthony K. Jones, FACHE
Interim Executive Vice President, Operations

Thomas R. Kopfensteiner, STD
Executive Vice President, Mission

Mitch H. Melfi, Esq.
Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Legal Officer

Kathleen D. Sanford, DBA, RN, FACHE   
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

Dean Swindle, CPA
President, Enterprise Business Lines and Chief Financial Officer

Patricia G. Webb, FACHE
Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer/Chief Human Resources Officer

CHI Executive Division Leadership:
Michael H. Covert, MHA 
Senior Vice President, Divisional Operations/CEO of CHI St. Luke's Health 
(Texas)

Jeffrey S. Drop
Senior Vice President, Divisional Executive Officer
(Fargo)

Charles W. Neumann
Senior Vice President, CEO of KentuckyOne Health
(Kentucky)

Ketul J. Patel, MHA, MBA 
Senior Vice President, Divisional Operations/CEO CHI Franciscan Health
(Washington)

Robert P. Ritz
Senior Vice President, Divisional Operations/CEO, Mercy Health Network
(Iowa)

Cliff A. Robertson, MD, MBA
Senior Vice President, Divisional Operations/CEO, CHI Health
(Nebraska and Southwest Iowa)

Larry P. Schumacher
Senior Vice President, Divisional Operations/CEO, CHI Memorial 
(Tennessee)