Chief Executive Officer
Jonathan Nalli comes to St.Vincent Health from Porter Health
System, a Community Health Systems (CHS) affiliate in Valparaiso,
Indiana, where he served as CEO. He led the strategic and operational
direction of two hospitals, six outpatient centers and an array
of physician practices. At Porter Health System, Nalli oversaw
construction of a 238-bed replacement regional hospital, generated
net revenue of $310 million, developed a multi-specialty physician
group of primary care and surgical providers, and led the hospital
to its first recognition as a Best Place to Work from 2011-2013 by the
Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly.
Prior to Porter Health, Nalli was chief operating officer of Chestnut
Hill Health System in Philadelphia for two years. In addition, he
served as chief operating officer of Pottstown Memorial Medical
Center in Pottstown, PA.
Nalli earned his master’s degree in Business Administration from
Drexel University in Philadelphia, and his bachelor’s degree in Health
Sciences in Health Administration from the University of Kentucky.
He serves as the chair-elect for the Porter County Community
Foundation and chair of the Greater Valparaiso Chamber of
Commerce. Also, he is a board member for the Indiana Hospital
Association, One Region-One Vision, Empower Porter County and
the Portage Economic Development Corporation.
He and his wife, Cathleen, have two children, and are members of
Saint Paul Catholic Church.
Julie Carmichael, FACHE
System Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer
Julie Carmichael became system vice president & chief strategy
officer in 2013, and leads St.Vincent Health (SVH) in health system
business development; stakeholder relationship development;
strategic marketing; corporate communications; media relations;
and brand management.
Carmichael comes to SVH following 19 years as president and
CEO of Suburban Health Organization (SHO), a consortium
of community hospitals operating in the counties surrounding
Indianapolis and Marion County. During her time with SHO,
she successfully developed and executed a wide variety of strategies
including the creation of a captive insurance company and the
Accountable Care Consortium, which includes SVH’s partnership
with Community Health Network and six area hospitals aimed at
creating healthier communities, improving healthcare quality, and
lowering healthcare costs.
Before joining SHO, Carmichael worked for the Indiana Hospital
Association from 1989-93 as Government Relations Coordinator.
She has a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Stanford
University; a master’s degree in Business Administration from
Indiana University; and a certification from the Executive Program
in Managed Care from the University of Missouri. Carmichael is
also an adjunct faculty member of the Indiana University School
of Medicine, Department of Public Health, MHA Program, and a
Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).
She is also involved in numerous community activities including
Executive Women in Health Care and the Indiana Healthcare
Executives Network (ACHE Chapter). In 2012, Carmichael became
a recipient of the prestigious ACHE Regent’s Award.
In his role as president, Kyle DeFur is responsible for oversight of St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, St.Vincent Women’s Hospital, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent, St.Vincent Stress Center, St.Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital Indianapolis and St.Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital Lafayette.
Since his appointment in 2007, DeFur has focused on growth through strategic partnerships, and on sustaining and strengthening St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital as a leading health-care provider in Indiana – one that is highly reliable, efficient and loving. Under DeFur’s leadership, St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital consistently ranks among the nation’s best health-care facilities, and has been recognized as one of the nation’s top hospitals by a number of independent rating agencies, including: Thomson Reuters, The Leapfrog Group, National Research Corporation, HealthGrades, Becker’s Hospital Review and U.S. News & World Report. In 2012, the hospital was recognized as a leader in nursing excellence when it received the Magnet® Designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Prior to joining St.Vincent Indianapolis, DeFur served as president of Saint John’s Health System in Anderson, Indiana (now part of St.Vincent Health) for four years. He has had a proven track record for partnering with physicians in developing strong operations focused on quality patient care.
DeFur holds both a master’s degree in Hospital Administration and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Xavier University, Cincinnati, and a bachelor’s degree from Anderson University. He serves on the boards of the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, Indiana Youth Institute and Anderson University. Additionally, he was the Chair of the 2011 Heart of Gold Ball for the American Heart Association.
System Vice President & Chief Mission Integration Officer
As chief mission integration officer, Ron Mead is responsible for
ensuring that all ministries within St.Vincent Health are able to
fully realize the four St.Vincent Ministry Imperatives: Mission,
Vision and Core Values Integration; Spiritual Care and Holistic
Healing; Clinical and Organizational Ethics; and Care of the Poor
and Community Benefit.
Mead oversees mission integration throughout St.Vincent Health
and its ministries, as well as the work of the community development
and ethics functions. He is also responsible for the operation and
direction of St.Vincent Seton Cove Spirituality Center and the
$34.77 Associate Assistance Program.
Before joining St.Vincent, Mead served as an executive with the
former Daughters of Charity National Health System in Evansville,
Indiana, from 1987 to 1998. Mead also has more than 12 years’
experience in management consulting, primarily serving hospitals,
health systems and physician groups.
Mead earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from
Drake University and a master’s degree in Business Administration
from Rockhurst University. He also holds an advanced certification
in Formative Spirituality, and serves on the faculty for the Epiphany
Joseph O. Murdock
System Vice President and Chief Organizational Development Officer
Joe Murdock entered the healthcare arena in 1985 with the Johnson
& Johnson Family of Companies in New Jersey, where he held the
titles of senior personnel administrator, manager of employment and
EEO, and director of Human Resources. In 1993, Murdock moved to
the payer side of health care when he joined Aetna Health Plans as
vice president of Human Resources in its specialty products business.
When Aetna merged with US Healthcare, Murdock was promoted
to vice president, Human Resources Aetna/US Healthcare, where he
co-led the integration of human resources initiatives and services
between the two organizations.
In his current role as system vice president and chief organizational
development officer for St.Vincent Health, Murdock is responsible
for leading and directing the design, development and strategic/
operational integration of workplace systems, processes and practices
throughout St.Vincent Health . Under his leadership, major workforce
capability systems have been redesigned and implemented at the
root level of the organization including pay for performance systems,
retirement benefit systems, competency-based selection systems,
workforce technology enabling data management systems, health
and welfare benefits cost-control systems, leadership formation and
development systems, associate on-boarding systems, workplace
policy architectures, two-way communication systems, and flexible
base pay and incentive systems. Murdock has also been instrumental
in designing and facilitating management and leadership change
frameworks that have influenced structural design and facility
integration at St.Vincent Health.
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Murdock completed his
undergraduate education at Cornell University and graduated
with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development. He completed
his graduate education at San Francisco State University with a
master’s degree in Psychotherapy. Murdock joined St.Vincent
Health in April 1997.
Regional Chief Information Officer, Ascension Health Indiana Region, Chief Information Officer
Stan Simpson joined St.Vincent Health in 2007 after holding
numerous executive leadership positions at such healthcare systems
as Sisters of Charity in the Incarnate Word, Provenant Health,
Sutter Health, Carle Clinic and Carle Foundation Hospital.
Simpson’s career spans more than 25 years of management
experience in multi-hospital and clinic data center settings. He has
extensive management and consolidation experience that includes
executive-level leadership, budgetary and financial obligations,
strategic planning, operations and various electronic health record
vendor platforms. Additionally, Simpson has engaged in outsourcing
agreements and negotiated significant IT terms in contracts and
agreements across a variety of technologies and solutions.
Simpson’s day-to-day responsibilities focus on furthering technology
strategies to include diverse projects such as the Clinical Foundation
Suite (CFS) – Allscripts platform and infrastructure projects to help
support the growth and ever-changing market of St.Vincent Health .
He oversees and directs all IS operations for St.Vincent Health .
Simpson holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems
Management from Colorado Christian University. He had additional
coursework from Harvard University and the University of Michigan .