Edgar J. Curtis, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer, Memorial Health System
Edgar J. Curtis is president and chief executive officer of Memorial Health System (MHS) in Springfield, Illinois. Since starting his career at MHS in 1975, he has held a variety of administrative positions and devoted his career to serving others.
His devotion to the medical field is reflected in the numerous leadership positions he has occupied within professional associations. He is immediate past chair of the Illinois Health and Hospital Association’s Board of Directors. He currently serves as a founding board member for the BJC Collaborative, the Midwest Healthcare Quality Alliance and the Lincoln Land Health Information Exchange. He currently serves as a delegate on the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board, as well as the Sangamon County Economic Development Commission.
In addition, he has served the Springfield community in a variety of roles, including as chair of the board for the Central Illinois Foodbank (CIFB), the Springfield Urban League (SUL) and the United Way of Central Illinois. He has received several civic awards, including the Good Samaritan Award from the CIFB, the SUL Community Leadership Award and the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce President’s Award. In 2018, he was the Illinois recipient of the American Hospital Association Grassroots Champions Award. In addition, Mr. Curtis received the 2019 Order of Lincoln, Illinois’ highest honor for professional achievement and public service.
His commitment to professional excellence has been recognized by his alma maters, Springfield Lanphier High School and the School of Nursing at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, both of which inducted him into their respective Halls of Fame. After receiving a bachelor of science in nursing degree from SIU-E, he went on to obtain a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition, he received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the U of I for his outstanding and innovative leadership in healthcare administration, as well as his exceptional community service
Charles Callahan, PhD, MBA, FACHE
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Memorial Health System
Dr. Callahan earned his doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1991, and his MBA at the University of Illinois-Springfield in 2004. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives, he is board certified in Rehabilitation Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Dr. Callahan has over 50 professional publications in the areas of brain injury rehabilitation, neuropsychology, emergency/trauma medicine, healthcare process improvement, and outcomes measurement. He previously served on the editorial boards of Rehabilitation Psychology and The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, and is a past president of the American Psychological Association’s Division of Rehabilitation Psychology. Callahan served a six year term on the United Way of Central Illinois Board of Directors, including board chair in 2012-2013. He has been employed by Memorial Health System since 1991, and currently serves as its executive vice president and chief operating officer. In addition, he is the executive director of the Midwest Healthcare Quality Alliance and the Quality Alliance Patient Safety Organization.
Kevin England, MBA, FACHE
Senior Vice President, Business Development, Memorial Health System
Kevin England is senior vice president of business development for Memorial Health System. He has been with Memorial for 30 years and is currently responsible for business development, strategic planning and supply chain activities of the heath system.
England has a bachelor of arts degree in management from the University of Illinois at Springfield and a master of business administration degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
He is a member of the board of trustees for the Springfield YMCA and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He participates in a variety of board-level and committee assignments in the regional healthcare and supply networks, BJC Collaborative and Mid-America Service Solutions.
Anna Evans, JD
General Counsel, Vice President of Internal Audit and Compliance and Chief Compliance Officer, Memorial Health System
Anna N. Evans graduated cum laude from Bradley University in Peoria and from Saint Louis University School of Law with a certificate in health law (with honors). In 2007, she became vice president of Internal Audit & Compliance and the first general counsel for Memorial Health System.
In becoming MHS’s first general counsel, she streamlined MHS’s governance structure and implemented a conflict of interest policy. She also modernized the contract management process, developed an independent review of compensation for physicians and led MHS through multiple financing strategies related to major capital projects.
Evans is the senior leader responsible for MHS’s Health Information Management, Coding and Information Security departments. In that capacity, she oversaw implementation of ICD-10, creation of a cybersecurity and risk assessment department and adoption of the electronic health record.
She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the Illinois Bar Association’s Health Care Section, Illinois Women in Leadership and the Health Care Compliance Association. She is a founding member of the Carrie Jane Fund, an endowment administered by the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois, which contributes to organizations providing or promoting mental health services, programs, or awareness. She also serves as a USA/YMCA administrative official.
Rajesh G. Govindaiah, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Memorial Health System
Dr. Govindaiah became the health system's senior vice president and chief medical officer on May 1, 2010.
He is responsible for administrative and clinical leadership and coordination for the health system's medical staff, graduate medical education and physician alignment activities. He collaborates with physicians, residents and the administrative/clinical staffs of all health system affiliates to streamline operating systems. He also oversees activities to improve patient outcomes and support the health system mission to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.
A 2000 graduate of the University of Michigan medical School, Dr. Govindaiah completed his internal medicine residency at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor in 2005. He joined Springfield Clinic in 2006 and served there as chairman of the department of Hospital Medicine. Before that, he participated in similar clinical activities at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor.
Dr. Govindaiah has been actively involved in many quality initiatives at Memorial Medical Center, including the Glycemic Control Mentored Implementation Program; the Physician Information Technology Advisory, Clinical Performance, Medical Record and Utilization Management Committees; Mortality Review conferences and daily multidisciplinary patient rounds.
David B. Graham, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer/Chief Medical Information Officer, Memorial Health System
Clinical Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
In his roles, Dr. Graham provides strategic and operational leadership for all facets of information technology and clinical informatics. His vision is to improve health through technology innovation, and his interests emphasize process improvement and high quality, patient-centered healthcare through information technology systems and support. He serves the dual role of CMIO and CIO in work with all clinical departments and all business units as the leader for information technology development and implementation. Dr. Graham is an experienced clinician and informaticist with over 24 years of experience in health IT.
Dr. Graham graduated from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in 1995, and completed a family medicine residency at the Oregon Health and Sciences University in 1998 and a faculty development fellowship at the University of Washington in 1999. He practiced in rural eastern Oregon before joining the faculty at the University of Colorado in 2004. He joined the SIU School of Medicine’s Department of Family and Community Medicine in 2008 and continues active practice and teaching as a clinical associate professor. Dr. Graham received his second board certification, Clinical Informatics, in January 2018.
Bob Kay, CPA
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Memorial Health System
As chief financial officer, Bob Kay is responsible for administering policies for the financial health of the organization, coordinating duties for external reporting, tax, risk management, revenue cycle management, general accounting, financial planning and more.
He has more than three decades of experience in healthcare finance. He earned a master of science degree with an emphasis on finance from the University of Texas at Dallas and a bachelor of science degree with an accounting emphasis from the University of Missouri at Columbia. He is a certified public accountant and was a previous fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Marsha Prater, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, Memorial Health System
Dr. Prater brings over 28 years of nursing and leadership experience to Memorial Health System. As senior vice president of patient care services, Dr. Prater oversees the integration of the philosophy, goals, and objectives of Memorial Health System into the daily operations of the patient care delivery system across the continuum of care.
Dr. Prater also holds adjunct faculty positions at Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Nursing and SIU School of Medicine.
She has been with Memorial since 1990, initially serving as the administrator for oncology services until assuming her current role. Before coming to Memorial, Dr. Prater was an assistant professor of surgery and a staff nurse at SIU School of Medicine.
Dr. Prater received her bachelor's degree from Illinois Wesleyan University School of Nursing. She earned her master's and doctorate degrees from Southern Illinois University. She is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and holds ANCC certification as a nurse executive advanced-board certified (NEA-BC). She is also a member of several professional nursing and healthcare leadership organizations.
Jay Roszhart, MHA, FACHE
Vice President, Ambulatory Networks and Clinical Integration, Memorial Health System
Jay Roszhart provides executive leadership for Memorial Health Partners, Memorial Home Services, Memorial Behavioral Health, Memorial Weight Loss and Wellness Center, Managed Care/Payor Relations and Ambulatory Operations. He is also responsible for continued development of the health system’s population health products and services.
Roszhart began his career at Memorial in 2009 as an administrative fellow. Previously, he worked for BJC Medical Group in St. Louis while obtaining a master's degree in healthcare administration from the Saint Louis University School of Public Health. He earned a bachelor of science degree in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Aimee J. Allbritton, PhD
Vice President of Organization Development and Chief Learning Officer, Memorial Health System
Aimee Allbritton is responsible for strategic leadership of a comprehensive learning infrastructure that ensures the MHS workforce has the knowledge, skills and abilities to achieve the organization’s desired outcomes. She is responsible for providing strategic leadership for organization development, change management, employee and leadership development, and organizational communication efforts. She is responsible for design and strategic oversight for the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, which opened in 2015.
Dr. Allbritton is a member of Illinois Women in Leadership, is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the Association of Talent Development and the Organization Development Network. She is a Registered Organization Development Consultant, has earned her Senior Professional in Human Resources certification, and International Coaching Federation Associate Certified Coach credential. She serves on the National Center for Healthcare Leadership steering committee and as a Learning Elite judge.
Dr. Allbritton received a master of science degree in Management of Organization Behavior and a PhD in Organization Development from Benedictine University in Springfield. In 2018, she received Benedictine’s Visionary Alumni Award and serves on the President’s Planning Council.
Kimberly L. Bourne, MS
President and CEO, Taylorville Memorial Hospital
Kimberly L. Bourne has served as president and chief executive officer of Taylorville Memorial Hospital since 2015. She began her career at Memorial Medical Center in 1989 as associate director of clinical nutrition and was named senior associate director in 1993. The following year, she became director of Food & Nutrition Services, a position she held for 19 years. Prior to her current role, she served as system director of patient safety.
Bourne, a registered dietitian, has a master of science degree in dietetics from Eastern Illinois University and a bachelor of science degree in dietetics from Western Illinois University. She is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. In 2011, she received the Woody Hester Legacy of Leadership Award, which recognizes Memorial Health System leaders for exemplary vision, guidance and embodiment of Memorial’s values.
Bourne serves on the executive committee of the Christian County Prevention Coalition and is a member of the Christian County Economic Development Corporation and the Land of Lincoln Workforce Investment Board. She has also served as a loaned executive for the United Way and is a former member of the United Way Allocations Committee.
Michael Curtis, MBA
Administrator, Business Development and Strategic Planning
Michael Curtis assumed the role of Administrator, Business Development and Strategic Planning for Memorial Health System in October 2017. In this capacity, he has responsibility for the business development and strategic planning priorities of the health system, including service line business development, strategic planning, market outreach, volunteer, community service and community benefit. He also provides support and assistance to affiliate and MHS operations teams in financial planning, resource allocation, business analysis and market opportunities.
Curtis previously served as System Director, Business Development and Planning, for Memorial Health System. He received a master of business administration degree at Benedictine University and a bachelor of business administration degree at Robert Morris College. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves as an advisory board member for the Salvation Army.
Dolan C. Dalpoas, FACHE
President and CEO, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital
Dolan Dalpoas was named president and chief executive officer of Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Lincoln, in 2006. He has served Memorial Health System in various clinical and leadership capacities since joining the organization in 1994.
Dalpoas is board-certified in healthcare management and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. In September 2000, he received the Southern Illinois Regent’s Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives as the Early Career Healthcare Executive of the Year. He has also been recognized as one of the top 50 critical access hospital CEOs in the United States.
Dalpoas obtained a bachelor of science degree from Daemen College in Amherst, New York, and a master of public health degree from the University of Illinois at Springfield. He has served on various community organizations in Lincoln, the community where he was born and raised, including the Lincoln / Logan County Chamber of Commerce, the Lincoln / Logan County Economic Development Partnership, Lincoln Rotary and Lincoln College.
Evan Davis, PT, MS, MBA, FACHE
Administrator of Orthopedic Services and Neurosciences, Memorial Health System
Evan L. Davis is administrator of orthopedic services and neurosciences at Memorial Health System. He began his career in healthcare in 1997 as a physical therapist. He served as a clinical coordinator and manager in Rehab Services at Memorial before being named director of orthopedic services in 2008. He assumed his current role in 2011, joining the executive leadership team at Memorial. With that appointment, his responsibilities expanded to include administrative leadership for orthopedics, spine, neurosciences and rehabilitation services.
Davis holds a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University, a master of science degree in physical therapy from Washington University and a master of business administration degree from the University of Illinois at Springfield. He is a licensed physical therapist and is certified in Lean Six Sigma process improvement methodologies. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
J. Travis Dowell, MBA, FACHE, FHFMA, FACMPE
Vice President, Memorial Physician Services
J. Travis Dowell is vice president of Memorial Physician Services, a 100+ provider primary care network located across multiple sites in central Illinois. He has over thirty years of health care experience with Memorial Health System, beginning as a cost accountant implementing a decision support/cost accounting system. As his role expanded, he directed a general finance department that included budgeting, cost accounting, investments and accounting for multiple affiliates of the health system before accepting an operational role for Memorial Physician Services.
Dowell holds an undergraduate degree in finance and accounting from Millikin University and a master of business administration degree from the University of Illinois at Springfield. He is a fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, American College of Healthcare Executives and the Medical Group Management Association.
Drew Early, MHSA
Vice President, Operations, Memorial Medical Center
As vice president of operations at Memorial Medical Center, Drew Early oversees Emergency Medical Services, Environmental Services, Security, Facilities Design and Construction, Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. He also directs facilities planning and construction across the health system and collaborates with affiliate hospitals on emergency preparedness issues.
Early previously served at MMC as administrator of Emergency Medical Services and Cardiovascular Services, as well as director of Business Development & Support. He initially came to Memorial Health System as an administrative fellow in 2006.
He earned a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a bachelor of science degree in healthcare systems administration from Ferris University in Big Rapids, Michigan.
Jan Gambach, MSW, LCSW
President, Memorial Behavioral Health
Jan Gambach is the system administrator for behavioral health services at Memorial Health System, including general oversight of Memorial Health System inpatient and partial hospitalization programs, and outpatient behavioral health, including commercial and community services.
For more than two decades, she has worked to improve mental healthcare in the Springfield area, both in the field of management and as a licensed clinical social worker. She earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as a master of public affairs degree and a bachelor of science degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Jennifer Harris, MS, FACHE
Administrator, Perioperative Services, Memorial Medical Center
Jennifer Harris has served as administrator of Perioperative Services at Memorial Medical Center since 2013. In this role, she ensures that high-quality, safe, efficient, equitable and fiscally responsible surgical care is provided to the more than 20,000 patients MMC serves each year.
Harris earned a bachelor of science degree in environmental health in 2000 and a master of science degree in environmental health and safety in 2003, both from Illinois State University. In 2001, she became safety officer at Memorial Medical Center, responsible for the organization’s patient and environmental safety programs and process improvement initiatives. In 2004 she took on additional responsibilities as director of operations and quality at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, where she served until taking on her present role.
Harris became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives in 2010. In 2017, she was named a “Forty Under Forty” recipient by the Springfield Business Journal and an Illinois State University College of Applied Science & Technology Academy of Achievement inductee.
Linda Jones, DNS, RN, FACHE
Vice President, Operations, Memorial Medical Center
Prior to assuming the role of vice president of operations, Linda Jones served as administrator of the Central Illinois Community Oncology Program and Oncology, Pulmonary and Clinical Research Services at Memorial Medical Center. In her current role she leads Oncology Services, Clinical Research, Laboratory Medicine, Medical Imaging, Pharmacy and Palliative Care. Her career in oncology nursing and research spans nearly four decades, during which she has garnered numerous honors and had significant involvement in an array of professional organizations.
Jones earned a doctorate in nursing science from the State University of New York at Buffalo, a master’s degree with clinical specialization in oncology nursing from the University of Rochester School of Nursing and a bachelor of science degree in nursing from State University College of Technology at Utica/Rome. She is a fellow and a board certified healthcare executive of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Katie Keim, CPA, FHFMA
Vice President of Finance, Memorial Health System
As vice president of finance, Katie Keim is responsible for the accounting, reporting and control functions of Memorial Health System. As a member of the system leadership team, she presents monthly financial results to the executive team.
She joined Memorial in 2005, serving as treasury analyst, accounting manager and director of finance before assuming her current role. She earned her master of accounting science and bachelor of science in accountancy degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, graduating with the highest honors and receiving Bronze Tablet recognition (top 3 percent of college). Keim is a certified public accountant. She is a Fellow of the McMahon-Illini Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Tamar L. Kutz, MBA, CLSSMBB
Administrator, Ambulatory Operations, Memorial Health System
Tamar Kutz is Administrator of Ambulatory Operations at Memorial Health System. In this position, she is responsible for Memorial Home Services (Home Health, Home Hospice, Home Infusion and Durable Medical Equipment), as well as advanced care planning and social services; ambulatory quality, safety and outcomes; and operations improvement activities across all ambulatory affiliates.
Kutz began her career at Memorial in the Medical Imaging department in 2010 and has served in various roles across the organization, including in operations improvement and as the director of performance improvement for ambulatory networks. She currently serves on Memorial’s Be Aware Women’s Fair Committee and is a member of the Friends of Memorial Board.
Kutz obtained a master of business administration degree from Benedictine University at Springfield, a bachelor of arts in business management from the University of Illinois at Springfield and a bachelor of science in health administration from Lincoln College in Normal. She is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
Jerry L. Miller, PMP, CHCIO-eligible
Administrator, Information Services Operations, Memorial Health System
Jerry Miller is a healthcare information technology professional with more than 35 years of technical and leadership experience. He has served as administrator of Information Services Operations at Memorial Health System since March 2013. In this role, he provides leadership and oversight of the continuous operations of the IS division. His focus is on process and operational maturity to ensure IS continues to prepare MHS for the digital future. As a member of the System Leadership Team, he assists with strategic direction of the IS division and implementation of key MHS objectives.
Miller has extensive background in leading IT operations, systems development and support and project management across multiple platforms. He earned the Certified Healthcare CIO-eligible certification from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI). He formerly served as systems development and support officer for the Horace Mann Companies. He has served as Adjunct Professor at Lincoln Land Community College and currently sits on the LLCC Computer Technology Advisory Board. He is a contributing member of the PMI Central Illinois Chapter, Association of Information Technology Professionals, Cerner Healthcare Professionals and CHIME.
Todd S. Roberts, MBA, CLSSMBB, FACHE
President of Quality and Safety and Chief Quality Officer, Memorial Health System
Todd S. Roberts serves as vice president of quality and safety and chief quality officer for Memorial Health System. He is also executive director of the Midwest Healthcare Quality Alliance (MHQA).
At Memorial, he oversees patient safety and accreditation, patient experience, operations improvement, decision sciences and the enterprise project management office. The quality and safety program he helped to design has been consistently recognized as a state, national and international leader among healthcare organizations.
As executive director of the MHQA, he leads a partnership between Memorial Health System, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and Springfield Clinic to develop innovative solutions for improving healthcare quality, safety, access and community outcomes.
Roberts recently served under Gov. Bruce Rauner as a member of the Healthy Illinois 2021 Council, developing the State Health Improvement five-year legislative plan for the Illinois Department of Public Health. He has a bachelor of science degree in natural science and a master of business administration degree, and is working toward a PhD in the college of Health Sciences at Rush University in Chicago. He is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Mitch Rogers, RN, BSN, MBA
Administrator, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Services, Memorial Health System
Mitch Rogers oversees the operational, clinical and financial performance of cardiovascular and pulmonary services for Memorial Medical Center and assists as needed with affiliate cardiac programs throughout Memorial Health System. He has more than two decades of experience in healthcare, both in management and as a registered nurse.
Rogers earned a master’s degree in business administration with a healthcare concentration as well as a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Benedictine University in Springfield. He is certified in advanced cardiac life support and basic life support.
Rogers is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the American College of Healthcare Executives, and offers his time as a mentor and volunteer as a board member for Lincoln Land Community College and a board member for the YMCA. He was honored for outstanding service in leadership by the State of Illinois in 2018.
President and CEO, Passavant Area Hospital
Harry Schmidt is president and CEO of Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, a 93-bed facility staffed by 900 full- and part-time employees who serve residents of Morgan, Cass, Scott, Brown and Greene counties.
Schmidt first joined Memorial Health System in 2007 with a role in the Information Services department. In 2009, he was named vice president of the health system’s facilities management division, which includes more than 400 individuals representing planning and construction, engineering, security, environmental services, environmental safety, and food and nutrition. In this role, Schmidt led a cross-functional, multidisciplinary team of leaders to develop and execute the largest expansion project in Memorial Medical Center's 119-year history. Additionally, under Schmidt’s leadership, the facilities management division earned a Lincoln Foundation for Performance Excellence Quality Supplier Award for operational excellence.
Prior to joining Memorial, Schmidt served for 20 years as a professional military officer, rising to the ranks of lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy and major in the U.S. Air Force. Schmidt holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the United States Naval Academy and a master’s degree in business administration from Washington University.
Robert Scott, MBA
Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer, Memorial Health System
Robert F. Scott brings more than 17 years of healthcare human resource and leadership experience to Memorial Health System. As vice president and chief human resource officer, he has led a Human Resources system integration and standardization and aligned key HR operations to the goals and objectives of MHS. He has also championed human resource business analytics to expand workforce capacity and capability at Memorial.
Scott is active in the Springfield community, serving for several years on the board of directors for the United Way of Central Illinois, and elected chairman of the board for 2018 - 2019.
He has been with Memorial since 2013, having previously served in an HR leadership capacity at Advocate Aurora Health in Chicago and SSM Health in St. Louis. Scott earned a bachelor of science degree in business from Marquette University and a master of business administration degree from the University of Wisconsin. He is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management.
Molly Wilson, MBA
Administrator, Communications, Memorial Health System
Molly Wilson develops marketing initiatives that promote the mission, vision and values of Memorial Health System and oversees internal communications to MHS employees and stakeholders. She works with senior and system leaders to translate strategic and tactical business plans into communications strategies and provides leadership in media relations.
Wilson earned a master’s degree in business administration from Illinois State University and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.