Stephen (Steve) Selzer, MSA
Market Chief Executive Officer, Providence Health
Steve Selzer is a seasoned healthcare executive with over 30 years of experience as Hospital CEO who provides leadership solutions to hospital systems nation-wide. During his career he worked with major hospital companies such as LifePoint Health, Hospital Corporation of America and Quorum Health Resources as well as a major faith based not for profit healthcare organization, St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System in Houston, Texas. At one point in his career he oversaw the operations of 8 hospitals in Arkansas.
His track record of successful hospital turnarounds focuses on balancing the delivery of quality care with revenue growth and financial efficiencies. Most recently he has focused on interim leadership engagements and recently served as Interim CEO for Providence Health-Northeast. While there he helped lay the groundwork to transition the hospital from a specialty boutique hospital to an acute care community hospital. Selzer received an MSA in healthcare administration from the University of Houston at Clear Lake City and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
As the Market Chief Executive Officer of Providence Health, Mr. Selzer is responsible for maintaining the system’s strategic vision and initiatives across all Providence Health locations during the organization’s nation-wide search for a permanent Market CEO.
Joseph Bernard, MHA
Market Chief Operating Officer, Providence Health
Following retirement from the United States Marine Corps at the rank of lieutenant colonel, Mr. Bernard served in senior leadership roles for several South Florida hospitals, including Chief Executive Officer for Highlands Regional Medical Center and Chief Operating Officer for Physicians Regional Healthcare System. In 22-plus years of active military service, he served as Presidential Aircraft Commander at Marine Helicopter Squadron One, Executive Assistant to the Director for Operations at US Pacific Command, and Counterterrorism Liaison Officer at the CIA. Mr. Bernard has master's degrees in health administration from the University of Cincinnati and in management from Webster University. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Military Officers Association of America.
As Market Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Bernard ensures Providence Health's strategic initiatives are executed through its daily activities and he oversees the development of quality, cost-effective and integrated clinical programs.
Market Chief Financial Officer, Providence Health
John Doyle is an accomplished healthcare executive with over twenty years of progressive financial leadership experience. Most recently, he was the Market CFO for the 7 hospital east division of Tennova Healthcare in Knoxville Tennessee. His experience also includes thirteen years with Mountain States Health Alliance in Johnston City, TN at the hospital, region and corporate levels. Earlier in his career he served as CFO at Logan Memorial Hospital in Russellville, Kentucky. John Doyle completed his BBA in Accounting at East Tennessee University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
As Market Chief Finance Officer of Providence Health, Mr. Doyle is responsible for overseeing all of the financial operations of the organization, ensuring also that our practices effectively steward our resources and align with the mission and values of the over-arching organization.
Interim Market Chief Nursing Officer, Providence Health
Merita Burney, a seasoned nursing executive having served in nursing leadership positions for over 30 years, has been appointed as Interim Chief Nursing Officer while we pursue a nation-wide search for a permanent candidate. She is familiar with Providence from her prior role with LifePoint as the Vice President Nursing and Clinical Operations for the Eastern Division. Her experience includes multiple CNO positions with Tenet and HCA. Merita holds a BS in Nursing from Medical College of Georgia and a Master of Science in Nursing from University of Southern Mississippi.
As Market Chief Nursing Officer of Providence Health, Ms. Burney is responsible for overseeing the clinical operations of patient care and ensuring that quality care needs are met while fulfilling the the mission and values of the LifePoint organization.
Lindy P. White, MBA, FABC
Chief Executive Officer, Providence Health Northeast
Lindy White brings almost 20 years of experience as both a hospital CEO and CFO to her leadership role here as the CEO of Providence Health's Northeast hospital campus. Prior to joining Providence, she served as CEO of Franklin Woods Community Hospital/Woodridge Hospital, part of the Mountain States Health Alliance in Johnson City, Tenn. Lindy earned her Master in Business Administration and Certification in Public Administration at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting/Economics at Emory and Henry College in Emory, Virginia. She was certified as a Fellow of the Advisory Board Company (FABC) in 2011, and has a certification in Just Culture and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).
As Chief Executive Officer of Providence Health Northeast, Ms. White is responsible for developing and communicating strategic and operational initiatives to drive business and growth at the Northeast in a way that aligns with the mission and values of the over-arching organization.
Joan Bumpus, BCC, MS
Vice President of Mission and Ministry, Providence Health
Joan Bumpus has been serving as Vice President of Mission and Ministry with Providence Health since 2011. Prior to joining Providence, she served as Director of Pastoral Care at a prominent hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, and has served in a pastoral capacity at hospitals for over 35 years. In addition to her Masters of Divinity equivalent from the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and Masters of Science in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola, Ms. Bumpus is both Board Certified Chaplain as a Generalist and Board Certified Chaplain Advanced in Mental Health by the National Association of Catholic Chaplains. She also served on the Board of the National Association of Catholic Chaplains for twelve years, including service as President and Chair of the Board.
As Vice President of Mission and Ministry, Ms. Bumpus’ role is to help our staff understand that the mission of Catholic healthcare is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to all God’s people. In addition, she works closely with the executive team, providing guidance on how to lead a Catholic health care ministry and how to integrate its many multi-faceted elements into the daily clinical and business operations of a hospital.