HSHS Executive Management Team

  • Damond W. Boatwright, MHA, MHS, FACHE - President and CEO
  • Kathy Donovan, MSN, BSN, RN, NE-BC - SVP, Chief Operations Officer
  • Marc Shelton, MD - SVP, Chief Clinical Officer
  • Kim Hodgkinson, MBA, FHFMA  - SVP, Chief Financial Officer
  • David K. Beach - SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Amy Bulpitt, JD, MBA - SVP, Chief Legal Officer
  • Rachelle Barina, PhD, HEC-C - SVP, Chief Mission Officer
  • Peter Kung, MBA, MS, FACHE - SVP, Chief Strategy Officer
  • Theresa Horne, RN, FNP, MSN, MBA - SVP, Chief Nursing Officer
Learn more about our team below


About Damond W. Boatwright, MHA, MHS, FACHE


Damond W. Boatwright, MHA, MHS, FACHE began his service with Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) as president and chief executive officer in June 2021. Damond joined HSHS after serving as regional president of SSM Health in Wisconsin a role he served in since 2014. SSM Wisconsin includes seven hospitals and four affiliates, 85+ physician clinics, a pharmacy benefit company, 10 nursing homes and an insurance company.  

Some of Damond’s accomplishments at SSM include achieving growth in several key service lines; successfully integrating one of the largest independent multispecialty groups in Wisconsin; maintaining top decile patient satisfaction and quality scores; and developing and chairing SSM Wisconsin’s first advisory council on inclusion, diversity and equity.

Prior to SSM, Damond served in various leadership roles at Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) from 2001 to 2013. His career at HCA took him to hospitals in Virginia, Florida, Missouri and Kansas, serving in executive leadership roles with increasing responsibilities. 

Damond is originally from Charleston, South Carolina. Though he once aspired to become a physician, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at The Citadel in Charleston in 1994. Damond worked full-time at HCA while completing his Master of Health Administration and Health Sciences (MHA, MHS) at Medical University of South Carolina. After finishing graduate school, Damond worked as an administrative fellow for Duke University Health System in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Damond has served as a board member at the Catholic Health Association and is the immediate past chair of the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA). He received Modern Healthcare’s Up and Comer Award in 2009, and in 2010, he was featured in Becker’s Hospital Review’s Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know. In 2020, Damond was named as a WHA Distinguished Leader. He was also recently honored as In Business magazine’s 2021 Executive of the Year in Madison, Wisconsin.

About Kathy Donovan, MSN, BSN, RN, NE-BC 

Kathy joined HSHS in January 2023.  As senior vice president and chief operating officer, Kathy oversees multiple leadership roles for our Wisconsin hospitals, Illinois hospitals and HSHS Physician Enterprise.  She came to HSHS from Tenet Healthcare where she served as the group COO over the Detroit market, as well as the president and CEO of the DMC Children's Hospital in Detroit. 

Kathy has more than three decades of experience in healthcare. She started her nursing career at St. Louis Children’s Hospital (BJC) and has worked in recent years as the COO and CNO at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. Kathy served as the COO at Sunrise Children’s Hospital (HCA) in Las Vegas from 2016-2018; she was the incident commander and administrator on call during the largest mass casualty shooting in US history that occurred in 2017 on the Las Vegas Strip. Kathy’s work history also includes leadership roles in emergency and patient care services.

Kathy received her Master of Science in Nursing from Barnes Jewish College and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Missouri Baptist College.

About Marc Shelton, MD


Marc Shelton, MD was appointed to serve as senior vice president and chief clinical officer for HSHS in April 2019. He also serves and CEO of the HSHS Physician Enterprise.  In the CCO role, Dr. Shelton works collaboratively with HSHS leadership on quality, patient safety, clinical system delivery innovation, and physician leadership and training initiatives. He has executive responsibility for system quality, HSHS Medical Group, Prairie Cardiovascular, patient safety and continued physician alignment through the HSHS care integration strategy.

Prior to becoming SVP and CCO, Dr. Shelton served as president of Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants since 2008, which is part of the HSHS family.  Dr. Shelton joined Prairie 25 years ago as an interventional cardiologist. 

Dr. Shelton received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of Missouri in Columbia and his Doctor of Medicine from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine where he also did his internal medicine residency. He did his fellowship in the cardiovascular division at Washington University School of Medicine and was on faculty as an interventional cardiologist at Barnes Hospital prior to joining Prairie. Dr. Shelton has given lectures in 11 countries and has been very active in the American College of Cardiology. 

About Kim Hodgkinson, MBA, FHFMA


Kim Hodgkinson accepted an invitation to serve HSHS as senior vice president and chief financial officer in July 2022. In this role, Kim is accountable for assuring the existence of a highly qualified finance team and integrated finance structure to sustain financial integrity, support the achievement of annual and long-term strategic operating and growth goals and maintain AA performance in all aspects of system performance. Areas of responsibility include financial services, managed care, investments and debt, information systems and technology, supply chain, revenue cycle, clinical documentation improvement, and governance reporting.

Kim has 30 years of experience and success in healthcare finance operations, revenue cycle, managed care strategy, information technology, Epic implementations, supply chain, treasury and investments and retail services within complex health systems. 

Kim has served in CFO roles at several other notable Catholic health systems in her career, including Trinity Health, PeaceHealth, Aurora Health Care and Ascension.  She earned her BA in physics from Kalamazoo College, an MA in nuclear physics and an MBA in finance from Western Michigan University.  Kim is a fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association, a member of the American Academy of Healthcare Executives, and a member of the Ascension Leadership Academy. She was recognized as the 2019 CFO of the Year by the Portland Business Journal. 

About David K. Beach


David Beach was appointed to serve as senior vice president and chief human resources officer for HSHS in November 2015. In this role, David provides overall leadership and guidance for HSHS in the development and implementation of policies, plans, and programs related to all phases of human resources management and development activities. Among other responsibilities, he actively participates as a key member of the HSHS executive team in furthering the HSHS ministry, mission and values in the strategic planning and implementation of talent acquisition, HR analytics, compensation, benefits, organization and leadership development, colleague health services, workers compensation, and colleague relations.

David has more than 30 years of experience in human resources. He most recently was the vice president of human resources at Spectrum Health Systems in Michigan, a health care network comprised of 12 hospitals, a health plan, 181 service locations, 2,000 volunteers, 1,300 physicians and advanced practice providers, and more than 23,000 employees. In addition, David was previously the vice president of Spectrum Health Hospital Group, and the vice president of talent development and organizational capability at Meijer, Inc., a $15 billion retail supercenter and the 19th largest privately held company in the United States.

David holds a Master of Arts in Moral Theology and Bioethics from the College of the Holy Apostles, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and English from the University of Michigan. He also completed several professional certifications, including the Senior Professional Human Resource, Strategic Human Resource Executive Education, the Harvard Business School Certification for Project Management, and the Advanced Certificate in Labor Arbitrations.

About Amy Bulpitt, JD, MBA


Amy Bulpitt, JD, MBA accepted an invitation to serve as senior vice president and chief legal officer for HSHS, and began her service in November 2016. She previously served as vice president, legal affairs for the HSHS Central Illinois Division. Amy joined the HSHS family in 2010 after working at Hughes and Tenney, L.L.C. where she specialized in health care law. She graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in history. She went on to earn her Juris Doctorate and Health Law Certificate from the Health Law Program at St. Louis University School of Law and her Executive MBA from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

About Rachelle Barina, PhD, HEC-C

Rachelle began at HSHS in February 2022.  She came to HSHS after spending the last nine years at SSM Health.  Most recently, she served as the regional VP of mission integration, where she was responsible for mission integration, formation, spiritual care, community health, ethics, philanthropy and church relations across SSM Wisconsin.  SSM Wisconsin includes 14,000+ associates, 90 clinics, seven hospitals, a health plan, and homecare and hospice services.  Beyond her regional responsibilities, Rachelle also served as an ethicist across all four states in which SSM operates.  Rachelle began at SSM as an ethicist in 2012 and has had progressive increases in responsibility. Additionally, Rachelle has previously led SSM Health’s annual pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi. 

Rachelle holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Health Care Ethics from Saint Louis University, a Master of Theological Studies Degree from Vanderbilt University, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology and Religious Studies from Saint Norbert College and is a certified healthcare ethics consultant.  She also serves as a faculty member at the Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics at Saint Louis University. 

About Peter Kung, MBA, MS, FACHE


Peter Kung, MBA, MS, FACHE accepted to serve HSHS as senior vice president and chief strategy officer in October 2020. In this role, Peter leads the development and implementation of HSHS’s strategic plan and identifies and executes strategic and growth initiatives to enhance long-term sustainability of the ministry.

Peter came to HSHS after serving as the VP and chief innovation officer at SCL Health (now Intermountain) in Denver, Colorado. His position entailed developing innovation and virtual health services across the entire care continuum, creating consumer-oriented solutions to improve access and experience, and forming new avenues for system growth. Prior to SCL Health, Peter worked at UCLA Health and Health Sciences in Los Angeles for 14 years.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine; a master’s degree from Claremont Graduate University; an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA; and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

About Theresa Horne, RN, FNP, MSN, MBA


Theresa Horne began serving as the first HSHS senior vice president and chief nursing officer in June 2022.  She came to HSHS from Tenet HealthCare where she served as the system chief nurse and VP of clinical operations. At Tenet, she was accountable for quality, safety, regulatory, nursing practice and leadership within 60 acute care facilities with 17,000 licensed inpatient beds, around 170,000 inpatient admissions, 27 surgical hospitals, and 400 ambulatory surgery centers.

Theresa’s 37-year career also includes having served as CNO of St. Dominic’s Memorial Hospital in Mississippi. Prior to that, she served seven years in a variety of administrative roles, including associate VP of clinical operations, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Florida. She is a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, serving almost 21 years on active duty in a variety of clinical and administrative positions in facilities overseas and in the U.S. She was deployed to Iraq for 11 months in 2003, serving as a nurse practitioner with the 28th Combat Support Hospital in Tikrit, Iraq.  

Theresa has a BSN from University of Florida; an MSN (adult nurse practitioner) from University of Maryland; a post graduate degree (family nurse practitioner) from George Washington University; and an MBA from Western Governors University. She is an Advisory Board fellow, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified and a board-certified nursing executive.