- William H. Blum - Chairperson
- J. Michael Houston - Vice Chairperson
- Janice Wiegmann, RN, PhD - Secretary
- Damond Boatwright - President
- Matthew Lambert, M.D. - Member
- John Sheehan - Member
- Sister Christa Ann Struewing, OSF - Member
- William Lyke - Member
- Jeff Halloin - Member
We are privileged to be entrusted with an incredible legacy, and the mission that called our Sisters so many years ago is now in our hands.
HSHS Board of Directors
HSHS Executive Management Team
Damond W. Boatwright, MHA, MHS, FACHE
President and CEO
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.
Kathy Donovan, MSN, BSN, RN, NE-BC
Senior Vice President, Chief Operations Officer
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.
Kevin L. Lewis, MD, CPE, FAASM
Senior Vice President and Chief Physician Executive
As a proven leader with a track record of success spanning two decades, Dr. Lewis brought an ideal mix of health care leadership experience and passion for the HSHS mission and the legacy established by the Hospital Sisters.
Dr. Lewis previously served as the Regional President and CEO of SSM Health Medical Group as well as the Regional Chief Clinical Officer of SSM Health – Oklahoma, based in Oklahoma City, Okla. Before fully focusing on his journey as a health care executive, he practiced pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine for 15 years.
Dr. Lewis is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Okla, and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center San Antonio for Medical School. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine-Tulsa and Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine fellowship at the University of Kentucky.
Theresa Horne, RN, FNP, MSN, MBA
Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer
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.
David K. Beach
Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
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.
Amy Bulpitt, JD, MBA
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer
Rachelle Barina, PhD, HEC-C
Senior Vice President, Chief Mission Officer
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.
Peter Kung, MBA, MS, FACHE
Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer
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.
Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
Christine (Chris) Woolsey has served as HSHS senior vice president and chief marketing and communications officer since July 2023. She oversees all marketing, communications and media relations functions for HSHS.
Chris spent nearly a decade leading system marketing and communications for SCL Health (now Intermountain Health). She was instrumental in building the system’s first shared service marketing and communications function and led the development of a unified branding and marketing strategy for 14 hospitals in four states. Chris also managed crisis communications, advocacy and media relations, and led the assessment and of SCL Health’s hospital foundations to improve fundraising and donor relations. She received her Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.