Senior Leadership Team

Dr Loren Hamel Photo

Loren B. Hamel, MD
President & Chief Executive Officer

Vice Presidents


Natalie Baggio

Natalie Baggio
Vice President, Patient Care Services
& Chief Nursing Executive

kendall troyer

Kendall Troyer
Vice President, Organizational Excellence
and Quality

Timothy Calhoun
Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer

Lowell Hamel, MD
Vice President, Medical Affairs/ Chief Medical Officer, & Co-Chief of Quality

Melinda Gruber

Melinda Gruber, PhD
Vice President, Continued Care Services

Mary Ann Pater, JD, RN
Vice President, Legal & General Counsel

kenneth oneil

Kenneth O'Neill, MD
Vice President, Clinical Integration

Norma Tirado
Vice President, Human Resources, Information Technology, Organizational Transformation & Chief Talent and Transformation Officer

Brandi Smith-Gordon

Brandi Smith-Gordon
Vice President, Philanthropy
& President Lakeland Health Foundations

Warren White, Jr.
Vice President, Lakeland Physician Practices

Ray Cruse
CEO, Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet & Vice President, Business Strategy & Hospitality Services


Assistant Vice Presidents 


 paul konopacki

Paul Konopacki
Assistant Vice President, Finance

robin sarkar

Robin Sarkar, PhD
Assistant Vice President, Information Systems & Chief Information Officer


Debra Johnson, RN, BSN
Assistant Vice President of Love & Respect
& Chief Experience Officer


Chief Compliance Officer 


 chris kuhlmann

Chris Kuhlmann
Chief Compliance & Integrity Officer

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