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Patricia Golden Webb, FACHE

Patricia Golden Webb is Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer/Chief HR Officer for Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest health systems located in Englewood, Colorado.  CHI has more than 93,000 employees and operates in 18 states comprised of 93 hospitals, 24 critical access facilities, community health services organizations, an accredited nursing college, and home health agencies.
Prior to joining CHI, Pat served in senior executive roles at UMass Memorial Health Care, Worcester, Massachusetts; Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts; Wake Med, Raleigh, North Carolina; and University Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida.
Pat has more than 25 years of experience as a leader in the health care industry.  Her leadership roles as a healthcare executive and board member with several organizations have afforded her the opportunity to impact change at all levels.  She is a thoughtful leader who is often asked to provide her insight or perspective as a speaker, panelist, or contributor to articles.  Additionally, Pat has led delegations to speak to Congressional leaders on healthcare issues on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.  She also has been a speaker at the State House in Boston, Massachusetts, where she spoke on strategies to eliminate disparities in healthcare.
Pat served as the national president of the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) from 2003 – 2005, and has also served on the boards of the Institute for Diversity in Healthcare Management, YWCA, Whittier Street Community Health Center Foundation, and Boston Home Long Term Care, to name just a few.  She presently serves on the Centura Health board in Denver, Colorado.  Pat has been featured in numerous magazines, including Executive Healthcare Magazine, Trustee Magazine and Jet Magazine.  She has received several honors and rewards throughout her career, including NAHSE’s 2009 National Outstanding Senior Healthcare Executive of the year.  Pat is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).  She is also a fellow and graduate of the Massachusetts Health Leadership College.
Pat holds a BS Degree from Florida A&M University and a Masters in Business and Human Resources Management from the University of North Florida.  She is married to Al Webb and they have two adult children.

Jennifer L. Neppel, CFA, CCM

Jennifer NeppelJennifer Neppel is the Director, Cash and Investments for Catholic Health Initiatives. She is responsible for the management, operations and monitoring of the centralized investment pools for operating, insurance and pension funds with aggregate assets of approximately $11 billion. In addition, Jennifer has responsibility for the national cash management program. Jennifer serves as the Chair of the CHI Defined Contribution Plans Investment Committee and is a member of the CHI Foundation Board. She also manages the Direct Community Investment Program which provides loans to nonprofit organizations serving low-income individuals and communities.

Jennifer received a bachelor’s of business administration in information management from the University of North Dakota and a masters of science in finance from the University of Colorado at Denver. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Cash Manager. Prior to joining Catholic Health Initiatives, Jennifer was the Manager, Cash Management for Oppenheimer Funds. Jennifer also held various finance positions at First Interstate Bank of Denver which later merged to form Wells Fargo.

Jennifer serves as the Chair of the Investment Committee for the University of North Dakota Foundation Board. She is a member of the Catholic Charities USA Investment Committee and the Adams Street Partners Direct Fund Advisory Board. Jennifer was formerly the Investment Committee Chair for the Archdiocese of Denver and a member of the Archdiocese Finance Council.

Colleen Scanlon, R.N., J.D.

Colleen ScanlonColleen Scanlon is the SVP, Chief Advocacy Officer at Catholic Health Initiatives in Denver, Colorado. In this role since 1997, she directs the development and integration of a comprehensive advocacy program within one of the largest Catholic health care systems in the country. Previously, she was director of the American Nurses Association Center for Ethics and Human Rights in Washington, DC and a clinical scholar in the Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University Medical Center. Colleen has published multiple articles and book chapters, and lectures frequently. Special interests include palliative care ethics, advocacy on behalf of vulnerable persons, and professional and organizational integrity.

Colleen serves on several Boards and is involved a variety of professional associations. She is the Past Chair of the Catholic Health Association Board of Trustees (2009-2010). She is presently on the Board of Visitors of Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies and the Catholic Medical Mission Board. Colleen received her BSN from Georgetown University, an MS in Gerontology from the College of New Rochelle and a JD with a health law and policy certificate from Pace University School of Law.

Margaret Sabin

Margaret SabinMargaret joined Penrose-St. Francis Health Services as the President & CEO in November 2008. She oversees the daily operations of the 522-bed system, which includes Penrose Hospital, St. Francis Medical Center, Penrose Mountain Urgent Care Center, Penrose Community Urgent Care, and Penrose Urgent Care at Cripple Creek. In July 2009, Margaret was also named the South State Operating Group president for Centura Health, overseeing operations at all three Centura hospitals in Southern Colorado: Penrose-St. Francis in Colorado Springs; St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo; and St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City. Additionally, she serves as chair of Centura Health’s Trauma Council, leading the first integrated health care network nationally to establish a trauma system linked to its own facilities and services with 20 facilities and a variety of essential services.

From 2005-2008, Margaret was the CEO of Sutter Health Partners and Vice President of New Product Development for Sutter Health in Sacramento, Calif. Prior to that, she was CEO of Marin Community Health for five years, which included Sutter Health affiliates Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. She has also served as CEO of the Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colo. In addition, she has been the Vice President for EMS and Trauma for the HealthONE Corporation. She was named one of the Colorado Springs Business Journal’s “Women of Influence” in 2009, and one of the Bay Area’s 100 Most Influential Women in Business by the San Francisco Business Times in 2003 and 2004. Margaret is a certified fitness instructor with the American Council on Exercise, and was named to Becker's Hospital Review’s 2012 "100 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know" list. In 2013, she was a recipient of the Girl Scouts Women of Distinction Award.

Ben Koppelman

Ben KoppelmanBen Koppelman is the President/CEO of St. Joseph's Area Health Services in Park Rapids, MN. He completed his undergraduate degree in hospital administration at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, and received his MBA from the University of Minnesota. In 2009 he was honored as one of Modern Healthcare’s Up and Comers and the Health Care Auxiliary of Minnesota award him its Heart of Minnesota Award for his support of volunteers. In 2011 and 2012 he was named by Becker’s Review to their list of 25 Rising Stars, Healthcare Leaders Under Age 40.

Ben has worked for Catholic Health Initiatives for the past 19 years. He has been President and CEO of St. Joseph's Area Health Services since 2007. Prior to that he served as Administrator for the Albany Area Hospital & Medical Center from 1995-2006. He is responsible for overall leadership and operational and financial management of the 25-bed critical access hospital. Since joining St. Joseph’s he has overseen completion of a major expansion and renovation project and the promotion of numerous quality initiatives. In 2013 St. Joseph’s was named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by iVantage Health Analytics.

Ben served as Chair of the Minnesota Hospital Association’s Board of Directors in 2013 and also served for five years as the Chair of the Association’s Small & Rural Hospital Committee. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on the Minnesota Chapter board. He also serves on several local Boards in Park Rapids.