Thomas J. Sadvary
President and Chief Executive Officer
Sadvary is the current president and chief executive officer of Scottsdale Healthcare and ex-officio member of the board. He joined Scottsdale Healthcare in 1986 as administrator of Scottsdale Healthcare Shea and has served in progressive executive roles prior to his appointment as chief executive officer in June 2005. Sadvary began his career at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Barberton Citizens Hospital. He earned his undergraduate degree from Allegheny College and his master’s degree in public health from the University of Pittsburgh. Sadvary also worked as a paramedic prior to attending graduate school. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. His community leadership roles include the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce, Scottsdale Rotary Club and Greater Phoenix Leadership Council.
Executive Vice President
Baker is Executive Vice President for Healthcare Operations. In this role he oversees the operations for the hospitals and ambulatory services. Since joining Scottsdale Healthcare in 1989 he has held several leadership positions. Prior to joining Scottsdale Healthcare he worked at the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago. Baker is a fellow in The American College of Healthcare Executives, has served as Chairman of The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and Masters degree from the University of Illinois.
Vice President of Marketing and Business Development
Barber joined Scottsdale Healthcare in 2008 in the newly created role of vice president of marketing and business development. Prior to joining Scottsdale Healthcare, he was marketing vice president for Teleflora. Barber’s extensive consumer marketing background includes high-level positions at Alberto Culver, Warner Lambert/Pfizer Consumer Healthcare and Procter & Gamble, as well as management consulting experience with Andersen Consulting (Accenture) and Hewitt Associates. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Northwestern University and an MBA with a concentration in marketing from Northwestern University J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Barber is a board member of the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce.
James F. Burke, MD
Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs
Burke has held a variety of medical positions at Scottsdale Healthcare since 1991. Most recently, he served as senior vice president and chief medical officer before being named senior vice president of medical affairs in 2008. Burke was in the private practice of family medicine from 1982-1991. He earned his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1979, completed his residency in the Scottsdale Healthcare Family Medicine Residency Program, and is board certified in family practice. He holds an MBA from Arizona State University and is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians and American College of Physician Executives. Burke serves on the board of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, as well as the American Hospital Association’s Committee on Health Professions.
John N. Ferree, Jr.
President, Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation
Ferree has served as president of Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation since 1990. A native of North Carolina, he holds a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and a juris doctor degree from Cumberland School of Law of Samford University. Ferree’s background includes private law practice, banking and more than 20 years in charitable estate and financial planning with nonprofit organizations. He has served as president of the local chapters of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the Planning Giving Roundtable of Arizona. Ferree also has served on two national boards, the National Committee on Planned Giving and Charitable Accord. He has taught and spoken to groups locally and across the nation. Ferree was selected as the Fundraiser of the Year by AFP in 1996.
Alan B. Kelly, Esq.
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Kelly joined Scottsdale Healthcare in 2004 as general counsel, became vice president in 2005 and senior vice president and general counsel in 2007. His responsibilities encompass Legal, Risk Management, Corporate Compliance, Governmental Relations, Community Stewardship and Scottsdale Captive Insurance Company. He previously served 14 years as corporate counsel for Virtua Health Systems in New Jersey. Kelly came to Scottsdale Healthcare from Thomas Jefferson University, where he was University counsel for nine years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of South Carolina, master’s degree in healthcare administration and a juris doctor degree from St. Louis University, and a Master of Law in Trial Advocacy from Temple University. Kelly specializes in all areas of healthcare law including transactions, real estate, acquisitions, and bond financing. Some of his professional affiliations include the American College of Healthcare Executives, American Bar Association and National Health Lawyers Association. Kelly is a member of the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and District of Columbia Bars and all federal courts within those jurisdictions.
Todd LaPorte, C.P.A.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
LaPorte has been with Scottsdale Healthcare since 2001, when he joined the organization as the director of finance. He was promoted to associate vice president of finance in 2005, to vice president of finance in 2006, and to his current position in 2007. Prior to Scottsdale Healthcare, LaPorte served nine years as the chief financial officer of Dental-Net in Tucson, Ariz. He began his career in healthcare finance with Ernst & Young, where he worked eight years, rising to the level of senior manager before joining Dental-Net. He holds a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Arizona State University.
Peggy J. Reiley
Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer
Reiley has been with Scottsdale Healthcare for more than 14 years. She spearheaded the initiative and paved the way for the hospital system to receive the prestigious recognition of Magnet status for excellence in nursing care. Prior to Scottsdale Healthcare, Reiley was vice president for nursing at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Mass. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Northeastern University in Boston, a master’s degree in nursing from Boston College, a master’s degree in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a doctorate degree in social policy from Brandeis University. Reiley has written numerous articles on clinical issues, quality of care and nursing management. Her clinical interests are in the elderly and functional status. Her management interests are in building excellence in nursing practice.
James R. Cramer
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Cramer joined Scottsdale Healthcare Corporation in 1991. Prior to that, he was a partner with Ernst & Young in Phoenix, Ariz., where he was first employed in 1987. Cramer earned a bachelor’s degree from the School of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, and a master’s degree in industrial administration from Krannert Graduate School of Management of Purdue University in 1977. He is a charter member and fellow of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, as well as a fellow of the Health Information Management Systems Society. Currently, he serves as a board member of the Scottsdale Unified School District Foundation.
Senior Vice President / Chief Talent Officer
Henderson joined Scottsdale Healthcare as vice president of human resources in 1993. She was promoted to senior vice president/chief talent officer in 2010. Before joining Scottsdale Healthcare, Henderson was vice president of human resources for Inter-Community Medical Center in Covina, Calif., where she was first employed in 1991. She is a graduate of the University of Phoenix, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She received her master’s degree with an emphasis in leadership from Grand Canyon University in 2004. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources with the Society for Human Resource Management. She is on the Board of Directors of Jobs for Arizona Graduates.
Vice President, Operations, Osborn Medical Center
Noyes joined Scottsdale Healthcare in 2008. Prior to that, she held numerous positions at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Ariz., including associate administrator reporting to the CEO. She earned an MBA in healthcare management from University of Phoenix and also holds a bachelor’s degree in medical radiography from Northern Arizona University.
Vice President and Administrator, Thompson Peak Hospital
Post joined Scottsdale Healthcare in 1991 and has held numerous positions throughout the organization. Most recently, she serves as the Administrator of our newest hospital, Thompson Peak. Post holds a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Case Western Reserve University and a Master's of Business Administration from University of Phoenix. She is also certified in Advanced Nursing Administration from the American Nursing Credentialing Center and serves as a Board Member on the Arizona State Board of Nursing.
Richard Silver, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Vice President of Physician Alignment
Silver joined Scottsdale Healthcare in December 2008, serving initially as director of the employed hospitalist program at Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital before being named chief medical officer of Scottsdale Healthcare Medical Group. Silver comes to us from Philadelphia, where he was the president and founder of Prime Health Network, a 21-physician private practice. He became chairman of the board of Renaissance, a physician-owned disease management company in which Prime Health participated. Silver was trained at Thomas Jefferson and is board certified in internal medicine with added qualifications in geriatrics.
Mark Slater, Ph.D.
Vice President, Research
Slater joined Scottsdale Healthcare in 2007 as vice president of research. He completed his doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Houston in 1985, as well as a behavioral medicine internship at the Brown University Program in Medicine and a pain research fellowship at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Since 1987, Slater has served on the faculty of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He has worked in several health systems, including Sharp Healthcare in San Diego, where he served as vice president of research and physician services.
Vice President, Finance
Steines joined Scottsdale Healthcare in 2007. He has held numerous chief financial officer positions around the country, as well as positions in the Arizona market as regional chief financial officer for Iasis Healthcare, and chief executive officer of Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital, Tempe, Ariz. Steines holds a bachelor’s degree in business and public administration, accounting from the University of Arizona and an MBA/healthcare administration. He serves as a youth leader through his church and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and A.T. Still University. He also has served on boards for the Tempe YMCA, Habitat for Humanity, and as a United Way chairman.
Vice President, Clinical Service Lines Business Development
Thomas joined Scottsdale Healthcare in 2004 as director of orthopedics and neurosciences and served in progressive service line roles prior to being named vice president of clinical service line business development in 2009. Before coming to Scottsdale Healthcare, he was director of musculoskeletal, neurosciences and endocrinology at Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans. Prior to that role, Thomas served as director of nursing operations for the Ochsner system after holding various progressive leadership roles within the medical staffing industry. He holds an MBA, master’s degree in health services administration, and undergraduate degree in business administration and marketing—all from Arizona State University. Thomas is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Vice President, Integrated Delivery Network
Uniat joined Scottsdale Healthcare in 1999. She currently coordinates contracting for the system, which includes health plans, physicians, joint ventures and vendors. Uniat also provides executive leadership to the hospital system in the areas of utilization management, including inpatient care management, care coordination to the community, clinical documentation, clinical appeals and clinical integration. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and interim board member for the Scottsdale Healthcare Network.
Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive, Osborn Medical Center
Zarubi has served Scottsdale Healthcare since 1981. With a clinical background in medical/surgical nursing, orthopedics, oncology and radiation oncology, she has held several previous leadership positions including nurse manager, director and associate vice president. Zarubi earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Arizona State University in 1981 and her MBA with emphasis on healthcare management from University of Phoenix in 2002. She is board certified in Advanced Nursing Administration from the American Nursing Credentialing Center. Zarubi is a member of the Board of Directors for the Arizona Organization of Nurse Executives, American Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International.