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Executive Leadership Appointments

July 09, 2010
As the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System (SCLHS) and Exempla Healthcare move forward with their integration and alignment process, we welcome the new executive leadership team announced in July 2010. This team provides leadership and oversight for SCLHS and Exempla Healthcare as they move towards building an integrated health system that embraces performance excellence, provides superior services to all our Care Sites and fulfills our shared Mission to improve community health. Edward L. Barker, Esq., has been named Senior Vice President, General Counsel. Ed joined SCLHS in 1987 as Vice President, General Counsel, and also serves as the President and Chair of the Board of Leaven Insurance Company, Ltd. Prior to joining SCLHS, Ed was a partner with a Kansas City law firm and chairman of the health and security law departments for six years. David Pecoraro has been appointed Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Dave has been overseeing all aspects of Information Systems and Technology for Exempla Healthcare, including systems and technology strategic planning, implementation and support and all e-health care initiatives. In addition, he has been administratively responsible for Materials Management, HIM and Quality Decision Support areas which will be reassigned. Prior to joining Exempla, Dave served as Vice President and CIO at Jewish Hospital Healthcare Services in Louisville, Kentucky. Jill Willen Kennelly has been named Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. Since 2008, Jill has served as Vice President, Strategy & Business Development. Prior to joining SCLHS, she was Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development for OhioHealth in Columbus, Ohio. From 2000 - 2005, Jill held several senior strategy and business development positions with Tenet Healthcare Corp. She was a senior manager in the National Strategy Practice of KPMG from 1993 - 2000. Christine Woolsey will serve as Vice President of Corporate Communications. Since January, she has been interim Vice President of Communications & Marketing for Exempla, responsible for managing both System and Care Site communications. Prior to joining SCLHS in July, Chris was Senior Vice President and Director of Midwest Healthcare for Hill & Knowlton, Inc., a global public relations agency. Before she began her career in corporate communications, Chris spent 20 years as a journalist covering health care for national and local media outlets.