Steve Hannah Chief Executive Officer
Steve Hannah has been CEO at Montrose Memorial Hospital since February, 2014. Steve is a 25 year healthcare veteran who is a Colorado native originally from Wellington, CO. He received his undergraduate degree in business administration from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO and his Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA. He came to Montrose from Calhoun, GA where he was the Chief Operating Officer of Gordon Hospital. Prior to the post in Georgia, he was CEO at Barrett Hospital in Dillon, Montana and has extensive experience leading community hospitals to success. Steve has a passion integrating healthcare services across the community and region. He currently serves the region as Board Chair of Western Healthcare Alliance, and as Board Chair of both the Community Care Alliance and the San Juan ACO. He is active in the local community and region and he is known as a leader with vision, purpose and passion for improving the local and regional healthcare delivery system.
Joyce Beck Chief Operating Officer
Joyce Beck began her health care experience 49 years ago as a nurse aide having her Mother as her first charge nurse. Joyce later became an LPN and has held an LPN license for the past 44 years. She has 25 years experience as a CEO in health care and has been the COO at Montrose Memorial Hospital since 2014. Since 2009, Joyce has been an online Adjunct Professor in the Master of Health Care Administration program at Bellevue University, Omaha,NE teaching health IT and leadership courses. In addition to her LPN education, she has an Associate Degree in Nursing Home Administration, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Care Administration and a Master of Health Care Administration.
Larry Dupper Chief Financial Officer
Larry Dupper, FHFMA, AAF began his work at Montrose Memorial Hospital in January of 2017 and has worked in healthcare his entire career. A native of Colorado, Larry most recently spent 18 years as CFO of the Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. Larry has served healthcare in our state as President of the Colorado Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, President of the Western healthcare Alliance, and various other leadership and committee appointments. In addition to several CFO roles, Larry has served as CEO of Meramec Health Systems, an integrated health system in Missouri, and as a regional Finance Director for a hospital management company. Larry and his wife Pam enjoy all things outdoors including “Jeeping” and snowmobiling. They are excited about their acreage in Montrose where their friends, children and grandchildren come to relax and enjoy rural living.
Sue Schreier, MSN, RN joined Montrose Memorial Hospital as the Chief Clinical Officer in January, 2017. Having recently re-located from the Midwest, she received her BSN and Master’s Degree in Community Health Nursing from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois. She has been an RN for over 40 years and has worked in administrative roles for 27 years in acute care, home health, hospice, and community health settings. Prior to moving to Montrose, she was the Chief Nursing Officer at Rockford Health System in Rockford, Illinois for 11 years. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as Nurse Executive/Advanced and achieved a certificate as a Nurse Executive Fellow from the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia. Sue is thrilled to be a part of the Montrose community, helping the hospital to continue to grow and enhance the services it provides to this region. She and her husband are also excited to enjoy the many recreational and outdoor activities that the Western Slope offers.
Dr. Alan Saliman Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Al Saliman recently relocated from Glenwood Springs with his wife Debi. He is Board Certified in internal medicine and practiced there in a variety of settings for 30 years. He had a private practice until 2009 at which time he started the hospitalist practice there and became their first Chief Medical Officer. He is Montrose Hospital’s first CMO, and will be providing hospitalist services with Montrose Medicine. Debi and Al have 4 kids, 4 son and daughter in laws, 2 grandkids and 5 siblings and try as best they can to focus on family activities. They enjoy gardening, biking and being in their new surroundings in Montrose together in their free time.
Julie Disher Director of Medical Staff Services
Julie Disher is the Director of Medical Staff Services at Montrose Memorial Hospital. With input from the CME Program and Library Committee, Julie manages the Continuing Medical Education programs and also acts as physician liaison for the Hospital organizing socials and events. Julie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Regis University and is certified as a Professional in Medical Services Management and Provider Credentialing Specialist. Julie spent 10 years as the coordinator for the Montrose Medical Mission, serves on the Helping Hand Fund board and is a volunteer for Whiz Kids at Haven House. Julie enjoys kickboxing, cycling and yoga. She and her husband, Bart, have two grown sons and two grandsons.
Erin Skees Director of Human Resources
Erin Skees was born and raised right here in beautiful Montrose, Colorado. She received her degree from the University of Northern Colorado and spent the first seven years of her Human Resources career working for organizations in the Greeley/Longmont/Loveland area before relocating with her family to Montrose. Since her return to the area 13 years ago, Erin has held Human Resources leadership positions in retail, construction and the last seven years in health care. She has served on a number of boards including the Chamber of Commerce and most recently as the Board Chair for the Western Workforce Development Board. Her passions include spending quality time with her family, traveling and enjoying the many wonderful outdoor activities that southwestern Colorado has to offer.
Kimberly Wright Director of Practice Managment
Kimberly Wright recently joined MMH as the Director of Practice Management. She comes to MMH from St. Mary’s Hospital where she worked for 18.5 years. Her previous role was the Director of Practice Operations with oversight of 16 specialty practices. Kimberly is responsible for the growth, development and sustainability of our employed physician practices, as well as fostering strong, collaborative relationships with community and outreach physicians. Kimberly moved to Grand Junction in 1981 from Southern California. She is a graduate of Colorado Mesa University and Colorado State University. She has two daughters Lexi and Jordyn and enjoys spending time with her family hunting, fishing, and boating at Lake Powell.
Leann Tobin Director of Community Engagement
Leann Tobin is the Director of Community Engagement. She has been at MMH since 1999 and participates in the strategic planning and leadership for the organization. Leann is responsible for directing hospital and medical staff marketing efforts, including developing and managing the budget, managing media relations, coordinating public relations activities; participating in developing and implementing the institution’s Strategic Plan, and creating and developing hospital promotional materials. Leann grew up in Lakewood Colorado, graduated from Green Mountain High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University. She and her husband Pat met while traveling together in the International program Up with People. They have two sons Bryce and Dylan and enjoy spending time boating, ATVing, camping and being with family.
Jessie Neitzer Director of Quality & Risk Management
Jessie Neitzer has been at Montrose Memorial Hospital since 2015 directing our Department of Quality and Risk Management. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Adams State University in Colorado. After completing her MBA with an emphasis in healthcare Jessie worked with Southwest Health System, Inc. in Cortez, Colorado. Jessie is responsible for oversight of the Quality Management System including clinical quality data gathering and submission, accreditation, and patient satisfaction. Jessie was born in raised in southwest Colorado, she enjoys playing and coaching volleyball as well as spending time with her husband enjoying all the outdoor activities our area has to offer.
Jenni Sopsic Director of Philanthropy
Jenni Sopsic joined Montrose Memorial Hospital in 2016. In the role of Director of Philanthropy, she leads the effort of connecting donors to the hospital’s exceptional care and services through philanthropic outreach. Jenni studied marketing and business management at Fort Lewis College and proceeded to work in the fast paced environment of hotel management. Trading ski-town living for a place to call home and raise her son, she moved to Montrose in 2005. Jenni became immersed in the community-minded spirit of Montrose and worked at the Chamber of Commerce for eight years, five of those years serving at the executive director. During this time, she embraced her love of fundraising and development. She is a proud Colorado native and loves spending any free moment with her soon-to-be husband and stepsons.