Dr. Slonim brings over 15 years of executive healthcare leadership experience, in addition to being a physician, professor, author and fellow. Most recently, Dr. Slonim served as the executive vice president and chief medical officer for Barnabas Health in West Orange, N.J., overseeing all initiatives supporting the delivery of exceptional patient care including clinical care areas, accountable care initiatives and information technologies.
Dr. Slonim is on the forefront of healthcare innovation and has shaped the future of medicine for more than a decade. He is a fellow of the American College of Physician Executives and the College of Critical Care Medicine. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine Critical Care and Pediatric Critical Care and holds faculty appointments at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, the Jefferson College of Nursing and Health, and is a tenured professor of Basic Sciences, Medicine and Pediatrics at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. He also holds a master's degree and a doctorate in Administrative Medicine and Health Policy from George Washington University School of Public Health.
Dr. Slonim, who goes by Tony, has volunteered for the New Jersey Special Olympics Committee since 1992 and has been active in his community. He is board chair of the not-for-profit CMR Institute which offers expert healthcare training programs to more than 12,000 professionals annually and 75 healthcare companies nationwide. Outside of work, Dr. Slonim enjoys maintaining a healthy lifestyle. He avidly enjoys bicycling, eating healthy and cooking.
"When you combine a great organization like Renown and a great community like Reno, it was really an easy decision. The people I met and the ownership they feel for the health and well-being of this community stands out. These are people I want to work with and a place where I feel like I can make a difference for patients."
Dawn D. Ahner, MBA, CPA, FACHE, is Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Renown with responsibilities for all shared non-clinical service areas across the Renown health network including Finance, Revenue Cycle, Human Resources, Marketing and Communications, Community Benefit Services, Information Technology, Environmental Services, Security, Real Estate Services, and Strategic Planning and Business Development. In addition, Dawn oversees Renown’s transitional services division which covers the range of Renown’s post-acute continuum of care with hospice, palliative care, home care, and Renown Rehabilitation hospital.
Dawn’s divisions include responsibility for more than 1,000 employees. Dawn has had a 22 year career with Renown and was the executive responsible for driving a LEAN culture in the organization.
She trained in Japan and at Virginia Mason Health Care System before introducing the program to the organization in 2010.
“I am proud to work at Renown Health where we have a strong and long lasting commitment to provide healthcare to our community. Personally, Renown has provided me with incredible opportunities to learn and grow, and Reno has been a great place to raise my girls.”
Max Coppes, MD, PhD, MBA, came to Reno from the British Columbia Cancer Agency in Vancouver where he served as president with responsibility for six regional cancer centers and two cancer research centers.
He was an attending physician at BC Children’s Hospital, an adjunct professor of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, and a professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia.
During his career, Dr. Coppes served as Senior Vice President at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and held positions at several prestigious facilities in the U.S. and Canada including The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Georgetown University, The National Cancer Institute, and the Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Coppes is responsible for medical staff relations including the independent medical staff at all Renown acute care facilities, Renown’s employed medical group and network services, and Renown’s newly evolving relationship with the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
“Dr. Coppes brings amazing experience to the region,” Renown Chief Executive Officer Anthony Slonim, MD, DrPH said. “We are delighted to have someone of his caliber in our chief medical and academic officer role.”
Sy came to Reno from PeaceHealth in Vancouver, Wash. where he served as Chief Executive Officer for the Columbia network.
In his role at Renown Health, Johnson oversees operations at Renown Regional Medical Center, Renown South Meadows Medical Center, Renown’s network services including service lines. He also oversees Hometown Health, Renown Health’s insurance division.
A national award-winning senior executive with over 20 years of healthcare experience, Sy has a solid background in strategic, operational and financial business planning; physician relationships and clinical integration; as well as a keen focus on quality and patient service enhancement.
“I was attracted to Reno for the opportunity to work at Renown, as well as for the beautiful and family-oriented environment and active outdoor life the region offers.”
Dr. Ash-Jackson has more than 30 years experience in healthcare leadership and has been with Renown since 2005.
In her role as CMO for Hometown Health, Dr. Ash-Jackson is responsible for facilitating patient care and interacting with physicians to ensure the highest quality outcomes are achieved. She oversees the quality management, case management, and utilization review programs. She actively pursues the highest standards within the industry.
Dr. Ash-Jackson earned a medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital in Philadelphia with distinction. She served her residency in internal medicine at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston, where she was a Clinical Fellow at Harvard University School of Medicine.
“It is all about doing the right thing.”
Dr. Bajo is board certified in internal medicine and anti-aging medicine and has been practicing in the Reno area since 1981.
Dr. Bajo provides strategic direction and oversight to Renown’s multi-specialty physician group practice. A key focus of his role is driving collaboration between employed and independent physicians.
Dr. Bajo also manages Renown’s Patient-Centered Medical Homes and Hospitalist programs.
In total, Dr. Bajo oversees more than 25 Medical Group locations and over 200 medical providers.
Dr. Bajo received his medical degree from the University of Southern California and completed his residency at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.
“I am pleased to be working with the Renown team on the Triple Aim for health care: Improving patient experience; improving the health and quality of care of the populations we serve; and maximizing the cost effectiveness of the healthcare we deliver.”
Mark is responsible for smooth and efficient operations of Renown Medical Group and works to develop and foster effective collaboration between clinic operations, divisions, medical leadership and other affiliated services.
He has been with Renown since 2009 and has helped Renown achieve superb experience with patients. He has lived in Reno for more than 40 years and spends his free time being a dad to his three children, all of whom were born and raised in Reno.
Mark earned a Master of Healthcare Administration from Seton Hall University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
“I have lived in Reno most of my life and have seen many changes over the years. What hasn’t changed is the beauty of the Sierra Nevadas, Lake Tahoe and the sense of community here in the “Biggest Little City.” I am extremely proud to be part of an organization that is working so diligently to inspire those within our community to live longer, healthier lives. There is no better place to work. There is no better place to live and raise a family.”
Chris Bosse has worked in healthcare and for Renown Health for 23 years. Chris currently serves as the VP of Government Relations for Renown Health and her responsibilities include strategic input and direction for developing and leading government relations and related community relations for Renown. In addition, she is responsible for educating federal and state legislators, government and community leaders about healthcare and what issues put Renown’s safety net services at risk.
Prior to her role in government relations her roles focused primarily in Finance and ranged in scope from financial projects to Vice President of Finance for Renown Regional Medical Center, at that time, a 538 bed level II trauma center, and Vice President of Financial Operations for Renown’s Integrated Health Network which included traditional financial responsibilities such as financial reporting, budgeting, etc. to more healthcare industry specific responsibilities such as reimbursement, business office, medical records, admitting, social services, case management, etc.
Chris is a Certified Public Accountant and prior to joining Renown, she worked for Ernst and Young. She serves on the Board of the following organizations: Nevada Hospital Association, HealthInsight Nevada, HealthInsight Management Corporation, HealtHIE Nevada, Access to Healthcare Network, The Chamber and Northern Nevada HOPES.
“When my family and I moved to Reno in 1991, we thought we would enjoy spending a few years in Reno while I got healthcare experience. 23 years later (and 2 children later – for a total of 3 kids), we can’t imagine living anywhere else… we made great friends and fell in love with the recreational opportunities and the community.”
Greg Boyer joined Renown Health as the Chief Executive Officer of Renown Regional Medical Center on June 1, 2010. He brings a successful leadership record of fostering strong organizational teams, building programs and services and developing collaborative physician relationships.
Greg earned a Master of Hospital Administration Degree from The George Washington University in Washington D.C. Prior to his position with Renown, Greg served as a CEO for a number of years at hospitals in Florida and most recently served as CEO at the 400-bed Valley Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas from 2000 until 2010.
Born in Somerset, Pennsylvania, Greg moved to Florida to complete his residency in hospital administration at Cedars Medical Center in Miami. In 1989, he joined Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) as Chief Operating Officer at Universal Medical Center in Plantation, Florida. He became CEO in 1991 and spent 20 years with UHS before joining Renown.
Greg’s volunteer service includes the boards of United Way (Chair), Nevada Hospital Association (Past Chair), The Chamber and REMSA (Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority), the local not-for-profit air and ground ambulance company. In addition he serves on the Community Advisory Board for Meadows Bank.
Greg and his wife, Laurie, who have two adult children and a granddaughter currently living in Florida, enjoy playing golf and traveling in their spare time.
“Initially what drew my attention to Renown was the new hospital building because it is so spectacular. It did not take long to learn the draw was really the outstanding doctors and staff that work here.”
Dan joined Renown in 2013 and has more than 15 years healthcare leadership experience and is responsible for key areas of patient experience, operations, quality, financial performance and business development for Renown Institute for Heart & Vascular Health.
Prior to Renown, he was the Senior Vice President of Business Development at the Arkansas Heart Hospital as well as the Executive Director at the Little Rock Cardiology Clinic.
Dan’s leadership is well documented as he was the President and on the Board for the Cardiology Advocacy Alliance. He is also a Certified Medical Practice Executive by the American College of Medical Practice Executives.
Dan received his Master of Business Administration at the University of Houston and a Bachelor’s from Harding University.
“I love being a part of an organization engaged in the business of helping people. I especially love it when I get to see a specific individual’s story and how we have played a part in saving a life or making someone’s life better.”
Cora has oversight of all of the operational finance activities for the Renown Health network.
She is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and is Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC).
Cora started at Renown in the business office in 1996. She has held various roles including the Chief Financial Officer at Renown Regional Medical Center and South Meadows Medical Center for post-acute services.
Prior to that, she was the Director of Finance at the University of Nevada School of medicine.
Cora is pursuing a PhD in Health Policy and Administration from Walden University. She received her Master of Business Administration for California Coast University.
“My passion is giving leaders the fiscal guidance they need to be successful so they can focus on taking care of our patients.”
Jo has extensive clinical and executive leadership experience in healthcare and is responsible for the Renown Institute for Cancer.
At Renown, Jo oversees strategic initiatives for cancer services for the great region that Renown serves. Those areas include cancer prevention, screening & diagnosis, care delivery, survivorship and palliative care. Her knowledge in collaborative and coordinated care systems brings a fresh look to Renown’s Institute for Cancer, where she works with other leaders and mentors them to reach their potential.
Jo joined Renown in 2015 from Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana where she served as the Administrative Director for the Cancer and Gastrointestinal Service Lines. Her responsibilities included the design and build of a 50,000 square-foot comprehensive cancer center, assuring cancer and GI outreach services and collaborating efforts with other regional cancer programs.
In addition, she was the administrative lead for the National Cancer Institute’s Community Cancer Centers Program, a 7-year NCI project. She served on the Montana State Advisory Task Force addressing insurance coverage for patients on cancer clinical trials.
Jo is a graduate from the University of Michigan in Dearborn, Michigan where she earned a Bachelor’s degree and Madonna University where she earned Master of Science in Administration.
"Healthcare, especially cancer care, is my passion and has been a calling for me. Having the opportunity to work with the great physicians and wonderful staff at Renown Health is a privilege. My husband and I are excited to become a part of the Reno community and are looking forward to experiencing the wonderful surrounding region."
Ron has been delivering strategic plans for complex healthcare systems and other industries since 1996 and has been a Vice President and Chief Information Officer since 2008.
Ron oversees Renown’s information technology team and focuses on improving patient care with the adoption of technologies. He is responsible for the planning, implementation and supporting the computerized information systems and communication systems throughout the health network. He is an active member on several boards including chairing the Toshiba Image Technology Review Board, which provides industry knowledge and experiences to enhance future technology offerings.
Ron has been a VP and CIO at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in New Jersey as well as Rutland Regional Medical Center in Vermont. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Central Connecticut State University, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Hartford in Connecticut.
“The quality of care we provide is outstanding. It’s my job to make sure the technology we use across the health system is up to those same high standards and I take pride in leading that charge every day.”
Dr. Galanopoulos is a practicing surgeon who is also a Vice President for Renown Health, Chief Clinical Officer for Renown Institute for Cancer, and a member of the Senior Management team at Renown Health. He has more than 20 years experience in the medical field and healthcare leadership.
His role is to use his unique skill set as a clinician in combination with his business education to help deliver the best possible cancer care for the region.
Dr. Galanopoulos earned a Masters degree in Health Economics, Policy, and Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Doctor of Medicine from Rush University, and a Bachelor of Science and Biology from Loyola University Chicago. He is presently completing his MBA at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.
“I’m honored to represent the senior management team to our physician leaders as well as to our patients. Understanding the community needs within the region is key to our success as an organization, and I feel Dr. Slonim has put together the right team at the right time during the most dynamic time in Renown’s recent history.”
Kirk has been an innovator in the insurance services and healthcare industry for more than 35 years, including executive responsibilities with insurance claims administration and technology companies, and senior leadership roles with national managed care organizations. He joined Renown Health in 2007 tasked to build northern Nevada’s largest occupational health and medicine program for workers compensation clients. Kirk currently oversees Renown’s TeleHealth program and Renown Accountable Care.
Kirk has already served multiple terms as Board President of the Northern Nevada Chapter of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), and was recently recognized by Nevada Business Magazine as the 2013 Healthcare Hero Honoree in the Innovation category.
Although born and raised in southern California, Kirk and his wife raised four children in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
“Relocating is never easy, but this Sierra Nevada community feels like home and we truly enjoy the friendly people, mountains and abundant recreational opportunities.”
Dr. Kozlowski is board certified in interventional cardiology and cardiovascular disease and has been serving patients for more than 25 years.
With Renown, Dr. Kozlowski is engaged in strategic planning, business development, quality/performance improvement, technology assessment and value analysis for the Institute.
He’s also the Medical Director for Renown’s CV program, leads the clinical quality function for cardiovascular care and is the leader for employed cardiologists.
Previously, Dr. Kozlowski was the Associate Medical Director and Dyad Manager at Overlake Medical Clinics in Bellevue, Wash. Prior to that, he was the Chief of Staff and Interventional Cardiologist at Snowqualmie Valley Hospital in Snowqualmie, Wash., as well as a major in the United States Army Medical Corps.
Dr. Kozlowski earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Washington. He completed his fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colo., and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology as well as the American Society of Angiography and Intervention.
“Healthcare is undergoing radical change. I'm excited as I transition into a leadership role in a progressive organization like Renown in order to help shape that change.”
Melinda is responsible for providing direction and oversight of the Renown Health Corporate Compliance and Internal Audit Program.
Melinda identifies risks and ensures that Renown adheres to a strong code of ethics, principals and policies. Melinda also is the driver of education for employees, board members and physicians on the importance of corporate compliance in the workplace.
Melinda came to Renown with more than a decade of work experience at the University of Arizona Health Network in Tucson, where she began her career as a corporate compliance officer and eventually was named associate general counsel.
She has a Juris Doctorate and a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing, both from the University of Arizona. She also is certified in both procedural code and healthcare compliance.
“I arrived to Renown in October 2014 with the goal of implementing and sustaining a comprehensive and top-notch Compliance Program. I have confidence this goal will be accomplished with Renown’s caring providers and staff, talented leadership team and dedicated board members. It really is an exciting time to be at Renown — an organization that makes a positive difference for all people!”
As a Certified Fund Raising Executive with 15 years of hospital development experience, Joel and his team at Renown Health Foundation work to build partnerships that elevate healthcare for our community.
The Foundation and its supporters have funded marvelous projects at Renown, including the William N. Pennington Nursery, the Wilbur D. May Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, the John and Sue Dermody Children’s Healing Garden and the David and Judy Hess Children’s Imaging Center. Community philanthropy also fuels efforts in nursing education, medical technology, healing arts and patient assistance.
When he's not working with Renown's family of donors and volunteers, Joel can be found training in the martial arts or serving the community as the Reno-Sparks Area Governor for Rotary International. He is past president of three local boards, teaches development classes at the University of Nevada, and was named AFP’s Outstanding Fundraising Professional in 2010.
“I’m proud to live here and watch the ways our volunteers, physicians and donors collaborate to help Renown Health provide even better care for our families and neighbors. Our community’s caring and generous spirit makes difference for our patients every day.”
With 15 years in healthcare, Erik joined Renown following previous executive leadership roles as Chief Operating Officer, Interim Chief Executive Officer and Regional Vice President of Operations of United Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.
Erik’s experience provides him a strong background in not-for-profit healthcare and expanding services beyond simply caring for illness and injury to improve the overall health and well-being of the community – a centerpiece of Renown Health’s mission. Additionally, Erik excels in building physician relationships as well as developing and redesigning care to match resident needs.
Erik received his Master of Health Administration from the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and served our country in the Army National Guard for eight years.
Native to Wisconsin, Erik enjoys the outdoors, golfing and traveling. He’s also a coach for kids’ sports teams. He is married and has two young children.
"There is a positive energy throughout the hospital, organization and the community. Renown is a great place to work because of the services offered, the care provided and the role the organization plays in the Reno/Sparks-Lake Tahoe community."
Jen has been with Renown since 1999 and oversees quality throughout the Renown Health system.
Her areas of responsibility include regulatory compliance, clinical excellence, patient safety, risk management, environmental safety, infection control and process improvement.
Jen started at Renown as a nurse for neurosciences. She has also been a nurse educator, clinical nurse specialist, director of Nursing Education, and the director of Transformational Health Care, a method that puts the patient at the center of care and staff at the center of the improvement process.
She attended the University of Nevada, Reno and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as and her post-master certificate as a nurse educator. In 2009, she earned her doctorate in nursing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
“Right now there is a lot of awesome work going on within the individual entities, now we need to pull it all together and create an overarching approach to quality, outcomes and experience for patients. That is what I’m most excited about.”
Dr. Rochier has more than 20 years experience in medical and healthcare leadership and is an active voice for healthcare delivery to patients.
His duties are to provide leadership for acute care facilities at Renown Regional Medical Center and South Meadows Medical Center.
He also works with clinical leaders in the pharmacy, lab services, x-ray and imaging to improve the quality of services.
Dr. Rochier received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas.
He received his Master of Health Administration from the University of Washington.
“Having been in healthcare since 1977, I’ve seen many different facets of healthcare. I’ve reached a point in my career where I think physicians need to step up, take leadership roles and focus on impact, rather than income. My role is to see that happen.”
Michelle joined Renown Health in 2002 and has been the vice president of Human Resources since 2008. She has more than 19 years of HR leadership experience and 10 years have been in healthcare.
With a bachelor's degree in political science and justice studies from Frostburg State University in Maryland, Michelle earned her master's degree in human resource development from Georgia State University in Georgia. She is a certified senior professional in human resources who loves working with such a dedicated group of individuals committed to making a genuine difference for our patients and our community.
Michelle’s involvement with the community includes serving on the executive board of Nevada works and the executive board of the Education Alliance. Having lived in other areas of the country, she is proud to call Reno home.
“It’s a wonderful community with so many outdoor activities, and it’s been a great place to raise a family.”
Bethany is responsible for designing, facilitating and implementing processes to ensure that hospital reimbursements are handled properly for all services provided in accordance with regulatory and contractual requirements and laws.
Bethany has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Management from Western Washington University.
Bethany has been a revenue cycle leader for 10 years and has previously led her teams to national recognition for top performance in revenue cycle.
She worked at Renown previously from 2004-08.
“Initially, I chose to return to Reno because it was the best decision for my family. Since rejoining Renown, my passion for the work I get to do everyday has been rejuvenated and I have an even greater sense of pride in Renown’s mission to make a difference in the health and well-being of the people we serve.”
Jeff has been with Renown since 2008 as a Chief Nursing Officer and provides leadership to deliver quality nursing care to patients.
He is responsible for planning, organizing and directing services within Renown Regional Medical Center and certain Renown Health affiliated departments.
Jeff was key in Renown earning the prestigious Pathway to Excellence designation in 2012. The designation was for Renown Regional Medical Center and South Meadows Medical Center.
He received a Masters in Healthcare Administration Management from Queens University of Charlotte.
“There is no greater honor than to serve the families, neighbors and community members of northern Nevada. We exist to make a genuine difference for patients and families we have the privilege of caring for.”
Larry brings more than 18 years of healthcare experience to Renown Health. He has worked in various roles at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas and at Valley Hospital and University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In his current position, Larry oversees Renown Medical Group, which now employs more than 250 providers in various settings throughout our integrated health network.
Additionally, he oversees Renown’s outpatient X-Ray & Imaging. He also has responsibility for two of our community benefit programs, The Healthcare Center and The Pregnancy Center.
In his spare time, Larry enjoys traveling, cooking and fishing and is a die-hard college football fan. He has also been a member of the CARE Chest board for several years and currently serves as President of the Board of Directors.
“I enjoy having the ability to live in a place where you know your neighbors and there is a sense of community.”
Ty is the Vice President of Hometown Health, the insurance division of Renown Health. In this role, Ty oversees all aspects of Hometown Health, the region’s largest and most experienced health-insurance company servicing more than 100,000 people. In addition Ty works directly with other Renown Health entities to develop products and strategies to fulfill Renown Health’s purpose.
Ty joined Renown Health in 1995 upon graduation from University of Nevada, Reno. Over the past 19 years he has held several positions within the company, most recently serving as Vice President for Business Development. Ty has received several local business and civic awards and recognitions, including the University of Nevada Distinguished Alumni Award and the Top 20 under 40 leadership list by the Reno Gazette Journal/Young Professionals Network.
Ty serves on the boards of the University of Nevada Alumni Council, Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, Sierra Medical Services Alliance, Builders Association of Northern Nevada and Access to Healthcare Network. As a native Nevadan, Ty enjoys the outdoor activities the region offers and is an avid University of Nevada Wolf Pack fan.
“As a third generation Nevadan it is my desire to see our community prosper and thrive. Renown plays a significant role in the success of our community and I am proud to call both home. Working together we all are making a difference to make our community an even better place to live.”
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