Newsmakers, November/December 2019
  • Newsmakers

    November/December 2019


Gary Mennie

Gary Mennie, M.D. has been named CMO of The Medical Center of Southeast Texas. Dr. Mennie has worked at the hospital for 15 years. Previously, he served as chief of staff and chair of credentials.


Rhonda Ross

Rhonda Ross, RN has been named vice president of emergency and trauma services at Medical City Healthcare. Previously, Ms. Ross served assistant chief nursing officer at Medical City Denton.


Regina Nethery

Regina Nethery has been named vice president of investor relations at Tenet Healthcare. She recently served as enterprise vice president for Humana.

Fort Worth

Sean Lemon

Sean Lemon has been named vice president of ancillary services at Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South. Previously, he served as director of strategic planning, multistate division at AdventHealth, which owns Texas Health Huguley.


Patty Stewart

Patty Stewart has been named CEO of Gonzales Healthcare Systems. Previously, Stewart served as the hospital’s CFO for 17 years.


Cindy Celnik

Cindy Celnik, M.D. has been named CMO of The Woman’s Hospital of Texas. Previously, Dr. Celnik served as the south area specialty chief for Colorado Permanente Medical Group in Denver and the obstetrics and gynecology department chair at Kaiser Permanent's Arapahoe Medical Offices in Centennial, Colo.


Christopher Curran

Christopher Curran has been named vice president of organ operations at LifeGift, a federally designated organ and tissue recovery agency. Previously, Curran served as the director of clinical operations and surgical recovery at New England Donor Services.


Alexander Greengold

Alexander Greengold has been named as the first chief consumer experience officer at Memorial Hermann Health System. Previously, Greengold was vice president of customer experience, support and strategy for the Dish Network Corp., a U.S.-based TV service provider.


Veronica Martin

Veronica Martin has been named chief nursing officer at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. Previously, Martins served as CNO at the Woman's Hospital of Texas in Houston. Before that, she was vice president and CNO at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla.


Carolyn Olivarez

Carolyn Olivarez has been named vice president of quality and regulatory compliance at LifeGift, a federally designated organ and tissue recovery agency. Olivarez has been at LifeGift for 31 years in the quality assurance risk management and regulatory compliance department.

San Antonio

Kevin Scoggin

Kevin Scoggin has been named COO of Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital. Previously, Scoggin served as COO for St. David's South Austin Medical Center.