About MEDI: Our Team of Professional and Experienced Executive Coaches

The MEDI team stands out from ordinary executive coaching and leadership development firms. Along with coaching and leadership experience, each member of the MEDI team brings decades of experience in the healthcare industry, making MEDI uniquely qualified to provide executive coaching and leadership development services specifically designed for the healthcare executive and physician leader.

Lee Angus, President

Denver, Colorado

Lee Angus serves as President and Founder of MEDI. Lee's specialty is helping leaders who are new to the executive level and transitioning their leadership approach quickly and effectively to meet the new expectations placed upon them.

Experience At A Glance:

  • Over 15 years as an executive leadership coach working with “C” level healthcare executives and 4 years with physician leaders.

  • 6 years as a management consultant with Deloitte & Touche – working ultimately as a Senior Manager in the Enterprise Resource Planning Consultancy

Read More About Lee Angus
E-Mail: langus@medi-leadership.org

Andrew W. Allen

Cleveland, Ohio & Scottsdale, Arizona

Andy Allen has over 35 years of healthcare experience, holding various executive positions in hospitals and health systems across the country. Most recently, Andy served as interim CEO in Saginaw, Michigan for his previous employer, Ascension Health, the country's largest not-for-profit and largest Catholic Healthcare System with $13 billion in revenues.

Experience At A Glance:

  • 35 years of healthcare experience at the executive level

  • 15 years of experience at the healthcare system level as COO and CEO

  • Experienced in the successful mergers of hospitals and health systems

Read More About Andrew Allen
E-Mail: AWAllen@medi-leadership.org

John Anderson, MD, FACS

Waco, Texas

John Anderson is a proven physician executive with over 25 years' experience leading and governing within several of America's leading healthcare organizations.

Experience At A Glance:

    • Chief Medical Officer for Baylor Healthcare System in Dallas and Catholic Health Initiatives in Denver

    • Board of Trustees for Catholic Health Initiatives, Aurora Healthcare, Carondelet Health System, Baylor College of Medicine, and Baylor CHI St. Luke's Hospital

    • Consulting in the areas of physician and system realignment, service line development, governance, and leadership development

    Read More About John Anderson
    E-Mail: JAnderson@medi-leadership.org

    Blaine Bartlett

    Seattle, Washington & Los Angeles, California

    Blaine Bartlett, CEO and President of Avatar Resources, has coached and consulted worldwide with executives, companies, and governments and has delivered training programs to over a quarter of a million individuals. Blaine is an Adjunct Professor at Beijing University and is on the teaching faculty of the American Association for Physician Leadership. He has been the subject of extensive interviews on the future of organizations published in the award winning Finnish business magazines Suomen Kuvalehti and Talouselämä, has been the subject of articles in the Japanese business journal Chi Chi and in the Chinese language Business Week Asia. He is the author of the #1 international bestseller Compassionate Capitalism: A Journey to the Soul of Business. His first book, Discover Your Inner Strength, was written in collaboration with authors Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard and Brian Tracy and was published in April 2010. His second book, Three Dimensional Coaching: Passion into Performance, was released in 2013, was published in China in 2015 and was syndicated in Japan in 2016.

    Experience At A Glance:

    • 35 plus years’ experience consulting, training and coaching CEOs, CFOs, COOs, Senior Leadership, Boards of Directors and organizational systems with Fortune 100 firms

    • Led the largest human resource consulting firm in Asia in the early '90s

    • Certified Executive, Organizational and Master Somatic Coach

    Read More About Blaine Bartlett
    E-Mail: bbartlett@medi-leadership.org

    Britt Berrett, PhD, FACHE

    Dallas, Texas

    Britt Berrett is an Executive Coach with MEDI and has more than 25 years of experience as a hospital president and CEO. His background includes leadership in faith based, investor-owned and academic/teaching hospitals ranging from small to large. He brings strengths in building physician stakeholder relationships, organizational excellence, and driving clinical operations to achieve business results.

    Experience At A Glance:

    • 20 years as Hospital Chief Executive Officer/ President

    • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital

    • Medical City Dallas Hospital/Medical City Children's Hospital

    Read More About Britt Berrett
    E-Mail: bberrett@medi-leadership.org

    Janet C. Dombrowski

    Detroit, Michigan

    Janet Dombrowski is an Executive Coach with MEDI. As a senior strategy leader in various organizations for nearly 20 years, Janet Dombrowski brought positive energy, strong business and consulting skills and integrative thinking to a variety of key strategic initiatives. Having built her personal credibility as a trusted advisor to many executives with intuition, integrative thinking and a direct approach, Janet wanted to bring more of her "self" to her work. She chose to build on her skills at creating synergy and highlighting a path forward in projects and processes to doing the same for individuals and teams through leadership coaching. She calls this personal and professional transformation from "solving to serving". For nearly 10 years, she has been enjoying the opportunity to support C-suite leaders and physician executives in their growth and transformation.

    Experience At A Glance:

    • Nearly 25 years in healthcare delivery, management and consulting

    • Adjunct Faculty member, University of Michigan - Health Management and Policy

    • Experience in regional health systems, national faith-based health systems, academic medical centers and community hospitals and health centers

    Read More About Janet C. Dombrowski
    E-Mail: jdombrowski@medi-leadership.org

    John Fletcher, MBA, FACHE

    Seattle, Washington

    John Fletcher is a trusted Strategic Advisor and Leadership Coach, based in Seattle, Washington. His experience includes over 30 years in executive leadership with Providence Health & Services at the operational and strategic levels in Oregon, Alaska, Montana, Washington and California. John understands the economic and political pressure of the “C” suite, having served 7 years as a regional Chief Executive overseeing a $2 Billion operation with 9 hospitals and over 21,000 employees. He also understands that to be successful, trust, empathy and self-awareness are every bit as important as financial, marketing and business strategy.

    Experience At A Glance:

    • 35 years experience in clinical and executive leadership roles within not for profit hospitals and integrated health systems in a wide variety of markets

    • 7 Years as a Chief Executive of 9 hospital, $2 Billion Regional health system

    • Pioneer in Clinical and Health System Integration and Population Health

    Read More About John Fletcher, MBA, FACHE
    E-Mail: jfletcher@medi-leadership.org

    Cheryl D. Foss, MSW

    Denver, Colorado

    Cheryl Foss empowers individuals, teams and organizations to transform the way they work and interact. She has consistently created breakthrough results for her clients through her ability to help design, implement and integrate a client’s vision within complex systems and rapidly changing environments. Cheryl’s clients consistently increase productivity, revenue, influence and achieve unsurpassed results. Cheryl specializes in executive coaching, leadership development, team dynamics, strategy development, organization design, and change management.

    Experience At A Glance:

    • 20 years as a coach and consultant working with CEOs, CFOs, COOs, Senior Leadership, Board of Directors and organizational systems.

    • Deep experience in healthcare as well as significant experience across industries in hi-tech, academia, manufacturing, financial, consulting, government and non-profit organizations.

    • Conversant in coaching and consulting in complex environments such as clinical integration, mergers and acquisitions, healthcare transformation, restructuring and rapid growth.

    Read More About Cheryl D. Foss
    E-Mail: cfoss@medi-leadership.org

    Kathy Gibala

    St Louis, Missouri

    Kathy Gibala is an executive leadership coach with 25 years of healthcare industry experience encompassing senior leadership, consultant and operations management roles with premier academic medical centers, non-profit health systems and hospitals. Inside organizations, she designed, facilitated and oversaw a broad range of innovative services, strategies and initiatives that promoted patient, physician and employee satisfaction, enhanced quality and service, developed highly capable leaders and improved overall organization performance. As a coach for the past 12 years, Kathy has served as a trusted advisor and change catalyst, partnering with healthcare leaders to raise the bar on their leadership, build high performance teams, and accelerate transformative change. She has special expertise in physician and administrative leadership development, hospital-physician alignment, onboarding/transition coaching, culture change and succession planning.

    Experience At A Glance:

    • 25 years of health care industry experience encompassing healthcare systems, academic medical centers, non-profit community hospitals, faith-based organizations, pediatric facilities, post-acute and ambulatory care centers

    • 12 years as a leadership coach, successfully partnering with leaders and teams in healthcare organizations, associations and Fortune 500 companies

    • Special expertise in physician leadership development, hospital-physician alignment (e.g. clinically integrated network, ACO team development), physician enterprise governance, culture change facilitation, strategic alignment, succession planning and organization effectiveness.

    Read More About Kathy Gibala
    E-Mail: kgibala@medi-leadership.org

    Debra Harrison, DNP, RN,NEA-BC

    Jacksonville, Florida

    Debra Harrison is a MEDI Coach who served as the Chief Nursing Officer for Mayo Clinic in Florida for ten years. Her years of experience in nursing and hospital leadership give her a unique perspective of the challenges those leaders face. She routinely gives presentations on Transformational Leadership and Organizational Change. Working with MEDI provides an opportunity to team with expert coaches while bringing her nursing leadership experience.

    Experience At A Glance:

    • Over 40 years of experience in healthcare delivery and leadership

    • 10 years of experience as a Chief Nursing Officer

    • National, International, and Regional conference presenter on transformational leadership, quality, value-based care, and communication topics.

    • Currently an adjunct professor for the Doctoral of Nursing Practice Program and Health Administration program at the University of North Florida

    • Expertise in working with multi-disciplinary teams, physician-nurse-administrative partnerships (dyads and triads), succession planning, nursing administration

    • Assistant Professor at Mayo Medical School

    Read More About Debra Harrison
    E-Mail: dharrison@medi-leadership.org

    Don Hutton, Founder

    Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

    Don Hutton considers founding MEDI in 2001 to be the most important work of his professional career. Forty years in the healthcare industry has provided him with the depth of experience and insight that position him to help CEOs and other healthcare executives raise the bar on their performance.

    Experience At A Glance:

    • 23 years as a healthcare executive in not-for-profit hospitals

    • 14 years teaching and coaching in all types of hospitals, in rural and metropolitan settings

    • 15 years as CEO in major hospitals and health systems

    Read More About Don Hutton
    E-Mail: dhutton@medi-leadership.org

    William P. Kent, Ph.D.

    Denver, Colorado

    Dr. William Kent has been working in healthcare as a clinician, executive, consultant, and coach for 30 years. He utilizes this experience and knowledge in his work as an executive coach and consultant today to help executives realize their full potential. He believes the mission-oriented work of healthcare is both a leadership challenge and an opportunity.

    Experience At A Glance:

    • Healthcare executive in both for profit and not-for-profit hospitals/systems, including the role of CEO

    • 12 years consulting and coaching in all types of hospitals (district, community, academic medical centers, and systems) in rural and metropolitan settings

    • 12 years as a consultant and executive coach for non-healthcare industries, including manufacturing, financial services, technology, consulting, and utility/energy

    Read More About William P. Kent
    E-Mail: wkent@medi-leadership.org

    John S. Lloyd, MBA, MPH

    John Lloyd is an Executive Coach of MEDI with 30 years of executive search consulting experience. He received his executive coaching training at Legacy Alliance, a nationally recognized executive coaching firm. John firmly believes we have excellent talent in the healthcare leadership group that can be enhanced working with an experienced MEDI coach.

    Read More About John S. Lloyd
    E-Mail: jlloyd@medi-leadership.org

    John Matthews

    John Matthews has been a trusted coach, advisor and strategist for close to 30 years. John’s expertise and insight has been shaped by wise leaders and a diverse career that has spanned the fields of journalism, politics, business, healthcare governance and non-profit leadership.

    John is a behind-the-scenes, trusted advisor whose greatest fulfillment comes in helping leaders and teams reach their potential. With particular expertise in leadership communications, culture development and change management, John is energized by the massive changes underway in healthcare and other industries deeply influenced by public policy.

    Experience At A Glance:

    • Chief of staff to former Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Health Secretary Tommy Thompson

    • Consultant and advisor in healthcare and other industries, including professional sports and manufacturing

    • Global business executive and Chief of Staff to CEO

    • Chief Strategy officer for drug development company

    • Large healthcare system board member

    • Board member of virtual care company, two environmental NGOs and faith-based Haitian foundation

    Read More About John Matthews
    E-Mail: jwmatthews@medi-leadership.org

    Eric Norwood, FACHE, PCC

    San Diego, California

    Eric Norwood brings over 30 years experience as a transformational healthcare leader, coaching high performance teams and integrated systems of care that partner with physicians. As the president and CEO of a 3-hospital integrated health system with revenues of $1 billion, he led a successful $30M strategic and operational turnaround, centered upon a clinically integrated network of over 400 independent and employed physicians.

    Eric helps leaders navigate the disruptive transformation of healthcare. He is a change catalyst for his clients - coming alongside as a trusted, experienced advisor to gain insights for improved performance -- both individually and corporately.

    Experience At A Glance:

    • 30 years as a healthcare executive in not-for-profit hospitals and integrated health systems in the Southeast

    • 9 years as CEO of a 3-hospital, $1 billion health system

    • Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coaching Federation
      Certified Hudson Institute Coach (CHIC), The Hudson Institue of Coaching

    Read More About Eric Norwood
    E-Mail: enorwood@medi-leadership.org

    Suzanne Origlio, PhD

    Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

    Dr. Suzanne Origlio is a corporate psychologist who has been consulting with organizations for over twenty years. She has extensive knowledge of corporate culture and a deep understanding of what makes companies thrive as well as a proven track record of helping companies increase productivity and profit as a result of her work. Her areas of specialty include employee selection, individual assessment, leadership assimilation, coaching and development, team building, and career guidance.

    Experience At A Glance:

    • 20 years working in the field of Industrial-Organizational Psychology

    • Has conducted hundreds of individual assessments for selection, promotion and career development

    • Seven years as an executive coach focused on leadership assimilation and feedback for interpersonal effectiveness

    Read More About Suzanne Origlio
    E-Mail: soriglio@medi-leadership.org

    Tim Osterholm

    Little Rock, Arkansas

    Tim Osterholm draws on a 25+ year career in healthcare to support his work with leaders and teams to reach their full potential. Tim incorporates a holistic approach to executive coaching and team development. He has experienced firsthand, the value added benefits of skilled executive coaches facilitating the growth and development of individuals and leadership teams.

    Experience At A Glance:

    • 15+ years as a leader in the healthcare industry

    • 25 years healthcare experience

    • Diverse Healthcare background to include Acute Care, Ambulatory/OP Care, Human Resources, Hospice and Palliative Care, Laboratory Medicine, and Cancer Center Administration.

    Read More About Tim Osterholm
    E-Mail: tosterholm@medi-leadership.org

    Robert Porter, JD, MBA

    St. Louis, Missouri

    Bob Porter has served in leadership roles in the healthcare industry for over 30 years. His responsibilities have ranged from strategy to operations to the role of president and CEO of a single hospital and multi-hospital integrated delivery system. His leadership style reflects his passionate commitment to building a values based culture deeply skilled in innovation and collaboration. Bob brings a deep personal commitment to helping lead the much needed transformation of America’s health care system by building the capacity of physician and administrative leaders to collaborate in the hard work of fundamental redesign. As a member of the MEDI team, he brings a unique combination of experience and expertise to clients who share his passion for innovation and transformation.

    Experience At A Glance:

    • Healthways, Inc., Nashville, TN:

      • President, Health Systems Division

      • Managing Director, Ornish Lifestyle Medicine Program

    • SSM Health Care St. Louis Regional Network: President of Programs and Services

    • SSM DePaul Health Center, Bridgeton, MO:

      • President

      • COO

      • Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development

    • Diverse experience including:

      • Strategy/Business Development

      • Organizational Design and Cultural Development

      • Design Thinking/Patient Experience Transformation

      • Operations

      • Hospital CEO

      • Multi-hospital Integrated Network President

    Read More About Robert Porter
    E-Mail: rporter@medi-leadership.org

    Sabrina Shannon, BSN, MHSA/MBA, FACHE

    Atlanta, Georgia

    Healthcare has always been complicated. Sabrina understands the complexities of the business from multiple perspectives – manager, executive and even as a clinical care provider. With the industry at the height of intense change, stakes are also the highest. Being good is no longer enough. Today’s leaders will redefine healthcare in America. Knowing this, Sabrina structures a highly engaged process to help leaders examine their core convictions and build capacity in utilizing and building upon their talents to create organizations that thrive robustly.

    Experience At A Glance:

    • 20+ years of leadership in private, public and academic institutions

    • 10+years as a certified coach, NCHL certification, TCI certification

    • Leaders in Transition, Clinical Executives, and First-time in role Executives

    Read More About Sabrina A. Shannon
    E-Mail: sashannon@medi-leadership.org

    Daniel Silverman, MD MPA

    Palm Springs, California

    Danny Silverman is an accomplished physician executive with extensive leadership experience at premier academic institutions, major healthcare and management consulting organizations as well as having served on numerous national taskforces. Throughout his career he has shown his ability to think strategically, drive innovation, develop leaders, and create programs that improve the health, wellbeing and career success of others. His extensive professional experience includes developing organizational leadership through mentoring and coaching; facilitating visioning and strategic development; team building; and leading change management and quality improvement initiatives.

    Experience At A Glance:

    • Chief Medical Officer, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

    • Chief Medical Officer, Princeton University

    • Vice President for Clinical Effectiveness, BJC Healthcare System

    Read More About Daniel Silverman
    E-Mail: dsilverman@medi-leadership.org

    Lara Summers

    New York City, New York

    Lara Summers is an experienced leadership and organization development specialist, skilled at designing and delivering innovative and state of the art leadership development solutions. She has partnered with HR leaders to create and implement organization-wide strategies that build the leadership pipeline and align organizational and talent management goals. She has provided executive leadership coaching, as well as team and organizational alignment strategies to senior administrative and clinical leaders. She fluently combines universal leadership and organizational change principles with the intricacies specific the healthcare industry.

    Experience At A Glance:

    • 10+ years as an executive leadership coach to senior healthcare leaders

    • Industrial Organizational Psychologist

    • Specialties:

      • Physician Leadership Development

      • Physician-Administrator Dyad Coaching

      • Strategic Alignment for Teams

      • Succession Planning & Talent Management

    Read More About Lara Summers
    E-Mail: lsummers@medi-leadership.org