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Executive Leadership

Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network

Thomas J. Sadvary, CEO

Rhonda Forsyth, President

John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital

John L. Harrington Jr., FACHE, Senior Vice President & Chief Executive Officer

Jessica Rivas, RN, MSN, CENP, NEA-BC, Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer

John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital

Bruce Pearson, FACHE, Senior Vice President

Maggi Griffin, RN, MS, Vice President & Chief Executive Officer

Desert Mission

Sue Sadecki, Executive Director, Desert Mission Community Services

John C. Lincoln Health Foundation

Marcia L. Mintz, Chief Executive Officer, Health Foundation

John C. Lincoln Physician Network Development & Accountable Care

Nathan L. Anspach, MA, FACHE, Senior Vice President & Chief Executive Officer


Thomas J. Sadvary

CEO
Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network

Tom Sadvary


Tom Sadvary is CEO of Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network, where he led creation of the nonprofit organization through affiliation of Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network in 2013.

Mr. Sadvary ​​was appointed president and CEO of Scottsdale Healthcare in 2005 following progressive executive roles after joining the organization in 1986 as administrator of Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center.

He began his career at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Barberton Citizens Hospital. Tom earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Allegheny College and his Masters degree in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. He also worked as a paramedic prior to attending graduate school.

He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. His community leadership roles have included the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce, Scottsdale/Paradise Valley YMCA, and as Chair of the City of Scottsdale McDowell Road Task Force.

Through involvement in the American Hospital Association, Scottsdale Rotary Club and Greater Phoenix Leadership Council, he continues to lead in the community.

He ​​​and his wife, Mary, a registered nurse, have been married for 36 years. Their two children, Christopher and Rachel, attended undergrad and graduate schools in Arizona. Mr. Sadvary enjoys playing golf, hiking and traveling with his family.

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Rhonda Forsyth

President
Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network

Rhonda Forsyth


As president, Rhonda Forsyth’s responsibilities at Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network are focused on transforming healthcare operations, expanding ambulatory and physician networks, developing information systems, and creating accountable care and population health.

She also serves with a variety of industry and community groups including the American Hospital Association, Premier Quality Improvement Council, ASU Dean’s Council and as a trustee of Brophy College Preparatory. She is a member of Greater Phoenix Leadership, Charter 100 and the Arizona Women’s Forum.

Ms. Forsyth joined John C. Lincoln in 1987. She was the CEO of both John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital and John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital, and in 2009, she was named president and CEO of the Network. With the affiliation of John C. Lincoln and Scottsdale Healthcare in 2013, Ms. Forsyth became the president of Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network. 

Ms. Forsyth earned a Master of Science in business administration from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Arts from Pitzer College.

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John L. Harrington Jr., FACHE

Senior Vice President & Chief Executive Officer
John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital

John Harrington Jr., FACHE

John L. Harrington Jr., FACHE, joined the John C. Lincoln Health Network in May 2012 as the CEO of John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital.

He started his career in health care 33 years ago as the assistant vice president of operations at the former Phoenix General Hospital.

Mr. Harrington was CEO of Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in Sun City from 2009 until joining John C. Lincoln. His previous leadership experience includes serving as the CEO at Banner Heart Hospital, Paradise Valley Hospital and the Arizona Heart Hospital.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). In March 2012, he was one of four hospital executives in the United States named to serve a three-year term on its Board of Governors. He will serve a three-year term on the authority that oversees the 46,000-member international organization. He is the only one of the 15-member board from Arizona.

Prior to being named to the board, he served on committees and has been active in the ACHE since 1990. He also spent 10 years on the board of directors of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, including chairman and past chairman.

He and his wife Coleen have three adult children and one granddaughter. He is an avid hiker who hikes the Grand Canyon rim to rim every other year. He also enjoys golf and skiing.

He earned a BS in microbiology with a minor in business from the University of Pittsburgh. He earned a master's in public health with a specialty in hospital administration in 1980.

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Bruce Pearson, FACHE

Senior Vice President
John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital

Bruce Pearson

Bruce Pearson joined John C. Lincoln in 2008 and serves as the CEO for John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital. Mr. Pearson has had extensive leadership experience, with executive skills in the areas of strategic growth and specialty program development, operational and clinical improvements, physician collaboration and partnerships, planning and healthcare facilities development.

Before joining John C. Lincoln Health Network, he served in senior leadership positions within Banner Health, including Good Samaritan Medical Center, the former Maryvale Samaritan Hospital, and more than 10 years as the CEO of Banner Desert Medical Center and Cardon Children's Medical Center in the East Valley.

Mr. Pearson holds a master's degree in health services administration and a master's degree in business administration. He has served in various positions of leadership in community-based organizations, and has served as the Chairman of the Board for the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). He is most proud of his family, which includes six children and 16 grandchildren.

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Maggi Griffin, RN, MS

Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital
Chief Nursing Officer, John C. Lincoln Health Network

Maggi Griffin, RN, MS

Maggi Griffin, RN, MS, joined the John C. Lincoln Health Network in 2010. She worked at John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital as a vice president before serving as chief nursing officer for both John C. Lincoln hospitals.

Ms. Griffin has more than 30 years' experience as a senior nursing officer, consultant, president/CEO and a staff nurse in Illinois, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Mexico and Ohio, in Beijing, China, and in England. She most recently was the CNO/vice president of patient care services at Condell Medical Center in Illinois, where she also spent part of her tenure as acting president.

Ms. Griffin started her career as a staff nurse, and the last position she held in England was as the senior nursing officer at University College Hospital, a 1,600-bed teaching hospital. In 1982, she was licensed as a registered nurse in the United States and quickly progressed from a staff nurse to management positions. She received her master's of science degree in nursing administration from Northeastern University in Boston in 1993 while working as a manager of the medical intensive care unit at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.

As president/CEO of the Beijing International Heart Hospital, Ms. Griffin spent 4 ½ years in Beijing overseeing construction and trying to establish the first privately owned cardiovascular hospital there. During her tenure, she taught classes and presented at several seminars and conferences and consulted to improve cardiovascular care in China.

Her latest accomplishments at Condell Medical Center in Illinois include improving compliance with best-evidence practice by increasing compliance in all core measures to between 96 and 100 percent in less than a year. She also was instrumental in establishing a culture of safety at Condell and in reducing the expenses significantly in a declining market.

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Jessica Rivas, RN, MSN, CENP, NEA-BC

Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital

Jessica Rivas, RN, MSN, CENP, NEA-BC

Jessica Rivas, RN, MSN, brings experience as a bedside nurse and a commitment to excellence in patient care to her role as vice president and Chief Nursing Officer at John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital.

Ms. Rivas joined the John C. Lincoln Health Network in March 2013. She previously was the CNO of the Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance, Calif. Providence is a 436-bed facility where she had responsibility for several nursing and ancillary departments.

Prior to that role, Ms. Rivas was the VP/CNO for Mercy Medical Center in Merced, Calif. She spent six years at Reston Hospital Center in Northern Virginia progressing through several positions including director of the PCU/SSU/CCL, Director of the Cardiovascular Service Line/SSU/CCL, and finally as the Associate Chief Nursing Officer. She started her career as a critical care nurse.

Her accomplishments include leading a hospital to Magnet designation, Beacon for the ICU, Chest Pain and Stroke designation. LEAN Certification from the University of Michigan, Nurse Executive Certification from AONE and ANCC and completion of the HCA Executive Development Program for CNOs.

Ms. Rivas has an MSN in Nursing Administration from George Mason University and an Associate's Degree in Nursing from Los Angeles Harbor College in Wilmington, Calif. She was part of an RN to MSN program. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Business.

She and her husband Anthony have two children, Kyle and Cierra.

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Marcia L. Mintz

Chief Executive Officer
John C. Lincoln Health Foundation

Marcia Mintz

Since joining John C. Lincoln Health Network in 2009 as the CEO of John C. Lincoln Health Foundation, Marcia L. Mintz has expanded the role and philanthropic contributions of the Foundation. She also has created new community and business partnerships to increase the visibility and the resources of the Network.

She was named a Woman Who Moves the Valley 2012 by Arizona Foothills magazine.

She has more than 20 years of international and national nonprofit and corporate work in development philanthropy. She has served as the chief development officer of Valley of the Sun United Way in Phoenix. Prior to that, she worked in the Bay Area creating corporate and individual partnerships for a nonprofit multi-use residential and recreational campus.

She has worked and lived in Latin America, Cuba and the former Soviet Union.

Ms. Mintz holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from New York University and has attended Stanford University Graduate School of Business' executive program, focused on strategies for nonprofit organizations. She is completing her Master's of Business Administration at the University of Arizona's Eller School of Management.

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Nathan L. Anspach, MA, FACHE

Senior Vice President & Chief Executive Officer
John C. Lincoln Physician Network Development & Accountable Care

Nathan L. Anspach, MA, FACHE

Nathan L. Anspach joined the John C. Lincoln Health Network in February 2010. His responsibilities involve leading the physician efforts, including managing and expanding existing primary care, urgent care and subspecialty physician practices.

Mr. Anspach brings more than 30 years' experience as a senior executive of health care management experience, particularly in physician-hospital affiliations, physician practice and ambulatory health care acquisitions and management, and managed care contracting.

Mr. Anspach is a Fellow of both the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American College of Medical Practice Executives and holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of North Florida. He is a member of the Medical Group Management Association.

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