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As a non-profit organization, Baxter Health is governed by a volunteer board of directors, the members of which receive no compensation for their guidance and service. Members of the Baxter Health Board of Directors currently include:

  • Randy Hopper - Chairman
  • Lang Zimmerman - Vice-Chairman
  • Sally Gilbert - Secretary
  • Paul Wade - Treasurer
  • Jerry Don Cunningham
  • Heather Knight Loftis
  • Steve Luelf
  • Ted Sanders
  • Jason Lindsay, MD - Chief of Staff
  • Melissa Dirst-Roberts, MD - Chief of Staff-Elect

Baxter Health​ Senior Leadership Team

From left: (back row) Anthony Reed, Ron Peterson, Barney Larry, Bill Baldwin, (front row) Shannon Nachtigal, Nicole Vaccarella, Debbie Henry, and Karen Adams.
  • Ron Peterson – President/Chief Executive Officer
  • Karen Adams – VP/Human Resources
  • Bill Baldwin - VP/Physician Enterprise
  • Debbie Henry – VP/Chief Financial Officer
  • Barney Larry – VP/Business Development and Executive Director, Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation
  • Shannon Nachtigal, MSN, RN, NEA-BC – VP/Chief Nursing Officer
  • Anthony Reed – VP/Ancillary Services
  • Nicole Vaccarella – VP/General Counsel