Leadership Team | Tampa General Hospital


Tampa General Hospital is a private, not-for-profit corporation governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

 Phillip S. Dingle - Chairman of the Board  Gregory J. Celestan
 Marylou Y. Bailey  Drew Graham
 Jeffrey W. Bak  Patricia Jurinski
 Thomas L. Bernasek, M.D.  Les Muma
 Kim Bruce  Corey Neil
Raviender Bukkapatnam, M.D.
 Murray Shames, M.D.
 Ken Burdick  John T. Touchton, Jr.
  Blake J. Casper  Bruce Zwiebel, M.D.


Chief of Staff

Murray Shames, M.D. 
 Vice Chief of Staff  Cliff Davis, M.D.
 Secretary - Treasurer  Erika Abel, M.D.
 Immediate Past Chief of Staff  Krishna Nallamshetty, M.D.
 At Large Representative  Ryan Murtagh, M.D.
 At Large Representative  Nicole Riddle, M.D.
 At Large Representative  Saurabh Agrawal, M.D.
 At Large Representative  Siviero Agazzi, M.D.
 At Large Representative  Melinda Murphy, M.D.

Approximately 1,400 private-practice and university-affiliated attending physicians and more than 700 resident physicians in the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine residency program serve the community's medical needs.


John Couris
President & Chief Executive Officer

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Scott Arnold
Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer

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Stacey Brandt
Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer

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Kelly Cullen
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer


Peggy Duggan, MD
Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer

Jennifer Crabtree
Administrative Chief of Staff, Office of President & CEO

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Qualenta Kivett
Executive Vice President, Chief People and Talent Officer

Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM
Executive Vice President, Chief Academic Officer, Tampa General Hospital
 Vice President, USF Health,
Dean, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

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Mark Runyon
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

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Adam Smith
Executive Vice President & Chief Ambulatory Care Officer

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Annmarie Chavarria, DNP
Sr. Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer, Nursing Administration

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Robin DeLaVergne
Sr. Vice President, External Affairs

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Cheryl Eagan
Sr. Vice President, Support Services

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Laura Haubner, MD
Sr. Vice President, Chief Quality Officer

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Sherri Lewman
Sr. Vice President, Enterprise Imaging

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Frann M. Leppla
Sr. Vice President & Chief Development Officer, TGH Foundation

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Abraham Schwarzberg
Sr. Vice President & Chief of TGH Cancer Institute

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Steve Short
Sr. Vice President, Tampa General Provider Network Operations

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Laurie Slater
Sr. Vice President, MarComm and Physician Business Development

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Mark Campbell
Vice President, Supply Chain

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Peter Chang, MD
Vice President, Healthcare Design  

Steven Chew
Vice President, Service Lines

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Anthony Escobio
Vice President, Revenue Cycle

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Rachel Feinman
Vice President, Innovation, TGH Innoventures

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Wendi Goodson-Celerin, DNP, APRN, NE-BC
Vice President, Neuroscience, Ortho and Clinical Education


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Brian Hammond
Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

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Steve Harris
Vice President, Payor & Governmental Affairs

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Lara Klick, MBA, CPXP
Vice President, Chief Patient Experience Officer

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Lijah Lokenauth
Vice President, Accounting & Finance

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Michael W. Masem, MSM
Vice President, Development and Donor Relations

Dustin Pasteur, AIA, MBA
Vice President, Facilities and Construction

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Diane Skorupski, MS, RN, CNOR, NE-BC
Vice President, Surgical Services

Elham A. Yousef, MD, MBA, MSC, SFHM, FACP
Vice President, Medical Affairs

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Nancy O'Neill, RN, MBA, CHC, CHPC
Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer

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Nishit Patel, MD
Chief Medical Informatics Officer