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Executive Leadership

Jennifer DeCubellis, Chief Executive Officer  

jennifer decubellis hhc ceoJennifer DeCubellis was named CEO in February 2020. She was the Hennepin County Deputy Administrator responsible for the health and human services divisions of the county, where she was a leader in developing Hennepin Health, the nationally recognized partnership between the county and the healthcare system that integrates medical and behavioral care with social services for patients on Medicaid. DeCubellis has served as an Assistant Commissioner for the Minnesota Department of Human Services and Assistant County Administrator and Area Director for Hennepin County. She worked at the federal level as an Innovation Advisor for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, where she created and tested system changes designed to improve quality and slow the escalation of costs. She also led Mental Health Authority Services in Harris County, Texas. DeCubellis has an M.A. from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Emily Blomberg, MHA, Chief Operating Officer

contact photo only emily blombergEmily Blomberg joined Hennepin Healthcare as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in 2017. As COO, Emily is responsible for ancillary services including Radiology, Pharmacy, and Laboratory, as well as operational and support functions like Information Technology/ACE, Environmental Services, Facilities, Security, Nutrition Services, and the Enterprise Project Management Office. Most recently, Emily was the Vice President of Health System Operations at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. She earned a Master of Healthcare Administration and Bachelor of Science in Business from the University Of Minnesota Carlson School Of Management.

Lori J. Brown, DHA, RN, MSN, CENP, FACHE, Chief Nursing Officer, Sr. Vice President of Patient Care

Lori J. Brown, DHA, RN, MSN, CENP, FACHE, joined Hennepin Healthcare as Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) in August 2018. Before joining Hennepin Healthcare, Lori was the Chief Nursing Executive responsible for the nursing practice as well as support associates for all clinical entities in a three-hospital region of the Ascension Borgess system based in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Prior to that, Lori was Chief Nursing Officer at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and Sunrise Children's Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. She earned a Doctoral Degree in Health Administration from Central Michigan University and an MSN, Nursing Administration and BSN, Nursing from Marquette University.

Sue Roeser, MBA, CEBS, Interim Chief Human Resources Officer

sue roeserPrior to being named Interim Chief Human Resources Officer, Sue served as the Director of HR Shared Services at Hennepin Healthcare, overseeing employee benefits, payroll, and the HR Solution Center. In 2000, Sue joined the HR leadership team at Hennepin Faculty Associates (HFA), a physician practice plan that later merged with Hennepin Healthcare in 2012.  Sue has led virtually every human resource function, including helping to lead the HCMC-HFA integration and the merger with MVNA and Hospice of the Twin Cities, ensuring a smooth transition of HR systems, benefits, organizational culture, and staff support. Sue also led the development of a strategic roadmap to modernize HR technology and create the HR Solution Center, a single point of intake for all employment-related inquiries supporting employees. Sue earned her MBA from Walden University, HR-Executive Suite Certification from Harvard Business School and Bachelor of Arts degree in management from the College of St. Benedict.

David Hilden, MD, MPH, FACP, Vice President of Medical Affairs and President of the Medical Staff

David Hilden, MD, MPH, FACP serves as the Vice President of Medical Affairs and President of the Medical Staff.  He was the Director of the Division of Hospital Medicine from 2011 – 2019. He received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 2000, completed his Internal Medicine residency training from 2000-2003, and has an active clinical practice in acute hospital care and primary care at Hennepin since 2003. Dr. Hilden is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School and holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Minnesota in Health Care Leadership and Policy. He is an active medical educator of students and residents and former Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program. He is the Governor of the Minnesota Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and a member of the ACP Health and Public Policy Committee. Since 2008, Dr. Hilden has been the host of Healthy Matters, a weekly live radio broadcast on WCCO 830 radio and WCCORADIO.COM.

Dan Hoody, MD, Interim Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Hoody is the senior physician executive responsible for clinical operations and quality. Dr. Hoody is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is an active clinical faculty member in the Hennepin Healthcare Department of Medicine, where he has practiced for seven years as a hospitalist. In addition, he has served as the Chief Medical Quality Officer since 2017. Dr. Hoody has prior experience as a design engineer and clinical informaticist and previously served as the first Director of Quality Improvement for Graduate Medical Education at Hennepin Healthcare. He completed his Masters of Science in Health Economics, Policy, & Management from the London School of Economics in 2015, and has an interest in improving the quality and value of clinical care through continuous improvement efforts. Dr. Hoody is active in the Minnesota Hospital Association, where he currently serves as a member of the statewide Quality and Patient Safety Committee.

Derrick Hollings, CPA, Chief Financial Officer

contact photo only derrick hollingsDerrick Hollings joined Hennepin Healthcare in 2016. He has 25 years of progressive financial leadership in healthcare, including service as CFO at two academic medical centers: Howard University Hospital and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. In addition, Hollings filled the top financial leadership role at a large integrated delivery network, a health technology start-up company, and several other large healthcare organizations. His experience spans revenue cycle, financing, strategic planning, business planning, managing investment portfolios, negotiating value-based payer agreements, and enhancing the overall financial performance of hospitals and healthcare systems.

Meghan Walsh, MD, MPH Chief Academic Officer

contact photo only meghan walsh mdDr. Walsh is the senior physician executive responsible for all undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education within Hennepin Healthcare and has served as the Designated Institutional Official for the health system since 2012. Dr. Walsh is an Associate Professor of Medicine and the Associate Dean for Affiliate Hospitals at the University of Minnesota Medical School. She is an active clinical faculty member in the Hennepin Healthcare Department of Medicine, where she has practiced for 14 years as a cardiac hospitalist. She helped to spearhead the Center for Learning Integration at Hennepin Healthcare, which aims to improve inter-professional education and learning. Dr. Walsh completed Medical School at the University of Wisconsin in 2001 and her Master’s in Public Health at Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health in 1997. She has an interest in inter-professional medical education and asynchronous learning strategies.

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