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 Administrative Team

Ken DeFurio, President & CEO 
Ken DeFurio began his career in healthcare as a respiratory therapist. His first job out of college, after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy, was at Butler Memorial Hospital.
DeFurio then accepted his first management position at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore, MD. In 1989, DeFurio returned to Butler Health System. He was increasingly responsible for the management of several departments, while earning an MBA at the University of Pittsburgh. Moving through the ranks at the Butler Health System, DeFurio held the titles of Department Director, Vice President of Outpatient Services, Chief Operations Officer, and for nearly 10 years, President & CEO.
Under DeFurio’s leadership, Butler Health System (BHS) has led the region as an independent, community-based health system. As one of the largest employers in Butler County, BHS is comprised of Butler Memorial Hospital and more than 70 ambulatory locations.
BHS services and physicians can be found in counties throughout western PA. Butler Memorial Hospital has more than 14,000 acute care admissions and approximately 600,000 outpatient encounters each year. The BHS physician network includes 400 doctors across specialties, including 150 physicians employed by BHS.
DeFurio is active in a number of community events. His current and past board service includes CDC of Butler County, the Butler County Chamber of Commerce, Butler Road Race for Scholarships, VHA MidAtlantic, and Benbrook Medical Center.
DeFurio resides in Butler Township, PA, with his wife and daughter.

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Karen Allen, Chief Nursing Officer/Chief Experience Officer 
Karen came to BMH from UPMC Shadyside in 2004 and has over 26 years of experience in healthcare. She holds an Associate’s degree in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Pittsburgh and is working on a Master’s in Healthcare Administration, also from the University of Pittsburgh. Karen has published articles in AORN, Surgical Services Management and Today’s OR Nurse.

Thomas A. Genevro, Vice President, Facilities, Human Resources & Corporate Compliance Officer

Tom came to BHS in 2008 and has over 15 years of experience in healthcare. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Labor and Industrial Relations from Penn State University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Robert Morris University. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources from the HR Certification Institute.

Paula L. Hooper, Vice President and General Counsel
Paula Hooper came to BHS from West Penn Allegheny Health System in 2007 and has over 15 years of experience in healthcare law. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Duquesne University. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University School of Law.


Anne Krebs, Chief Financial Officer

Anne came to BMH from St. John’s Mercy Health System in St. Louis, Missouri in 2001. She has over 28 years of experience in healthcare finance. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Eastern Illinois University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Loyola University and passed the CPA exam.

A. Thomas McGill, MD, Vice President, Quality and Safety/Chief Information Officer

Dr. McGill joined the BMH Medical staff in 1993 as an Infectious Disease practitioner. He received his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease. He and his wife Rita have two daughters.

John Reefer, MD, Vice President, Professional Affairs and Medical Director, Office of Organizational Excellence

Dr. Reefer was appointed to the BMH Medical Staff in 1980. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

Stephanie Roskovski, Chief Operating Officer

Stephanie began her career at BMH in 1994 and has held various leadership roles throughout the organization. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and dual Master’s Degrees in Public Administration and Health Care Administration.