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 Administrative Team

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Ken DeFurio, President & CEO 
 
Ken DeFurio has a unique and comprehensive perspective of leadership in health care. Unlike many health system CEOs, Ken knows what it is to provide hands-on patient care. His first job out of college was as a staff respiratory therapist, working at the bedside at Butler Memorial Hospital. This gave Ken the opportunity to work in nearly every unit of the hospital, gaining valuable insight into the delivery of care across the continuum in a community setting. Ken accepted his first management position at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. There he was immersed in a large, academic medical center that served as the shock/trauma facility for the state of Maryland. Ken returned to Butler Memorial as Director of Respiratory Care, and began to move through the ranks at BMH, from executive director of outpatient services, to vice president of operations, to chief operating officer. As COO, Ken implemented prudent fiscal management, oversaw ongoing development and growth of new businesses and joint ventures, and construction and renovation projects. Ken was deeply involved in the health system achieving benchmark operating margins for over a decade. He also led the development of the health system’s outpatient network, which now stands at nearly 30 locations. 
 
In 2006 Ken became President & CEO. He has led the organization through the largest expansion in its history, culminating with a new patient care tower opening in 2010. Ken has leveraged his many experiences to help shape a vision of patient-centered care that is delivered by a committed team of healthcare professionals, driven by quality outcomes, growth and strong financial performance.
 
Ken likes to read, and his hobbies include running, cycling, and hockey. He lives with his wife Tracey, daughter Alison, and Golden Retriever Sidney in Butler Township.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.