HCA Continental Division Leadership

Chad Christianson, President and Chief Executive Officer

Chad Christianson
President and Chief Executive Officer

In January 2023, Chad Christianson was selected as president and CEO of the HCA Healthcare Continental Division, leading operations in the Denver, Colorado and Wichita, Kansas regions. Chad has over 18 years of healthcare experience, having served in leadership roles for several HCA Healthcare facilities, including as chief operating officer of CJW Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia and as chief operating officer of West Houston Medical Center in Houston, Texas.


Melissa McLeroy
Chief Financial Officer

Melissa McLeroy has served a financial leader with HCA Healthcare since June of 2002. Melissa joined the Continental Division as chief financial officer in January 2022.

Dr. Gary Winfield
Chief Medical Officer

Gary Winfield, MD was appointed HCA Healthcare Continental Division chief medical officer in November 2013. Dr. Winfield is a board-certified family practitioner.

Ryan Thornton
Chief Nursing Executive

Ryan Thornton was named the HCA Healthcare Continental Division Chief Nursing Executive in August 2020. Ryan is an Air Force veteran, where he received awards and honors as a captain.

Suzanne Kelly
Regional Vice President, Human Resources

Suzanne currently serves as the Regional Vice President of Human Resources for the Continental Division. In this role she is responsible for leading all facets of human resources for the Division’s 14,000 + employees.


Wesley Healthcare Leadership

William Voloch
President & CEO

Cathan Riding
Chief Operating Officer
Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER

Nicole Castleberry
Chief Financial Officer

Lowell Ebersole, DO
Chief Medical Officer

David Leslie
Chief Nursing Officer

Lisa Clark
Vice President, Human Resources