CEO Finalist Public Forum

The two finalists for the President and CEO position at Broadlawns Medical Center are Anthony Coleman and Cory Geffre. Both candidates will be visiting the Broadlawns campus Monday, August 30th and Tuesday, August 31st, respectively. There will be public forums from 12:45-1:15 pm on Monday and Tuesday, and each candidate will give a brief presentation of their professional background. You are welcome to participate virtually in these forms at the links below:

Anthony Coleman

Monday, August 30th, 12:45 - 1:15pm

nullAnthony (Tony) was born and raised in Southern California. At 17 years of age, he enlisted in the U.S Navy, serving on board warships in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. After completing two full sea tours, Tony was reassigned to shore-based duty where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education, and a Master of Health Administration degree which led to a commission as a Naval Officer. While in graduate school, Tony worked in a rural South Carolina hospital where he discovered his passion for eliminating health disparities among vulnerable populations.

During his tenure as a Naval Officer, Tony served in various roles of increasing responsibility, including: Department Head of Administrative Services at Naval Ambulatory Care Center New Orleans, Medical Administrative Officer onboard USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75), Patient Administration Division Officer, GME Resident Coordinator and Special Assistant at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Assistant Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and later Director of Human Resources at U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka Japan, and CFO and Executive Board Member at Naval Hospital Beaufort, South Carolina. Some highlights of his 20-year military career include earning the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist designation, Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer qualification and the Executive Medicine additional qualifying designator.

While in the military, Tony received a Secretary of Defense appointment to serve as a United States Senate Youth Program Military Mentor to over 100 high school students. In addition to mentoring, he attended major policy addresses given by senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State, Department of Defense and directors of other federal agencies. He also served a two-year term as Treasurer of the National Association of Health Services Executives, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the advancement and development of African American health care leaders and to elevate the quality of health care services rendered to minority and underserved communities.

Tony is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the professional society for healthcare leaders committed to improving health. Within this organization, holds the distinction of Executive Development Program Fellow and Executive Diversity Scholar. He is also a Marshall Memorial Fellow (MMF) of the German Marshall Fund, a non-profit organization designed to increase transatlantic cooperation. During his time as an MMF, Tony traveled to Belgium, England, Spain, Hungary and Germany to study the complexities of the European universal healthcare system.

Through his military, healthcare, education and transatlantic experiences, Tony realized the potential to address health inequity through local government involvement and effective legislation. This led him to earn a doctorate in Health Administration and Policy, serve on the Tax Assessment Board in Berkeley County, South Carolina and ultimately run for State Senator in South Carolina’s 44th district.

Upon retiring from the U.S. Navy, Tony was recruited for a Senior Military Officer position within Kaiser Permanente to groom him for an executive role. One year after entering the program, he was promoted to his current position as Vice President of Operations Support for Kaiser Permanente’s largest and fastest growing service area. He oversees multiple departments in two medical centers totaling 460 licensed beds, 16 medical office buildings and 9 mental health facilities across a 65-mile geographic area. He is proud to partner with 1,100 Permanente physicians to provide care to over 653,000 covered lives and his leadership was instrumental in the 48-bed build out and expansion of Ontario Medical Center, as well as the construction of a brand new 55,000 square foot medical office building designed to address growing social health needs and inequities in the high desert area.

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Cory Geffre

Tuesday, August 31st, 12:45 - 1:15pm

nullCory Geffre has been in healthcare for over 25 years. He is currently Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Mary Greeley Medical Center. Geffre oversees Mary Greeley’s inpatient and outpatient nursing services for this 220-bed facility. He is also responsible for patient satisfaction for the entire organization. Prior to his role at Mary Greeley, he was Vice President and Chief Nursing at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen, SD where he was responsible for hospital and clinic operations at this 99-bed facility.

Cory’s passion is building dynamic, diverse and engaged teams that deliver consistent and high-quality healthcare to patients. Cory has also operated his own businesses and has consulting experience helping businesses with strategy, market innovation, growth, and leadership development.

Cory has nursing degrees from Lake Area Technical College, the University of South Dakota and the University of Texas at Arlington. He also has a Master’s Degree in Management, Strategy and Leadership from Michigan State University.

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