UnityPoint Health Leadership
At UnityPoint Health, our leaders go above and beyond to put our patients, families and communities at the center of every decision we make.
UnityPoint Health Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors governs UnityPoint Health based on industry-wide best practices and devotes substantial resources to compliance activities.
- Bill Arnold (Dubuque, IA)
- Kyle Christiason, MD, At-Large (Waterloo, IA)
- Greg Churchill (Cedar Rapids, IA)
- Sally Gray, Board Chair and Secretary (Cedar Rapids, IA)
- Debra Johnson (Fort Dodge, IA)
- José Laracuente, Treasurer (Des Moines, IA)
- Brad Manning, MD (Madison, WI)
- Margaret Noreuil, RN PhD (Madison)
- Marlon Priest, MD, At-Large (Greensboro, NC)
- Garry Smith (Sioux City, IA)
- Angela Walker Franklin PhD (At-Large)
- Andrea White, MD (UnityPoint Clinic)
- Marie Ziegler (Quad Cities)
UnityPoint Health Senior Team
When you're a leader at UnityPoint Health, it’s people who matter most. It's why we’re so dedicated to those we care for — our patients and our team members. It means we’re committed to ensuring our patients have exceptional care experiences as well as supporting, growing and coaching our teams. Great care is the cornerstone of everything we do — and we’re a leadership team who leads by example.
If you'd like to contact one of our leaders for a speaking opportunity, please call (515) 418-7426.
Scott currently serves as President of UnityPoint Health. Prior to that role, he served as Chief Legal Officer for the organization from 2021-2023 and Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at BayCare Health System in Florida.
As an attorney with over 25 years of experience in the health care industry, Scott has worked across all sectors, including: inpatient, outpatient, insurance, population health, and technology.
He earned his law degree from Drake University Law School, obtained a Master's in management information systems from Nova Southeastern University and received his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Florida.
Chief Nursing Officer
Sarah is the Chief Nursing Officer of UnityPoint Health. Her journey at UnityPoint Health began in 2007 when she joined Allen Hospital in Waterloo as a registered nurse in the Intensive Care Unit. She previously held the role of Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive for UnityPoint Health – Waterloo and served as the Regional Ambulatory Vice President for UnityPoint Clinic in Waterloo.
Sarah received her bachelor’s degree in nursing and master’s degree in leadership and administration from Allen College. In 2022, she became a Nurse Executive Advanced - Board Certified with the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Chief Strategy Officer
Carpenter has served as Chief Strategy Officer since October 2021. Previously, he held the positions of Chief Financial Officer from 2017 to early 2021 and Regional Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer for UnityPoint Health – Waterloo and Dubuque. All told, he's been with the health system for more than 26 years in numerous roles.
Carpenter has a bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa and a master's degree from St. Ambrose University. His professional memberships include the Healthcare Finance Management Association.
Chief Operating Officer - West Division
Pam is the Chief Operating Officer for the West Division of UnityPoint Health, which includes Des Moines, Sioux City and Fort Dodge. Prior to this role, Pam served as Interim Chief Nurse Executive for UnityPoint Health from 2021-2022 and President and Chief Executive Officer of UnityPoint Health – Waterloo for the past ten years. Additionally, she served as CEO of Grundy Memorial Hospital and was awarded the Iowa Hospital Association Excellence in Leadership Award in 2008.
She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mount Mercy University and her master’s degree from the University of Iowa.
Chief Compliance Officer
Eklund serves as Chief Compliance Officer for UnityPoint Health, leading the compliance, privacy, internal audit and enterprise risk management programs for the organization. She previously held the role of Vice President/Chief Compliance Officer for UnityPoint Clinic, a senior affiliate of UnityPoint Health, where she led the compliance, privacy, information security, risk management and provider contracting teams. Before joining UnityPoint Health, she served as the Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer for Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare in Florida.
She holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree (JD) from Northern Illinois University and is certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC), Healthcare Compliance (CHC) and professional coding (CPC). She is also a member of the Compliance Publications Editorial Board for the American Health Lawyers Association, and a long-standing member of the Health Care Compliance Association.
Chief Financial Officer
Mike is the Chief Financial Officer for UnityPoint Health. He has been with UnityPoint Health since 2017 most recently serving as Interim CFO. Prior to his interim appointment, he served UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids as Executive Vice President and CFO for six years and prior to joining UnityPoint Health, he spent more than 30 years as a senior leader in health care finance and public accounting.
Mike holds a master’s in business administration from Bradley University and a bachelor’s in accounting degree from Northern Illinois University.
Chief Executive Officer
As CEO of UnityPoint Health, Clay Holderman, MBA, oversees a $4.6 billion health system with a combined network of 20 regional hospitals, 19 community hospitals, nearly 440 clinics, 14 home health locations, 7 affiliated community mental health centers and 3 accredited UnityPoint Health colleges.
An industry leader in the Midwest, the organization spans across Iowa, western Illinois and southern Wisconsin in metropolitan and rural areas with a team of more than 34,000 healthcare professionals. Dedicated to supporting the health and wellness of its communities, UnityPoint Health delivers high-quality, low-cost, patient-centered care through an easier and more personal approach.
Prior to joining UnityPoint Health, Holderman held the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Presbyterian Healthcare Services, a $4.8 billion integrated payor-provider health system in New Mexico. There, he led the development of two de-novo hospitals and was instrumental in driving growth for the system. He led significant initiatives in clinical service line implementation, labor and supply chain cost management, ambulatory site of service shift to lower total cost of care and new business development and acquisitions. He also contributed to work addressing social determinants of health to help reduce disparities in health outcomes and the cost of care for the state's most vulnerable populations.
During the SARS-CoV2 pandemic, Holderman served the State of New Mexico as the Health System Advisor. He's also held executive leadership roles in both investor-owned and not-for-profit health systems, including multiple Hospital Chief Executive Officer roles for LifePoint Hospitals and Ardent Health.
Chief Diversity Officer
Joiner became Chief Diversity Officer in February of 2022. He formerly served as the interim system Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Consultant for UnityPoint Health, leading the System DEI Council to design and implement a DEI framework and approach for the organization.
He's been part of UnityPoint Health since 2015. During his time in our Quad Cities region, Joiner held the role of Diversity and Community Impact Officer for UnityPoint Health – Trinity, where he and his team made significant strides in DEI programming and community events, such as advancing culturally sensitive care guides and creative partnerships like "Medicine in the Barbershop" along with a lengthy list of significant accomplishments.
He received his master's degree in organizational management and bachelor of science degree in business administration from Ashford. He was selected for McKinsey's Black Leadership Academy program in 2021 and was a Race Against Racism Nominee by the Quad Cities YWCA in 2020. Joiner also had a long-standing involvement in the Quad Cities community through various boards and committees.
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
McKinney serves as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Senior Vice President and is responsible for UnityPoint Health's enterprise-wide brand and communication strategy. She provides lead counsel for C-Suite executive communication and issues management, as well as oversees editorial communications strategy, creative services and system-wide brand and service line marketing efforts for nine regions across a 3-state footprint. Prior to this role, she served as Vice President of Brand, Marketing and Communications, building a multi-faceted team to align and infuse the organization's brand identity, tone and positioning across all markets.
Before joining UnityPoint Health, she spent over a decade as a marketing leader for Target Corporation, where she led the development of an in-house strategic partnership division and managed a team responsible for experiential marketing and publicity, including support of Target's legacy corporate partnership with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. McKinney also owned a full-service brand and communications agency with clients in healthcare, retail, sports/entertainment and law.
McKinney has a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Iowa.
Chief Operating Officer - East Division
Michelle is the Chief Operating Officer for the East Division of UnityPoint Health, which includes Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Dubuque, Quad Cities, IL and Madison, WI. Prior to this role, Michelle served as President and Chief Executive Officer for UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids from 2019 to 2023 as well as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Cedar Rapids.
She first joined UnityPoint Health as an Administrative Fellow in 1994 and has spent the entirety of her professional career at UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids.
Michelle holds a bachelor’s degree from Bradley University and a master’s in hospital and health administration from the University of Iowa. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Chief Information Officer
Smith serves as Chief Information Officer, Senior Vice President. She held the role of Vice President, Chief Information Officer from 2016 to early 2021, where she was responsible for a centralized Information Technology Department across the entire system. She is passionate about creating an environment where team members can do their best work and providing business process-enabling technology solutions to the customers she serves.
She holds a bachelor's degree in management information systems from Iowa State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Iowa. Smith is also a member of the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). Additionally, she serves on the board of the Technology Association of Iowa.
Smith has been recognized in Becker's CIOs to Know, Becker's Women CIOs to Know, Health Data Management's Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT and was named CIO of the Year in 2018 by the Technology Association of Iowa.
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Williams is Chief Clinical Officer, Senior Vice President of UnityPoint Health. He previously served in affiliate executive roles as President and Chief Executive Officer of UnityPoint Clinic and President and Chief Executive Officer of UnityPoint at Home.
Dr. Williams is residency trained and board certified in pediatrics and has more than 20 years of clinical experience. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Creighton University in Omaha, NE, and completed his pediatric residency at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, OR. He is a member of the American Association for Physician Leadership, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a licensed physician and surgeon in the state of Iowa. Dr. Williams is also a graduate of the UnityPoint Health Physician Leadership Academy, the American College of Physician Executives, Physician Leadership Development Program and a Certified Physician Executive. In 2017, he completed his Master of Medical Management program at Carnegie Mellon University.
Market President, UnityPoint Health – Meriter
James Arnett started as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for UnityPoint Health – Meriter in June 2022. Arnett moved to the CEO position from within Meriter, where he held the Chief Operating Officer (COO) position. Arnett has worked at Meriter for 20 years and started his career in Human Resources.
Arnett is a Wisconsin native and received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, as well as a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with an emphasis in healthcare administration from Concordia University.
Market President, UnityPoint Health – Waterloo
Market President, UnityPoint Health – Fort Dodge and Interim Market President, UnityPoint Health – Sioux City
Leah Glasgo was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for UnityPoint Health – Fort Dodge in January 2019. In addition to her Fort Dodge leadership responsibilities, Leah currently serves as interim President and CEO for UnityPoint Health – Sioux City. Leah began her career at UnityPoint Health in 2013 as the Vice President of Rural Development for the Fort Dodge and Sioux City Regions. She then became the Vice President of Clinical Operations for UnityPoint Health – Sioux City and was promoted to the role of Chief Operating Officer and held that position for three years. Prior to joining UnityPoint Health, Leah served as President and CEO of Stewart Memorial Community Hospital in Lake City, Iowa.
Leah began her career as a nurse receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. She went on to receive her Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Des Moines University. Leah serves on the Iowa Hospital Association Board of Directors, the Fort Dodge Growth Alliance Board and the AFES Board (Athletics for Education and Success).
Market President, UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids
Market President, UnityPoint Health - Dubuque
Havens, who has worked in healthcare for over 30 years, started her career as a bedside nurse in an academic medical center caring for children with cancer. For
the last 15 years, she has been a part of UnityPoint Health most recently serving as President for Grinnell Regional Medical Center for the last five years. Prior to her leadership role in Grinnell, she was the Vice President of Operations at UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown and President at Grundy County Memorial Hospital.
Interim Market President, UnityPoint Health – Quad Cities and Chief Medical Officer – Trinity
Dr. Olutude currently serves as Chief Medical Officer at UnityPoint Health – Trinity and Interim Market President for UnityPoint Health – Quad Cities.
Dr. Olutude is a Certified Physician Executive through the American Association for Physician Leadership and a graduate of the McKinsey Executive Leadership Academy. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and holds Fellow status in Hospital Medicine. He graduated magna cum laude from Rostov State Medical University in Russia, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at St. Barnabas Health System, Bronx, New York.
Interim Market President, UnityPoint Health – Des Moines
Joining UnityPoint Health - Des Moines in 1996, Stark is an Iowa native. He currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for UnityPoint Health - Des Moines. He received his undergraduate degree from Iowa State University in Management and his Master's in Healthcare Administration from the University of Iowa.
Stark is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, serves on the American Heart Association Board, the Iowa Hospital Association Board, Greater Des Moines Partnership Board, Principal Charity Classic Board, Iowa Public Television Foundation Board, a member of Rotary and is a graduate of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute.
UnityPoint Clinic Leadership
UnityPoint at Home Leadership
President, UnityPoint at Home
Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer
Vice President, Hospice
Vice President, Home Health
Vice President, Home Medical Equipment
Vice President, Patient Access
Vice President, Finance and Revenue Cycle