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.
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President & CEO
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 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 Administrative Officer
Jessica Meisner serves as the Chief Administrative Officer for UnityPoint Health, with accountability for Human Resources; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Legal; Compliance and Risk Management. Prior to that role, she served as Vice President of Human Resources Consulting for the system, and brings ten years of experience as Vice President of Human Resources for UnityPoint Clinic and UnityPoint at Home.
Jessica received her Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Iowa and has a Certificate as a Senior Professional – Human Resources. She is active in the Des Moines community serving as a board member for the Des Moines University, Masters of Healthcare Administration and board member for Vision Soccer Academy.
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.
Interim Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Cate Ranheim serves as the interim Chief Medical Officer for UnityPoint Health. In this role, she leads our provider workforce with focus on quality of care, patient experience, safety, care coordination and service line development. Dr. Ranheim also currently serves as Vice President of Clinical Integration, where she oversees Clinical Service Lines, Clinical Service Groups, Virtual Care and the Clinical Effectiveness Program. She has previously served as medical director of the following teams: UnityPoint Health Inpatient Medicine Service Line, UnityPoint Clinic Hospitalist Program Development, Meriter Antithrombotic Service and Meriter Hospital Medicine program. She is a collaborative leader who has dedicated her career to building programs with a focus on reducing clinical care variation and improving clinician efficiency.
Cate received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Wisconsin. She completed her internal medicine residency and hematology fellowship at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She also has a Master’s in Medical Management from Carnegie-Mellon University. She practices as a hospitalist at Meriter Hospital and has been recognized several times as a Top Doctor in both hospital medicine and hematology.
She served as an at-large Trustee on the UnityPoint Health System Board of Directors for 8 years. Cate was also a member of the Board of Directors for Meriter Health Services and Sustain Dane. She was elected as President of the Medical Staff and served as the Chair of the Medical Executive and Medical Peer Review Oversight Committees at Meriter Hospital. She is the founder of the Helping Educated and Link the Homeless (HEALTH) Program, a street medicine and case management program which has served over 3000 people experiencing homelessness in Dane County, Wisconsin.
Interim Chief Ambulatory Officer
Market President, UnityPoint Health – Madison
James Arnett has served as the Market President for UnityPoint Health – Meriter since 2022. He has been with the organization for more than 20 years, leading operations for more than five years and most recently serving as the Meriter Chief Operating Officer prior to his promotion to Market President. Before entering operations, James led the regional Human Resources division.
James has a wealth of experience in hospital and clinical operations, human resources and healthcare integration. During his tenure with the organization, James has played a critical role in integrating with UnityPoint Health and ensuring the ongoing success of the Joint Operating Agreement with UW Health.
A Wisconsin native, he 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 with an emphasis in healthcare administration from Concordia University.
Market President, UnityPoint Health – Sioux City
Jane Arnold is the Market President for UnityPoint Health – Sioux City and has been a key part of the UnityPoint Health team for more than 20 years serving most recently as Senior Vice President of Operations and Regional Vice President of Ambulatory Operations. During her UnityPoint Health tenure, she has worked across the full continuum of care including hospital, outpatient departments, home care and clinics.
Jane received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Minnesota State University in Mankato, MN. She earned her Master of Science in Administrative Studies and Health Services Administration from the University of South Dakota and holds a Master of Arts degree in Occupational Therapy from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN.
She is a Certified Medical Practice Executive with the American College of Medical Practice Executives and a licensed and registered occupational therapist.
Market President, UnityPoint Health – Waterloo
She has been instrumental in leading the turnaround of the Marshalltown hospital which was purchased out of bankruptcy in 2017, and subsequently opened a new hospital in Marshalltown in 2022. In addition, she led the conversion of a hospital outpatient surgery department to the first freestanding ambulatory surgery center in Black Hawk County.
Jenni received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Upper Iowa University and her Master’s of Science in Nursing from Allen College in Waterloo. She serves on numerous non-profit boards and committees in the Cedar Valley.
Market President, UnityPoint Health – Fort Dodge
Leah Glasgo is the Market President for UnityPoint Health – Fort Dodge and has held this position since January 2019. In addition to her Fort Dodge leadership responsibilities, she also served as interim Market President for UnityPoint Health – Sioux City for two years.
Leah began her career at UnityPoint Health in 2013 as the Vice President of Rural Development for the Fort Dodge and Sioux City Markets. 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 registered 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. She is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). Leah serves on the Iowa Hospital Association Board of Directors, American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board, Fort Dodge Betterment Association along with the Fort Dodge Growth Alliance and the Athletics for Education and Success boards.
Market President, UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids
During his tenure in Cedar Rapids, he helped navigate the organization through the Covid-19 global pandemic, nation-wide staffing challenges and recovery from an Iowa derecho storm.
Casey received his Bachelor of Arts degree in finance and a master’s in business administration from the University of Iowa. He is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and serves on numerous non-profit boards and committees in Eastern Iowa.
Market President, UnityPoint Health – Dubuque
Jennifer Havens, RN, FACHE is the Market President for UnityPoint Health – Dubuque and the Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association.
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.
Market President, UnityPoint Health – Quad Cities
Shawn Morrow is the Market President for UnityPoint Health – Quad Cities which includes all operations for UnityPoint Health – Trinity locations in the Quad Cities and Muscatine. Shawn is a proven leader with decades of healthcare transformation experience, including expertise navigating multistate complexities, driving value for health systems, and championing strong cultures of wellbeing. Prior to joining UnityPoint Health, Shawn spent 13 years as a CEO for Intermountain Health where he initiated strategies to improve care delivery, grow revenues and reduce costs.
Shawn received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University and his Master of Business Administration from Murray State University in Kentucky. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Market President, UnityPoint Health – Des Moines
He is a seasoned healthcare leader with more than 25 years of experience across several healthcare systems. Prior to joining UnityPoint Health in 2024, Jon served as CEO for Vista Health System in Waukegan, IL, where he focused on operational excellence, improvements in safety and quality performance, workforce recruitment and successful strategic growth efforts with physician partners.
Jon received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his master’s in business administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
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