Christian Healthcare Executive Collaborative

Leadership Team

Warren C. White, Jr, FACMPE
Chair, Christian Healthcare Executive Collaborative

Warren White only recently retired from being Spectrum Health Lakeland’s (SHL) Vice President, Physician Practices since 2010. As part of SHL’s senior leadership team, he was responsible for strategy and operations of SHL’s 200+ multi-specialty employed physician/advanced practice provider group. Responsibilities include governance, recruitment, retention, physician compensation, acquisitions/integrations of new physician practices, facility development, clinical quality, patient safety, administrative leadership and transformational change.

Warren also served as Administrator for Southwestern Medical Clinic for 17 years before its integration with Lakeland in 2010. Warren holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Central Michigan University and a master’s in business administration (MBA) with a focus in personnel management from the Michigan State University Eli Broad College of Business. He is a Certified Medical Practice Executive and a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives.

Warren has presented healthcare leadership and operational topics at numerous Medical Group Management Association seminars in the United States of America. In addition, he has led healthcare leadership seminars in Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Kenya and Azerbaijan.

Tati Santos, MD
Tatiana Santos, MD, MHA
Vice-Chair, Christian Healthcare Executive Collaborative

Dr. Tatiana Santos is currently serving as the Vice-President for the American Academy of Medical Ethics where she leads students, residents, and fellows to advocate in legislation at the state and national level. Dr. Santos earned a Bachelor in Science from Florida International University. She then went on to complete medical school through a hybrid program at the University of Silesia School of Medicine. Dr. Santos completed a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Purdue University.

Ben Anderson, MBA, MHCDS
Secretary/Treasurer, Christian Healthcare Executive Collaborative

Benjamin Anderson is the Vice President of Rural Health and Hospitals for Colorado Hospital Association (CHA). He provides leadership and direction in the development and execution of the association’s rural strategies, advocates on behalf of rural hospitals and health systems and works to develop strategic partnerships with organizations that affect the health of rural Coloradans. Benjamin has 20 years of experience in healthcare and non-profit administration, and he is a nationally recognized leader in health equity and transforming rural healthcare through an innovative approach to attracting physicians to diverse, underserved areas with a generous paid time off package to be used for international volunteer work. Prior to joining CHA, he spent six years serving as the CEO of Kearny County Hospital in Lakin, Kansas. Benjamin earned a bachelor of arts in English and an MBA from Drury University as well as a master’s of health care delivery science from Dartmouth College.

Greg Neal
Greg Neal, FACHE
Director, Christian Healthcare Executive Collaborative

Greg Neal is a thirty-year veteran of healthcare executive leadership, most recently serving as market president and CEO within an integrated health system in Tennessee and Virginia. Currently a candidate for a doctorate in healthcare administration at the Medical University of South Carolina, he earned his MHA and MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the nation’s number one ranked graduate program in healthcare administration.  Previous executive-level positions include serving as president of a division of small/rural community hospitals, chief operating officer roles at tertiary medical centers, a VP of corporate support services, provided system leadership in strategic planning, business development, supply chain, post-acute care, ambulatory services, with a cumulative fourteen years as a hospital CEO. Greg is board-certified in healthcare administration, a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a past recipient of the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Regent’s Award for Young Executive of the Year, and a Business Journal Healthcare Hero awardee.  He recently served as Chairman of the Board for the Bristol TN/VA Chamber of Commerce and is a recipient of its Distinguished Leadership Award.  Greg’s professional passions include leadership development, nurturing culture, physician collaboration, population health, and accelerating positive change that creates value.  Beyond his professional pursuits, Greg is committed to leading community initiatives aimed to improve the quality of life locally and around the world.  Among these include promoting primary prevention of chronic disease and wellness, enhancing opportunities for persons with special needs and disabilities to live to their full potential, global health, and teaching/mentoring the next generation of leaders.  He and his wife Beth of 32 years have two adult daughters, Katie and Lauren.

Mark Wiersma
Director of Strategic initiatives at UAB Medicine

Mark Wiersma serves as Director of Strategic initiatives at UAB Medicine in Birmingham, AL. He leads the strategic development of UAB’s Cancer Service Line, aligning operational structures and implementing key initiatives across the clinical enterprise. Mark has 7 years of experience in healthcare leadership, focused on process improvement, care transformation, and strategic partnerships. Mark earned a bachelor of arts in International Business at the College of Charleston, a master’s of health administration from Medical University of South Carolina, as well as a master’s of healthcare quality and patient safety from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Christian Healthcare Executive Collaborative (CHEC) exists to:

  1. Develop an active community among Christian healthcare executives.
  2. Develop a CMDA presence at secular meetings, such as the American College of Healthcare Executives, Medical Group Management Association, Healthcare Financial Management Association, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, and others to encourage one another and add other like-minded healthcare leaders to our community.
  3. Develop resources to help healthcare leaders accomplish our mission.
  4. Promote Christian truth in the healthcare industry using evidence-based, Biblical principles.
  5. Encourage Christian mentoring for young and aspiring healthcare executives.
  6. Support and encourage healthcare executive involvement with medical missions, both domestically and internationally.

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