Richard P. Lofgren, MD, MPH, FACP

President and CEO, UC Health

Richard P. Lofgren, MD, MPH, FACP, is president and CEO of UC Health, the University of Cincinnati’s affiliated health system. UC Health, with more than 11,000 employees, physicians and advanced practice providers, comprises University of Cincinnati Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Lindner Center of HOPE and more than 30 outpatient service locations in three states.

Lofgren is a board-certified internal medicine physician and administrator with nearly 40 years of experience in healthcare with a particular interest healthcare delivery redesign, operational efficiencies, performance improvement and applied health services/quality research.

Lofgren previously served as senior vice president and chief clinical officer for University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), now Vizient, and was responsible for helping UHC members improve the quality, safety, efficiency and effectiveness of their clinical services. Prior to UHC, Lofgren spent eight years at UK HealthCare, the University of Kentucky’s academic health system, joining as chief medical officer in 2004 and later becoming vice president for healthcare operations and chief clinical officer.

Before joining UK HealthCare, Lofgren held various faculty and administrative posts throughout the Midwest, including the Medical College of Wisconsin, the University of Pittsburgh (and the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center), the University of Minnesota (and the Minneapolis VA Medical Center) and Michigan State University.

Lofgren received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan, completed his residency and chief residency at the University of Minnesota and received a master of public health from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

He serves on the Vizient Board of Managers, the Ohio Hospital Association board, and the boards of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems (COTH), Greater Cincinnati Urban League and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.

See a video of Dr. Lofgren discussing his approach to health care leadership.


Evaline Alessandrini, MD

Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer & Interim Chief Operations Officer

Evaline A. Alessandrini, MD, MSCE, joined UC Health in December 2017 as chief medical officer. She has served on UC Health’s Board of Directors and chaired the Board’s Patient Care Committee.

Previously, Dr. Alessandrini served as professor and associate chair of outcomes and process improvement in the Department of Pediatrics within the UC College of Medicine and practiced clinically in pediatric emergency medicine for 25 years.

At Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, she served as the assistant vice president for improvement integration within the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence working with clinical institutes, divisions and business units to manage strategically aligned clinical portfolios focused on improving outcomes, experience and value of care.

Dr. Alessandrini completed her fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  Her residency was completed at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.  She received a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her undergraduate degree from Marquette University.


Rick Hinds

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Rick Hinds was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for UC Health in 2010. He served as the Interim Chief Executive Officer for UC Health’s predecessor company, the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, since 2009, also serving as the Health Alliance’s Chief Financial Officer since 2008.

Prior to these roles he was Vice President of Finance for University Hospital Cincinnati from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Hinds was Vice President of Finance and Operations for Fort Hamilton Hospital from 1995 to 2005. He also served as President and CEO of the Fort Hamilton Healthcare Corporation from 2004 to 2006, and its CFO from 1998 to 2006. Mr. Hinds spent ten years in the health insurance industry prior to moving to the healthcare industry in 1995.

Mr. Hinds earned his bachelor’s of business administration in accounting from the University of Cincinnati in 1982, and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1985.

In 2011 Mr. Hinds’ achievements and healthcare industry contributions were recognized when he was honored as the Cincinnati Business Courier’s CFO of the Year. He has been a member of various professional associations and served on numerous community and healthcare boards. A life-long resident of Cincinnati, Mr. Hinds is involved in many community and civic activities, has been married to his wife Linda for 33 years, and has four children.


Jimmy Duncan, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

Jimmy Duncan, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, is senior vice president and chief human resources officer, and a member of the UC Health Executive Leadership Team. In this role, he oversees workforce management, talent development, benefits/compensation, health & wellness and employee engagement for the organization.

Prior to joining UC Health in November 2020, Duncan most recently served as senior vice president/chief people officer for Arkansas Children’s Inc., the state’s largest pediatric health system. His prior healthcare experience includes executive leadership roles at WellStar Health System, Tenet Healthcare Corporation and Banner Health Corporation.

Duncan also brings a diverse business background, having led human resources functions in industries such as energy, manufacturing and mining. Additionally, he held an adjunct faculty position in the School of Business for Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina, for 15 years.

Duncan’s vision for UC Health is to deliver an inclusive culture where each team member feels valued, committed to excellence, and is fully prepared to provide exceptional care and a great experience for patients, their families and our community. Solidifying UC Health as the place where the best and brightest people want to work and where our friends and neighbors near and far choose to receive their care.

Duncan earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree in Organizational Management from Southern Wesleyan University. He is also dually certified as a senior human resources professional by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM-SCP) and HR Certification Institute (SPHR).


Katrina M. English

Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Counsel

Katrina English joined UC Health in May 2019 as Senior Vice President and Chief Legal

Officer, bringing more than two decades of healthcare law experience to Greater Cincinnati’s academic health system.

In her career, English has had legal responsibility and oversight for inpatient hospitals, outpatient facilities, freestanding emergency rooms, integrated health systems, surgery centers, cancer centers, clinical integrated networks, physician practices and more. Her commitment to a patient-first mindset coupled with her healthcare-specific legal experience make her a valuable member to UC Health’s legal team and executive leadership team.

Before joining UC Health, English served as vice president/senior deputy general counsel and interim general counsel for Dayton, Ohio-based CareSource, one of the nation’s largest Medicaid managed care plans.

For nearly a decade, English represented the Mercy Health System (now Bon Secours Mercy Health), serving five years as system vice president and network general counsel for Mercy Health North, which includes the Toledo, Lima and Lorain markets. She was a member of the executive leadership team responsible for managing more than 20 attorneys and 50 employees reporting up through the legal structure. Before this, she served as vice president and general counsel for Community Mercy Health Partners in Springfield, Ohio.

English holds a Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law and a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from Kent State University. She is a member, author and presenter for the American Health Lawyers Association and an adjunct professor of Health Law & Policy and Health Law & Ethics for Mercy College of Ohio.


Kristen Wevers

Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Kristen H. Wevers joined UC Health in June 2016 as the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, a position created to serve on the executive leadership team and to distinguish UC Health as the preferred academic health system in the Midwest.

Wevers was recruited by The Procter & Gamble Company upon graduation from college and served for 17 years in leadership roles including global media relations, internal communications and consumer relations, and in positions across the United States in pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and consumer marketing & sales. She served as company spokesperson for Procter & Gamble’s North American Marketing and Sales functions.

Most recently, Wevers served six years at Mercy Health as the Chief Brand, Marketing & Communications officer where she unified seven individual local health systems and ancillary services across Ohio and Kentucky under a singular brand by aligning the CEO, executives and physicians under one brand: one name, mission, values, promise and experience as an integrated delivery system.

Prior to joining Mercy Health, Wevers spent six years as Officer and Vice President for Messer Construction Co. During her tenure with Messer, Wevers was responsible for service line business strategy and market growth, corporate brand, sales/business development, customer and community relations strategy, and corporate reputation management.

Wevers earned her Master’s degree from Xavier University and her Bachelor’s degree from Denison University. She completed strategic marketing coursework at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, as well as numerous advanced leadership training courses.


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