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.


Peter N. Gilbert
Peter Gilbert

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Peter N. Gilbert joined UC Health as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in May 2015.
Mr. Gilbert was previously COO and Senior Vice President at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Maryland’s only public health, law, and human services university. His previous positions include serving as UMB’s vice president for planning and accountability, as associate dean for administration and finance at the UK College of Medicine, and as a senior financial manager and an assistant administrator for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics.

He has a master’s degree from Loyola University in Maryland.


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.


Evaline Alessandrini, MD

Senior Vice President & Chief Medical 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.

Alessandrini has served as professor and associate chair of outcomes and process improvement in the Department of Pediatrics within the UC College of Medicine and has been practicing clinically in pediatric emergency medicine for 25 years.

At Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, she has 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 masters’ degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her undergraduate degree from Marquette University.


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.


Clarence Pauley
Clarence Pauley

Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
Clarence Pauley has served in the role of Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer since January 2014. He has a long and distinguished history guiding the human resources efforts of large healthcare institutions. He has also served as Vice President of Human Resources for UC Medical Center for seven years and Director of Human Resources for a former affiliate hospital for eight years.

In addition to his work in healthcare, Mr. Pauley proudly served with the United States military with service both in the Army and the Air Force Reserves. He was deployed overseas to combat several times over a military career that spanned 30 years.

Earlier in his career, he worked for Children’s Protective Services of Hamilton County Ohio. Mr. Pauley co-authored an article that appeared in the Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law entitled “Improving Evaluations in the Healthcare Workplace: A Case Study”. Awards he received are: the Who’s Who in Black Cincinnati Award, the Merlin G. Pope Jr. Diversity Through Leadership Award, and the Black Achievers Award. He was also recognized by the Cincinnati Business Courier as a finalist for the Health Care Heroes Award


Kristen Wevers

kristen-wevers-of-mercy-health-750xx960-1278-0-149Senior 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 relation’s 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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