Strategic Executive Council

Roles and Responsibilities

The Strategic Executive Council (SEC) is a leadership group that provides advice and counsel about strategic and tactical issues to UTMB’s President and Executive Vice Presidents. The SEC regularly discusses opportunities and challenges associated with the pursuit of institutional goals and helps track progress toward accomplishment of goals. In turn, members of the council are expected to facilitate and coordinate communication about priority goals, programs and initiatives to faculty and staff members.


  • Michael A. Ainsworth
    Vice Dean, Academic Affairs
  • Jandee M. Alarid
    Executive Assistant to the President
  • Tonya Allyn Broussard
    Associate Chief of Staff, Business and Finance
  • Celia Bailey-Ochoa
    Vice President, Budget and Analysis
  • Emily C. Blomberg
    Vice President for Professional and Support Services, Health System
  • Tobin R. Boenig
    Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer
  • Paul Bristol
    Assistant Vice President, Performance Services, Academic Enterprise
  • Oscar "Skip" Brown
    Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs
  • Jeremy Brynes
    Associate Vice President, Health System Business Development
  • David L. Callender
  • Stephen Campbell
    Vice President, Marketing and Communications
  • Patricia A. Ciejka
    Associate Vice President, Academic Resources and Director, Libraries
  • Betsy Clardy
    Vice President and Chief Development Officer
  • David Connaughton
    Vice President, Finance–Clinical Enterprise
  • Toni D’Agostino
    Associate Vice President, Research Administration
  • Thomas E. Engells
    Chief, University Police
  • Gregory "Greg" Etzel
    Vice President, Legal Affairs
  • Matt Furlong
    Associate Vice President, Financial Planning and Performance Management
  • Emily Goertz
    Vice President, Revenue Cycle Operations
  • Kimberly Hagara
    Vice President, Audit Services
  • Mary Havard
    Associate Vice President, Marketing and Communications
  • Frances B. Hutchison
    Vice President for Finance, Academic Enterprise
  • Danny O. Jacobs
    Executive Vice President and Provost and Dean, School of Medicine, Thomas N. & Gleaves T. James Distinguished Chair
  • Carolee “Carrie” King
    Senior Vice President and General Counsel
  • Mark Kirschbaum
    Vice President and Chief Quality, Safety and Clinical Information Officer
  • Becky Korenek
    Vice President, Clinical Contracting Strategies
  • Craig Kovacevich
    Associate Vice President, Waiver Operations
  • Larry J. Krcma
    Associate Vice President, University Events
  • Katrina M. Lambrecht
    Vice President, Institutional Strategic Initiatives and Administrator, Angleton Danbury Hospital
  • Laurence E. Laughlin
    Assistant Vice President, Patient Finance
  • Todd A. Leach
    Vice President and Chief Information Officer
  • Sheila Lidstone
    Chief of Staff, Office of the President
  • Steve Lieberman
    Senior Dean for Administration, Academic Enterprise
  • Amy K. Lussier
    Associate Vice President, Health System Operations
  • Annette Macias-Hoag
    Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Angleton Danbury Hospital
  • David Marshall
    Vice President and Chief Nursing and Patient Care Services Officer
  • Rex M. McCallum
    Vice President and Chief Physician Executive
  • Deborah A. McGrew
    Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, UTMB Health System
  • John C. McKee
    Associate Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness
  • Ronald B. McKinley
    Vice President, Human Resources and Employee Services
  • Michelle Moreno
    Chief of Staff, Academic Enterprise
  • Owen Murray
    Vice President, Offender Health Services
  • David W. Niesel
    Senior Vice President and Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Chief Research Officer
  • Ann O’Connell
    Vice President, Ambulatory Operations
  • Craig Ott
    Controller, Office of Business and Finance
  • Elizabeth J. Protas
    Senior Vice President and Dean, School of Health Professions
  • Ben G. Raimer
    Senior Vice President, Health Policy & Legislative Affairs
  • Raul Reyes
    Director, Media Relations
  • Tom Riley
    Vice President and Chief Health Strategies Officer
  • Selwyn Rogers
    Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
  • Rebecca Saavedra
    Vice President, Strategic Management
  • Cheryl A. Sadro
    Executive Vice President and Chief Business & Finance Officer
  • Michael R. Shriner
    Vice President, Business Operations and Facilities
  • Loren Skinner
    Associate Vice President, Operations, Academic Enterprise
  • Donna K. Sollenberger
    Executive Vice President and CEO, UTMB Health System
  • John B. States
    Vice President, Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Frank Valiulis
    EAC Chair and Associate Director, Information Services
  • Alexander Vo
    Vice President, Telemedicine and Health Services Technology
  • Pamela G. Watson
    Senior Vice President of Education and Dean, School of Nursing