CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners Leadership Team

Don Lovasz

Don Lovasz, MBA – President/CEO

Don brings more than 30 years of clinical and healthcare executive experience to the organization, having served as Vice President of a regional integrated delivery system, CIO/System Vice President of a Baldrige-winning Catholic health system, and other key positions during his career. Don’s most important achievement is his ability to work closely and successfully with patients, clinicians and payers in a variety of settings, including community hospitals, regional integrated delivery networks and multi-state healthcare systems.

Brian Christopher

Brian Christopher, MBA – VP Administration

Prior to his current role, Brian was a co-CIO for SSM Health Care in St. Louis. During his time there the organization was recognized with the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award and twice received the Missouri Quality Award. The Information Center was also recognized by Gartner Group and MetaGroup as best in class. Prior to serving CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners, Brian consulted with Centene Corporation, a leading national healthcare enterprise providing programs and related services to the government.

Dorothy Lockhart

Dorothy Lockhart, MBA, MSN, RN, CCTC – Regional Director, Lexington Market

Most recently, Dorothy served as Director of Cardio-Thoracic Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support at the University Of Kentucky and as Heart and Lung Transplant Coordinator at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Her other professional experience includes working as a medical review specialist and community health nurse.