Jeff Costello, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Beacon Health System
Jeffrey P. Costello is the Chief Financial Officer of Beacon Health System. Mr. Costello earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in business administration from Indiana University.
Derrick M. Forchetti, M.D.
Chief Medical Information Officer
The Medical Foundation
Dr. Derrick Forchetti is an alumnus of Indiana University Medical School in Indianapolis, where he received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1997. He completed a residency in Pathology at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana where he was board certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology in July 2002. Dr. Forchetti joined The Medical Foundation in 2002.
Mark Fox, MD, PhD, MPH
Associate Dean and Center Director
IU School of Medicine
Mark D. Fox Is the Associate Dean and Director of the Indiana University School of Medicine – South Bend, where he is also a Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics. Dr. Fox also holds appointments as a Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame and as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI.
A physician and ethicist, Dr. Fox earned his MD/PhD (Religion, Ethics, and Society) at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Fox completed residency training in the combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency program at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York. Following residency, Dr. Fox completed fellowship training in cardiovascular epidemiology and preventive cardiology and also earned his Master of Public Health at the University of Rochester.
Dr. Fox has a long-standing interest in health care for vulnerable populations. While in Tulsa, he established the Heart Improvement Project, a comprehensive cardiovascular risk reduction program serving uninsured patients with increased cardiovascular risk. In addition, he developed the Street Outreach Clinic, in conjunction with Youth Services of Tulsa, serving sheltered and homeless youth.
Dr. Fox previously held the Julian Rothbaum Chair in Community Health Research at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine in Tulsa, where he was the Associate Dean for Community Health and Research Development.
Luis Galup, MD
St. Joseph County Health Department
Dr. Luis N. Galup was appointed as Full Time Health Officer by the St. Joseph County Board of Health on October 19, 2015. Dr. Galup was born in Lima, Peru and received his medical degree in 1963. He then moved to the United States where he completed his residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and Evanston Hospital in Evanston, Illinois. In July of 1967 he joined the pathology staff of the South Bend Medical Foundation. He was called into service in the US Army Medical Corp in 1968; he served for 2 years, and returned to private practice in 1971.
In 1976, Dr. Galup became the Medical Director of the South Bend Medical Foundation; in 1981 he was named President and CEO, a position he held until 2007. Dr. Galup was also a founding member of the Michiana Health Information Network (MHIN). He retired from the South Bend Medical Foundation in 2014 and looks forward to serving the citizens of St. Joseph County as Health Officer.
Mark Kricheff, MD, MPH
Medical Director | Emergency Physician
MHIN | St. Joseph Regional Medical Center
Dr. Kricheff has been practicing emergency medicine full-time since 1994 and clinical informatics part-time since 1998. Dr. Kricheff received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film and Television from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a minor in computer science. He then completed a post-bachelor’s pre-med program at Hunter College-City University of New York. His M.D. degree was received from SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia in 1997 and became Board Certified in Emergency Medicine (ABEM) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine in 1999. After residency he practiced in the Hollywood-Ft. Lauderdale, Florida area before moving to his wife’s home state of Indiana in 2003. He received his MPH degree in Public Health Informatics from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2007 at which time he joined the clinical advisory team at the Michiana Health Information Network (MHIN). He was one of two Medical Directors of Clinical Informatics at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center (South Bend-Mishawaka, IN) during the enterprise-wide implementation of CPOE from 2007 to 2009. In 2011 Dr. Kricheff became medical director for MHIN. In 2015 he became the first local physician to achieve Board Certification in Clinical Informatics (ABPM). He is a member of the St. Joseph County Board of Health and is Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine and a Quality Healthcare Systems instructor at Indiana University School of Medicine.
Saint Joseph Health System
Gary Miller serves as the CIO/Sr. Director of Information Technology Services for Saint Joseph Health System. As an expert in healthcare software technology and systems, he has experience developing systems for community mental health centers and directed the implementation of Cerner and Healthquest at Saint Joseph Health System. He attended Western Michigan University and DePaul University and, along with serving on the MHIN Board of Directors, is a member of the St. Joe Valley Metronet Board of Directors. He is active in the HIMSS, AAMA, and CHIME professional membership organizations.
Chief Information Officer
South Bend Clinic
Claudius Moore earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Fourah Bay College-University of Sierra Leone. His educational background includes a Master’s Degree in Information Systems and a Masters in Business Administration from University of Maryland University College, a Graduate Certificate in Information System from The Catholic University of America, a Microsoft Certification as a System Administrator and various other certifications in Lean Six-Sigma and Project management.
Claudius began his healthcare career on a path that is rare among other IT executives. His first position was in 1997 as an orderly at Washington Hospital Center, (now part of MedStar Health) in Washington DC. Claudius’s philosophy has always been to “be the best at whatever you do in whatever condition.” Using this guiding principle, he was quickly recognized for his dedication, diligence and attention to detail. Within a short period, he was promoted to several patient care support positions where he gained knowledge of healthcare operations in the areas of patient registration and scheduling, health information management, coding, billing, collections, financial and clinical system support.
Armed with his IT credentials, his primary goal was to complement his passion for technology with a firm foundation in the healthcare system. As a result, he accepted a position at Howard University Hospital in DC in 2005 as a Systems Manager and was subsequently promoted to the Director of Information Systems. In 2008, Claudius and his Information Technology (IT) team successfully joined and participated in the District of Columbia Regional Health Information Organization (DCRHIO). It was one of the first initiatives that enabled multiple hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare institutions to rapidly and securely access medical history information about patients as a means to improve the health of the population.
Claudius’s career progression brought him to the state of Indiana when in 2012 he accepted a Vice President of Information System position with Physician Hospital System. In this position, he was responsible for the entire IT operation for four hospitals in Mishawaka, Bremen and Knox. Some of his team successes include implementing a multi-site EHR system, consolidating and relocating their data center, and implementing an enterprise-wide disaster recovery plan.
In 2014, Claudius joined the South Bend Clinic as their Chief Information Officer. The South Bend Clinic employs a staff of 700 staff and 130 providers at its five campuses in South Bend, Granger, Portage, Ironwood and New Carlisle, and at its offices in Elkhart and Berrien Springs, Michigan. In his role as CIO, he provides technology leadership in the development and implementation of IT programs. Leveraging his knowledge of healthcare system support, Claudius can think systematically about the health system as a whole instead of only its components and make decisions to drive value creation. He is deeply involved in care management, data analytics, patient engagement and quality metrics with regards to programs that involves risk savings.
Currently, Claudius resides with his wife and three daughters’ ages ten, six and four in Mishawaka, Indiana. He loves spending time with his family and takes advantage of the outdoor activities that Michiana has to offer.
Daniel Nafziger, MD, MS
Elkhart County Health Department
Daniel A. Nafziger, MD, MS, is a public health expert with field and research experience in infectious disease prevention. He is a member of the Infectious Disease Society of America, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of American, American Public Health Association, and the Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship. Dr. Nafziger received his undergraduate education from Eastern Mennonite College and Goshen College. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Happily married for more than 30 years, he and his wife share four children and a 150-pound dog.
Suhayl Nasr, MD
Memorial Epworth Hospital
Suhayl Joseph Nasr, M.D. is psychiatrist and owner of Nasr Psychiatric Services in Michigan City, Indiana. He is also the Chairman of Psychiatry at Memorial Hospital of South Bend and Psychiatry Medical Director of Beacon Health System in South Bend, Elkhart and LaPorte, Indiana. He is Volunteer Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Indiana University in South Bend. He is the college psychiatrist for the University of Notre Dame, St Mary’s and Valparaiso University.
Dr Nasr received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. He completed his residency at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York including a Consultation-Liaison fellowship in Neurology. Dr Nasr is certified in General and Geriatric Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology where he also served as an examiner for over 20 years. Dr Nasr is the author or co-author of over 90 publications.
Dale Patterson, MD
Director, Family Medicine Residency Program
Beacon Health System
Dr. Patterson received his medical degree from Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine and completed his residency at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program.
Shery Roussarie, MHA, MBA, CMPE
Chief Executive Officer
Allied Physicians of Michiana
Shery Roussarie has been the President and CEO of Allied Physicians of Michiana, LLC, since November 2007. Allied is an independent, multispecialty medical group in North Central Indiana comprised of 54 surgical, medical, and advance practice professional. During her tenure with Allied, the company has grown in services, scope and reach through developing leadership and collaborating partnerships with local hospitals, payers and employers. Ms. Roussarie led the organization through a construction project which repurposed an old shopping center into a vital, vibrant medical complex. For this project, Allied was honored with a St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce 2012 Economic Impact Award.
Ms. Roussarie received a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University, and Master of Healthcare Administration and Master of Business Administration from University of Houston – Clear Lake.
Prior to joining Allied, Ms. Roussarie was the Administrator of several Independent Practice Associations with North American Medical Management in Houston and later became the Regional Vice President of the Arizona market. In 1999, she moved to South Bend upon accepting the position of Chief Executive Officer of Select Health Network / Executive Vice President at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center.
Ms. Roussarie’s business philosophy is “start with yes” and is anchored in servant leadership.
Joyce Simpson, MD
The Medical Foundation
Albert Tomchaney, MD, MS, MMM
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Albert Thomchaney, Sr. Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer for Franciscan Alliance, focuses his professional work on population health, ACO, physician practice management, clinical outcomes, and quality and safety. He holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science from University of Notre Dame, earned his Doctorate of Medicine from Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, and a Masters of Medical Management from Carnegie Mellon University. He has professional memberships in AAFP, AMA, and AAPL.
Chad Towner, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Saint Joseph Health System
Chief Information Officer
Beacon Health System
As the CIO of Beacon Health System, Mark guides organization-wide policies, troubleshooting, and implementations in information systems, telecommunications, health information management, and clinical engineering. He is a member of HIMSS and CHIME, holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems Management from Bethel College, and earned a Master of Business Administration from Bethel College. His team worked to achieve HIMSS level 6 certification for Memorial Hospital and Elkhart General Hospital.