• Our Leaders

  • As a comprehensive medical center, St. Mary-Corwin prides itself not only on providing quality health care to southern Colorado, but also to finding the right professionals to manage our organization. At St. Mary-Corwin, our administrative team directs our hospital with integrity and great vision. St. Mary-Corwin is led by carefully chosen professionals who have shown both their experience and abilities, and compassion for healing the people in our communities. Together, our administrative team has forged an exciting and highly successful new paradigm for St. Mary-Corwin.

  • Administrative Team at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado

  • BrianMoore.jpgBrian Moore has been named President and CEO of St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center.  Moore brings 14 years of diversified hospital leadership experience to St. Mary-Corwin, more than 12 of which within the Centura Health system. He comes to St. Mary-Corwin from Centura’s South Denver Operating Group, where he has been an administrator for the past year. Prior to that he was the administrator of the new Castle Rock Medical Campus, overseeing the development and build-out of the state-of-the-art facility. 

    Moore was instrumental in facilitating the opening of Parker Adventist Hospital in 2004 and played a key role in the hospital's tremendous growth and expansion, eventually serving as the facility’s Vice President of Operations for five years. He is excited to bring this experience to Pueblo.

    A native of Nashville, Tenn., Brian joined Centura Health after receiving his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, where he is a graduate of the Adventist Health System management residency program. During his residency, he rotated through all areas of the hospital, including surgery, emergency services, patient transport, and patient financial services. Prior to entering the residency, he received his undergraduate degree in Business Management from Southern Adventist University. 

    Dr. Charles RayeDr. Charles Raye, Chief Medical Officer came to St. Mary-Corwin in 1987 when he joined the Southern Colorado Family Medicine (SCFM) faculty as Clinic Director.

    Under his leadership, Dr. Raye brought the residency program through four successful accreditation surveys by the Accredited Council of Graduate Medical Education.  He helped successfully graduate 141 residents from the program during his tenure and many of his graduates continue to serve in Pueblo and throughout Colorado.  He also served as Chair of the Colorado Association of Family Practice Residency Directors from 2000 to 2008 and Chief of Staff at SMC from November 2009 through March 2012.

    Dr. Raye received his M.D. from the University of Colorado and completed his family medicine residency at the University of Texas, Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. Dr. Raye operated a family medicine practice for nine years in his native Trinidad and served as chief of staff at Mt. San Rafael Hospital and medical director at Trinidad State Nursing Home.

    Donna FisherDonna Fisher was named Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and Vice President of  Patient Care Services in August of 2011. 

    Prior to accepting the position of CNO, Donna served as the Administrative Director of Clinical Services at St. Mary-Corwin.  In addition she is a member of the Centura Critical Care Clinical Effectiveness Group, Co-Chair of the Centura Patient Safety Clinical Effectiveness Group and a member of the Centura Patient Safety Quality Council. She has been instrumental in developing the hospital’s strategic initiatives for cardiology services, and achieved national certification for the Cardiac Rehabilitation department.

    Donna has been a member of the St. Mary-Corwin team for the past 11 years.  Prior to her Administrative Director role, Donna served as the Interim Assistant to the CNO at St. Thomas More Hospital where she was responsible for planning, organizing, directing, controlling and evaluating hospital nursing services. She participated in the recruitment and hiring of the Emergency Services Director, Medical/Surgical Director and Vice President of Patient Care Services, and implemented the Patient Care Leadership committee to address quality and patient safety issues.

    Her other experience at St. Mary-Corwin has centered around critical care areas as Director of Nursing, ICU/NISO Clinical Manager, and ICU Unit Leader.  She has been instrumental in the implementation of Meditech, maintaining Joint Commission Stroke Certification, unit management, education and staff development.
    Donna also worked as the Director of Utilization Management for Phycor Management, as a Paralegal Intern with Julia Roten, RN, JD, and with the Trinity Mother Frances Health System as Provider Relations Manager, CV Charge Nurse/Staff Nurse and Cardiovascular ICU Manager.

    Donna received her Master of Science in Leadership from Amberton University in Frisco, TX, her Paralegal Certificate from Denver Paralegal Institute, a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas at Tyler, TX and an Associate Degree in Nursing from Angelina Junior College in Lufkin, TX. Her certifications include Colorado Registered Nurse, Certified Paralegal and Fundamental Critical Care Support Instructor.  She has been involved in number community events and is currently the Vice President of the Board of the YWCA.
    Vanessa KochevarVanessa Kochevar, CFO at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo, ColoradoVanessa Kochevar joined St. Mary-Corwin as the Chief Financial Officer in August 2013. Vanessa comes to St. Mary-Corwin from Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City, OK where she was the CFO. 

    Prior to working at Deaconess Hospital she worked as the CFO of St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Enid, OK, Summerlin Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas, NV, and Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas. This provides her with more than 12 years of progressive experience in acute care hospital settings within both rural and highly-competitive urban markets. 

    Vanessa has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Saint Mary College/University in Leavenworth, KS, and is an active member of the Finance and Strategic Planning Committee for the Oklahoma Hospital Association.
    LaraeEggleston2012.jpgLaRae Eggleston joined St. Mary-Corwin as the Vice President of Business Development in October 2007. A Pueblo native, LaRae is responsible for the recruitment and retention of physicians in the community.  She also oversees service line integration across Pueblo, El Paso and Fremont counties to ensure referrals are kept within the Centura Healthcare System of Care.  In addition to these responsibilities LaRae oversees the operations for  the Radiology  Department, Laboratory Services and Inpatient Rehab department at St. Mary-Corwin

    LaRae's education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Communications from Western State College in Gunnison , CO in 1991, and a Masters in Business Administration  from Regis University in 2007.

    Prior to joining St. Mary-Corwin LaRae was the CEO of Pueblo Imaging Center and a Professional Pharmaceutical Representative for Forest Pharmaceuticals.
    Mike CafassoMike Cafasso joined St. Mary-Corwin as the Vice President of Operations in March 2011 to oversee the day to day operation of the hospital and the integration of the hospital in the community.  

    Prior to joining St. Mary-Corwin Mike served as the Colorado President of The American Bank of Commerce and led Pueblo Bank & Trust as CEO, COO, Executive Vice President, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, and Director of Marketing.

    A vigorous supporter of the community, Mike has shared his leadership skills as an active member of the St. Mary-Corwin Board of Trustees, as the former Chair of the Catholic Diocese of Pueblo's Foundation Board, and as the immediate Past President of the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  His other civic duties include serving as a current member of the Board of Water Works of Pueblo, current board member for the Center for Regional Advancement and current board member of the Girl Scouts of Colorado.

    Upon receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University - Pueblo in 1982, Mike continued his education by receiving a diploma from The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado in 1994, the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, N.C. (Leading Creatively), the Disney Institute (The Disney Approach to Managing People and The Disney Approach to Managing Creativity and Innovation), and the Ritz Carlton (Customer Service Quality Training Program) and is a member of the Association for Managers of Innovation. Mike moved to Pueblo as a college student at Colorado State University - Pueblo (then the University of Southern Colorado) to pursue his education and play hockey.  From 1976 through 1993 Mike was a team member, coach and general manger for the Pueblo Ravens, a semi-pro hockey club. Returning to the sport in 1998, he was the team assistant coach for the Pueblo County High School team.