• 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 was named President and CEO of St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in July, 2013. In addition to providing strategic leadership for the hospital, Brian lends his expertise as a member of the Pueblo Economic Development Corporation (PEDCO) board of directors.
    Prior to joining St. Mary-Corwin, Brian worked as an administrator with Centura Health's South Denver Operating Group, and managed the development and build-out of the state-of-the-art Castle Rock Medical Campus.

    Brian 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.

    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. Robert UnderwoodRobert Underwood MD, MHCDS, FAAEM, joined St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in September 2015 as chief medical officer. In his role, Dr. Underwood is responsible for providing the leadership, strategic direction and overall operational management of quality, physician services and medical staff administration.
     
    Dr. Underwood comes to us after serving as director of clinical transformation and chief medical informatics officer at Sentara RMH Medical Center in Harrisonburg, Va. He also served as medical director for Sentara’s regional population health initiative in the Shenandoah Valley. Additionally he served as the board chair for Harrisonburg’s local community health center.
     
    Dr. Underwood earned his bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a doctor of medicine from the University of South Carolina, completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Wake Forest University, and has a master’s degree in Health Care Delivery Science from Dartmouth College. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine and has continued to practice clinically in the emergency department.
    Vanessa KochevarVanessa Kochevar, CFO at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado. Vanessa 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.
    Constance Schmidt, CNO

    Constance Schmidt, DNP, MHA, RN, FACHE, has been chief nursing officer for St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center since May 2016. In her role, she is responsible for providing the leadership, strategic direction and overall operational management of nursing practice, education, professional development, research, administration and clinical services.

    Constance comes to St. Mary-Corwin from Cheyenne Regional Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyo., most recently serving as the chief nursing officer/vice president of clinical services. Prior to that, she performed various clinical operations, patient care services and patient leadership roles at Rose Medical Center in Denver, Colo., Greeley Medical Clinic and North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Nurses Association and the American Organization of Nurse Executives.

    Constance received her bachelor of science in nursing at the University of Northern Colorado, in Greeley, a master of healthcare administration from Bellevue University, Bellevue, Neb. and a doctor of nursing practice in executive leadership at American Sentinel University in Aurora, Colo.

    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.
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