Summit Healthcare Administration Team

Shawn Morrow, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer

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Shawn holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Murray State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Portuguese/Business Management from Brigham Young University. Shawn is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and a GE Fellow in the Health Management Academy.

Shawn is a seasoned healthcare administrator with over 20 years’ experience leading tertiary, mid-size, and small hospitals. His most recent experience was with Intermountain Healthcare’s LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT where he served as CEO since September 2017. Under Shawn’s leadership, LDS Hospital achieved a 5-star CMS rating, a Leapfrog A grade and Vizient 4-star rating.

Shawn and his family enjoy golfing, fishing, basketball and small community living making them a natural fit for the White Mountains.

David Rothenberger

Chief Financial Officer

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David has over 25 years of healthcare finance experience. Prior to joining Summit Healthcare in 2017, he held the Market CFO position at Sparks Health System, an affiliate of Community Health Systems in Fort Smith, AR. Prior to that he was the Group CFO at Health Management Associates managing the financial operations for 24 hospitals in the State of Florida. David received his Bachelors in Accounting at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Louisiana where he was born and raised. He is married with three grown boys. He enjoys spending his free time reading and riding his motorcycle.

Ken Allen

Chief of Physician Services

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Ken Allen has been a member of the Summit Healthcare Administration since 1995. Responsibilities include leadership for Summit Healthcare’s sponsored physician network, Summit Healthcare Medical Associates. Ken’s goal is to improve access to and availability of healthcare services for residents of the White Mountain Communities. Professional memberships have included American College of Healthcare Executives, Health Care Compliance Association, American College of Sports Medicine, American Association for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In 2006 and 2015 Ken was recognized by the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association as a Leadership Fellow.

Connie Kakavas

Chief Human Resources Officer

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Connie joined Summit Healthcare in 2011 as the Chief Human Resources Officer. A native of Show Low Connie retired from the City of Show Low after 31 years. While at the City, she started as a Utility Billing/Payroll Clerk and quickly promoted into the City Manager’s office she served as the Executive Assistant and Clerk to the City Council as well as the Human Resources Director for over 20 years. Connie is married with two grown children. She enjoys cooking, out door adventures, water skiing and spending time with her family at their lake house at Roosevelt.

Alan DeWitt, MD

Chief Medical Officer

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Dr. DeWitt joined the Active Medical Staff at Summit Healthcare in August, 2002. His specialty is Family Medicine. Dr. DeWitt attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, Arizona. He completed his Internship and Residency at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. DeWitt is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Medicine.

Carolyn Jacobs

Chief Nursing Officer

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Carolyn joined Summit Healthcare in 2002. As Chief Nursing Officer, Carolyn is responsible for the oversight of patient care services and specifically the nurses working in the hospital, clinics and outpatient areas. She provides oversight for the standards of practice, the regulatory requirements for quality, clinical care, and patient safety. Carolyn is a Registered Nurse with her Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality.

Aaron Young

Chief Information Officer

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Aaron is a seasoned, non-geek, IT executive leader with a relentless pursuit of excellence. He has extensive experience in IT strategy, infrastructure, integration, system development, and process improvement.

Throughout his career he has worn many hats including: network administrator, programmer, business analyst, interface developer, marketing, project management, Radiology Director, Director of Quality Improvement, and most importantly leadership. As a result, he has learned the unique ability to navigate complex challenges and lead organizational change.

Aaron knows every situation is different, and has honed the skill of adapting my leadership style to accommodate accordingly. His leadership style is he approached everything in a calm, common sense, transparent, courageous, charismatic, servant leader who values learning, accountability, integrity, honesty, humility and a sense of humor.

David J. Murray, MS, BS, CCEP, CHPC

Chief Compliance and Risk Management Officer

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Dave is a healthcare executive with an extensive track record in health care administration spanning over 40 years. He joined Summit Healthcare in 2018. His background includes over 10 years in the U.S. Air Force and over 30 years in senior leadership positions in both academic and community integrated healthcare systems with multi-specialty group practices and provider-owned health plans. He holds a BS and MS in Health Care Administration and is certified in Compliance and Ethics, as well as Privacy. He is involved in multiple health care associations and has spoken at national and regional conferences on health care policy, innovation, and compliance and risk issues. Dave has been married to his wife, Diana, since 1980, and they have two grown children, two Golden Retrievers, and a cat who keeps the dogs in check. He enjoys traveling, woodworking, and bicycling and does an occasional 5k run. His professional philosophy is to be a resource to others in health care, particularly through root problem resolution.

Jon Felton

Chief Operations Officer

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Jon has over 25 years of executive and leadership experience in the mortgage banking and healthcare services industries. Jon’s early clinical healthcare service began as a pharmacy technician, then a laboratory assistant, a phlebotomist, and finally several years as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician at Intermountain Healthcare – LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. Jon’s professional experience in mortgage banking culminated in the launch of a successful company based in Austin, Texas where he served as the Owner/CEO until its sale in 2001. For the last 13 years, Jon has worked in governing board and senior leadership roles within the healthcare industry; including service as Vice President at Sutter Health Memorial Medical Center in Modesto, California, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Community Hospice, also in Modesto, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Trinity Health – Saint Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, California, and as a Partner and Consulting Director with Rona Consulting Group – the Lean Healthcare Practice of Moss Adams. Jon received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology from the University of Utah and a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Jon and his wife, Brittany, have six children (5 daughters and 1 son) and now happily reside in Show Low.

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