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Executive Leadership Team

Executive Leadership Team

Bob Ritz Headshot

Bob Ritz
Mercy Health Network
Chief Executive Officer

Kent Carr Headshot

Dr. Kent Carr
President, Physician Enterprise

Sean Williams Headshot

Sean Williams
Mercy Medical Center - Iowa City
President and Chief Executive Officer

Mary Cownie Headshot

Mary Cownie
Chief of Staff

Jack Dusenbery Headshot

Jack Dusenbery
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
President and Chief Executive Officer

Dave Hickman Headshot

Dave Hickman
Vice President, Quality and Safety
dhickman@mercydesmoines.org

Karl Keeler Headshot

Karl Keeler
Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines
President

Janell Pittman Headshot

Janell Pittman
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
jpittman@mercydesmoines.org

Beth Hughes Headshot

Beth Hughes
Mercy Medical Center - Sioux City
President

Marcia Smith Headshot

Marcia Smith
Vice President and General Counsel

David Swieskowski Headshot

Dr. David Swieskowski
Senior Vice President and President, Mercy ACO
dswieskowski@mercydesmoines.org

Kay Takes Headshot

Kay Takes
Mercy Medical Center - Dubuque
President

Mike Trachta Headshot

Mike Trachta
Vice President, Network Affiliates
mtrachta@mercydesmoines.org

Dan Varnum Headshot

Dan Varnum
Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa
President and Chief Executive Officer

Colleen Walters Headshot

Colleen Walters
Vice President and Chief Mission Integration Officer
cwalters@mercydesmoines.org 

Mike Wegner Headshot

Mike Wegner
Senior Vice President Operations and Chief Financial Officer
 

Amy Berentes Headshot

Amy Berentes
Mercy Medical Center - Clinton
Interim President and Chief Executive Officer

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