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Our leadership

We support a culture of change focused on collaboration, connection and growing our talent and team.
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Executive Leadership

Bernard H. Heath Jr., Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer
970.335.2246

Shelly Burke

Chief Operating Officer
970.335.2238

Pam Wise Romero, Ph.D.

Chief Clinical Officer
970.335.2205

Board of Directors

John Albright

President, La Plata County

Bill Warren

Vice President, La Plata County

Karen Sheek

Secretary, Montezuma County

Chuck Forth

Treasurer, Montezuma County

Berenice Lozano

La Plata County

Bob Juskevich, MD

La Plata County

Matt Dodson

Archuleta County

William Fisher, DDS

La Plata County

Bobbi Lock

Montezuma County

Bob Yearout

La Plata County

Paul Nazaryk

La Plata County

Executive Leadership

Bernard H. Heath Jr., Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer
970.335.2246

Shelly Burke

Chief Operating Officer
970.335.2238

Pam Wise Romero, Ph.D.

Chief Clinical Officer
970.335.2205

SENIOR LEADERSHIP

Stephanie Allred 

Senior Clinical Director


Sarada Leavenworth

Senior Director of Strategy and Development


Matt Payne

Senior Director of Integration
 

Larry Slaughter, MD

Medical Director
 

Chuck Southcotte

Senior Director of Information Technology
 

Debbie White

Senior Director of Finance

OUR MISSION
Axis Health System will make a meaningful difference in the health of Southwest Colorado residents by integrating all aspects of healthcare and treating the whole person.