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  • William H. Wilcox
    William H. Wilcox
    Chairman
    Bill joined USPI as its president and a director in September 1998 and served as CEO until 2018. He is a member of the executive committee of USPI’s board. Bill served as president and chief executive officer of United Dental Care, Inc. from 1996 until joining USPI. He served as president of the Surgery Group of HCA and president and chief executive officer of the Ambulatory Surgery Division of HCA from 1994 until 1996. Prior to that time, Bill served as president, chief operating officer and a director of Medical Care America. He received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and his master’s degree in health systems management from Tulane University.
  • Brett Brodnax
    Brett Brodnax
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    Brett joined USPI in 1999. Since then, he has served as Senior Vice President (SVP), Executive Vice President (EVP), Chief Development Officer and President. Brett became Chief Executive Officer in November 2018. Prior to joining USPI, Brett was an Assistant Vice President (AVP) at Baylor Health Care System. Brett is a graduate from Texas A&M where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial engineering. He also received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from The University of Texas at Dallas.
  • David Bordofske
    David Bordofske
    Chief Information Officer
    David joined USPI in November 2016 as the Chief Information Officer. He has overall responsibility for technology strategy and information systems to meet clinical and operational needs across USPI and its affiliates. David is also the Vice President and CIO for Non-Acute Business Units for Tenet Healthcare which he joined in 1997. David attended Abilene Christian University and San Angelo State University and has over 30 years of experience in developing and managing IT solutions for a variety of health care operations. He is also an active member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
  • Mark Garvin
    Mark Garvin
    Chief Operating Officer
    Mark joined USPI in 2001. He has participated in numerous senior operational roles including Senior Vice President (SVP) Operations. He joined USPI through the acquisition of OrthoLink Physicians Corporation where he was a founding member of the senior management team. Mark completed his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing at the University of Kentucky and his MBA at the University of South Carolina.
  • Andy Johnston
    Andy Johnston
    Chief Development Officer
    Andy has been a member of the USPI team since 2001 through the acquisition of OrthoLink Physicians Corporation where he served as Vice President (VP), Clinic Operations, 1997-2001. Since 2001, he has served as Regional Vice President of Operations, Senior Vice President (SVP), Development and SVP, Operations. Andy graduated from Brown University and received his Master of Healthcare Administration from Duke University.
  • Sandi Karrmann
    Sandi Karrmann
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    Sandi has served in numerous leadership positions in human resources over the years. Prior to USPI, she was with Yum Brands as Chief People Officer for Yum! Restaurants International, Chief People Officer for Pizza Hut® and Chief Human Resources Officer for Meritage Homes®. In addition, she spent 13 years with PepsiCo® in their Frito-Lay® and Taco Bell® Divisions. Sandi completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology and communications from the University of Michigan and her MBA in finance from the University of Southern California.
  • Rusty McNew
    Rusty McNew
    Chief Nursing Officer
    Rusty joined USPI in October 2018. He previously served as Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety at Tenet Healthcare, a position he held for two years. Prior to that, Rusty served in several roles at Tenet Healthcare including Regional Chief Nurse Executive, hospital Chief Nursing Officer and Quality Manager. Rusty brings over 31 years of clinical operations experience to USPI with the past 16 at Tenet Healthcare. Rusty holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington, a Master of Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from American Sentinel University.
  • Owen Morris
    Owen Morris
    Chief Financial Officer
    Owen joined USPI as Chief Financial Officer in May 2019. Prior to joining USPI, he served as Managing Director and the head of the Healthcare Real Estate practice at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Owen received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and his M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.
  • Paul Peoples
    Paul Peoples
    Chief Compliance Officer
    Paul joined USPI in 2019 as Chief Compliance Officer. Most recently, Paul has served as Senior Director, Compliance and Privacy Officer at Conifer. Prior to his time at Conifer, he served in various leadership positions at Steward Health Care in Dallas, Geisinger Health Plan in Pennsylvania, and Lovelace Health System in New Mexico. Paul is a graduate of Ohio State University and received his MBA from Liberty University.
  • Stuart Simon, MD
    Stuart Simon, MD
    Medical Director
    Dr. Simon is a member of the Pinnacle Clinical Governance Board and is Co-Divisional Manager of Physicians Anesthesia Practice. He serves as a member of the Pinnacle Human Resources Committee. Dr. Simon has been an Attending Anesthesiologist at Baylor University Medical Center for over 20 years and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is currently Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at North Central Surgical Center and has been the Medical Director of that institution since its inception. He is the Physician Champion for United Surgical Partners International for the development and implementation of the electronic health record. Dr. Simon received his medical degree from The University of Mississippi School of Medicine.
  • Philip Spencer
    Philip Spencer
    Executive Vice President, Business Development
    Phil joined USPI in 2009. Prior to joining USPI, he held senior positions in multiple healthcare companies, including operational roles (Division President at AmeriPath), and sales, marketing and managed care efforts over the years . Phil graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Arizona® and received his MBA from the University of Dallas.
  • Daphne Walker
    Daphne Walker
    Chief Legal Officer
    Daphne joined USPI as its Deputy General Counsel in June of 2015 and was promoted to Chief Legal Officer in January of 2017. Prior to joining USPI, she served as Tenet Healthcare Corporation’s Assistant General Counsel of Outpatient Services. She brings more than twenty years of healthcare experience to her legal practice, having practiced as a registered nurse, and serving in roles as a hospital administrator, performance improvement manager and Chief Nursing Officer. Daphne holds a Juris Doctor from the SMU Dedman School of Law where she was named as a Sarah T. Hughes Diversity Fellow. She holds a bachelor of science in nursing from West Texas A&M University.