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Marvin O'Quinn

President and Chief Operating Officer

Marvin is the president and chief operating officer for CommonSpirit Health, a faith-based, non-profit health care ministry with more than 150,000 employees and 25,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians operating in 140 hospitals and more than 1,500 care sites across 21 states. In this role, Marvin is responsible for rapidly growing and sustaining optimized operational performance across the ministry’s care continuum, which includes acute-care and ambulatory environments, several free-standing emergency rooms, a national reference lab, senior living communities, a multi-state home health provider and several joint ventures. He provides strategic and operational oversight of the ministry’s physician enterprise, supply chain, and operational transformation priorities and initiatives. As a servant leader with more than 30 years of health care operations experience, he is dedicated to providing everyone, especially the underserved, with access to quality care.

Marvin has served as the president and chief operating officer of CommonSpirit Health since the ministry’s inception in 2019, when Dignity Health aligned with Catholic Health Initiatives. Prior to the formation of CommonSpirit, he served as the chief operating officer of Dignity Health. Before joining Dignity Health in 2009, Marvin served as the president and chief executive officer of Jackson Health System (Miami, Fla.) and executive vice president and chief operating officer of Atlantic Health System (Florham Park, New Jersey). He also held senior positions with New York Presbyterian Health System, Providence, Legacy Emanuel Hospital and Health Center (Portland, Ore.), Valley Children’s Hospital (Fresno, Calif.) and Harborview Medical Center (Seattle, Wash.).

Marvin received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Washington. He previously served as a member of the nominating committee for the Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems, a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges and as a member of the American Hospital Association’s Regional Policy Board. He has also served as a member of the Agency for Healthcare Administration - Florida Low Income Pool and as the chair of the Florida Safety Net Alliance.

Daniel Morissette

Chief Financial Officer

With more than 25 years of experience in health care, consulting and international business development, Mr. Morissette brings broad financial expertise to his role as chief financial officer for CommonSpirit Health. Throughout his career, Mr. Morissette has remained steeped in health care strategy, operations, and finance. He has led a number of successful partnerships, bond offerings, and acquisitions. Prior to CommonSpirit Health, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Dignity Health and the Chief Financial Officer of Stanford Health Care. He also has held executive level positions with the University of Toledo, Medical University of Ohio; the Chicago Medical School and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Morissette is currently a Board member and Audit Chair of LifePoint Health, has served on various technology and healthcare boards and has a faculty appointment at the Stanford School of Medicine. He is a certified public accountant, received a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from DePaul University and a Master of Business Administration from University of Chicago.

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Mitch Melfi

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Mitch Melfi is the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for CommonSpirit Health, formerly Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) in Denver Colorado. In his current role, Mr. Melfi provides oversight for Legal Services, including legal mergers and acquisitions, Enterprise Risk Management and serves as the organization’s Corporate Secretary. He has also held other positions for CHI, including Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, and as President and CEO of First Initiatives Insurance, LTD, CHI’s wholly owned captive insurance company. Prior to CHI, Mr. Melfi was the Vice President for Risk/Claim Management and Associate General Counsel for the Sisters of Charity Health Care System in Cincinnati, Ohio until it merged with two other Catholic health systems to form CHI. Prior to his move to Cincinnati, Mr. Melfi served on the executive management team for Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, where he provided oversight for all legal operations. He has authored several publications and spoken on various legal and risk management topics for lawyers, physicians, nurses, risk managers and other allied healthcare professionals, and has provided consulting services in various areas of risk management and loss prevention.

Mr. Melfi taught at the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University and served as a guest lecturer at Capital University Law School. He serves on the board of directors of several organizations including health care systems, insurance companies and internal audit. Mr. Melfi received his B.A. from The Ohio State University and his J.D. from Capital University Law School in Columbus.

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    Marvin O'Quinn

    President and Chief Operating Officer

    Marvin is the president and chief operating officer for CommonSpirit Health, a faith-based, non-profit health care ministry with more than 150,000 employees and 25,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians operating in 140 hospitals and more than 1,500 care sites across 21 states. In this role, Marvin is responsible for rapidly growing and sustaining optimized operational performance across the ministry’s care continuum, which includes acute-care and ambulatory environments, several free-standing emergency rooms, a national reference lab, senior living communities, a multi-state home health provider and several joint ventures. He provides strategic and operational oversight of the ministry’s physician enterprise, supply chain, and operational transformation priorities and initiatives. As a servant leader with more than 30 years of health care operations experience, he is dedicated to providing everyone, especially the underserved, with access to quality care.

    Marvin has served as the president and chief operating officer of CommonSpirit Health since the ministry’s inception in 2019, when Dignity Health aligned with Catholic Health Initiatives. Prior to the formation of CommonSpirit, he served as the chief operating officer of Dignity Health. Before joining Dignity Health in 2009, Marvin served as the president and chief executive officer of Jackson Health System (Miami, Fla.) and executive vice president and chief operating officer of Atlantic Health System (Florham Park, New Jersey). He also held senior positions with New York Presbyterian Health System, Providence, Legacy Emanuel Hospital and Health Center (Portland, Ore.), Valley Children’s Hospital (Fresno, Calif.) and Harborview Medical Center (Seattle, Wash.).

    Marvin received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Washington. He previously served as a member of the nominating committee for the Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems, a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges and as a member of the American Hospital Association’s Regional Policy Board. He has also served as a member of the Agency for Healthcare Administration - Florida Low Income Pool and as the chair of the Florida Safety Net Alliance.

    Daniel Morissette

    Chief Financial Officer

    With more than 25 years of experience in health care, consulting and international business development, Mr. Morissette brings broad financial expertise to his role as chief financial officer for CommonSpirit Health. Throughout his career, Mr. Morissette has remained steeped in health care strategy, operations, and finance. He has led a number of successful partnerships, bond offerings, and acquisitions. Prior to CommonSpirit Health, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Dignity Health and the Chief Financial Officer of Stanford Health Care. He also has held executive level positions with the University of Toledo, Medical University of Ohio; the Chicago Medical School and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Morissette is currently a Board member and Audit Chair of LifePoint Health, has served on various technology and healthcare boards and has a faculty appointment at the Stanford School of Medicine. He is a certified public accountant, received a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from DePaul University and a Master of Business Administration from University of Chicago.

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    Mitch Melfi

    Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

    Mitch Melfi is the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for CommonSpirit Health, formerly Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) in Denver Colorado. In his current role, Mr. Melfi provides oversight for Legal Services, including legal mergers and acquisitions, Enterprise Risk Management and serves as the organization’s Corporate Secretary. He has also held other positions for CHI, including Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, and as President and CEO of First Initiatives Insurance, LTD, CHI’s wholly owned captive insurance company. Prior to CHI, Mr. Melfi was the Vice President for Risk/Claim Management and Associate General Counsel for the Sisters of Charity Health Care System in Cincinnati, Ohio until it merged with two other Catholic health systems to form CHI. Prior to his move to Cincinnati, Mr. Melfi served on the executive management team for Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, where he provided oversight for all legal operations. He has authored several publications and spoken on various legal and risk management topics for lawyers, physicians, nurses, risk managers and other allied healthcare professionals, and has provided consulting services in various areas of risk management and loss prevention.

    Mr. Melfi taught at the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University and served as a guest lecturer at Capital University Law School. He serves on the board of directors of several organizations including health care systems, insurance companies and internal audit. Mr. Melfi received his B.A. from The Ohio State University and his J.D. from Capital University Law School in Columbus.