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Leadership

Meet Our Leadership Team

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Board of Directors

BIO

Dr. Nagle completed her medical degree in 1997 at New York Medical College, before heading off to warmer weather for her residency, which she completed at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. Dr. Nagle serves on the Board of the Aspen Hope Center and the Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation, and she serves as Chair of the Aspen Valley Hospital Board of Directors. When she’s not helping her patients or busy with Board activities, Dr. Nagle is likely crushing another Ironman competition (23 and counting!), or hitting the ice as part of the Aspen Mother Puckers hockey team.  

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Mr. Schumacher has lived in the Roaring Fork Valley since 1980. He is an attorney specializing in taxation and real estate. His law degrees — J.D. and LL.M. (taxation) — were received from the University of Denver College of Law. With six children (five of them born at Aspen Valley Hospital), and a law firm that has represented physicians and physician groups for more than 25 years, he has both professional and personal experience with Aspen Valley Hospital. He also serves on the Board of Aspen Country Day School. In the past, he was on the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club Board of Directors.

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Mr. Frias has lived in Aspen since 1974. He is an owner of Frias Properties of Aspen, a local property management and real estate company that specializes in real estate sales, rentals, property management and development. Mr. Frias has served on many local organizational boards including: Aspen Chamber Resort Association, Aspen Lodging Association, Aspen Junior Hockey, Aspen School District Financial Advisory Board, Aspen Trout Unlimited, Aspen Child Care Advisory Board, Meadowood Homeowners, and Villa of Aspen Homeowners. Mr. Frias raised his family in Aspen, including two children, both of whom were born at Aspen Valley Hospital, and currently lives in the Meadowood subdivision with his wife, Marilyn.

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Dr. Balko is a board-certified emergency medicine physician who served on the Hospital Board of Directors from 2004-2008 and was re-elected in 2016. He brings a wealth of experience as a practicing physician and governing leader. His goals are to augment our facilities and care, expand the cope of the medical staff and hospital services, maintain the financial strength of the Hospital, and continue to expand on our culture of safety.

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Mr. Eisenstat joined the Aspen Valley Hospital Board of Directors in May 2013. He is a retired senior partner of the law firm Akin, Gump, Stauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP, based in Washington, DC. He headed the firm’s health industry department from 1981 to 2007 when he retired, and then served as a consultant to the firm through 2012. Mr. Eisenstat represented major academic medical centers, healthcare systems, community hospitals, specialty hospitals, and various other healthcare-related enterprises throughout the course of his career. In 2006 he was named by Nightingale’s Healthcare News as one of 10 “Outstanding Hospital Lawyers” in the U.S. Mr. Eisenstat has served on the Hospital's Audit Committee since 2007, chaired the 2016 CEO search committee, and currently chairs the Hospital's Compensation Committee.

Executive Team

BIO

Dave Ressler is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aspen Valley Hospital, overseeing an executive team that manages more than 400 employees. Dave has served two stints as the Hospital’s CEO, first from 2004 to 2013, and from 2016 to present. Dave works directly with the Board of Directors to set the budget and implement policy for the Hospital and its Network of Care. He is responsible for ensuring the clinical excellence and operational success of the Hospital, and plays a key role in representing the organization to the public and the wider healthcare community. Dave has a bachelor of arts and an MBA, both in healthcare administration. He started in healthcare in the 1980s as an EMT, but has spent most of his career in healthcare administration in Aspen and two hospitals in southern Arizona. Dave is passionate about community healthcare and plays an active role in leading the industry’s ...[Read More]

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Dr. Catherine Bernard is Chief Medical Officer at Aspen Valley Hospital, responsible for oversight and management of physicians and medical staff. As a member of the Hospital’s executive team, she serves as the liaison between senior management and the physicians, nurses and other clinical staff members. In addition to her staff supervision responsibilities, Dr. Bernard is tasked with supporting organization-wide quality improvement and patient-safety programs to assure the best possible patient outcomes. Dr. Bernard has spent her entire career at Aspen Valley Hospital, practicing emergency medicine since 2002. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, graduating in 1999. She completed her residency in emergency medicine in 2002 with the Christiana Care Health Services in Newark, Delaware. As an emergency medicine doctor, she has treated people of all ages with all types of conditions, and interacts with all the providers in our system of ...[Read More]

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Diana Bulman joined the Hospital’s executive team in 2022, where she serves as Chief Development Officer (CDO) at Aspen Valley Hospital and President of the Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation. She is charged with leading the Foundation’s efforts in working with donors interested in supporting the Hospital and its strategic priorities. She brings decades of experience in managing development and philanthropy for major hospitals across the country, including Stanford University Medical Center, the Cleveland Clinic, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. One area of particular interest for Diana is working with grateful patients and their relatives who want to support the hospital where they have received care. She is particularly inspired by people who want to use their personal resources to ease the suffering of others, fund research, improve patient care or honor the caregivers who made a meaningful difference in their lives. Before beginning her career in philanthropy, ...[Read More]

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Michelle Gelroth is Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Aspen Valley Hospital. As CIO, Michelle leads the information technology (IT) team, which designs and implements technical solutions for all departments at the Hospital. Michelle was hired in 2014 as director of information technology, where she gained leadership experience in project management, application development, and clinical practice. She is passionate about leveraging technology to optimize clinician workflows and enhance the patient experience and outcomes. Michelle previously held positions at Valley View Hospital in compliance and strategic financial planning. She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biochemistry from University of Oklahoma. Additionally, she attended medical school at Rocky Vista University. Michelle is a Colorado native and avid Denver Broncos fan who enjoys attending games with her husband and daughter.

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Tom McCauley, Chief Human Resources Officer at Aspen Valley Hospital, joined the executive team in 2022. As CHRO, he manages a number of programs designed to support Hospital employees, including benefits, housing, health and wellness, vacation and leave, and staff development. He also supports Hospital recruiting, onboarding, employee relations and retention, and inclusion, diversity and equity programming. Tom holds a bachelor of science degree from Gles College of Business at the University of Illinois, and a Society of Human Resources Management Senior Certified Professional designation. Tom’s professional experience includes 23 years at Accenture, the world’s largest consulting company, with 11 of those years in human resources. After leaving Accenture, he served in various leadership roles at a number of large healthcare organizations. Tom’s core passion within healthcare lies in the idea that if he and the leaders at AVH can sustain a great employee experience, the joy which is produced ...[Read More]

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Ginette Sebenaler is Aspen Valley Hospital’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), responsible for oversight of Hospital finances and management of the building facilities. Ginette started at the Hospital in 2004 as the Controller in the finance department. She was subsequently promoted to associate CFO and interim CFO before being named CFO in 2016. When she began working at the Hospital, Ginette was part of the team that stabilized the organization’s finances in a time of economic uncertainty. As a member of the executive team, she helped lead the Hospital through the COVID-19 pandemic and the adoption of Epic, the nation’s largest and most sophisticated electronic healthcare records system. One area of focus for Ginette as CFO is customer service and working to improve the patient experience. Her team is trained to help our patients from the point of scheduling through the billing process including working with patients when they struggle financially. ...[Read More]

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Jennifer Slaughter is the Chief Growth and Marketing Officer (CGMO) at Aspen Valley Hospital where she leads strategic branding, marketing communications and growth initiatives for the Hospital. A member of the executive team, Jennifer also serves as the Hospital’s Public Information Officer. Jennifer started as Director of Community Relations in 2017 before she was promoted to Chief Marketing Officer in 2019 and was named CGMO in 2023. Jennifer is passionate about her role in making a positive impact in the world, connecting people with the care they need to lead healthy lives. In 2022, she received her master’s degree in healthcare delivery science from Dartmouth College, further preparing her to lead innovation and change in the healthcare space. Jennifer previously worked in marketing and communications for area nonprofits, including the internationally renowned Anderson Ranch Arts Center. She also ran her own firm, successfully driving visibility and growth for local, regional ...[Read More]