Every day, our leaders guide our people to live out the mission of Kettering Health. Under their guidance, we serve our communities with compassion, empathy, resolve, and faithfulness.
Chief Executive Officer
Fred Manchur serves as the CEO of Kettering Health. He has strategic, policy, and governance responsibilities for our health system and its affiliates, including its 13 medical centers, more than 120 outpatient centers, and numerous joint ventures. Fred previously served with great distinction as president of Kettering Medical Center (will be Kettering Health Main Campus) and Sycamore Medical Center (will be Kettering Health Miamisburg), as well as Kettering Health executive vice president and president, respectively.
Wally Sackett is responsible for the organization’s medical centers and service lines, mission and culture as well as clinical and nursing operations. Previously, Wally served as president of Kettering and Sycamore Medical Centers, including the senior division and Kettering Health Behavioral Medical Center. Prior to that position, he was vice president for clinical services for more than four years at Kettering Medical Center. Wally is passionate about providing the best patient experience possible in a friendly, caring environment.
Chief Administrative Officer
Executive Vice President
Terry Burns is responsible for oversight of community advocacy, government relations, as well as joint ventures, mergers, and acquisitions for Kettering Health. He previously held chief operations and chief financial officer roles. He was also president of Kettering Medical Center (will be Kettering Health Main Campus) and Greene Memorial Hospital (will be Kettering Health Greene Memorial) and Soin Medical Center. As Soin’s president, Terry oversaw the construction of Soin Medical Center through to completion and guided significant organizational improvements at Greene Memorial Hospital.
President | Kettering Medical Center (will be Kettering Health Main Campus)
Sharlet Briggs is responsible for operational oversight of Kettering Health’s Brain and Spine, Heart and Vascular, and Oncology services lines. She also serves as president of Kettering Medical Center (will be Kettering Health Main Campus). Sharlet joined Kettering Health in 2021 as Kettering Medical Center’s chief operating officer, enhancing the hospital’s operational efficiency and building strong relationships throughout the facility and network. Sharlet spent most of her career with Adventist Health, most recently serving as president of Adventist Health Bakersfield.
President | Grandview Medical Center (will be Kettering Health Dayton)
Also oversees Kettering Health Huber and Kettering Health Preble
Richard Manchur is responsible for operational oversight of Kettering Health’s Women and Children, and Orthopedic service lines. He also serves as president of Grandview Medical Center (will be Kettering Health Dayton). He previously held positions of vice president of ancillary services at Grandview Medical Center, director of operational design and strategic support, and director of the cardiovascular service line, respectively. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration in Finance from La Sierra University in California.
Brenda Kuhn, PhD
Chief Clinical Officer
Executive Vice President
Brenda Kuhn is responsible for working with physicians and clinical leaders to align patient care across Kettering Health. She also oversees the network’s quality initiatives. She most recently served as Kettering Health chief quality officer. Prior to that, she was the network’s chief nursing officer.
Chief Financial Officer
Executive Vice President | Finance
Michael Mewhirter is responsible for overseeing legal services, including risk management and planning. Mewhirter also serves as the chief financial officer for Kettering Health. Previously, he served as vice president of finance for Grandview Medical Center (will be Kettering Health Dayton) and Southview Medical Center (will be Kettering Health Washington Township). Prior to that, he served as president of Fort Hamilton Hospital (will be Kettering Health Hamilton). In his almost 20 years in healthcare administration, Michael has had financial and presidential responsibilities for all aspects of hospital campuses including fiscal and general operations, patient care operations, post-acute care operations, marketing, spiritual care, and human resources.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Executive Vice President | Mission, Brand, and People
Tim Dutton is responsible for enhancing the connection between Kettering Health’s employees and mission to improve the quality of life of the people in the communities Kettering Health serves. He is also responsible for advancing Kettering Health’s philanthropic mission and brand, coordinating among its numerous foundations. Tim has served with Kettering Health since 2011.
President | Kettering Physician Network
Executive Vice President | Physician Enterprise
George Lewis is responsible for all provider-related operations as President of Kettering Physician Network, and oversight of Kettering Physician Partners, Kettering Health’s clinical integration network. Prior to joining the organization, he held the position of vice president at Scripps Health in San Diego. He has also served in leadership positions at Adventist Health and Loma Linda University Medical Center. George has more than 20 years of financial, operational, and strategic planning experience in the healthcare industry and excels at physician compensation and medical group management.
Chief Nursing Officer
Executive Vice President
Jennifer Schull is responsible for working with nurses and other medical professionals to create and implement patient care strategies. Shull came to Kettering Health in 2017 as vice president of patient care and chief nursing officer at Fort Hamilton Hospital (will be Kettering Health Hamilton).
Thomas Graham, MD
Chief Innovation and Transformation Officer
Dr. Thomas Graham brings his preeminent experience from a three-decade-long career as a physician-executive to serve as Kettering Health’s inaugural Chief Innovation and Transformation Officer. His responsibilities include translating Kettering Health’s creative capacity into commercial and strategic success while transitioning its enterprise to a single system providing care in multiple locations. Dr. Graham’s clinical practice is recognized as the premier destination for the care of the professional athlete’s hand and wrist. A pioneering innovator-entrepreneur with more than 60 patents, Dr. Graham was the first Chief Innovation Officer in healthcare, writing the best-selling book about pioneering the practice entitled Innovation the Cleveland Clinic Way. For a decade, he served as the chief of the congressionally designated National Hand Center (Baltimore), the largest specialty practice of its kind in the world.
Interim President | Greene Memorial Hospital (will be Kettering Health Greene Memorial) and Soin Medical Center
Richard Haas serves as interim President of Greene Memorial Hospital and Soin Medical Center. He previously served as Executive Vice President of Market Strategies, coordinating the system’s real estate, construction, and design, as well as Senior Executive Officer of Sycamore Hospital and President of Grandview Medical Center. Haas holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and as well as an MBA from Avila College. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
President | Fort Hamilton Hospital (will be Kettering Health Hamilton)
Ron Connovich serves as president of Fort Hamilton Hospital (will be Kettering Health Hamilton). He previously held the positions of chief operating officer as well as chief financial officer for Greene Memorial Hospital (will be Kettering Health Greene Memorial) and Soin Medical Center, respectively. Ron received his Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Hawaii – West Oahu and his Master of Business Administration from Chaminade University of Honolulu.
President | Sycamore Medical Center (will be Kettering Health Miamisburg)
Also oversees Kettering Health Behavioral Medical Center
Luis Chanaga serves as president of Sycamore Medical Center (will be Kettering Health Miamisburg). Luis began his career at Kettering Health as chief financial officer of Grandview Medical Center (will be Kettering Health Dayton). Luis previously held multiple leadership roles with AdventHealth in Florida. He received his Bachelor of Finance and Business Administration from Southern Adventist University and his Master of Business Administration from Webster University.
Nate Brandstater, PhD
President | Kettering College
Nate Brandstater serves as president of Kettering College. Under Nate’s leadership, Kettering College launched its first doctoral program, with additional graduate programs under development. Nate has also strengthened the partnership between Kettering College and Kettering Health, delivering value for students and network facilities through strategic job development and placements.
President | Southview Medical Center (will be Kettering Health Washington Township)
Also oversees Kettering Health Middletown
Daniel serves as president of Southview Medical Center (will be Kettering Health Washington Township). He previously held positions of executive director of Kettering Health Middletown, director of business development, and director of cardiovascular services for Grandview Medical Center and Southview Medical Center, respectively. Daniel attended Andrews University, where he received both his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and his Master of Business Administration in Finance.
President | Kettering Health Troy
Also oversees Kettering Health Piqua
Brendel has held multiple roles at Kettering Health, most recently serving as vice president of Patient Care Services at Sycamore Medical Center. He also served as director of the Heart & Vascular service line from 2010-2015, before being promoted to vice president of Kettering Medical Center’s Clinical Services.
Brendel received training as a radiology technician at Kettering College and went on to become a registered nurse, gaining clinic experience in areas like the Cath Lab, Emergency Department, and ICU. He holds a master’s degree in Healthcare Leadership from Parkville University in Missouri.