IU Health Leadership

Our constant pursuit of excellence through leading-edge medicine and scientific innovation at IU Health is guided by our executive leadership and board of directors. Learn more about those who lead our organization.

IU Health Executives

Dennis Murphy

President and Chief Executive Officer

Dennis Murphy is president and chief executive officer for IU Health. He joined the health system in 2013 as chief operating officer, overseeing the operation of IU Health entities throughout the system.

An experienced healthcare executive, Murphy came to IU Health from Northwestern Memorial HealthCare in Chicago, where he served as COO and executive vice president.

Prior to joining Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Murphy was vice president of Ambulatory Services and Financial Planning for University of Chicago Hospitals, and before that he spent 10 years at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore in a variety of roles, from administrative fellow to administrator of the Department of Medicine.

Murphy earned a master of healthcare administration degree from Duke University, and a bachelor of arts degree from University of Notre Dame. He is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health.

Murphy serves on the boards of the 500 Festival, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, Indiana Health Information Exchange, Indiana Hospital Association, Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, Methodist Health Foundation, Regenstrief Institute, Riley Children’s Foundation and the Starfish Initiative.

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Ryan C. Kitchell

Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

Ryan Kitchell serves as the executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Indiana University Health where he provides management oversight and direction over human resources, information services, strategy and engagement, finance, business development, government affairs and IU Health Plans.

He joined IU Health in 2010 as treasurer and president of IU Health Plans, and then served as chief financial officer for four years. Prior to IU Health, Ryan served as public finance director and later the director of the Office of Management and Budget for Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. He also served in corporate treasury and controllership roles at Eli Lilly and Company.

Ryan holds an economics degree from Indiana University, a master of business administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He serves on several boards including the Indiana Sports Corporation, Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation, Boy Scouts of America Crossroad of America, the Indiana Motorsports Commission, the Indiana Regional Cities Committee and NICO Corporation.

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Jonathan E. Gottlieb, MD

Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Executive for IU Health

Jonathan E. Gottlieb, MD, is the chief medical executive for the Indiana University Health system.

A dedicated physician and researcher, Dr. Gottlieb also is a natural leader. He works in partnership with IU School of Medicine to ensure the quality and effectiveness of clinical, research and educational activities throughout the IU Health system.

Prior to joining IU Health in October 2014, Dr. Gottlieb served as chief medical officer for the University of Maryland Medical Center, the 750-bed academic hub of the 11-hospital medical system. Before that, he served as chief medical officer for St. Louis-based Barnes-Jewish Hospital and assistant vice chancellor for clinical affairs at Washington University's School of Medicine in St. Louis. He's also held leadership positions at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, and at Norwalk Hospital and Yale University in Connecticut.

After obtaining his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Dr. Gottlieb completed an internal medicine internship at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC; a medical residency at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston; and a fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Dr. Gottlieb is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine.

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Michelle Janney, PhD, RN

Chief Nurse Executive for IU Health

Michelle Janney is responsible for setting the strategic vision for nursing and patient care across 18 hospitals and for defining, driving and implementing statewide policies and standards that ensure quality and consistency for patients across all services.

Before joining IU Health in 2015, Janney was the chief nurse executive at the Magnet-designated Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

A graduate of the Wharton Fellows Program in Management for Nurse Executives at the University of Pennsylvania, Janney was inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2014 and is past-president of the American Organization of Nurse Executives.

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Kevin R. Armstrong

Executive Vice President, Mission and Values, and Chief of Staff

Kevin Armstrong was named chief mission and values officer for IU Health in January 2016 to help integrate the mission and values into all aspects of the organization. A year later, he accepted the responsibility of chief of staff. Prior to these roles, he served as the president of Methodist Health Foundation.

Armstrong began his career as associate chaplain at DePauw University and then pastor at three United Methodist congregations in Indianapolis. His ministry included global leadership in ministries of education, healthcare, housing, food sustainability and restorative justice.

Armstrong graduated with a political science degree from DePauw University and a divinity degree from Duke University. His board memberships include Duke Divinity School, The Louisville Institute, University of Indianapolis, Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, Spirit and Place Festival, and Central Indiana Education Alliance Executive Committee.  

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Board of Directors

Judge Sarah Evans Barker

Appointed as a district court judge by President Reagan in 1984, Judge Barker served as chief judge of the southern district of Indiana from 1994 to 2000. She has served on the Judicial Conference of the United States and several of its committees and as president of the Federal Judges Association. She is active on various civic, museum, religious and educational boards and has received numerous awards, citations and honorary degrees. Judge Barker was honored by Modern Healthcare magazine as "2011 Trustee of the Year," representing not-for-profit healthcare systems.

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Maureen Bisognano, MSN

Maureen Bisognano is president emerita and senior fellow for Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). She previously served as IHI’s president and CEO for five years, after serving as executive vice president and COO for 15 years. A prominent authority on improving healthcare systems, her expertise has been recognized by her elected membership to the National Academy of Medicine. Bisognano advises healthcare leaders around the world, serves as a frequent speaker at major healthcare conferences on quality improvement, and is a tireless advocate for change. She is also an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a research associate in the Brigham and Women's Hospital Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities. She serves on the boards of the Commonwealth Fund, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Catalysis.

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J. Scott Davison

Scott Davison is the chair of the IU Health board of directors. He is president and CEO of the companies of OneAmerica® and leads OneAmerica’s nationwide network of companies and affiliates. The OneAmerica companies offer a wide variety of products, including retirement plan products and services, individual life insurance, annuities, asset-based long-term care solutions and employee benefits. He is a Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant. Davison serves on the boards of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Indiana Sports Corporation, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, LIMRA/LOMA LL Global, Million Dollar Roundtable Foundation and is a trustee of The American College.

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Jim Davlin

Jim Davlin is retired from General Motors where he served as the vice president of Finance and Treasurer.  Prior to GM, he worked at Deere & Company as the vice president of Corporate Strategy and Business Development and at Eli Lilly and Company and Procter & Gamble.  Mr. Davlin now serves as an advisor for Torreya Partners, and is on the boards of Halite Partners, Wabash College and Menlo College, and the Duke Center for Finance. He earned a JD from Duke University, an MBA from the University of Chicago in finance and marketing, and an AB degree in economics and philosophy from Wabash College.

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Tom Easterday

Tom Easterday joined Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA) in 1989 as corporate counsel, and currently serves as executive vice president, secretary and chief legal officer, and is the first American to be appointed to the Board of Directors of SIA. Tom is active in organizations at the local, state and national levels, including service as a Director of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Indiana Automotive Council, Japan-America Society of Indiana, SIA Foundation, Crossroads of America Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He was the recipient of the 2009 Purdue Excellence in Manufacturing Innovation Award and a 2011 Champion of Diversity Award.

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Harry L. Gonso

Harry L. Gonso is a trustee of Indiana University and partner with Ice Miller, LLP, practicing corporate and transaction law. He joined the firm in 1980 and took a two-year leave in 2005 to serve as senior counsel and chief of staff for Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. Gonso is actively involved in life sciences and serves on the advisory board for the IUPUI School of Science, the boards of Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation, Indiana Center for Biomedical Innovation and is a founding member of Twilight Venture Partners, life science venture capital firm. He also serves on the board of the Indiana University Foundation. His juris doctorate is from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

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Kyle L. Grazier, MS, MPH, DPH

Kyle Grazier is chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy for the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan (UM) and a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the medical school. She serves on the steering committee of the UM Comprehensive Depression Center, and is a member of the leadership group for the Institute of Health Policy and Innovation (IHPI). She also teaches graduate courses in corporate finance, insurance and payment systems, and develops case studies in healthcare management. Dr. Grazier holds a master's degree in engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and a master's in public health and a doctorate in administrative sciences from the University of California at Berkeley. 

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Jeffrey A. Harrison

Jeffrey Harrison is president and chief executive officer for Citizens Energy Group. He has served in the utility industry over 28 years and has held leadership positions in operations, engineering, facilities management, manufacturing and strategy. Jeffrey serves on numerous boards including 16 Tech Community Corporation, Center for Leadership Development, Indianapolis Zoo, Goodwill Inc., Marian University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, The Nature Conservancy, United Way and YMCA. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and an MBA from Indiana University. 

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Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA

Jay Hess is dean of the IU School of Medicine and vice president of University Clinical Affairs at Indiana University. A professor of pathology and internal medicine, Dr. Hess is a recognized expert in pathology and the molecular and genetic changes that lead to cancer. He cofounded and chaired the board of Paradigm, and currently serves on a number of boards, including BioCrossroads and the Regenstrief Institute.

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Michael A. McRobbie, PhD

Michael McRobbie became Indiana University President on July 1, 2007. A native of Australia, Dr. McRobbie joined IU in 1997 as VP for information technology and chief information officer, assumed responsibilities as vice president for research in 2003, and was appointed interim provost and vice president for academic affairs for IU-Bloomington in 2006. Dr. McRobbie maintains professorships in several disciplines and, in 2012, was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He currently serves as chair of the board of trustees of Internet2 and as a member of the board of directors of One America Financial Partners. He is a member and former chair of the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors, and a member of the National Security Higher Education Advisory Board.

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Dennis M. Murphy

Dennis Murphy is president and chief executive officer for IU Health. He joined the health system in 2013 as chief operating officer. He came from Northwestern Memorial HealthCare in Chicago, where he served as COO and executive vice president. Prior to that Mr. Murphy was vice president of Ambulatory Services and Financial Planning for University of Chicago Hospitals, and before that held several positions at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Mr. Murphy earned a master of healthcare administration degree from Duke University and a bachelor of arts degree from University of Notre Dame. He serves on several boards including the 500 Festival, Indiana Hospital Association, Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, Methodist Health Foundation, Regenstrief Institute, Riley Children’s Foundation and the Starfish Initiative.

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Anne Nobles, MA, JD

Anne Nobles retired from Eli Lilly and Company after a 22-year career, where she last served as senior vice president of enterprise risk management and chief ethics and compliance officer. She served as the chair of the IU Health board of directors for four years. Nobles holds a BA and MA in archeology from Harvard University, and a JD from Georgetown University Law School. Nobles is vice chair of the board of directors of Citizens Energy and serves as a trustee of The Nature Conservancy of Indiana. She is a member of the Committee of 200, an invitation-only membership organization of the world’s most successful women business leaders.

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Robert A. Palmer

Robert Palmer is a pilot and the owner of IndyJet at Indianapolis Regional Airport in Greenfield, Ind. He is retired after 35 years with FedEx Express, where he served as vice president and general manager of air, ground and freight services. He is president of the Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America, and serves on the boards of the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Central Indiana and University of Indianapolis. Palmer also is the board chair for IU Health West Hospital. He’s been awarded the distinguished Eagle Scout Award and the Junior Achievement National Leadership Award.

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Larry Stevens, MD

Dr. Larry Stevens is a native Hoosier who began his healthcare career as a volunteer EMT. After graduating from IU School of Medicine, he completed his general surgery residency at IU Health Methodist Hospital and then an abdominal transplant surgery fellowship at University of Chicago. His surgical practice includes a subspecialty in advanced minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Stevens has served as president of the IU Health North Hospital medical staff, medical director of perioperative services at IU Health Methodist Hospital, service line leader for general surgery, and most recently, as medical director of quality for IU Health Physicians. He is on the boards of directors for IU Health North Hospital, IU Health Physicians, Timmy Global Health, the Haitian Academy Clinic & Medical School, and Hearts & Hands for Haiti.

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Bishop Julius C. Trimble

Bishop Trimble was assigned bishop of the Indiana Episcopal Area United Methodist Church in July 2016. Prior to that, he served eight years as the bishop of the Iowa Conference. Bishop Trimble was ordained a deacon and elder in the Northern Illinois Conference, where he served two churches and later served churches in the Cleveland area. He is a graduate of Illinois State University and earned his Master of Divinity degree from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Chicago, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio. Bishop Trimble promotes faith-based response to domestic violence and has encouraged the establishment of mental health ministries. He is an advocate for social justice, faith-based initiatives to address gun violence as well as immigration reform.

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