IU Health Blackford Leadership

Our executive leadership and board of directors guide our constant pursuit of excellence through leading-edge medicine and scientific innovation at IU Health Blackford. Learn more about our leaders.

IU Health Blackford Hospital Executives

Dave Hyatt


Dave Hyatt serves as Critical Access Hospital (CAH) President in the East Central Region for Indiana University Health. IU Health Jay is a 25 bed critical access hospital in Portland, Indiana, with an additional 10 behavioral health beds providing inpatient and OB care, surgical services and several medical specialties. IU Health Blackford is a 15 bed hospital located in Hartford City, Indiana, offering surgical services, radiology services and several medical specialties. Dave joined IU Health in 2007, serving in leadership roles at IU Health LaPorte Hospital and IU Health Starke Hospital before he was named President at IU Health Jay in 2013. He is a graduate of Indiana University - Bloomington with a degree in Public Health and also earned his Masters of Health Administration from Indiana University – Indianapolis. He is active on many boards in the Portland area. You can also keep up with Dave on Twitter by following him @IUHealthDave.

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Rod Stevens, MSNL, RN

Associate Chief Nursing Officer

Rod Stevens is the Chief Nursing Officer for Blackford Hospital and Associate Chief Nursing Officer for IU Health’s East Central Region. Stevens has more than 35 years of progressive leadership experience throughout the continuum of healthcare, including nursing administration, comprehensive outpatient cancer services, emergency medical services and multi-specialty physician settings. Stevens earned a master’s degree in management and leadership from Western Governors University, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Ball State University and a paramedic degree from Davenport College. Stevens and his wife live in Albany and enjoy spending as much time as possible with their granddaughter.

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Tobey Jones RN, BS

Director of Nursing Practice

Tobey Jones began his career in healthcare serving as a volunteer EMT with Blackford County EMS in 1981. In August of 1983 Jones graduated from the Muncie School of Practical Nursing at Ball Memorial Hospital and in 1991 he earned his associates in nursing from Indiana University Kokomo, followed by his bachelors in nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2006. Jones spent his entire nursing career serving various areas at Ball and Blackford Hospitals. Currently, he serves as the Director of Nursing Practice at Indiana University Health Blackford Hospital. Jones and his wife, Kathi, reside in Hartford City and enjoy spending time with family and friends, serving in their church and watching IU basketball.

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John Crosbie

Director, Support Services

John Crosbie is the director of support services at IU Health Blackford Hospital. He has been with Blackford hospital since 1999, all in his current capacity. Crosbie received his bachelor’s in special education from Ball State University in 1976 and has been in healthcare since 1990. Crosbie and his wife, Kathy, have five children, ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In his free time, Crosbie enjoys attending his grandchildren’s events, reading, auto racing, making trips to the casino and watching sports of all kinds.

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East Central Region Board of Directors

Terry Whitt Bailey, City of Muncie
Jeff Bird, MD, President, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital
Patrick Cleary, MD, PhD, IU Health Ball Memorial Physicians
Wilbur Davis, Ontario Systems
Jud Fisher, Ball Associates
Jeffrey Heavilon, MD, Central Indiana Orthopedics
John Jackson, Jackson Family Farms
John Littler, retired
J. Steven Rhea, retired
Charles Routh, MD, IU Health Ball Memorial Physicians
Alicia Schulhof, IU Health
Kirk Shafer, Meridian Health Services
Pete Voss, MD, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital
Terry Walker, retired
Steven West, IU Health Blackford Hospital

Charles Greenwood, Ball State University
John Worthen, Ball State University


John Littler, Board Chairman
Pete Voss, MD, Vice Chairman
Terry Walker, Vice Chairman
Wilbur Davis, Secretary/Treasurer
Jeff Bird, MD, President
Carla Cox, Chief Nursing Officer
Lori Luther, Chief Operating Officer
Jon Vanator, Chief Financial Officer
Terry Pence, Vice President, Operations
Ann McGuire, Vice President, Human Resources
Michelle Altobella, JD, Vice President, General Counsel & Assistant Secretary
Bettie Caldwell, CPA, Director, Finance and Assistant Treasurer