IU Health Methodist 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 IU Health Methodist Hospital.

IU Health Methodist Hospital Executives

Ryan Nagy, MD

President

As president of the IU Health adult academic health center (AAHC), Dr. Nagy is responsible for determining the strategic vision and priorities for IU Health Methodist and University Hospitals. Serving as president since 2016, Dr. Nagy has provided oversight for the new Indianapolis downtown hospital project and has led successful efforts to enhance the quality of care and overall patient experience.

Dr. Nagy joined the AAHC in 2012 as an anesthesiologist. During his tenure at IU Health, he has held a number of leadership roles, including chief of anesthesiology and chief medical officer. He remains a practicing anesthesiologist at University Hospital, which allows him to combine his clinical experience and operational expertise to guide decisions and drive the future of care.

Dr. Nagy earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. He holds a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Indiana University.

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Liz Linden, DNP, RN, NE-BC

Chief Nursing Officer
Interim Chief Operating Officer

Elizabeth (Liz) Linden is chief nursing officer for IU Health Methodist and University hospitals, leading nursing operations and strategy through strong relationships, positive team member engagement and the promotion of an environment of compassion for children and their families.

Linden has nearly two decades of nursing and leadership experience, with integral roles with women’s health, adult services, cancer genetics and community outreach. An accomplished, insightful leader, Linden has a knack for supporting and guiding people through complex situations and competing priorities.

She holds a bachelor’s in nursing, a master’s in nursing administration and a doctorate in nursing practice from Indiana University School of Nursing and is an active member of the American Organization for Nurse Leadership and the American Nurses Association. Linden also serves on the board of Chaucie’s Place, where she works to support the end of child sexual abuse and teen suicide.

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Joyce Nwatuobi, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

Joyce Nwatuobi joined IU Health as the chief financial officer for Methodist and University hospitals in the fall of 2021. In this role, Nwatuobi administers, directs and monitors all hospital financial activities, serving as a trusted advisor to ensure the financial sustainability of the $2+ billion organization. She also provides oversight to the new IU Health downtown hospital project.

Prior to joining IU Health, Nwatuobi served as the chief executive officer and co-founder of ThriveHealth in Milwaukee, WI. She has also served as the regional vice president of operations for Fresenius Kidney Care and senior vice president of finance operations for Aurora Health Care. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Middlesex University in London and a master’s of business administration from Durham University Business School.

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Michele Saysana, MD, FAAP

Interim Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Saysana is the interim chief medical officer for the adult academic health center, which includes IU Health Methodist and University Hospitals. She is responsible for steering clinical policy decision-making and leading a talented team of medical directors and physician leadership to enhance the quality of care and overall patient experience.

Since joining the IU Health team as a dedicated pediatric hospitalist in 2006, Dr. Saysana has served in several leadership positions. In 2011, she was named medical director for Quality and Safety at Riley Hospital for Children and vice president and chief quality and safety officer for the IU Health system in 2017. As part of the response to COVID-19, Dr. Saysana helped to develop the IU Health Virtual Screening Hub and also served as the first chief medical officer of Virtual Care at IU Health.

Dr. Saysana is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University School of Medicine Pediatric Residency Program. She is board certified in pediatrics.

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Lindsay Proctor, OTR, MBA

Chief of Staff

Lindsay Proctor is the chief of staff for the adult academic health center, which includes Methodist and University Hospitals. In this role, Proctor serves as an advisor to the Office of the President and is responsible for advancing the organization’s strategic initiatives. She manages the executive office and serves as a liaison for key constituents and partners. In addition, she provides oversight to the academic health center project.

Proctor came to IU Health in 2016 from Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. At Northwestern, she served as an occupational therapist for nearly a decade before advancing into various clinical management and healthcare administration roles. Proctor earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and a master’s in business administration from Loyola University, Chicago.

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IU Health Board of Directors

Judge Sarah Evans Barker

United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana

Maureen Bisognano, MSN

President emerita and senior fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

J. Scott Davison

President and CEO, companies of OneAmerica

Jim Davlin

Retired Vice President of Finance, General Motors

Tom Easterday

Executive Vice President, Secretary and Chief Legal Officer, Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.

Harry L. Gonso

Partner, Ice Miller LLP, Indianapolis

Kyle L. Grazier, MS, MPH, DPH

Chair, Department of Health Management and Policy for the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan; Professor, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical School

Jay L. Hess, MD, Ph.D, MHSA

Dean, IU School of Medicine; Vice President of University Clinical Affairs at Indiana University

Michael A. McRobbie, PhD

President, Indiana University

Dennis M. Murphy

President and CEO, IU Health

Anne Nobles, MA, JD

Chair, IU Health Board of Directors; Retired Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Eli Lilly and Company

Robert A. Palmer

Pilot and Owner, IndyJet at Indianapolis Regional Airport in Greenfield

Larry Stevens, MD

Medical Director of Quality, IU Health Physicians

Bishop Julius C. Trimble

Indiana Episcopal Area United Methodist Church