IU Health North 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 North Hospital.

IU Health North Hospital Executives

Alicia Schulhof, FACHE

IU Health North Hospital and North Suburban Area President

Schulhof joined IU Health in April 2012 as the chief operating officer for Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, and was promoted to lead the system’s transformation efforts in March 2013. Prior to that, she spent seven years serving as the chief operating officer for Brandon Regional Hospital, a 400-bed adult and pediatric acute care hospital outside of Tampa, Florida. She also held positions at Medical City Dallas Children’s Hospital and Northside Hospital and the Tampa Bay Heart Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Schulhof earned her BS in biology at Purdue University, and her masters in healthcare administration from Indiana University.  In her role, Schulhof guides the leadership teams across IU Health North, Tipton and Saxony hospitals in the north suburban area.

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Paul Calkins

Chief Medical Officer

Paul Calkins, MD, is the chief medical officer at Indiana University Health North Hospital. Calkins is responsible for quality of services, continuous quality improvement and communication with various departments and physicians. He also is involved in administrative decision making, and operational and strategic planning for the Carmel facility.

Previously, Dr. Calkins was the service line leader for anesthesia for Indiana University Health Physicians. Prior to accepting that role, Dr. Calkins was the medical director of surgical services at IU Health North Hospital from 2005-2011. He is also a practicing anesthesiologist with Anesthesia Consultants of Indianapolis and continues serving patients in this role while serving as the CMO at IU Health North Hospital.

Dr. Calkins attained his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1984 and completed his residency in 1987 at the Indiana University Department of Anesthesia. He has served IU Health in various administrative capacities since 1999.

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IU Health North Hospital is part of the dynamic Indianapolis Suburban Region, which includes entities and markets across Indianapolis’ suburban communities.  The regional executive leadership team includes:

Regional Executive Leadership

IU Health North Hospital is part of the dynamic Indianapolis Suburban Region, which includes entities and markets across Indianapolis’ suburban communities.  The regional executive leadership team includes:

Doug Puckett

Indianapolis Suburban Region President

Indianapolis Suburban Region President, Doug Puckett, most recently served as president of Indiana University Health West Hospital. In his regional role, Puckett now leads existing teams across the north and west suburban areas, with strategic development in the eastern and southern suburbs in his purview. Puckett spent eight years as chief operating officer and chief financial officer at IU Health West before joining IU Health Morgan Hospital in Martinsville, IN, as president in 2012. During his three years at Morgan, Puckett led the team through its integration with the IU Health system and its transformation to an outpatient center with a focus on diagnostics, emergency care and wellness services. He returned to IU Health West Hospital as president in 2015.

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Cara Breidster

Indianapolis Suburban Region Chief Financial Officer

Cara Breidster most recently served as Chief Financial Officer for the West Central Region. She has been with IU Health since 2005 and previously  served as vice president, finance and corporate controller. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor of science in accounting. Cara has a wealth of knowledge in healthcare accounting and finance, having spent seventeen years at Ernst and Young, LLP specializing in healthcare and tax consulting.

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Randall Yust

Indianapolis Suburban Region Vice President, Planning

Randall Yust has 30 years' experience in healthcare finance and operations, serving previously at La Porte Regional Health System in La Porte, Indiana, in the roles of interim president and chief executive officer in late 2004 and as vice president of finance and chief financial officer prior to that. For 13 years—1985 to 1998—Yust served as vice president and chief financial officer for Porter Memorial Hospital in Valparaiso, and from 1975 to 1985, Yust served Community Hospital of Anderson, Indiana, ending his time there as acting chief financial officer. Yust has excelled throughout his career with notable business development and financial success at the hospitals he has served.

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Tamarah Brownlee, MPH

Indianapolis Suburban Region Vice President, Human Resources

Tamarah Brownlee joined Indiana University Health as Vice President of Human Resources for IU Health West Hospital in June 2017. Brownlee leads the broad spectrum of key HR service functions in the region, including recruitment, training and retention of excellent team members, and employee relations. She also serves as a key partner to the regional leadership teams in creating and executing action plans to improve the employment experience.

Brownlee comes to IU Health from Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), where she served as executive director of Human Resources and the Office of Institutional Equity. At IPFW, Brownlee streamlined services, redesigned the HR team to be more strategically aligned with the University mission and increased operational outcomes. Prior to joining IPFW, she served in HR leadership roles at Parkview Health and Target Corporation. 

Brownlee received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Indiana University.

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IU Health North Hospital Board of Directors

Matthew R. Cook

President, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health

Robert E. Evard, MD

Primary Care Physician, IUHP Tipton Primary Care

John D. Goldenberg, MD

Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck, Otolaryngology Associates

Dean Jay L. Hess, MD

Dean, Indiana University School of Medicine

Michele Kawiecki

Senior Vice President, Finance, First Merchants Corporation

Michael L. Kubacki

Retired, Immediate Past President and CEO of Lake City Bank

Mark A. Lantzy

Senior Vice President/CIO, IU Health 

Charles E. Schalliol

Chairman of the Board
Attorney, Faegre Baker & Daniels, LLP

Glenn Scolnik

Senior Advisor of Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney and Company, Inc.

Kevin L. Smith, MD

Radiologist, IU Health Physicians; Medical Director, Diagnostic Imaging, IU Health North Hospital; Patient Safety Officer, IU Health North Hospital; Associate Vice Chair for Clinical Operations, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Indiana University School of Medicine

Claudia J. Somes

Pediatrician, Guardian Pediatrics

Randall Yust

Indianapolis Suburban Region Vice President, Planning