Dedicated. Talented. Focused.

Three words to sum up the team’s commitment

to unparalleled, long-term successful partnerships.

Mike Saunders, CPA

President & CEO 

Mr. Saunders has 23 years of healthcare and practice management experience, with 14 years of transformational leadership in anesthesia at Pinnacle Partners in Medicine where he served as CEO.

David Hagey


David Hagey comes to NPH from Epic Health Services, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of pediatric home care, where he was responsible for all financial aspects of the company in his role as Chief Financial Office

Norman Rice, M.D.


As a board-certified anesthesiologist in Texas, Dr. Rice has served in a variety of strategic leadership positions throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth market including his recent positions as Chief of Surgery and Chief of Obstetric

John Whitaker

Chief Human Resources Officer

John Whitaker joined the NPH Leadership team as EVP & Chief People Officer. Based in the Richardson, TX corporate headquarters, John is responsible for leading the People and Culture initiatives

Matt Pate

Chief Operating Officer 

Matt has over 25 years of healthcare experience working closely with physicians, short-stay surgical facilities, and hospital systems.  Prior to joining NPH, Matt was a Senior Vice President at United Surgical Partners (USPI)

Gerry Handley

VP, Operations

Gerry brings to NPH over 25 years’ management experience, with 15 years focused specifically on anesthesia practice management.  Gerry is committed to quality healthcare, provider relations,

Josh Holmgren

SVP, Business Development

Josh Holmgren is a seasoned national healthcare Practice Management executive having spent the past 11 years working and managing hospital based physician practices, primarily anesthesia,

Jeremy Herbertson

VP, Operations Western Division

Jeremy is responsible for leading operations in our western region and has a proven track record of over 19 years of healthcare operations with the past 10 specifically in the  Anesthesia space.

Shannon Beier

Senior Director, HR

Shannon Beier is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization