MEET OUR TEAM
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 over 25 years of healthcare and practice management experience, with 20 years of transformational leadership in anesthesia including14 years at Pinnacle Partners in Medicine where he served as CEO.
Norman Rice, MD
Chief Medical Officer
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.
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.
Chief Financial Officer
Nick has over 20 years of experience in a variety of roles providing executive leadership within a global environment. Prior to joining NPH, Nick was CFO at PSA Group Holding & C3EP Holdings. Over the last 10+ years, Nick has worked in private equity owned middle market environments.
Chief Administrative Officer
In leading the company’s non-clinical, day-to-day business operations and services, Lance manages revenue cycle, provider services and managed care.
Chief Development & Strategy Officer
David brings deep experience in healthcare practice acquisitions to NPH. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Pacesetter Health, a private equity-backed multi-site healthcare services business that he grew from startup to $50 million in revenue through 15 practice acquisitions.
Ken Ellington, MD
Corporate EVP, Health System Relations
Dr. Ken Ellington founded and served as President of MedStream Anesthesia prior to the partnership with National Partners in Healthcare, channeling 30 years of experience as a board-certified anesthesiologist to hospitals seeking his experience, innovation and partnership.
EVP, Health Systems Relations – EPS Division
With a lifetime career in a variety of roles as a progressive entrepreneur, Doug Ellington has built a business model structure in his career. With a vision of positive change within the medical field, he has been the co-owner of MedStream Anethesia PLLC for 18 years.
Lindsey A. Nelson, MD
Chief Medical Officer – EPS
The ability to consistently evaluate the quality of our providers via patient-centered outcomes in real time is critical to navigating the current medical environment. At National Partners in Healthcare, Dr. Nelson oversees the implementation of our quality initiatives.
With a 15-year career in Compliance, Estelle comes with a diverse background in the healthcare industry and has worked with organizations seeking to develop robust Compliance programs.
VP, Revenue Cycle Management
With 15 years of revenue cycle management experience and a strong background in healthcare compliance and optimizing revenue streams, Jamie implements strategies to drive significant revenue growth and enhanced operational efficiencies to all facilities.
Gerry brings to NPH over 25 years of management experience, with 15 years focused specifically on anesthesia practice management. Gerry is committed to quality healthcare, provider relations,
SVP, 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.
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,
SVP, Business Development & Integration
After successfully leading the provider recruiting responsibilities for NPH, Scott has now added
responsibilities for practice integration and business development.
Michael has over 25 years of experience in accounting. He joins NPH from EXL, a leading data analytics and digital operations and solutions company, where he served as an Assistant Vice President in the Operations Management Healthcare USA Division.
VP, Financial Planning & Analysis
Zack has 24 years of experience in finance including 16 years in healthcare. He joined NPH in 2021 after 15 years with Envision Physician Services serving in various finance roles.