About

Gunnison Valley Health Leadership


Rob Santilli, Chief Executive Officer

Rob Santilli joined GVH in 2012, after 27 years with the Riddle Health System in Media, Pennsylvania, which is just outside of Philadelphia. During his career he served as the Executive Vice President and the Chief Operations Officer for Riddle. His experience includes leading almost every aspect of health care delivery operations.

Rob has an MBA in Healthcare Administration from Temple University in Philadelphia and a BS in Health and planning administrations from Pennsylvania State University. Rob is also a licensed nursing home administrator.

Lisa Loughran, Chief Nursing Executive

Lisa Loughran joined the executive team of GVH as Chief Nursing Officer in 2015. She has over 25 years of Healthcare experience, and most recently was the Director of Nursing at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho. Prior to that, Lisa managed an Emergency Department and Heart and Vascular Center at Sutter Medical Center Santa Rosa. Lisa has an extensive clinical background in Intensive Care and Trauma nursing from Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. It should also be mentioned that Lisa started out her healthcare career as a Registered Dietitian before she transitioned into a Critical Care Nurse and eventually into Administration.

Lisa received her Master’s Degree from the University of New Haven in Connecticut and her BSN from George Mason University in Virginia. She also has a BS degree in Dietetics from San Francisco State University. Lisa also has a national certification as a Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN).

Lisa has two girls, her oldest, Kira, is an avid Figure Skater and Hockey player. Her youngest, Kendall, has a passion for horseback riding and soccer. As a family, the three enjoy snow skiing, mountain bike riding, horseback riding and hiking. They also have two pugs, Willie and Wonka. Lisa and her family are so happy to have joined such a wonderful health system and community.

Wade Baker, Vice President - Administrative Services

Wade Baker’s responsibilities include serving as the Licensed Nursing Home Administrator for the Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center. His responsibilities also include executive leadership for the Assisted Living, Home Health, Hospice and Palliative Care, Imaging, Laboratory, Culinary Services, Facilities and Environmental Services. Wade began working for Gunnison Valley Health in 2004.

Wade has been a licensed Nursing Home Administrator since 2002. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University and a Master's Degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Kansas.

Wade's passion is Senior Services and he is proud to work for a health system that offers excellence in such a broad continuum of care.

Christina Lovelace, Director of Human Resources

Christina oversees the Human Resources function across the health system. She joined GVH in 2010 as an HR Specialist and assumed the Director role in 2012.

Christina earned her MBA in 2009 from Florida International University and her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Human Resources Management from the University of Central Florida in 2006.

Christina moved to Gunnison in January 2010 from Miami, FL where she was born and raised, but has enjoyed all of the benefits of living in a mountain town such as learning to mountain bike, improving her snowboarding skills, and checking 14ers off her list. Christina and her husband welcomed a baby girl in the summer of 2014 and are excited to raise a family in such a wonderful community.

Kylie Murgatroyd, Director of Marketing

Kylie oversees the marketing activities for Gunnison Valley Health. Her responsibilities include strategic messaging for the various entities that encompass the health system as well as overseeing all advertising, sponsorships online activity and public information. Kylie is also involved with organizing special events both internally and externally to engage employees and the community.

After completing a Bachelor of Business in Tourism degree, Kylie has enjoyed over 16 years experience in the marketing field. During her career, she has worked for various industries including a not-for-profit organization, registered training organization, local council and one of Australia’s iconic brands Qantas Airways.

Australian born and bred, Kylie recently moved from a beach-side suburb in New South Wales to live in the stunning Gunnison Valley with her husband and two sons. She thoroughly enjoys her new mountain life with her family, and from time to time, escapes to the coast for a ‘sun, surf and sand’ fix. Kylie thrives on challenging projects and enjoys conceptualizing strategic campaigns that make a positive difference to the local community.

Leslie Hughes, Director of Development - Foundation

Leslie Hughes recently joined the executive team as the Director of Development of our Health Foundation. Leslie has 12 years of experience with fundraising, strategic planning and program implementation for nonprofits in the health and human services sector. Most recently, she was the Grants Manager for United Way of Tarrant County, as well as a business partner in a nonprofit consulting firm.

Leslie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Biology from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX in 1998 and began her career as a molecular biologist in the plant pathology department for a biotech company, AgraQuest, in Davis, CA. She went on to do some genetic engineering work on a viral resistant papaya plant for the University of Florida Tropical Research and Education Center. After a couple of years at home with her young sons, Leslie went back to work in the public health education sector and got her Master’s Degree in Management with a focus on nonprofits. Her skill in technical writing lends itself naturally to grant writing and, most recently, managing federal grants for United Way’s Area Agency on Aging in Fort Worth.

Leslie has 3 sons, 2 of whom are grown, and she currently lives in Ohio City where she is enjoying nature and savoring solitude. Leslie is active with road cycling, tennis and skiing and is thrilled to be living in our mountain paradise.