President/Chief Executive Officer
Anthony Stahl, Ph.D., has been named chief executive officer for CTMC in San Marcos, Texas, effective October 5, 2015. Stahl began his health care management career in 2006 as HR and Marketing Director at Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital in California. He joined Adventist Health System’s Florida Hospital Heartland Division in 2010 as executive director of HR and organizational development and was promoted to vice president of support and ancillary services in 2011. In 2012, he took a position as administrator for Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center-Lake Placid and vice president for the Florida Hospital Heartland Sebring and Wauchula campuses.
Prior to joining health care, Stahl served in various roles, including executive director and bureau chief for Adventist Disaster Relief Agency (ADRA) in Maryland, Nicaragua and Peru. He holds a doctorate in leadership, a Master of Science in administration from Andrews University and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Walla Walla College. Stahl is a fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives, as well as a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration. His hobbies include playing basketball and racquetball and traveling with his wife of 21 years, Karina, and their two teenage sons.
Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
Parker Pridgen is the Chief Financial Officer at Central Texas Medical Center. He began his healthcare career when he was recruited to Adventist Health in California. There he held multiple financial roles at a hospital and corporate level. Later he joined Community Health Systems’ Mckenzie-Willamette Medical Center and then Willamette Valley Medical Center—both in Western Oregon.
Pridgen has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Walla Walla University and is completing an MBA from the University of Oregon. Pridgen enjoys outdoor activities such as backpacking, paddling and cycling with his wife, Kim.
Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer
Elsie Graves is the Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President for Patient Care at CTMC. Previously, she served as the Chief Nursing Officer for CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital-Westover Hills in San Antonio.
Graves began her health care management career in the US Army and spent 20 years in active duty service. After retiring in 2002, she joined National Surgical Hospitals and the South Texas Spine and Surgical Hospital, a division of National Surgical Hospitals, Inc., where she served in various roles including clinical support services manager. She joined CHRISTUS Health in 2008 and helped open the Westover Hills Hospital on the Northwest side of San Antonio. She was promoted to Chief Nursing Officer in 2010 and helped achieve various accolades for the facility including the Texas Medical Foundation Quality Award-Silver Level, Chest Pain Accreditation with PCI, Level IV trauma designation and AACN Beacon Award-Silver Level.
In addition to her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, Graves holds a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. She is a Board Certified Nurse Executive-Advanced Level and a member of various nursing organizations. Outside of work, her hobbies include playing softball, live theater, cooking and traveling. She has two adult children, Justin and Jenai.
Lee Johannsen, MD
Vice President/Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Lee Johannsen is Chief Medical Officer at Central Texas Medical Center. He has served as an emergency medicine physician at CTMC since 2009 and has worked in many leadership roles on the medical staff, including chief of staff in 2012 and medical director of the Emergency Department for six years.
Dr. Johannsen was raised in a farming family in Iowa before earning his undergraduate degree from Drake University. He completed medical school at the University of Iowa and performed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Florida. His previous emergency medicine experience includes work in the U.S. Army, El Paso and Austin. He and his wife Gianna have 2 sons. They enjoy ranching, camping, hunting and following University of Iowa athletics.