J. Stephen Lindsey is a successful leader, mentor, and entrepreneur. Steve learned leadership early, serving as an infantry officer in Vietnam. During his long tenure, he transformed a small hospital in Richmond, VA (HCA Henrico Doctor's Hospital) into one of the country's most successful community hospitals with services ranging from newborn intensive care to organ transplant. Steve has been a principal in several start-up companies, including Manorhouse Retirement Centers and currently Ivy Ventures, LLC. He has mentored hundreds of sitting healthcare leaders in his teaching work through the healthcare administration master's program at Virginia Commonwealth University. Steve is widely published, including Taking Charge of Your Healthcare Management Career, published by the American College of Healthcare Executives press. He is also on the board of Transact Captial. Steve serves as treasurer for the nonprofit Board of Cross Over Health Care Ministries and volunteers as a guide for Reel Recovery, a nonprofit that helps veterans manage PTSD through fishing and being outdoors.
John Willis Mitchell helped Steve build the HCA Henrico Doctor's Hospital (HDH) brand. HDH consistently ranked as one of the top hospitals in the Richmond, VA and market and the state of Virginia for patient safety and outcomes. He has served from sailor in the U.S. Navy (broadcast-journalist aboard an aircrft carrier) to COO and CEO for several hospitals. In 2009 he and his administrative team were named Top Leadership Team in Healthcare by HealthLeaders Media for turning around a 90-bed, regional Washington hospital. He started his own business in 2012, SnowPack Public Relations, and is widely published as a freelance reporter and writer in the hospital, healthcare, and medical sectors. John is also the author of the novel Medical Necessity (four stars on Amazon), and he is a commercially successful landscape and wildlife photographer. John volunteers as an adaptive downhill ski instructor with Colorado Discover Ability (CDA), which provides people with disabilities opportunities to get outdoors. CDA works with everyone from veterans with war injuries to children with autism and Downs Syndrome.