President and CEO
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Ben started at MCPN in 2017 and is responsible for leading the organization to fulfill our mission and deliver on our promises to our consumers and the community. With twelve years of executive healthcare experience, he has witnessed numerous examples of effective and ineffective approaches to health care delivery. His approach to optimal health outcomes is through ensuring the consumer is at the center of every decision an organization makes and maximizing their activation and engagement. Ben fosters innovation and actively seeks new solutions in care delivery that honors the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of consumers by leveraging local assets and community partnerships. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. In his previous roles, Ben served as the Vice President of Mission Integration in the Kentucky and Colorado markets and as the Director of Ambulatory Operations at Centura Health. Ben is a graduate of Edgewood College in Madison, WI with a degree in Religious Studies and a minor in Philosophy. He also earned a Masters Degree in Theology from the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO and a Masters Degree in Health Care Administration from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Ben’s joy is found through his wife, Jess, and their seven children: Joz, Lillian, Samuel, Luke, Abiti, Joseph, and Abe. In addition to spending time with his family, he is a sports enthusiast, both as an observer and practitioner.
Vice President of Finance
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Bob Cunningham has been with MCPN since 2010 and has been the Vice President of Finance since 2012. He provides fiscal oversight of MCPN and has over 30 years of experience in diverse financial management areas in various industries and public accounting. Bob has proven versatility in diverse financial management areas and a passion for Process Improvement that he’s utilized in various industries. He has expertise in Forecasting, Analysis, Planning, Budgeting, Treasury Management, Public Accounting and Operational Accounting. Bob has a M.B.A. from the University of Denver.
Vice President of Fund Development
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John Reid is the Vice President of Fund Development and has been with MCPN since 2004. He provides oversight on all grants, reporting and fund-raising opportunities. John has more than 20 years of fund-raising and development experience with non-profit organizations. He has an extensive background with youth organizations and community-based projects. John earned his B.A., Economics, from the University of California, and has begun coursework for an M.A., Public Affairs, from the University of Colorado.
Vice President of Community Health
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Dr. David Nuhfer comes to MCPN from Centura Health, where he started as a family medicine resident at St. Anthony Hospital in 1998. After his residency, he was in private practice for 13 years during which time he served as the board chair for the Integrated Physician Network, where he helped build out and lead a group of 250 independent providers. In 2014, Dr. Nuhfer joined the Centura Health Physician Group (CHPG) as the Primary Care Medical Director in the Mountains and North Denver Operating Group. Some his responsibilities in that capacity included offering leadership to the Ambulatory Health Strategy Team, serving on the Quality Measures Committee, and assisting with the opening of new clinics in Neighborhood Health Centers.
During the nearly 20 years that Dr. Nuhfer has been in the Denver Metro market, he has built strong relationships across the care continuum. In this role he will provide physician leadership in building a health neighborhood approach to advance our mission through partnerships with hospitals, specialists, social service agencies, and other health providers to connect critical elements beyond our clinic walls with an individualized care plan.
Vice President of People and Culture
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Edna began her career in Human Resource in her hometown of Memphis, Tennessee at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). During her approximate 30-year career, Edna has worked for public and private institutions including Syracuse University, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)—which governs the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), University of St. Thomas, and Central Washington University.
For 20 of those years, Edna held the position of Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for three institutions, where her portfolio of responsibilities included the oversight and leadership of medium to large scale human resources departments. Additionally, Edna served for several years as President and Managing Partner of a management consultant firm, where she and her business partners provided a full range of consultancy services for clients in various sectors of the economy.
Edna has a BSBA in Human Resource Management, MBA in Strategic Leadership, and a EdD of Leadership, plus the highest level of certification in her field—the SPHR and SHRM-SCP.