Executive Team

Jonathan Nalli

Jonathan Nalli

Chief Executive Officer

St.Vincent Health

Jonathan Nalli comes to St.Vincent Health from Porter Health System, a Community Health Systems (CHS) affiliate in Valparaiso, Indiana, where he served as CEO. He led the strategic and operational direction of two hospitals, six outpatient centers and an array of physician practices. At Porter Health System, Nalli oversaw construction of a 238-bed replacement regional hospital, generated net revenue of $310 million, developed a multi-specialty physician group of primary care and surgical providers, and led the hospital to its first recognition as a Best Place to Work from 2011-2013 by the Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly.

Prior to Porter Health, Nalli was chief operating officer of Chestnut Hill Health System in Philadelphia for two years. In addition, he served as chief operating officer of Pottstown Memorial Medical Center in Pottstown, PA.

Nalli earned his master’s degree in Business Administration from Drexel University in Philadelphia, and his bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences in Health Administration from the University of Kentucky. He serves as the chair-elect for the Porter County Community Foundation and chair of the Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce. Also, he is a board member for the Indiana Hospital Association, One Region-One Vision, Empower Porter County and the Portage Economic Development Corporation.

He and his wife, Cathleen, have two children, and are members of Saint Paul Catholic Church.

Julie Carmichael

Julie Carmichael, FACHE

System Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer

St.Vincent Health

Julie Carmichael became system vice president & chief strategy officer in 2013, and leads St.Vincent Health (SVH) in health system business development; stakeholder relationship development; strategic marketing; corporate communications; media relations; and brand management.

Carmichael comes to SVH following 19 years as president and CEO of Suburban Health Organization (SHO), a consortium of community hospitals operating in the counties surrounding Indianapolis and Marion County. During her time with SHO, she successfully developed and executed a wide variety of strategies including the creation of a captive insurance company and the Accountable Care Consortium, which includes SVH’s partnership with Community Health Network and six area hospitals aimed at creating healthier communities, improving healthcare quality, and lowering healthcare costs.

Before joining SHO, Carmichael worked for the Indiana Hospital Association from 1989-93 as Government Relations Coordinator. She has a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Stanford University; a master’s degree in Business Administration from Indiana University; and a certification from the Executive Program in Managed Care from the University of Missouri. Carmichael is also an adjunct faculty member of the Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Public Health, MHA Program, and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

She is also involved in numerous community activities including Executive Women in Health Care and the Indiana Healthcare Executives Network (ACHE Chapter). In 2012, Carmichael became a recipient of the prestigious ACHE Regent’s Award.

Kyle Defur

Kyle DeFur


St.Vincent Indianapolis

In his role as president, Kyle DeFur is responsible for oversight of St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, St.Vincent Women’s Hospital, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent, St.Vincent Stress Center, St.Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital Indianapolis and St.Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital Lafayette.

Since his appointment in 2007, DeFur has focused on growth through strategic partnerships, and on sustaining and strengthening St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital as a leading health-care provider in Indiana – one that is highly reliable, efficient and loving. Under DeFur’s leadership, St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital consistently ranks among the nation’s best health-care facilities, and has been recognized as one of the nation’s top hospitals by a number of independent rating agencies, including: Thomson Reuters, The Leapfrog Group, National Research Corporation, HealthGrades, Becker’s Hospital Review and U.S. News & World Report. In 2012, the hospital was recognized as a leader in nursing excellence when it received the Magnet® Designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Prior to joining St.Vincent Indianapolis, DeFur served as president of Saint John’s Health System in Anderson, Indiana (now part of St.Vincent Health) for four years. He has had a proven track record for partnering with physicians in developing strong operations focused on quality patient care.

DeFur holds both a master’s degree in Hospital Administration and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Xavier University, Cincinnati, and a bachelor’s degree from Anderson University. He serves on the boards of the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, Indiana Youth Institute and Anderson University. Additionally, he was the Chair of the 2011 Heart of Gold Ball for the American Heart Association.

Ron Mead

Ron Mead

System Vice President & Chief Mission Integration Officer

St.Vincent Health

As chief mission integration officer, Ron Mead is responsible for ensuring that all ministries within St.Vincent Health are able to fully realize the four St.Vincent Ministry Imperatives: Mission, Vision and Core Values Integration; Spiritual Care and Holistic Healing; Clinical and Organizational Ethics; and Care of the Poor and Community Benefit.

Mead oversees mission integration throughout St.Vincent Health and its ministries, as well as the work of the community development and ethics functions. He is also responsible for the operation and direction of St.Vincent Seton Cove Spirituality Center and the $34.77 Associate Assistance Program.

Before joining St.Vincent, Mead served as an executive with the former Daughters of Charity National Health System in Evansville, Indiana, from 1987 to 1998. Mead also has more than 12 years’ experience in management consulting, primarily serving hospitals, health systems and physician groups.

Mead earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Drake University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Rockhurst University. He also holds an advanced certification in Formative Spirituality, and serves on the faculty for the Epiphany Certification Program.

Joseph Murdock

Joseph O. Murdock

System Vice President and Chief Organizational Development Officer

St.Vincent Health

Joe Murdock entered the healthcare arena in 1985 with the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies in New Jersey, where he held the titles of senior personnel administrator, manager of employment and EEO, and director of Human Resources. In 1993, Murdock moved to the payer side of health care when he joined Aetna Health Plans as vice president of Human Resources in its specialty products business. When Aetna merged with US Healthcare, Murdock was promoted to vice president, Human Resources Aetna/US Healthcare, where he co-led the integration of human resources initiatives and services between the two organizations.

In his current role as system vice president and chief organizational development officer for St.Vincent Health, Murdock is responsible for leading and directing the design, development and strategic/ operational integration of workplace systems, processes and practices throughout St.Vincent Health . Under his leadership, major workforce capability systems have been redesigned and implemented at the root level of the organization including pay for performance systems, retirement benefit systems, competency-based selection systems, workforce technology enabling data management systems, health and welfare benefits cost-control systems, leadership formation and development systems, associate on-boarding systems, workplace policy architectures, two-way communication systems, and flexible base pay and incentive systems. Murdock has also been instrumental in designing and facilitating management and leadership change frameworks that have influenced structural design and facility integration at St.Vincent Health.

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Murdock completed his undergraduate education at Cornell University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development. He completed his graduate education at San Francisco State University with a master’s degree in Psychotherapy. Murdock joined St.Vincent Health in April 1997.

Stan Simpson

Stan Simpson

Regional Chief Information Officer, Ascension Health Indiana Region, Chief Information Officer

St.Vincent Health

Stan Simpson joined St.Vincent Health in 2007 after holding numerous executive leadership positions at such healthcare systems as Sisters of Charity in the Incarnate Word, Provenant Health, Sutter Health, Carle Clinic and Carle Foundation Hospital.

Simpson’s career spans more than 25 years of management experience in multi-hospital and clinic data center settings. He has extensive management and consolidation experience that includes executive-level leadership, budgetary and financial obligations, strategic planning, operations and various electronic health record vendor platforms. Additionally, Simpson has engaged in outsourcing agreements and negotiated significant IT terms in contracts and agreements across a variety of technologies and solutions.

Simpson’s day-to-day responsibilities focus on furthering technology strategies to include diverse projects such as the Clinical Foundation Suite (CFS) – Allscripts platform and infrastructure projects to help support the growth and ever-changing market of St.Vincent Health . He oversees and directs all IS operations for St.Vincent Health .

Simpson holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems Management from Colorado Christian University. He had additional coursework from Harvard University and the University of Michigan .