Executive Team

Jonathan Nalli

Jonathan S. Nalli

Chief Executive Officer, St. Vincent - Indiana
Senior Vice President, Ascension Healthcare, and Indiana Ministry Market Executive

JONATHAN NALLI serves as Chief Executive Officer of St. Vincent - Indiana. He also serves as Senior Vice President, Ascension Healthcare, and Indiana Ministry Market Executive. St. Vincent is a 20-hospital system and one of the largest employers that serves central and southern Indiana. Founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1881, St. Vincent is comprised of quaternary facilities, tertiary and critical access hospitals, specialty centers and a multi-specialty physician group. St. Vincent is part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system, and a leader in medical excellence.

St. Vincent delivers high quality care in service areas such as cardiovascular, women’s health, pediatrics, neurosciences, cancer care, orthopedics, bariatrics and trauma. St. Vincent is also the second largest teaching system in the state, training more than 170 residents and fellows annually. In 2016, St. Vincent was named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics™, a provider of data-driven analytics and solutions aimed at improving the cost and quality of healthcare.

Mr. Nalli came to St. Vincent in 2014, after a 15-year career with Community Health Systems (CHS), where he served as an executive of multiple markets within the national health system. Prior to joining St. Vincent, he served as CEO of a region in northwest Indiana, where he focused on the growth and development of a comprehensive physician network and oversaw the development of new sites, as well as significant capital construction and renovation projects.

Mr. Nalli was named to the Times of Northwest Indiana  “20 Under 40” list in 2008. In 2014, he was honored as an “Up & Comer” by Modern Healthcare, the leader in healthcare business news, research and data. Honorees are recognized as the industry’s rising stars who have made significant contributions in the areas of healthcare administration, management or policy.

Mr. Nalli graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Health Administration and earned his MBA from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He currently serves on the following boards:

  • Advantage Health Solutions, Inc. (Board Member)
  • Drexel University (College of Medicine Advisory Board Member)
  • Indiana Chamber (Board Member)
  • Indiana Health Information Exchange (Board Member)
  • Indiana Hospital Association (Board Member)
  • Indianapolis Coalition for Patient Safety (Board Member)
  • Little Sisters of the Poor (Advisory Board Member)
  • Marian University (Board Member)
  • Suburban Health Organization (Board Member)
  • United Way of Central Indiana (Board Member)
  • University of Kentucky (MHA Board of Advisors)

He and his wife, Cathleen, reside in Zionsville with their four children, Jonathan, Delaney, Hadley and Charlie.

Richard I. Fogel, MD, FACC

Richard I. Fogel, MD, FACC

Chief Clinical Officer

St. Vincent

Dr. Richard Fogel is the Chief Clinical Officer of St. Vincent, providing vision and direction for clinical services and medical quality. He is the immediate past Chief Executive Officer of the St. Vincent Medical Group, a physician-led, multispecialty practice launched by St. Vincent in July 2010, and the Chairman of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer.

Dr. Fogel earned his bachelor’s and medical degrees from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He completed his internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at Boston University Medical Center, Boston. He completed his two-year electrophysiology fellowship at Boston University Medical Center and St. Vincent Indianapolis.

In 1992, Dr. Fogel joined Northside Cardiology, one of the founding members of The Care Group, a private cardiology and primary care practice in Indianapolis, as a clinical electrophysiologist. He was elected to The Care Group Board of Managers in 1998. Dr. Fogel was instrumental in the development and opening of the St. Vincent Heart Center and was elected as its inaugural chairman of the board in 2002. In 2005, he was elected board vice chair and Chair of the Finance Committee. In 2008, Dr. Fogel was appointed managing partner and CEO of The Care Group. He held this position until The Care Group was acquired by St. Vincent.

Dr. Fogel continues with a busy clinical practice in cardiac electrophysiology. He is widely published in journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Heart Rhythm – the journal of the Heart Rhythm Society.

He has been actively involved in the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), the international organization representing physicians who specialize in the management of patients with heart rhythm disorders. From 2008-2011, he served as Chairman of the Health Policy Committee and has been a member of the board of trustees since 2008. In 2013, he was Chair of the Annual Scientific Session for HRS, and he was elected the Society’s President in 2014. Dr. Fogel is currently the past President of HRS and Chairman of the Governance Committee.

Cindy Adams

Cindy Adams, MSN, PhD, NP

System Chief Nursing Officer


Cindy Adams became System Chief Nursing Executive in 2015, and provides vision and direction for nursing throughout St.Vincent, establishing system-wide nursing goals and integrating a nursing strategic plan that aligns with our local and national quality and performance targets. In addition, she will work collaboratively with nurse leaders to develop structures and processes that track and trend outcomes measures.

Adams comes to St.Vincent after serving as Chief Nursing Officer at Community Health Network since 2011. She has spent the majority of her nursing career at Community Health, beginning as a staff nurse in the cardiac cath lab in 1988. She then worked her way up to assume various nursing leadership roles throughout her time there. Prior to working at Community, Adams was a Nurse Practitioner in the Heart Failure Program at The Care Group Cardiology practice at St.Vincent Indianapolis from 1999-2004. In 2016, Adams was recognized among 23 Women of Influence by the Indianapolis Business Journal. Women of Influence recognizes women who have achieved the highest levels of business, arts and public service in Central Indiana.

She received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Ball State University, her master’s degree in Nursing and her doctorate in Nursing Science from Indiana University.

Adams lives in Shelbyville, Indiana, with her husband, Dr. David Adams, superintendent for Shelby Central Schools. She is also the mother of two adult children and a grandmother of a 2-year-old grandson.

She currently serves on the boards of directors for American Heart Association (Indianapolis Metropolitan Region), the Indiana Center for Nursing and MESH, and is on the Indiana State Department of Health Women’s Advisory Board. She is also active with the Indianapolis Coalition for Patient Safety.

Cheryl Harmon

Cheryl Harmon

System Vice President & Chief Financial Officer


Harmon is an experienced healthcare operations and financial strategist who is skilled in financial management with an emphasis on revenue enhancement and business growth. Prior to joining St.Vincent in 2015, Harmon served as the Chief Financial Officer of Porter Health Care System, Valparaiso, Indiana, since 2006. During her time at Porter, Harmon helped significantly boost revenues through program growth, multiple acquisitions and partnerships, contract negotiations and improved revenue capture; reformed leadership culture to focus on growth, efficiency, and data-driven decision making; secured more than 100 physician owners; and oversaw the successful completion of numerous clinical and financial system conversions. Harmon has spent her entire career in serving healthcare systems across the country including Wisconsin, Nevada and Illinois. Prior to joining Porter, Cheryl was Senior Vice President of the Central Illinois Region of Provena Health System, Mokena, Ill. Harmon earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management from the University of Wisconsin and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. She also earned designation as a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. She is committed to community service, having served on the Valparaiso Parks Foundation and United Way of Porter County boards, and is a member of Kiwanis International. She is also active in the Indiana Hospital Association Council on Information Management and has been a member of the American Hospital Association, Operations/Audit Committee. Harmon has three grown children living in Wisconsin and Oklahoma.

Randy Cox

Randy Cox

Chief Information Officer
Ascension Information Services / St.Vincent

Randy Cox has served as the Chief Information Officer for St. Vincent since 2014. He has a strong record of success by strategically focusing on being “easy to do business with” through patient- and provider-centered information technology (IT), clinically led IT governance and superior customer service delivery. He has more than 28 years of experience in healthcare IT and broad electronic health record (EHR) experience with several industry-leading hospitals and practices. Cox’s career has allowed him to help increase the quality and competitive advantage of a diverse set of prominent IT-focused healthcare institutions in the Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and Nashville, Tennessee, areas.

Before joining St. Vincent, Cox served as System Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Saint Thomas Health in Nashville. While there, he authored and delivered the “One Patient One Chart” strategic roadmap and led Saint Thomas Health’s three acute care hospitals from Level 3 EHR maturity to Level 6. Since Cox’s arrival, St. Vincent has experienced similar strategic achievements, as well as an increase in the EHR maturity index at St. Vincent ministries across the state of Indiana.

Some notable accomplishments and professional honors include:

  • COMPUTERWORLD Top 100 Organization for IT/Internet (1997, VA)
  • 100 Most Wired Hospital (2003+, VA)
  • Most Wired Most Improved Hospital (2006, Riverview)
  • Meaningful Use Stages 1 and 2 achievement (2012-2017, Saint Thomas, St. Vincent)
  • EHR Maturity Level 6 achieved at multiple ministries (2013-2017, Saint Thomas, St. Vincent)

Cox has an MBA in Healthcare Management and has been accredited as a Certified Professional in Health Information Management Systems (CPHIMS) since 2002.

He and his family are members of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church.

Richard Freeman, MD, MBA

Richard Freeman, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer

St. Vincent

Dr. Richard Freeman serves as Chief Medical Officer for 20 hospitals within St. Vincent - Indiana. He works closely with leadership and medical staff across our statewide ministry to ensure physician satisfaction, collaboration and education. Additionally, he develops strategies for clinical performance and standardization, medical staff compliance and accreditation.

He began his career with St. Vincent in 2001 and established a general thoracic surgery program, which has become a premier program in Indiana. During his time in Indianapolis, he has held multiple leadership positions, including Regional Chief Medical Officer, Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery; Medical Director of Cancer Services; co-lead of the system oncology service line; Chair of the Oncology Specialty Affinity Group for Ascension Health; and principal investigator for three Ascension hospitals participating in a National Cancer Institute research program.

Dr. Freeman’s clinical interests include minimally invasive/robotic surgery, including the treatment of esophageal and tracheobronchial disorders, and the multidisciplinary care of thoracic malignancies. Dr. Freeman has authored numerous book chapters and scientific articles related to thoracic surgery. He is a regular lecturer at national and international conferences and a member of multiple national and international scholarly organizations.

He earned his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and completed his general surgery residency and his thoracic and cardiovascular surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Freeman also earned master’s degrees in Business Administration from The University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Dr. Freeman has served in a variety of roles as a physician, including several overseas deployments.