Presbyterian/St. Luke's Executive Staff
Mimi Roberson, President and CEO
Mimi Roberson is President and CEO of Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL. Ms. Roberson began her role as CEO in 2000. She has a Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University and practiced law for 11 years before her career in hospital administration.
Ms. Roberson is an active and talented leader taking on many roles in local, state and federal organizations. She has held leadership positions in the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, including Chair. “It is a distinct privilege to work closely with leaders of Denver and the state of Colorado in an effort to constantly improve on the current health care system. As CEO and President of both Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL, I am dedicated to providing only the best quality care possible to our patients and their families. My passion and work with the leaders in our community and our region will help provide a better standard of care to everyone who comes through our doors.”
Ms. Roberson is also a member of the Executive Committees of the Denver Chamber Board of Directors, the past chair of the Workforce Development Council for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation.
Becker's Hospital Review included Ms. Roberson in the 2011 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know. The designation puts her among an elite group of the nation's most respected adn talented individuals in the healthcare industry.
In April 2011 Ms. Roberson was named 2011 Athena Award Winner by The Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce. The Athena Award is presented each year to a woman who has combined leadership in her profession, made a significant positive impact on her community and exemplifies social responsibility.
In addition to her leadership roles in Denver, Ms. Roberson’s other professional involvement includes positions on the board of the Federation of American Hospitals, having served as chair of the CEO committee and member of the Public Relations and Legislative committees, and the Colorado Health and Hospital Association. She is a Metropolitan Delegate to Region 8 of American Hospital Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives. She serves on the state board of March of Dimes and was the 2007 Chair of the March of Dimes Chef Dinner. Mimi also serves on the board of the Community College of Denver Foundation.
In 2009, she was appointed by Governor Bill Ritter to serve on the Provider Fee Oversight and Advisory Board, where she was elected Vice-Chair.
Ms. Roberson was appointed by Governor Bill Owens in 2002 to serve on the Colorado Workforce Development Council.
Before coming to Denver, Ms. Roberson was CEO of two hospitals in Louisiana: Women’s & Children’s Hospital in Lafayette and the Medical Center of Southwest Louisiana. Ms. Roberson and her husband, Ed, are the parents of four children.
Andre duPlessis, Chief Operating Officer
Andre duPlessis serves as Chief Operating Officer at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL. Andre began his HCA career in 1997 as Chief Operating Officer at Women’s & Children’s Hospital in Lafayette, Louisiana. He joined Tulane-Lakeside Hospital as Chief Operating Officer in 2005, and was Chief Operating Officer at Tulane Medical Center since August 2007.
Andre played a leadership role in rebuilding Tulane Medical Center in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He was responsible for managing $67 million in capital expansions and led key strategic initiatives including cardiovascular services, orthopedics, neurosciences, cancer care, and the Tulane Hospital for Children. Tulane’s clinical profile is very similar to that of P/SL and RMHC at P/SL, focusing on tertiary and quaternary care programs such as abdominal transplant, surgery, oncology, women’s services, pediatric and neonatal services and regional outreach.
Rebecca Stallworth, Chief Operating Officer
Rebecca Stallworth serves as Chief Operating Officer at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center. In this role, she oversees hospital staffing, Case Management & Social Work, Infection Prevention, Palliative Care, the Lab & Blood Bank, Food & Nutrition Services, and Environmental Services. She has also been involved in the acquisition of the Thornton Cancer Center and the development of the Red Rocks Outpatient Surgery, Imaging & Cancer Care Center.
Ms. Stallworth has served HealthONE since 2005. Prior to joining P/SL in 2008 as Associate Administrator, Ms. Stallworth was the Associate Administrator at Rose Medical Center in Denver. During her time at Rose, she oversaw hospital staffing, 6 North Suites medical/surgical nursing unit, the Cardiovascular Service Line, Rose Center for Preventive Medicine, Tumor Registry and represented the hospital to CBRE Property Management.
Before joining HealthONE, she worked at Mercer Human Resource Consulting and Standard & Poor’s.
Ms. Stallworth holds a Bachelors in Business Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Masters of Business Administration in Health Administration from the University of Colorado Denver. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Colorado Association of Healthcare Executives and board member of the Colorado Health Administration Alumni Association.
Ashley Johnson, Chief Financial Officer
Ashley Johson is Chief Financial Officer for Presbyterian/St. Luke's and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL.
Ashley has been with HCA since 1996, most recently as Chief Financial Officer of Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, FL. Memorial is a 425 bed facility which also provides ancillary and other services to an adjacent 127 bed inpatient rehabilitation facility (Brooks Rehab) and a nearby 107 bed affiliated Long Term Acute Care facility. Memorial is full service tertiary facility that includes a full range of medical and surgical services.
Jill Taylor, Chief Nursing Officer
Jill Taylor is responsible for all Nursing and Rehabilitation Services provided throughout the facility. This includes Acute Adult Services, Acute Pediatric and Neonatal Services, Maternal Services and Cancer Care Services. Perioperative nursing functions in collaboration with all Nursing Services in the facility. In addition to Nursing Services, Ms. Taylor directs Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Audiology.
Ms. Taylor began her career in the Army. Since then she has worked in California and Wisconsin and returned to Colorado in 1999 when she began her employment here at Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center. She worked in Pediatric Nursing including working as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner followed by Pediatric ICU and Pediatric unit staff nurse positions. She then moved into Nurse Manager, Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Nursing Director, Nursing Supervisor and Chief Nursing Officer positions.
Ms. Taylor serves on the HealthOne Institutional Review Board to protect human subjects in research while promoting research to advance the body of knowledge in nursing, medicine and all fields of health care. She also serves on the Program Committee for the Colorado Chapter of the March of Dimes. She has been named a finalist for the Nightingale Award for Nursing in Colorado. This award recognizes excellence in human caring and is the most prestigious nursing award in Colorado. Ms. Taylor not only focuses on the patients at P/SL and the RMHC, but in the past, she has spent her vacation time volunteering in underprivileged countries and communities. "Her level of honest compassion and support of the human spirit transcends her everyday work here," says Mimi Roberson, President and CEO.
Ms. Taylor has a 22-year-old son who is a senior at Colorado State University, studying Mechanical Engineering. She and her partner, Bob Cartmell, enjoy traveling and cheering on the Broncos, Nuggets and Rockies. Ms. Taylor also enjoys knitting and walking with her Australian Shepherd, Sophie.