Meet the Leaders of Altus

Altus Emergency Team

Meet the Leaders of Altus

Altus Emergency Team

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Obinna Ononobi, MBA, MHA

VP of Business Development and strategy and Administrator of Waxahachie ER
Obinna’s shared passion for business, healthcare, and service to the community has greatly impacted the Altus Health team since he arrived in 2013. Obinna Ononobi joined us as…

Nick Duplan

Controller
Nick’s love for numbers is undeniable, and his passion for mathematics and finance led him to become an accomplished controller. His aptitude with numbers became evident from a…

Lauren Frazier, MBA

Regional Director of QI, Risk, and Project Management
Regional Director of EOC and Plant Lauren Frazier’s passion for patient care has led her to roam the world, learning the intricacies of quality healthcare from many perspectives.…

Lorrie Anna Soffes

Director of Revenue Cycle
Lorrie Anna Soffes is a respected, versatile, and highly accomplished professional with more than 23 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Lorrie’s first job at Altus was…
Reagan Gillespie, RT(R) MR

Reagan Gillespie

IT Manager & Public Relations
Reagan, RT(R) MR is a dynamic and results-oriented person with an unexpected love for technology, music, and people. Since joining us in 2008 as a Radiology Technician, Regan…
Dr. Corey Anderson

Dr. Corey Anderson

Medical Director of Altus Emergency Center Lake Jackson
0+Smiles from Patients and Staff100ER Doctor Since

Dr. Robert Velarde M.D.

Medical Director of Altus Emergency Center Baytown
Medical Director Dr. Robert Velarde is a highly-skilled physician with more than 14 years of experience. As a renowned ER physician, Robert is known for his dedication, ability…

Dr. Adriano Goffi, MD, MPH

Medical Director of Altus Lumberton Hospital
Dr. Adriano Goffi realized at a young age that medicine was his calling. A compassionate, enthusiastic, and caring man, he’s always been drawn to helping others lead their…
Rhonda Gokhale

Rhonda Gokhale, BSN, RN

Nurse Manager
Nursing is an art, and Rhonda Gokhale has mastered the art of emergency nursing to perfection through her career spanning more than 22 years. Her own experience caring…

Dr. Robert Velarde M.D.

Medical Director of Altus Emergency Center Baytown
Medical Director Dr. Robert Velarde is a highly-skilled physician with more than 14 years of experience. As a renowned ER physician, Robert is known for his dedication, ability…

Kristin Kappler

Administrator
Kristin Kappler is an energetic, highly intelligent, driven professional who possesses inherent leadership skills. Her years as an athlete taught her the value of being a team player…
Dr. Corey Anderson

Dr. Corey Anderson

Medical Director of Altus Emergency Center Lake Jackson
0+Smiles from Patients and Staff100ER Doctor Since
Heather Hill

Heather Hill

Nurse Manager
Heather has been working in the nursing field for 30 years and has been with Altus since its opening. In her words, Heather loves working at Altus because…

Kris DeVries

Administrator
Kris DeVries is an accomplished professional known for developing strong, collaborative relationships within the different departments. Her career started in EMS, where she enjoyed the fast-paced work environment…
Katie Gordon

Katie Gordon, BSN, MSN

Chief Nursing Officer / Administrator
Katie Gordon’s organizational skills and commitment to patient care make her an invaluable addition to the Altus Health team. Her excellent communication skills and passion for helping others…

Dr. Adriano Goffi, MD, MPH

Medical Director of Altus Lumberton Hospital
Dr. Adriano Goffi realized at a young age that medicine was his calling. A compassionate, enthusiastic, and caring man, he’s always been drawn to helping others lead their…
Jason Bates

Jason Bates

Assistant Administrator
Jason Bates is an accomplished, honest and outspoken professional. His straightforward approach to situations has helped position him as a natural leader within the Altus Emergency Centers organization.…
Sara Berryhill

Sara Berryhill, RN

Nurse Manager
Sara Berryhill is a compassionate, accomplished, and highly skilled emergency nurse. She has been a member of the nursing staff at Altus Emergency Center Waxahachie since it opened…

Obinna Ononobi, MBA, MHA

VP of Business Development and strategy and Administrator of Waxahachie ER
Obinna’s shared passion for business, healthcare, and service to the community has greatly impacted the Altus Health team since he arrived in 2013. Obinna Ononobi joined us as…

Obinna Ononobi, MBA, MHA

VP of Business Development and strategy and Administrator of Waxahachie ER
Obinna’s shared passion for business, healthcare, and service to the community has greatly impacted the Altus Health team since he arrived in 2013. Obinna Ononobi joined us as…

Nick Duplan

Controller
Nick’s love for numbers is undeniable, and his passion for mathematics and finance led him to become an accomplished controller. His aptitude with numbers became evident from a…

Lauren Frazier, MBA

Regional Director of QI, Risk, and Project Management
Regional Director of EOC and Plant Lauren Frazier’s passion for patient care has led her to roam the world, learning the intricacies of quality healthcare from many perspectives.…

Lorrie Anna Soffes

Director of Revenue Cycle
Lorrie Anna Soffes is a respected, versatile, and highly accomplished professional with more than 23 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Lorrie’s first job at Altus was…
Reagan Gillespie, RT(R) MR

Reagan Gillespie

IT Manager & Public Relations
Reagan, RT(R) MR is a dynamic and results-oriented person with an unexpected love for technology, music, and people. Since joining us in 2008 as a Radiology Technician, Regan…
Dr. Corey Anderson

Dr. Corey Anderson

Medical Director of Altus Emergency Center Lake Jackson
0+Smiles from Patients and Staff100ER Doctor Since

Dr. Robert Velarde M.D.

Medical Director of Altus Emergency Center Baytown
Medical Director Dr. Robert Velarde is a highly-skilled physician with more than 14 years of experience. As a renowned ER physician, Robert is known for his dedication, ability…

Dr. Adriano Goffi, MD, MPH

Medical Director of Altus Lumberton Hospital
Dr. Adriano Goffi realized at a young age that medicine was his calling. A compassionate, enthusiastic, and caring man, he’s always been drawn to helping others lead their…
Rhonda Gokhale

Rhonda Gokhale, BSN, RN

Nurse Manager
Nursing is an art, and Rhonda Gokhale has mastered the art of emergency nursing to perfection through her career spanning more than 22 years. Her own experience caring…

Dr. Robert Velarde M.D.

Medical Director of Altus Emergency Center Baytown
Medical Director Dr. Robert Velarde is a highly-skilled physician with more than 14 years of experience. As a renowned ER physician, Robert is known for his dedication, ability…

Kristin Kappler

Administrator
Kristin Kappler is an energetic, highly intelligent, driven professional who possesses inherent leadership skills. Her years as an athlete taught her the value of being a team player…
Dr. Corey Anderson

Dr. Corey Anderson

Medical Director of Altus Emergency Center Lake Jackson
0+Smiles from Patients and Staff100ER Doctor Since
Heather Hill

Heather Hill

Nurse Manager
Heather has been working in the nursing field for 30 years and has been with Altus since its opening. In her words, Heather loves working at Altus because…

Kris DeVries

Administrator
Kris DeVries is an accomplished professional known for developing strong, collaborative relationships within the different departments. Her career started in EMS, where she enjoyed the fast-paced work environment…
Katie Gordon

Katie Gordon, BSN, MSN

Chief Nursing Officer / Administrator
Katie Gordon’s organizational skills and commitment to patient care make her an invaluable addition to the Altus Health team. Her excellent communication skills and passion for helping others…

Dr. Adriano Goffi, MD, MPH

Medical Director of Altus Lumberton Hospital
Dr. Adriano Goffi realized at a young age that medicine was his calling. A compassionate, enthusiastic, and caring man, he’s always been drawn to helping others lead their…
Jason Bates

Jason Bates

Assistant Administrator
Jason Bates is an accomplished, honest and outspoken professional. His straightforward approach to situations has helped position him as a natural leader within the Altus Emergency Centers organization.…
Sara Berryhill

Sara Berryhill, RN

Nurse Manager
Sara Berryhill is a compassionate, accomplished, and highly skilled emergency nurse. She has been a member of the nursing staff at Altus Emergency Center Waxahachie since it opened…

Obinna Ononobi, MBA, MHA

VP of Business Development and strategy and Administrator of Waxahachie ER
Obinna’s shared passion for business, healthcare, and service to the community has greatly impacted the Altus Health team since he arrived in 2013. Obinna Ononobi joined us as…