Meet the Leaders of Altus

Altus Emergency Team

Meet the Leaders of Altus

Altus Emergency Team

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Kevin Herrington, MBA, FACHE

President/CEO
Kevin Herrington , MBA, FACHE is a natural leader with a keen eye for new talent. Over the past 15 years, he has hired and personally mentored some…

Richelle Blackburn

Vice President of Operations
Over the last twelve years, Richelle Blackburn has become one of the many pillars of Altus Health. She embodies professional excellence with an accomplished career in healthcare management…

Amir Bashiri, RN, BSN, MBA

VP of Clinical Services
Amir Bashiri is another staple of excellence within the Altus Health organization. He is a passionate and dedicated individual driven to care for patients in their most vulnerable…

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…

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.…

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…

Bilal Saeed

Financial & Billing Support Specialist
Bilal Saeed is an accomplished accountant and controller who surprises people with his intellectual flexibility and ability to adapt to an ever-changing economic and technological environment. Bilal’s career…

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. Suchmor Thomas

Dr. Suchmor Thomas

Medical Director of Altus Emergency Center Lake Jackson
Dr. Suchmor Thomas has vast experience working in the ER, which is one of the reasons we chose him for the position of medical director. Working as an…

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…

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…
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…

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…
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…
Dr. Suchmor Thomas

Dr. Suchmor Thomas

Medical Director of Altus Emergency Center Lake Jackson
Dr. Suchmor Thomas has vast experience working in the ER, which is one of the reasons we chose him for the position of medical director. Working as an…
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…
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Sara Reyes, RN, BSN

Director of Nursing
Sara Reyes, RN, BSN  is a determined and resilient professional. She is a former Army medic who is used to discipline and hard work without losing sight of…

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…

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…
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…
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.…

Kevin Herrington, MBA, FACHE

President/CEO
Kevin Herrington , MBA, FACHE is a natural leader with a keen eye for new talent. Over the past 15 years, he has hired and personally mentored some…

Richelle Blackburn

Vice President of Operations
Over the last twelve years, Richelle Blackburn has become one of the many pillars of Altus Health. She embodies professional excellence with an accomplished career in healthcare management…

Amir Bashiri, RN, BSN, MBA

VP of Clinical Services
Amir Bashiri is another staple of excellence within the Altus Health organization. He is a passionate and dedicated individual driven to care for patients in their most vulnerable…

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…

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.…

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…

Bilal Saeed

Financial & Billing Support Specialist
Bilal Saeed is an accomplished accountant and controller who surprises people with his intellectual flexibility and ability to adapt to an ever-changing economic and technological environment. Bilal’s career…

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. Suchmor Thomas

Dr. Suchmor Thomas

Medical Director of Altus Emergency Center Lake Jackson
Dr. Suchmor Thomas has vast experience working in the ER, which is one of the reasons we chose him for the position of medical director. Working as an…

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…

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…
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…

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…
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…
Dr. Suchmor Thomas

Dr. Suchmor Thomas

Medical Director of Altus Emergency Center Lake Jackson
Dr. Suchmor Thomas has vast experience working in the ER, which is one of the reasons we chose him for the position of medical director. Working as an…
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…
Tips to Stay Safe Wherever You Are work tips and falls

Sara Reyes, RN, BSN

Director of Nursing
Sara Reyes, RN, BSN  is a determined and resilient professional. She is a former Army medic who is used to discipline and hard work without losing sight of…

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…

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…
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…
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.…