Konnie Martin, Chief Executive Officer
Konnie Martin became CEO at San Luis Valley Health in June, 2013. Before becoming CEO, Konnie served as SLV Health’s Chief Operating Officer for three years. Prior to coming to San Luis Valley Health, Konnie worked at Valley-Wide Health Systems for over twenty years. Konnie is seen as an innovative leader and is skilled in leveraging community stakeholders in health care conversations. In 2015, Konnie was asked to present on bringing communities together to talk about the future of healthcare by the American Hospital Association. She has many community involvements, such as being the Adams State University Presidential Search Committee Community Liaison, being on the board of the Alamosa County Economic Development Corporation and being appointed by the governor to the STEMI Task Force. Konnie also serves as treasurer of The Legacy Fund for La Puente. She has attained advanced leadership training at the Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership at the University of Colorado-Health Science Center, CDC; completed the Health Care Executive Program at the Johnson & Johnson/UCLA Executive Program; and earned the AHA Health Care System Transformation Fellowship. She graduated from the University of Arkansas-Monticello.
Shane Mortensen, Chief Financial Officer
Shane Mortensen joined San Luis Valley Health in 2004 as Controller and has since worked as Finance Director and now Chief Financial Officer. He is committed to quality healthcare in the San Luis Valley. Away from work, Shane enjoys ranching, hunting and spending time with his family.
Patti Thompson, Chief Clinical Officer
Patti Thompson joined San Luis Valley Health in 2012 after serving as the Chief Nursing Officer at St. Anthony Hospital for 2.5 years and the Associate Chief Nursing Officer at Denver Health for 3.5 years. Having started her career as a nurse in a small hospital in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, Patti always knew that she wanted to finish out her career in a smaller community. Away from work Patti enjoys photography, hiking, and taking her two dogs on long walks.
Gregory McAuliffe, Chief Medical Officer
Dr. McAuliffe first began serving patients in the San Luis Valley in 1988. After serving for 13 years, Dr. McAuliffe moved with his wife to St. Cloud, Minnesota. Then, in 2008, Dr. McAuliffe returned and joined the Internal Medicine team at SLV Regional Medical Center.
Kelly Gallegos, Conejos County Hospital Administrator
Kelly Gallegos joined San Luis Valley Health in 2010 as the Director of Nursing for Conejos County Hospital. Since then, she has served as the Director of Clinical Quality, Safety, and Risk Management for the system, before starting her role as Administrator for Conejos County Hospital. Drawing from her experience in non-profit, mission-based leadership, she has helped transform Conejos County Hospital into a community asset focused on patient safety and the delivery of effective care. In 2017, she was awarded the Statewide Nightingale Luminary Award by the Colorado Nurses Foundation for her leadership and advocacy of rural health care.
Antonio Gurule, Clinic Administrator
Antonio Gurule began serving SLV Health in 2010 as the Physician Integration Administrator. Prior to his tenure at SLVH, he worked in community health in executive-level roles. In 2015, the veteran health care administrator joined the Senior Team with a clear aim to support the ongoing development of a system of care between SLVH’s clinics, inpatient facilities, ancillary services, and other community partners. A native of the SLV, Gurule brings a solid commitment to serve the community in a manner that improves the local landscape.