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Chad Patrick
Chief Executive Officer, Mission Hospital

Chad Patrick is CEO of Mission Hospital, an operating division of HCA Healthcare, located in Asheville, North Carolina, which serves as the regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care in Western North Carolina and the adjoining region. Mission Hospital is licensed for 815 beds and houses the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. It also includes Mission Children’s Hospital – the region’s only children’s hospital. The flagship hospital of Mission Health, Mission Hospital was ranked as one of the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics from 2009 to 2015.

Appointed to Mission in July 2019, Patrick had served as CEO of HCA Healthcare’s Orange Park Medical Center in Jacksonville, FL, for the previous six years. Under his leadership the hospital opened a heart and lung center, pioneered robotic lung lobectomy surgery, doubled the size of the hospital’s ER and opened an inpatient rehabilitation center. In addition, the Orange Park team expanded services, including opening a new 42-bed patient tower, Level II trauma center, Graduate Medical Education program, two successful freestanding ERs, and pediatric ER and surgical services.

Prior to joining HCA Healthcare, Patrick served as the Division President for RegionalCare Hospital Partners, a five-hospital healthcare system. Preceding his role at RegionalCare, he served as President and CEO of Meadowview Regional Medical Center, CEO of Dayton Heart Hospital, Executive Vice President/COO for the Southwest Ohio Region at Catholic Health Partners and began his career as a respiratory therapist.

Patrick studied health services administration at the University of Central Florida where he received his Masters of Healthcare Administration; previous, he received his bachelors of science in respiratory therapy from Ohio State University.


Karen OlsenKaren Olsen, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC
Chief Nurse Executive, Mission Hospital

Olsen has responsibility for nursing services and other clinical service programs for Mission Hospital and outpatient departments of the hospital. Olsen joined Mission Health in 2011 from Novant Health in Winston-Salem. She served 20 years in the U.S. Navy Reserves, retiring as a Commander in the Nurse Corps, recalled for both Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. Olsen served in various nursing leadership roles across North Carolina as well as Florida. Her nursing experience includes areas of critical care, emergency services, neonatal ICU, pediatrics and medical surgical. She received the North Carolina “Great 100” nursing award in 2016. Olsen earned her BSN from Beth-El College of Nursing and her MBA in Healthcare Management from Regis University in Colorado. Olsen served as a board member for Council on Aging and currently serves as a board member for Manna Food Bank. Her husband, Eric, is retired from the Air Force and most recently from the Winston-Salem Police Department. They have two grown, married children who reside in Tennessee and in Kentucky.

Joe Rudisill
Chief Operating Officer, Mission Hospital

Joe Rudisill joined Mission Hospital as the Chief Operating Officer in December 2019. He has more than a decade of experience in healthcare operations, and has been with HCA Healthcare since January 2014.

Before joining Mission, Joe served as COO and Ethics & Compliance Officer for nearly three years at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson, Florida. Bayonet Point is a 290-bed, level II trauma center providing tertiary care services for Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties. During his tenure at Bayonet Point, he led the hospital to become the region’s only comprehensive stroke center, started its neuro interventional program, helped launch TAVR, led many service line growth initiatives, and guided successful operations and quality outcomes in both the ER and OR. Joe also oversaw several capital projects, including a major OR renovation, installation of both a Biplane and Hybrid Cath Lab, and several hospital renovations projects, as well as developed the campus master plan, which included an ER expansion and new patient bed tower. Joe was also instrumental in helping improve both patient experience and employee engagement.

Prior to his time at Bayonet Point, Joe was the Associate COO at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, for over three years. Henrico Doctors’ consists of three campuses with 767 beds, two freestanding emergency departments, level II trauma center, level III NICU, kidney transplant program, and offering other complex services and programs. Before joining HCA, Joe was the Director of Operations at Virginia Urology, which comprised of over 40 physicians, eight offices and two surgery centers across central Virginia. He also spent six years in progressive leadership roles at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital, a 391-bed tertiary care hospital in Richmond, Virginia.

Joe received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Joe was born and raised in Hickory, North Carolina. He is married to Liz, and they have two sons.

Laurie HaynesLaurie Haynes,
Chief Financial Officer, Mission Hospital


Tony SpensieriAnthony Spensieri, MD, MBA, FHM, CHCQM
Chief Medical Officer, Mission Hospital

Anthony (Tony) Michael Spensieri, a native of Staten Island, New York, was appointed Chief Medical Officer of Mission Memorial Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, in November 2019. Previously serving as the CMO at Henrico Doctors Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, from July 2012 to October 2019.

As CMO, Dr. Spensieri is leading hospital initiatives relating to quality improvement, patient safety and clinical effectiveness, working closely with hospital personnel and medical staff. Dr. Spensieri leads the clinical agenda and Culture of Safety.

Prior to joining Henrico Doctors Hospital, Dr. Spensieri served as a Managing Partner and Laboratory Director for Commonwealth Primary Care, a 50+ member independent primary care group. He was a founding partner of Commonwealth Hospitalist Services and served as Medical Director. CHS started the Hospitalist program at Henrico Doctors Hospital in 2004. In addition, he received HCA’s Frist Humanitarian Award in honor of his patient advocacy and commitment.

Dr. Spensieri is a Fellow of the Society of Hospital Medicine and a member of Richmond Academy of Medicine, Medical Society of Virginia, American College of Physician Executives and American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review.
Dr. Spensieri is board certified in internal medicine and a Diplomat of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review. Dr. Spensieri is a graduate of Wagner College in Staten Island, New York, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology. He received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and completed his residency at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in New York. He received his executive MBA degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013.

Nyema SayedNyema Sayed
Vice President of Human Resources, Mission Hospital

Nyema Sayed is the vice president, Human Resources for Mission Hospital, located in Asheville, North Carolina. Nyema is responsible for the strategic direction of human resources and is an integral part of the process to transition Mission Hospital to HCA policies, procedures and systems.

Nyema joined HCA in 2013 as HR Coordinator for CJW Medical Center and was promoted to HRBP and Sr. HRBP. In 2017, she assumed the position of VP HR, John Randolph Medical Center, before stepping into her current position in 2019.

Before joining HCA, Nyema managed several healthcare businesses, where she led teams and developed various programs that yielded more engaged employees, improved employee retention and business growth. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion, leadership development and creating cultures that allow teams to thrive.

Nyema received her BA from Mary Washington College and her MA in Organization Development from American University in Washington, DC.

Our Board of Trustees

  • Chad Patrick
  • Michael Frisch, MD
  • William Hathaway, MD
  • Karen Olsen, RN
  • Greg Lowe
  • Kathy Guyette, RN
  • John Garrett, MD
  • Bridget Eckerd
  • Larry Harris
  • Lynn Keiffer
  • Chris Flanders, MD
  • Alex Schneider, MD
  • Laurie Haynes
  • Anthony Spensieri, MD
  • Joseph Rudisill