Shake up at St. John’s continues, CNO out

JACKSON, Wyo. — Another leadership shift is underway at St. John’s Health. Interim CEO David Robertson announced yesterday via email to staff that Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Marsha Sensat is “no longer employed at St. John’s.”

Sensat was selected for the CNO position in the spring of 2019. Prior to her work at St. John’s, Sensat served as Chief Nursing Officer at Pikes Peak Regional Hospital & Surgical Center in Woodland Park, CO.

In the email, Robertson said,  “it is our plan to implement a shared nursing leadership model which will place nursing leadership much closer to the point of care delivery.”

The new leadership team to fill the CNO position is comprised of Jennifer Chiappa, RN, Mary Ponce, RN, and Naomi Starcevich, RN.

Jennifer Chiappa is the inpatient rehab program director, Mary Ponce is the director of critical care services, and  Naomi Starcevich is the director of case management.

The email lacked specific details about the leadership change. “Much more will be announced in the days ahead regarding specifics of this shared leadership model,” Robertson said.

In July of 2021, St. John’s Health Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of CEO Will Wagnon. Wagnon served just shy of six months in the role. David Robertson has since taken over as interim CEO.

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.

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