Committed to the delivery of personalized care for all, with a focus on those most in need, and leading the transformation of healthcare.

Each member of the Ascension Lourdes Executive Leadership team is committed to living and fulfilling our Mission of caring for all persons, with special attention to those most vulnerable, each and every day. Our first priority is the health and safety of our patients and associates. We take great pride in the exceptional care and experience our 2,400+ associates provide to those who have entrusted us with their care across our hospital and network of primary care and specialty care offices.

We welcome your feedback, questions, or suggestions by contacting our leadership team by phone at 607-798-5111 or email at


Kathryn Connerton

Sean Mills
Chief Finance Officer

Dr. Richard Blansky
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Jagraj Rai
President, Lourdes Medical Group

Laura Pascucci
VP, Lourdes Medical Group

Chad Patton
VP, Network Development

Sue Bretscher
Chief Mission Integration Officer

Karen Roeske
Chief Nursing Officer

Robin Kinslow-Evans
Chief Strategy Officer

Deborah Blakeney
Sr. Director, Continuum of Care

Thomas Ellerson
Chief Information Technology Officer

David Clements
Sr. Director of Finance

Lisa Donovan
Chief Marketing Officer

Sarah Burton Dran
HR Business Partner

Jennifer Richards
Director of Operations