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At Cook Children's, our executive leadership team is made up of dedicated men and women driven by one vision, Our Promise, to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.

From our humble beginnings nearly 100 years ago, our health care system has provided the most advanced care possible to children in North Texas. Today that care has expanded to include children across the state, the country and around the world.

Cook Children's Health Care System

Rick W. Merrill

Rick W. Merrill
President and CEO
Cook Children's Health Care System

Nancy Cychol

Nancy Cychol
Chief Hospital Services
Cook Children's Medical Center

Stan Davis

Stan Davis
Chief Operating Officer
Cook Children's Medical Center

Cheryl Petersen

Cheryl Petersen
Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Cook Children's Medical Center

Britt Nelson

Britt Nelson, M.D.
President
Cook Children's Physician Network

Stephen Kimmel, Chief Financial Officer, Cook Children's Health Care System

Bobby Feather, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Cook Children's Health Care System

John McNey, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Cook Children's Health Care System

Jungus Jordan, Payor Relations Advisor

Keith Holtz, Chief Administrative Officer, Cook Children's Health Care System

Jim Cunningham, M.D., Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Cook Children's Health Care System

James Marshall, M.D., Chief Research Officer, Cook Children's Health Care System

Joann Sanders, M.D., Chief Quality Officer, Cook Children's Health Care System

Eric Hubli, M.D., Chief Systems Effectiveness Officer, Cook Children's Health Care System

Natalie Wilkins, Chief of Staff to President and CEO, Cook Children's Health Care System

Cook Children's Medical Center

Cook Childen's Health Foundation

Grant Harris, Vice President, Development, Cook Children's Health Foundation

Our Companies

Bob Watkins, President, Cook Children's Health Plan

Mike Simmons, President, Cook Children's Home Health

Ryan Champlain, M.S., Vice President, Cook Children's Health Services