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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 through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.

From our humble beginnings 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.

Rick W. Merrill

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

Tony Bagwell

Tony Bagwell
Senior Vice President, Chief Institutional Investment Officer
Cook Children’s Health Care System

Jim Cunningham, M.D.

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

Nancy Cychol

Nancy Cychol
Chief of Hospital Services and Affiliate Ventures
Cook Children’s Medical Center

Stan Davis

Stan Davis
Chief Operating Officer
Cook Children’s Medical Center

Bobby Feather

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

Joe Gallagher

Joe Gallagher
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer
Cook Children's Health Care System

Robert Goodwill

Robert Goodwill
Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Cook Children’s Physician Network

Grant Harris

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

Keith Holtz

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

Stephen Kimmel

Stephen Kimmel
Executive Vice President, System Finance
Cook Children's Health Care System

Wini King

Wini King
Chief of Communications, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Cook Children's Health Care System

Karen Love

Karen Love
President
Cook Children’s Health Plan

Theresa Meadows

Theresa Meadows
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Cook Children’s Health Care System

Britt Nelson

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

Chris Pedigo

Chris Pedigo
Senior Vice President, System Planning, Health Analytics and The Center For Children’s Health
Cook Children’s Health Care System

Cheryl Petersen

Cheryl Petersen
Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer
Cook Children’s Medical Center

Cory Rhodes

Cory Rhodes
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Cook Children’s Health Care System

Joann Sanders, M.D.

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

Mike Simmons

Mike Simmons
President
Cook Children's Home Health

Kent Smith

Kent Smith
Chief Compliance Officer
Cook Children's Health Care System

Natalie Wilkins

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

Sherry Vetter

Sherry Vetter
Chief Operating Officer
Cook Children’s Health Plan