Our Senior Administrative Team at P/SL

Learn more about our Executive Leadership Team, their credentials and the positive impacts they have made on the greater Denver community.

David Leslie profile

David Leslie

Chief Nursing Officer

Phillip Sensing profile

Phillip Sensing

Chief Financial Officer

Laura-Ann Cleveland profile

Laura-Ann Cleveland, RN, BSN, CEN

Associate Chief Nursing Officer

Brett Matens, Chief Operating Officer

Brett is the current Chief Operating Officer for Presbyterian/St. Luke’s and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. He joined the team in 2016, bringing more than 15 years of operating experience, with his most recent role being the Chief Operating Officer at HCA’s St. David’s South Austin Medical Center in Austin, TX. Prior to this, he served as the Vice President of Operations at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, LA. Brett earned his Master of Health Administration degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, and his Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS.

In his current COO role, Brett directly oversees operations at P/SL and RMHC, and is responsible for multiple service lines including Oncology, Cardiovascular, Emergency Services, Skull Base, and Transplant Services.

As an active member of the community, Brett is a Board Member of the Colorado Association of Healthcare Executives, serving as the Liaison for all healthcare CEOs and COOs in Colorado. He is also an Elder at Denver Community Church, a member of the Health and Wellness Committee of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the Board for the River Conference, which oversees a network of churches and charity organizations in eight states in the Mountain West.

Brett lives in Denver with his wife, Christi, and their three children. They enjoy skiing, hiking, biking and everything else the Colorado lifestyle has to offer.

Chris Dunbar, VP of Operations and Chief Staffing Officer

Christopher Dunbar was named the VP of Operations and Chief Staffing Officer of Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center (P/SL) and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC) in June of 2018. Chris is responsible for the departments of Environmental Services, Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy, Security, Biomed, Food and Nutrition Services, Respiratory Therapy, Concierge and Valet Services, Sleep Lab, Volunteer Services, Wound Care, Diabetes Management, Hyperbaric Medicine, Pastoral Care and Pulmonary Rehab.

Prior to joining P/SL and RMHC, Chris served as an Operations Leader and Assistant Chief Staffing Officer at The Medical Center of Aurora. Chris earned his Masters of Science in Healthcare Leadership from the University of Denver and his Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management from Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Chris enjoys spending time with his friends and family. Active in the community, Chris is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and participates in the academic advisory board for Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Healthcare Management program.

John Goerke, Associate Chief Nursing Officer

John Goerke, RN, BSN, serves as the current Associate Chief Nursing Officer at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center (P/SL) where he is responsible for the ICU, Med/Surg, Ortho/Spine, Med/Tele, Transplant/Surgical, the Staffing Office, and the Nursing Supervisors units. Beginning his nursing career 11 years ago at P/SL, he started as a new graduate nurse on the Bone Marrow Transplant unit, worked in the Adult Critical Care float pool, as a nursing supervisor, was the clinical nurse coordinator of the staffing office and for the previous three years was the Director of the ICU. John obtained his Bachelor of Nursing degree from the Denver College of Nursing and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Business Administration degree at Walden University.

John and his wife Rachelle are proud parents to Arianna, Landon and Isabella. They enjoy spending time hiking, snowboarding and traveling during their free time.

Maureen Tarrant, President and Chief Executive Officer

Maureen Tarrant is President and Chief Executive Officer of Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. She is an experienced senior executive within HCA’s HealthONE system of care and was named to the position in July 2014.

Prior to her role at P/SL and RMHC, Maureen was President & CEO of Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colorado. She led the planning, design and development, construction and opening of HCA’s HealthONE seventh and newest hospital in 2003. Before opening Sky Ridge Medical Center, she served as HealthONE’s Vice President for Strategic and Administrative Services. She began her career with HealthONE as Vice President of Planning and Marketing for Rose Medical Center.

With a deep commitment to community organizations, Maureen serves on many Boards and Committees. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation. Additionally, Maureen serves on the Board of the Eating Disorder Center of Denver, Midtown Surgical Center and MIC Management Committee. She is also a founding board member of American Cancer Society’s “CEOs Against Cancer”, a Member of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Executive Challenge, an Alumni of Distinction at State University of New York at Oneonta and a long-time member of the Colorado Hospital Association.

Her leadership in healthcare related organizations is extensive. She is an Adjunct Faculty member of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Health Administration and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She also served as Chair of the Board, Colorado Hospital Association from 2010 to 2011, and was a member of American Hospital Association’s Regional Policy Board from 2009 to 2011.

Reginald Washington, MD, FAAP, FACC, FAHA
Chief Medical Officer

Reginald Washington MD, FAAP, FACC, FAHA is the Chief Medical Officer of Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver as well as Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. In addition, he is the Past President of the Medical Staff as well as Past Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. He has been in Private Practice Pediatric Cardiology for 30 years at HealthONE and has served as the Chief Medical Officer for Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children for the past six years.

He served two terms on the Board of Directors of the National American Heart Association. He was member of the Expert Committee on Obesity for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Past-Chairman of the Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness of the AAP and he was Co-Chairman of the Task Force on Obesity for the Academy. He is a member of the National Council on Youth Sports Safety.

Dr. Washington has published over 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals on childhood obesity, pediatric cardiology and related topics and serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Pediatrics and the Editorial Board of Congenital Heart Disease. He is a member of the AHA’s writing group “Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes with Genetic and Congenital CV Diseases”.

He received the Physician of the Year award from the National American Heart Association (AHA), Gold Heart Award from the AHA, Cardiologist of the Year from HCA Corp., the Alumni Achievement Award from Colorado State University, the Civis Princeps Award from Regis University, the Shaffer Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Samaritan Institute’s National Samaritan Award. He was voted one of the best Pediatric Cardiologist in Denver by 5280 magazine for 11 years, Best Doctors in America, America’s Top Pediatrician (Pediatric Cardiology) by the Consumer Research Council, and the Denver Business Journal’s Champions in Health Care. He was a finalist for Surgeon General of the United States in 2006.