Jeff joined Deaf Smith County Hospital District as CEO in 2016. Prior to DSCHD, Jeff served as CEO for several rural Texas hospitals. Jeff is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has Certified Hospital Trustee status from Texas Hospital Trustees.
He also maintains an active certification as a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician and assists the Hereford EMS team when needed.
Jeff is also an Eagle Scout and is active in numerous civic, community, and advocacy groups, including Deaf Smith Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club and holds board positions with the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals, Texas Hospital Trustees, Coalition of Health Services, Panhandle Regional Advisory Council, and the Turn Center. Jeff was appointed by Governor Abbott to represent rural hospitals on the Governors EMS and Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC). Jeff earned a bachelor’s degree in healthcare management from Ottawa University and a Master of Science in clinical practice management from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He now serves is an adjunct professor at his alma mater, teaching emergency response and recovery in health care.