About Us

CVMC Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors provides guidance to hospital leadership and is made up of individuals who have extensive knowledge of healthcare administration and are passionate about the advancement of healthcare services in the Carson Valley.

Dawn Ahner, MBA, CPA, FACHE
Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, Renown Health
Dawn joined Renown in 1993. Among her many accomplishments, she was responsible for launching Transformational Health Care at Renown -- a model for continuous improvement based on the lean methodology. She trained in Japan and at Virginia Mason Health Care System before introducing the program to the organization in 2010.

Paul J. Fry III, MD, FAAOS
Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic
Dr. Fry graduated from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in 1983. He specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine and is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. His fellowship was with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and he served his residency in Orthopedics with Shriners Hospital in San Francisco, Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco and the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. "Inspired by the adventures of my youth in the Sierra Nevada, I entered college with the intent to become a wildlife biologist," he said. "Upon graduation, I discovered that the employment demand for those with degrees in wildlife biology were slim to none. With few job prospects, and no money, I decided to join the Army and let Uncle Sam help pay my way through medical school. After serving in Germany during Desert Storm, I returned to my roots in South Lake Tahoe. There I my father at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic (of which he was one of the founding partners). One of the things that I love most about what I do is being able to work together with my patients to help them overcome their problems and get back to 'living.'"

Sy Johnson, MBA 
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Renown Health
Sy Came to Reno from PeaceHealth in Vancouver, Wash., where he served as Chief Executive Officer for the Columbia network.
In his role at Renown Health, Johsnon oversees operations at Renown Regional Medical Center, Renown South Meadows Medical Center, Renown's network services including service lines. He also oversees Hometown Health, Renown Health's insurance division.
A national award-winning senior executive, Sy has a solid background in strategic, operational and financial business planning; physician relationships and clinical integration; as well as a keen focus on quality and patient service enhancement.

Kelly Neiger, CPA, MBA
Chief Financial Officer, Barton Healthcare System Kelly joined the Barton team in 2006, serving as Controller and Administrative Director of Finance & Revenue Cycles. She was named Barton's CFO in November of 2018 and was appointed to the CVMC board in the summer of 2019. An experienced finance and accounting expert, Kelly holds a Masters of Business Administration, a Masters of Taxation and Certified Public Accountant licenses in California and Nevada. She was born at Barton Memorial Hospital, as were her two youngest of three daughters, and has deep connections to the South Lake Tahoe area. Prior to joining the Barton team, Kelly practice public accounting in Carson Valley and South Lake Tahoe. She and her husband, Mike - a physical therapist at Barton Rehabilitation's Stateline office - are active volunteers with South Tahoe High School basketball and enjoy taking their family hiking, boating and camping.

Hakeem Olanrewaju, MBA
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Renown Health
Hakeem has many years of financial leadership experience developing strategic financial plans and optimizing business operations. As Renown Health's internal financial management expert, he oversees revenue cycle, corporate services and supply chain operations while bringing in-depth knowledge of hospital operations including best practices for maximizing financial outcomes. Prior to his position at Renown, Hakeem served as Senior Financial Officer of the Medical Group and Vice President, Regional Chief Financial Officer for Puget Sound region of Multicare Health Systems in Tacoma, Washington. His past experience includes serving as Chief Financial Officer for acute care campuses at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle and Chief Financial Officer for financial services in the Oregon region for Providence Health. Hakeem earned his master's degree in business administration from Seattle University and his bachelor's degree in business administration from Eastern Washington University.

Clint Purvance, MD, CPE
President & Chief Executive Officer, Barton Healthcare System

Dr. Clint Purvance, M.D., C.P.E., earned his medical degree at the University of Nevada  School of Medicine in 1996.  He completed his Emergency Medicine Resident Training Program at the University of Michigan in 1999 and joined Barton Health and Carson Valley Medical Center as an emergency physician.  He is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine in his specialty and as a Physician Executive by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management.  Dr. Purvance served as Chief Medical Officer at Barton from 2007 to 2015 and since has been the acting President and CEO of the Health system.
Jeff Prater, MHA, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer, Carson Valley Medical Center       
Jeff joined Carson Valley Medical Center in June of 2018. He got his start in healthcare serving as a Hospital Corpsman in the U.S. Navy from 1993 to 2000. Since then, he has worked in a variety of healthcare administrative roles ranging from director of outpatient services, director of radiology, hospital administrator and Chief Executive Officer. Most recently, Jeff was serving as the Administrator of Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka, Alaska since 2015. He received his Bachelor's of Health Sciences degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2001 and his Master's of Health Administration from Montana State University in 2006.