You and your family can feel confident knowing that your health care is being managed by people whose number one priority is making sure you're getting the help and treatment you need.


Our Valleywise Health executive leadership team is made up of caring people who are dedicated to making sure you and your family are always getting great health care in the best possible clinics and hospitals. You deserve the greatest care the medical field has to offer, and our leadership team is committed to keeping us engaged with the latest technologies, techniques and tools so that we can give you everything you need and more.

Leadership

Steve Purves

Steve Purves

President and Chief Executive Officer

Steve Purves became President & Chief Executive Officer of Valleywise Health in Phoenix, Arizona in September 2013. Valleywise Health is Arizona’s largest and longest serving public teaching hospital and health care system and includes the Roosevelt Campus- Hospital, the Arizona Burn Center, the Arizona Children’s Center, a Level I Trauma Center, two behavioral health centers and a network of 13 Federally Qualified Health Centers that serve Phoenix and Maricopa County.   Valleywise Health has 10 ACGME accredited residency programs with over 350 residents, hundreds of medical student rotations and significant nursing and allied health training programs.

Kris Gaw

Kris Gaw

Chief Operating Officer

Kris Gaw joined Valleywise Health in March 2016 as Chief Operating Officer. Valleywise Health is Arizona’s only public health care system and Maricopa County’s largest training center of physicians, nurses and other health care professionals. Valleywise Health includes the Roosevelt Campus- Hospital, the Arizona Burn Center, the Arizona Children’s Center, a Level I Trauma Center, two behavioral health centers and a network of 13 neighborhood clinics that serve the entire county.

Richard Mutarelli

Richard Mutarelli

Chief Financial Officer

Richard Mutarelli brings more than 40 years of experience in health care financial leadership, spanning both private and non-profit settings. He most recently served as CEO of Heart of Florida Health Center, a system of Federally Qualified Health Centers in Central Florida. In this role, Mr. Mutarelli helped grow the Health Center to eight locations, while expanding services and improving access to health care for underinsured and uninsured populations.

Sherry Stotler, RN

Chief Nursing Officer/ Vice President, Patient Care Services

Ms. Stotler joined Valleywise Health in 2005 from Barix Clinic of Arizona in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she served as Vice President of Clinical Services.  Ms. Stotler earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona. Sherry has over 25 years of experience in nursing leadership.

Dr. Michael White

Dr. Michael White

Chief Medical Officer

Michael White, MD, joined Valleywise Health as Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer (EVP, CMO) in August 2019. In his role, Dr. White works to advance the Mission, Vision and Values of Valleywise Health to improve clinical outcomes, enhance patient experience, and grow key programs. He also serves as a liaison with our partners at District Medical Group and the Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance.