Meet Our Administrative Team

Mark Casanova – CEO

mark casanovaMark Casanova joined Terre Haute Regional Hospital in January 2021. Casanova comes to Regional from Texas, where he has served as president of CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Christi-South in Corpus Christi for the past nine years.

He was born and raised in New Orleans, started his career as a Respiratory Therapist, and progressed through the management ranks at Health South and Baptist Health Memorial in Memphis, Tennessee.

Casanova received his undergraduate degree in cardiopulmonary science from Louisiana State University, and his Masters in Health Administration from the University of Memphis.

During his career, Mark has had a successful track record for leading quality improvement, patient, physician, and employee engagement, physician recruitment, and developing clinical service lines.

Lindsay Stergar – COO

lindsay stergarTerre Haute native Lindsay Stergar has been named Chief Operating Officer of Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

Lindsay is an outstanding healthcare leader who has spent over 20 years with HCA Healthcare," said Nathan Vooys, Regional's Chief Executive Officer. "We are excited that Lindsay has chosen to bring her talents for program development, physician relationships, and operational excellence back to Terre Haute, where she was raised and began her career.

Stergar comes to Regional from HCA's Continental Division based in Denver where she served as the Vice President of Cardiovascular Services. Prior to her latest role, Stergar held a variety of facility-based, Division and corporate roles in Nashville and Denver.

Stergar holds nursing degrees from Indiana State University, and completed her Master of Business Administration in Health Care Administration from Regis University in Denver. She began her career in nursing at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.

"I am thrilled to be back serving the Wabash Valley alongside the impressive team at Terre Haute Regional Hospital," said Stergar. "Regional has an excellent team committed to providing the highest quality service to our communities."

Stergar is joined by her husband, Trever, also a Terre Haute native and their son, Angus.

Jeff Chilson – CFO

Jeff ChilsonJeff Chilson became the Chief Financial Officer at Terre Haute Regional Hospital, in August 2019.

He joined HCA Healthcare-affiliate Parkridge Health System in 2015 where he served as Market Vice President of Finance, a four hospital market in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Prior to joining HCA Healthcare, Chilson served as CFO for several non-HCA facilities in Pennsylvania and Colorado.

Chilson is a Certified Public Accountant and has an MBA from the Crummer graduate school of business at Rollins College, Winter Park, Fla. and undergraduate degree in business administration - accounting from Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, Tennessee.

Rachel Kelley - CNO

Rachel KelleyRachel Kelley was appointed the Chief Nursing Officer at Terre Haute Regional Hospital in July, 2018. A native of Parke County, Indiana, Rachel has lived in Terre Haute her entire adult life.

Having worked in healthcare since 1988, Rachel first joined Terre Haute Regional Hospital as a pharmacy technician in 1992, before becoming a nurse in 1995.

Rachel started her nursing career at Terre Haute Regional Hospital on the medical oncology unit, later working in the float pool and ICU.

During her tenure, she has held a variety of nursing leadership positions including Charge Nurse, House Supervisor, Manager and Director.

In addition to her responsibilities at Regional, Rachel participates in a number of community events including Relay for Life, Komen Race for the Cure and serving at a local soup kitchen.

Rachel is the founder of the Wabash Valley Nurse Honor Guard, and was awarded the prestigious DAISY Champion Award in 2014. She also received HCA’s Frist Humanitarian Award in 2011.

Rachel graduated from Indiana State University with her ASN/RN in 1995. She earned an undergraduate degree in nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2010 and a master’s degree in management with a healthcare administration focus in 2013.

Rachel is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. In 2008, Rachel received certification from the Kelley School of Business as a Certified Healthcare Manager.