Leadership

Derek Vance, FACHE, President, CHI Health St. Elizabeth and Nebraska Heart

Derek started at St. Elizabeth/Nebraska Heart in November 2017. He has 18 years of health care leadership experience, most recently serving as CEO of the LewisGale Hospital in Pulaski, Virginia. A graduate of Brigham Young University with a degree in management, Vance received a master’s in health administration from Ohio State University. He is an accomplished CEO who sees the most important part of his job as driving a positive culture of high engagement.

Michael Rapp, MD, FACS, Vice President of Medical Operations

Dr. Rapp has been the VP of Medical Operations for St. Elizabeth since February 2017. He is a strong proponent for physicians and has held several medical leadership roles at St. Elizabeth, CHI Health Partners, CHI Health and in Lancaster County. Dr. Rapp practiced as an ENT physician in Lincoln from 1991-2017. In addition to this role he also serves as the CHI Health Partners Medical Director for the Lincoln Chapter.

Timothy Plante, RN, MSN, MHA, Vice President of Patient Care Services

Timothy Plante holds a bachelor of science degree in nursing, master of science in nursing and master of health administration. He has worked in health care since 2003 in various positions. Tim spent four years in the United States Navy as an electrician before attending nursing school, graduating in 2003. He has also held positions of intensive care unit nurse, critical care clinical manager and emergency department director, associate vice president of patient care services, and president and CEO of a Critical Access Hospital. Tim is married with four children, lives in Elkhorn, Nebraska, and enjoys spending time with family and doing church and sporting activities.

Dan Schonlau, Vice President of Operational Finance

Dan Schonlau has more than 20 years of health care finance experience. He is Vice President of Operational Finance for both St. Elizabeth and Nebraska Heart and provides financial leadership support for the hospitals’ business operations, growth initiatives and financial performance improvement initiatives.

Eva Priebe, Senior Human Resources Business Partner

Eva has significant experience in Human Resources and Leadership. She is the Human Resource Business Partner for both St. Elizabeth and Nebraska Heart Hospital and partners with leaders to build a positive culture of highly accountable people who serve to impact our Employee, Physician and Patient Experience.