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Portrait of Jose Kottoor

Jose Kottoor

Chief Executive Officer
Bringing with him nearly 20 years of hospital administration experience in large regional healthcare systems, Jose believes in collaborating with key stakeholders to drive success and looks forward to working with physicians, employees, leadership and the governing board at Lake Huron Medical Center to ensure highest quality care for the patients we serve. Prior to joining LHMC, Jose served as Vice President of Operations/Chief Operations Officer for Beaumont Hospital in Wayne, Michigan. In that role, Jose was responsible for the oversight of a 185-bed full service acute care hospital with specialties, including bariatric surgery, heart and vascular services, cancer infusion, women’s health and family-focused birthing center.

Portrait of Chris Fulks

Chris Fulks, BS, MSA

Chief Financial Officer
Chris Fulks is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Lake Huron Medical Center. As the organization’s CFO, Chris manages the financial security and risks of the hospital. He has more than 25 years of experience in health care accounting, finance and revenue cycle. Joining the LHMC team in 2005, Chris previously served as the organization’s Controller. Chris routinely demonstrates his ability to implement new systems, increase efficiency, implement internal controls and initiate productivity improvements. He is a current member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association; serves on the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee at St. Clair County Community College; and was previously on the Board of Directors for the Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce, serving on multiple governance committees. Chris earned his Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Accounting from Arizona State University. He currently resides in St. Clair, Michigan. with his wife and three children and enjoys hunting and fishing in his free time.

Portrait of Sridhar Reddy

Sridhar Reddy, MD

Chief Medical Officer
Sridhar Reddy, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Lake Huron Medical Center. As the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Reddy is responsible for overseeing the medical services at LHMC. He holds multiple licensures and certifications and is currently affiliated with the American Thoracic Society, Occupational/Environmental Disease - American College of Occupational and Environmental Disease, Michigan Thoracic Society, Michigan State Medical Society and the European Respiratory Society. Additionally, he has published multiple articles and abstracts and served as an assistant and principle investigator on multiple research projects. Dr. Reddy is a pulmonary and critical care physician, who has previously served as the Medical Director of Pulmonary Function Testing at Detroit Receiving Hospital; staff at the Walk-In and Industrial Clinic for the City of Detroit Health Department; and as Medical Director at Regional Hospital for Respiratory and Complex Care in Burien, Washington. Dr. Reddy has also worked in private practice. He completed his educational training at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in 1987 where he received his medical degree. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health in Occupational and Environmental Medicine from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. His residency was completed at Wayne State University in internal medicine and he completed Fellowship training in pulmonary medicine in 1994. He previously served as an assistant professor at Wayne State University. Dr. Reddy currently resides in Ira Township, Michigan.

Portrait of Riad Hajjar

Riad Hajjar, MD

Chief of Staff
Riad Hajjar, MD is Chief of Staff at Lake Huron Medical Center. As Chief of Staff, Dr. Hajjar provides strategic counsel to key leaders within the organization, including the hospital’s executive team. He also works to create and maintain cross-departmental relationships to enable leadership success at all levels. Dr. Hajjar is a board-certified internal medicine physician currently practicing in Port Huron. He completed his educational training at the Damascus School of Medicine in 1991. His internship at Cleveland Clinic and his residency in Internal Medicine at Hurley Medical Center. Dr. Hajjar currently resides in Troy, Michigan with his wife and three daughters.

Portrait of Katie Cox, RN

Katie Cox, RN

Interim Director of Nursing
Katie began her career at Lake Huron Medical Center in 2011 on the MedSurg/Oncology Unit. Katie then expanded her nursing career to become the Director of Surgical Services December 2017. Katie obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Mount Carmel College of Nursing in 2014. She currently resides in Marysville with her husband and daughter.

Portrait of Debra SeifertDebra Seifert, MBA

Director of Human Resources
Debra Seifert is the Director of Human Resources for Lake Huron Medical Center. She has more than 26 years of experience as a Human Resources professional and strives to enhance the organizational culture by developing existing talent while increasing employee satisfaction. She is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management and a past member of the National Association for Health Care Recruitment. Debra has previously served as an Advisory Board Member for Baker College, Port Huron and for Ross Medical Education Center, Port Huron. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the YMCA of the Blue Water Area. She has been recognized by her peers at LHMC as Employee of the Year for providing extraordinary service to all stakeholder groups within the organization. Her extensive education background includes an undergraduate degree from Baker College, Port Huron and a Master’s of Business Administration, majoring in Human Resources Management from Baker College Center for Graduate Studies, Flint. She has also studied Leadership Development through Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington. Debra currently resides in Goodells, Michigan and enjoys the outdoors.

Tiffany Francis

Tiffany Francis, MPH

Executive Director of Lake Huron Physician Hospital Organization (PHO) & Director of Physician Services
Tiffany Francis currently serves as the Executive Director of Lake Huron Physician Hospital Organization (PHO) and Director of Physician Services at Lake Huron Medical Center. Bringing 20 years of health care management to Lake Huron Medical Center, Tiffany has been working with LHMC since 2006. The Lake Huron PHO is a group of more than 130 local primary care and specialty physicians. Tiffany leads this organization to navigate and manage quality programs, managed care and high-performance contracts, and health care market changes. Her career history of building relationships and working to ensure collaborative agreements focus on patient care and elevating community health help to strengthen physician relationships at LHMC. Her previous work history includes working as an independent managed care contractor locally, and work with Cigna Healthcare of Arizona. Tiffany has a strong belief in public health, and participates on several committees at the St. Clair County Health Department and with other human services organizations. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona and holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Communication and Sociology and a Master’s Degree of Public Health in Community Public Health. She currently resides in Port Huron, Michigan with her husband and daughter and enjoys traveling and boating with her friends and family.

Portrait of Lisa Beedon

Lisa Beedon, MS

Marketing and Communications Director
Lisa Beedon is the Director of Marketing and Communications for Lake Huron Medical Center. She is responsible for the hospital’s comprehensive strategic and tactical plan for marketing and communication, focusing on raising awareness for and supporting the community’s health interests. She is actively involved in the local community, currently serving as a Port Huron City Council member, member of the Board of Directors for Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the steering committee for the St. Clair County Community Services Coordinating Body. Additionally, Lisa has been a member of the American Business Women’s Association since 2004 and has served as their National President and as a Trustee to the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund. Lisa received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts from Central Michigan University and a Master of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership and Administration from Concordia University - Ann Arbor. Lisa resides in Port Huron, Michigan and enjoys traveling, painting and living the lake life.