• 1375 East 19th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218
  • 303-812-2000

Hospital Leadership

Jamie Smith, MBA, FACHE


Jamie Smith is a leader who is dedicated to improving patient care and clinical quality while developing lasting relationships with physicians and the community. Before coming to Saint Joseph Hospital, Jamie served as Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Vice President at Penrose-St. Francis Health Services in Colorado Springs, and prior to that, worked with Tenet Healthcare as a Vice President and administrator.

Earlier in his career, Jamie was a Medical Platoon Leader in the Calvary Division at Fort Hood, Texas, where he led a 35-man combat medic platoon attached to a heavy infantry battalion of more than 700 soldiers. He also served as the Administrator of the Department of Pediatrics at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for nearly two years, and worked in leadership roles in financial services companies.

Jamie is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). He earned a master’s degree in business administration in 2002 from the University of Texas at Austin, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He completed Basic Officer Leadership from the U.S. Army Medical Department in 1994. He served as Board Chair of Community Health Partnership from 2013-2015, and is a board member of Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care.

Barb Jahn, BSPT, MHS, NHA

BarbJahnChief Operating Officer

Barb Jahn's career with healthcare spans two decades. She earned her Bachelor's degree in physical therapy from Northwestern University and after working for Saint Luke's Hospital in Phoenix, began her career at Saint Joseph Hospital as a physical therapist in 1985. She was quickly promoted to Director of Physical Therapy and served in various roles at both Saint Joseph Hospital and Lutheran Medical Center. Prior to her current position, Barb was the Vice President of Performance and Clinical Excellence, and at one time served as the system director for Case Management at both hospitals. Currently she's responsible for Emergency Services, Imaging, Case Management, Lab/Pathology, the Pharmacy, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the library. During her time at Saint Joseph Hospital, she has played an integral part in designing performance excellence functions that result in a culture of patient safety.

Mary Shepler, RN, BSN, MA

MarySheplerVice President & Chief Nursing Officer

As the Chief Nursing Officer of Saint Joseph Hospital, Mary oversees all nursing operations including the general medical / surgical and critical care units, Women & Infants Care, Cardiovascular nursing services and the Professional Nursing Practice and Education program. She is responsible for the departments of Respiratory/Pulmonary Therapy, Performance Improvement and Clinical Informatics. Prior to her current position, she was the Chief Clinical Informatics Officer and Director of Performance Improvement for Lutheran Medical Center, where she was responsible for working with the clinical departments and Information Systems & Technology in the design and implementation of clinical information systems. Mary began her career with Healthcare over 20 years ago when she started as a registered nurse at Lutheran Medical Center. During her 20 year career at Lutheran Medical Center she also served as interim Chief Nursing Officer; director of Clinical Information Systems & Technology; and director of Critical Care, Cardiovascular and Neuroscience. Whether implementing clinical information systems or performance improvement initiatives, Mary always emphasized patient safety elements, evidence-based practices, clinical outcomes, and patient and staff satisfaction. Mary received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Northern Colorado and her master's degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.

Stephen Batuello, MD, FACS, MBA

StephenBatuelloVice President & Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Stephen Batuello has extensive experience serving patients throughout Colorado. Having completed General Surgery training at Saint Joseph Hospital in his early career, Dr. Batuello went on to become one of the most successful and highly regarded ENT physicians in the Denver area. Dr. Batuello is also a seasoned medical director and healthcare executive who has helped several regional health systems and healthcare organizations navigate provisions of accountable care , telehealth and e-health initiatives.

Deborah Roybal, RN, MS, PhD

DebRoybalVice President, Mission Integration

Deb Roybal joined  SCL Health in 2015 as the Vice President of Mission Integration. With more than 24 years of experience in healthcare, Deb brings a blend of clinical and leadership skills to the work of mission integration. In this role, she develops and implements programs that enhance virtuous leadership and a culture of excellence, patient satisfaction, and associate engagement as well as community health improvement programs. She is also responsible for Catholic identity, organizational and clinical ethics, and spiritual care. Deb’s background includes detailed philosophical and applied knowledge of Catholic moral and intellectual traditions, and extensive knowledge of Catholic health care ethics. Before coming to SCL Health, she served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Healthcare Ethics at Regis University in Denver, where she was actively involved in mission integration and formation of students and colleagues. Her clinical background as a Registered Nurse includes pediatrics, medical, and mother/baby with more than five years as a labor and delivery nurse at Lutheran Medical Center. Deb completed a PhD in Human Services with an emphasis Health Services Administration from Capella University in May 2016.  She holds a master’s degree in nursing from Regis University, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Phoenix. She currently services as a member of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, the American College of Healthcare Executives, and the National Catholic Bioethics Center.  

Megan Mahncke, MA

MeganMahnckePresident of the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation

Megan Mahncke has spent the last 12 years working with and for non-profits in the areas of marketing and communication, fundraising, and volunteer management. She combined her master's degree in Conflict Resolution with her passion for connecting people and ideas that led her to a career in communications and development. Megan currently is the Vice President & Regional Director of Marketing & Communications at Saint Joseph Hospital. She has also served in leadership roles at the University of Denver and History Colorado. She is a Colorado native, married to Patrick Mahncke, and they have two little boys, Coleman and Charlie.

Alwin F. Steinmann, MD, FACP

AlSteinmannChief of Academic Medicine

Dr. Steinmann joined Saint Joseph Hospital in 2010 as the Chief of Academic Medicine and Designated Institutional Official for the residency programs. He previously worked at Albany Medical College, where he was on faculty for 23 years and served as the internal medicine residency program director for 13 years. Dr. Steinmann cites the high quality of the residency programs and Saint Joseph’s commitment to the graduate medical education mission as key factors in accepting this position. He is an active member of the American College of Physicians (Colorado Chapter) and the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) / Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM). In 2011 he was elected to the APDIM national Council and chairs the AAIM Advocacy Committee.