St. Vincent Fishers Medical Center – Fishers, IN

Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Management Team

John T. Thomas
President & Chief Executive Officer
John T. Thomas is our President and Chief Executive Officer and has served on our Board of Trustees since August 2013.

Mr. Thomas was the Executive Vice President-Medical Facilities Group for Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL, formerly known as Health Care REIT Inc.) from January 2009 to July 2012 where his group was responsible for growing total net investments for the company’s medical facilities division, including hospitals, medical office buildings, and life science research facilities, from $2.3 billion in assets to approximately $5 billion. During that three and a half year time frame, Mr. Thomas’ group expanded WELL’s medical office building portfolio from 128 properties to 210 properties with rentable square feet growing from 5.6 million to 13 million and the percentage of medical office buildings affiliated with healthcare delivery systems growing from 62% to approximately 90%, while occupancy for the medical office buildings improved from 90% to almost 94% during this period. The medical facilities division’s annualized net operating income increased from $131 million in 2008 to more than $350 million while Mr. Thomas led WELL’s medical facilities division.

From July 2012 to July 2013, Mr. Thomas was self-employed as a healthcare consultant and lawyer. Mr. Thomas has relationships with over 25 national operators and healthcare delivery systems with whom he has worked to develop and acquire healthcare facilities occupied by these healthcare delivery systems and operators. Mr. Thomas also served as President, Chief Development Officer and Business Counsel of Cirrus Health from August 2005 to December 2008, where he led efforts to acquire and manage four hospitals and an endoscopy center, as well as efforts to develop other facilities.

From October 2000 to July 2005, he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Baylor Health Care System in Dallas, Texas. As General Counsel for Baylor Health Care System, he was responsible for legal and government affairs. Mr. Thomas has been recognized for his team’s advocacy work on Texas H.B. 3 and Proposition 12, the 2003 Texas legislative and constitutional amendment efforts to increase patient access to physicians and care through reforms to Texas’ medical malpractice laws. He was also co-founder and chairman of the Coalition for Affordable and Reliable Healthcare, a national coalition to reform medical malpractice laws through federal legislation. Mr. Thomas has testified before the Ways and Means Committee and Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives and a sub-committee of the U.S. Senate’s Homeland Security Committee, all related to health care policy. From April 1997 to October 2000, he served as General Counsel and Secretary for Unity Health System, a five-hospital division of the Sisters of Mercy Health System in St. Louis, MO, where he oversaw legal affairs for the healthcare delivery system and its operating subsidiaries. Mr. Thomas has served on the Board of Directors of Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: EDR) since September 2016. He is the chairperson of its Compensation Committee and a member of the Investment Oversight Committee. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Jacksonville State University Foundation.

Mr. Thomas began his career as a tax lawyer at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCoy in New York, NY in 1990, and was elected a partner at Sonnenschein, Nath and Rosenthal (now Dentons) in April 1997. Mr. Thomas received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and his B.S. in Economics from Jacksonville State University, where he was a scholarship letterman on the football team and was a member of the Academic All-Conference Team. Mr. Thomas graduated with Distinction and Special Honors in Economics.

Jeff N. Theiler
EVP, Chief Financial Officer
Jeff N. Theiler is our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Physicians Realty Trust in 2014, Theiler spent four years at Green Street Advisors, where he led the Health Care and Lab Space REIT coverage team as a Senior Research Analyst. Prior to his work at Green Street Advisors, he worked for five years in real estate investment banking for Lehman Brothers and Bank of America. Theiler holds a B.S. in Biology from Vanderbilt University, an M.S.P.H. in Environmental Toxicology from Tulane University, and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina.
Del Mar Deeni Taylor
EVP, Chief Investment Officer
D. Deeni Taylor is our Executive Vice President – Investments. Taylor comes to the Physicians Realty Trust from Indianapolis based Duke Realty, Inc. (NYSE:DRE), where he served as an Executive Vice President helping to lead Duke’s healthcare team since 2006. Prior to his healthcare real estate career, Taylor enjoyed a 25-year hospital career. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for St. Vincent Health, an Ascension Health ministry including 16 hospitals serving central Indiana. He also served as President of UNITY Health Management Services in Birmingham, Alabama and worked for Ascension’s St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama as the Vice President of Planning and Marketing. Prior to that, he worked for St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta, Georgia, where he served as Vice President Ancillary Services. A graduate of Purdue University, with a B.S. in Pharmacy, and Central Michigan University with a Masters in Science Administration. Mr. Taylor is a member of ULI and serves on their Healthcare and Life Science Council. He is a member of the Healthcare Real Estate Insights Editorial Board and a past Diplomat in American College of Healthcare Executives. Mr. Taylor has served on Peyton Manning's PeyBack Foundation since 2001.
Mark D. Theine
EVP, Asset & Investment Manager
Mark D. Theine is our Senior Vice President of Asset and Investment Management, a position he has held since our IPO in July 2013.

In this role, Mr. Theine oversees the asset management, operations, and leasing teams, providing hospital and physician clients with high-quality management services while implementing strategies to maximize property and portfolio values.

From September 2005 to July 2013, Mr. Theine was employed by the Ziegler Funds and was responsible for evaluating investment opportunities, assisting in the daily asset management of all Ziegler Fund investments, overseeing third-party property management and leasing, and monitoring property performance. Additionally, Mr. Theine’s responsibilities with Ziegler included identifying new investment opportunities and assisting with due diligence and financing arrangements for each investment.

Mr. Theine earned an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and graduated summa cum laude with a B.B.A. in finance and accounting from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.
John W. Lucey
Chief Accounting and Administrative Officer
John W. Lucey is our Senior Vice President—Principal Accounting and Reporting Officer. Lucey has more than 20 years of public company financial experience, of which more than ten of those years were in the senior living healthcare industry. Since 2005, he served as the Director of Financial Reporting for Assisted Living Concepts, Inc. (NYSE: ALC), a senior housing operator with over 200 locations in 20 states and annual revenues of approximately $230 million. He was responsible for the consolidated financial statements, SEC reporting, coordination of the annual audit and annual report, corporate office budget, HUD compliance, workers compensation and general/professional liability insurance oversight and research and implementation of all new accounting standards. Prior to Assisted Living Concepts, Lucey served as the Manager of Financial Reporting for Case New Holland from 2003 to 2005 and as a Division Controller at Monster Worldwide from 2001 to 2003. From 1996 to 2001, he was the Director of Financial Reporting for Alterra Healthcare Corporation (now Brookdale Living Communities, NYSE: “BKD”). His experience includes initial public offerings, as well as various equity and debt offerings and mergers and acquisitions. Lucey is a certified public accountant in the State of Wisconsin and has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin—Madison and an M.B.A in finance from St. Louis University.
Bradley D. Page
SVP, General Counsel
Bradley D. Page is our Senior Vice President – General Counsel. Prior to joining DOC, Page spent more than 19 years as a shareholder and practicing attorney at Davis & Kuelthau, s.c., including the last year and a half as President of the firm, when he resigned to accept the General Counsel position with DOC. He represented businesses in all areas of commercial real estate, commercial lending, corporate and construction transactions. His practice included acquisition, development, leasing and sales of healthcare, retail, office, multifamily and industrial properties. Page has extensive experience negotiating contracts, leases, organizational documents, real estate documents, financing documents and other agreements with national retail tenants, healthcare providers, financial institutions, municipalities, and owners of real property. In addition, Page served almost 21 years on active duty in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserve. Page retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve in 2004. Page received his L.L.M. in Administrative and Civil Law from U.S. Army at The Judge Advocate General’s School, his J.D. from University of Wisconsin Law School and his B.B.A. from University of Michigan. He is an active member in State Bar of Wisconsin.
Daniel M. Klein
SVP, Deputy Chief Investment Officer
Daniel M. Klein is our Senior Vice President - Deputy Chief Investment Officer. Klein joined Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE: DOC) in 2016 in a consulting role. During his time as a consultant, he worked alongside the DOC executive team in the strategy, pursuit and execution of targeted acquisition opportunities that met the company’s objectives.Prior to his consulting role, Mr. Klein worked for many years at Welltower (NYSE:HCN). Klein sits on several prominent industry boards, is a frequent speaker and has published articles in the medical office space. Mr. Klein was Co-Founder and President of CB Richard Ellis/Reichle Klein, a full-service commercial real estate firm. He is an attorney and holds IREM’s CPM© designation. He received a BS from the University of Virginia, where he was a four-year member of the men’s golf team, and a law degree from The University of Toledo College of Law. He currently lives in Charleston, South Carolina with his wife, Robin and four daughters.
Laurie P. Becker
SVP, Controller
Ms. Becker is our Senior Vice President, Controller. Previously, she served as Vice President, Controller, from January 2016 to February 2019 and Controller from June 2015 to December 2015.

In this role, Ms. Becker oversees Corporate Accounting and Property Accounting, including managing SEC reporting, SOX compliance, and the monthly and quarterly consolidation. Ms. Becker has over 15 years of accounting experience including starting her career in Big 4 public accounting. She has more than 10 years of corporate controllership experience, and most recently spent over five years as Controller of Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS), where she was brought on to help to lead the company through a significant restatement following a financial fraud.

Ms. Becker earned her Executive MBA from Marquette University where she graduated Beta Gamma Sigma and received her BBA in accounting and risk management from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Ms. Becker is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the State of Wisconsin.

Board of Trustees

John T. Thomas
President & Chief Executive Officer, Trustee
John T. Thomas is our President and Chief Executive Officer and has served on our Board of Trustees since August 2013.

Mr. Thomas was the Executive Vice President-Medical Facilities Group for Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL, formerly known as Health Care REIT Inc.) from January 2009 to July 2012 where his group was responsible for growing total net investments for the company’s medical facilities division, including hospitals, medical office buildings, and life science research facilities, from $2.3 billion in assets to approximately $5 billion. During that three and a half year time frame, Mr. Thomas’ group expanded WELL’s medical office building portfolio from 128 properties to 210 properties with rentable square feet growing from 5.6 million to 13 million and the percentage of medical office buildings affiliated with healthcare delivery systems growing from 62% to approximately 90%, while occupancy for the medical office buildings improved from 90% to almost 94% during this period. The medical facilities division’s annualized net operating income increased from $131 million in 2008 to more than $350 million while Mr. Thomas led WELL’s medical facilities division.

From July 2012 to July 2013, Mr. Thomas was self-employed as a healthcare consultant and lawyer. Mr. Thomas has relationships with over 25 national operators and healthcare delivery systems with whom he has worked to develop and acquire healthcare facilities occupied by these healthcare delivery systems and operators. Mr. Thomas also served as President, Chief Development Officer and Business Counsel of Cirrus Health from August 2005 to December 2008, where he led efforts to acquire and manage four hospitals and an endoscopy center, as well as efforts to develop other facilities.

From October 2000 to July 2005, he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Baylor Health Care System in Dallas, Texas. As General Counsel for Baylor Health Care System, he was responsible for legal and government affairs. Mr. Thomas has been recognized for his team’s advocacy work on Texas H.B. 3 and Proposition 12, the 2003 Texas legislative and constitutional amendment efforts to increase patient access to physicians and care through reforms to Texas’ medical malpractice laws. He was also co-founder and chairman of the Coalition for Affordable and Reliable Healthcare, a national coalition to reform medical malpractice laws through federal legislation. Mr. Thomas has testified before the Ways and Means Committee and Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives and a sub-committee of the U.S. Senate’s Homeland Security Committee, all related to health care policy. From April 1997 to October 2000, he served as General Counsel and Secretary for Unity Health System, a five-hospital division of the Sisters of Mercy Health System in St. Louis, MO, where he oversaw legal affairs for the healthcare delivery system and its operating subsidiaries. Mr. Thomas has served on the Board of Directors of Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: EDR) since September 2016. He is the chairperson of its Compensation Committee and a member of the Investment Oversight Committee. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Jacksonville State University Foundation.

Mr. Thomas began his career as a tax lawyer at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCoy in New York, NY in 1990, and was elected a partner at Sonnenschein, Nath and Rosenthal (now Dentons) in April 1997. Mr. Thomas received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and his B.S. in Economics from Jacksonville State University, where he was a scholarship letterman on the football team and was a member of the Academic All-Conference Team. Mr. Thomas graduated with Distinction and Special Honors in Economics.

Hon. Tommy G. Thompson
Chairman of the Board
Governor Thompson was appointed to our Board in connection with our initial public offering (“IPO”) in July 2013 and is the non-executive chairman of our Board and a member of the compensation committee, nominating and corporate governance committee, and the finance and investment committee.

Governor Thompson is the former United States Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary, serving from 2001 to 2005, and a four-term Governor of Wisconsin. Following his terms in public office, Governor Thompson built, and continues to build, on his efforts as HHS Secretary and Governor to develop innovative solutions to the healthcare challenges facing American families, businesses, communities, states and the nation. These efforts focus on improving the use of information technology in hospitals, clinics, and doctors’ offices; promoting healthier lifestyles; strengthening and modernizing Medicare and Medicaid; and expanding the use of medical diplomacy around the world.

From 2005 until 2009, Governor Thompson served as a senior advisor at the consulting firm Deloitte & Touche USA LLP and was the founding independent chairman of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, which researches and develops solutions to some of our nation’s most pressing healthcare and public health-related challenges. From 2005 to early 2012, Governor Thompson served as a senior partner at the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Governor Thompson served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Logistics Health, Inc. from January 2007 to May 2011, and served as President from February 2005 to January 2011.

Governor Thompson currently serves on the Board of Directors Centene Corporation (since 2005), United Therapeutics Corporation (since 2010), and TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (since 2012). Governor Thompson was formerly a director of C.R. Bard, Inc., Cytori Therapeutics, Inc., Cancer Genetics, Inc., CareView Communications, Inc., and Tyme Technologies, Inc. Governor Thompson received his B.S. and J.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Stanton D. Anderson
Chairperson
Mr. Anderson was appointed to our Board in connection with our IPO in July 2013 and is the Chairman of the compensation committee and is a member of the audit committee.

Mr. Anderson resigned as a partner from the law firm McDermott Will & Emery in February 2008. He has served as Senior Counsel to the President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (the “Chamber”) since 1997. While a partner at McDermott Will & Emery, Mr. Anderson served as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of the Chamber. Mr. Anderson also oversaw the National Chamber Litigation Center, the public policy legal arm of the Chamber; the Institute for Legal Reform, a Chamber affiliate dedicated to restoring fairness, efficiency, and consistency to the U.S. civil justice system; and the Chamber’s Office of General Counsel.

Mr. Anderson has been involved in national political affairs since 1972 where he managed a number of Republican conventions and served as Counsel to the Reagan-Bush Campaign in 1980. Mr. Anderson has received a number of Presidential appointments, including the President’s Advisory Committee on Trade Negotiations and the Presidential Commission on Personnel Interchange, and chaired the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Conference on New and Renewable Energy Resources in 1981.

Mr. Anderson previously served on the Board of Directors of two public companies, CB Richard Ellis, a national real estate company where he chaired the audit committee for a number of years, and Aegis Communications Group, where he chaired a number of board committees, including the audit committee.

Mr. Anderson graduated from Westmont College, where he was a Small College All-American basketball player, and received his law degree from Willamette University where he was a member of the Law Review.

Mark A. Baumgartner
Chairperson
Mr. Baumgartner was appointed to our Board in connection with our IPO in July 2013 and is the Chairman of the audit committee.

Mr. Baumgartner is currently the Chief Investment & Risk Officer and a Senior Managing Director of The Ziegler Companies, Inc. (“Ziegler”) responsible for review of certain transactions underwritten by the firm for hospitals, senior living entities, and charter schools, totaling approximately $3 billion annually. In addition, Mr. Baumgartner oversees Ziegler’s proprietary investments, private equity funds, and general business risks.

Prior to assuming his current position in 2009, Mr. Baumgartner worked as an investment banker at Ziegler beginning in 1984. Over the next 25 years, he completed more than 150 public debt offerings in excess of $5 billion for hospital systems, clinics and senior living facilities across the country. During that time, Mr. Baumgartner’s investment banking activities have included mergers, acquisitions, and financial advisory work as well as tax-exempt and taxable financings on a fixed variable or blended interest rate basis. Mr. Baumgartner has also had the opportunity to work on numerous strategic advisory transactions for healthcare providers involved in merging, acquiring or partnering with other healthcare entities.

Mr. Baumgartner is a registered representative and registered principal. He earned a B.B.A. in finance from the University of Notre Dame.

Albert C. Black Jr.
Chairperson
Mr. Black was appointed to our Board in connection with our IPO in July 2013 and is the Chairman of the nominating and corporate governance committee and a member of the finance and investment committee.

Mr. Black founded On-Target Supplies & Logistics, Ltd. (“On-Target”), a regional logistics management firm that provides outsourced services to a diverse set of companies, in 1982. On-Target’s logistics and supply chain functions include product sourcing, procurement, transportation, warehousing, light manufacturing, web-based fulfillment, distribution, and second market management. As Chairman of the Company, Mr. Black’s primary responsibility is to oversee the executive management and strategy for On-Target and its affiliate companies TreCo Investments and READYTOWORK®, a workforce training and development company.

Mr. Black’s professional and community experience over the years has included serving in leadership positions with several civic and educational institutions, including Baylor Scott and White Health, one of the leading healthcare delivery systems in the country where he has served as a trustee for over 25 years. Mr. Black is a past Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Baylor Health Care System. Mr. Black also serves as the inaugural chairman of the Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center Board. He is also a sponsoring trustee of the BHCS Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute.

Mr. Black also has served as Dallas Regional Chamber Board Chairman, PrimeSource Board Chairman, and the Dallas Housing Authority Board Chairman. Mr. Black’s college and university board experience include St. Louis University Board of Trustees, Baylor University Regent, Texas Southern University Regent, and Paul Quinn College Regent.

Mr. Black received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Dallas and earned an MBA from the School of Business at Southern Methodist University.

Pamela J. Kessler
Trustee
Ms. Kessler was appointed to our Board on January 1, 2018, and is a member of the audit committee.

Ms. Kessler is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of LTC Properties, Inc (NYSE: LTC), a position she has held since 2007. She has been with LTC as a member of the senior management team since 2000, when she joined as Vice President, Controller. Ms. Kessler oversees all aspects of finance, accounting, corporate reporting, tax, and risk management, and is also responsible for LTC’s capital markets and key stakeholder engagement activities. She has over 25 years of real estate experience and has demonstrated expertise in developing, leading, and executing capital markets and financial planning and analysis activities. LTC is a real estate investment trust that invests in senior housing and post-acute/skilled nursing properties primarily through sale-leaseback transactions, mortgage financing, and structured finance solutions, including mezzanine lending.

Prior to joining LTC, Ms. Kessler served as the Corporate Controller for a privately held commercial and multifamily real estate developer. She was also the Director of Financial Reporting for Irvine Apartment Communities, a publicly-traded multifamily REIT, and Assistant Controller of the Inland Empire division of KB Home, one of the nation’s largest publicly traded homebuilders.

She began her career as a certified public accountant in the real estate group at Ernst & Young LLP. Ms. Kessler also serves on the board and as a member of the real estate committee of the Providence Tarzana Foundation. Providence Tarzana Medical Center is a 249-bed hospital serving the San Fernando Valley and is part of Providence St. Joseph Health, a national not-forprofit health system comprised of 50 hospitals and 829 clinics throughout the western part of the United States.

Ms. Kessler graduated with honors earning her bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Irvine where she was the Vice President of Student Services.

Richard A. Weiss, Esq.
Chairperson
Mr. Weiss was appointed to our Board in connection with our IPO in July 2013 and is Chairman of the finance and investment committee, and a member of the nominating and corporate governance committee.

Mr. Weiss retired as a partner from the law firm Foley & Lardner LLP in June 2008, where he served as managing partner of the firm’s Washington D.C. office and as a member of the firm’s management committee. Mr. Weiss concentrated his law practice in health care finance, representing hospital systems, medical practice groups, and investment banks.

Mr. Weiss is a former member of the board of trustees and former board chair of Washington Hospital Center, the largest private hospital in Washington, D.C. Mr. Weiss is a member of the board of trustees and of the finance committee of Advocate Aurora Health Care, the largest health care delivery system in northern Illinois and Wisconsin. He served two years as board chairman of Advocate Aurora Health Care. Mr. Weiss has also been a trustee of the Medical College of Wisconsin and board chairman of a private psychiatric hospital.

In addition to his work in healthcare, Mr. Weiss worked in the sports industry where he represented the Washington Nationals in connection with its baseball stadium in Washington, D.C., as well as the Green Bay Packers in the renovation of Lambeau Field, the Milwaukee Brewers in the development and financing of Miller Park, and Major League Baseball in the financing of ballparks in San Diego and Miami.

Mr. Weiss graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School (magna cum laude, 1971), where he was Order of the Coif and on the editorial board of the Wisconsin Law Review, and has a business degree from Northwestern University (B.S.B.A., with distinction, 1968). Mr. Weiss is a board member and audit committee chair of Ascendium Education Group, a retired member of The Economic Club of Washington D.C., a former board member and the general campaign chair for the United Way of the National Capital Area and a former member of the board of trustees and executive committee of the Greater Washington Board of Trade.

William A. Ebinger, M.D.
Trustee
Dr. Ebinger was appointed to our Board in connection with our IPO in July 2013 and is a member of the compensation committee and the finance and investment committee.

Dr. Ebinger has been a practicing internist with Advocate Aurora Health Care since 2008, now one of the ten largest not-for-profit integrated health systems in the nation, with 28 hospitals, 8,300 physicians and approximately $9.4 billion annual revenue. Dr. Ebinger served as the inaugural President of the Medical Staff at the Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, Wisconsin, from 2010 through 2013. Dr. Ebinger served as a Medical Director for the Ozaukee Region of the Aurora Advanced Healthcare Division from 2012 through 2014. Dr. Ebinger was also a member of the Board of Directors for the Aurora Medical Group upon its formation in 2008. and served as the inaugural President of the Aurora Greater Milwaukee North Market Management Committee from 2014 through 2017.

Prior to joining Aurora Health Care in 2008, Dr. Ebinger was a shareholder of Advanced Healthcare, the largest independent physician practice group in Southeastern Wisconsin, with 250 physicians and served on its Board of Directors for 12 years. In 2008, Dr. Ebinger helped Advance Healthcare arrange a strategic hospital affiliation with Aurora Health Care to create Aurora Advanced Health Care.

Dr. Ebinger graduated from Cornell College and the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago. Dr. Ebinger completed his postgraduate training in Internal Medical at the University of Michigan, is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is a member of the American College of Physicians.