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Executive Team

Rick Davis
Rick Davis, Chief Executive Officer
Our CEO, Rick Davis, is a twenty-three year veteran of the Alaska hospital industry. Mr. Davis began his Health Care career at Providence Hospital in Anchorage in 1992, moving to Alaska Regional Hospital in 1996 where he held the title of Chief Operating Officer until 2011.  He joined Central Peninsula Hospital in July of 2011 to become the Chief Operating Officer before taking over the CEO role in November 2011. Rick holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a double major in Finance and Business Economics from Boise State University, where he graduated cum laude. Rick is a pilot and airplane owner; and he and his wife Terry, a registered nurse, enjoy the Alaska life style, spending time outdoors at every opportunity.



Matt Dammeyer
Shaun Keef, Chief Operating Officer
Shaun Keef began service as the Chief Operating Officer for Central Peninsula Hospital In January 2019. Shaun has more than 23 years of experience working in both the profit and non-profit side of healthcare as a CFO and CEO for organizations in Kansas, Oklahoma and Alaska. Including a prior position as CPH's CFO. Shaun earned two Bachelors of Science degrees in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University, majoring in both Accounting and Finance. He also completed his pre-medicine requirements, and successfully earned seats at three medical schools before deciding to continue to pursue the healthcare administrative career path. He earned his MBA through Davenport University in Grand Rapids, MI, and is a CPA Candidate, eligible to sit for the CPA Exam.  Shaun is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), National Society of Leadership and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).   



Lance Spindler
Lance Spindler, Chief Financial Officer
Lance Spindler joined the CPH team in 2014 bringing with him over 30 years of healthcare experience throughout the western US.  He has worked for several for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare hospitals as well as other healthcare organizations.  Prior to joining Central Peninsula Hospital, Lance held a similar position with Boulder City Hospital, a rural hospital in southern Nevada.  Lance holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with majors in Financial Administration and Management as well as a Master’s in Business Administration, all from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  He has taught graduate business courses for several universities and colleges, including the University of San Francisco and Golden Gate University.  He and his wife, Taryn enjoy hiking, fishing, boating, and a number of other outdoor activities.


Karen Scoggins
Karen Scoggins, Chief Nursing Officer
Karen joined our team in 2014 bringing over 25 years of healthcare experience.  Scoggins comes to CPH from Portsmouth Regional Hospital in Portsmouth, New Hampshire where she was the CNO for the 200 bed hospital. She was responsible for operation and oversight of Inpatient Nursing, Emergency Services, Behavioral Health and Cardiovascular services. Karen earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Nursing as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, all from the University of New Hampshire. In addition, she holds certifications in Nurse Executive – Board Certified (NE-BC) and Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS).


If you wish to contact anyone on the Executive Team, please contact Terri Nettles, Executive Assistant, at (907) 714-4721 or tnettles@cpgh.org.