Daniel E. McKay, President & Chief Executive Officer
Dan is a highly-qualified healthcare executive with more than 25 years of experience in
Gary Bunch, M.D., FACS, Chief Medical Officer
Gary is a retired general surgeon who joined Ephraim McDowell Health in 2020. He earned his medical degree in 1988 from the University of Kentucky and previously practiced in Danville from August 1998 through June 2000. He practiced in Bradenton, FL for 14 years. He earned his master’s degree in healthcare administration in 2019 from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He has oversight for all EMH clinics.
Amanda Kinman, Chief Financial Officer
Amanda is a Kentucky native with more than 14 years of experience in healthcare finance. She joined Ephraim McDowell in August 2019 as the System Director of Finance. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Accounting at Georgetown College and her master’s in Business Administration at Sullivan University. Amanda is married with three children and enjoys cooking, playing piano, serving in her church, and spending time with her family.
Jason Dean, Vice President of Clinical Effectiveness/Administrator, Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital
Jason has 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry and joined Ephraim McDowell Health in 2008. He earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2004 from Utica College of Syracuse University in Utica, NY. He completed an Executive Healthcare Leadership and Management program in 2017 from the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky. He holds a green belt in Lean Six Sigma and is an experienced examiner for the Kentucky Center for Performance Excellence. Jason is married with two sons and enjoys the great outdoors, sports, traveling and visiting new places.
Lynne Warner Lynn, Chief Nursing Officer, EMRMC/System Vice President, EMH/Administrator at Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital
Lynne has been at Ephraim McDowell Health since 1982 and is experienced in both clinical nursing as well as leadership positions. She is a clinical nurse specialist and is certified as a nurse executive, health care accreditation professional and a faith community nurse. She holds undergraduate degrees from the University of Kentucky and Centre College and has an MSN from U.K. and also her D.N.P. She serves on the board for the Kentucky Organization of Nurse Leaders, the Kentucky Hospital Association Accreditation Committee, the Kentucky Center for Nursing and Bluegrass Community & Technical College and also is an examiner for the Kentucky Center for Performance Excellence. She is married and has two sons.
Dr. Shannon Long, Chief Nursing Officer, Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital/Vice President of Patient Care Services, EMH
Shannon has been employed at Fort Logan Hospital since 2001. In 2011, she earned a master’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Phoenix. In 2021, she earned a doctor of nursing practice degree from Walden University. She is a board member of the Kentucky Organization of Nurse Leaders and also serves on the board of the Kentucky Chapter of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.
Lydia C. Tims, Chief Nursing Officer, Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital
Lydia has more than 15 years of experience in health care. Her background is in emergency and trauma nursing, including working as a flight nurse. She served five years as director of Haggin’s Emergency Department and was promoted to Nursing Officer in 2015. She has an associate’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University and a bachelor’s degree from Campbellsville University. Lydia is married with three children and enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Libby Mayes, Vice President of Human Resources
Libby is a native of Harrodsburg and has been at Ephraim McDowell Health since 1998. She has held various leadership positions to include director of human resources, Associate education and Ephraim McDowell MedSource. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management at Midway College and her master’s degree in Human Resources at Kennedy-Western University. Libby is married and has two sons and enjoys reading, shopping, watching sports and spending time with her family.
Tammy Meade Ensslin, JD, General Counsel
Tammy earned her law degree in 1996 from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, where she graduated with honors in the top 20% of her class. She is an experienced attorney who has practiced law in Kentucky for the past 25 years. She focuses her practice in the areas of health care law, employment law, contract law, civil litigation and corporate compliance. She is married and has one daughter and enjoys playing golf, traveling and volunteering.