Executive Team

Daniel E. McKay, President & Chief Executive Officer

Daniel E. McKay

Dan is a highly-qualified healthcare executive with more than 25 years of experience in senior-level roles.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1988 from the University of Kentucky and then earned a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration in 1992 from Xavier University in Cincinnati.  Since 1993, Dan has been employed with the Community Health System based in Franklin, TN.  He has served the system as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer for multiple hospitals and also served roles as Vice President of Operations for two divisions.  Dan is married with four children and enjoys golfing, fishing, hunting and following the Big Blue Nation.

Bill Snapp, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Bill joined Ephraim McDowell Health in October 2003 as Vice President, Financial Resources and was promoted to his current position in November 2006.  He holds various certifications including Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Financial Analyst and an M.B.A. in Finance.  He is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and Xavier University.  Bill is married with three children and enjoys hiking and working on home improvement projects.

Burt Piper, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Burt has more than 20 years of successful leadership experience in health care.  Prior to joining Ephraim McDowell Health, he held progressive leadership roles at Franciscan Saint Margaret Health in Hammond and Dyer, IN.  He holds a Doctorate of Pharmacy from Mercer University School of Pharmacy in Atlanta, GA and an M.B.A. from Ball State University in Muncie, IN.  He also is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.  Burt is married with two children and enjoys spending time with family,

Ina Glass, Vice President of Patient Care/Administrator, Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital

Ina is a long-time nurse executive with a BSN from the University of Kentucky and an MSN from the University of Phoenix.  She is a licensed nursing home administrator and is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Nursing Executive, Advanced and also is a Faith Community Nurse and serves on the adjunct faculty for Indiana Wesleyan University, Lexington and online campuses.  She is a member of the Kentucky Organization of Nurse Leaders and is married and has two sons.

Lynne Warner Lynn, Chief Nursing Officer, EMRMC/Vice President of Clinical Effectiveness, 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.

Keith Bridges, Vice President of Community Engagement and Population Health

Keith is a North Carolina native with more than 30 years of experience in communications.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Wake Forest University and his master’s in health care administration from Colorado State University, graduating with honors.  He previously worked with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and was a contractor for the United States Department of Justice, training and advising the executive leadership of the Polish Federal Police as Poland transitioned from communism to democracy.  He is married and has four children and enjoys golf, fly fishing and motorcycling.

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, Executive Director 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, 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 20 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.

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