Executive Leadership Team
Chief Executive Officer
Ashley McClellan is Chief Executive Officer at Medical Center of Lewisville. Ms. McClellan served as the hospital’s Chief Operating Officer from 2008 until her appointment as CEO in December 2011. While at Lewisville, Ms. McClellan was instrumental in designing the first freestanding emergency department with an attached outpatient imaging center in North Texas, Flower Mound Emergency Center. She also has played an integral role in increasing employee engagement to be in HCA’s Top 10%, decreasing Emergency Department turnaround times and supported the organization in pursuing many recent accreditations such as Joint Commission Disease Specific Certifications for Total Hip, Total Knee and Inpatient Diabetes.
Ms. McClellan is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and earned her BBA in Finance from SMU Cox School of Business, and both her MBA and MHA from Texas Women’s University. In 2010, Ms. McClellan was honored in Dallas Business Journal’s annual 40 Under Forty issue and was awarded the 2011 Young Healthcare Executive of the Year award from the Dallas/Fort Worth Hospital Council.
Currently, Ms. McClellan serves on the Alumni Board for Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business and the SMU Young Alumni Board, as well as the Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce. Ms. McClellan enjoys giving back to the community and is a member of the Flower Mound Rotary, Leadership Flower Mound Class of 2009, and is a wish granter for the North Texas Make-A-Wish Foundation helping to coordinate and fulfill wish requests for children with life-threatening medical conditions. She enjoys cooking and entertaining friends and family.
Chief Operating Officer
Jim Russell joined Medical Center of Lewisville as Chief Operating Officer in March of 2012. He was born and raised in the North Texas area. Prior to joining the MCL team, Jim worked at Denton Regional Medical Center as the Associate Administrator & Vice President of Procedural Services. He has over 17 years of progressive experience as a Registered Nurse and acute-care clinical and operations leader. His clinical experience is in Surgical and Procedural Services where he has been successful in building and growing volumes in areas such as Cardiac, Vascular, Orthopedic, and General surgery. He has a passion for improving patient satisfaction and safety and enjoys hospital construction and renovation projects. Jim currently serves on the Board of the Lewisville Chamber of Commerce and PediPlace.
Jim received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master’s in Business Administration from Texas Woman’s University. He enjoys sports, especially football, and spending time with his wife and four children.
Chief Nursing Officer
Lynn O’Neill joined Medical Center of Lewisville as Chief Nursing Officer in December 2005. Prior to joining MCL, Ms. O’Neill was the Executive Director and Chief Nurse at The University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital. She has more than 29 years in progressive nursing leadership positions. She has clinical experience in pediatric inpatient and outpatient care and services, including community health and did most of her bedside experience taking care of sick infants and their families. Ms. O’Neill has been a presenter at local, national and international levels on such topics as Family-Centered Care in the NICU and how to develop a Family Advisory Board. Ms. O’Neill is involved in the Lewisville community as a Board member of Special Abilities of North Texas and Past President of the Board at PediPlace, a local clinic that serves the uninsured and under-insured children in Denton county and surrounding counties.
Ms. O’Neill received a Diploma in Nursing from South Chicago Community Hospital School of Nursing, a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Purdue University and a Master’s in Business from Keller Graduate School of Management. Ms. O’Neill is certified in Executive Administration by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Ms. O’Neill has two grown sons who also work in healthcare, one as a nurse and one as the manager of environmental services. Her hobbies include racquetball, biking, water sports, gardening and traveling.
Chief Financial Officer
Lisa Brodbeck is the Chief Financial Officer at Medical Center of Lewisville. Lisa has been in healthcare finance for 32 years and in progressive financial roles for MCL’s parent organization, HCA, for 30 of those years. She has been CFO at MCL for the last 17 years. Lisa is originally from Charleston West Virginia and attended David Lipscomb University in Nashville Tennessee graduating in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She then attended Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville Tennessee receiving her Masters of Business Administration in 1981.
Ms. Brodbeck has been an executive leader on a team that has developed Medical Center of Lewisville from a 120 bed community hospital to a 200 bed Trauma Center with the addition of services such as Stroke care, Inpatient Rehabilitation care, Level III NICU services, and Interventional Cardiac Catheterization and Open Heart CABG services. These are among the existing high level of Medical and Surgical services available at MCL.
Lisa is married to Steve Brodbeck who is also a long term healthcare executive. They have two daughters and enjoy spending time at equestrian events where their daughters compete at the state, regional, and national level. They also enjoy traveling, seeing historic sites, as well as being scuba diving enthusiasts.
John T. Verges
John Verges joined Medical Center of Lewisville in December of 2013 and is serving as the hospital’s Associate Administrator, as a part of HCA’s COO Development Program.
Prior to arriving in Lewisville, John worked with HCA’s Corporate Performance Improvement Department for a year and a half. Performance Improvement teams lead projects that work with facility leadership to identify, design and implement ideas to reduce expense, increase volume, and improve processes. During his time with the department, John led project teams in four HCA divisions, including hospitals in Alaska, Texas, Oklahoma, Utah, and Virginia.
John brings over twenty years of leadership and management experience to HCA and Medical Center of Lewisville. He began his career as an Officer and Aviator in the United States Navy. John reached the rank of Lieutenant and piloted the Lockheed P3-C Orion, specializing in anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue, and drug interdiction.
After his active duty service in the Navy, John went to work in the tech sector. He worked for Texas Instruments for two years, specializing in semiconductor manufacturing. Afterwards, he led the start-up of several small technology based businesses. These entrepreneurial endeavors included publically listed and private enterprises with operations in North and South America, Asia and Africa.
John began his education as a Civil Engineering student at Texas Tech University, where he completed three years of the program prior to joining the Navy. After his active duty service, John has earned three degrees from the University of Texas at Dallas. As an undergraduate student, he graduated Summa cum Laude in Management Information Systems. His graduate work includes an MBA in Finance and a Master of Healthcare Management.
John lives in Frisco with his wife, and has two grown children. He enjoys cooking, sailing, gardening, and travel.
Brandy Farrer, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Associate Chief Nursing Officer
Brandy Farrer is the Associate Chief Nursing officer at Medical Center of Lewisville. Ms. Farrer joined MCL in January 2009 and served as the Assistant Vice President of Acute and Critical Care Services prior to her appointment as ACNO. Ms. Farrer has more than 17 years of nursing experience, and has spent the past 10 years serving in progressive leadership positions within HCA. Ms. Farrer has clinical nursing experience in the areas of emergency medicine, critical care, cardiac cath lab, and recovery room. While at MCL, Ms. Farrer has played an integral role in increasing critical care volume through the pursuit of stroke and chest pain accreditations, as well as the development and expansion of cardiothoracic services, including open heart surgery and interventional cardiac cath lab services. In addition, Ms. Farrer has been instrumental in increasing the employee engagement scores in all of the Acute and Critical care areas; achieving recognition for being in HCA’s top 10 percent.
Ms. Farrer received an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Gordon College in Barnesville, Georgia, a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from North Georgia College, and a Master’s Degree in Nursing from Walden University. Ms. Farrer is board certified in Executive Administration by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and is an active member of the North Texas Organization of Nurse Executives and the American College of Healthcare Executives. Additionally, Ms. Farrer was selected as one of the “Dallas-Fort Worth Great One Hundred Nurses” for 2014. She enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her teenage son.
Vice President, Quality
Sue Cobb is the Vice-President Quality here at Medical Center of Lewisville. Sue has been with MCL for 28+ years. Sue obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Baylor University and her Master’s of Business Administration from TWU. She belongs to the American Organization of Nurse Executives and has her national certification in Nursing Administration. Sue is married to Jerry and combined have 4 sons, 3 daughters-in-law and 6 grandchildren. In addition to the family, Sue has 2 dogs and 3 cats. Sue’s passions are faith, family, friends, and nursing. She enjoys redecorating and music.
Vice President, Human Resources
Dara Biegert joined Medical Center of Lewisville in September of 2008 and serves as the Vice President of Human Resources. She oversees daily operations of the Human Resources and Employee Health departments. Ms. Biegert received her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Texas A&M University and her Masters of Business Administration from University of Phoenix. She has more than 25 years of hospital human resources management experience. Prior to coming to the Medical Center of Lewisville Ms. Biegert led the Human Resources department for UT Southwestern Medical Center Hospitals in Dallas.