About Our Program
We invite you to jumpstart your weekend of St. Patrick's Day fun at Life Learning Center's Annual Gold & Green Gala Roast, roasting St. Elizabeth Healthcare President and CEO Garren Colvin. This one-of-a-kind event will culminate in a selected panel of "roasters", made up of Garren Colvin's peers and friends, who will comically spotlight our `honored guest' both personally and professionally, while simultaneously admiring the significant impact he's having on our region.
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About Our Honoree
Garren Colvin has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Elizabeth Healthcare since June 2015. In January 2011, Mr. Colvin was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to 2011, Mr. Colvin served in the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He has more than 35 years of experience in the industry.
Mr. Colvin joined St. Elizabeth Healthcare in May 1983, beginning as a co-op student while in school at Thomas More College. He left St. Elizabeth in 1999 to serve as Corporate Controller for Tri-Health before returning to St. Elizabeth Healthcare one year later in 2000 to take on the role of Vice President of Finance.
Under his leadership and direction, St. Elizabeth Healthcare has shown a consistent financial increase and improvement each year. In 2009, this improvement reached new heights as Standard & Poor’s and Fitch upgraded St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s bond ratings to AA- (up from A+). Mr. Colvin was instrumental in the merger of the former St. Luke Hospitals and St. Elizabeth Medical Center and helped position the former St. Luke Hospitals to achieve a positive financial performance. He also provided key expertise during the consolidation of Patient First and Summit Medical Groups into St. Elizabeth Physicians, and he played an integral part in Comprehensive Cardiology joining St. Elizabeth Physicians.
Most recently, Mr. Colvin has been active in the transition of the Kentucky offices of OHC – Cancer and Blood Disorder Specialists – in Crestview Hills and Ft. Thomas in becoming part of the St. Elizabeth network. This is significant for oncology patients and the future of oncology care as St. Elizabeth will be establishing a roadmap for Northern Kentucky’s first-ever comprehensive cancer center.
In August 2016, Mr. Colvin was awarded Cincinnati Business Courier’s C-Suite Award for Chief Executive Officer, and was also named a Hero Against Heroin by Transitions Inc. and received a humanitarian award for his commitment and fight against the heroin epidemic.
Mr. Colvin is a founding member of the Kentucky Health Collaborative and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He serves on the boards of the Kentucky Health Collaborative, Kentucky Hospital Association, The Health Collaborative, Balance Health Kentucky, Tri-State Healthcare Laundry, St. Elizabeth Board of American Nursing Care - Home Care, American Heart Association Cincinnati chapter, American Red Cross, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Andy Dalton Foundation.
Mr. Colvin earned a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Business Administration from Thomas More College in 1986 and a Master of Business Administration from Northern Kentucky University in 1996.
Terry M. Foster, RN has been an ER nurse at St. Elizabeth Healthcare for over 40 years. He also serves in a dual role as an Ambassador for the St. Elizabeth Foundation. He is a part-time stand-up comic and has performed for multiple charitable events throughout the greater Cincinnati area.
Robert M. (Bob) Hoffer is DBL Law’s Managing Partner. He has represented employers of all sizes and industries on human resources and labor and employment compliance matters for over 35 years. In his career, Bob has worked closely with state and federal administrative agencies, including the EEOC, DOL, DOJ, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, Kentucky Labor Cabinet and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. A large part of Bob’s practice includes litigating employment cases in federal and state courts.
Shawn Carroll is the Executive Director of New Perceptions. He has been at New Perceptions since 2011 and has over Twenty-five years experience of working in community mental health and developmental disabilities. Shawn has served our community in various organizations including youth sports, Florence Rotary, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and many more. Shawn "Hawk" Carroll is a former teammate of Garren's at Thomas More.