Roxanna L. Gapstur, PhD, RN
President and Chief Executive Officer, WellSpan Health
In January 2019, Roxanna Gapstur assumed the role of President and CEO of WellSpan Health. She has over 25 years of healthcare leadership experience working in group practice, academic, and integrated health care systems with health plan operations. Prior to her appointment at WellSpan, Dr. Gapstur was a senior vice president and president within the HealthPartners system in Bloomington, Minn.
Dr. Gapstur has extensive experience in strategic planning, business development and operational leadership in both ambulatory and hospital settings. She has served in multiple executive roles including chief operating officer, chief nursing officer and as a senior executive accountable for population health.
Dr. Gapstur obtained her bachelor’s degree from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minn., and her master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Minnesota.
In 2021, she was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the nation’s “50 Most Influential Clinical Executives” and named to Central Penn. Business Journal's "Power 100 List." In 2020, she was named a “Game Changer” in the category of most admired nonprofit CEO by the Central Penn. Business Journal. In 2014, she was named a “Top 35 Women in Healthcare Leader” by Minnesota Women’s Health Leadership Trust. Dr. Gapstur has participated as a member and president of non-profit boards, including the Greater Twin Cities United Way, Minnesota Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation and the Minnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing.