Hannibal Regional Healthcare System Leadership Team

C. Todd Ahrens - President and CEO

Mr. C. Todd Ahrens is the President and CEO for Hannibal Regional Healthcare System.  Mr. Ahrens joined the organization as General Counsel in 2007.  Mr. Ahrens received his Bachelor of Sciences and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Missouri – Columbia.  He previously was employed by the Rendlen Law Firm, PC, and then became a partner of Ahrens, Hale & Lemon, LLC.  Mr. Ahrens is a member of the Missouri Bar, the Tenth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American College of Health Care Executives, and the American Health Lawyers Association.

Roger Dix - Vice President - Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Roger Dix is the Vice President-Finance of Hannibal Regional Healthcare System and has held this position since August of 2000 overseeing the financial division of the organization.  In 1991, Mr. Dix attained certified status as a Fellow through the testing process of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.  Mr. Dix earned a Masters of Science in Healthcare Financial Management at the University of South Carolina in 1984 after successfully completing a certificate program in the Executive Graduate Program in Healthcare Financial Management in 1982.  Mr. Dix earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1975 from Daemen College.

Wendy Harrington, EdD – VP - Development/Foundation President & CEO

Wendy Harrington leads the Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation in partnership with the Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation Board. Dr. Harrington, a native of northeast Missouri, is passionate about sustaining and enhancing the excellent healthcare services provided by the Hannibal Regional Healthcare System. As President of the Foundation, Dr. Harrington manages all efforts to raise, fiscally manage and disburse privately donated funds to Hannibal Regional Hospital to maintain and grow its services. Previous to her role with the Foundation, Wendy led a Business Research Group for the University of Missouri, and previous to that was the Director of Marketing for a national mail order catalog. Dr. Harrington holds a Bachelor of Science degree from William Woods University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Doctoral in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Wendy and her husband Pete reside in rural Shelbyville with their two children Taylor and Jared.

 Julie H. Leverenz - Vice President - Patient Experience

Ms. Julie H. Leverenz is the Vice President – Strategy and Planning for Hannibal Regional Healthcare System.  Ms. Leverenz has been a member of senior management at Hannibal Regional Hospital since 1988.  Ms. Leverenz completed her undergraduate education at the University of Missouri - Columbia in Speech and Communication in 1984. She is also a graduate of the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University where she earned an MBA in 1998. Ms. Leverenz has been an active community leader for several decades, and recently helped lead the development of a free clinic in Hannibal where she continues to serve as an officer of the board.

Lynn Olson - VP - Chief Operating Officer

Lynn W. Olson joined Hannibal Regional in December 2011 as President/CEO of Hannibal Regional Hospital and is now the Chief Operating Officer.  Mr. Olson has 35 years of experience in health care, with 22 as a CEO. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, has an undergraduate degree in business administration from Winona State University, and a Masters in Health Care Administration from the University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL. Mr. Olson is also a member of the Hannibal Evening Kiwanis Club.  He has significant experience in strategic planning, business development, quality improvement, physician recruitment and creating and operating joint ventures. 

Tim Polley - VP - Business Development

Tim Polley joined Hannibal Regional in 2009, prior to coming to Hannibal Mr. Polley was founder of Healthcare Strategic Insight, a private healthcare consulting firm. In this role, he was responsible for the development of the practice and delivery of consulting services, as well as strategic alliances of the firm. He has also served as Director of Business Development for a national healthcare consulting firm where he was responsible for developing strategic business relationships with healthcare organizations and identifying opportunities for collaboration and growth. 

Timothy A. Reuschel - Vice President - General Counsel

Mr. Tim Reuschel joined Hannibal Regional Healthcare System as Vice President – General Counsel after practicing as a trial lawyer for 13 years.  Mr. Reuschel earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Truman State University in 1997.  Mr. Reuschel received his legal education from the University of Missouri, where he was admitted to the Order of the Coif and served as Senior Note and Comment Editor of the Missouri Law Review.  Mr. Reuschel served as a board member for Hannibal Regional Healthcare System from 2009-2012.  Mr. Reuschel and his wife, Cara, are the proud parents of 4 wonderful children.

Doug Ruble - Vice President of Facilities

Mr. Doug Ruble is the Vice President – Facilities for Hannibal Regional Healthcare System.  Mr. Ruble joined the organization in 1993.  Mr. Ruble attended Truman State University and John Wood Community College.  Mr. Ruble has been involved in healthcare facility and construction management for 35 years and is a Certified Facility Engineer, Registered Healthcare Safety Officer and Certified Industrial Electrician.   Mr. Ruble is the Northeast Missouri Hospital representative for the Regional Homeland Security Oversight Committee as well as the Missouri Hospital Association Disaster Preparedness Advisory Committee representative for Region B.


Susan Wathen - Vice President of Human Resources

Ms. Susan Wathen is the Vice President - Human Resources for Hannibal Regional Healthcare System.  Ms. Wathen joined the Hannibal Regional Healthcare System team in 2013 and brought with her 10 years of senior leadership experience and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources.  Ms. Wathen is currently pursuing her Masters in Human Resource Management from DeVry University and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Hannibal-LaGrange University.  Prior to joining Hannibal Regional Healthcare System Ms. Wathen worked for F&M Bank and Trust Company as Senior Vice President of Human Resources.  Ms. Wathen is a member and Past President of the Quincy Area Chapter of Society for Human Resource Management, a member of the National Society for Human Resource Management, board member and Past President at the Hannibal YMCA and member and Past President of the Hannibal Early Bird Kiwanis Club.  Ms. Wathen has also served as an Ambassador for the Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce, is a Past Vice President for the Hannibal Free Public Library and was the 2009 Business Associate of the Year for the Quincy Chapter of American Business Women's Association.

 Ann Dunham - Compliance Officer

Ms. Ann Dunham is the Compliance Officer for Hannibal Regional Healthcare System.  She joined the System in 2013.  Ann received her Bachelor of Business from Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL and her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Quincy University in Quincy, IL.  She received her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification in 2008.  Ann has been in healthcare for many years and her previous experience was in Medical Practice Administration, Human Resources Management and Compliance.  She is a current member of the Health Care Compliance Association and the Society for Human Resources Management.