Lovelace Division

Richard Haun

Chief Financial Officer


Richard Haun has served as chief financial officer for Lovelace Health System since May 2021. Richard has been the division CFO for the Ardent Health Services Americas Division for several years and will continue to serve in that role in addition to division CFO for Lovelace Health System.

Richard previously served as CFO of Lovelace Women’s Hospital from 2009 – 2010. He is consistent in developing and implementing strategic and tactical plans, forging business relationships and working closely with clinical and management teams. With more than 19 years of progressive and successful leadership experiences, he consistently supports organizations in achieving superior revenue growth, operating profit, and margin levels. He has been instrumental in guiding Lovelace financially as we cared for our community in the face of COVID-19.

Richard earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting from University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.

Vesta Sandoval, MD

Chief Medical Officer


As an integral part of the Lovelace family, Dr. Sandoval has served as past Chief of Staff at Lovelace Medical Center, Chair of the Ethics Committee, and served as chair or member of Critical Care, Stroke, Peer Review and Credentials Committees. She also served as the Director of the intensive care unit (ICU) and Director of Respiratory services for Lovelace Westside Hospital, Lovelace Women’s Hospital and Lovelace Medical Center. She is the immediate past president of the Greater Albuquerque Medical Association (GAMA) and currently serves on their Board.

Dr Sandoval was born and raised in New Mexico, graduating from Los Lunas High School and attending college on a basketball scholarship.

Dr. Sandoval received a bachelor of science degree from University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, TX and a master of science degree from University of Houston at Clear Lake in Houston, TX. She earned her degree in medicine from Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Lubbock, TX. Dr. Sandoval completed her internal medicine residency at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, as well as her fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine.

Dr. Sandoval has been a Fellow of American Chest Physicians since 2001. She was named a Top Doc by ABQ the Magazine in 2012.

Troy Greer

Market President


Troy Greer is market president and chief executive officer of Lovelace Health System.

Troy previously served Lovelace Health System for 13 years, as CEO of Lovelace Westside Hospital from 2007-2012 and as CEO of Lovelace Medical Center (LMC) from 2012-2020. After serving as president and CEO of Boone Health in Columbia, Missouri, where he oversaw the system’s 392-bed Magnet-accredited medical center, medical group and its services across 25 counties, Troy returned to Albuquerque.

Troy has been named a top-performing CEO by New Mexico Business Weekly and an honoree of the publication’s Forty Under 40 award, which recognizes leadership of those under 40 years old who are helping shape and improve the state. Under his leadership, LWSH was named among the top 50 Best Places to Work in Healthcare in the nation, according to Modern Healthcare magazine. It was also named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures from The Joint Commission and earned a Roadrunner Recognition from New Mexico Quality Award. Under Troy’s leadership at LMC, the hospital was named to Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare three years running. LMC also earned the Platinum Award of Quality in 2016

Troy earned his master of science in Healthcare Administration and master of business administration from the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Troy also earned his bachelor of science also from the University of Alabama. Greer a board chair of Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico.