Ashley McClellan, Chief Executive Officer

Ashley McClellan, CEO

Ashley McClellan is the Chief Executive Officer at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, an HCA Houston Healthcare affiliate, the #1 hospital for women and infants in the state. Since joining The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, McClellan has significantly grown the Pediatric Service Line (opened January 2015), supported record-breaking delivery volumes (#1 in deliveries for the State of Texas), expanded the NICU to 146-beds (#1 for NICU Admissions in the State of Texas), and initiated a Master Campus Expansion Project to expand all services, including expansion of NICU, Post-Partum, and C-Section Suites.

McClellan is from Overland Park, Kansas, and obtained her Bachelor's of Business Administration in Finance and a Bachelor's of Arts in Spanish from Southern Methodist University. She received her Master's in Hospital Administration and Master's in Business Administration from Texas Woman's University. McClellan is a Fellow and Board Certified in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). McClellan is passionate about women’s health, maternal care and infant mortality and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board for the March of Dimes – Greater Houston Market.

McClellan has been named a 2019 Breakthrough Woman by the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, she was named one of Houston’s “Most Admired CEOs” by Houston Business Journal in 2018. McClellan was the American College of Healthcare Executives 2018 Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award Winner for Young Healthcare Executive of the Year and received the 2011 Young Healthcare Executive of the Year award from the Dallas/Fort Worth Hospital Council. McClellan has previously been recognized as a “40 Under 40” young professional by the Houston Business Journal (2016) and the Dallas Business Journal (2010), and was named one of “Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2016” by Houston Woman Magazine.

Terry L. Simon, Chief Medical Officer

Terry L. SimonTerry L. Simon became the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at The Woman's Hospital of Texas, an HCA Houston Healthcare affiliate, in April 2014. He had a 33 year private practice of Ob/Gyn in the Texas Medical Center of Houston, Texas. Throughout his pre-med and medical school education he was always involved in teaching. He became a Clinical Associate Professor of Ob/Gyn at Baylor College of Medicine after finishing his residency and remained a part the faculty with many various areas of specific interest and expertise, including the Dysplasia Clinic, Minimally invasive laparoscopic Gynecologic surgery, vaginal surgery as well as complex gynecologic procedures. He was involved in Quality Improvement throughout his career. Later in his career he also became involved in the beginnings of the Ob/Gyn Hospitalist programs. He helped build and develop the program at The Woman's Hospital of Texas which he continued to be active until he became CMO.

Dr. Simon received his undergraduate education from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and graduated from Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Simon is married to Debbie A. Simon and lives in Houston. They have seven children and nine grandchildren.

Veronica Martin, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer

Dr. Veronica MartinDr. Veronica Martin (Veronica) Chief Nursing Officer for The Woman's Hospital of Texas, an HCA Houston Healthcare affiliate.

She has over 25 years of nursing and operations experience and comes to The Woman's Hospital of Texas from Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, a freestanding children's hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida where she served as the vice president and chief nursing officer. Martin led many initiatives during her tenure at this organization inclusive of improving nurse engagement, stabilizing the nursing workforce, hardwiring shared governance, and creating a strategy to achieve Magnet designation. In addition she has a sharp focus on patient experience, quality initiatives and collaborating with teams.

Veronica started her career in pediatrics and also has extensive obstetrics and adult services experience. Prior to her employment at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital she served as the corporate chief nursing officer for the Shriner's Health System and had system responsibility for nursing, laboratory, pharmacy, and rehabilitation services. She has also led nursing services at WellStar Cobb Hospital in Austell, Georgia, with fiscal, strategic and operational responsibilities for a 382-bed hospital with shared governance in place at the system and entity level. Martin also held leadership roles at Tampa General Hospital, a 1018 bed Magnet designated hospital in Tampa Florida and the University of South Alabama Children's & Women's Hospital in Mobile, Alabama. Veronica is also not new to HCA and previously served as the Assistant Vice President for Women's and Children's Services at Medical City Lewisville in Lewisville, Texas.

Martin earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)/Health Systems Leadership from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida in 2014. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing/Executive Level Administration from the University of South Alabama, from which she also received her Bachelor's in Science Degree (B.S.N). She is Nurse Executive Advanced/Board Certified and a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the American College of Health Care Executives. Dr. Martin also holds a clinical faculty appointment with the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and teaches in their Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

The care of women and children has been Martin's passion throughout her career, and she is delighted to be a member of the team at The Woman's Hospital of Texas.

Kenny Russo, Chief Finance Officer

Kenny RussoKenny Russo is the Chief Finance Officer at The Woman's Hospital of Texas, an HCA Houston Healthcare affiliate. He came from Community Health Systems where he joined CHS- Cedar Park Regional in 2010 as a finance specialist. In 2012 he transitioned to CHS- Abilene Regional and became the Assistant CFO before becoming the CFO of CHS- Hill Regional in 2014.

Russo attended UT- Hardin-Simmons and received his Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance/Accounting and also received his Master's in Business Administration from Harden-Simmons University. He has dedicated his predominate career specializing in healthcare finance. Coming from a family with strong medical background of numerous physicians and nurses, this was a perfect partnership.

Kenny and his wife recently delivered a beautiful baby at The Woman's Hospital of Texas. He enjoys spending his time with his wife and baby.