January 2005

Blye Named Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasury


ColleenBlye Photo

Following a national search, Colleen Blye was named senior vice president
of finance and treasury and chief financial officer for Catholic Health Initiatives, effective January 17.

Blye has been with Catholic Health Initiatives and a founding member
system since 1989. Since 1998, she served as vice president of financial services, responsible for developing, implementing and executing financial systems.

"Colleen has proven administrative and team-building skills," said Kevin Lofton, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives. "She has played the key leadership role in effectively managing and coordinating Catholic Health Initiatives' acquisition and divestiture initiatives during the past four years."

Blye previously served as chief financial officer for St. Joseph Medical Center, Reading, Pa., and was part of the finance leadership team of the former Franciscan Health System, Aston, Pa. She started her career in finance with Ernst & Young in Philadelphia, Pa.

Blye is a graduate of the University of Delaware, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. She will be based in the Denver officer of Catholic Health Initiatives.