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Executive Team

Jayne Pope, CEO Jayne E. Pope, RN, FACHE, MBA, is the Chief Executive Officer for Hill Country Memorial, a 2014 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient.

Prior to accepting the CEO position, Jayne served as Chief Nursing Officer at HCM. Formerly, Jayne was the CEO of Clinic Systems at a large network of clinics in Central Texas, which she led in achieving the highest level of Patient Centered Medical Home recognition.

A visionary and strategic leader, Jayne has increased staff ownership of HCM’s key initiatives, resulting in empowered teams, remarkable patient outcomes and accelerated leadership development. Hill Country Memorial patient experience and Value Based Purchasing performance rank in the top decile of the nation.

Jayne is a member of the Texas Hospital Associations Board of Trustees, and a Board Member of the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals. She was recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of Americas 60 rural hospital CEOs to know for 5 consecutive years, 2013 through 2018.

James Partin, CMO James Partin,MD, MHCM has served Hill Country Memorial as Chief Medical Officer since 2011 and has been a member of the HCM medical staff for 15 years. He leads and oversees the medical staff efforts around quality, planning and staff development, and he serves as the communication liaison with hospital administration.

Dr. Partin has been involved in primary care medicine for more 30 years in private practice. He holds a Master’s of Science degree in Healthcare Management from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Maureen Polivka, CNO Maureen Polivka, RN, BSN, JD has served Hill Country Memorial as Chief Nursing Officer since 2013. Prior to serving as CNO, she served HCM as Patient Safety Director from 2012-2013. As the nursing leader, Maureen strives to build and strengthen a professional, collaborative and patient-focused practice environment.

She has 30 years of healthcare experience, with more than 15 years in health care leadership. Maureen develops future leaders in nursing by fostering autonomy, empowerment and accountability in front line nurses.

Mike Reno, COO Mike Reno, MSHA has served Hill Country Memorial as the Chief Operating Officer since 2013. He served as Vice President and Senior Executive at St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, Idaho, and oversaw operations for seven non-profit, rural hospitals. Previously, he worked with RWD Technologies and St. Luke’s Episcopal Healthcare System in Houston. He served in the U.S. Army for five years as a Medical Logistics Sergeant. He holds a Master’s of Science in Healthcare Administration from Houston Baptist University.

Susan Neves Susan Neves Chief Financial Officer at Hill Country Memorial.

Alysha Metzger, CHRO Alysha Metzger, BBA, MBA, Chief Human Resources Officer joined Hill Country Memorial in January 2011; she previously led recruitment efforts for 13 US military installations, building strong relationships with Junior Officer candidates to develop interest in the recruiting firm’s preparation program and mentoring them to successfully transition from the military to business opportunities in Fortune 500 companies.

Alysha manages the overall human resources operations including: employment, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, performance management processes, and education and training. She has led the development and implementation of innovative workforce processes including values-based hiring, quarterly coaching plans aligned with strategic initiatives and workforce reward and recognition programs.

Alysha is energized daily by the opportunity to influence and foster an environment conducive to helping team members achieve their goals, personally and professionally. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources and a Master of Business Administration.

Clinton D. Kotal, COO HCM Medical Group Clinton D. Kotal has served as Chief Operating Officer for HCM Medical Group and HCM Surgery Center since 2017. Prior to joining Hill Country Memorial, Mr. Kotal served as the Vice President for Ambulatory Services and Network of Care for the The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. Mr. Kotal has also served in various leadership and consulting roles with large healthcare organizations across the country.

Mr. Kotal received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Texas Tech University and his Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX.

Amanda Stevens, Executive Director HCM Foundation Amanda Stevens , MBA, CFRE is the Executive Director of HCM Brand and Foundation. In 2005, she left her work in Chengdu, Sichuan, China, to return home to Fredericksburg, Texas. After taking a position at Hill Country Memorial Foundation, she quickly found a love for philanthropy and helping community members meet their philanthropic objectives through giving to local health care. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and has her MBA in ethical leadership from Schreiner University. In 2018, Amanda was recognized by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy as one of their inaugural 40 under 40 leaders in healthcare development.