President & CEO
Tim Muntz joined St. Margaret’s Health in 1984, as Chief Financial Officer. In 1993, he was appointed to the President & CEO role. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Loras College, and then earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Lewis University, in 1996. Tim and his wife, Cindy, reside in Spring Valley. They are the parents of four children and they have eleven grandchildren.
Vice President of Quality & Community Services
Linda Burt began her career with St. Margaret’s Health in 1978, joining the Administrative Team in 1994. She graduated from IVCC with an Associate Degree in Nursing, Bradley University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Northern Illinois University with a Master of Science in Nursing. Linda and her husband, J., reside in Spring Valley. They are the parents of three children and have three grandchildren.
Vice President of Ancillary & Support Services
Karen Gress began her career with St. Margaret’s Health in 1981, joining the Administrative Team in 1994. Karen graduated from Marycrest College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and from Northern Illinois University with a Master of Science in Nursing. Karen and her husband, Rich, are the parents of four children and have seven grandchildren.
Vice President of Operations
Tommy Hobbs joined Illinois Valley Community Hospital in 2008, as Chief Executive Officer. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arkansas in 1988, and earned a Master of Science in Management from Capella University in 2000. Tommy and his wife, Lisa, reside in Peru. They are the parents of one daughter and have four grandchildren.
Vice President of Finance
Kim Santman came to St. Margaret’s Health in 1990, as Accounting Manager. In 1993, he assumed the role of Vice President of Finance. Kim graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. Kim and his wife, Robin, reside in Peru. They are the parents of four children and have one grandchild.
Vice President of Nursing
Mary Vega joined St. Margaret’s Health in 2007, as Vice President of Nursing. Mary graduated from St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in Joliet with a Diploma in Nursing. She earned a Bachelor of Nursing from Olivet Nazarene University, and a Master of Nursing from Northern Illinois University. Mary and her partner, Christopher Sherman, reside in rural Ottawa. She is the mother of one child.