Jill J. VanKuren, MBA, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ms. VanKuren was tapped to lead Saratoga Hospital because of her track record of success as a senior executive with the largest integrated health care system in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. She has 25 years of experience in hospital and health care operations and strategic planning and development. She also has a deep appreciation of both the vital role of a community hospital and the advantages of being part of a health system.
Before joining Saratoga Hospital, Ms. VanKuren was senior vice president of operations and chief operating officer at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, one of 10 MedStar Health system hospitals. She has first-hand knowledge of how to maximize the strengths of a health system to best serve local communities.
A graduate of East Carolina University in North Carolina, Ms. VanKuren has a Master of Business Administration, with a specialization in healthcare administration, from Loyola University Maryland. She is board certified in healthcare management by the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Ms. VanKuren is a member of the advisory board of Women in Healthcare. She also has served on the behavioral health advisory group of the Maryland Hospital Association and on the board of the National Alliance for Mental Illness Metropolitan Baltimore.
Jeffrey Methven, MBA
Executive Vice President
Mr. Methven joined Saratoga Hospital in 2006 as vice president of human resources and, since then, has assumed responsibility for the hospital’s outpatient network of over 20 locations. He also was instrumental in growing the multidisciplinary Saratoga Hospital Medical Group, which has more than 250 providers in over 30 specialties.
As executive vice president, Mr. Methven continues to be responsible for the operations of the medical group and many Saratoga Hospital outpatient sites. Additionally, and in collaboration with other members of the hospital’s leadership team, he oversees much of the organization’s daily operations.
Mr. Methven has an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester and a Bachelor of Science in industrial relations from Le Moyne College in Syracuse.
He is a professional member of the Society for Human Resources Management, as well as a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Mr. Methven serves on the boards of the Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council and Saratoga Regional YMCA and is a volunteer coach with the Old Saratoga Athletic Association.
Gary Foster, CPA
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Foster has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the State University of New York at Albany. He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Foster has also been a board member of Living Resources Corporation since July 2012.
John Mangona, MBA
Vice President, Chief Information and Compliance Officer
Mr. Mangona has been with Saratoga Hospital since 1995. Mr. Mangona earned a Master of Business Administration in information systems from Union Graduate College in Schenectady, New York. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in aviation management from from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.
He is certified in healthcare compliance and involved in Leadership Saratoga, the Medical Users Software Exchange, Health Information Exchange of New York, and Health Care Compliance Association. Mr. Mangona also served nine years as a board member of the Saratoga Regional YMCA. He is a member of the Saratoga Springs Smart-City Commission. In 2017, Mr. Mangona was recognized as one of the top 100 Community Hospital CIOs to know by Becker's Healthcare.