Todd E. Steward, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer

St. David’s Medical Center

In April 2019, Todd E. Steward was named CEO of St. David’s Medical Center, which comprises four of the eight member hospitals of St. David’s HealthCare, including St. David’s Hospital, St. David’s Rehabilitation Hospital, St. David’s Georgetown Hospital and Heart Hospital of Austin. He came to St. David’s Medical Center after serving for 9 years as CEO of St. David’s South Austin Medical Center.

Steward has 26 years of experience in acute care inpatient hospital management, healthcare consulting and physician practice management. Prior to joining St. David’s HealthCare, Steward served as chief executive officer of HealthONE’s North Suburban Medical Center, a 157-bed acute care hospital in Denver, Colorado. Earlier in his career, he served as chief operating officer of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a 185-bed medical-surgical hospital in Covington, Louisiana. Previously, he served in various leadership roles at PhyCor, Inc., which provided administrative management services to physician networks and medical groups, ultimately serving as the interim Executive Director of a 72-physician multispecialty group practice.

Steward received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Abilene Christian University and his master’s degree in healthcare administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He is board certified in healthcare management as an American College of HealthCare Executives Fellow (FACHE).

Esther Kwon

Chief Operating Officer

St. David’s Medical Center

Esther Kwon currently serves as the chief operating officer for St. David’s Medical Center. Following completion of the St. David’s administrative residency program, Kwon served from January 2012 to June 2013 as assistant administrator at St. David’s Medical Center. In July of 2013, Kwon joined HCA’s Executive Development Program and has since served as the associate chief operating officer at St. David’s Medical Center. In this role, Kwon had executive responsibilities for the bariatrics program, St. David’s Rehabilitation Hospital and The Breast Center, and for a number of hospital functions, including laboratory services; respiratory therapy; physician and vendor contracts; food and nutrition services; environmental services; volunteer services; and, patient relations.

Kwon earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Policy and Administration from The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania, with a minor in economics, and she received her master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

Kwon is a member of the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Texas Board of Directors, as well as a mentor for the St. David’s Foundation Neal Kocurek Scholarship program. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Dr. Andy Moore

Dr. Andy Moore

Chief Medical Officer

St. David’s Medical Center

Dr. Andy Moore was named chief medical officer at St. David’s Medical Center in March 2020.

Dr. Moore, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, served in private practice in the local community after completing a distinguished career of service in the United States Air Force, from which he retired as a Colonel. Dr. Moore served in a broad variety of assignments throughout his military career, including multiple combat and humanitarian missions around the globe. He was a forward deployed orthopedic trauma surgeon in Iraq in 2006 and 2008, as well as the supporting physician to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations during the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa in 2015. Dr. Moore served in multiple leadership positions during his time in the Air Force, including chief of medical staff in three assignments, squadron commander twice, and group commander, which is comparable to serving as a hospital chief executive officer. At the time of his retirement from the Air Force, Dr. Moore was awarded the Legion of Merit.

Dr. Moore completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Yale University-New Haven Hospital. He is board certified through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a Certified Physician Executive, and an Assistant Professor of Surgery for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

Lynn O’Neill

Chief Nursing Officer

St. David’s Medical Center

Lynn O’Neill currently serves as the chief nursing officer for St. David’s Medical Center providing executive leadership to the nursing team.

With more than 30 years of progressive leadership experience in the healthcare industry, O’Neill came to Austin from Medical City Fort Worth (formerly Plaza Medical Center)—a 320-bed hospital—where she served as vice president and chief nursing officer. In that role, O’Neill had operational, financial and administrative responsibility, including the oversight of inpatient nursing operations, pharmacy, lab, acute therapies, respiratory therapy, education, quality, volunteers and the outpatient transplant clinic. While at Medical City Fort Worth, O’Neill was instrumental in helping the hospital improve its quality scores, reduce nurse turnover rates, and increase physician satisfaction with nursing care.

Prior to her time in Fort Worth, O’Neill spent nearly 10 years serving as vice president and chief nursing officer for Medical Center of Lewisville, which is also part of Medical City Healthcare. During her tenure that spans more than a decade with Medical City Healthcare, O’Neill received numerous awards and recognitions, and she championed several successful quality initiatives. Before coming to Texas, O’Neill served as the executive director of nursing for pediatrics at the University of Chicago Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.

O’Neill earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Purdue University in Hammond, Indiana, and she received her Master’s in Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Business in Orland Park, Illinois. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, Texas Organization of Nurse Executives and American College of Healthcare Executives. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and an Advanced Board Certified Nurse Executive.

David McKnight

Chief Financial Officer

St. David’s Medical Center

David McKnight was named chief financial officer (CFO) of St. David’s Medical Center in December 2022.

With more than a decade of experience in strategic hospital leadership, McKnight most recently served as chief executive officer of Johnston-Willis Hospital, a 293-bed facility in Richmond, Virginia. Prior to this, he spent six years at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia, serving as chief financial officer and later chief executive officer. During his tenure as chief financial offer, he invested in key service lines, including robotic-assisted surgery, allowing physicians to perform the first colon resection using robotic technology in the market. McKnight was also the assistant vice president and controller at LewisGale Medical Center in Salem, Virginia.

McKnight earned a Master of Business Administration from Radford University in Radford, Virginia, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech.