Charles Laird

Chief Executive Officer

St. David’s South Austin Medical Center

Charles Laird was named chief executive officer of St. David's South Austin Medical Center in May 2019. Prior to joining St. David's South Austin Medical Center, Laird served as CEO of Menorah Medical Center―a full-service, acute care hospital in Overland Park, Kansas--for four years.

During his time at Menorah Medical Center, Laird developed and expanded key service lines, recruited regionally recognized physicians to advance program development, improved physician satisfaction, decreased nurse turnover, increased quality metrics and improved patient experience. Additionally, Laird secured funding for a $65-million capital expansion project. Laird began his healthcare administration career as an administrative resident for St. David's HealthCare. He also served as an associate administrator at St. David's Round Rock Medical Center early in his career before assuming a number of other leadership roles at hospitals in Texas and Kansas.

Earlier in his career, Laird served as chief operating officer at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Houston and chief operating officer at West Houston Medical Center.

Laird received a Bachelor of Arts from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and he earned his master's degree in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio.

DeVry Anderson

Chief Medical Officer

St. David’s South Austin Medical Center

Dr. DeVry Anderson was named chief medical officer of St. David’s South Austin Medical Center in April 2020.

Dr. Anderson, a board-certified family medicine physician, previously served as vice president of medical services for Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood, Texas. In that role, he was responsible for the alignment of healthcare delivery with facility business performance planning, as well as oversight of quality, safety and patient experience in 22 hospital departments with 1,350 clinical staff members.

A retired U.S. Army Colonel and Bronze Star Medal recipient, Dr. Anderson completed a residency in family medicine at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood. In addition to his medical degrees, he also earned a master’s degree in business administration from Norwich School of Business in Vermont and completed graduate studies in strategic leadership at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, as well as the Executive Leadership Certificate program at Harvard University’s School of Public Health. He is also a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Seth Herrick

Chief Financial Officer

St. David's South Austin Medical Center

Seth Herrick was named chief financial officer of St. David's South Austin Medical Center in May 2023.

Before joining St. David's South Austin Medical Center, Herrick served as the chief financial officer at Heart Hospital of Austin, where he was instrumental in the completion of several major capital projects, including the expansion of the hospital's intermediate and progressive care units. He also played a vital role in the launch of the hospital's Advanced Heart Failure Program.

Prior to his time at the Heart Hospital of Austin, Herrick served as vice president of finance in Medical City Arlington. In this role, he led data analytics for the hospital-based Next Generation Growth project supporting the hospital's five-year strategic plan. He also worked as a controller and a financial reporting manager for the hospital.

From 2007 to 2010, Herrick served as a financial analyst for John Peter Smith Health Network in Fort Worth. Before entering the healthcare industry, he worked as an information technology analyst for Burlington Resources in Fort Worth, which was later acquired by ConocoPhillips.

Herrick earned his master's and bachelor's degrees in business administration from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth. He is also a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Michael Lopez

Chief Nursing Officer

St. David’s South Austin Medical Center

Michael Lopez was named chief nursing officer for St. David’s South Austin Medical Center in March 2021. Lopez has been part of St. David’s HealthCare since 2013, serving as chief nursing officer for Heart Hospital of Austin and St. David’s Georgetown Hospital. Prior to that, Lopez served as the associate chief nursing officer St. David’s South Austin Medical Center for two years, with oversight of numerous operations across various nursing departments. During this time, Lopez led multiple clinical performance improvement initiatives, as well as served as the executive champion for the implementation strategies in nursing to achieve the highest patient satisfaction scores in five years.

Lopez obtained his bachelor’s degree in nursing from The University of Texas at Arlington, and he earned his Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in healthcare from Texas Woman’s University.