Meet the leaders who make up MountainView Hospital's Administrative team. This group works tirelessly to keep the hospital running smoothly so our colleagues can focus on what MountainView Hospital is known for: providing safe, high quality patient care.

Julie Taylor, RN, MBA, MSN, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer

Julie Taylor, RN, MBA, MSN, FACHE, joined MountainView Hospital as chief executive officer January 2021.

Before arriving at MountainView, Julie was the chief executive officer at HCA’s Alaska Regional Hospital, a position she held since December 2013. Prior to her tenure at Alaska Regional, Julie was the chief executive officer of HCA’s West Valley Medical Center in Idaho. Julie also has served as the chief operating officer at HCA’s The Medical Center of Aurora in Denver, Colorado.

A 35-year health care veteran and nursing leader with more than 20 years in executive leadership roles, Julie brings a wealth of knowledge and a variety of experience to MountainView.

Julie holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Nursing, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. She is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Julie resides in Las Vegas with her husband and daughter.

Matthew Cova

Chief Operating Officer

Matthew F. Cova, chief operating officer, is experienced in developing service line growth and physician alignment strategies that have consistently generated increased market share for the hospitals in which he has served. Matt joined MountainView in April 2017 as the hospital’s chief financial officer, and was appointed COO in June 2021.

Matt has demonstrated successful financial and operational results for hospitals and physician practices and was named one of Vegas INC’s 40 Under 40 for 2019. Previously to MountainView Hospital, Matt worked at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (UMC) where he created, implemented and oversaw the business development and strategic planning functions of the hospital.

Matt holds a Business Administration degree, with minors in Accounting and Political Science, from Loyola Marymount University in California. He earned his Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Carl H. James

Chief Financial Officer

Carl H. James

Carl H. James, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), has 20 years of experience in healthcare operations and finance. Carl joined MountainView in 2021 from Regional Medical Center in San Jose and has been with HCA for 2.5 years.

Prior to joining HCA, Carl served as vice president and chief financial officer for O’Connor Hospital and St. Louise Regional Hospital, a part of Verity Health System. Prior to that, Carl served in several capacities with Community Health Systems, including Regional Director and Controller.

In each of his positions, Carl had the opportunity to work with team to standardize systems, support growth initiatives and improve efficiencies to improve healthcare delivery for patients.

Carl received a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Southern New Hampshire University and his master’s degree in business administration from California State University – Monterey Bay.


VP, Quality/Risk

Harsha Dave is vice president of quality/risk and is dedicated in providing quality, patient and family-centered care in hospital settings. She is committed to clinical excellence and a philosophy of “the Patient comes first.”

Before becoming Vice President of Quality/Risk management, Harsha spent four years as a director of infection prevention & control in which she helped restructure the Infection Prevention program that has resulted in a decrease in hospital acquired infections and increased patient satisfaction. Prior to this, Harsha spent 10 years as an infection preventionist interacting with front line staff and educating them on the importance of preventing infections.

Harsha grew up in Uganda, East Africa, and lived in London with her family prior to moving to United States to build her career. She has a wide variety of experience from working at a children’s hospital in Atlanta, to owning a hospitality business in Arizona.

Harsha enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.

Chris Marlin

VP, Human Resources

Chris Marlin, vice president of human resources, has been with MountainView Hospital since August 2020. Chris has more than 23 years of experience in human resources management roles within HCA.

Chris focuses on the overall strategic human capital of the organization and has a proven track record of low turnover and high employee engagement in the facilities he has been in. Chris has a BA in Human Resources Administration, and an MBA from St. Leo University in Tampa, Florida.

Prior to Las Vegas, Chris resided in Denver, Colorado and Roanoke, Virginia, but most of his family calls Florida home. Chris is married to his wife, Seglinda, an ARNP, and in his spare time, enjoys Jeeping, traveling, and taking care of his greyhounds and a parrot.

Jennifer McDonnell, MBA

Director, Public Relations & Communications

Jennifer McDonnell has been with MountainView Hospital since November 2012. She is an experienced and award-winning communications executive with experience in developing major initiatives, media relations, crisis communications and community events.

Jennifer was named to Vegas Inc.’s 40 under 40 in 2018 and has received several awards for marketing and communications, including the Aster Award and PRSA Pinnacle Award. Prior to her career in healthcare communications, Jennifer was a journalist, reporting on business, real estate and legal matters.

Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois and her MBA from Roseman University of Health Sciences. She also has a certificate in Public Relations from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Derrick Naegler

Assistant Administrator

Derrick Naegler, MHA, Joined MountainView Hospital as assistant administrator September 2020.

Before arriving at MountainView, Derrick was a member of the HCA Executive Residency Program and served as the administrative resident at Southern Hills Hospital in Las Vegas. Prior to Joining HCA Naegler worked for University of Florida Health-Department of Anesthesiology. Growing up in a family of healthcare professionals, Naegler was raised with the values that accompany compassionate patient care, the development of meaningful connections, and a dedication to the service of others.

Naegler has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the Florida State University and a Masters of Health Administration from the University of Florida.

Michelle Cash

Associate Chief Nursing Officer

Michelle Cash, MSN, RN, joined MountainView Hospital as associate chief nursing officer February 2021.

Prior to joining the MountainView family, Michelle was Director of Women’s and Children’s Services at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center/Sunrise Children’s Hospital. During her 20 year tenure at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center/Sunrise Children’s Hospital she served in a number of leadership roles each with increased administrative responsibilities. From Director of Patient Services for the adult units, Director of Pediatrics, and Administrative Director of Pediatrics, which included oversight of Neonatal ICU, Pediatric ICU and Pediatrics. Michelle started her nursing career 27 years ago in Canada and continues thrive on the privilege to work in a career that allows her to improve the quality, safety and health of others.

She earned her Master’s degree in Nursing with a focus on leadership and her undergraduate degree from Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona. She received her nursing diploma from the College of New Caledonia, Prince George, British Columbia. Michelle’s pride and joy are her two sons.