Leadership Team

Behind NES Health’s success and longevity stands our distinguished leadership team, which is comprised of board-certified emergency physicians, seasoned executives, and business innovators. Representing decades of clinical and administrative experience, our team is committed to maximizing the success of both our client hospitals and the clinicians who build their careers with us.

Jennifer Moore, CPA, MBA, MHA, CEO

Jennifer began her career working for Arthur Andersen’s healthcare division (now Andersen Worldwide). She subsequently worked in various financial and operational capacities for several health care organizations, including a previous term with NES as Controller. More

Steven Wexler, MD, FAAEM, National Medical Director

Dr. Wexler has worked with NES Health as a Regional Medical Director for the past six years while also serving as Medical Director for Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, Connecticut. He previously worked as the Assistant Director and Quality Director for the Waterbury Hospital Emergency Department in Waterbury, Connecticut. More

Keri Gardner, MD, MPH, FACEP, CMO, National Director of Quality and Patient Safety and Regional Medical Director

Keri Gardner, MD, MPH, FACEP, CMO ,is the NES Health National Director of Quality and Patient Safety, as well as a Regional Medical Director. In her role she coordinates our quality program, which consists of a strong educational program and oversight through online, transparent, real time quality and patient satisfaction dashboards. She assists physicians and their attorneys in claims management and manages risk proactively in conjunction with NES counsel. More

Paul Brizendine, MD, FACEP, Regional Medical Director

A veteran of both the medical field and the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Brizendine brings over 45 years of medical and business expertise to NES Health. He began his career as an Air Force general surgeon, a stint that included one year in Vietnam performing general and trauma surgery. After leaving the military, Dr. Brizendine entered into private surgery practice in rural eastern Kentucky. More

Gil Palmer, MD, FAEP, Regional Medical Director

In addition to being NES Regional Medical Director for the state of Ohio, Dr. Palmer is currently Associate Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain. There, he played a key role in transforming the facility into a premier institution over the last three years. Dr. Palmer assisted in significant process improvements in the ED that resulted in a greater than one-hour decrease in length of stay for admitted patients and a drop in patients leaving without being seen from 3% to 1%. More

Christopher Pepin, RN, CEN, CCRN, CXO, National Director of Clinical Services

Chris brings over 15 years of healthcare practice to NES Health—including working in EDs from Maine to Hawaii that ranged in size from small rural, 4-bed departments to 60-bed tertiary trauma centers. He has worked in ICU settings and was a flight nurse in Alaska for nearly five years. His leadership roles have included Director of Emergency Department and EMS programs, while also undertaking a multi-facility Quality and Service Excellence position. More