Anthony R. Tersigni
Chair of the Board of Directors
Anthony R. Tersigni, EdD, FACHE, is Executive Chair of Ascension Capital, LLC. Ascension Capital formalizes and expands Ascension’s direct strategic investment initiative ― building a portfolio of investments in companies that will serve to improve Ascension’s operations and clinical outcomes while generating capital gains that can be re-invested to support our Mission. Ascension Capital is also responsible for Ascension Investment Management, which manages Ascension’s investment portfolio, and Ascension Ventures, which continues to provide strategic insights to emerging technologies while generating expected financial returns.
Prior to this role, Dr. Tersigni served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ascension, an organization he grew into the largest Catholic healthcare system in the world dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care.
Throughout his more than 40 years of experience, Dr. Tersigni has garnered the ability to recognize, then capitalize, on growth opportunities to maximize success.
In addition to his appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medical Education at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Tersigni has shared his expertise with more than 20 professional organizations, serving as a board member and often as board chair.
Before becoming the first President and Chief Executive Officer of Ascension in 2012, Dr. Tersigni had served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ascension Health since 2004. Previously he served as Ascension Health’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2001 through 2003. From 1995 to 2000, Dr. Tersigni was President and Chief Executive Officer at St. John Health, Detroit (now Ascension St. John), which at that time was Ascension Health’s largest integrated health system.