Jim Butterfield, CEO
Jim Butterfield was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana. He is a graduate of Stetson University in Deland, Florida with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. Jim started his management training in Daytona Beach and Altamonte Springs, Florida for two years before moving back to Evansville to continue his training with Smith & Butterfield for six years. Jim later became the President of the company, a position he held for twenty-six years. In Jim’s spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife, Barbara and their three children Courtney, Amy, and David, as well as golfing and playing tennis. Jim became CEO of Evansville Surgical Associates in January of 2013.
Heidi Petrig, MBA, CMPE, - Director of Finance and Information Systems
Heidi Petrig was born in Southern Illinois and grew up in Southern Indiana. Heidi is a graduate of the University of Southern Indiana with her undergraduate and Masters in Business Administration. She has been a member of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) since 2010. She is a certified member of the American College of Medical Practice Executives. Heidi enjoys spending time with her family as well as camping, hiking, and traveling. She joined Evansville Surgical Associates in July 2004.
Tara Foncannon, MPA, RMA - Director of Strategic Initiatives
Tara Foncannon was born and raised in Owensville, Indiana. She has been a resident of Evansville, Indiana since 2006. Tara is a graduate of the University Southern Indiana with her undergraduate in Psychology in 2013 and her Master of Public Administration, with an emphasis in the public sector in 2016. Tara enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, and volunteering. She joined Evansville Surgical Associates in 2007.
Alissa McMillan, MBA, Director of Human Resources and Development
Alissa McMillan was born and raised in Poseyville, Indiana. She is a graduate of the University of Southern Indiana with her undergraduate in Health Services, concentration in Administration in May of 2013 and her Master of Business Administration in 2018. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Casey, and daughters, Letty and Sage as well as boating and other outdoor activities. Alissa interned with Evansville Surgical Associates from July through December and joined the practice in January of 2013.
Kayla Hall, ACNP-BC
Kayla Hall was born and raised in Mt.Vernon, IN. She is a graduate of the University of Southern Indiana, completing her Masters in Nursing in 2011. She began her nursing career in the Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Deaconess Regional Trauma Center, and joined Evansville Surgical Associates as one of our Acute Care/Trauma Nurse Practitioner’s in August of 2011. Special interests include trauma. Kayla enjoys spending time with her husband, Brad and their two children, Eastin and Stella, as well as sports, traveling, and shopping.
Amber Raibley, ACNP-BC
Amber Raibley was born and raised in Boonville, Indiana. She obtained her undergraduate degree in nursing from Indiana University in 2006 and then obtained her Masters Degree in Nursing from the University of Southern Indiana in 2011. Amber is board certified as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Amber enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. She joined Evansville Surgical Associates as an Acute Care/Trauma Nurse Practitioner in January of 2012.
Kara Rumley, ACNP-BC
Kara Rumley was born in Owensboro, KY and raised in Rockport, IN. She is a dual-major graduate from the University of Southern Indiana in Health Services and Nursing. She began her nursing career as a Cardiovascular Surgical Intensive Care Nurse and Post Anesthesia Recovery Nurse. She completed her Masters of Nursing in 2011 from the University of Southern Indiana and joined Evansville Surgical Associates as an Acute Care/Vascular Nurse Practitioner in August of 2011. Special interests include vascular and general surgery. Kara enjoys spending time with her husband, Derrick, and their two children, Tristan and Paige. She also enjoys golfing, shopping, sports, and traveling to the beach.
Derek West, ACNP-BC
Derek is a native of Newburgh, Indiana. Prior to graduating from the University of Southern Indiana with a Master’s degree in nursing focusing on acute and critical care, Derek practiced as a nurse in cardiac intensive care, invasive cardiology, electrophysiology and emergency medicine. Derek joined Evansville Surgical Associates as a surgical nurse practitioner in 2010. Special interests include advanced laparoscopic surgery. In his free time, Derek enjoys spending time with family as well as traveling, fishing and outdoor recreations.
Kyle Lutz, PA-C
Kyle was born and raised on Evansville’s west side. He graduated from USI with a bachelor in Biology. He completed his Physician Assistant training in Downers Grove, Illinois at Midwestern University. He joined Evansville Surgical Associates in 2004 and primarily first assists in the operating room with particular interest in advanced laparascopic and vascular surgery. He is a Christian and active in his local church. He and his wife also enjoy spending time with family, sports, camping, gardening, and cooking.
Maraget Elsner, PA-C
Margaret Elsner was born in Evansville, IN and raised in St. Philip, IN. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Southern Indiana in 2011 and then completed her Master of Science and Medicine in Physician Assistant Studies fromTrevecca Nazarene University in 2015. She joined Evansville Surgical Associates in September of 2015. Margaret enjoys spending time with her family, playing sports, and working on DIY projects.
Breaha Wininger, ACNP-BC
Breaha Wininger was born and raised in Newport, IN. She is a graduate of the University of Evansville in 2005 and then obtained her Masters Degree in Nursing from IUPUI in 2011. She began her nursing career as a cardiovascular surgical intensive care and surgery/trauma ICU nurse. Breaha joined Evansville Surgical Associates as one of our Acute Care/Trauma Nurse Practitioners in October 2015. Special interests include spending time outdoors with her husband and their two children, sewing/crafting, as well as traveling.
Krisie Medler, AGACNP-BC
Krisie Medler was born and raised in Earlington, Kentucky. She received her undergrad from Chamberlain College of Nursing and her Masters from the University of South Alabama where she received a dual role of family nurse practitioner and adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner. Krisie began her nursing career in the intensive care unit. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, visiting with my family, going to the lake, boating, church, listening to music and traveling. She joined Evansville Surgical Associates in May of 2018.
Mandy Wright, AGACNP-BC
Mandy Wright was born in Big Rapids, MI and raised there until 12 years of age, then moved to Huntingburg, IN. She then went on to complete her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Marian College in Indianapolis, IN and obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing from University of Southern Indiana majoring in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in 2016. Mandy joined Evansville Surgical Associates in October of 2016 focusing on vascular surgery. Mandy enjoys family time with her husband Jared and 2 children, Owen and Jemma. She is on a women’s volleyball team, loves to walk/run, and spend time with friends and family.