Meet our newest leaders

Meet our newest leaders

Huntsville Hospital’s senior leadership team has some new faces.

Since the start of summer we have tapped Elizabeth Sanders as vice president of women and children’s services, Arin Zapf as chief nursing officer, and Sarah Savage-Jones as president of Huntsville Hospital Foundation.

All three bring a wealth of experience to their new roles.

Sanders previously served as Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children’s director of outpatient services and worked for Alteon Health as regional vice president of metrics and quality. In her new position, she is responsible for day-to-day operations at our busy Women & Children campus.

A graduate of Auburn University, Sanders earned both her Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Health Administration degrees from UAB. She replaces Kyle Buchanan, who was promoted to president of our Health System affiliate Helen Keller Hospital.

Zapf began her nursing career 23 years ago as an RN in Huntsville Hospital’s Cardiac Progressive Care Unit. She worked her way up through the ranks to charge nurse, nurse educator, unit director and, most recently, director of nursing practice. As chief nursing officer, she oversees more than 2,000 full- and part-time nurses at Huntsville Hospital, Madison Hospital and our Women & Children campus.

Zapf is a graduate of Crowder College in Missouri and earned both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing degrees from the University of North Alabama.

Savage-Jones is new to the Huntsville Hospital family, but she’s well-known in the community as the longtime CEO of Leadership Huntsville/Madison County. She stepped down from that role in 2017 to care for her aging father and started a company to help other families deal with elder care issues.

We are fortunate to have Savage-Jones take the reins of Huntsville Hospital Foundation, which turns the financial gifts of hospital supporters into programs and services that benefit the entire community.

An Auburn University graduate, Savage-Jones is just the fifth president in the 41-year history of the Foundation. Candy Burnett led the Foundation for 19 years before retiring in June.