Lillian Montoya is the President and CEO of CHRISTUS St. Vincent, north-central New Mexico’s full-service regional health system. She is the hospital’s first female CEO since the original Sisters of Charity founded the hospital in 1865. Prior to becoming CEO, she served as the hospital’s Chief Operating Officer. During her tenure, Christus St. Vincent has earned a Best Place to Work recognition for three successive years, earned a Five Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and became part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network of hospitals for its commitment to quality, safety, associate engagement, and patient experience.

As a native New Mexican, Lillian has distinguished herself as an active participant in many community, business and educational organizations. She has been repeatedly featured as a New Mexico top business “Power Broker” by New Mexico Business Weekly.

Prior to her work with CHRISTUS St. Vincent, Lillian led organizations and initiatives to strengthen New Mexico in the areas of higher education, economic development, venture capital, and early childhood education.

With more than 30 years of extensive experience in helping corporate, government and non-profit leaders navigate strategic and organizational challenges, Lillian has demonstrated proven results in developing and implementing programs that make our local communities better places to work.

She is the proud mother of two adult children.