David S. Jevsevar, M.D., MBA, FAAOS
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Jevsevar is Chief Executive Officer and an orthopedic surgeon. Before joining OrthoVirginia in 2022, Dr. Jevsevar was an orthopedic surgeon, professor, and an academic researcher aswell as chair and regional vice-president of orthopedics at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health.
Board-certified in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Jevsevar attended Saint Vincent College for his undergraduate education and received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Jevsevar completed his general surgery internship at The Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and a research fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by an orthopedic surgery residency at the Tufts Affiliated Orthopaedic Residency and Allegheny General Hospital. He also completed a residency in anesthesiology at the University of Washington Teaching Hospital. Dr. Jevsevar holds a Master of Business Administration from the Raymond J. Harbert School of Business at Auburn University.
After serving in the Air Force, Dr. Jevsevar started a successful private practice. When he sold the practice to Intermountain Healthcare, he became the medical director of their orthopedic clinical program before moving to Dartmouth-Hitchcock.
Chief Operating Officer
Barbie has been with OrthoVirginia for most of her career, starting as the Operations Director for Central Virginia Orthopaedics in the 1990s. When local orthopedic practices merged in 2005 she became the Director of Operations at the Orthopaedic Center of Central Virginia (OCCV). When OCCV merged with OrthoVirginia in 2016, Barbie became the Chief Administrative Officer for the West region and later the East region as well. She started her current position in 2021.
She earned a bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of Virginia and a masters of business administration from Averett University.
Christopher Higgins, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Early in his career Chris was a senior accountant at Deloitte & Touche and a finance manager at Thomas Jefferson University. He became the chief financial officer and vice president of operations of Founders Healthcare before being the chief operating officer for the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining OrthoVirginia in 2019, Chris was the executive director of finance and business transformation at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System.
Chris has a bachelor of science in business from La Salle University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Sara has a background in both health and law, serving as a practice administrator for Charlottesville Hand Surgery before receiving her law degree. She was an associate at healthcare-focused law firms, and the associate general counsel for the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association before she joined OrthoVirginia.
Sara received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Virginia and a master of health administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. She earned her law degree at the University of Richmond.
Terri Ripley, MIT, CPHIMS, FHIMSS
Chief Information Officer
Terri started at Centra, a health system in the Lynchburg area, as a programmer and analyst. Later roles included team leader revenue cycle, team leader web development, and manager of applications services. Her final role at Centra was as the director for systems and programming. After a couple of years as a consultant she went to Inova Health System as the assistant vice president for project portfolio management. She joined OrthoVirginia in 2017.
Terri has a bachelor of science in computer science from Lynchburg College and a masters of information technology from Virginia Tech.
Chief Experience Officer
Peggy’s career spans a wide variety of marketing roles and industries serving from the client and agency perspectives. Her experience crosses sports marketing for professional sports, financial services, manufacturing, and health care. Her client work included major consumer brands Virginia Slims, Avon, CorningWare, Advil and Capital One. Prior to joining OrthoVirginia in 2019, she was Director of Marketing for Bon Secours Health System.
Peggy has a bachelor of arts in communications from Florida Atlantic University.