Business Affairs Administration
Arnim E. Dontes, MBA
Executive Vice President for Business Affairs
Arnim E. Dontes, MBA, Executive Vice President for Business Affairs, has been with UT Southwestern Medical Center since 2011. As the Medical Center’s chief business officer, Mr. Dontes directs the activities of more than 15 business and service-related departments across campus, including Accounting, Budget and Resource Planning, Contracts Management, Facilities Management, Financial Affairs, General Services, Human Resources, Information Resources, Safety and Business Continuity, Sponsored Programs Administration, Supply Chain Management, and the University’s Police Department, among others.
Previously, Mr. Dontes served more than 20 years at the University of Illinois College of Medicine — Illinois’ flagship medical school — most recently as the Vice Dean for Administration, where he had financial and operational responsibility for its 30 basic science and clinical units.
Mr. Dontes holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was the National Chair-Elect, Chair, and Immediate Past Chair for the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Business Affairs between 2011 and 2014.
Bruce J. Brown, Dr.P.H.
Assistant Vice President, Safety and Business Continuity
Bruce J. Brown, Dr.P.H., serves as the Assistant Vice President for Safety and Business Continuity. He leads a diverse department focused on client service with numerous programs, including hazard-specific safety programs (biological, chemical, fire, occupational, laser, and radiation), environmental compliance, emergency management, business continuity, and risk and insurance services inclusive of workers’ compensation.
Dr. Brown, who joined UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2014, has 20 years of experience providing safety services, emergency management oversight, and risk management and insurance support for academic medical centers. Prior to his role at UT Southwestern, he was the Director for Environmental Health and Safety at the UT Health Science Center at Houston.
He earned his doctorate from the UT Health School of Public Health in Houston, where he maintains an academic affiliation, and completed his undergraduate work at UT Austin.
Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer
Janelle Browne is the Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer, joining UT Southwestern Medical Center in March 2019. Previously, she was Vice President for Human Resources at Texas Health Resources, where she had oversight of the nonprofit health system’s 13 wholly owned hospitals, more than 250 specialty and primary care clinics, and the Texas Health Physicians Group.
Before joining Texas Health in 2008, Ms. Browne gained extensive experience in academia with executive leadership roles at University of Washington Health Sciences Center and University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. She additionally served as an examiner for the New Mexico Performance Excellence Awards, which is based on the Malcolm Baldrige Framework for Performance Excellence.
Ms. Browne holds a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University and a Master of Business Administration from University of Phoenix.
Juan M. Guerra Jr., MBA
Vice President for Facilities Management
Juan M. Guerra Jr., MBA, joined UT Southwestern Medical Center in February 2016 as Vice President for Facilities Management. He oversees facilities planning, design, construction, repairs, maintenance and operations for the multicampus Medical Center, consisting of 12.7 million square feet. He has more than 30 years of experience in facilities management, both in operations and capital programs.
Prior to joining UT Southwestern, Mr. Guerra served as Associate Vice President for Facilities at Texas State University for seven years and was responsible for a portfolio of 8 million square feet of campus facilities, 250 buildings, and more than $1.3 billion in capital improvements. He spent 20 years in the Civil Engineer Corps and served in the U.S. Navy from 1983 to 2003, overseeing maintenance and operations on military installations. A Registered Professional Engineer in Texas and California, he is a member of numerous state and national professional associations.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Stanford University and two master’s degrees – in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and in business from Webster University.
Chief of Police
Marcus Lewis is Chief of Police for UT Southwestern Medical Center, and leads the University Police Department in providing police and security services to the UT Southwestern community with a strong emphasis on community engagement, joint problem solving, leadership development, and fostering a healthy organizational culture.
He has worked for UT Southwestern Medical Center since 1997, when he was hired as a police cadet. Since then, he has served the campus community as an officer, corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, and assistant chief. He served in patrol, hospital police operations, criminal investigations, training, special response teams, accreditation, access control, and police administration.
He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Texas and a Master of Arts in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Texas at Arlington. Chief Lewis earned his Master Peace Officer Proficiency Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement in 2007 and is a state-certified police instructor and internal affairs investigator. He also is a graduate of the Texas Police Chiefs Association’s Developing Leaders for Texas Law Enforcement program.
Russell Poole, MBA
Vice President of Information Resources and Chief Information Officer
Russell Poole, a veteran technology leader, joined UT Southwestern Medical Center as Chief Information Officer in October 2020. Mr. Poole provides strategic leadership over the University’s information technology and leads the digital transformation that supports the continued growth and success of all of UT Southwestern’s core missions.
Mr. Poole came to UT Southwestern from University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, where he led the University’s overarching technology environment since 2013. That included its network, enterprise applications, data centers, web services, academic and learning management systems, classroom and educational support, information security, compliance, and other critical areas across the campus.
In his role as Associate Vice Chancellor for the Office of Information Technology and CIO at Anschutz Medical Campus, he was responsible for the campus’s academic IT infrastructure and coordination of technology services across five affiliate hospitals, which provide clinical care in Denver and throughout Colorado.
Before working at the University of Colorado, he was Director of the Technology Services Organization and Facilities within the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Mr. Poole holds both a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida.
Michael Serber, MBA
Vice President, Finance and Institutional CFO
Michael Serber, MBA, has been with UT Southwestern Medical Center since 2003. As Vice President for Finance and Institutional CFO, Mr. Serber is responsible for oversight of all financial activity at UT Southwestern and directs seven financial and operational departments across campus: Accounting and Fiscal Services, Budget and Resource Planning, Supply Chain Management, Sponsored Programs Administration, Auxiliary Enterprises, and Real Estate Services, and Southwestern Heath Resources Finance. Additionally, in 2016, Mr. Serber was named Treasurer for all Southwestern Health Resources legal entities.
Prior to joining UT Southwestern, he was the manager of the Capital Planning Group at American Airlines.
Mr. Serber received his Master of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in 1999 and a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University in New York in 1994.
Cameron W. Slocum, MBA
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Academic Affairs
As Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Academic Affairs, Cameron W. Slocum, MBA, focuses on administrative, strategic, and financial functions to support UT Southwestern’s academic missions. His reporting relationships to the leadership of Academic, Health System, and Business Affairs allow him to improve day-to-day operating activities.
He joined UT Southwestern Medical Center in September 2014. Previously, Mr. Slocum held the position of Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the University of Texas Medical Branch Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Professions, and the Graduate School, and also worked as Executive Director of the Faculty Group Practice Plan during his 16-year tenure with UTMB.
He is the author of “UTMB: From Disaster Planning to Long-Term Recovery,” which appeared in the Domestic Preparedness Journal. In 2012, Mr. Slocum was honored by the Houston Business Journal with a “40 under 40” award, which recognizes the top 40 young professionals in the Houston region. He is an active leader in the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Business Affairs and served as National Chair in 2014 and 2015.
Mr. Slocum earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston – Clear Lake.