Mike Poore, MBA, FACHE
Interim President & Chief Executive Officer
Mike Poor, MBA, FACHE, joined Fauquier Health in August 2021 as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Fauquier Health. He is responsible for day-to-day operations for the health system’s 97 bed acute care facility, 113 bed nursing home, and 68 bed assisting living facility.
Mr. Poore is a graduate of Auburn University’s Bachelors Program in Health Administration. He also holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of South Alabama. In 2006 he earned his board certification in Hospital Administration and matriculated to fellow in the American College of Healthcare Administration in 2008.
His career spans 34 years in investor owned and non-profit healthcare administration in the states of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana, Kentucky, Indiana, Idaho, Montana, and Texas.
He married his high school sweetheart, Penny, 32 years ago and says they have been dating for 39 years. He is a proud father of three children – two boys, Blake 29, Carter 27 and girl Makenzie 24.
Christine Hart Kress
Chief Nursing Officer
Christine joined Fauquier Health in 2020 and is responsible for the oversight of all nursing operations. She has more than 26 years of military healthcare experience, serving in a variety of nursing and executive leadership roles in both acute care hospitals and ambulatory care clinics in the Air Force Medical Service.
She is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, triple board-certified as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, an Adolescent/Adult Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, and as a Nurse Executive Advanced Administrator.
She joins Fauquier Health from the Defense Health Agency in Falls Church, Virginia, where she provided strategic direction, policy, and oversight for education and training initiatives across the Military Health System in support of 9.5 million uniformed service members, retirees and their families. At the Defense Health Agency, as the Deputy, Christine provided education and training for the military health system. She led 584 personnel and over 1,000 instructors across two training institutes focused on initial skills qualifications for 49 nursing and ancillary programs. She has led professional development and executive leadership programs for nearly 10,000 healthcare leaders with more than 270,000 online students.
Christine hails from upstate New York and is married to Andrew Kress. They have two children, Aidan and Kaitlin.
Chief Operating Officer
Kevin Sale joined Fauquier Health on September 14, 2020 and is in charge of the Health System operations. He received his master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah and his bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Charter Oak State College in New Britain, Connecticut.
Professional and civic memberships include Gideons International, American College of Healthcare Executives, and American Healthcare of Radiology Administrators. Kevin obtained certification as a Medical Radiologic Technologist and is listed on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
Prior to joining the health system, he was the Corporate Director of Medical Imaging for Valley Health System in Winchester, VA. Kevin also held various operational roles within LifePoint Health and HCA Healthcare. In these positions, Kevin coordinated operations and maintained a strong focus on improving specialty physician practices.
Kevin and his wife, Shannon, live in Winchester, VA with their daughter, Ella. Kevin’s personal interests outside of work include home improvement projects, mountain biking, water sports, and enjoying the great outdoors.
Chief Financial Officer
Sean Thomson joined Fauquier Health on February 15, 2021 and is in charge of the Health System finances. Sean joins Fauquier Health from Methodist Southlake Hospital in Southlake, Texas. At Methodist Southlake Hospital, Sean worked as the health system’s Chief Financial Officer where his focuses were on financial stabilization, financial improvement, and strategic growth. Sean brings over 20 years of financial experience to the Fauquier Health team.
Prior to Sean’s role at Methodist Southlake Hospital, he worked at Hospital Corporate of America in Nashville, Tennessee and as a Chief Financial Officer at Medical City of Fort Worth in Fort Worth, Texas. Sean has been actively seeking a close knit community to settle down in with his family.
Sean obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting in 1993 from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Sean has held various organizational and community memberships including Chamber of Commerce board member in Southlake, Texas, Chamber of Commerce financial board member in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Richmond Ambulance Authority board member in Richmond, Virginia.
Sean currently resides in Fredericksburg, Virginia with spouse Jill, and children Jack, Ella, and Lucy. Sean’s personal interests outside of work include spending time with his family as well as outdoor activities such as golf, hiking, and skiing.