Jo Ann Escasa-Haigh
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer,
St. Joseph Health
Jo Ann Escasa-Haigh is executive vice president and chief financial officer
for St. Joseph Health, a $6 billion not-for-profit health system consisting
of 16 hospitals and serving communities in three states. Escasa-Haigh,
who has been associated with St. Joseph Health since 2007, is responsible
for accounting, regulatory and management reporting, operational and capital
budgeting and forecasting, decision support, insurance risk management,
treasury services, supply chain operations, real estate/master plan, and
revenue cycle services.
A member of the board of trustees for St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, Escasa-Haigh
is the chief financial officer of Professional Services Enterprises, a
St. Joseph Health affiliate formed to participate in health care real
estate ventures. She has served as a trustee on the Covenant Health board in Texas.
Prior to joining the organization, Escasa-Haigh was at PacifiCare (now
Untied Healthcare) for 10 years as vice president of finance, where she
was responsible for statutory reporting, accounting, and budgeting and
forecasting for the Pacific region. She also served as the chief of staff
for the chief executive officer of United Healthcare – Pacific region,
assisting in sales operations, account management, and finance.
Escasa-Haigh began her career in public accounting at Ernst & Young
LLP, an international accounting firm, where she was a manager in the
health care audit and consulting practice. She earned her bachelor’s
degree in business administration (accounting) from California State University,
Fullerton and her master’s degree in business administration from
the University of California, Irvine. She is a Certified Public Accountant
(inactive) in California.