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Key Staff

Edward F. Farnsworth
FACHE, President

Ed Farnsworth
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Ed Farnsworth joined Still Regional Medical Center as administrator in 1989 and was named president of Capital Region Medical Center in 1994. From 1980 to 1989, he served as administrator of Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Mo.; from 1977 to 1980, he served as administrator for Salem Memorial District Hospital in Salem, Mo.; from 1975 to 1977, he served as assistant administrator for Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Mo.; and from 1974 to 1975, he served as administrator for Dade County Memorial Hospital in Lockwood, Mo.

Farnsworth received a Master of Business Administration in 1972 from Central Missouri State University. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, past member of the Board of Trustees and chairman of the Missouri Hospital Association, Regional Policy Board Delegate to the American Hospital Association, Board Member of the American Osteopathic Hospital Association, and president of the Missouri Osteopathic Hospital Association. He is also involved in various civic and service organizations in Jefferson City, Mo.

Janet Weckenborg
Vice-President Operations

Janet Weckenborg
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Janet Weckenborg has served in her current role since 1996. Her previous roles at Capital Region include: director of quality, house supervisor, director of discharge planning/education, nurse manager and staff nurse on the surgical unit. Her education includes a Diploma in Nursing from St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Hannibal LaGrange College and a Master’s of Healthcare Administration from the University of Missouri - Columbia.

Weckenborg is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. She also is involved in many area community and civic organizations.

Tom Luebbering
Vice-President Finance

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Tom Luebbering joined Capital Region Medical Center in 2012 and is responsible for financial services.

Luebbering received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Lincoln University and a Master of Business Administration from William Woods College. Luebbering has worked in the health care industry since 1987. Previously as Chief Financial Officer at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, MO. 

Born and still residing in Westphalia, MO, Luebbering is a graduate of Fatima High School, life-long member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church and a Member of Knights of Columbia (Westphalia Council 1171). 

Luebbering and wife, Lori, have two sons and enjoy family hobbies of camping, fishing, hunting and golf. 

 

Thomas Niekamp
Vice President of Physician Relations/Clinics

Tom Niekamp

Tom Niekamp’s duties include clinic operations oversight for 17 Capital Region Clinics including primary care, specialist and urgent care, as well as physician group formation and working as a liaison between Capital Region and the University of Missouri Columbia Health System. Before coming to Capital Region in 1998, he was Associate Hospital Director and previously Assistant Hospital Director for University Hospital and Clinics.

He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Lincoln University, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Respiratory Care from the University of Missouri – Columbia and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

Tawny Sandifer
Vice President, Patient Care Services

Tawny Sandifer

Tawny Sandifer joined Capital Region Medical Center in April 2006 as Vice President of Patient Care Services. She previously served as Manager of Patient Care Services at Columbia Regional Hospital, Columbia, Mo.

Sandifer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, Master of Science degree, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Masters in Science degree, Nursing Administration all from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is a member of the Missouri Organization of Nurse Leaders and the American Organization of Nurse Executives.

Robert A. Mazur
Vice President, Human Resources

Bob Mazur joined Capital Region Medical Center in November 2005 and is responsible for Human Resources, Education and Corporate/Community Health.

From 1973 to 1999 Bob served in several Human Resource capacities at Elizabeth General Medical Center in Elizabeth, N.J., including eleven years as Vice President, Human Resources. He subsequently served in several senior HR positions at Cooper Health System in Camden, N.J.; Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton, N.J.; and prior to coming to CRMC, the Hillcrest HealthCare System in Tulsa, Okla.

Mazur received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, N.J., and a Master of Arts degree in Industrial Psychology from the University of Tulsa. He is a member of the American Society of Healthcare Human Resources Administrators.

Jason Cecil
Chief Information Officer

Jason Cecil

Jason Cecil joined Capital Region Medical Center in 2009 and is responsible for Information Technology Services.  His previous role at Capital Region was the Clinical Applications Manager in IT.  From 1999 to 2009 he served at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, MO where he managed many software development projects.

He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from the University of Missouri Kansas City as well as the Project Management Professional Credential.  He is a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.

 

Randall Haight, M.D.
Vice President Medical Affairs

Dr. Randall Haight
 

As VP Medical Affairs, Dr. Haight serves as a champion for improving health care.  Dr. Haight’s excellent communication skills and leadership experience will be essential to creating a culture of collaboration and cohesiveness between Capital Region, local physicians and other medical establishments in mid-Missouri.

Dr. Haight is an internal medicine specialist at Capital City Medical Associates (CCMA), a Capital Region Medical Clinic. In this role, he has served mid-Missourians for over ten years.  An advocate for patient’s rights, Dr. Haight provides exceptional care to patients across genders and generations. Well respected by his peers, his strong belief in patient safety processes and progress along with his effective communication abilities will make him a vital asset to Capital Region.

Dr. Haight received his medical degree from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa and completed his residency at M.S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He is board certified in Internal Medicine by the America Board of Internal Medicine.