Board Member, NALHE
Market President, Operations, United Surgical Partners
United Surgical Partners International

Vanessa Saenz-Smith serves as Market President for United Surgical Partners where she is responsible for the leadership, growth, financial performance and partnership management of surgical facilities throughout the San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, South Texas and Louisiana markets.  She joined USPI in 2007 as Regional Vice President for the Houston region.

Prior to joining USPI, Vanessa spent 7 years as the CEO for a large orthopedic practice in Las Vegas.  She’s also held various roles within the industry including positions within Texas Children’s Hospital and Integrated Diagnostic Centers.   Vanessa started her career on the payor side of the industry as a Provider Relations Rep for Prudential Healthcare.

Vanessa is a native Texan. She graduated from Trinity University with a BS in Business Administration and an MS in Healthcare Administration.   When not working, Vanessa spends time with her husband and two daughters juggling cheerleading, Girl Scouts and watching college football whenever she can.