Lillian Montoya was appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Economic Advisory Council on Jan. 1, 2023. She has served as the president and CEO of CHRISTUS St. Vincent since 2018.

She is the hospital’s first female CEO since the original Sisters of Charity founded the hospital in 1865. Before becoming CEO, she served as the hospital’s Chief Operating Officer.

Montoya led an organizational transformation at CHRISTUS St. Vincent which earned the Best Place to Work recognition for five consecutive years. Additionally, the organization had the highest associate engagement scores in all of Christus Health and became part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network of hospitals.

Montoya has a B.A. from the University of New Mexico and an MBA from the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management.