President of Mount Vernon Inova Named Top Emerging Leader

Roberta Tinch, MHA, FACHE, president of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the Top 25 Emerging Leaders for 2023. The program recognizes the healthcare industry's rising stars age 40 and under who contribute to a culture of innovation and help their organizations achieve and exceed financial, operational and clinical goals.

Under Tinch’s leadership, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital has significantly expanded the capacity of its acute behavioral health program, invested more than $1 million in minimally invasive surgical systems and transitioned its clinical care model to a 100% hospitalist program to foster consistency. Tinch is also Vice President and Administrator of the Inova Musculoskeletal Service Line. In this role, she plays an active part in safeguarding quality and patient experience across 26 care locations, developing partnerships with several community groups in order to grow programs.

“Roberta is a powerhouse executive in the healthcare industry, whose relationship building, and approach to communication and leadership is a gold standard,” said Toni Ardabell, RN, MSN, MBA, Chief Clinical Enterprise Operations, Inova. 

“At a time of great change for the healthcare industry, this year’s class of emerging leaders demonstrate many of the skills that will be required to move organizations forward and improve patients’ lives,” said Mary Ellen Podmolik, Editor-in-Chief of Modern Healthcare. 

The profiles of all the honorees are featured in the March 20, 2023, issue of MH magazine and online at

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