Mr. O’Connor joined Drs. Guth, Westenfelder, and Simmons in 2002. He led the formation of Five Valleys Urology in 2003 and currently serves as the CEO. John is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives and holds certifications in Human Resource Management and Practice Management. An experienced medical practice executive, John has worked in healthcare administration, operations, and governance for over three decades. He is a 1985 graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Organizational Communications. He completed graduate courses in organizational leadership and business development.
John is a Core Group member of Monida Healthcare Network and the board secretary for the Health Professions of Montana Health Plan & Trust. He serves on multiple civic boards, including the Missoula Parks & Recreation Board. John has served in leadership positions in his field at state and national levels. He was named the 2018 Montana Medical Practice Leader of the year. In addition to his medical practice experience, John founded/co-founded three medical startups and a practice management consultancy. When not working or volunteering, John enjoys beekeeping, Ultimate Frisbee, hiking, and all Montana and the mountain west have to offer with his wife, children, and three dogs.
- Purdue University – Organizational Communications (1985)
- Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives
- Core Group member of Monida Healthcare Network
- Missoula Parks & Recreation Board
- ZERO Ambassador