Chief Operating Officer
Before joining PeaceHealth, Beth served as senior vice president and group executive officer for Catholic Health Initiatives. Her experience also includes chief executive and senior leadership positions with Navigant Consulting, Baptist Health System, Cigna Healthcare, Catholic HealthCare West (now Dignity Health), Providence Health System, and other health systems across the country. In 2004, Beth was named one of Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare.”
Senior Vice President for Culture and People
Carol joined PeaceHealth in 2010. Previously she was the Vice President of Labor and Employee Relations at the St. Joseph Health System in California, a Catholic-based system. Under her leadership, SJHS received the international Gallup Great Workplace Award three consecutive years for having highly engaged employees. Carol has a master’s degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco. Carol expresses it was the strong mission and core values of PeaceHealth that led her to this position.
Renato V. "Val" Baciarelli
Senior Vice President, Operations and System Services
Val came to PeaceHealth in February 2015 from Denver, Colorado, where he was a National Vice President for Catholic Health Initiatives from 2012 to 2015. He has more than 30 years of Catholic healthcare leadership across the United States, including Catholic Health Initiatives in Tacoma, Washington. He served in the US Air Force both overseas and at home as an officer in health services administration. He graduated from Park College with a BS in Management, and Trinity University with an MS in Healthcare Administration.
Senior Vice President, Payer Strategy Innovation and Operations
Cynthia joined PeaceHealth in February 2015 at the System Services Center in Vancouver, Washington. She has more than 25 years of experience in health care leadership, including service as president of health plans in the Midwest and the Northwest. After working in the Portland, Ore., area 2001 to 2006, Cynthia says it is a pleasure to return to the Northwest. She holds a BA in Health Administration and Public Administration from Avila College, an MA in Health Administration from Webster University, and graduated from Harvard Business School’s advanced management program.
Howard Graman, MD
Chief Executive Officer, PeaceHealth Medical Group
Howard Graman, MD, FACP, joined PeaceHealth in 2011 and is the executive and physician leader for PeaceHealth Medical Group. His board certification is in Internal Medicine and he most recently served as Medical Director of Primary Care and Regional Medicine at the Roanoke, Virginia-based Carilion Clinic and as Professor of Medicine at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.
General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Legal Affairs
Stu has served as PeaceHealth’s senior legal counsel since he joined the system in 1989. Previously he spent 11 years in a private law practice in Seattle following four years of service in the United States Navy. Stu received his JD degree from Columbia University Law School. He is a member of the Washington Bar Association.
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Victoria joined PeaceHealth in May 2015. She is board certified as a Nurse Executive
Advanced, holds masters’ degrees in healthcare administration and nursing, and
is a co-founder of the Global Nursing Conference. She is known for creating
strong and enduring nursing collaboration with physicians, patients and the
communities we serve. Originally from California, she was drawn to PeaceHealth
for the chance to be part of a successful nursing practice architecture, and
also for our mission and values.
Michael Murphy, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Michael Murphy, MD, JD,
joined PeaceHealth in June 2015. He is a board-certified obstetrician and
gynecologist who came here from Sharp Grossmont Hospital in San
Diego. He received his medical degree from
Thomas Jefferson University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, and his law
degree from Willamette University College of Law in Salem. He served as
a Baldridge Quality Award National Examiner and a Joint Commission Surveyor,
and began his medical career in the U.S. Navy.
Senior Vice President and CEO/Chief Mission Officer, Washington and Alaska
Nancy joined PeaceHealth in 2007 and led the Northwest Network operations in SE Alaska and NW Washington through October 2014. In her current role, she oversees all PeaceHealth activities in the states of Washington and Alaska. Prior to PeaceHealth, she spent five years as CEO of San Mateo Medical Center following service as COO at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital/St. Joseph Health System, both in northern California. She received her master’s degree in nursing at the University of California, San Francisco. Nancy is the author of Self-Care Nursing: Theory and Practice.