Executive Leadership

PeaceHealth Leadership

Members of PeaceHealth’s Executive Team embrace a leadership model fully rooted in our Mission and Values and in our heritage as a Catholic health care ministry. This model guides our leaders in every aspect of their work and oversight responsibilities. It challenges us to relentlessly pursue improvements in patient outcomes and service to patients and families while awakening joy, meaning and purpose in the human spirit.

 

Liz Dunne
President & Chief Executive Officer

Liz is a registered dietitian and holds a master’s degree in Business and Computer Resource Management. Prior to joining PeaceHealth, she served as community chief executive officer for Providence Health & Services in South Bay, Calif. After 10 years active duty in the U.S. Air Force, Liz served 10 years in the reserves, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. She is the first lay woman leader of the PeaceHealth system and is committed to our legacy of enabling the well-being of communities.

Beth O’Brien  

Beth O’Brien
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Beth brings a wealth of experience, having held chief executive and senior leadership positions with several faith-based health systems, health plans and strategic consultant firms. She got her start in healthcare as a registered nurse working in neurosciences. In 2004, Beth was named one of Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare,” and she holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

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Carol Aaron
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Carol’s deeply held commitment to caregivers and providers is backed by more than 30 years in senior leadership in human resources and Catholic health ministries. Prior to PeaceHealth, at St. Joseph Health, Carol led efforts that helped garner the worldwide Gallup Great Workplace Award three consecutive years. She holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco.

 

Michael Dwyer
Executive Vice President, Strategy & Community Health

Mike offers more than 30 years of leadership experience in the health care industry. He’s worked with major health care clients across the country, helping them grow and transform to meet the demands of a rapidly changing industry. Mike oversees PeaceHealth’s strategy, business development, philanthropy, community benefit and health, and strategic joint alliances and health ventures departments. Bringing these groups together enables greater collaboration between PeaceHealth and our community partners.

 

Kimberly Hodgkinson
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Kimberly has a proven background as a Catholic health care financial executive leader. She’s also an advocate of community health improvement programs and a longtime proponent of community benefit programs. She has helped launch initiatives that improved access to high quality care in the communities where she has served. She holds joint master's degrees from Western Michigan University: an MBA in finance and an MA in nuclear physics.

 

Mark Adams, MD
Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer

Mark is leading the development of a strong PeaceHealth Medicine practice, clinical safety and quality plans. Prior to joining PeaceHealth, he served as chief medical officer at CHI Franciscan Health system in Tacoma. Mark has served on the Board of Directors for Cambia Health Solutions since 2009 and was the first practicing physician to serve on the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees, a post he held for three years.

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Renato V. “Val” Baciarelli
Senior Vice President, Operations & System Services

Val came to PeaceHealth from Denver, Colorado, where he was a national vice president for Catholic Health Initiatives. He has more than 30 years of Catholic healthcare leadership across the United States in system office and hospital settings. and was drawn to PeaceHealth by caring focus. He holds an MS in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University, Texas.

 

Gary Chiodo, DMD
System Vice President, Organizational Integrity, System Compliance Officer

Gary came to PeaceHealth from Oregon Health & Science University, where he was chief integrity officer and interim dean, School of Dentistry. He taught for more than 20 years as professor of dentistry at OHSU, speaking and publishing widely. He won the 2005 OHSU Medical Staff Chairman’s Award for Outstanding in Clinical Care Quality. Gary received his DMD from the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center and Certificate of Health Care Ethics from the University of Washington.

 

Steve Glenn
System Vice President, Governance & Chief of Staff

Steve first joined PeaceHealth as vice president for information systems technology governance, bringing with him more than 15 years in health care project management in the Portland/Vancouver area. Steve holds a BS in Chemistry from Portland State University, as well as Project Management Institute training. Steve appreciates the diverse talents of PeaceHealth caregivers, who all "come together to deliver compassionate care."

 

Dan Hein
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Dan has more than 20 years of experience in business IT leadership, and holds an MBA in Management and Finance from the University of Portland. He first joined PeaceHealth as the system vice president of enterprise technology. Dan is grateful for our ability to create “a holistic approach to preventative care through promoting healthy lifestyles and practices.”

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Victoria King
Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer

Victoria is board certified as a Nurse Executive Advanced, holds master’s 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 create a successful nursing practice architecture across the system.

 

Mike Metcalf
Chief Executive, PeaceHealth Medical Group

Mike brings more than 25 years in both non-profit and for-profit health care administration and leadership, including serving as Executive Vice President, Clinical Operations for Essentia Health East Region, Duluth; and COO for Ministry Medical Group in Wisconsin. He specializes in Lean Six Sigma management principles in healthcare, and holds an MBA from Lake Superior State University, Mich.

 

Rand O’Leary
Chief Executive, Oregon network

Rand served for eight years in executive leadership roles with the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit Michigan. He was also senior vice president and chief operating officer of Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Michigan. He has more than 20 years of leadership in surgical services, neurosciences, cardiovascular, ambulatory and physician practice operations. He holds a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

 

Rosanne Ponzetti
System Vice President, Mission Services

Rosanne first served PeaceHealth as Vice President of Mission, Culture and People for the hospitals in the Columbia network. She brings more than 25 years of experience to this role. Her maste's degrees are in Catholic Health Care Leadership from St. Joseph's College, Maine and Family Studies (with a certificate in public administration) from University of New Mexico. A strong advocate for human development and organizational empowerment, Rosanne is instrumental in leveraging our mission at all levels of the ministry.

 

Dale Zender
Chief Executive, Northwest network

Dale has more than 30 years at PeaceHealth in Washington and Alaska, including Vice President of PeaceHealth Medical Group, CAO, CFO and COO positions. He is the 2011 "John Tiscornia Award" recipient, honoring outstanding leadership, stewardship and exemplification of PeaceHealth values. Dale is a Washington State Board of Accountancy CPA, and has an MBA from City University in Seattle, as well as Advanced Training Program in Healthcare Delivery Improvement.