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 healthcare 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 and 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, California. 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.

Richard DeCarlo
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Richard has more than 25 years of progressive, not-for-profit, mission-based healthcare leadership experience in hospital and clinic operations and strategic development. He brings a deep understanding of healthcare operations, clinical excellence and community health and wellness to PeaceHealth. The epitome of a servant leader, Richard has robust experience in senior administrative roles as well as clinical experience. Most recently, he served as COO of the University of California, San Francisco’s Benioff Children’s Hospital in the San Francisco Bay area.

Mike Dwyer
Executive Vice President, Strategy and Community Health

Mike offers more than 30 years of leadership experience in the healthcare industry. He’s worked with major healthcare 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. Bringing these groups together enables greater collaboration between PeaceHealth and our community partners.

Steve Glenn
Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

Steve first joined PeaceHealth as vice president for information systems technology governance, bringing with him more than 15 years in healthcare 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.

Kim Hodgkinson
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Kim has a proven background as a Catholic healthcare 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.

Ron Saxton
Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Ron brings a wealth of strategic experience, wisdom and judgment to PeaceHealth. Having previously worked at the law firm Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, he has specialized in corporate strategy counsel as well as transactional, regulatory and financial guidance. Ron is a native Oregonian and is highly regarded throughout the Pacific Northwest because of his inherent mission-based interest in public service. In addition to his 2006 candidacy for governor in his home state, Ron’s commitment to the public good includes service as president of the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities, as a member of the Oregon Public Broadcasting Board of Directors, as founding president of the Portland Schools Foundation, and much more.

Mark Hallett, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

Mark Hallett
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Hallett is a transformational physician executive with more than 25 years of experience in progressive, diverse leadership roles. Prior to joining PeaceHealth, Dr. Hallett served with the Wisconsin community health system, ThedaCare, in a variety of senior leadership roles including chief operating officer of two of their regional medical centers, chief clinical officer, senior medical director of ThedaCare Physicians and medical director, sports medicine. Dr. Hallett earned his MD from University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison and a Master’s of Business Operational Excellence from The Ohio State University, Columbus where he also received Six Sigma Black Belt certification.

Sean Gregory
Chief Executive, Columbia Network

Sean has more than 16 years of proven healthcare executive leadership experience, which includes an impressive track record of developing and implementing strategy, creating growth opportunities and delivering results. He has consistently demonstrated success in working within large faith-based healthcare systems to grow hospital services and improve patient experience. Prior to joining PeaceHealth, he served as CEO of Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center in Florida.


Mary Kingston
Chief Executive, Oregon Network

Mary is a seasoned healthcare leader with 30 years of wide ranging executive experience - with more than 10 years dedicated to leadership in Catholic healthcare. She previously served as chief executive of two acute care hospitals with Providence St. Joseph Health in Los Angeles. She earned her bachelor’s in Nursing from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, and her master’s degree in Business and Nursing Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles. She also holds a Lean Black Belt Certification and is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Mike Metcalf
Chief Executive, PeaceHealth Medical Group

Mike brings more than 25 years in both non-profit and for-profit healthcare 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, Michigan.