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Northwest Network and Community Leadership Team

Members of the Northwest Network and Community Leadership Team embrace a 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.

Charles Prosper, Chief Executive, Northwest Network

Charles Prosper, MSPT, MBA

Chief Executive, Northwest Network

Charles brings nearly 30 years of healthcare experience to PeaceHealth, holding roles of increasing management and executive-level responsibility in healthcare settings ranging from small community hospitals to large, tertiary care facilities. A service-oriented leader who advocates for innovation, Charles is highly skilled in building and maintaining relationships with caregivers, providers and the community. Prior to joining PeaceHealth, Charles served as chief executive officer of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, California, a multi-campus hospital enterprise, part of Sutter Health, based in Sacramento. 

Sudhakar Karlapudi, Chief Medical Office and Patient Safety Office, Northwest Network

Sudhakar Karlapudi, MBBS, FACP, CMQ

Chief Medical Officer and Patient Safety Officer, Northwest Network

Dr. Karlapudi serves as the Chief Medical Officer and the Patient Safety Officer for the lower NW network of PeaceHealth. He works closely with the community executive teams and medical staff leadership at PeaceHealth St. Joseph, PeaceHealth United General and PeaceHealth Peace Island medical centers to lead improvements in, and alignments of, quality, patient safety and patient experience initiatives. In addition, Dr. Karlapudi leads medical staff operations for the three facilities. 

Prior to his current role, Dr. Karlapudi held the position of medical director of Hospital Medicine Services at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield, OR and PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center University District in Eugene, OR. In our Oregon ministry Dr. Karlapudi was known for his calm, collaborative leadership style as much as for his excellent clinical skills and positive contributions to many quality and safety initiatives. His direct and specific understanding of clinical practice at PeaceHealth, including the role and use of CareConnect, has positioned him well as a physician advocate. Prior to his role at PeaceHealth in Oregon, Dr. Karlapudi served in several roles at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, including clinical instructor, assistant professor of medicine, and associate director of quality improvement. He began his career practicing medicine in his home country of India.

Dr. Karlapudi received his medical doctorate degree from Christian Medical College in Vellore, India.  After completing a rotating internship in that same institution in India, he completed another internship and a residency at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He recently completed a master’s degree in healthcare business at OHSU and Portland State University. Dr. Karlapudi is board-certified in internal medicine and additionally holds certification in medical quality.

Dr. Karlapudi and his wife, Kalyani Tavisala, feel that Bellingham is the perfect place to pursue their interests in running, cycling and chess.

Roseanna Bell, MSN, RN, Chief Nursing Officer, Northwest Network

Roseanna Bell, MSN, RN

Chief Nursing Officer, Northwest Network

Roseanna Bell, MSN, RN, came to PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in the fall of 2016 as the Chief Nursing Officer.  Her role recently expanded to regional oversight of the Northwest Network. An experienced healthcare leader with a comprehensive skill set and passion to mentor teams and individuals to ensure the highest standards in patient safety, quality and care are met.

Before joining PeaceHealth, Roseanna was with MultiCare Health System, based in Tacoma, WA, where she held a number of executive positions. Most recently, she was Chief Nurse Executive for Auburn and Covington Medical Centers, where she was pivotal in stabilizing the nursing enterprise by developing strategies to build the foundations for safe staffing and care models, setting nursing standards, assessing competencies and training, evaluating equipment and capital requirements and building a culture that embraced transparency and shared governance. 

In 2015, MultiCare Auburn Medical Center was awarded recognition by The Joint Commission for Top Performance on Key Quality Measures and received a Best Care Award from the Washington State Hospital Association for improvements in patient safety measures. 

Roseanna lives in Bellingham with her husband James and their large family.

Misty Parris, Vice President Operations, PHMG Northwest Network

Misty Parris

Vice President Operations, PHMG Northwest Network

She began her journey with PeaceHealth in 2001 as a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist focusing on cardiovascular wellness and rehabilitation and joined the leadership team soon after.   In 2012, she transitioned to the medical group to lead and focus on primary care services. In December of 2016, Misty accepted the role as Vice President of Operations for the lower NWN and has recently taken on SE Alaska.  

Misty earned her BS degree in health and exercise science along with her Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist certification.  She also earned her MBA through Western Governors University.  In addition to the recent executive lean leadership course, Misty holds yellow and green belt lean certifications. 

In her spare time, Misty enjoys spending time with her family, watching her kids sporting activities and finding time for exercise.  

James Bochsler, MD

James Bochsler, MD

Vice President/Medical Director PHMG Northwest Network

Dr. Bochsler has practiced Pediatrics in Bellingham and at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center since 1998.  He was the President of Madrona Medical for 8 years and joined PeaceHealth in July 2008 when Madrona affiliated with PeaceHealth.

Since joining PeaceHealth, he has served in a variety of roles including on the St. Joseph Community Board, the Northwest Network Board, Chair of the PHMG Provider Council, and as the Northwest Network Provider Champion for PeaceHealth’s conversion to CareConnect.

Dr. Bochsler has a BS from Stanford University, received his MD degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and completed his Pediatric Residency at the University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital. He worked for 5 years on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona and New Mexico before coming to Bellingham.

He and his wife Dianne have 2 grown children and he enjoys baking bread, bike riding, canoeing, fishing, gardening, and reading in his time away from work.

Rachel Lucy, Director of Community Health, Northwest Network

Rachel Lucy

Director of Community Health, Northwest Network

Rachel Lucy is the PeaceHealth Northwest Director of Community Health. Starting at PeaceHealth in 2000, she has been a fierce advocate for access to care for underserved populations, community wellness, and caregiver engagement.

Serving as the previous Director of Learning and Development for PeaceHealth, Rachel led the creation of the PeaceHealth Leadership Institute and is an experienced planner and facilitator of large group learning forums and programs, including leadership summits, the Clinical Leadership Academy and Leadership in Ministry. Rachel finds inspiration in partnering with leaders and teams who share a deep commitment to enhancing the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve.

Always fascinated by the power of collaboration, Rachel knows that to be successful, community health organizations must engender trustworthiness, be consistent, take action and speak the truth to one another, policy makers, and community leaders. She believes each of these is vital to success.  Each of these qualities and traits is a hallmark of Rachel’s leadership and proven track record.

Rachel served two consecutive terms on the Whatcom County Public Health Advisory Board and was nominated for the 2017 Professional Woman of the year by Whatcom Women in Business. She was named one of the Tomorrow’s Leaders of the Catholic Health Ministry by Catholic Health Association and was the PeaceHealth Spirit of Healing recipient in 2014.

Rachel received her PhD in Healthcare Leadership and Change from Antioch University, has a degree in Community Health, a master’s degree in organizational psychology and holds a certificate in Mastering Professional Management from the Institute of Generative Leadership.

Rachel and her partner, Jason live in in the Pacific Northwest and keep busy raising their two active daughters.

Bev Mayhew, Senior Director of Marketing and Communication, Northwest Network

Bev Mayhew

Senior Director of Marketing and Communication, Northwest Network

Beverly Mayhew joined PeaceHealth in 2013 and is responsible for leading the communications and marketing efforts of the northwest Washington and Alaska-based facilities of PeaceHealth. Bev brings more than 25 years of communications and marketing experience to PeaceHealth, including a decade in a consultancy where she specialized in healthcare, higher education and university athletic program communications and marketing.

Bev also served as an executive director of an international rare disease research fund where she coordinated all research, clinical and fundraising activity.  Throughout her career, she has received industry awards from the Public Relations Society of America, International  Association of Business Communications, and has been selected for a number of speaking opportunities at universities, local civic organizations and management groups.

Bev is an active member in her community and currently serves on the Whatcom County YMCA board. She holds two master’s degrees in business administration and public administration from the University of New Hampshire, as well as bachelor’s degrees in English and Communications with honors from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Bev’s personal passions are cooking, hiking and fitness. She enjoys sharing these activities with her husband, Dan, and their two adult daughters.

Kevin Park, Director of Mission Services, Northwest Network

Kevin Park

Director of Mission Services, Northwest Network

Kevin Park is the director of Mission Services for the Northwest network. Kevin’s experience and leadership has offered grace and guidance to our Mission Services team since he joined PeaceHealth in 2002. He began his tenure at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center as a chaplain, a position he maintained until 2010 when he was named manager of Spiritual Care. Kevin is also a Lieutenant Colonel with the Washington State National Guard.  As a member of the U.S. Army, Kevin served two combat tours in Iraq between 2004 and 2009.  Kevin earned a Master of Divinity from Regent College in Vancouver, B.C., and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Arizona. He is also a certified clinical pastoral care educator.

Kevin’s commitment to the PeaceHealth Mission and Values, dedication to our organization and compassionate spirit is evident. The relationships he has built with caregivers, leaders, and physicians will enable the growth and integration of mission and values, ethics and spiritual care throughout the Northwest network.

Kevin enjoys spending time hiking and camping with his wife Adriele and their six children.

Anne Rasmussen, Chief Development Officer Northwest

Anne Rasmussen

Chief Development Officer, Northwest Network

Anne Rasmussen is Chief Development Officer, Northwest. Since joining PeaceHealth in 2012, she has led the fundraising team and both foundations’ board of directors in creating new sources of funding to ensure that patients receive the highest quality of care. Anne works with senior leadership to raise funds that align with the organization’s strategic goals and Mission.

Anne received her Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication and has a secondary major in Public Administration from the University of Montana. She recently obtained her master’s in business administration, with an emphasis in healthcare, from Western Governors University. Anne is also a Certified Fundraising Executive and a recent graduate of the Health Systems Philanthropy Leadership Group Fellows Program. She is a board member of the Whatcom County Chamber of Commerce and a delegate of University of Montana Alumni House of Delegates.

Anne has a passion for health and wellness and serving her community. This passion led her to PeaceHealth, and her leadership role in philanthropic development, in a very nontraditional route. Before joining PeaceHealth, Anne worked for the YMCA of the Twin Cities in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as the facility program manager for a 10,000 member branch, where she oversaw the marketing and membership development program, as well as the fitness and aquatic center. After moving home to Bellingham, Anne served two fortune 500 companies as an account director for Toolhouse Design. She also spent many years working for two different technology-based education companies, collaborating with educators to integrate technology into the classroom.

Anne makes the most of living in Whatcom County by enjoying all of the outdoor recreation opportunities our community has to offer! Her favorite pastimes are trail running, road biking and golfing.

arasmussen@peacehealth.org
Krista Touros, Chief Financial Officer, Northwest Network

Krista Touros

Chief Financial Officer, Northwest Network

Krista Touros, MBA, is the Chief Financial Officer of the PeaceHealth Northwest network. She joined PeaceHealth in December of 2019. Krista’s position is responsible for all aspects of financial management for PeaceHealth’s medical centers in Bellingham, Sedro-Woolley, Friday Harbor and Ketchikan.

Krista comes to PeaceHealth with a proven track record in financial performance and operations management, including Lean process improvement. For two plus years she was at Banner Health as Western Division CFO with responsibilities for 13 hospitals in a six-state area. Prior to her time at Banner, Krista was with Sutter Health for 19 years, working at several of its facilities in northern California and the Bay Area in increasing roles of responsibility within its finance division. Her last position at Sutter was as CFO for Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, California, a multi-campus hospital system. Relevant to her role in the Northwest network, Krista has had extensive experience overseeing financial operations for both critical access and tertiary-level hospitals.

Krista earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and an MBA degree from the University of Phoenix, in Sacramento, California. Additionally, she received certification as a Lean Leader and Kaizen Facilitator from Rona Consulting.

Krista lives with her husband Carl, a full-time community volunteer. Their daughter, Megan, is a barrel racer in Colorado (!) and their sons and her grandson, Lukas, reside in California but love visiting northwest Washington.

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Jennifer McAuley

Interim Senior Human Resources Director, Northwest Network

Jennifer McAuley is the interim Sr. Director HR for the Northwest Network, as well as holds her role as Human Resources Partner at St. Joseph Medical Center.

Jennifer has 15 years of experience working in Human Resources at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center beginning in 2004 when she was hired as an employment specialist and senior HR consultant for recruitment and retention. She has been an HR business partner here since October 2013, focusing on several business units to which she provides expert counsel and mentoring.  Before a brief stint as an HR coordinator for the Bellingham-based International Society for Optical Engineering, Jen worked in Human Resources at Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City, Louisiana; her last two years as HR director.

Jennifer is currently a member of SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, as well as the local Mt. Baker Chapter. Jennifer has served as a board member for the local chapter. Jennifer also serves as a board member with Western Washington University Career Advisory Committee.

Jennifer earned a bachelor of science degree in administrative office management from Central Washington University in Ellensburg.

Jennifer and her husband, Scott, just celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary in September. They have 3 children, two boys and a daughter, ages 21, 19 and 16. Jennifer loves the outdoors and spends much time on their boat fishing in the San Juan Islands. She also enjoys gardening, playing volleyball and walking on the beautiful trails in Whatcom County.