Oregon Regional Executive Team

Members of the PeaceHealth Oregon 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.

Mary Kingston, RN, FACHE
Chief Executive, PeaceHealth Oregon

Mary Kingston, RN, FACHE is chief executive of the PeaceHealth Oregon network

Born and raised in Chicago, 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. Most recently, Mary served as chief executive of two acute care hospitals with Providence St. Joseph Health in California. In this role, she netted significant impacts in the areas of growth, integration and population health; physician relations; quality; engagement, and financial stability.

Mary holds a Lean Black Belt Certification and is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Mary and her husband Robert, a retired emergency department physician, were drawn to Lane County by the heart and spirit of those who call Lane County home. In her free time, Mary loves to participate in yoga, walking, gardening, reading, traveling, camping, and watching LA Kings hockey and Chicago Cubs baseball. Spending time together with family and friends is a high priority in her life as well.

Todd Salnas
Chief Operating Officer, PeaceHealth Oregon

Todd Salnas is chief operating officer for the PeaceHealth Oregon network.

He has more than 20 years of proven and diverse experience in the healthcare industry – most of which have been in leadership positions with a focus on operational improvements, growth/referral strategies, process improvement, patient experience and clinical excellence. Most recently, he served as president for St. Joseph’s Health System in Sonoma County, Calif. Todd is Lean Green Belt-certified, and he has earned numerous honors including the Catholic Healthcare Tomorrow’s Leader Award, North Bay Business Leaders 40 Under Age 40 Award and the ACHE Early Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award.

Todd received his Bachelor of Science degree in health sciences from the University of Arizona, and a dual-degree master’s in business administration and health services administration from Arizona State University.

Todd and his wife Jenny have three children and he enjoys coaching his kids’ sports teams, helping with school programs, jogging and live music/concerts.

Andrea Halliday, MD
Chief Medical Officer, PeaceHealth Oregon

Dr. Andrea Halliday, a board-certified neurosurgeon, began her career at PeaceHealth in 2010 as patient safety officer for PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Centers in Eugene and Springfield. She now serves in a dual role of system chief clinical officer and chief medical officer for the PeaceHealth Oregon network.

Dr. Halliday is passionate about patient safety and considers the elimination of preventable harm a core value of healthcare delivery. Dr. Halliday graduated from Harvard Medical School and trained in neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Paul Warda
Chief Financial Officer, PeaceHealth Oregon

Paul Warda is chief financial officer for the PeaceHealth Oregon network, bringing 25 years of experience as a senior healthcare executive with a focus on finance and operations. This includes more than a decade as vice president and CFO at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Most recently, he served as senior vice president of finance and CFO for Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston, Texas.

Paul holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from St. Bonaventure University in New York and Master’s in Business Administration from Regis University in Colorado.

In his free time, Paul enjoys volunteering, as well as spending time outdoors biking, hiking and golfing.

Tim France
Chief Development Officer

PeaceHealth Oregon - Tim France joined PeaceHealth’s Oregon network as chief development officer with more than 15 years of result-oriented development experience including 10 years in academic medical institutions. Most recently, Tim served as associate vice president for Development at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences in New Jersey.

Tim has been a major influencer building major gift, grateful patient, annual giving and alumni programs. He has been able to accomplish this throughout his career by partnering with dedicated and passionate benefactors as well as physician and administrative colleagues to advance programs in medical education, research and patient care. Tim received a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Arizona State University, with a minor in political science.

Tim and his wife Julie have two children and two dogs. He enjoys running, biking hiking, cooking, spending time at his kids’ sporting events, and enjoying time with family and friends. Tim is a huge sport fan and is now a Ducks fan - except when they are playing the Arizona State Sun Devils.

Elva Sipin

Elva Sipin
Vice President of Operations, PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend

Elva Sipin is vice president of operations for PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend.

Prior to joining PeaceHealth, Elva served as executive director of post-acute services at Providence St. Joseph Health in Southern California, where she was instrumental in creating a culture of high caregiver engagement through open communication and process improvement initiatives.

In her 18-year career, Elva has achieved and sustained US News and World Report High Performing and Best Nursing Home five years in a row and was instrumental in achieving Magnet designation for Hospital Distinct Skilled Nursing Facility.

Elva earned her master’s degree in management with an emphasis in healthcare from the University of Redlands in California.

Elva and her husband Dennis Jr. are avid cyclists and were both actively involved in outreach ministries in Los Angeles – and will continue that work in Eugene. They have one son, who remains in California. Elva also enjoys yoga, traveling and shopping.

Alicia Beymer

Alicia Beymer
Vice President of Operations, PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center, University District

Alicia Beymer is vice president of operations for PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center, University District.

Alicia brings with her more than 20 years of varied experience serving Lane County with her collaborative leadership style, strong patient advocacy, and a deep knowledge of healthcare regulation and quality.

She previously served as director of PeaceHealth Home Care Services in the PeaceHealth Oregon network and has experience serving in the capacity of risk management and regulatory consultant at PeaceHealth.

Alicia first answered her calling as an advocate during the 10 years she worked at Lane Council of Governments—Senior and Disabled Services, where she spearheaded the quality improvement program, implemented the Medicare Part D program and served as an adult protective services worker protecting clients and safeguarding rights as a key investigator of abuse and neglect.

Alicia earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Oregon and master’s degree in business administration from Northwest Christian University.

Alicia enjoys spending time with her husband, Aaron, working on home improvement projects and tending to their beautiful five-acre property.

Tim Herrmann
Chief Administrative Officer, PeaceHealth Cottage Grove Community Medical Center and Interim Chief Administrative Officer, PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center, University District

Tim Herrmann's tenure with PeaceHealth spans back to 1988, when he served as Trauma Program Coordinator at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Eugene. He continued his PeaceHealth journey by taking on roles such as Manager of Sacred Heart's Emergency and Trauma Services, Administrator of Cottage Grove Community Hospital and his current role in 2014 as Chief Administrative Officer.

When Tim is out of the office, he and his wife, Pam, enjoy the arts and hold season tickets to the Eugene Symphony. Tim also fishes, hikes, builds fine-scale models and flies radio-controlled airplanes.

Tim graduated from University of Portland with a bachelor's degree in 1982. He earned a master of business administration degree in 2003 from Northwest Christian University in Eugene.

Jason Hawkins
Chief Administrative Officer, PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center

Jason Hawkins is Peace Harbor Medical Center’s (PHMC) Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). A career spent in the rural healthcare setting, Jason came to PeaceHealth from Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg, Pa., where he most recently served as president and chief executive officer.

A Huntingdon, Pa., native, Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and master’s degree in business administration. Jason chaired the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania’s Small Rural Health Council and served on the American Hospital Association’s Small and Rural Governing Council representing the Pennsylvania and New York regions. He served as treasurer of the Pennsylvania Mountains Healthcare Alliance.

On a personal note, Jason his wife DeAnn enjoy spending time outside, hiking, boating and fishing. You also might spot him at local high school sporting events or perhaps a college basketball game. Jason is very excited to live in and serve the Florence community as the PHMC CAO and volunteering in various civic organizations.

Chief Nursing Officer

Heather Wall, RN
Chief Nursing Officer, PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend

Heather Wall is chief nursing officer for PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. As a long-time Lane County resident, Heather has a strong commitment to the community. Heather has been part of the PeaceHealth family since 2004, most recently serving as senior director of Nursing at RiverBend. She also has served as director of nursing for the Medical/Surgical service line, director of operations for the Gamma Knife Center, nurse manager of orthopedics and neurology, and started her career as a neurology nurse at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center, University District.

A Junction City resident, Heather enjoys spending her free time with her husband Lee and their three children Joseph, Lauren and Andrew. She is an avid sports fan, and loves to cheer on the University of Oregon Ducks. She also enjoys yoga, baking, the outdoors and spending time with her extended family.

Robbie Garrett

Robbie Garrett
Interim Chief Nursing Officer, PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center, University District

Robbie Garrett, MSN, RN, LSSMBB is interim chief nursing officer at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center, University District.

Robbie brings with her extensive leadership and operational skills cultivated in various healthcare settings. She has more than 24 years of nursing and leadership experience including inpatient rehab, medical/surgical, emergency medicine and care of the geriatric population. Most recently, she served as a consultant with PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center since November 2017 in the areas of quality, risk and nurse leadership.

She has been a legal nurse consultant for more than 11 years, specializing in nurse life care planning. In her career as a hospital leader, Robbie worked on a number of process improvement and growth initiatives, as well as nurse training and development.

Robbie earned a BSN from Idaho State University, and a master’s degree in nursing leadership from Western Governors University.

She completed training at the University of Utah for her Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and received her Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt from Villanova University. Robbie and her husband James, a retired police detective, have two children and four grandchildren. Their current home is in North Idaho where they enjoy fishing, boating and outdoor activities.

James McGovern

James McGovern
Vice President of Medical Affairs, PeaceHealth Oregon

James McGovern, MD, is vice president of medical affairs for the Oregon network.

A former hospitalist and experienced physician leader, Dr. McGovern comes to PeaceHealth from Wisconsin-based ThedaCare, where he served in several leadership roles including system vice president of medical affairs. He was recognized as a US News and World Report Top Doc while working in Baltimore, Md. His focus as leader has been on teamwork and collaboration between caregivers, between departments and between divisions.

Dr. McGovern graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin and did his internal medicine residency at St. Vincent Hospital in Indiana. Jim and his wife, Karen, enjoy hiking and traveling.

Robin Virgin

Dr. Robin Virgin
Interim Vice President and Medical Director, PeaceHealth Medical Group Oregon

Dr. Robin Virgin is interim vice president and medical director for PeaceHealth Medical Group in Oregon.

She joined PeaceHealth Medical Group to practice family medicine with obstetrics in 1998. After transitioning to leadership in 2011, she served a formative role in the development of a larger multispecialty practice. Before stepping into this interim role, and for the last five years, Dr. Virgin has served PeaceHealth as the system medical director for primary care. This role has given Dr. Virgin the opportunity to promote quality performance, drive safe patient care and lead care delivery transformation.

A passionate advocate for quality care and patient safety, Dr. Virgin has championed the development of extensive opioid and pain management practice standards work for PeaceHealth Medical Group and across the entire PeaceHealth system.

Dr. Virgin received her medical degree from Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland and completed her residency at Family Medicine of Southwest Washington in Vancouver.

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Brad Wakefield, MBA
Vice President of Operations, PeaceHealth Medical Group, Oregon Network

Brad Wakefield, MBA, is vice president of operations for PeaceHealth Medical Group’s Oregon Network. He has more than 25 years of progressively responsible roles leading health-care organizations to success in our rapidly changing environment. Most recently, Brad served as chief executive officer for The Corvallis Clinic in Oregon, a multispecialty group with more than 130 providers. While there, Brad implemented a longer-term strategic planning process and helped the Clinic receive regional recognition as a top Medicare Advantage provider. Brad earned his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He is a certified medical practice executive with the American College of Medical Practice Executives.

In his spare time, Brad enjoys spending time with his wife Kristie and their children. Brad loves to cycle, cook and work outside.

Marie Stehmer
Senior Director of Human Resources, PeaceHealth Oregon

Marie Stehmer is PeaceHealth Oregon's Senior Director of Human Resources.

Marie came to PeaceHealth from Banner Health Network in Phoenix, Ariz., where she served as Chief Human Resources Officer and Human Resources Consultant. Marie lived in the Phoenix area for 27 years after growing up in Anchorage, Alaska.

Now that she's in the Pacific Northwest, Marie's goals include exploring the vast array of Oregon wineries and hiking opportunities, while also fulfilling her love of quilting and reading.

Marie is a Senior Professional in Human Resources and holds Just Culture Certification and Certification in Healthcare Human Resources. She holds a master of business administration degree from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix.

John Holmes
Director of Mission and Ethics, PeaceHealth Oregon

John Holmes serves as Director of Mission and Ethics for PeaceHealth Oregon after he successfully established the program. John additionally assumes responsibility of the Patient Family Guest House and the Clinical Pastoral Education program for Oregon Network. He holds both a PhD and MA, and trained for four years under mentorship of Rev. Father John Tuohey. He is a Clinical Bioethicist and Mission Leader and serves on the University of Oregon Institutional Review Board, is a courtesy Assistant Professor in the UO Philosophy department, and a board member for Catholic Community Services.

John met his wife and mother of three, Christine, when he transplanted to Oregon from the Midwest in the late 90s. John loves the outdoors, and recently climbed Mt. Shasta. He regularly hooks into 18+ trout on many northwest rivers – catch and release!

John graduated from the Ministry Leadership Center's three-year Catholic Health Care Leader formation program in 2016.

Jason Faler

Jason Faler
Director of Strategic Partnerships and Affiliations, PeaceHealth Oregon

Jason Faler, is director of Strategic Partnerships and Affiliations for PeaceHealth Oregon.

Jason is a native Oregonian with more than 15 years’ experience in healthcare on both the east and west coasts. Most recently, Jason served as director of Business Development and Strategic Planning at Providence St. Joseph Health, at both the regional and system levels.

Jason earned his undergraduate degree from Oregon State University, holds graduate degrees in health law and healthcare administration from Seton Hall University, and is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Jason is an adjunct professor at the OHSU-OSU School of Public Health, where he has taught healthcare law and strategic management since 2007. He is a lieutenant colonel in the reserve component of the U.S. Army, in which he has served for 20 years as a counterintelligence special agent and has deployed overseas three times in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Jason enjoys getting outdoors as often as possible, especially with his son, daughter and dog. He is active in youth athletic organizations in his community and has served as coach and board member of various leagues for a number of years.

Marcy Marshall
Director Strategic Communication & Engagement, PeaceHealth Oregon

Marcy Marshall serves as Director of Strategic Communications & Engagement for PeaceHealth Oregon.

Marcy comes to PeaceHealth from the nonprofit Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania, where she served as director of employee communications, as well as director of clinical enterprise communications. Prior to Geisinger, Marcy was a long-time editor for newspapers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Marcy, her husband, James, and their two children love life in the Pacific Northwest, especially the food scene and boundless outdoor opportunities. Living in Track Town USA is like coming home for Marcy, as she grew up immersed in the world of running, including working for her family's newspaper, Runner's Gazette (America's First Running Newspaper). Marcy continues to fulfill her love of running and spending time with her family.