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Meet Samaritan’s Senior Management Team

Samaritan Health Services is led by a highly experienced team of professionals who are committed to helping Samaritan achieve its mission of Building Healthier Communities Together.

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Doug Boysen, JD, MHA

Doug Boysen

President & Chief Executive Officer, Samaritan Health Services

An Iowa native, Doug Boysen attended University of Northern Iowa where he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He continued his education at the University of Iowa, graduating with both a master’s degree in health administration and a juris doctorate. He has maintained his connection to the University of Iowa by serving on the Alumni Board of Directors for the Master of Health Administration program.

Upon graduation, Boysen worked for several years at Von Briesen, Purtell & Roper, a nationally recognized health law firm, as an associate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He then spent more than five years as assistant general counsel at Legacy Health in Portland, Oregon. Boysen joined Samaritan Health Services in 2006 as vice president and general counsel, and in 2012 he was promoted to vice president general counsel and human resources. Boysen returned briefly to Wisconsin, spending a year as regional counsel for UnityPoint Health, a large regional health system with more than 30 hospitals and 30,000 employees.

In June 2015, Boysen returned to Samaritan Health Services as executive vice president and chief administrative officer. He became president and CEO of Samaritan Health Services in early 2018.

He has served as a guest lecturer at Oregon State University, Pacific University and Western University of Health Sciences, and as an adjunct faculty member at Oregon State University and Pacific University. Boysen is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Health Lawyers Association.

Boysen is an active member of the local community, volunteering with Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services, Center for Nonprofit Stewardship, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Trout Unlimited. He was also appointed in 2017 to the Corvallis Vision 2040 Implementation Group — ICAN (Imagine Corvallis Action Network Advisory Board).

Bruce Butler, MBA

Brian Butler

Chief Executive Officer, InterCommunity Health Network & Samaritan Health Plans

Butler joined Samaritan Health Services in June 2019. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and an MBA in finance from University of Chicago.

His previous roles include chief executive officer of Valley Health Plan, a county-owned managed care organization in San Jose, Calif.; chief strategy officer for the University of California health care systems and chief underwriter for Presbyterian Health Plan in Albuquerque, N.M. He has previously served on the board of directors of Ventures LLC, a Seattle-based nonprofit organization that provides access to business training, capital, coaching and hands-on learning opportunities for entrepreneurs with limited resources, the California Public Hospital Association and the New Mexico Health Insurance Alliance. 

Marty Cahill, MBA

Chief Executive Officer, Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital

A Massachusetts native, Cahill relocated to Oregon as an undergraduate to attend the University of Oregon, where he received a bachelor’s degree in sociology. He followed that with a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in organizational behavior from Marylhurst University in Marylhurst, Ore.

Cahill has worked for Samaritan Health Services since 2007, when he was hired as the director of physician relations for the medical staff at all five Samaritan hospitals. He served as CEO of Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital from 2009 to 2015. In 2013, he was appointed COO of Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital and assumed the role of its CEO in 2015.

As CEO at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, Cahill played a major role in implementing needed programs, navigating the hospital team through personnel and system changes, working to keep the hospital and various clinics operating at a profitable margin, and showing an unwavering commitment to recruitment, retention and development of a highly skilled health care team.

Cahill actively supported and helped to implement the hospitalist program at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital. The hospitalist program was designed to help with the recruitment of new physicians to Lincoln City, improve the quality of inpatient care and provide relief to community-based providers.

In addition, he oversaw the construction and operation of the Samaritan Early Learning Center, a facility in Lincoln City designed specifically to meet the developmental and educational needs of young children.

Cahill’s duties now include executive leadership of Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital and its associated primary and specialty physician clinics, the facilities on the Samaritan Health Sciences Campus, and all Samaritan Medical Supplies locations. He has led the expansion of the hospital’s Emergency, Surgery and Same Day Care departments and developed a new multi-discipline clinic and retail pharmacy facility, as well as the 84-room award-winning Best Western PREMIER® Boulder Falls Inn, 1847 Bar & Grill, Boulder Falls Center and the one-acre Japanese garden and pond on the Boulder Falls campus.

He most recently worked with Samaritan’s philanthropy team to raise funds to build a residential substance abuse treatment center in Lebanon near the hospital, to help address the growing issue of substance abuse in the Willamette Valley. The center opened in April 2020.

Glen Cunningham, RN, MBA

Glen Cunningham

Vice President of Population Health, Samaritan Health Services

Cunningham serves as the vice president of population health for Samaritan Health Services. In this position, he devotes his time to helping Samaritan improve the quality, cost and experience of care for the people it serves, as well as working with the community to support healthy lifestyles and improve the social and economic environment.

Cunningham joined Samaritan Health Services in July 2007 as corporate director of Planning and Business Development. Prior to joining Samaritan, he worked as director of Planning and as a New Services/Legislative Affairs officer for Silverton Health Network in Silverton, Ore. Cunningham has served in both clinical and administrative roles for several Oregon health care organizations, including OHSU, Portland VA Medical Center and Providence Health and Services. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, AHA Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development, and the Medical Group Management Association. He received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) Portland and a master’s degree in Business Administration. He is also certified in LEAN process improvement methodology and is a green belt in Six Sigma.

Kirk Gerner

Vice President of Strategic Development & Innovations, Samaritan Health Services

Gerner has been with Samaritan Health Services since its inception. He has held senior executive positions in health care, with large, integrated delivery systems and partner level positions with international consulting firms, for more than 30 years. His career focus has been on strategic growth, corporate development and innovation. Gerner has also been actively involved in the start-up, governance and financing of numerous corporate initiatives and early-stage health care companies.

Taylor Gilmour

Assistant Vice President - Central Operations, Samaritan Foundations

Gilmour joined Samaritan Health Services in 2014, following service as director of operations for the Providence Alaska Foundation in Anchorage. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and is a 2016 graduate of Leadership Corvallis. In her role as assistant vice president of central operations for Samaritan Foundations, Gilmour oversees operations and fundraising efforts throughout the system.

She was included on the inaugural Association for Healthcare Philanthropy 40 Under 40 list in 2018 and currently serves on the United Way of Benton & Lincoln Counties Community Impact Committee.

Tyler Jacobsen, JD

Vice President & General Counsel, Samaritan Health Services

Jacobsen joined Samaritan Health Services in 2010 as an associate general counsel. In this role, he has provided guidance on all aspects of health care law with a focus on regulatory matters and strategic and transactional projects, including affiliations, joint ventures and physician alignment initiatives.  His responsibilities extend to the oversight, growth and development of several important areas of the organization, including legal services and corporate governance. 

Prior to joining Samaritan, Jacobsen was a prosecutor with the Lancaster County Attorney’s Office in Lincoln, Nebraska. In addition to his work at Samaritan, he is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Health Lawyers Association and the Oregon Society of Healthcare Executives. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Medical Legal Partnership of Oregon and the City of Corvallis Police Review Board. 

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Hastings College and a juris doctorate from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.

Julie Jones Manning, APR, CFRE

Vice President of Marketing, Public Relations & Community Health Promotion, Samaritan Health Services

Manning joined Samaritan in 1985 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and assumed broader responsibilities when the health system was formed in the late 1990s. She now oversees the system’s marketing, public relations and community health promotion departments.

Manning earned a bachelor’s degree from Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Ore., and a master’s degree from Boston University, Boston, Mass.

In addition to her responsibilities at Samaritan, Manning completed a four-year term as Mayor of Corvallis in December 2014. 

Manning is an active community volunteer.  She co-chairs the Early Learning Hub of Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties and is a member of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees.  She is also a board member of the Benton Community Foundation and Oregon Humanities.  She serves on the Oregon Community Foundation’s Leadership Council for the Southern Willamette region.  She was named Corvallis’ First Citizen in 2004.

Kelley Kaiser, MPH

Senior Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer, Samaritan Health Services

Kaiser joined Samaritan Health Services in 1995 and was named CEO and vice president of health plan operations in 2005. In addition, she has had executive responsibility for various Samaritan physician groups over the years.

From 1999 to 2018, Kaiser served as the CEO of InterCommunity Health Plans (IHP). IHP has managed InterCommunity Health Network since 1994, administering the Oregon Health Plan in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties. As of Aug. 1, 2012, IHP also has responsibility for InterCommunity Health Network Coordinated Care Organization (IHN-CCO). IHN-CCO was one of the first eight Coordinated Care Organizations certified by the State of Oregon to coordinate care for the Oregon Health Plan members in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties.

From 2005 to 2018, Kaiser served as the CEO of Samaritan Health Plans, a state-licensed insurance company with Medicare Advantage plans and commercial plans for employers.

In 2018, Kaiser accepted the role of senior vice president chief administrative officer overseeing many of the system’s corporate operations, foundations and new business development.

Kaiser served as a Governor-appointee to the Oregon Medicaid Advisory Committee (MAC), and was their chair from 2002 to 2004. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Board member of Health Plan Alliance. In August of 2011, Kaiser was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Coordinated Care Organization Criteria group. This group was appointed by the Governor to help create the criteria to be used to implement the Transformation bill as designated by the Oregon Legislature.

Kaiser is the past chair of the Corvallis Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the Chamber’s Business Advocacy Committee. She is a past board member of the Rotary Club of Corvallis, and serves on the Oregon State Credit Union Board of Directors. She is also a member of the Oregon Health Leadership Council in addition to serving as a member of the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences Community Advisory Council.

Kaiser was named Junior First Citizen in 2008 for her contributions to the community.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in health care administration and master’s degree in health policy and management from Oregon State University.

Dan Keteri, RN

Dan Keteri

Chief Executive Officer, Samaritan Albany General Hospital

Keteri attended Finlandia University in Hancock, Michigan, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing. He followed that with a second bachelor’s degree in organizational communication from Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Ore., and then earned a master’s in health care leadership from Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Keteri has been in nursing for 33 years, nurse management for 30 years and executive management for nearly 18 years. He began his career as a travel nurse in Hawaii before accepting a position at PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash., in 1987. He joined Samaritan Health Services in 2015, when he was hired as the vice president of Patient Care Services at Samaritan Albany General Hospital.


As vice president of Patient Care Services, Keteri focused on improving patient experience, implementing resources and attaining several hospital recognitions.

Through his leadership, Samaritan Albany General Hospital was elevated from the 45th percentile to the 75th percentile in overall patient experience. LEAN methodology was applied in the emergency department and consistently exceeds national benchmarks for maximizing patient value through reduction of waste and wait time. Keteri also led a room privatization project, enabling all patients the privacy of having single occupancy rooms.

In addition, he oversaw the establishment of Sarah’s Place, the only 24/7, freestanding sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) center in Oregon.

Keteri’s duties now include executive leadership of Samaritan Albany General Hospital and its associated primary and specialty physician clinics. He and his team have been recognized as a certified Stroke Primary Center, a certified total hip and knee replacement program and a five-star hospital, awarded by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Lesley Ogden, MD, MBA, FACEP

Chief Executive Officer, Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital & Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital

Dr. Ogden has worked at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital since 2006, first as an emergency department physician and then as the assistant emergency department director.

From September 2013 to December 2015, she served as the chief operations officer of the hospital while continuing to practice as an emergency medicine physician. In December 2015, she was promoted to chief executive officer. In July 2017, she was also named chief executive officer of Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital, after serving as interim CEO for about six months. Ogden has served for many years as the president of the medical staff of Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital and as a trustee on the North Lincoln Hospital Foundation Board.

Ogden received a bachelor’s degree from Troy State University, a Master of Business Administration from The Citadel, and a medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. She completed residency training at Oregon Health & Science University and is board certified in emergency medicine.

A native of Florida, Ogden first moved to Oregon for her emergency medicine residency in Portland and fell in love with the state, especially the rural beauty of the central Oregon Coast.

Ogden is an active Rotarian in Lincoln City and sits on the board of directors of the Economic Development Alliance of Lincoln County. She is excited to lead these critical access hospitals as they face new challenges and opportunities through health reform and the rural health care delivery system. In 2015, plans to build new hospitals in both Lincoln City and Newport were approved with both hospital projects scheduled to be completed in 2020. Ogden is leading these exciting ventures and working diligently to develop innovative, efficient and state-of-the-art hospital facilities to best serve the residents of Lincoln County.

Becky Pape, MPA

Becky Pape

Chief Executive Officer, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center

An Iowa native, Pape earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Morningside College and first worked in large critical care and trauma units. She transitioned from clinical work into home health and nursing education, teaching associate degree-level nursing. At the same time, she attained a master’s degree in public administration from Portland State University.

She joined Samaritan in 1987 as the health education manager at Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis, now Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. In 2001, she became vice president of patient care services at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital and Samaritan Albany General Hospital, and she served as CEO of Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital from 2004 to 2015. In 2015, Pape was named CEO of Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, where she had served as chief operating officer since 2013.

Her leadership has brought accolades both to herself and to Samaritan Health Services. The Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce recognized Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital as its Large Business of the Year in 2006, and Pape as Business Leader of the Year in 2008. She was named as a finalist in 2009 for the Shirley Ann Munroe Award, given to outstanding leaders of rural health care facilities. In 2013, she was named the American Hospital Association’s Grassroots Champion for the state of Oregon, for her work with elected officials on health care issues and the community activities she has championed in the interest of Samaritan’s mission, and in 2014, she was named one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s 50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know.

The challenges and opportunities continue, as Pape had a key role in the partnership with Western University of Health Sciences and the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest, which opened in 2011 across from Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. In addition, Pape has served on the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Services Board of Directors since 2010, and as chair of the association’s Small and Rural Health Committee. She also serves on the American Hospital Association’s Regional Policy Board and chairs the Oregon Association of Hospitals Research and Education Foundation.

Bob Power

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Chief Information Officer, Samaritan Health Services

Power joined Samaritan Health Services in 2010 as chief information officer, assisting SHS leadership in strategic decisions specific to information services and systems.  At Samaritan, in a combined effort with key Samaritan executive leadership, Power helped guide an aggressive effort to replace aging IT clinical and business infrastructure to ensure that Samaritan remains a competitive force in health care delivery, providing quality clinical health care and business operations for an optimal patient experience.

Power has 40 years of experience in health care operations, including 35 years in various roles in information technology. Prior to joining Samaritan, Power was chief information officer for Healthcare Corporation of America – Continental Division in Denver, CO.

After joining Samaritan, Power also joined the Board of the Oregon Health Network, a statewide initiative to bring affordable health care-based broadband connectivity to rural Oregon. He is also on the board of directors for the Telehealth Alliance of Oregon, a nonprofit devoted to extending digital health care to rural Oregon. In addition, he has served in a variety of advisory roles, including the state-sponsored Provider Directory Committee. Power is a member of the Healthcare Information Management Society and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.

Daniel B. Smith, CPA, MBA

Dan Smith

Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, Samaritan Health Services

Smith joined Samaritan Health Services in 1992. He has served the system in various capacities, including controller and chief financial officer for Samaritan Albany General Hospital and then vice president and corporate controller for Samaritan’s corporate operations. In 2012, Smith was named chief financial officer and then in 2018, added senior vice president to his responsibilities.

Smith is a certified public accountant in Oregon and a fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from California State University, Chico, Calif., and a master’s degree in business administration from George Fox University, Portland, Ore.

Robert J. Turngren, MD, MBA

Robert Turngren

Chief Medical Officer, Samaritan Health Services

Dr. Turngren’s responsibilities include clinical leadership of Samaritan’s five hospitals, the system’s efforts around clinical quality, safety and patient experience.  He also provides business and clinical leadership of Samaritan’s 600 employed clinicians.

Upon completing his training, he practiced 16 years at the Carle Clinic in Urbana, Ill., opening the first satellite clinic in Monticello, Ill., a community of 5,000.  His practice was full spectrum family medicine, including an active obstetrical practice and logging 10,000 hours in the level one trauma center at the Carle Foundation Hospital.

Subsequent leadership roles included vice president of Centegra Primary Care in Crystal Lake, Ill., and president of the Meriter Medical Group in Madison, Wis. 

During his time at Carle he held various leadership roles including six years on the Clinic Board of Governors and two years as Board Chair. Following his term on the board, Dr. Turngren held the position of senior vice president of Development at Health Alliance Medical Plans, the health plan of the Carle system.

Dr. Turngren completed undergraduate and medical school at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and family medicine residency at Southern Illinois University, Decatur, Ill. He also earned an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.

Brad Wakefield, MBA

Chief Operating Officer, Samaritan Medical Group

 

Wakefield helps lead the work of 486 Samaritan clinicians at more than 90 clinics and hospital departments as they strive to deliver top-quality health care to our communities.

 

He came to Samaritan most recently from PeaceHealth Medical Group in Eugene, where he served as their vice president of operations and helped improve patient satisfaction and health care quality scores. Prior to that, he was chief executive officer of The Corvallis Clinic, bringing in-depth knowledge of health care in our area.

 

He earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in business from Brigham Young University. He is a fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives and is trained and proficient in Lean principles.

 

Wakefield has served on a variety of boards and committees, including Lane County Community Health Council, the Boys and Girls Club of Corvallis, and Association for Maternal Fetal Medicine Management, just to name a few.

Gail Worden-Acree

Gail Worden-Acree

Vice President of Human Resources, Samaritan Health Services

Worden-Acree joined Samaritan Health Services in 1998. Her first position with was with Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center Human Resources, moving into a corporate role as the system grew. She continued to add scope and responsibility over the years, resulting in her taking on her current role in 2015 following an interim appointment in 2014.

Worden-Acree has lived and worked in three countries: England, Israel, and the United States. Her career ranges from civil servant for the U.K. Ministry of Defense, Theatre Manager, Kibbutz volunteer and a variety of compensation and human resources positions in England, California and Oregon. Her degree is in business administration and she holds three human resources certifications.