PeaceHealth appoint 3 new members to board of directors

VANCOUVER, Wash. — PeaceHealth announced the appointment of three new members to the system board of directors. Effective immediately To dd Alan Strumwasser, M.D.; Karl Carrier; and Kevin Murphy, Ph.D.; will be joining the PeaceHealth board of directors. Each of the new members brings talent and skill that will help the board and President & Chief Executive Officer Liz Dunne shepherd in a new era of health care transformation within the communities of the 125-year-old health system serves.

“We are so blessed to have Dr. Strumwasser, Mr. Carrier and Dr. Murphy join our ministry,” said board chair Sister Andrea Nenzel, CSJP. “The addition of each of these talented and skilled mission sponsors will add to the collective gifts of all of our board as we continue our mission of promoting personal and community health.”

Each of the newest members of the PeaceHealth system board has a proven track record in health care operations, strategy and financial stewardship. Additionally, Strumwasser, Carrier and Murphy share a deeply held commitment to the PeaceHealth mission, vision and values.

Todd Strumwasser, M.D., Kevin Murphy, and Karl Carrier Source/ PeaceHealth

Todd Strumwasser, M.D., Kevin Murphy, and Karl Carrier
Source/ PeaceHealth

Todd Strumwasser, M.D., currently serves as senior vice president, operations for San Francisco Bay Service Area of Dignity Health. He was formally the chief executive of Swedish First Hill and Cherry Hill campuses, which accounted for 80 percent of the admissions and revenue for the Swedish Health Services system. He is a graduate of University of Southern California-Keck School of Medicine. Strumwasser is a health care leader with personal and professional passion for advancing health and health improvement in each of the communities served by PeaceHealth.

Karl Carrier was interim senior vice president and chief executive of Providence Health & Services California, based in Torrance. He had a successful career in non-profit health care having held various senior executive leadership roles with Providence Health & Services as well as chief financial officer for Riverside Community Hospital and Summit Health. Carrier holds a master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance from University of Oregon. His highly successful career as a nonprofit finance leader has helped position his current and past organizations for future strategic growth and service to their communities.

Kevin Murphy, Ph.D., is a leader throughout the health care ethics community. He currently serves as vice president of Theology and Ethics for St. Joseph Health in Irvine, Calif. He has a rich professional career in health care and academic communities serving as a senior ethics and mission integration leader. Previously he has served at the University of British Columbia, Providence Health Care, as well as the University of Alberta, Canada. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Supportive Care Coalition, previously on the Foundation Board of the Bioethics Institute at Loyola Marymount University, and the Ministry Leadership Center. Murphy holds a Ph.D. in Theology, Health Care Ethics from St. Paul University.

“We are truly fortunate that each of these remarkable gentlemen has agreed to join our ministry as a board member,” said Liz Dunne, president & CEO of PeaceHealth. “We are steadfast in our commitment to health and health improvement of everyone we serve. Dr. Strumwasser, Mr. Carrier and Dr. Murphy will undoubtedly compliment the talents and professional experience all of our board members bring to our organization. I am truly grateful and inspired by each of them.”