Leadership Team

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Kerry Heinrich, JD

Kerry Heinrich, JD

Kerry Heinrich, JD, became the chief executive officer of Adventist Health in 2022.

Having served on Adventist Health’s board for seven years, Kerry has a passion for the organization’s mission and culture. He also previously served as CEO of the Seventh-day Adventist Loma Linda University Medical Center, Children's Hospital and Behavioral Medicine Center for more than seven years and as the organization’s legal counsel for more than 20 years. During his tenure as CEO, he helped guide the construction of the new 16-story hospital and nine-story Children’s Hospital tower that opened in 2021. He was also named one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s “135 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know” in 2017.

After earning his bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in business with an emphasis in finance and management from Walla Walla University in Washington, Kerry earned his juris doctor degree from the University of Oregon’s School of Law.

Bill Wing

Bill Wing

Bill Wing, president of Adventist Health, assumed his current position in November 2016 after serving as executive vice president/chief operations officer since March 2014. In this role, Bill's primary focus is ensuring Adventist Health is structured to achieve the system’s strategic vision.

In June 2011, Bill joined Adventist Health as the senior vice president for system performance and strategy. In that role, he drove the strategic plan and value-based performance targets for Adventist Health’s markets in four states. He was also responsible for the day-to-day operations across the care continuum including ambulatory, acute, post-acute and clinical services. After graduating from Southern Adventist University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Wing completed an MBA in finance from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

John Beaman

John Beaman

John Beaman assumed the role of chief business officer and chief people officer for Adventist Health in March of 2018. In this role, John directs executive leadership and operational management of human performance, information technology, accounts payable, payroll, supply chain, construction management, facilities and the analytics and project management office. Prior to this role, John served as the senior finance officer for shared services, chief financial officer of Adventist Health Simi Valley and chief financial officer of Adventist Health Bakersfield.

John holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southwestern Adventist University and an MBA with emphasis in finance from Marylhurst University.

Alex Bryan

Alex Bryan

Alex Bryan, D.Min., serves as chief mission officer. In this role, he leads and supports a systemwide mission team in promoting and integrating the organization’s mission of “living God’s love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope.” Alex joined Adventist Health in 2018 as the mission identity and spiritual care executive. In that role, he led Adventist Health’s strategy around alignment to mission, spiritual care, church and faith community relations and theological and ethical foundations of mission.

Alex’s formal education incudes undergraduate studies at Southern College, with majors in history and religion, a Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University, and a doctoral degree in missiology and leadership from George Fox University.

Betsy Chapin Taylor

Betsy Taylor

Betsy Chapin Taylor serves as chief philanthropy officer for Adventist Health. In this role, she is responsible to coordinate systemwide efforts to advance opportunities across all Adventist Health foundations in line with the system’s long-term strategy as well as to elevate the philanthropy response during crises.

Taylor holds an MBA from the University of Georgia and an MS of Journalism from Columbia University in New York. She has achieved the highest level of certification in health care philanthropy as a Fellow of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy.

Todd Hofheins

Todd Hofheins

Todd Hofheins serves as executive vice president/chief finance officer for Adventist Health. As CFO, he focuses on the organization’s long-term financial viability, including overall fiduciary responsibility, strategic leadership and operational management for financial services. Hofheins, a visionary finance executive with more than 25 years of leadership experience, previously served as CFO and EVP for HealthPartners, the largest nonprofit consumer-governed healthcare organization in the nation, with more than 1.8 million medical and dental health plan members nationwide. His role included developing business and financial strategies to support financial and Triple Aim goals as well as marketplace performance.

Hofheins earned his bachelor’s of business administration in accounting from Pacific Lutheran University in Washington and his CPA. He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and was listed among Modern Healthcare Magazine CFOs to know for two years.

Andrew Jahn

Andrew Jahn

Andrew Jahn assumed the role of president of Adventist Health’s Care Division in February 2020. As president, Andrew leads and supports all aspects of where and how care is delivered, including hospitals, medical offices, service lines, clinical models and provider roles. Andrew previously served as Southern California Region president as well as director of finance, president and CEO of Adventist Health Sonora.

Andrew received his MBA from the University of Central Florida and holds a bachelor's degree in business management from Union College.

Ben Leedle

Ben Leedle

R. Leedle, Jr., serves as the president of the Well-Being Division in addition to his role as CEO of Blue Zones, LLC. Leedle is a transformative business leader who envisions and creates world-class companies. He has spent his career building and delivering value-based businesses established and grown on the fundamental proposition that healthier people cost less and perform better.

He is broadly recognized as the visionary and driving force behind transforming Healthways, Inc. from a small company focused on diabetes treatment to the leading independent population health management and well-being improvement company in the world. Among his collaborative accomplishments during his tenure as CEO, Leedle co-founded both the Blue Zones Project and the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index innovations.

Joyce Newmyer

Joyce Newmyer is the system’s chief culture officer and is responsible for culture, communication, engagement, learning, development, residencies and internships as well as diversity, equity and inclusion. Joyce also serves as president of Adventist Health's Pacific Northwest Region, which includes Adventist Health Portland and Adventist Health Tillamook in Oregon and Adventist Health Castle in Hawaii. In this role, Joyce chairs the governing board for each hospital and oversees the operations of more than 40 medical clinics, two home care agencies and two retirement centers in the Northwest.

Joyce holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University, Fresno and a master’s degree in health services administration from St. Francis University.

Jason Wells

Jason Wells, MBA, CMPE, FACHE, serves as chief consumer and innovation officer for Adventist Health. In this role, he is responsible for realigning the organization around the consumer by transforming the patient and consumer experience through improved access to care and easier processes as well as services and solutions that better address overall health and well-being. Wells leads consumer services, virtual health, experience design, marketing and brand, public affairs and strategy activation.

Previously, Wells served as the president of Adventist Health’s three hospitals and services in Mendocino County in California.

Wells is a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives and has earned the Certified Medical Practice Executives credential with the American College of Medical Practice Executives. Wells received a bachelor’s degree from Walla Walla University and a Master of Business Administration from Benedictine University.