​Jeff Eller, MBA, FACHE, President Northern California Network, Adventist Health

Jeff Eller is President of the Northern California Network (NCN) of Adventist Health, which includes Adventist Health Howard Memorial, Adventist Health Vallejo, Adventist Health Clear Lake, Adventist Health St. Helena and Adventist Health Ukiah Valley. Before taking his position as President of the NCN, Eller served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Adventist Health Sonora in Sonora, California. Eller has been involved with Adventist Health since 1987, and has been in his current position since February 2014.

Jason Wells, President

Jason Wells

Jason Wells serves as the President of Adventist Health Ukiah Valley and Adventist Health Howard Memorial. Jason’s role is to serve as the senior executive at Adventist Health working with our healthcare and community partner in Mendocino County. Jason has served as president of Adventist Health Howard memorial since March 2017. Previous to this role, he was the Chief Operating Officer for Physician Enterprise and Vice President at Park Ridge Health in North Carolina, one of Adventist Health System's 46 community medical centers in the U.S.

Prior to his role at Park Ridge Health, Jason served at Florida Hospital in Orlando as Director of the Experience Network and collaborated with the Disney I.D.E.A.S. team seeking to create the ultimate patient experience for patients and guests.

Jason is a graduate of Walla Walla College and has earned a MBA from Benedictine University. He is a certified medical practice executive and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Judson Howe, Chief Financial Officer

Judson HoweJudson Howe, CPA has been Adventist Health Howard Memorial's CFO since March 2017. Judson has been overseeing finance, accounting and the budgeting process for AHHM since Fall of 2016.

Prior to this, Howe directed the finances of the hospital in his role as regional director for Adventist Health in Mendocino County, where he oversaw finance and accounting. Before moving to Mendocino County in 2003, Judson served as director of business intelligence at Adventist Health Glendale.

His specialty has been focused on empowering employees to make more informed process improvement decisions by providing them with key insights and data to help them perform their jobs better.

Judson is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Accounting from California State University - San Bernardino.

Linda Givens, Patient Care Executive

Lisa Givens Patient Care ExecutiveAs Adventist Health Howard Memorial’s patient care executive, Linda oversees the hospital’s quality initiatives, all nursing practices, infection control, pharmacy and anesthesia, as position she’s had since October 2017.

Linda comes to us from Walla Walla Washington, where she served as the chief nursing officer for Adventist Health Walla Walla General Hospital. Linda has many years of experience in nursing and nursing administration, beginning on the Medical/Surgical Unit at Walla Walla General Hospital in 1981. She transitioned into the Intensive Care Unit in1981 before shifting into a new role in the Emergency Center in 1984. Givens advanced into Coordinator of the Emergency Center in 1998, and just a few years later also held oversight on the Intensive Care Unit. When the Chest Pain Center opened on the medical campus in 2014, the Cardiac Cath Lab team was also brought under purview.

Givens holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Washington State University and a Masters in Nursing from University of Phoenix. She is passionate about critical care, population health and shared nursing governance.

Linda is married to Daniel, and together they have two adult sons, a daughter in-law and two lap dogs.

Bessant Parker, Medical Officer

Bessant ParkerAs our Medical Officer in Mendocino County, Dr. Bessant Parker oversees care delivery at our Adventist Health hospitals and 21 clinics in the county. Dr. Parker works with staff and providers to continuously improve the quality and experience of care for our patients.

Dr. Parker comes to us from Wisconsin, where he recently served as Chief Medical Officer for Aspirus Langlade Hospital. He completed his medical training in Ghana before coming to the United States where he did his residency in Internal Medicine at Harlem Hospital, an affiliate of Columbia University in New York.

Upon completion of his residency he served as a hospitalist at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Appleton, Wisconsin. He went on to complete a full-time master's degree in Business Administration, with concentrations in finance and entrepreneurship, from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, while maintaining part-time employment at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Dr. Parker also trained with Tenet Healthcare in the Tenet Executive Development Program at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts where he served on the executive management team and was involved in leading quality and process improvement efforts.