Executive Team

Steven Herber, MD, FACS, President & CEO, Adventist Health St. Helena

HerberSteven Herber, MD, FACS, is recognized as one of California's leading instructors and practitioners in progressive plastic and aesthetic surgery techniques. In addition to his role at Adventist Health St. Helena, Herber, a board-certified plastic surgeon, is medical director of the St. Helena Institute for Plastic Surgery.

Herber earned a bachelor of science degree from Pacific Union College in Angwin, California, and a medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He completed a general surgery residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center and a plastic surgery residency at Yale University, as well as a fellowship in maxillofacial and pediatric plastic surgery at Akron Children's Hospital Medical Center in Akron, Ohio.

The American Medical Association has recognized Herber for his volunteer work on behalf of impoverished children around the world.



Liz Dickinson, RN, BSN,MPH, CNOR, CAAP, Patient Care Executive, Adventist Health St. Helena

Liz DickensonLiz joins our team after serving in two key leadership roles at Adventist Health Feather River, including Patient Care Executive and Director of Perioperative Services. Prior to this, she served as Sr. VP of Patient Care Services at Loma Linda University Medical Center, where she had a long and successful career serving in several patient care leadership roles. She brings a passion for delivering excellence, quality and compassion in all aspects of patient care. As a key member of the executive team, Liz will focus on driving quality, engagement of associates, providers and patients, and she will guide our journey of care transformation.

Liz loves spending time with her husband, three sons and four grandchildren. Even after living in Loma Linda for many years, she and her husband still consider Northern California home. She has always felt a connection to St. Helena where her husband’s grandmother was a nurse and his grandfather was a chaplain.

Elisa Blethen, DIS, MBA, Finance Officer, Adventist Health St. Helena