Executive Profile

Gwen Matthews, President and Chief Executive Officer

Gwen Matthews, MSN, MSc, MBA, came to Adventist Health Ukiah Valley from Adventist Health Glendale in Southern California. While at Adventist Health Glendale she was an integral member of the senior executive team that had driven a growth of services and ongoing campus expansion totaling 515 licensed beds by its completion. Guiding clinical service lines through interdisciplinary collaboration, she has extensive experience in strategy, developing and executing organizational initiatives. In addition, Matthews created a culture that aligns employees and physicians in achieving organizational and mission goals.

Matthews proficiency in hospital administration is rooted in clinical experience in critical care, labor and delivery and rural nursing before progressing up the leadership ranks in rural as well as urban and academic medical centers in Washington, Hawaii and California. She holds an MBA from La Sierra University as well as a MSc from Loma Linda University. She presently serves on the board of the Association of California Nurse Leaders and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

In addition to her role as CEO at Adventist Health Ukiah Valley, Matthews will also hold the position of senior vice president for the Northern California Network (NCN) of Adventist Health, serving the five hospital campuses in Northern California. She will be a member of the executive council and also lead coordinated shared services across the NCN.

Lindsey Spencer, Patient Care Executive

Lindsey Spencer joined Adventist Health Ukiah Valley in 2018 as the Patient Care Executive. In her role, Lindsey provides leadership and oversight of hospital clinical performance and quality of care.

Before taking her role as Patient Care Executive, Lindsey served as Nursing Administrative Director for the Emergency and Medical Imaging Departments, where she was responsible for managing the opening of the Emergency Department as well as development layout, workflow and operations for the new walk-in clinic opening in late 2018.

In the past several years, Lindsey has served in Adventist Health hospitals as director of Emergency Department at Adventist Health Ukiah Valley, Director of Acute Services at Howard Memorial, and Director of Med-Surg, ICU, and Respiratory Therapy also at AHUV.

Lindsey earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Walla Walla University in Washington state and master’s in nursing sciences from The University of Phoenix. Lindsey has also gone on to complete an MBA in Healthcare Management from the University of Phoenix.

Ryan Quattlebaum

Ryan Quattlebaum, Chief Financial


Ryan Quattlebaum joined Adventist Health Ukiah Valley as Chief Financial Officer in April of 2017. In his role, Ryan provides leadership and oversight of hospital financial performance and stewardship.

Before joining Adventist Health Ukiah Valley, Ryan served as Director of Finance for Adventist Health Simi Valley in Southern California where he was responsible for financial operations including payroll, accounts payable, reimbursement, decision support, budgeting, and general accounting.

Prior to his work with Adventist Health, Ryan worked for The Camden Group as a Finance Consultant. Prior to The Camden Group Ryan worked in the health care assurance and advisory business services practice of Ernst & Young, LLP in Orange County, CA.

Ryan is a licensed CPA in the state of California and graduated with honors from La Sierra University in Southern California. He is an active member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.