Chief Quality Officer Adds Duties, Operations Focus
NorthBay Healthcare Vice President and Chief Quality Officer Nicole Brocato has added the title of vice president of Operations to her role at NorthBay Healthcare. She has been serving as the interim vice president of Operations since January.
“Throughout the search process, Nicole has done an excellent job of leading the Operations Division, providing continued oversight of the construction projects, as well as maintaining the high level of quality assurance we rely on for the success of our organization,” said Aimee Brewer, president of NorthBay Healthcare Group, in making the announcement. “We hope that by consolidating these two positions at a higher level, we will bring compatible teams and processes into even greater collaboration and communication under Nicole’s leadership.”
Nicole joined NorthBay Healthcare in 2014 as director of Performance Management. Six months later, she was promoted to vice president and chief quality officer. She is a registered nurse and has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of San Diego, and certification in project management and Lean/Six Sigma.
New Assistant Vice President Takes on CPCs
Damaris Valera began her new role as assistant vice president for Primary Care at NorthBay Healthcare this summer. She most recently served as chief operation officer for Lamprey Health Care in Newmarket, New Hampshire.
In her new position, she oversees operations at the Center for Primary Care facilities in Vacaville, Green Valley and Fairfield, as well as the Center for Women’s Health, also in Fairfield.
“Damaris’s experience in ambulatory delivery systems is perfectly aligned with our efforts toward building a fully integrated system, focused on population health,” said Wayne Gietz, vice president of Ambulatory Services. “This, coupled with her extensive experience building access and developing programs, has all of us very excited about the future of primary care under her leadership.”
She has a master’s degree in organizational leadership from South New Hampshire University, where she graduated with high honors. She also earned a Human Resources Graduate Certificate and has a bachelor’s degree in psychology.
NorthBay Healthcare Welcomes Two New Board Chairmen
Two NorthBay Healthcare boards installed new chairmen this year. Mark Sievers is now chairman of the board of NorthBay Healthcare Corporation, taking the reins from longtime chairman Ben Huber. Dennis Landis is the new chairman of the NorthBay Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors. He replaces local attorney Chris Sweeney. Both Huber and Sweeney remain as board members on their respective boards.
“We are changing the guard, but only in the sense of one experienced leader stepping up to take the role long filled by another skilled leader,” said NorthBay Healthcare President/CEO B. Konard Jones, emphasizing that continuity of leadership is important to the organization.
Sievers is president of Epsilon Financial Group of Fairfield, a wealth management firm for individuals, trusts, foundations and businesses. In 2000 he became a director of the board that administered hospital operations. He also has served on the governing entity of NorthBay Health Advantage, which oversees innovation and business development. He has been a member of the corporate board since September 2002.
Sievers is a founder of the Solano Wine & Food Jubilee, which celebrated its 30th anniversary this year. The largest continuous charity event in the county, it has raised millions for NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement to care for residents who could not otherwise afford the service.
Landis, a retired Fairfield restaurateur, has been on the NorthBay Healthcare Foundation board for 16 years. “Dennis has been a longtime supporter of NorthBay Healthcare and an active member of our Foundation board,” said Brett Johnson, president of the NorthBay Healthcare Foundation.