Swedish Health Services Senior Leadership

The day-to-day management of all operations is the responsibility of Swedish's chief executive, R. Guy Hudson, MD, MBA, and the chief officers who make up the senior leadership team:

R. Guy Hudson, MD, MBA

Regional Chief Executive Officer
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Nwando Anyaoku, MD, MPH, MBA

Chief Health Equity Officer

Chris Beaudoin

Chief Executive, Issaquah, Ballard and Edmonds

Kevin Brooks, MHA, FACHE

Chief Operating Officer, Acute Care

Kristy Carrington, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC

Chief Nursing Officer

Christopher Dale, MD MPH

Chief Medical Officer, Acute Care

Mike Denney

Chief Real Estate Officer

Keegan Fisher, MHA

Chief Human Resources Officer

Mary Beth Formby, MHA

Regional Chief Financial Officer

Kelly Guy

Regional Director, Community Health Investments

Mona Lee Locke, MSJ

Chief Communications Officer

Jennifer McAleer, MS, MBA, CHC, CHPC, CCEP, SHRC

Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer

Jatin Motiwal, MBA

Chief Executive, Physician Enterprise, Puget Sound

Tracy Ostrem

Chief Development Officer, Swedish Health Services; President, Swedish Medical Center Foundation

Renee Rassilyer-Bomers, DNP, CMSRN, RN-BC

Chief Quality Officer

Mardia Shands, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Andrew B. Taylor, FACHE

Chief Strategy Officer, Swedish Health Services & WA/MT

Elizabeth Wako, MD, MBA

Chief Executive, First Hill and Cherry Hill



R. Guy Hudson, MD, MBA

Regional Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Guy Hudson is the chief executive officer of Swedish Health Services, where he guides the strategic vision and oversees all operations for the Puget Sound region’s largest nonprofit health care system, which serves more than 2 million patients each year.

In this position, Dr. Hudson ensures that Swedish delivers on its mission of serving the needs of everyone in the community. He works closely with the organization’s leaders and caregivers to provide the highest-quality care to Swedish’s patients and to create a respectful workplace that values the contributions of every employee. Dr. Hudson assumed this role in early 2017.

Under Dr. Hudson’s leadership, Swedish has honed its strategic focus on delivering affordable, patient-centered care, including transitioning from a traditional, hospital-centric model to a system that enables patients to more easily access the care they need when and where they need it. Dr. Hudson has bolstered and diversified the Swedish Board of Trustees to bring new expertise and perspectives to the organization and has overseen improvements in both quality of care and patient safety throughout the organization. During his tenure, Swedish has made explicit commitments to advance racial justice and address inequities in health care, and the organization has built strong community partnerships to increase access for under-resourced populations.

Dr. Hudson has served in various leadership positions across Swedish in his 14 years with the organization. He joined Swedish in 2007 as a pediatric urologic surgeon and quickly began leading outreach and programs that transformed Swedish pediatric services. Dr. Hudson stewarded initiatives that improved caregiver engagement, patient care and operational workflow. Through his dedicated work with the pediatrics practice, Dr. Hudson developed a deep understanding of primary care, the emerging population health movement and the complexities of delivering care equitably and inclusively – learnings that inform his stewardship of the organization into the future.

Previously, Dr. Hudson served as Swedish Medical Group’s chief medical officer before being named chief of physician services for western Washington. In that role, he focused on medical group operations in the areas of provider engagement, patient satisfaction, and financial, operational and quality performance.

Dr. Hudson came to Swedish from an academic practice at Oregon Health & Science University. A graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his internship and residency at Oregon Health & Science University, followed by a fellowship in pediatric urologic surgery at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Hudson holds an MBA from the University of Washington Foster School of Business.

Dr. Hudson has been recognized multiple times as one of Seattle’s and Portland’s Top Doctors, and he received the Patients’ Choice Award Compassionate Doctor Recognition each year from 2011 to 2014. He is passionate about delivering care to patients in areas that are medically underserved, including providing surgical care to children in Africa and serving as a Guatemala service representative with Providence Health International. Dr. Hudson serves on the Washington State Hospital Association board and the Greater Seattle Partners Executive Council, and is a member of the Community Development Roundtable of Seattle.

Nwando Anyaoku, MD, MPH, MBA

Chief Health Equity Officer

Nwando Anyaoku, MD, MPH, MBA is Vice President and the inaugural Chief Health Equity Officer for Swedish Health Services. Dr. Anyaoku has been at Swedish since 2016 in leadership over pediatrics and Medicaid strategy, and served as the physician lead for health equity and community partnerships. Prior to arriving at Swedish, Dr. Anyaoku served as the Division Chief of General Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, then as the Medical Director of Pediatrics for CHI Alegent Creighton health system in Omaha, Nebraska. She is a board-certified pediatrician and professor of pediatrics.

Dr. Anyaoku received her medical degree from the University of Nigeria. She had her residency training in pediatrics and served as chief resident at the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey. Dr. Anyaoku holds an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an MBA from the University of Washington Foster School of Business.

Chris Beaudoin

Chief Executive, Issaquah, Ballard and Edmonds

Chris Beaudoin joined Swedish Health Services in 2017 and has 15 years of health care leadership experience in a variety of roles.

Chris currently serves as Chief Executive for Swedish Community Hospitals. In this role he has oversight of medical center operations at Swedish Issaquah and Swedish Ballard with a commitment to delivering outstanding healthcare services to the East King County and Ballard communities.

Immediately prior to his time at Swedish, Chris worked at Providence St. Joseph Health in corporate business development, focusing on mergers, acquisitions, and integrations. In this role he led the successful post-merger integration of Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health when they formed a combined company in 2016.

Chris’ journey in health care started in 2006 at Providence Home and Community Care, where he led operations of the home health, hospice, and home infusion service lines in Washington State.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Western Washington University and a Master of Business Administration from Seattle University.

Kevin Brooks, MHA, FACHE

Chief Operating Officer, Acute Care

Kevin Brooks, MHA, FACHE, is the chief operating officer (COO) of Acute Care Services at Swedish Health Services. With his passion for strategic planning and operational improvement, he provides support for all aspects of patient care, overseeing daily business operations and improving operational efficiencies.

Brooks has more than 15 years of diverse health care leadership experience most recently serving as administrator and chief executive officer of Utah Valley Hospital 11(UVH).

He holds a Master of Health Care Administration degree from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management in Minneapolis. He also holds an American College of Healthcare Executives: fellowship credential (FACHE) and was a recipient of the 2016 American College of Healthcare Executives Regents Award.

Kristy Carrington, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC

Chief Nursing Officer

Kristy joined Swedish in 2015 as the First Hill director of acute care, after relocating from Los Angeles to Seattle to be closer to her family. In 2018, Kristy became the First Hill Chief Nursing Officer. In that role, Kristy implemented a quality operations structure to organize and support the work being done to address nursing sensitive quality indicators. She led campus operations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic while also creating a system that promoted visibility to key metrics that informed hospital operations throughout the pandemic.

In 2021, Kristy became the Regional Chief Nursing Officer for Swedish and is leading Swedish’ efforts to centralize the management of staffing, scheduling, and patient flow across all five Swedish hospitals. Kristy is a relational and dedicated leader who constantly strives to make a positive impact on those she serves.

Christopher Dale, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer, Acute Care

Originally from Bellevue, WA, Dr. Chris Dale earned a BA in Chemistry from the University of Washington and an MD from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. After completing a transitional internship at Naval Medical Center San Diego, he served as a U.S. Navy flight surgeon with a Harrier squadron at Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz. He was an internal medicine resident and chief resident at Providence Portland Medical Center, followed by a Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Washington, earning his MPH in Health Services research.

Dr. Dale joined Swedish Medical Group as a pulmonary and critical care physician in 2012 and then expanded his role to become the medical director of SMG’s Quality & Value team in 2013.  He served as Swedish’s chief quality officer from 2017 to 2021.

Today, as the Chief Medical Officer – Acute Care, Dr. Dale is responsible for ensuring that Swedish continues to improve on our delivery of care, in the best environment possible.  He sees himself contributing to Swedish’s mission by continuously improving the reliability of delivering person-centered, high-value health at scale.

Additionally, Dr. Dale practices Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and is an active Health Services researcher.  He and his wife Becca live in Snoqualmie with their three school-age kids.

Mike Denney

Chief Real Estate Officer

Bio coming soon.

Keegan Fisher, MHA

Chief Human Resources Officer

Keegan Fisher (he/him) is the chief human resources officer for Swedish Health Services, the largest not-for-profit health system in the Puget Sound region that has a vision of health for a better world. He joined Swedish in 2019, where he is responsible for Swedish’s people strategy as we strive to be the best place to work and practice. Keegan and his team are focused on the deliverance of industry best practices and to hire and develop talented caregivers to serve our patients, partnering with leaders to improve their effectiveness and ensure each of our nearly 13,000 caregivers has a sense of belonging and purpose.

Prior to joining Swedish, Keegan was the vice president of caregiver benefits & well-being for Providence Health System (Renton, WA), where he oversaw the system’s health, well-being, absence management and occupational health programs for Providence’s 115,000 caregivers for all of their family of organizations, including Swedish.

His past experience includes time with Towers Watson and Deloitte where he consulted on employee benefits and risk advisory services to many large employers. He earned his master’s degree in health administration from the University of Washington and Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Southern California. Originally from Federal Way, he and his wife live in Seattle and have a young daughter who was born at Swedish First Hill.

Mary Beth Formby, MHA

Regional Chief Financial Officer

Mary Beth Formby joined Swedish in August 2020 as the Regional Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and is part of the Swedish executive leadership team under Dr. Guy Hudson as well as the Providence Saint Joseph Hospital system CFO leadership team under Jo Ann Escasa-Haigh.

Mary Beth has spent most of her career in for-profit health systems, including Tenet and Prospect Medical Holdings (Prospect). She recently served in dual roles as the interim corporate chief financial officer (CFO) and National Hospital Segment CFO at Prospect Medical Holdings, a $3.2B system operating in six states with 20 acute care hospitals, 180 outpatient facilities, 750 employed physicians, 23 IPAs, 11,000 affiliated physicians and 500,000 members managed. She joined Prospect in 2018 as the CFO for its West Region.

Prior to Prospect, she served as a finance consultant to the CFO of UC Irvine Medical Center, a $2B academic medical center.  Earlier, she was the VP/CFO of CareMeridian, a $100M health care organization with 35 post-acute facilities serving patients with brain injuries across four states. Before this, Mary Beth spent 25 years with $16B Tenet where she served in CFO roles at several of its Southern California hospitals.

She earned her BS in business administration, finance at California State University, Long Beach and her master’s in health administration from University of Southern California.

Mary Beth focuses on excellence, accountability, teamwork and collaboration. Her fun and friendly communication style is a great fit with our Swedish culture.

Mary Beth and her husband have two grown identical twin daughters in college – one pursuing a masters in accounting and the other in nursing school. They also have five dogs in the family household. Mary Beth is a serious pro and college football fan, enjoys outdoor sports and activities, cooking, pickleball and reading.

Kelly Guy

Regional Director, Community Health Investments

Kelly has more than 20 years in community partnership development and has worked in several fields, including child welfare, parks and recreation, education and community health. She completed her Master’s in Public Administration from Seattle University and her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington.

In addition to work, Kelly serves as a board member (City of Kent Human Services Commission), board member (Skyway Solutions Community Board) and was a prior board member of Grow Girl, Inc.

In her spare time, Kelly enjoys travelling to her niece and nephews’ games (soccer and basketball, respectively), going to concerts and reading. She also has a side business making customized art pieces under the name “Mindful Silhouettes.”

Mona Lee Locke, MSJ

Chief Communications Officer

Mona Lee Locke is an award-winning journalist, communications expert and former first lady of Washington state.

During her 25-year career as a communications professional and executive leader in the nonprofit, corporate and public sectors, Locke has excelled at building cross-sector relationships – both nationally and globally. Most recently, she was vice president of strategy and business development at MG2 Architecture and Design. Prior to MG2, Locke was Senior Vice President of communications at Intellectual Ventures, and she led the EducationUSA initiative in the public affairs section at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China. She also held roles as executive director and national operations director for the nonprofit organization, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, overseeing strategic grant initiatives and serving as the organization’s national spokesperson.

Mona started her career as a journalist. In 1992, she joined KING-TV in Seattle, becoming one of the first Asian-American female reporters in Seattle. Her career in media included working as a Washington DC correspondent, as well as a TV reporter for local markets including two years as part-time anchor and reporter on KIRO-TV.

From 1997 to 2005, Locke served as First Lady of Washington State. In 2000, she established the Foundation for Early Learning and served as the foundation’s board chair for nine years. Locke also served for 10 years on the Seattle Children’s Hospital board prior to joining Swedish.

Jennifer McAleer, MS, MBA, CHC, CHPC, CCEP, SHRC

Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer

Jennifer serves as the Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer at Swedish Health Services where she’s been since 2017 when she and her family moved to the Seattle area from Southern California. She is originally from Portland, Maine.

Jenn has more than 20 years of experience in health care compliance, serving in a variety of health care and health plan organizations. She holds a Masters in Business Administration and a Masters in Public Policy, as well as a Bachelors in American Studies and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management. She also holds several compliance related certifications.

She has served on a variety of boards including Point of Prevention, an organization that works to support Tanzanian orphans, which she co-founded and is still actively running. Additionally, Jenn recently joined the Alliance for Education board in Seattle.

Jenn and her wife Stephanie live in Newcastle. They have a five-year-old son Selwyn, three dogs and a cat. Their house is full of laughter, action, toys and lots of pet hair.

Jatin Motiwal, MBA

Chief Executive, Physician Enterprise, Puget Sound

Jatin currently serves as the Chief Executive of Physician Enterprise in Puget Sound for Providence Health System. In this role, he serves as the Executive leader responsible for overseeing the ambulatory network and clinical institutes for Swedish, PacMed, Providence Northwest and Providence Southwest medical groups.

Jatin has more than 18 years of leadership experience in various health care organizations from New Jersey and Florida to the Pacific Northwest. Prior to his role as Chief Executive of Physician Enterprise in Puget Sound he served for Chief Operating Officer for Swedish Medical Group and Ambulatory Care Network, and before that he was Vice President at Geisinger Health for six years.

Jatin holds a Master of Business Administration in healthcare management from Temple University in Philadelphia. He recently completed the Baldrige Executive Fellows Program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology of the U.S. Dept. of Commerce. Jatin is also an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives as well as the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Jatin enjoys playing tennis, chess and reading about a variety of subjects. He loves teaching and playing football with his daughter. He also enjoys travelling and exploring new places around the world with family.

Tracy Ostrem

Chief Development Officer, Swedish Health Services; President, Swedish Medical Center Foundation

Tracy joined Swedish in July 2021 as chief development officer for Swedish Health Services and president of Swedish Medical Center Foundation. In this role she works with executive leadership in strategic planning to develop short and long-term philanthropic priorities that align with and support Swedish’s mission to improve the health and well-being of our communities.

Most recently, Tracy served as the associate dean for advancement for the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Washington and led units in the execution of two major university-wide fundraising campaigns. During one campaign, she helped the top-ranked School of Nursing triple its philanthropic support.

Prior to joining the University of Washington, Tracy served as vice president for advancement at the Hope Heart Institute. She also held positions at Washington State University, her alma mater, which launched her 30-year career in highly successful advancement programs for higher education, medical/health care and research institutions.

Tracy is a Northwest native and has two sons with her husband, Todd. Blake attends Washington State University and Dane is in high school and participates in Bellevue College’s Running Start program.

Renee Rassilyer-Bomers, DNP, CMSRN, RN-BC

Chief Quality Officer

With 18 years in nursing practice, Renee has served in numerous roles in both nursing and education. She completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice program at Seattle University, where she also serves as a part-time faculty member.

In addition to academic pursuits, Renee serves as a board member and Treasurer of the Clinical Placement Northwest (CPNW) collaborative, board member and co-chair for the SEIU Healthcare 1199 NW Multi-Employer Training Fund, board member of Healthcare Career Advancement Program (HCAP) and co-chair of the University of Washington Bothell Advisory Board.

Renee is passionate about education, training and community collaboration to better serve patients – particularly vulnerable populations. Furthermore, she participates in nursing policy and procedure development, evidence-based practice projects, research and residency program development to further grow staff and improve patient outcomes.

Mardia Shands, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Mardia is a multi-disciplinary Human Resources leader with extensive experience in social impact, diversity, equity and inclusion, and workforce development across multiple industries including health care, manufacturing, supply chain and IT. Her career has spanned from multi-national global corporations to small not-for-profits across North America and Africa.

She is an Aspen Institute Job Quality Fellow and is also a Venue Magazine 2019 Woman of Influence. She is a sought-after speaker on the topics of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Workforce Development. She is a member of Class 39 of Leadership Cincinnati, has been recognized by the Cincinnati Business Courier as a Forty Under 40 business leader and the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati as a Rising Star. Ms. Shands serves on the Board of Directors for the YWCA. She is the immediate past chair of the Workforce Investment Board for Butler, Warren and Clermont Counties in the Greater Cincinnati region and she is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. where she is an active member of the Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter.

Ms. Shands earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Cincinnati and a master’s degree in Labor and Employment Relations also from the University of Cincinnati. She holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources designation from the Human Resources Certification Institute and the Senior Certified Professional certificate from the Society of Human Resources Management.

Andrew B. Taylor, FACHE

Chief Strategy Officer, Swedish Health Services & WA/MT

Andrew Taylor was selected as chief strategy officer for the Washington & Montana (WA&MT) region following a national search to fill the position formerly held by Scott O’Brien who transitioned into the role of chief operating officer for the region. Andrew began his new role on March 11, and reports directly to Elaine Couture, Regional Chief Executive, WA&MT, with a matrix relationship to Carladenise Edwards, PSJH EVP, Chief Strategy Officer.

Andrew has notable experience leading health system strategy and market growth, most recently serving as market vice president of strategy for Ascension Health where he led strategic planning and business development for the Alabama region – a $4.5B health care system serving 25 counties with six hospitals and more than 1,300 medical staff. In this role, Andrew oversaw market growth strategies aligned with the integrated strategic, operational and financial plan, increased physician engagement and achieved a 17 percent increase in in-network utilization.

Prior to joining Ascension, Andrew held various positions in business development/strategic planning for Borgess Health, part of Ascension Health in southwest Michigan, and served in the U.S. Army as a civilian spearheading medical staff governance, risk management, and patient safety.

Andrew holds a Master of Health Administration from Ohio University, and an undergraduate degree in psychology. He is board certified as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). 

Elizabeth Wako, MD, MBA

Chief Executive, First Hill and Cherry Hill

Dr. Wako is the Chief Executive for Swedish Seattle, which is comprised of the First Hill and Cherry Hill campuses. Prior to being Chief Executive, she served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Swedish First Hill campus. Swedish Seattle is comprised of two interurban teaching facilities that provide tertiary and quaternary medical and surgical services to the Seattle community and larger Puget Sound area. The campuses are comprised of 907 licensed beds, more than 6,500 caregivers and houses the health system’s clinical institutes including Heart and Vascular, Neuroscience, Women’s and Children, Digestive Health, Cancer and Orthopedic.

Prior to her Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer roles, she was the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for five years. She also oversaw the Swedish Research Enterprise and held the role of Executive Medical Director of Graduate Medical Education. In addition, she carried a dual role as Medical Director for Swedish’s Preadmission Clinics that serves four campuses, and as a staff anesthesiologist. Prior to joining Swedish, she held leadership roles at Harborview Medical Center, West Seattle Psychiatric Hospital and Community Psychiatric Clinic.

Dr. Wako is a board-certified anesthesiologist and served as a resident in anesthesia and fellow at the University of Washington. She also received her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington, her medical degree from the University of Utah and her MBA from the University of Washington.