Chief Risk Officer


Adventist Health


Roseville, CA


WittKieffer has been retained by Adventist Health, located in Roseville, CA, to aid in the recruitment of the System's inaugural Chief Risk Officer (CRO).

Adventist Health is an integrated, nonprofit health system serving California, Washington, Oregon, and Hawaii. With $5 billion in revenue, the system is comprised of 21 hospitals, more than 280 clinics, 14 home care agencies and seven hospice agencies, four joint-venture retirement centers, and a licensed Knox-Keene health plan. The system includes more than 2,900 beds and a total workforce of 35,000, including 5,000 medical staff physicians.

Reporting directly to the Chief Business Officer, the CRO has broad responsibility for Adventist Health's risk governance corporate function, related teams, and supportive resources. The CRO advises and consults with the Board and Senior Leaders to provide solutions for actual and potential adverse strategic, operational, and financial performance across the Adventist Health System. As leader of the second line of defense, the CRO helps establish the overall risk governance processes, policies, and risk performance measures to guide the system, market-level hospitals and outpatient clinics in driving consistent risk based performance improvement, including minimizing or eliminating key risks. The CRO is charged with formulating strategic priorities and operational objectives to ensure a consistent and optimal approach to minimizing liability and risk exposure while improving patient care. This is an outstanding opportunity to build a robust enterprise risk management program for a financially strong health system.

The ideal candidate will be a credible and visible leader with an outstanding record of achievement within risk management. Candidates should have extensive experience working in healthcare. A Bachelor's degree is required, but a Master of Business Administration or Juris Doctorate is highly preferred. A certification in risk management is also highly desired.

Interested parties should direct all resumes to the WittKieffer Candidate Portal by clicking here. For additional questions or nominations, please contact Keshia Harris via email at or 678.302.1555.

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Keshia Harris

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