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Asante welcomes new leaders

See which leaders joined Asante summer and who was promoted.

Asante’s newest leaders come from both inside and outside the organization, from inpatient care to Foundation, Finance, operations and purchasing. See who’s joined us.

Shelby HendricksonShelby Hendrickson, director of Finance

Hendrickson came to Asante in August from St. Luke’s Health Partners in Boise, where she served as finance director. A certified public accountant, Hendrickson graduated from Boise State University.

When she’s not dreaming of visiting New Zealand or petting a sloth, she likes to spend time outdoors with her two daughters.

Dan HughesDan Hughes, strategic sourcing manager, Materials Management

Hughes is a familiar face at Asante, having worked as a purchasing agent since 2010. He was recently promoted to strategic sourcing manager, where he’ll use his considerable experience in negotiating with supply vendors.

Before joining Asante, the Stockton, California, native founded and operated a successful e-commerce company that sold coffee beans and commercial coffee equipment. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family and dog (Dutch), wakeboarding and “hanging out with horses.”

Jessica KlinkeJessica Klinke, donor engagement manager, Asante Foundation

Klinke has spent a career in the nonprofit sector, including serving as development director at Opportunities for Housing, Resources and Assistance in Ashland and communications director for KS Wild and Rogue Riverkeeper. She brings that lifelong experience to Asante Foundation, which she joined in August.

A native of Los Altos, California, Klinke will be found snowboarding with her son on Mt. Ashland this winter. She also enjoys dancing, acting and singing in community theater.

Whitney MurphyWhitney Murphy, vice president of Operations, ARRMC and AACH

Murphy, who joined Asante in August, is the system’s newest senior leader, overseeing operations in Medford and Ashland hospitals. In her most recent role she was vice president of Surgical Services for Seattle Children’s Hospital, where earlier she served as director of general surgery and urology.

When not working, she enjoys cycling, hiking and exploring the Rogue Valley with her husband and three children.

Seth RiveraSeth Rivera, patient care services manager, ARRMC Behavioral Health Unit

Staff members at ARRMC may recognize Rivera, who has held two previous roles at the hospital, first as a certified nursing assistant then as nurse supervisor in the Behavioral Health Unit. He was recently promoted to BHU’s manager of patient services.

Rivera’s varied professional background includes serving as manager of Sears Auto Center in Medford and as squad leader for the Oregon Army National Guard. Born in Los Angeles, he now enjoys hunting, fishing and golfing in the Rogue Valley.

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