Asante welcomes new leaders
From finance to clinical care and marketing, these new leaders joined Asante just as a global pandemic landed in the Rogue Valley in March. Each is providing critical support in trying circumstances.
Katrina Bywater, manager, Finance
Bywater, a CPA, joined Asante in March. For nearly 11 years, she worked in finance for Pacific Retirement Services in Medford, starting as an accountant and eventually becoming assistant controller for budgets and projects. She is passionate about her community and volunteers with a children’s ministry and a juvenile justice organization. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics from the Charles H. Lundquist College of Business at University of Oregon. She reports to finance director Heather Rowenhorst.
Andria “Anne” Johnson, practice manager, APP–Urology, Medford
Johnson has led this clinic since March, when she replaced former practice manager Laurie Henning. She comes to Asante from a Medford dental office, where she served as an office assistant. She also worked as a certified optician and office manager for Lassman’s Fine Eyewear in Medford. Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in health care administration from Southern Oregon University. She reports to Katie Ledford, APP’s director of operations for surgical specialties.
Kala Lenn, RN, manager, Resource Management, ARRMC and AACH
Lenn was promoted to this position after serving as an Epic clinical builder and staff development coordinator for Asante Resource Management. In that role she supported all three Asante hospitals, working primarily on training and process improvement. Before joining Asante, she was an ED nurse at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center and PeaceHealth in Eugene. For years she raced sailboats in St. Thomas, where she worked as a part-time nurse. She reports to Dawn Wipf, director of Resource Management. Lenn holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Oregon Health & Science University.
Kimberly Schauer, director, Communications and Marketing
Schauer joined Asante in February from PeaceHealth in Vancouver, Washington, where she worked for five years. At that health system, she held a series of progressive roles, beginning as a senior marketing specialist, then as a marketing manager before becoming director of strategic consumer engagement. She is the former vice president and owner at Digital Marketing Department and former director of public relations for the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Auburn University and a master’s in business administration from Pacific University. She succeeds former director Keith Lundquist, who retired in March. She reports to Dennie Conrad, Asante’s chief strategy officer.
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