Board of Directors

Kerry Heinrich

Kerry Heinrich, president and chief executive officer of Adventist Health, assumed his current position in 2022 after serving on Adventist Health’s board for seven years. He has a passion for the organization’s mission and culture. Named one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s “Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know” in 2016 and 2017, he also previously served as CEO of the Seventh-day Adventist Loma Linda University Health’s six medical centers for more than seven years and as the organization’s legal counsel for more than 20 years.

Dan Buettner

Dan is the founder of Blue Zones and a New York Times bestselling author and internationally recognized explorer, educator, public speaker. Buettner has appeared as a longevity expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, ABC World News, CBS’s The Early Show and CNN.

Leadership Ben Leedle

Ben Leedle

Ben R. Leedle, Jr., serves as the president of Adventist Health’s well-being services in addition to his role as CEO of Blue Zones, LLC. Ben is a transformative business leader who envisions and creates world-class companies. He is broadly recognized as the driving force behind transforming that company from a small business to the number one independent population health management company in the world. Among his many accomplishments prior to joining Blue Zones, Ben co-founded both the Blue Zones Project and the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index innovations.

Todd Hofheins

Todd Hofheins is the chief operating officer of Adventist Health, leading and supporting the organization’s administrative, managerial, and operations functions. A visionary executive with more than 25 years of leadership experience, Todd previously served as CFO and EVP for HealthPartners, the largest nonprofit consumer-governed healthcare organization in the nation, with more than 1.8 million medical and dental health plan members nationwide.

Leadership John Beaman

John Beaman

John Beaman assumed the role of chief financial officer for Adventist Health in January of 2022. In this role, John focuses on the organization’s long-term financial viability, including overall fiduciary responsibility, strategic leadership, and operational management for financial services. Prior to this role, John served as system chief business and people officer, system senior finance officer, and chief financial officer of Adventist Health hospitals in Bakersfield and Simi Valley.

Jason Wells

Jason Wells, MBA, CMPE, FACHE, serves as chief strategy officer for Adventist Health. In this role, he is responsible for realigning the organization around the consumer by transforming the patient and consumer experience through improved access to care and easier processes as well as services and solutions that better address overall health and well-being. Jason leads consumer services, virtual health, experience design, marketing, communication, brand, public affairs, strategy activation, and the team at the Roseville, California, corporate headquarters.

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