Steve Lee Stark, CEO
Steve Lee Stark is a graduate of the University of Drury in Springfield, Missouri, with a Bachelor of Business Administration and two Master’s degrees from Bellevue University, Nebraska: Hospital Administration and Organizational Performance.
Steve serves as chief executive officer at Orchard Hospital. Steve is responsible for aligning the hospital mission and vision with physicians, the board of directors and communities in Butte County. Steve works close with the CFO, COO/CNO and managers of Orchard Hospital to accomplish goals that create a healthcare delivery system that is safer and more efficient for its patients.
Steve came to Orchard Hospital in January 1, 2015, Steve’s healthcare career began over 15 years ago serving as a hospital information technology director. Since then, Steve has been promoted to more advanced roles including Senior Infrastructure Engineer, Chief Information Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer. Steve has spoken to groups across the country about integrating continuous process improvement and technology into daily workflow to provide better patient care. Today, Steve is considered a leader in organizational strategy and has a black belt in Lean and Six Sigma, which is evident in his management style. Steve is also a Studer Group® Champion.
Tracy Atkins, CNO-DONTracy Atkins is a graduate of The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Averett University. An RN with 27 years of nursing experience and over 30 years’ of healthcare experience, she also holds an MBA and Certification as a Nurse Manager and Leader. Tracy is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the American College of Healthcare Executives. Tracy is Orchard Hospital’s nurse executive responsible for clinical operations and nursing services. Her primary career focus has been clinical informatics, education, and leadership in Critical Access and Community Hospitals and Services.
Tracy came to Orchard Hospital in 2011 to lead the implementation of electronic health records. In January 2012, she transitioned to Chief Operating and Chief Nursing Officer. Tracy led the project for Orchard Hospital to achieve and maintain Organization wide quality driven accreditation through DNV-GL (Det Norske Veritas).
Kristina D. Sanke, CFO
Kristina Sanke is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento, with a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Accountancy. She is an Accountant with 6 years of public accounting experience, including audits of public and non-public entities, as well as consulting and forensic accounting experience. During her public accounting career, Kristina had the opportunity of auditing healthcare organizations, and developed a passion for the industry.
In June 2015, Kristina joined Orchard Hospital as the Controller, and transitioned into the Interim Chief Financial Officer position in September 2015. In March 2016, she expanded her role to Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer.
John D. Helvey, CIO
John Helvey is a graduate of the University of Phoenix, Fountain Valley, CA with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He has been in healthcare Industry for 24 years starting his career at the University of California Irvine Medical Center Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Anesthesiology, and the Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia. He then continued serving in the Behavioral Healthcare Industry for 17 years before joining Orchard Hospital. He serves as the Board Secretary for Sac Valley Med Share, the Regional Health Information Exchange serving 11 Counties including Butte County. He has over 20+ years’ experience in Business, Maintenance, and IT services in the Healthcare Industry.
In March of 2014, John joined Orchard Hospital as the Director of Information Technology and transitioned in May of 2016 to the Chief Information Officer. He also provides executive oversight to Orchard Hospital’s Information Technology Department, Imaging and Laboratory Services, Health Information Management, Engineering, Employee Safety, and serves as the Privacy and Security Officer.
Kami M. Duntsch, CHRO
Kami Duntsch is a graduate of California State University, Chico, with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master’s degree from Pepperdine University: focused in organizational leadership and change management. Kami has been in the healthcare industry with a focus in Human Resources for 10 years.
In January of 2017 Kami joined Orchard Hospital as the Director of Human Resources and transitioned in July of 2018 to the Chief Human Resources Officer.