Briefly: PeaceHealth Has New Board Chair

Karl Carrier is the first board chairman who is not an official within the Catholic Church.

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The PeaceHealth Board of Directors has appointed a new chairman, Karl Carrier.

Carrier, who's led the board's strategy committee for two years, Carrier is the first board chairman who is not an official in the Catholic Church. He succeeds Sister Andrea Nenzel, who will remain on the board as vice chair. 

“The time is right for the leadership of PeaceHealth to be placed into the open hands of the members of our community,” said Nenzel. “I am pleased to work with Karl Carrier who has the experience, values and faith commitment to lead us forward in carrying on the mission of PeaceHealth.”

PeaceHealth, with hospitals in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, was established in 1890 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace.

“I am deeply humbled to accept the responsibilities of the board chair,” Carrier said in a statement. “As we look to the future of PeaceHealth, we will continue to live out the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace by growing our ministry to better serve our communities.”