New Leaders

Two key leadership positions in NorthBay Healthcare were filled in 2020.

Chief Financial Officer Michele Bouit joined NorthBay in August, after a 20-month, nationwide search following the death of Art DeNio in Dec. 2018.

The retirement of Elnora Cameron, who left in 2019 as president of NorthBay Health Advantage and vice president of Strategic Planning, spurred a reorganization that resulted in the creation of two new positions: a chief strategy officer and a vice president of payer relations. Scott Davis joined NorthBay in Feb. 2020 as its new chief strategy role. Robert Coscione was hired to fill the newly created position of vice president of payer strategy in 2019.

Chief Financial Officer

Michele Bouit

Michele brings a broad knowledge of all phases of finance, along with experience in operations and strategic planning to NorthBay. Earning her bachelor’s degree in French at nearby Pacific Union College in Angwin, Michelle went on to earn a master’s degree in International Relations at Webster University in Geneva, Switzerland. After deciding on a health care career, she went on to earn an MBA degree.

Her last 15 years of experience have been in California with three health systems: Adventist Health, St. Joseph Health and, most recently, Dignity Health.

In her most recent role as vice president, finance and chief financial officer at Dignity Health’s Bakersfield area hospitals, Michele was responsible for overall financial performance through planning, organizing and helping to coordinate all health care delivery systems. Her direct reporting relationships included Accounting, Payroll, Decision Support Services, Supply Chain, Admitting and Registration, Coding, Health Information Management, CDI and Patient Financial Services.

In announcing Michele’s selection, President and CEO B. Konard Jones said, “Those on NorthBay’s interview panels who met Michele during the selection process recognized her as a dynamic and relationship-oriented leader with a proven track record of developing successful short- and long-range growth strategies, improving financial performance and creating a culture of accountability.”

Chief Strategy Officer

Scott Davis

Scott M. Davis joined NorthBay on Feb. 3 as its vice president, chief strategy officer. He relocated from Grand Rapids, Mich., where he served as corporate vice president for business development for Spectrum Health, the largest employer in western Michigan with 25,000 staff and 3,200 employed providers, including 1,400 physicians.

At Spectrum, Scott expanded clinical service lines, developed new programs and grew virtual health. He has significant experience in strategic planning, project and performance management and service excellence. He joined Spectrum from Geissinger in Pennsylvania where he held a series of executive leadership positions over eight years. Prior to that he was vice president and strategy officer for Baptist Health Care in Pensacola, Fla.

Scott started his career in the U.S. Air Force as an intelligence officer. He is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University in State College and a master’s degree in health services administration from Marywood University in Scranton, Penn.