Changes in Leadership

The year brought a number of changes to NorthBay’s executive leadership team, a confluence of planned transition and of unexpected opportunity.

Wayne Gietz

In July, NorthBay Healthcare Group President Aimee Brewer announced she would return to Massachusetts to become CEO and president of Sturdy Health, an independent system. Wayne Gietz stepped up from his role of vice president of Ambulatory Services to be her successor. A search continues for his replacement.

Tracy Geddis

At the same time, Tracy Geddis joined the team as vice president of Operations. She comes to NorthBay from Sutter Solano Medical Center, where she was assistant administrator.

Seth Kaufman

Chief Medical Officer Seth Kaufman, M.D., added the role of Chief Quality Officer after the departure of Nicole Brocato.

Sheniece Smith

Sheniece Smith joined the executive leadership team in September as NorthBay Healthcare’s first vice president and general counsel. She comes to NorthBay from Hannibal Regional Health System in Missouri, where she served as vice president and general counsel.

And in November, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Traci Duncan announced her retirement in April 2022.