Executive Management Team
|Chief Executive Officer
|Chief Marketing Officer, Marketing, Communications and Public Affairs
|Vice President of Human Resources
||Esther Beverly, MSHR, SPHR, SHRM-SC
|Chief Operating Officer
|Chief Compliance Officer
||Carlos Cruz, JD, MHA
|Chief Development Officer – Tri-City Medical Center; President – Tri-City Hospital Foundation
||Glen Newhart, MBA, CFRE
|Chief Financial Officer
|Chief Nurse Executive/Chief Clinical Officer
||Sharon Schultz, MSN, RN, MPH, NE-BC
Steve Dietlin – Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Dietlin joined Tri-City Medical Center as the Chief Financial Officer in February 2013 and was then promoted to Chief Executive Officer in March of 2016. Since his arrival at Tri-City, he has navigated the financial pressures created by federal health care reform as well as those he inherited when he stepped into his role and led the fiscal ’14 financial turnaround. Mr. Dietlin previously served as an executive and a consultant to multiple public, private and not for profit healthcare systems and facilities, and has over 25 years of healthcare financial and operational management experience. As a healthcare executive, Mr. Dietlin has extensive experience leading strategic planning and operations, acquisitions, expansions, affiliations, feasibility studies, turnarounds and community involvement. He began his career as a healthcare audit specialist with Ernst & Young and is a CA Licensed Certified Public Accountant.
David Bennett – Chief Marketing Officer, Marketing, Communications and Public Affairs
David Bennett joined Tri-City Medical Center in March of 2013 as the Sr. Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. He is responsible for all marketing, advertising, public relations and public policy. Prior to that, he was a Professor of Management at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) for 14 years where he taught classes such as Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Career Development, and Business Ethics as well as co-founded the “In the Executive Chair” class. In addition, Bennett taught Leadership and Organizational Behavior in the MBA Program and acted as the Director of Business Outreach/Relationships for the College of Business at CSUSM. He was a co-founding member of the Center for Leadership Innovation and Mentorship Building (CLIMB) at CSUSM as well as the founder of The Executive Mentoring Program for the College of Business.
Bennett has over 35 years of experience as a senior executive at Motel 6, PepsiCo/Taco Bell, Marriott/Host and Mail Boxes, Etc. Worldwide. He has a thorough background in all business disciplines with emphasis in strategic planning, organizational structure, organizational culture, national/ international expansion, marketing and leadership. Bennett has served on over 24 corporate Boards of Directors/Advisors as well as was a lecturer and board member at the Prague Leadership Institute in the Czech Republic.
Bennett did his undergraduate work at Northwestern University and California Lutheran University and did his graduate work at Harvard Graduate School of Business where he attended the Executive Advanced Management Program. He has been an honorary faculty member at Michigan State University and Washington State University.
Esther Beverly – Vice President of Human Resources
Esther Beverly joined Tri-City Medical Center in August 2004 and has held numerous leadership roles in the HR department and was promoted into the Vice President of Human Resources in November of 2013. Esther has over eighteen years of Human Resources experience overseeing all areas of Human Resources including Employee Relations/Labor Relations, Recruitment, Benefits and Compensation. She began in her career in healthcare in 2000 and has worked at several different hospitals in California. Esther completed her undergraduate studies at Wittenberg University with a BA in Psychology. She attended Chapman University with a MS degree in Human Resources from Chapman University in Orange, CA. Esther is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources through the Human Resources Certification Institute as well as her SHRM-SCP from the Society of Human Resources Management.
Scott Livingstone – Chief Operating Officer
Scott Livingstone is currently the Chief Operations Officer of Tri- City Medical Center. Scott joined the Tri-City Medical Center Team in August, 2010 and has held many leadership roles; from the Director of Case Management to the VP of Hospital Transformation to our Interim Chief Compliance Officer; providing leadership and direction to the Medical Center’s Case Management and population health initiatives, which includes our PRIME Projects. Scott began his career in healthcare in the US Navy as Hospital Corpsman and he completed his nursing education while serving in the Massachusetts Army National Guard. Throughout his nursing career, Scott has worked in many clinical areas – from critical care to trauma and burn unit nursing to case management. And he has held leadership roles in Case Management, Risk Management & Compliance.
Livingstone completed his undergraduate studies at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, graduating with a BSN and is a graduate of Massachusetts School of Law where he earned a Juris Doctorate.
Carlos Cruz, JD, MHA – Chief Compliance Officer
Carlos Cruz joined Tri-City Medical Center in September, 2017, as the Chief Compliance Officer. He provides leadership and direction for Tri-City’s Compliance program. Prior to joining Tri-City, he served as the Chief Integrity Officer at Sinai Health System in Chicago, Illinois, Director of Compliance and Risk Management at Stanford Health in Palo Alto, California, and Compliance Officer at University of Washington Physicians in Seattle, Washington.
Cruz has extensive experience as a compliance professional with oversight in a wide variety of areas of compliance, including research, fraud and abuse, HIPAA Privacy and billing compliance. He earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Florida and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from Seton Hall University. He holds a Certification in Healthcare Compliance from the Health Care Compliance Association.
Glen Newhart, MBA, CFRE – Chief Development Officer – Tri-City Medical Center; President – Tri-City Hospital Foundation
Glen Newhart joined Tri-City Medical Center as Chief Development Officer in January 2014 and also serves as President of the Tri-City Hospital Foundation. Newhart earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration (BBA) as well as a Master’s degree (MBA) in Healthcare Management. Newhart is also a Certified Fundraising Professional (CFRE) and brings more than 25 years of non-profit experience to his dual roles.
Starting in education, Newhart built comprehensive alumni, fundraising, and marketing/recruitment programs for several educational institutions in the West and South. Newhart then lead a team of staff, board members, and community volunteers to facilitate dramatic growth in fundraising-focused positions at hospitals in Montana and Arizona.
Newhart has long been involved as a volunteer for other non-profit organizations. Locally, he currently serves as a board member for the North County Philanthropy Council (NCPC) and nationally as part of the Membership Engagement Committee for the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP). Newhart previously served as Vice-President of the Oceanside Museum of Art and on the National Conference Education Advisory Committee for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
In addition to his formal education and professional experience, Newhart was recognized by his peers in the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) with an “Outstanding Fundraising Professional” award. Newhart currently resides in Oceanside with his family.
Ray Rivas – Chief Financial Officer
Ray Rivas joined Tri-City Medical Center in 2012 as Senior Director of Revenue Cycle Integrity and in March 2016 assumed the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Rivas has a finance background that includes over 25 years in the healthcare sector with a proven track record of improving profitability and streamlining processes. During his time at Tri-City, Rivas has successfully led initiatives to improve cash collections and reduce patient registration waiting times. He was also an integral part of the team responsible for securing a $25 million line of credit for the hospital.
Rivas has held CFO roles at Suburban Medical Center in Paramount, Calif., Western Medical Center in Anaheim, Calif., and Chapman Medical Center in Orange, Calif. He has an MBA from Pepperdine University and is registered as a Certified Public Accountant with the State of California.
Sharon Schultz, MSN, RN, MPH, NE-BC – Chief Nurse Executive/Chief Clinical Officer
Sharon Schultz joined Tri-City Medical Center as the Chief Nursing Executive and Sr. Vice President in November of 2009. Prior to joining Tri-City, she was the Emergency Department Director at Scripps Mercy and Sr. Director for Patient Services at Tri-City Medical Center. Under Schultz’s leadership, the nursing staff has created a Professional Governance Council that meets monthly to design and implement improvements in nursing practice and the environment. Schultz has provided a supportive culture of nurse participation, physician collaboration, and patient safety.
In 2004, Schultz held many roles at hospitals in metropolitan Chicago, Ill., as a nursing leader in Emergency Services including President of the Illinois Emergency Nurses Association and Coordinator for the DuPage County Safe Kids Coalition. She provided management oversight to the building of a new emergency department for Advocate Good Samaritan and renovation of the West Suburban Emergency Department. Schultz has implemented many best practices over her career as both a staff nurse and leader in patient care. She currently resides in Oceanside with her husband, Jerry.