Todd Salnas – President, Sonoma County, St. Joseph Health System

Todd Salnas is a recognized leader and champion for health care in the North Bay. Mr. Salnas became the president of St. Joseph Health, Sonoma County in July 2012, after serving three years as chief operating officer, assuming the top executive’s post for one of our county’s largest non-profit employers.

Recent achievements made by Mr. Salnas in this top leadership post include a remodel and expansion of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital’s emergency department, a $15 million project that has added 40 percent more capacity at the region’s busiest trauma center; and negotiating the merger of Santa Rosa-based Redwood Regional Medical Group with St. Joseph Health. Mr. Salnas has also maintained a passionate commitment to the mission of Catholic health care through collaborations with staff, physicians and community leaders to increase access to quality, safe, integrated and affordable care at all levels of the healthcare delivery system.

Mr. Salnas earned a dual master’s degree in Business Administration and Health Sciences Administration from Arizona State University and a bachelor’s of Science degree in Health Science from the University of Arizona. Aside from being a leader in his professional life, Mr. Salnas has given back tremendously to his community. He has served in volunteer roles on numerous professional and civic committees, including the American College of Healthcare Executives, the California Healthcare Executives, and locally on the St. Eugene Cathedral School Council. Todd is a long-time dedicated supporter of the American Heart Association and served as Executive Chair for the 2014 Heart Walk.

A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he lived in Arizona for more than 20 years before moving to Chino Hills, CA, in 2000. Todd, his wife, Jenny, and their three young children reside in Santa Rosa.