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Northwest Colorado Health CEO Lisa Brown resigns

Craig Press staff report

Lisa Brown

CRAIG – Northwest Colorado Health's Board of Directors announced Friday that Chief Executive Officer Lisa Brown will resign her position .

Brown was named CEO in January 2011, when she took the place of longtime Executive Director Sue Birch. Formerly, Brown served for two years as director of development at the agency.

Brown led the organization through significant growth, including the addition of a primary care clinic in Steamboat Springs, integration of dental and behavioral health services at all clinics, addition of home health and hospice services in Grand County and the assumption of operations at the dental clinic in Craig, formerly Northwest Colorado Dental Coalition.

"Working at Northwest Colorado Health has been a tremendous joy and opportunity," Brown stated in a news release. "We continue to serve more people, with increasingly needed services, in the most compassionate and quality way. I am proud of the work we do on a daily basis. I leave with a top-notch team in place, and they are ready to continue this work with our next leader."

Brown plans to relocate to Denver in the upcoming months and will be actively involved in the search for her successor.

"Lisa has been a phenomenal asset for Northwest Colorado Health, and for the entire region of Northwest Colorado," said Charlotte Kuntz, vice president of the NWCH Board of Directors, in the news release. "She always approached her day with the interest of our patients, staff and community in the forefront. We sincerely wish Lisa the best and thank her for everything she has done for our community. "

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A search committee has been established and will begin the process of vetting and interviewing potential candidates. Individuals interested in applying for the CEO position can find more information at northwestcoloradohealth.org.