New Roles in the Santa Clarita Valley – August/September 2017

by | Jul 24, 2017 | New Roles

Vince Ferry
Saugus High School
Vince Ferry will take post as the new Saugus High School Principal. Ferry will succeed Bill Bolde who announced his retirement earlier this year. Ferry’s experience at the high school level is extensive. He has spent 20 of his 23 years in education working with high school students. Before his most recent position as principal of the Rio Norte Junior High, Ferry worked as a special education teacher for the Hart District. Previous to that, for four years, he was the director of Valencia High School’s ASB program and assistant principal of Valencia High School. Under the tutelage of Bill Bolde, Saugus High School will see great things with Vince Ferry.

Dr. Andy Keyne
Arroyo Seco Junior High School
With over 20 years’ experience with education, Dr. Andy Keyne will transition from his current role as assistant principal at Canyon High School to principal of Arroyo Seco Junior High School. He will be taking the helm from Rhondi Durand after 14 years of dedicated service. With a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in English, a second Master’s in Educational Management, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Change, the well qualified Dr. Keyne hopes to continue the proud traditions of Principal Durand. Despite his educational background he hopes to work alongside faculty, parents and student to continue to make Arroyo Seco an outstanding school.

Jim Sapienza
Assistant VP,  Clinical Ancillary Services
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital
Sapienza’s responsibilities at Henry Mayo include overseeing the clinical departments of pharmacy, laboratory, imaging and respiratory therapy. Before joining Henry Mayo, he served as chief administrative officer at West Valley Hospital in Dallas, Ore.; administrator and co-leader of Lean Implementation at MultiCare Health System in Tacoma, Wash.; administrative director, Virginia Mason Health System in Seattle; and CEO, Seattle Surgery Center.  He received his master’s degrees in business and health administration from the University of Minnesota. Sapienza also has   master’s degree in literature from Indiana University, Bloomington, and an ivy league alumnus with a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Economics from Dartmouth College.  He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Tameka Payne
Senior Director, Hospital Systems
American Cancer Society West Region
Tameka Payne has been appointed the Senior Director, Hospital Systems for the West Region of the American Cancer Society (California, Hawaii, Guam, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska). Tameka’s educational experience includes a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from California State University, Long Beach.  She is also a veteran resident with 13 years here in the Santa Clarita Valley and has worked for American Cancer Society (ACS) for just as long. Prior to her new role she held several positions within the Society involving work to lead area health programs, community health initiatives and community development throughout Greater Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo. She, along with her team, aim to expand system-wide, comprehensive partnerships with hospital systems through implementation of cancer control & patient support programs, assurance and access to high quality care, evidence based screening interventions, and prevention and early detection initiatives just to name a few.

Jaisa Creps
Manager of Benefits and Compensation
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital
Local native to the Santa Clarita Valley, Jaisa Creps, was hired as the new Manager of Benefits and Compensation at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.  Creps obtained her Bachelor of Science in History with a minor in Education at University of California, Los Angeles. She worked in Benefits for Human Resources at UCLA. Soon after she worked at ARIS Business Services as an account executive. There she worked as an extension to Human Resources for several small businesses by handling their employee benefits. With her new position she will oversee leave of absences, worker’s compensation, and spearhead the wellness initiative (incentives for employees to lead healthier lives). Creps hopes to streamline policy and procedures so that her department can run more efficiently and set up compensation goals. Creps background will make a great addition to this organization.

Jennifer Castaldo, RN
Vice President of Patient Care Services
and Chief Nursing Officer Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital
Jennifer Castaldo will be in charge of inpatient and outpatient nursing operations.  Her exstensive background in patient care and executive leadership experience. Castaldo served as associate chief nurse executive and director of Maternal Child Health Services at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena. Prior to that she was chief operations officer at St. John’s Well Child and Family Centers in Los Angeles. She also held several positions at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, including vice president, Service Excellence and Nursing Operations; interim vice president and chief nursing officer; assistant chief nursing officer; and director of Maternal Child Health Services. Castaldo, who is board certified in nursing administration – advanced, received a master’s degree in health care administration from Bellevue University in Nebraska, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Wyoming, Laramie.