LiveWell Welcomes Three New Board Members
Ken was President and CEO of Rose Medical Center, an HCA and HealthONE affiliated hospital, for 21 years. His healthcare experience spans more than 35 years. He holds a master’s degree in Health Care Administration and a graduate degree in Psychology.
Ken’s extensive experience in the continuum of healthcare delivery has made him an astute forward thinker, known for understanding critical business drivers, seizing opportunities, and building alliances. A visionary executive, Ken is deeply committed to creating learning environments where top performance is achieved through staff empowerment. Ken relentlessly pursues excellence while upholding personal and organizational values, role modeling leadership, building trusting relationships, and optimizing efficiency and productivity.
Liza is the founding director of the San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition in rural southern Colorado, an organization that works to foster an equitable local food system to restore the health of the people, community, economy, and ecosystem. She has been a community organizer with a focus on social justice, wellness, and prevention for many years and is an avid home gardener.
From 2007 to 2013, Liza served as the coordinator of the LiveWell Alamosa’s healthy eating active living initiative, seated at Valley Wide Health Systems, Inc. She worked with local partners to sustain the LiveWell Colorado investment in the San Luis Valley, and to maintain HEAL momentum through the San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition.
Liza has a master’s degree in Community Counseling and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish. Her skills include grant writing, governmental relations, visioning and strategic planning, non-profit management, financial management, coalition building, and economic development.
Stella Riley Nash
Stella retired January 2017 after a career of 39 years and one month with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service, Mountain Plains Regional Office. She served as the Regional Nutrition Director for the Mountain Plains Regional Office from 1990 – 2017.
Stella is a Registered Dietitian, having completed her Dietetic Internship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, her undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, and a master’s degree in Nutrition Education from New York University. In addition, she spent one year at Penn State University studying Rural Sociology.
Prior to joining USDA, Stella worked with Colorado State University – Cooperative Extension Service, Arkansas State Dept. of Education, and as both a Clinical and Administrative Dietitian at Kings County- Hospital/Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, and NYU Medical Center. She has received the Rocky Mountain Eagle Award for Outstanding Customer Service from the Colorado Federal Executive Board, and the Colorado Outstanding Dietitian of the year award.