Meet the leaders that make up Alaska Regional's Executive Team. This group works tirelessly to keep the hospital running smoothly so our staff can focus on what Alaska Regional is best known for: providing the best healthcare in Alaska.
Julie Taylor, CEO
Julie Taylor, RN, MSN, MBA, FACHE, joined Alaska Regional Hospital as Chief Executive Officer in December 2013.
Before arriving at Alaska Regional, she was the Chief Executive Officer of West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell, Idaho. Prior to that, Julie was the Chief Operating Officer at The Medical Center of Aurora in Denver, Colorado.
Throughout her distinguished career Julie has held a number of leadership positions, including Director of Case Management and Admissions, Interim VP of Human Resources, Associate Chief Nursing Officer, and Chief Operating Officer.
Julie holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Nursing, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Julie, her husband, Mike, and their daughter Lauren reside in Anchorage.
Lynn Kennington, CFO
Lynn Kennington is our Chief Financial Officer. He previously served as CFO of Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, and was controller at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Timapanogos Regional in Orem, Utah.
Tina Miller, COO
Tina Miller, RN, BSN, MHA, is our Chief Operating Officer and has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare field. She previously served as Vice President of Operations for Sky Ridge Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. Tina originally joined Alaska Regional in the fall of 2014 as the hospital’s Associate Chief Nursing Officer.
Kevin Worley, CNO
Kevin Worley, RN, is Alaska Regional Hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer. Kevin came to Alaska Regional in 2015 as Associate Chief Nursing Officer. Prior to that he spent 5 years at West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell, Idaho, in successive leadership positions including Case Management and Director of ICU/Float Pool Services. Kevin also has 19 years of nursing experience in the ICU, NICU and hospice.
Dr. Ralph Costanzo, CMO
Alaska Regional welcomed Ralph Costanzo, MD, MHA, as Chief Medical Officer in September of 2016. Dr. Costanzo is a board certified orthopedic hand surgeon with 23 years of independent practice experience. He most recently held the position of chairman of the Orthopedics Department at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, Montana. Dr. Costanzo earned his MD at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, and holds a Masters in Healthcare Administration from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. As CMO, Dr. Costanzo promotes excellence in patient care, patient safety and quality outcomes.
Will Smith, VP
Will Smith, MBA, is our Vice President of Human Resources and joined the Alaska Regional Hospital team in September of 2015. He has over 30 years of experience in HR leadership positions at organizations including Michigan State University, The American Red Cross, and UPS.
Will has a Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice and Master's in Business Administration. He is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources both through HRCI and SHRM (SPHR and SHRM-SCP). Will has a son, Cole, who attends Michigan State University.