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SANTA BARBARA – Following a national search, Cottage Health has promoted Kristin Tufvesson
to the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Ms. Tufvesson began her career at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in 1991 and has held several
key positions at Cottage Health over the past three decades.
Since early 2022, she has been serving as interim Senior VP and CFO, and was previously Vice
President, Finance & Controller. Her prior roles included Director of Financial Services and
Director of Financial Planning & Decision Support.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Minnesota State University in
Mankato, and a master’s degree in business administration from University of Phoenix.
“Through her 31 years of living our shared core values of excellence, integrity, and compassion,
Kristin has earned the trust and respect of her colleagues,” said Ron Werft, President and CEO
of Cottage Health. “She brings to the Senior VP and CFO role expansive knowledge of
healthcare finance, a breadth of experience, proven leadership skills, and patient-centered
focus. We are very fortunate to have her in this important leadership position.”