Meet our new leadership

The Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) leadership team welcomes two new members this year.

Nicole Williams, COO

Columbia Memorial Hospital, Astoria, Oregon

Nicole Williams, COO

CMH named Nicole Williams its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). As COO, Williams oversees
CMH’s day-to-day operations.

Williams was raised in Astoria and has served the community for more than 20 years. She served as the CEO of Clatsop Care Health District for four years and with Clatsop County government for more than 16 years. She has a master’s degree in public administration.

“I am grateful to be part of a healthcare organization that takes pride in the community and the services it provides.”

Zach Schmitt, CFO

Chief Financial Officer at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria, Oregon

Zach Schmitt, CFO

Zach Schmitt joined CMH as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He works closely with Erik Thorsen, CEO, and Nicole Williams, COO.

Schmitt and his family moved to the North Oregon Coast from Redbud, Illinois. He was raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business administration, with a
concentration in finance.

His career in healthcare includes six years working at a 365-bed hospital in the St. Louis area and working as the CFO of a critical access hospital.

“CMH has already recognized tremendous growth and financial sustainability over the past couple of years. I want to build onto those successes and help CMH continue to grow and expand while improving patient satisfaction and financial stability.”

Read more from the Spring 2018 issue of the CMH Health Compass.

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