Sierra Tucson Group has announced the promotion of Valerie M. Kading, DNP, MBA, MSN, PMHNP-BC, to the position of CEO of the group. She succeeds Jaime Vinck, who has left the organization to pursue other opportunities.
Kading previously served as Sierra Tucson’s director of medical operations, chief medical operations officer, interim chief medical officer and chief operating officer. In September, she was named CEO of Sunrise Ranch in Riverside, California, and Sierra by the Sea in Newport Beach, California, shortly after the two properties were acquired by Acadia Healthcare and included in the creation of the Sierra Tucson Group.
Earlier in 2019, Kading was presented with the State Award for Excellence from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in large part for founding the Southern Arizona Advanced Practice Nurse – Nurse Practitioner Society.