President of North Coast Network
Judson Howe serves as the President of the North Coast Network for Adventist Health overseeing six facilities—Ukiah Valley, Howard Memorial, Mendocino Coast, Clear Lake, St. Helena and Vallejo. Previously Judson served as President in Mendocino County, leading our three hospitals Howard Memorial, Mendocino Coast and Ukiah Valley, as well as our medical offices and other services throughout the county.
Judson previously served as the finance and strategy officer for the three hospitals in Mendocino County, after leading finance and strategy for Adventist Health Howard Memorial since 2016. He brings more than 15 years of experience in healthcare finance and strategy to this role. Under his leadership, Adventist Health improved access to care in Mendocino County by bringing in new physicians, enhanced coordination of care and synergy across three hospitals and invested in much-needed equipment and facility upgrades.
Judson is passionate about community wellness and well-being and caring for the community beyond the four walls of the hospital, addressing the social determinants of health.
Judson moved to Ukiah from Southern California more than six years ago and has fallen in love with the area where he and his wife have raised their two young children. He is excited to improve the care for many families that call Northern California home, including his own.
Judson is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Accounting from California State University, San Bernardino.
Linda Givens serves as the Administrator of Adventist Health Howard Memorial overseeing the hospital and clinic’s organizational side of every health service offered. Previously Linda served as the patient care executive for Adventist Health in Mendocino County overseeing quality initiatives, all nursing practices, infection control, pharmacy and anesthesia, for all three hospitals.
Linda comes to us from Walla Walla, Washington, where she served as the chief nursing officer for Adventist Health Walla Walla General Hospital. Linda has many years of experience in nursing and nursing administration, beginning on the Medical/Surgical Unit at Walla Walla General Hospital in 1981. She transitioned into the Intensive Care Unit in1981 before shifting into a new role in the Emergency Center in 1984. Givens advanced into Coordinator of the Emergency Center in 1998, and just a few years later also held oversight on the Intensive Care Unit. When the Chest Pain Center opened on the medical campus in 2014, the Cardiac Cath Lab team was also brought under purview.
Givens holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Washington State University and a masters in nursing from University of Phoenix. She is passionate about critical care, population health and shared nursing governance.
Associate Patient Care Executive
Amy Buckingham oversees nursing practices, quality, safety, and infection prevention initiatives for Howard Memorial hospital. Previously Amy served as Emergency Services Director overseeing the Emergency Department and Respiratory Therapy.
Amy brings a profound clinical background with over 15 years of experience paired with a passion for the hospital’s Planetree efforts of patient-centered care into this role. She is excited for the opportunity to continue to support the Howard Memorial team and is looking forward to working with each department, providing compassionate care that focuses on the continuous improvements of the patient experience.
Amy graduated from Western Governors University with a mater’s degree in nursing leadership and management and was a part of the first graduating class of the Mendocino College nursing program. Holding numerous professional certifications as a nationally certified emergency nurse, trauma care, emergency nurse in pediatrics, neonatal resuscitation, is certified in clinical incident stress debrief management, sexual assault forensics for both adults and pediatrics and is BLS/ACL/PALS certified.
Amy is incredibly proud of the amazing work being done in the hospital and is looking forward to continuing this important work with the entire Howard Memorial team.
Gregory D. Eberhart
Medical Officer for the North Coast Network
Gregory D. Eberhart, MD, serves as the medical officer of the North Coast Network, overseeing six facilities—Ukiah Valley, Howard Memorial, Mendocino Coast, Clear Lake, St. Helena and Vallejo.
Dr. Eberhart previously served as Chief Medical Officer at Mercy San Juan Medical Center, operated by Dignity Health. After earning his bachelor’s in biology from University of Missouri-Columbia, Eberhart earned his MD from St. Louis University. Among his accomplishments, Eberhart is a Board-Certified Cardiologist, veteran Commander of the United States Navy Medical Corp having served 13 years, and currently participating in the Yale Global Executive Leadership Program. He looks forward to developing the next generation of physician leadership and helping improve the lives of those residing in the North Coast Network.
Tracye Williams oversees philanthropy across our three hospitals in Mendocino County as the president of philanthropy for Ukiah Valley, Howard Memorial and the Mendocino Coast hospitals.
Before taking on this role, Tracye had nearly 15 years of philanthropic experience, holding leadership positions with MedStar Health in Washington, DC., Christiana Care in New Castle, DE. and most recently executive director of AdventHealth Ocala Foundation in Ocala, FL.
Tracye works closely with community partners to build relationships and strengthen philanthropic support for Adventist Health in Mendocino County. This includes encouraging philanthropy partnerships for the county’s Blue Zones project and the amazing work throughout the county to make the healthy choice, the easy choice for a variety of lifestyle options.
Tracye holds an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Delaware State University. She is passionate about giving back to our communities and making a difference for all through philanthropy.