Meet the Regional Medical Center of San Jose Executive Team

Tomi Ryba, President & Chief Executive Officer

Tomi Ryba, President & Chief Executive Officer, is an accomplished leader in the healthcare industry with more than 20 years of executive leadership experience in California, Oregon, Minnesota and Washington. She recently served as the Chief Executive for Providence’s Southern Oregon region, CEO of El Camino Hospital in San Jose, Senior Vice President of Allina Hospitals and Clinics in Minnesota and Chief Operating Officer of UCSF Medical Center.

Throughout her career, Tomi served on various healthcare and community boards and was recognized for her leadership by several bay area publications and local political leaders. She has a notable reputation for developing strategic relationships with local organizations and programs to improve the employee, physician and patient experience.

Tomi received her Masters of Healthcare Administration from Chapman University in Orange, California and her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from University of California, Riverside.


Kenneth M. West, FACHE Chief Operating Officer

Kenneth M. West, Chief Operating Officer, joined Regional Medical Center in 2018 with more than ten years of hospital leadership experience with Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). He has a wealth of broad industry knowledge in service line development and operations. Prior to his role at Regional, Ken served as Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Ethics & Compliance officer at HCA’s Medical Center of Trinity in Trinity Florida. Before that he was Associate Chief Operating Officer atChippenham & Johnston-Willis Medical Center in Richmond, VA

Ken earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Health Systems Administration from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutritional Sciences from Louisiana State University.


Fred Ashworth, Chief Financial Officer

Fred Ashworth, Chief Financial Officer joined Regional Medical Center in 2016 from Orange Park Medical Center in Orange Park, Florida where he served as CFO for three years. Prior to Orange Park, Fred served as the Market Chief Financial Officer for Health Management Associates and has served as CFO at healthcare facilities for more than 20 years in Florida, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania. Fred holds a BA in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.