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Nudd, new CEO, AdventHealth Hendersonville

Brandon Nudd, Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) has been named president and CEO for AdventHealth Hendersonville. Nudd will assume his new role on Aug. 1.

The move brings Nudd back to AdventHealth Hendersonville, where he was part of the leadership team serving as administrative director of organizational development and primary care services from 2011 to 2014.

“With Brandon’s rich experience in health care, familiarity with this market and his passion for our mission, I’m confident he will serve this community well as he leads AdventHealth Hendersonville forward and ensures those we serve experience faith-based, whole-person care,” said Ken Bacon, president and CEO for AdventHealth’s multi-state division.

Currently, Nudd serves as CEO for Castle Rock Adventist Hospital in Castle Rock, Colorado, which is part of Centura Health, AdventHealth’s joint operating company with CommonSpirit Health.

“Brandon has a broad scope of experience leading hospitals across the country, as well as a history of strong leadership at AdventHealth Hendersonville and the Southeast Region,” said Mike Murrill, president, and CEO for AdventHealth’s Southeast region, AdventHealth Gordon and AdventHealth Murray. “I look forward to working with Brandon as he leads the incredible team of caregivers at AdventHealth Hendersonville not only in the growth and expansion across Western North Carolina, but in further solidifying our mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ throughout the communities we serve.”

With more than 20 years of health care experience, Nudd began his career with AdventHealth as a human resources resident. He held various leadership roles in human resources with the organization before joining the AdventHealth Hendersonville team in 2011 as administrative director of organizational development and primary care services.

“My family and I loved living in the Western North Carolina community and are really excited to reconnect with the incredible people here. It is such an honor to be returning to this amazing hospital and region, especially at this time. AdventHealth Hendersonville is in a position to grow to meet the needs of our health care consumers by expanding access to whole-person care to make it available when and where they want it. I look forward to working with this compassionate, mission-focused team to help our community feel whole,” Nudd said.

Nudd earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Adventist University and a Master of Business Administration from Kennesaw State University. He is board-certified in health care management from the American College of Healthcare Executives and was in the inaugural cohort of AdventHealth’s Executive Leadership Program.

Nudd and his wife, Maria, have four children, Mitchell, 14, Blythe, 12, Brynley, 11, and Baylor, 4. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family outdoors, hiking and golfing.

Mountain Trail Outdoor School Welcomes Director

Lucas Newton, a longtime outdoor educator and former instructor has been named director of Mountain Trail Outdoor School (MTOS).

Newton received an M.Ed. in Outdoor Education from Georgia College and has facilitated outdoor experiences for students in Western North Carolina since 2003. Most recently, he served as an adjunct professor for the Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education Program at Brevard College.

As a previous instructor and program director for MTOS, Lucas is passionate about welcoming students to learn outdoors in Kanuga’s beautiful 1,400-acre classroom. He feels grateful to be able to provide teachers and students with meaningful hands-on experiential learning experiences at MTOS.

Since 1991, Mountain Trail Outdoor School (MTOS) has taught experiential outdoor education in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina on Kanuga’s 1,400 acres. Designed primarily for grades 4-8, the park welcomes public and private schools for residential field trips, typically staying two to five days.

MTOS will offer programming for the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters.

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