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Henry County Hospital Officers

Kristi Barnd

Kristi Barnd Kristi Barnd is the Chief Executive Officer at Henry County Hospital. Kristi received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Management from Albion College and her Master of Business Administration with a Healthcare Concentration from Defiance College. She began working at Henry County Hospital in 2010, where she held several positions including Chief Operating Officer, Risk Manager, Compliance Officer, Safety Officer, and Manager of Quality Improvement. During that time, Kristi co-chaired the Ohio Hospital Association’s Northwest Ohio Quality Collaborative and served as a state examiner for The Partnership for Excellence, Ohio’s Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Program.

Tiffany Kennerk

Tiffany Kennerk Tiffany Kennerk is the Chief Nursing Officer at Henry County Hospital. Tiffany received her Associates of Applied Science in Nursing from Northwest State Community College in Archbold, Ohio, a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah and both her Masters of Science in Nursing and Masters of Business Administration from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has achieved the designation of Orthopedic Nurse Certified, as well as the designation of Nurse Executive Board Certified. Tiffany has over 18 years of experience as a Registered Nurse, including 10 years of experience as a unit-based charge nurse and 6 years of experience as a Medical-Surgical Director of Nursing, all of which have been in our local rural health community. Tiffany has served on the Ohio Board of Nursing Advisory Group for Nursing Education. Tiffany is also a member of the Ohio Organization of Nurse Leaders (OONL), has served 3 years on the OONL Evidence-Based Practice Committee and is now serving as the local chapter representative to the OONL Board.

Jim Nowaczyk

Jim NowaczykJim Nowaczyk is the Chief Financial Officer at Henry County Hospital. Jim received his Master of Business Administration in Finance, a Bachelor of Healthcare and Administrative Services and an Associate of Respiratory Therapy from The University of Toledo. He is also certified in Lean/Six Sigma methodologies and has experience in Managed Care, Revenue Cycle Consulting, and the clinical side of the healthcare industry.