Providence Exec Tapped as North Star Behavioral Health CEO
North Star Behavioral Health System named William “Ross” Newcombe as its new CEO and Managing Director. In this role, Newcombe oversees the overall strategic direction and operations of North Star Behavioral Health System.
Newcombe joins North Star Behavioral Health System from Providence Alaska Medical Center where he served as COO for more than four years and CFO for the previous five years.
Newcombe is a twenty-year veteran of the US Army. He served as an aeromedical evacuation pilot and then graduated from the Army Medical Department’s comptroller internship program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Newcombe is also a graduate of the Army’s Command General Staff College and has been awarded the Senior Aviator Badge, Air Assault badge, and the Expert Field Medical Badge.
Newcombe earned his bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of New Hampshire and his master’s in business administration from Webster University in St. Louis. He has more than twenty years of experience in healthcare leadership.
“I am pleased to join the North Star Behavioral team,” says Newcombe. “I am honored to work alongside such dedicated and compassionate healthcare professionals. I look forward to building upon the organization’s strong foundation and expanding access to essential behavioral health services throughout Alaska.”
North Star Behavioral Health System interim CEO Patrick Wilder is staying on during the transition. “We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Newcombe as our new CEO,” Wilder says. “We are confident that he will lead our organization to even greater success.”