Lorenzo Olivarez, Jr.
Lorenzo Olivarez, Jr.

Following a national search, Cottage Health has appointed Lorenzo Olivarez, Jr. to the role of vice president of finance.

Olivarez most recently served as division chief financial 0fficer/senior vice president at Baptist St. Anthony’s Health System in Amarillo, Texas, where he oversaw financial management of multiple medical centers, clinics and physician groups, and was recognized as Ardent CFO of the Year.

“We welcome Lorenzo to Cottage Health and Santa Barbara,” said Kristin Tufvesson, senior vice president/CFO. “His extensive knowledge of healthcare finance and proven leadership experience will be instrumental in providing oversight and strategic direction to ensure Cottage Health’s fiscal responsibility and continue strong financial stewardship to help grow programs and services for the community.

“We are very fortunate to have him in this important leadership position.”

Prior to his role at Baptist St. Anthony’s Health System, Olivarez was regional chief financial officer at South Texas Health System in Edinburg, Texas.

Olivarez is a certified public accountant; earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin; and holds numerous awards and certifications in healthcare financial management.