Headshot of Gretchen KeysPlease join in welcoming Gretchen Keys to the administrative team as the Director of Respiratory Care and Allied Health beginning May 21, 2018.

Gretchen has been a licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner since 1996 and has provided direct patient care, served in various leadership roles within hospital departments, and has directed Respiratory Care programs within the Southern California area.  She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a practitioner, an educator, a manager, and a leader. Her many years of experience provides her with a wide network of professionals in respiratory care, education, and the healthcare industry.

She holds an AS in Respiratory Care from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA, a BS in Health Care Administration from Pima Medical Institute in Tucson, AZ, and an MS in Organizational Leadership from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ.  She is currently pursuing an EdD in Organizational Leadership from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA.

In her leisure time, Gretchen enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and three children and wine tasting.  An avid sports fan, she can usually be spotted around town cheering on her favorite athletes (her children Kiara, Khatari, and Kayla) and her favorite coach (her husband Lorenzo).  Raised in New Orleans, Gretchen is a Saints fan and a great cook with fried chicken, gumbo and homemade pralines being her staple dishes.


Article by Raymond Hernandez

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