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Kristin Armstrong-Savola and Heather Hill Join St. Luke’s

Kristin Armstrong-Savola (Center) was welcomed home last year by St. Luke's leaders and community members at St. Luke's following the winning of her Olympic Gold Medal in 2012. Armstrong-Savola, who has consulted with St. Luke's on community health initiatives, was just named the Executive Director of Community Health for the St. Luke's Ortho/Neuro and Sports Medicine program.
By Ken Dey, News and Community
May 14, 2013

BOISE, Idaho – Officials from St. Luke’s announced today that they have filled two key leadership positions to support the organization’s ongoing effort to improve the health of the community.

Kristin Armstrong-Savola has joined St. Luke’s as the executive director of Community Health for St. Luke’s Ortho/Neuro and Sports Medicine program.Heather Hill has joined the organization as the the new director of the St. Luke’s Women’s Fitness Celebration.

“It is with great excitement that we welcome Kristin and Heather to the St. Luke’s team,” said Dr. David C. Pate, St. Luke’s Health System President and CEO., “Kristin’s commitment to community health has been evident to everyone who has followed her amazing cycling career and her engagement with the community.”

In her new role, Kristin is responsible for the development of community partnerships and strategies for St. Luke’s Sports Medicine program in collaboration with St. Luke’s leadership, physicians and community relations teams. Kristin will also coordinate St. Luke’s Sports Medicine sponsorships and have oversight of plan implementation and measurement of outcomes.

Kristin holds a bachelor’s degree in education, exercise physiology from the University of Idaho. She has been a professional cyclist since 2003, winning two Olympic Gold Medals in 2008 and 2012. She has served as a consultant to St. Luke’s since 2011 working toward our community health efforts as well as providing leadership to sports medicine outreach programs in the community.

As the new director of the St. Luke’s Women’s Fitness Celebration, Heather will provide leadership and direct all activities of the event. Heather and her team will manage the planning, development, implementation and growth of the St. Luke’s Women’s Fitness Celebration, with unique and distinct elements including sponsorships and community partnerships.

Heather holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has served as a branding and marketing consultant and has extensive event management experience through her work with key events such as the Tour of Utah Men’s Professional Cycling Race, the Special Olympics World Winter Games, and various sports marketing initiatives for Toyota Motor Sales, the area of endurance sports including triathlon, running and cycling.

“Heather’s leadership with managing significant events like Idaho’s hosting of the Special Olympics World Winter Games in 2009 and nationally reknown professional cycling events will help further establish the St. Luke’s Women’s Fitness Celebration as one of Idaho’s premier fitness events,” said Chris Roth, St. Luke’s Treasure Valley CEO.


About The Author

Ken Dey served as Public Relations Coordinator at St. Luke's from 2008-2014.