Elise Cutter, MBA
Formerly the Director of Business Operations and Physician Clinics, Elise Cutter was named Chief Financial Officer of Island Hospital in January 2013 and Chief Operating Officer in May 2020.
Cutter received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Villanova University and her MBA with a focus in Healthcare Management from Western Governors University. Prior to joining Island Hospital in 2001, she was employed at Deloitte & Touche, Seattle, WA and as a controller for a manufacturing firm in Everett, WA.
In 2002, Cutter was named Island Hospital Employee of the Year and in 2007, as IH Finance Director, she received the coveted Management Leadership Award. Following assignments that took Cutter and her Naval Flight Officer husband Matt to duty stations in Tennessee and Rhode Island, the family returned to Anacortes in 2011 and Cutter rejoined the IH management team.
As a member of Island Hospital’s Senior Leadership Team, she will attend monthly Board of Commissioners meetings. With many changes and uncertainty in healthcare today, she feels her role is to provide accurate, timely and relevant financial information in order to provide the necessary data and recommendations to the CEO and Board members for key strategic initiatives.