Theresa Manley Frei, R.N., M.B.A.


Theresa Manley Frei, R.N., M.B.A.Recently named the Chief Executive Officer for Sutter Medical Foundation, Theresa Frei, R.N., M.B.A. is responsible for managing all activities of the care centers and ancillary operations across nine counties. Sutter Medical Foundation has more than 3,300 employees and 1,100 aligned physicians across the nine-county region.

Ms. Frei began her Sutter Health career in 2002 as Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s director of operations and patient safety officer, and later moved to Sacramento in 2010 as the vice president of process transformation for Sutter Physician Services.  Ms. Frei helped lead Project Transform Epic Migration (PTEM), and also provided instrumental support with transitioning aspects of front-office work to Patient Service Call Centers. Ms. Frei has dedicated a significant portion of her career to quality improvement efforts and has spoken at national conferences on the topic. She was the founding chair of the California Patient Safety Action Coalition and assisted the Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region in its adoption of the Just Culture principles.

Ms. Frei holds an undergraduate degree in nursing and a graduate degree in business administration.