Svend is Vice President Finance and Treasurer of Sutter Health, a not-for-profit health care delivery system comprised of 25 hospitals and numerous outpatient care facilities in Northern California. He was previously the CFO of the eight-hospital Bay Area Region of Sutter Health. Svend was previously with Kaiser Permanente for over 25 years in the field of finance and information services.
He is currently a board member and treasurer for the Lafayette Community Foundation. He previously served on the boards of the Town Hall Theatre, the Happy Valley Improvement Association and the Diablo Valley Montessori School.
Svend has been a resident of Lafayette since 1986 and raised a daughter and two sons through the Lafayette school and children’s theater systems. He lives with his wife Karen in the Happy Valley area. He is a double alumnus of UC Berkeley (BA, math; MBA, finance).