VENTURA, Calif. – Austin Muhleka has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Vista del Mar Hospital. Located in Ventura, the hospital provides inpatient treatment for stabilization from an immediate mental health or chemical dependency crisis and outpatient programs to address long-term mental health recovery.
"Austin is a natural fit for Vista del Mar's culture, and we are thrilled to welcome him to our leadership team as we continue to plan for the opportunities ahead of us," said Dan Powell, CEO of Vista del Mar Hospital. "Austin has been working with our sister hospital at Aurora Las Encinas, understands our corporate structure and is committed to our mission of providing mental health programs and services."
Muhleka brings a broad background in corporate finance, financial planning, analysis, strategy, and utilization review. After completing his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Midland University in Nebraska, Muhleka continued his education and earned his MBA at Midland University. Over the last several years, he has worked in various financial roles, including serving as a Financial Analyst and then Adbase Systems Specialist at Berkshire Hathaway Media Group/Omaha World-Herald. Before joining Vista del Mar Hospital, Muhleka was a CFO in training at Aurora Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena, Calif.
"I am thrilled to join Vista del Mar Hospital and be part of the team," said Muhleka. "I look forward to working together to advance the hospital’s mission and vision, especially as we rebuild the hospital, and am excited about developing professional connections in the community."