Noyes & Associates Ltd. has been providing nationwide consulting services to health care clients since 1989.

Portland, Oregon
Betty Noyes

Betty J. Noyes, RN, MA

Betty Noyes is President of Noyes & Associates Ltd. which she founded in 1989.

  • Management Education Courses
  • Leadership Assessment & Development
  • Organization Redesign & Process Improvement

Prior to this she has had a 35 years of health care administrative experience that has taken her into all phases of clinical and administrative management. Her administrative experience has been in public health, multi-hospital systems, large university teaching facilities to for-profit Psychiatric and Chemical Dependency hospitals. She has been a Chief Nursing Executive, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer throughout the country.

She has authored over 18 articles and is a frequently sought public speaker. She is an active member of various health care organizations nation-wide.

The emphasis of Noyes & Associates Ltd. is the integration of the organization’s mission with leadership performance. We believe that Excellence in Patient Care and Excellence in Financial Return are mutually interdependent and fundamental. Many hospitals and health systems have benefited from this approach.

Betty is a graduate of the University of Buffalo, School of Nursing and achieved her BSN degree and PHN certificate. She further attained a master’s degree in nursing from Columbia University in NYC.

Betty was born in New York City and has a family of 14 Registered Nurses. She has lived in several cities around the country: Chicago, IL, San Francisco & Fresno, CA, Atlanta, GA, and Houston, TX. She and her husband now live in Portland, Oregon since 2018. Betty loves kayaking, hiking, hot air ballooning, dogs, etc.

She believes that the daily minimum requirement is 10 hugs and 83 laughs. We all look forward to hugs again someday.

Ed Noyes

Ed Noyes

I was born at Oneida, NY; site of the Oneida Community founded by my great grandfather, John H. Noyes. I attended the State University of New York at Buffalo where I met Betty Grove in our freshman English class. I then spent a brief time as a biochemistry and phlebotomy technician at Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo.

I transferred to the Philadelphia College of Art and graduated with a degree in Industrial Design. Betty and I were married in the summer before my junior year at Philadelphia. I then went on for graduate studies in Industrial Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.

My first job out of college was with Becton, Dickinson & Co. designing medical equipment for the various different divisions of company now known as “BD”. My career made several twists and turns which eventually took us to San Francisco where I started a medical photography business. That experience of being a business owner led me next to a long career as a stockbroker beginning in 1978 with Merrill Lynch and ending in 1998 with Zurich Financial Services.

The securities business led me to eventually decide that the best investment I could make was to give my full-time commitment to Betty’s new consulting company, Noyes & Associates, Ltd. Our company was incorporated in 1995 while we were living in Chicago. I act as corporate Secretary, Chief Financial Officer and manage our information technology activities.

In 1996, we moved ourselves and the company to the Seattle area on Bainbridge Island. 22 years later we moved to Portland, Oregon in 2018. We now live in the heart of Portland in a district known as “The Pearl”. We are only 20 minutes away from the airport and can be anywhere in the country in a few hours.

Coming home is always the best travel experience. We enjoy the northwest mountains, the trees, the ocean, the wildlife, our gardens and yes, we enjoy the average of 150 days of rain.