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Hospital Board of Directors Biographies

Last Updated 12/14/2014 7:43:20 AM


The El Camino Hospital Board of Directors is comprised of five elected El Camino Healthcare District Board (ECHD) members, three appointed Hospital Board members and the President and CEO of El Camino Hospital.


Dennis Chiu, JD

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Dennis Chiu*, is the owner of Prodigy Law, a small law firm specializing in corporate law and land use. He is an active community leader serving on the Santa Clara County Planning Commission since 2000 and the Housing and Human Services Commission of the City of Sunnyvale. Dennis was publicly elected to his first term on the El Camino Healthcare District (ECHD) Board of Directors in November of 2012, and will serve a four-year term, expiring in 2016. He currently serves as the ECHD Vice Chair, Chair of the Hospital Board Finance Committee and as a member of the Hospital Board Corporate Compliance Committee. Dennis earned his juris doctorate degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law and bachelor’s degree in history and political science from the University of California, Los Angeles.


Neal H. Cohen, MD, MPH, MS

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Neal H. Cohen, MD, MPH, MS, is a Professor of anesthesia and medicine and Vice Dean for the UCSF School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine and the American College of Chest Physicians. He was elected by the ECHD Board to the El Camino Hospital Board of Directors in 2012 for a two-year term and was re-elected for a second term of three years, expiring in June 2017. He currently serves as the Chair of the El Camino Hospital Board. He is also the Chair of the UCSF Risk Management and Clinical Enterprise Compliance Committees. Dr. Cohen attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco. He completed an anesthesia residency and critical care medicine and cardiothoracic anesthesia fellowships at UCSF. He received a master’s degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley and a master’s degree in management from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.


Jeffrey M. Davis, MD

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Jeffrey M. Davis, MD, MPH, is the Senior Medical Director for xG Health Solutions, a Geisinger Health System company that was created to bring its expertise in accountable care/population health/analytics to the market. Prior to that, he served for seven years as the Chief Medical Officer of Avivia Health, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Davis was first elected by the ECHD Board to the El Camino Hospital Board in 2012 for a one year term and was re-elected to a three year term, expiring in June 2016. He currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Hospital Board Quality Committee and is a member of the Hospital Board Investment Committee. Dr. Davis received his MD degree from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and completed both his pediatric residency and clinical research fellowship training in medical genetics at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center. He is board certified in both pediatrics and medical genetics. He also received his master’s degree in epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health.


Peter C. Fung, MD, FACP, FAAN, FAHA

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    Peter C. Fung*, MD, is a neurologist at El Camino Hospital. He specializes in stroke neurology and clinical neurophysiology and has a special interest in the treatment of migraines, neck and back pain, pinched nerves, seizure disorders, Alzheimer's disease, stroke medicine and cerebrovascular disease. He also has a special interest in medical acupuncture. Dr. Fung is a member of the El Camino Hospital Chinese-speaking Physician Referral Network, which is committed to treating, educating and working with the Chinese community. Dr. Fung sits on the Stroke Council and the Diversity Leadership Council of the American Heart Association (AHA). He is also a member of the Medical Advisory Council of the Pacific Stroke Association (PSA). Dr. Fung was publicly elected to his first term on the El Camino Health District (ECHD) in November 2014 and will serve a four-year term, expiring in 2018. He currently serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the ECHD as well as a member of the El Camino Hospital Board. Dr. Fung earned his MD from the University of Hong Kong and an MS in neurophysiology from the University of Michigan. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center and in neurology at the University of Michigan.


    Julia E. Miller

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      Julia E. Miller* is the owner of Miller Enterprises, a consulting firm, she started after serving eight years as Mayor and Council Member for the City of Sunnyvale. She has extensive government experience having served as a Board Member to many agencies, including the Association of Bay Area Governments, Bay Area Economic Forum, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Sustainable Silicon Valley, San Francisco Bay Trail, San Francisco FBI Community Academy Alumni Association, Leadership Sunnyvale and the Sunnyvale Historical Society. She was a long time Lockheed Martin employee before entering politics. Julia was publicly elected to her first term on the El Camino Healthcare District (ECHD) Board in November 2012 and will serve a four-year term, expiring in 2016. Julia currently serves as the Chair of the ECHD Board, as well as a member of the Hospital Board Executive Compensation, Governance and Quality Committees. She also serves as Hospital Board liaison to the El Camino Hospital Foundation Board and Community Benefit Advisory Council.


      David Reeder, MS

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      David Reeder*, MS, recently retired from Oracle as the business operations manager for storage product sales. He was first appointed to the El Camino Healthcare District (ECHD) Board in March of 1999 and has been publicly re-elected four times, with his current term expiring in November 2018. He is the former Chair of the Compliance, Compensation and Finance Committees of the Hospital Board and currently serves as the Chair of its Quality and Governance Committees and Vice Chair of the Executive Compensation Committee. He also serves as Hospital Board liaison to the El Camino Hospital Foundation Board. David has also served in the past as the Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary/ Treasurer of ECHD Board. David is an experienced board member, having served on the boards of various local community organizations over the past 34 years. He served for eight years on the Los Altos City Council including a term as Mayor. He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Washington State University and master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.


      Tomi Ryba, MHA, President and Chief Executive Officer

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      Tomi Ryba, MHA, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of El Camino Hospital. Before joining the organization in the fall of 2011, Ms. Ryba served as President of United Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Senior Vice President of Allina Hospitals & Clinics. Prior to her position at United Hospital, she was the Chief Operating Officer at UCSF Medical Center, overseeing a $100 million turnaround in operations and leading a $1.5 billion expansion project at the hospital’s San Francisco campus. Ms. Ryba earned her bachelor’s degree from UC Riverside and master’s degree in health administration from Chapman University.


      Nandini Tandon, PhD

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      Nandini Tandon, PhD, is a Silicon Valley based investor in life sciences and health care. She spent a decade as a venture capitalist and another decade helping build companies in the biotechnology, diagnostics, medical devices, pharmaceutical and semi-conductor industries across various stages of development, from research to commercialization. Nandini has served on the boards of more than a dozen private new technology companies in biotechnology and medical technology and is currently on the board of U-Systems. Nandini was elected by the ECHD Board to the El Camino Hospital Board in 2012 for a three-year term, expiring in June 2015. She currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Hospital Board, Chair of its Executive Compensation Committee and a member for the Finance Committee. Nandini received her doctorate degree in biochemistry with Phi Lambda Upsilon from Duke University and her bachelor's degree in chemistry cum laude with Phi Beta Kappa from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.


      John L. Zoglin, MBA

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      John Zoglin*, MBA, is the IBM EMM digital marketing services practice leader. He was first appointed to the El Camino Healthcare District Board (ECHD) in March of 2007 and has been publicly re-elected twice, with his current term ending in November 2016. He is the past Chair of the Hospital Board and its Governance Committee, and currently serves as the Chair of its Corporate Compliance and Investment Committees and Vice Chair of its Finance Committee. John has also served in the past as the Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary/ Treasurer of the ECHD Board. John follows his father in service to El Camino Hospital; Dr. Stanton Zoglin served as the hospital’s chief of staff in the early 1960’s. John earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University and a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business.


      * Also serve on El Camino Healthcare District Board.


      El Camino Hospital Board of Directors By-Laws

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      For District By-Laws, meeting details and historical information about the El Camino Healthcare District (ECHD) Board please visit the El Camino Healthcare District Board website.

      Last update: December 2014