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Hospital Board of Directors Biographies

Last Updated 10/15/2013 9:30:35 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*, JD, 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 Sunnyvale City Council to the Housing and Human Services Commission. Dennis was elected to his first full 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 Secretary/ Treasurer, as well as the Chair of the Hospital Board Finance 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 appointed to the El Camino Hospital Board of Directors in 2012 for a two year term, expiring in June 2014. 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, has recently assumed the role of 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 appointed to the El Camino Hospital Board in 2012 for a one year term and was recently reappointed to a three year term, expiring in June 2016. 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.


Patricia A. Einarson, MD, MBA

Patricia A. Einarson, M.D., M.B.A.

    Patricia A. Einarson*, MD, MBA, is a board certified, practicing family physician and founding advisor to an internet start-up serving health care providers and chronically ill patients. Dr. Einarson was first appointed to the El Camino Healthcare District (ECHD) Board in May of 2010 and was later elected to serve on ECHD in November 2010, with her term expiring in November 2014. She currently serves as the Chair of ECHD, as well as the Secretary/ Treasurer of the El Camino Hospital Board. She is the past Chair of the Hospital Board's Finance and Investment as well as the Quality Committees and past Secretary/ Treasurer of the ECHD Board. She earned her bachelor's degree in management science from UC San Diego, a master's degree in business administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a medical degree from Stanford Medical School. She worked in the technology industry for many years prior to attending medical school.


    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 elected to her first four-year 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 Vice Chair of the ECHD Board and Chair of the Hospital Board's Governance Committee.


      David Reeder, MS

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      David Reeder*, MS, is the business operations manager for storage product sales at Oracle. He was first appointed to the El Camino Healthcare District (ECHD) Board in March of 1999 and has been re-elected three times, with his existing term expiring in November 2014. He is the former Chair of the Compliance, Compensation and Finance Committees of the Hospital Board and current Chair of its Quality Committee. 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 26 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 mast'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 appointed 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 and Chair of its Executive Compensation 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 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 Compliance and Investment Committees. 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: October 2013