Board of Directors Biographies

Board of Directors Biographies

The El Camino Hospital Board of Directors is comprised of five publicly elected El Camino Healthcare District Board members, three appointed hospital board members appointed by the District board, and the president and CEO of El Camino Hospital.

Lanhee J. Chen, JD, PhD

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Dr. Chen is the David and Diane Steffy Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution; Director of Domestic Policy Studies and Lecturer in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University; Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School; and an affiliate of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. He is a presidentially-appointed and Senate-confirmed member of the Social Security Advisory Board, a bipartisan and independent body that advises the president, Congress, and other policymakers on matters relating to the Social Security program. Dr. Chen also currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Junior Statesmen Foundation and on the Advisory Board of the Partnership for the Future of Medicare. He earned his PhD and AM in political science from Harvard University, his JD cum laude from Harvard Law School, and his AB magna cum laude in government from Harvard College. The El Camino Healthcare District Board appointed Dr. Chen to the El Camino Hospital Board for a three year renewable term which expires on June 30, 2018.


Dennis Chiu, JD

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Dennis Chiu* is the founder of Prodigy Law, a law firm that specializes in providing legal, political and strategic consulting to healthcare non-profits, physicians, corporations, elected officials, and candidates. In November 2012, the public elected Dennis to his first four-year term on the District Board of Directors which will expire in 2016. Dennis currently serves on the City of Sunnyvale’s Housing and Human Services Commission, and served on the Santa Clara County Planning Commission for over 13 years (2000 - 2013). He’s the District’s vice chair, vice chair of the El Camino Hospital Board, and chair of the Hospital Board Finance Committee. Dennis earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law and a 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, teaches at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine, where he’s a professor of anesthesia and medicine and vice dean. He’s a fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine and the American College of Chest Physicians. In 2012, the District Board appointed Dr. Cohen to a two-year term on the El Camino Hospital Board of Directors. They re-appointed him for a second term of three years, expiring in June 2017. Dr. Cohen is the chair of the El Camino Hospital Board and the chair of the UCSF Risk Management and Clinical Enterprise Compliance Committees. He attended medical school at UCSF, where he completed an anesthesia residency and fellowships in critical care medicine and cardiothoracic anesthesia. Dr. Cohen earned a master’s degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree in management from Stanford Graduate School of Business.


Jeffrey M. Davis, MD

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Jeffrey M. Davis, MD, MPH, is senior medical director for xG Health Solutions, a Geisinger Health System company with expertise in accountable care/population health/analytics. He arrived at xG after seven years as chief medical officer of Avivia Health, a subsidiary of Kaiser Permanente. The District Board appointed Dr. Davis to the El Camino Hospital Board in 2012 for a one-year term, then re-appointed him to a three-year term expiring in June 2016. He currently serves as chair of the Hospital Board Executive Compensation Committee and is a member of the Hospital Board Corporate Compliance, Investment and Quality Committees. Dr. Davis earned an MD from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. He completed both a pediatric residency and clinical research fellowship training in medical genetics at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center. Board-certified in both pediatrics and medical genetics, Dr. Davis received a master’s degree in epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health.


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

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Peter C. Fung*, MD, MS, FACP, FAAN, FAHA, 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. Dr. Fung is a member of the El Camino Hospital Chinese-speaking Physician Referral Network, a group committed to treating, educating and working with the Chinese community. In addition, he serves on the Stroke Council and the Diversity Leadership Council of the American Heart Association (AHA) and is a member of the Medical Advisory Council of the Pacific Stroke Association (PSA). In November 2014, the public elected Dr. Fung to his first four-year term on the District Board of Directors which will expire in 2018. He’s the District Board chair and Secretary/Treasurer of the El Camino Hospital Board. He is the Chair of the Governance committee and a member of the Quality committee. Dr. Fung also serves as the Hospital Board liaison to the Community Benefit Advisory Council. Because of his Board responsibilities, Dr. Fung stepped down as Medical Director of El Camino Hospital Stroke Program, which has been highly rated with multiple awards and recognitions. Dr. Fung earned his medical degree from the University of Hong Kong and a master’s degree in neurophysiology from the University of Michigan. He completed his residencies in Michigan — internal medicine at Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center in Dearborn and neurology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


Julia E. Miller

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Julia E. Miller* founded her consulting firm, Miller Enterprises, after serving eight years as mayor and council member for the City of Sunnyvale. She has extensive government experience having served on the boards of 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. A longtime Lockheed Martin employee before entering politics, Julia was publicly elected to her first term on the District Board in November 2012 which will expire in 2016. She is currently the District Board Secretary/Treasurer and District Board liaison to the Community Benefit Advisory Council. She is also a member of Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD) Board of Directors, and represents the District Board on the Silicon Valley Tobacco Securitization Joint Powers Authority, in the role of Vice President.


David Reeder, MS

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David Reeder*, MS, retired from Oracle as business operations manager for storage product sales. He was first appointed to the District Board in March 1999 and has been publicly re-elected four times, with his current term expiring in November 2018. David currently serves as the chair of the Hospital Board Quality committee and a member of the Governance and  Executive Compensation Committees. He also serves as hospital board liaison to the El Camino Hospital Foundation Board. David gained broad experience serving on the boards of various local community organizations over the past 34 years, including eight years on the Los Altos City Council and a term as mayor. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Washington State University and a master’s degree from Stanford University.


Tomi Ryba, MHA, President and Chief Executive Officer

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Tomi Ryba began her term as president and chief executive officer in the fall of 2011. Tomi has more than 25 years of experience in hospital administration. Most recently she served as president of United Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota, and senior vice president of the hospital’s parent organization Allina Hospitals & Clinics. Prior to joining United Hospital, Tomi served as chief operating officer at University of California, San Francisco Medical Center. Other executive positions include president of St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, California, and chief operating officer of Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. She received a master’s degree in health administration from Chapman University and a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Riverside.


John L. Zoglin, MBA

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John Zoglin*, MBA, is the IBM Enterprise Marketing Management service practice leader. He was first appointed to the District Board in March 2007 and has been publicly re-elected twice, with his current term ending in November 2016. John currently serves as the chair of the Hospital Board Corporate Compliance and Investment committees. He is a member of the Finance Committee. He follows his father in service to El Camino Hospital; Dr. Stanton Zoglin served as the hospital’s chief of staff in the early 1960s. 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