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Leaders of major health care organizations in Sonoma and Marin, Napa and Solano counties, listed alphabetically by their names.Tanir AmiCommunity Health Clinic Ole1141 Pear Tree Ln., #100, Napa 94558, clinicole.org

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Tanir Ami is chief executive officer of Community Health Clinic Ole in Napa, the county's only federally qualified health center. Prior to joining Clinic Ole, Ms. Ami spent four years as executive director at the Community Clinic Consortium, a nonprofit organization supporting four health centers with 23 sites in Contra Costa and Solano counties. Prior to the Community Clinic Consortium, she served as program officer at the Center for HealthCare Access at Blue Shield of California Foundation. She holds a Masters in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of Business and a B.A. in women's studies and Latin American studies from University of California at Santa Barbara.Beatrice BostickAlliance Medical Center1381 University Ave., Healdsburg 95448, alliancemed.org

Beatrice Bostick is chief executive officer for Alliance Medical Center, a federally qualified health center with locations in Healdsburg and Windsor. Previously, she was the executive director of Clinic Ole in Napa County. She has worked primarily in the nonprofit health sector, having run community health centers for low-income and uninsured residents throughout the U.S. She began her health care career as a volunteer in rural villages in Togo, West Africa.William CarrollSutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa3325 Chanate Rd., Santa Rosa 95404, 707-576-4000, suttersantarosa.org

Dr. William Carroll specializes in internal medicine and has been practicing in Santa Rosa for 20 years. In addition, he holds the position of vice president of medical affairs for Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa. In this role, he aligns with the leadership structure throughout Sutter Health, providing consistent physician leadership and guiding the hospital’s strategies focused on clinical excellence.Karen CauthenPalm Drive Hospital501 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol 95472, (707) 823-8511, palmdrivehospital.org

 

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Karen Cauthen is vice president of patient care services at Palm Drive Hospital. She has 31 years of nursing experience, specializing in neonatal, pediatric and emergency nursing, and 18 years in management. She was chief nursing officer at three California hospitals, but can still occasionally be found at the bedside, starting IVs or assisting with patient care issues.Guy ChicoineKaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center401 Bicentennial Way, Santa Rosa 95403, 707-393-4000, kp.org

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Medical Group Administrator Guy Chicoine joined Kaiser Permanente two decades ago. He moved to his current position in Santa Rosa four years ago after serving as director of national delivery system leaders at Kaiser’s Program Office in Oakland. His primary duties include overseeing strategy and operations for the outpatient clinics, lab, radiology, and emergency room in conjunction with the physician-in-chief of the medical center. Additionally, he works closely with Kaiser's unions to develop a culture of performance improvement at the Santa Rosa Medical Center.Gregory CoeSutter Solano Medical Center300 Hospital Dr., Vallejo 94589, 707-554-4444, suttersolano.org

Gregory Coe, M.D., is board-certified in family medicine and has been practicing in Solano County for 20-plus years. In addition to patient care, he is  vice president of medical affairs, leading quality control for better, safer care, and cultivating physician relationships.Judy CoffeyKaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center401 Bicentennial Way, Santa Rosa 95403, 707-571-4000, kp.org

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As senior vice president and area manager for Kaiser Permanente since 2004, Judy Coffey is the chief executive for all area hospital and health plan operations serving more than 267,000 members in Sonoma and Marin counties. She has been with Kaiser for more than 30 years, serving in a variety of positions in hospitals and medical groups. She is also a member of the American Heart Association executive board, North Bay Hospital Council, Sonoma County Health Action, Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board and other community groups. Ms. Coffey was a Business Journal Women in Business winner and was honored as 2009 Business Woman of the Year by the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce. She is a registered nurse and has a bachelor’s degree in management and an MBA.Mike CohillSutter Health, West Bay Region633 Folsom St., San Francisco, 415-600-7771, suttersantarosa.org

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Mike Cohill is regional president for the Sutter Health West Bay Region, which includes affiliates in Sonoma, Lake and Marin counties. Mr. Cohill has served in a leadership role for 30 years, including more than 10 years as chief executive officer of Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. He has extensive experience in physician organizations, hospitals and integration.Dorothy Coleman-RieseSutter Medical Group of the Redwoods3883 Airway Dr., Santa Rosa 95403, 707-521-8830, suttersantarosa.org

Dr. Dorothy Coleman-Riese is a pediatrician and diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics. She has been president of Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods since December 2010. As president, she leads strategic planning, business plan development and financial operations of the medical group. Dr. Coleman-Riese has practiced pediatrics in Sonoma County since 1986, and joined Sutter Health in 2007. She has held numerous administrative positions in the past, including serving on the boards of the Sonoma County Medical Association, Pacific Foundation for Medical Care, and the Redwood Empire Medical Group.Jason CunninghamWest County Health Centers Inc.14045 Mill St., P.O. Box 1449, Guerneville 95446, 707-869-5977, wchealth.org

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Jason Cunningham is medical director for West County Health Centers. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri. He completed his residency in 2004 at Modesto's Stanislaus Family Practice, affiliated with U.C. Davis. He is American Board of Family Practice--certified and Medical Board of California--licensed. Dr. Cunningham also holds numerous certificates such as trauma, cardiac, obstetrics and other advanced life support .Joel CristeMeritage Medical Network and Prima Medical Group3 Hamilton Landing, #160, Novato 94949, 415-884-1840, meritagemed.com

Joel Criste is chief executive officer of the Meritage Medical Network, a 500-plus physician network in Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties. He also is chief executive officer and founder of Prima Medical Group, a local physician-owned and -operated group of family medicine physicians and specialists. A graduate of San Diego State University, he has served on local, statewide and national panels focusing on health care finance, practice and management. He earned an MBA from St. Mary’s College.Grant DaviesSutter HealthCalifornia Pacific Medical Center, 2351 Clay St., San Francisco, 94115, 415-600-1337, sutterhealth.org

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Grant Davies is chief executive officer of Sutter Health West Bay Region, overseeing Novato Community Hospital, Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa, and Sutter Lakeside in Lakeport, and is the executive vice president for the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Mr. Davies joined Sutter Health in 2001. Prior to Sutter Health, he spent 12 years managing physician practices and outpatient operations for University of Utah Hospital and University of Colorado Hospital. Mr. Davies holds a South Dakota State University bachelor’s degree and a University of Iowa master’s degree.Lee DomanicoMarin General Hospital250 Bon Air Rd., Greenbrae 94904, 415-925-7000, maringeneral.org

Lee Domanico is chief executive officer of Marin General Hospital, the North Bay's largest independent hospital. He has worked in hospitals from Portland to Chicago to Antioch, including six years at Mountain View's El Camino Hospital, which became the state's second-most-profitable district hospital and developed superlative medical programs. A published authority on hospital-based management, Mr. Domanico has worked in health care for more than 30 years. He received a University of Michigan bachelor’s degree and a Stanford University master’s degree.Georgianna FarrenMarin Community Clinics1177 E. Francisco Blvd., #B, San Rafael 94901, 415-448-1500, marinclinic.org

Georgianna Farren became medical director of Marin Community Clinics in 2005. She has been a practicing physician for 30 years, more than half of which as a clinician at Marin Community Clinics. Dr. Farren received her medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine. She was research director at Marin Breast Cancer Watch for three years, serving as co-principal investigator for a full study and two pilot studies. She was as medical consultant for Dominican University and is on the board of Marin Medical Society.Wayne FairchildRedwood Regional Medical Group121 Sotoyome St., Santa Rosa 95405, 707-546-4062, rrmginc.com

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Wayne Fairchild joined Redwood Regional Medical Group as chief executive officer in 2008. He has 30-plus years of health care leadership experience, most recently as vice president of operations for 80-bed Petaluma Valley Hospital. Prior to that, he was the chief administrative officer for Hawaii Health System Corp.'s Maui region, which included Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital, where he was chief executive officer, and Lanai Hospital. Mr. Fairchild has a degree in applied economics from Bishop Ambassador University.Tony FiorelloKaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center99 Montecillo Rd., San Rafael 94903, 415-444-2000, kp.org

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Tony Fiorello has been chief nursing officer for seven years and chief operating officer for three years at Kaiser Permanente's 116-bed acute care San Rafael Medical Center. He has been with Kaiser for 25 years in numerous leadership roles in emergency medicine, critical care and respiratory therapy. He serves on the Ritter Center board of directors and Dominican University Department of Nursing Advisory Committee. A registered nurse, he earned an MBA and a bachelor's degree in nursing.Rhonda FosterSanta Rosa Memorial Hospital1165 Montgomery Dr., Santa Rosa 95405, 707-546-3210, stjosephhealth.org

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Rhonda Foster is chief nursing officer for St. Joseph Health--Sonoma County, whose main facility is Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, starting on an interim basis in March 2012. Previously, she was chief nursing officer for seven years in Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit. Ms. Foster began her health care career nearly 35 years ago. She obtained nursing degrees from University of Toledo and Georgetown University, a master public health degree from Northwest Ohio Consortium for Public Health and a Bowling Green State University doctorate in education.Naomi FuchsSanta Rosa Community Health Centers751 Lombardi Ct., Santa Rosa 95407, 707-547-2222, swhealthcenter.org

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Naomi Fuchs has been chief executive officer for Santa Rosa Community Health Centers since 2001, guiding its growth from serving 5,000 patients in one location to 40,000 patients at eight sites. She participates in the Redwood Community Health Coalition, Health Action, California Primary Care Association, California Health Information Partnership & Services Organization, Sonoma County Task Force on Oral Health, and the National Association of Community Health Centers. Ms. Fuchs earned a Wesleyan University anthropology degree and a Sonoma State University MBA.Terry GlubkaSutter Solano Medical Center300 Hospital Dr., Vallejo 94589, 707-554-4444, suttersolano.org

Terry Glubka, R.N., has been chief executive officer at Sutter Solano Medical Center since 2004. With 30-plus years of health care experience, she joined Sutter Solano Medical Center in 2000 as chief patient care executive. Her previous executive experience includes deputy chief executive officer at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose and chief nursing officer/chief operating officer at South Valley Hospital in Gilroy.Jorge GonzalezPalm Drive Hospital501 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol 95472, 707-823-8511, palmdrivehospital.org

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Jorge Gonzalez, M.D., is chief of staff and emergency room director at Palm Drive Hospital. He has practiced medicine for more than 30 years and is board-certified in family practice and emergency medicine. He has been at Palm Drive since 2000.Ann GorsKentfield Rehabilitation & Specialty Hospital1125 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Kentfield 94904, 415-456-9680, kentfieldrehab.com

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Ann Gors has been chief executive officer for Kentfield Rehabilitation & Specialty Hospital since 2004 and with the hospital for more than 12 years. She has guided its current construction project, set for April 2014 completion, which will encompass the entire hospital and add cosmetic improvements as well as technological advancements to the facility. She is a member of the North Bay Hospital Council.Robin HagenstadSutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa3325 Chanate Rd., Santa Rosa 95404, 707-576-4000, suttersantarosa.org

Robin Hagenstad is the patient-care executive for Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa and has been in this role for 11 years, directing nursing, treatment and services such as diagnostics, surgery, emergency care, pharmacy, respiratory care and rehabilitation.Angie HammonsSutter Solano Medical Center300 Hospital Dr., Vallejo 94589, 707-554-4444, suttersolano.org

Angie Hammons, R.N., is the chief nurse executive for Sutter Solano Medical Center. She develops patient care service goals, objectives, performance standards, policies and procedures in collaboration with hospital and medical staff.Tom HarlanPalm Drive Hospital501 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol 95472, 707-823-8511, palmdrivehospital.org

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Tom Harlan has more than 35 years' experience as a senior health care executive and became chief executive officer of Palm Drive Hospital in September. Previously, he was president of John Muir Medical Center--Concord, chief executive officer of Chinese Hospital in San Francisco and a senior executive at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center, now California Pacific, in San Francisco. He earned an University of Chicago Graduate School of Business MBA with honors after serving as an Army Medical Service Corps. While at John Muir, he received the American College of Healthcare Executives Senior Leadership Award.Anne HosfeldNovato Community Hospital180 Rowland Way, Novato 94945, 415-209-1300, novatocommunity.org

Anne Hosfeld is chief administrative officer at Novato Community Hospital, a member of Sutter Health’s network of health services in its West Bay Region. She joined Novato Community Hospital in 1979 and Sutter Health in 1985, when it became a Sutter Health affiliate. She graduated from Mercy School of Nursing, in Toledo, Ohio, and completed an Air Force tour of duty as a first lieutenant at David Grant Medical Center on the Travis base in Fairfield. After the military, she earned nursing degrees from Sonoma State University and U.C. San Francisco.Susan JanvrinKaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center401 Bicentennial Way, Santa Rosa 95403, 707-393-4000, kp.org

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Susan Janvrin has worked for Kaiser Permanente for nearly 20 years, six of as chief operating officer at Santa Rosa Medical Center. She is a member of the Association of California Nurse Leaders and served as the board secretary for the California Parenting Institute. Her 35-plus years in health care include being a clinical and pediatric nurse.Bob JustSt. Joseph Heritage Healthcare, Northern California500 Doyle Park Dr., Santa Rosa 95405, 707-266-2335, stjhs.org

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In October, Bob Just was promoted to the new position of Northern California region vice president of administration for St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare. In this role, he oversees 90-plus physicians at Annadel Medical Group in Sonoma County, Queen of the Valley Medical Associates in Napa County and Humboldt Medical Specialists in Humboldt County. Mr. Just began his work with Heritage Healthcare in May 2010 as director of Annadel Medical Group. He has been with St. Joseph Health for over 11 years and began his career in the pathology department at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. He also worked as a manager of strategic planning and business development before joining St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare. He holds a bachelor's and master's degree in business administration from Sonoma State University and a master's degree in health care administration from Bellevue University.Pat KendallKaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center99 Montecillo Rd., San Rafael 94903, 415-444-2000, kp.org

Pat Kendall is the medical group administrator at Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center and has held this position for the past 22 years. This year, Ms. Kendall received the city of San Rafael Citizen of the Year Award and the North Bay Leadership Council Caught in the Act of Leadership Award in 2012. She holds degrees in nursing, business, organizational development and human resources with an emphasis on leadership and change management. She serves on the boards of the North Bay Leadership Council, Healthy Marin Partnership, Marin Economic Forum, School to Career Partnership, Agricultural Institute of Marin, Hospice by the Bay, Dominican University School of Natural Sciences Nursing and Math Advisory Board.Kevin KlockengaSt. Joseph Health, Northern California525 Doyle Park Dr. Santa Rosa 95405, 707-522-1515, stjosephhealth.org

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Last year, Kevin Klockenga became chief executive officer of St. Joseph Health’s Northern California region, overseeing St. Joseph's health care ministries in Humboldt, Sonoma and Napa counties. Previously, he was president and chief executive officer of St. Joseph Health--Sonoma County since 2008. He joined St. Joseph Health after three years as chief operating officer for the Dignity Health system at its two Mercy hospitals in Bakersfield. He has been chairman of the North Bay section of the Hospital Council and is on the board of the California Hospital Association. He earned a master’s degree at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.Sonia LeeCommunity Health Clinic Ole1141 Pear Tree Ln., #100, Napa 94558, clinicole.org

Sonia Lee is the clinical director of pediatrics at Community Health Clinic Ole, Napa County's only federally qualified health center. Dr. Lee also is chairman of the pediatric, OB and newborn care department at Queen of the Valley Medical Center. She is a board member and alumna of Pacific Union College. Dr. Lee obtained her medical degree from Loma Linda University and received pediatric training from U.C. Los Angeles. Prior to Clinic Ole, she was a five-year pediatric faculty member at U.C. Davis-affiliated Stanislaus County Family Medicine Residency Program and honored as faculty of the year during that time. She worked at Kaiser Permanente as a general pediatrician for four years.Vicki LoceyKaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center975 Sereno Dr., Vallejo 94589, 707-651-1000, kp.org/napasolano

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Vicky Locey, R.N., is chief operating officer for Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center. Prior to Vallejo, she served for nearly six years as chief nursing officer at Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center. She has worked for Kaiser Permanente for more than 20 years.Mary Maddux-GonzálezRedwood Community Health Coalition1310 Redwood Way, Petaluma 94954, 707-792-7900, rchc.net

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Mary Maddux-González is interim chief executive officer and chief medical officer for Redwood Community Health Coalition, a coalition of 16 community health centers in Sonoma, Napa, Marin and Yolo counties. It provided health care to more than 196,000 rural and low-income patients in 2011. From 2000 to 2011, Dr. González was Sonoma County public health officer and director of its Public Health Division. She is also an associate clinical professor at the University of San Francisco's Department of Family and Community Medicine.Denise MaceKentfield Rehabilitation & Specialty Hospital1125 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Kentfield 94904, 415-456-9680, kentfieldrehab.com

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Denise Mace is chief clinical officer for 60-bed acute care Kentfield Rehabilitation & Specialty Hospital. She has served on the senior Kentfield leadership team for five years. She is a registered nurse and earned a Sonoma State University master’s nursing degree. She has worked in health care administration and clinical care for more than 30 years.Kelly MatherSonoma Valley Hospital347 Andrieux St., Sonoma 95476, 707-935-5000, svh.com

Kelly Mather is president and chief executive officer of Sonoma Valley Hospital, owned by Sonoma Valley Heath Care District. She has been in her current position since July 2010. Previously, she was chief executive officer of San Leandro Hospital and of Sutter Health's Lakeside Hospital Lakeport. In 2008, she left the hospital world to start hospital consultancy Harmony Healing House and wrote six books.Janet McInnesKaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center975 Sereno Dr., Vallejo 94589, 707-651-1000, kp.org/napasolano

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Janet McInnes is chief nursing officer at Kaiser Permanente’s Vallejo Medical Center. Previously, she was chief nursing officer for Kaiser' Sacramento Medical Center. She joined Kaiser Permanente in January 2011 as the clinical adult services director and later that year became chief nursing officer. She has more than 20 years of progressive clinical and administrative experience.Kenneth MeibertAurora Behavioral Healthcare -- Santa Rosa1287 Fulton Rd., Santa Rosa 95401, aurorasantarosa.com

Kenneth Meibert is chief executive officer of the forthcoming Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital. The psychiatric hospital, scheduled to open in early summer 2013, will offer inpatient and outpatient programs for adolescents, adults and the older adult populations, which haven't been available in Sonoma County for some time. A graduate of Sacramento and Long Beach state universities, Mr. Meibert has 30-plus years working in public and private mental health.Larry MeredithMarin County Department of Health and Human Services20 N. San Pedro Rd., #2028, San Rafael 94903, www.co.marin.ca.us/hhs

Larry Meredith has been the director for the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services since September 2001, where he leads more than 70 full- and part-time employees in five locations. He also oversees a budget of about $135 million for the county. He helped develop the Marin Health and Wellness Campus, including coordinated health, social and economic services. The campus seeks to provide distinct opportunities for residents as well as organizations for engagement in planning, educational, training and prevention activities meant to foster good health, well-being and self-sufficiency.Walt MickensQueen of the Valley Medical Center1000 Trancas St., Napa 94558, 707-252-4411, thequeen.org

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Walt Mickens became president and chief executive officer of 191-bed Queen of the Valley Medical Center in 2011, after serving for three years as chief operating officer. With more than 25 years' experience in acute care facilities, his areas of special expertise include the operation of integrated delivery systems, strategic and operational planning, medical staff and employee relation, process redesign and improvement and facility master planning.

Mr. Mickens successfully forged a creative partnership with UCSF Medical Center to return neurosurgery to Napa Valley. He earned an MBA in corporate finance at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Before coming to Queen of the Valley, he was chief executive officer of West Boca Medical Center and an executive for Mission Hospital, another St. Joseph Health facility.Gary MizonoKaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center99 Montecillo Rd., San Rafael 94903, 415-444-2000, kp.org

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Dr. Gary Mizono has been the physician-in-chief at Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center since 2007 and with Kaiser Permanente since 1992. He completed his training in the ear, nose, throat, head and neck surgery residency at U.C. San Francisco in 1985 then joined a private faculty practice. He is on the board operations council for Hospice by the Bay and was as a board member of Kimochi Inc. In 2012, he was awarded the inaugural Albert J Boro award for leadership from the Marin Center for Independent Living.Vincent MorgeseQueen of the Valley Medical Center1000 Trancas St., Napa 94558, 707-252-4411, thequeen.org

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Since 2005, Vincent Morgese, M.D., has been executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief medical officer for Queen of the Valley Medical Center, operated by St. Joseph Health. In this role, he is the executive sponsor for the departments of medical staff services; performance improvement, quality and risk; clinical information services and care redesign; information technology and services; radiology and laboratory services; and construction. He participates in St. Joseph Health's physician leadership council. Dr. Morgese has a Brown University medical degree and completed general surgery and neurosurgery residencies at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Before Queen of the Valley, he was a Napa Valley private practice neurosurgeon.Goni NaidooMarin General Hospital250 Bon Air Rd., Greenbrae 94904, 415-925-7000, maringeneral.org

Goni Naidoo is vice president of nursing services at Marin General Hospital. She got her start in nursing in South Africa then came to Sonoma Valley Hospital to continue her career. There, she served in many roles, including chief nursing and clinical officer, assistant director of nursing, fiscal director of nursing, central staffing supervisor and nursing supervisor. She has received numerous awards for outstanding work, including the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses and the Compassion Award.Terry NewmyerAdventist Health Northern California Network10 Woodland Rd., St. Helena 94574, 707-963-3611, adventisthealth.org

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Terry Newmyer is president of the Adventist Health Northern California Network, which includes St. Helena region hospitals -- Vallejo, St. Helena and Clearlake -- and two in Mendocino County. Previously, he was chief executive officer for the three St. Helena region hospitals. Mr. Newmyer came to St. Helena from Florida Hospital, the largest acute-care hospital in the nation, where he served as the senior vice president and chief development officer. He has an MBA from Andrews University. His career includes being senior vice president of Lakeland Regional Health System and national strategy partner for KPMG Peat Marwick, an audit, tax and advisory firm.Danielle OrynPetaluma Health Center1301 Southpoint Blvd., Petaluma 94954, 707-559-7500, phealthcenter.org

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As Petaluma Health Center’s medical director, Danielle Oryn oversees clinical systems, health information technology and quality in addition to leading provider recruitment and retention. She supervises the health center's associate medical directors, clinical team leaders, mental and behavioral health, and women's services. Dr. Oryn also is medical director for health information technology for the Redwood Community Health Network and was previously associate medical director at the health center. She earned a Nova Southeastern University doctor of osteopathy degree, completed postdoctoral training at the Family and Community Medicine Residency program at Christiana Care Health System and has a West Chester University master of public health degree.Kirk PappasKaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center401 Bicentennial Way, Santa Rosa 95403, 707-393-400, kp.org

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Kirk Pappas, M.D., was named physician-in-chief at Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center in 2011. He is a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor, specializing in nonsurgical rehabilitation of spine, sports and work-related injuries. Before assuming the current role, Dr. Pappas was assistant physician-in-chief for health promotion and diversity at Santa Rosa Medical Center. He often conducts “walking meetings," in which participants discuss while on the move. An avid runner, Dr. Pappas has completed 34 marathons, including the Boston Marathon three times. He serves on the United Way and Partnership Health Plan boards.Gary PassamaNorthBay Healthcare Corp.4500 Business Center Dr., Fairfield 94534, 707-646-5000, NorthBay.org

President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Passama has led NorthBay Healthcare System since its formation in 1987. It includes three subsidiaries: NorthBay Healthcare Group (NorthBay Medical Center and VacaValley Hospital), NorthBay Health Advantage and NorthBay Healthcare Foundation. From 1981 to 1987, Mr. Passama was administrator and chief executive officer at NorthBay Medical Center. From 1971 to 1981, he held administrative at Herrick Hospital and Health Center. Mr. Passama received a master of public health degree in hospital administration from the U.C. Berkeley. He serves on the boards of Western Health Advantage Health Plan and California Healthcare Insurance Co.Mitesh PatelNorthBay Healthcare Group1200 G. Gale Wilson Blvd., Fairfield 94534, 707-646-5000, NorthBay.org

Mitesh Patel joined NorthBay Healthcare in 2011 after serving as chief medical officer and chief operating officer at Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield. He has more than 15 years of clinical and administrative hospital experience. He received his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences at Chicago Medical School then completed an emergency medicine residency at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Patel recently began serving as a board member of Western Health Advantage and also became a member of the Solano County Medical Society.Kathryn PowellPetaluma Health Center1301 Southpoint Blvd., Petaluma 94954, 707-559-7500, phealthcenter.org

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Kathryn Powell has been chief executive officer for Petaluma Health Center since 2003. With over 25 years of community health administrative experience, Ms. Powell previously was chief executive officer for a federally qualified health center in Pennsylvania for five years and spent many years as a community hospital administrator and health care consultant. Ms. Powell earned a Texas Woman's University master’s degree in health care administration and a Southern Methodist University master's degree in medical anthropology with a focus on international community health planning.George ProtosHealdsburg District Hospital1375 University St., Healdsburg 95448, 707-431-6500, healdsburgdistrict.org

George Protos is interim chief executive officer of Healdsburg District Hospital, owned by the North Sonoma County Healthcare District. He also is the district’s head of human resources. He holds a Tulane University bachelor's degree and a U.C. Los Angeles master's degree. He studied law and history at University of Virginia and completed the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Program in Organizational Change. Prior to joining Healdsburg District in 2005, his career included high technology, financial services and health care.Mike PurvisSutter Medical Center Santa Rosa3325 Chanate Rd., Santa Rosa 95404, 707-576-4000, suttersantarosa.org

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Mike Purvis is chief administrative officer at Sutter Medical Center Santa Rosa. He joined Sutter in 2009 and has 20-plus years of experience in both urban and rural nonprofit hospitals. Previously, he worked as a consultant focusing on growth, operations, patient safety and quality performance and worked with the Humboldt County region of St. Joseph Health as well as with Baptist Hospitals and Health Systems. At the latter, he oversaw four hospitals and other regional facilities in San Antonio, Texas.John RaySutter Pacific Medical Foundation3883 Airway Dr., Santa Rosa 95403, 707-521-8830, sutterpacific.org

John Ray is the chief operating officer for Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. He is responsible for overseeing all operations in Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, Lake and Del Norte counties. He joined the Sutter Health network in 2003 as west division executive and chief executive officer of Sacramento-Sierra region's Sutter Medical Foundation. It has nearly 300 multispecialty group practice and network clinicians, an ambulatory surgery center, a laboratory and a full-service diagnostic imaging center.Jane ReadPetaluma Valley Hospital400 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma 94954, 707-778-1111, stjosephhealth.org

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Jane Read joined Petaluma Valley Hospital, leased and run by St. Joseph Health, in September 2009 as the vice president of operations. Ms. Read has been a health care professional for 36 years in clinical, strategic and financial management. Before coming to Sonoma County, Ms. Read was the vice president of business development for Versant Advantage, a nonprofit division of Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles that created a residency program for registered nurses. Formerly, she was chief nursing officer and assistant administration of patient care services at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, Ill. She earned her master’s degree in administration at St. Louis University, where she also obtained a bachelor’s degree in nursing.Kathy RichersonNorthBay Healthcare Group1200 G. Gale Wilson Blvd., Fairfield 94534, 707-646-5000, NorthBay.org

Kathy Richerson has been with NorthBay Healthcare since 2000. She previously was chief nursing executive for Mercy San Juan/Mercy American River Hospital in Sacramento. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is active in state and national health policy and quality issues through the California Hospital Association. She is a registered nurse and received her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 1983 and her master’s degree in acute care nursing administration from U.C. San Francisco.Curtis K. RoebkenKentfield Rehabilitation & Specialty Hospital1125 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Kentfield 94904, 415-456-9680, kentfieldrehab.com

Curtis Roebken is chief of staff of Kentfield Hospital. He graduated from the UCLA School of Medicine in 1971, and is board-certified in internal medicine with extensive experience in pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine. His combined experience includes more than 30 years in private practice as well as inpatient ICU and critical care hospital settings. He currently sits on the board of the Ritter Center.Sandra RuschKaiser Permanente Vallejo and Vacaville medical centers1 Quality Dr., Vacaville 95688, 707-651-1300

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Sandra Rusch has been medical group administrator for The Permanente Medical Group since 2001. She is responsible for all outpatient operations, the emergency departments, the lab and radiology in Napa and Solano counties. She is a certified public accountant and began her health care career as controller in Kaiser medical offices in Fairfield in 1991. Ms. Rusch has overseen the design, staffing and operations of all major projects in the two counties, including the new Vallejo and Vacaville hospitals and the opening of Vacaville outpatient and emergency services.Todd SalnasSt. Joseph Health--Sonoma County525 Doyle Park Dr., Santa Rosa,95405, 707-547-4600, stjosephhealth.org

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Todd Salnas in July was promoted to president of St. Joseph Health in Sonoma County, overseeing one of the county’s largest nonprofit employers. He joined that part of the organization as chief operating officer in September 2009 and for three years oversaw inpatient, outpatient and community outreach operations that employ 2,239 people at Santa Rosa Memorial and Petaluma Valley hospitals, along with a wide range of non-hospital-based services throughout the county. Mr. Salnas came to St. Joseph Health from his former post as chief operating officer for Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, a 444-bed facility in Whittier. Previously, he served as administrative director for Phoenix Baptist Hospital and Medical Center and as a financial and medical management resident for HealthPartners Health Plan of Phoenix. He holds a dual master’s degree in business administration and health sciences administration from Arizona State University.Rita ScardaciSonoma County Department of Health Services3313 Chanate Rd., Santa Rosa 95404, 707-565-4711, sonoma-county.org/health

Rita Scardaci has been director of the Sonoma County Department of Health Services since 2005, overseeing a $200 million-plus budget and 750 employees. She co-chairs and helped create the advocacy group Sonoma County Health Action Council and has served on the board of the California Endowment. She also helped form the Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency Consortium and has worked in health care for more than 40 years. She became a registered nurse through St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in San Francisco then earned nursing and public health nursing degrees from Sacramento State University and a San Jose State University master of public health degree. She was assistant chief of public health for Santa Cruz County, Cabrillo College director of gerontology and an instructor at U.C. Santa Cruz and San Jose State University.Ruth SkidmoreNorthern California Medical Associates, Inc.1701 Fourth St., #100, Santa Rosa 95404, 707-573-6933, ncmahealth.com

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Ruth Skidmore is chief executive officer for Northern California Medical Associates. She started in 1992 when the practice was a six-physician, single-specialty cardiology group and has overseen strategy development and growth to the current 50 physician multispecialty group. Annual gross revenue increased from $5 million to $45 million. She relocated to Santa Rosa from Chicago, where she was the associate administrator for Women’s Health Consultants, vice president of Ambulatory Services Consulting and an instructor at Rush University Department of Health Systems Management. Prior to that, she was a nurse in the surgical ICU at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center for seven years. She earned a Loyola University bachelor of nursing degree in 1979 and a Rush University master's degree in health systems management in 1987.Joel SklarMarin General Hospital250 Bon Air Rd., Greenbrae 94904, 415-925-7000, maringeneral.org

Joel Sklar is chief medical officer at Marin General Hospital. He most recently was co-chief of cardiology and medical director of the Haynes Cardiovascular Institute at Marin General Hospital. He has also been an assistant clinical professor of medicine at UCSF School of Medicine since 1986. Dr. Sklar received his medical degree from U.C. San Diego.Randolph SnowdenNapa County Health and Human Services Agency2344 Old Sonoma Rd., Napa 94559, 707-253-4279, www.co.napa.ca.us/gov/departments

Randolph Snowden since 2005 has been director of the Napa County Health and Human Services Agency, overseeing central administration of the financial department, operations, regulatory and privacy compliance, records and special projects. He has worked for the agency since 1997, first as the behavioral manager for adult services and then as the administrator of alcohol and drug programs.Steven StrickerKaiser Permanente Vallejo and Vacaville Medical Centers1 Quality Dr., Vacaville 95688, 707-651-1300, kp.org/napasolano

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Steven Stricker since 1994 has been physician-in-chief of The Permanente Medical Group in Napa and Solano counties as well as the chief of staff of the Vallejo and Vacaville hospitals. He is responsible for more than 500 Permanente physicians. He served on the TPMG board of directors since 1992 and was chief of cardiology from 1984 to 1994.Mary SzecseyWest County Health Centers14045 Mill St., P.O. Box 1449, Guerneville 95446, 707-869-5977, wchealth.org

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Mary Szecsey has been the executive director for West County Health Centers for the past 18 years, overseeing the community health centers' network consolidation, growth and electronic records transformation. The health center operates six locations -- Russian River Health Center, Occidental Area Health Center, Sebastopol Community Health Center, Forestville Teen Clinic, Forestville Wellness Center and the Russian River Dental and Mental Health Services Clinic. Ms. Szecsey is a member of the Redwood Community Health Coalition, Sonoma County Health Action, and chair-elect of California Primary Care Association, a key lobbying voice for community health centers in Sacramento.Linda TavasziMarin Community Clinics1177 E. Francisco Blvd., #B, San Rafael 94901, 415-448-1500, marinclinic.org

Linda Tavaszi was appointed chief executive officer in September 2011 after serving as interim chief executive officer for four months. She has spent her entire career in health care, most recently as senior vice president and executive director of physician services at Marin General Hospital. She also served as chief executive officer of Kentfield Specialty Hospital. She holds master's degrees in social work and public administration from Fordham University and University of Southern California plus doctorate in health care administration from Walden University. She served on Marin Community Clinics board of directors in 2004--2005 and 2007--2010 and as a consultant to the organization following her retirement from Marin General Hospital.Francisco TrillaSanta Rosa Community Health Centers751 Lombardi Ct., Santa Rosa 95407, 707-547-2222, swhealthcenter.org

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Francisco Trilla, M.D., is chief medical officer of Santa Rosa Community Health Centers. He has been a primary care physician for nearly 30 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1980, trained at Bellevue/NYU and was a National Health Service Corps scholar and physician. He is board-certified in internal medicine and emergency medicine, has been faculty at Harvard Medical School for the last decade and is a 2001 graduate of Johns Hopkins Business of Medicine Program. Major past leadership roles include regional medical director for CVS/Minute Clinic, chairman of licensing in Massachusetts and president of Atreva Healthcare in Boston. He also played a significant role in establishing limited-service retail clinics legislation and regulations in Massachusetts.Kim TrumbullKaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center1 Quality Dr., Vacaville 95688, 707-624-4000, kp.org/napasolano

Kim Trumbull, R.N., is chief operating officer and chief nursing officer at Kaiser Permanente’s Vacaville Medical Center. Prior to coming to Vacaville in April 2012, Ms. Trumbull served as chief nursing officer at the Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center since 2010. Previously, she was chief nursing executive at Sutter Solano Medical Center in Vallejo. Ms. Trumbull is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses.Max VillalobosKaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center1 Quality Dr. Vacaville 95688, 707-624-4000, kp.org/napasolano

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Max Villalobos has been senior vice president and hospital chief executive officer for Kaiser Permanente in Napa and Solano counties since 2010. He oversees health plan and operations at Vacaville Medical Center and Vallejo Medical Center, which includes the Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center. He previously was senior vice president and hospital chief executive officer for the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento service area. He has more than 25 years of health care administration experience.Tricia WilliamsSt. Helena Hospital Center for Behavorial Health525 Oregon St., Vallejo 94590, 707-649-4040, sthelenahospitals.org

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Tricia Williams is site administrator for St. Helena Hospital Center for Behavioral Health, a psychiatric hospital in Vallejo. She is also responsible for behavioral medicine services at the St. Helena Napa Valley campus and the Center for Health. In addition, she has oversight for population health services across the Northern California Network of Adventist Health. She has more than 20 years of experience in health care, began working with St. Helena Hospital in 2006 as vice president of business development and marketing and later as vice president of operations and planning. She also held leadership positions with Valley Health System, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Quest Systems and Transamerica Financial Services.

Editorial note: Additional leaders were published online than appeared in the printed version.