Here are some of the people in the North Bay who are helping to fashion the future of the health care industry.
The information is provided by the leaders’ organizations. They are listed alphabetically by last name.
CEO, OLE Health
OLE Health is the Napa Valley’s only federally qualified health center serving 1 in 4 children and 1 in 6 adults. OLE Health sees more than 33,000 patients each year and operates nine different health centers and three satellite sites throughout Napa and Solano counties.
During the past 20 years, Ami has been a leader in community health throughout the state, advocating for health equity and health equality for California’s most vulnerable populations including her work as executive director for the Community Clinic Consortium, an organization focused giving a voice to health centers at the legislative level and promoting access to care for communities in need.
Her work at OLE Health includes leading the organizations rebranding efforts and expansion into Solano County as well as establishing partnerships throughout the Valley that ensure the health and wellness for the communities of Napa, St. Helena and Calistoga.
Ami holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and currently resides in the East Bay with her husband and children.
Toni Brayer, M.D., FACP
CEO, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation
Brayer became CEO in August 2013. Since 2010, Brayer had been vice president and chief medical officer of the Sutter West Bay Region. Brayer has practiced internal medicine in San Francisco for more than 25 years, in private practice and as an SPMF contracted physician.
She has served as chief of staff at California Pacific Medical Center, and she is past-president of the San Francisco Medical Society. Brayer is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at University of California, San Francisco, and she is on the clinical faculty at CPMC.
Brayer graduated cum laude from Arizona State University and received her medical degree from the University of Arizona. She received the American College of Physicians Volunteerism Award and a local Health Heroes Award from the San Francisco Business Times for her Hurricane Katrina relief work in New Orleans and the earthquake in Haiti. She serves on the board of directors for the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Bill Carroll, M.D.
Vice president for medical affairs, Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital
Carroll has been practicing internal medicine in Sonoma County since 1994. A member of Northern California Medical Associates since his arrival here, he continues to practice office-based internal medicine. He is a graduate of Purdue University, where he became Phi Beta Kappa studying biology, and of Indiana University School of Medicine.
He has been active in medical staff leadership at Sutter Santa Rosa since 2006, when he became a member of the Medical Executive Committee. He was elected vice chief of staff in 2007, serving in that capacity for two years. He was the chief of staff at Sutter Santa Rosa in 2010 and 2011.
For more than five years, Carroll has served as the chief medical executive at Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. In this capacity, he is responsible for quality and safety at the hospital, and has led many quality improvement initiatives, including projects to reduce sepsis mortality rates, reduce rates of hospital acquired infections, and improve physician engagement.
In this report
Tanir Ami, CEO, OLE Health
Toni Brayer, M.D., FACP, CEO, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation
Bill Carroll, M.D., vice president for medical affairs, Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital
Judy Coffey, R.N., senior vice president and area manager, Kaiser Permanente Marin–Sonoma Service Area
Larry Coomes, FACHE, CEO, Queen of the Valley Medical Center
Ramona Faith, CEO, Petaluma Health Care District
Jon Friedenberg, chief operating officer, Marin General Hospital
Naomi Fuchs, CEO, Santa Rosa Community Health Centers
Norair Jemjemian, senior vice president and area manager, Kaiser Permanente Napa–Solano Service Area
Konard Jones, president and CEO, NorthBay Healthcare
Bob Just, chief operating officer, St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare, Northern California
Kevin Klockenga, CEO, St. Joseph Health’s Northern California region
Vicky Locey, R.N., chief operating and nursing officer, Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center
Kelly Mather, CEO, Sonoma Valley Hospital
Gary McLeod, president, Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods
Gary Mizono, M.D., physician in chief, Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center
Kirk Pappas, M.D., physician in chief, Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center
John Peleuses, interim CEO and chief operating officer, Sonoma West Medical Center
Mike Purvis, CEO, Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital and Novato Community Hospital
Deborah Raymond, R.N., chief operating officer, Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center
Viveka Rydell, Esq., CEO, PDI Surgery Center
Todd Salnas, president, St. Joseph Health–Sonoma County
Steven Stricker, M.D., physician-in-chief, Kaiser Permanente Napa–Solano Service Area
Pedro Toledo, chief administrative officer, Petaluma Health Center