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The IHA Board of Directors guides our organization’s initiatives and programs—sharing ideas and having discussions that shape healthcare’s future. They meet regularly to stay on top of industry trends, make strategic decisions, and trade best practices. Our board is made up of 40 voting members and additional liaison non-voting members from organizations across the healthcare industry.

Health plans 

  • Aetna: Kristen Miranda, West Territory Head (1)
  • Alameda Alliance for Health: Scott Coffin, Chief Executive Officer
  • Anthem Blue Cross: Mark Reynolds, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (1)
  • Blue Shield of California: Peter Long, PhD, Senior Vice President
  • Cigna: Peter Welch, President and General Manager, California (1)
  • Health Net: Martha Santana-Chin, MBA, Government Programs Officer (1), (2)
  • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan: William Caswell, Senior Vice President, Operations, and Chief Operating Officer (1), (2)
  • L.A. Care Health Plan: Richard L. Seidman, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer
  • UnitedHealthcare: Robert C. Falkenberg, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, California


Physician groups 

  • Brown & Toland Physicians: Kelly Robison, Chief Executive Officer
  • EPIC Management LP: Raymond Chan, MD, MBA, Vice President of Medical Administration & Chief Medical Officer of EPIC Health Plan
  • Family Care Specialists Medical Group: Hector Flores, MD, Medical Director
  • Hill Physicians Medical Group: David Joyner, MA, MBA, Chief Executive Officer (1)
  • Monarch HealthCare: Raymond J. Chicoine, MBA, President (3)
  • Optum California: Amar Desai, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer (1)
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation: Elizabeth Vilardo, MD, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • The Permanente Medical Group: Suketu Sanghvi, MD, Associate Executive Director
  • Sansum Clinic: Kurt N. Ransohoff, MD, FACP, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer
  • Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers: Stacey Hrountas, MPH, Chief Executive Officer (1)
  • California Physician Services Organization: Sarah Summer, Chief Executive Officer


Health systems

  • Cedars-Sinai Health System: Richard Jacobs, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
  • Dignity Health: Tammy Wilcox, Senior Vice President, Managed Care
  • John Muir Health: Irving M. Pike, MD, Sr. Vice President and Chief Medical Officer (Interim IHA member)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital: Elaine Batchlor, MD, MPH Chief Executive Officer
  • MemorialCare Health System: Barry Arbuckle, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer (1), (2)
  • Providence Health & Services: David Mast, Chief Executive, Medical Group Foundations, Los Angeles Market
  • Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System: René G. Santiago, MCP, MPH Deputy County Executive and Director
  • Stanford Health Care: Gary M. May, MBA, Vice President, Managed Care & Payer Relations
  • Sutter Health: Rishi Sikka, MD, President, System Enterprises
  • U.C. Davis Medical Center: Ann Boynton, Director, Payer Strategies and Value Based Contract Management


Purchasers and consumers

  • CalPERS: Donald Moulds, PhD, Chief Health Director, Health Benefits Program
  • Covered California: Doug McKeever, Chief Deputy Executive Director, Program (1), (2)
  • U.C. Office of the President: Susan Pong-Gee, MBA, Senior Director, Health & Welfare Benefits


At large

  • Genentech: Nina Malik, Medical Affairs Executive Director – CA Ecosystem
  • GlaxoSmithKline: Julie Wade, Field Vice President, Regional Accounts, Western US
  • MedPOINT Management: Kimberly Carey, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Pfizer: John D. Capretta, CMR, MBA, Regional Business Director
  • Vituity: Theo Koury, MD, FACEP, President


Liaison (non-voting)

  • Alameda Health Consortium: Ralph Silber, Executive Director
  • California Department of Managed Health Care: Mary Watanabe, Acting Director 
  • California Health Care Foundation: Kristof Stremikis, MPP, MPH, Chief Impact Officer
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Region IX: Ashby Wolfe, MD, MPP, MPH, Chief Medical Officer
  • RAND Corporation: Cheryl L. Damberg, Ph.D., MPH, Distinguished Chair, Health Care Payment Policy and Principal Senior Researcher
  • Stanford University, School of Medicine: Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH Professor of Medicine and Director, Clinical Excellence Research Center
  • UC Berkeley, School of Public Health: James C. Robinson, PhD, MPH, Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Economics, Endowed Chair in Health Economics and Policy, Director, Berkeley Center for Health Technology
  • UC Berkeley, School of Public Health: Stephen M. Shortell, PhD, MPH, MBA Professor of Health Policy and Management and Dean Emeritus



  • Stanford Health Care: Tom Williams, DrPH, MBA, MPH, Vice President and General Manager of Accountable Care Operations and Strategy
  • Stanford University: Alain C. Enthoven, PhD, Marriner S. Eccles Professor of Public and Private Management


(1) IHA Executive Committee member

(2) IHA Officer

(3) IHA Governance Committee chair