CHHS Executive Advisory Board
Executive Advisory Board Members
California State Senate
Mr. Jim Beall has made a life of public service. He was member of the Santa Clara
County Board of Supervisors, on the San Jose City council. Additionally, he was elected
to the California State Senate in 2012 – 2020 to represent District 15, which includes
San Jose, Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Cupertino, and Monte Sereno. Before joining
the Senate, he served six years in the State Assembly.
He served as the chairman for the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee. Sen. Beall introduce SB 12 Foster Youth in Higher Education to address the barriers faced by foster youth in continuing and completing a post-secondary degree. Jim Beall is an alumnus of San Jose State University with his B.S. in Urban Planning.
PAG Leadership Consulting
Ms. Patricia Gardner is currently with PAG Leadership Consulting. Previously, she led the Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits from 2001 to 2019. Her depth of experience is focused in Policy, Advocacy, Leadership Development and Executive Coaching. Her knowledge of the local political landscape began while a student at SJSU to present. Ms. Gardner is respected statewide and local expert on the nonprofit sector. Her skills focus on supporting nonprofit and philanthropic organizations become a stronger, smarter and more strategic. She is an American Leadership Fellow, Class XX. Patricia graduate in 1979 with B.A. degree in Political Science from San Jose State University and in 1986 a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Public Administration from California State University East Bay. She received the 2018 Alumni of the Year from San Jose State University’s College of Social Sciences - Political Science.
Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital
Mr. Bill Graham is the President of Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital. As President, Bill oversees operations and strategy of a 208-bed hospital serving the San Francisco Bay Area peninsula, including the nationally recognized Heart and Vascular Institute, the Family Birth Center, and the Center for Total Joint Replacement.
Prior to being named Sequoia’s President in 2015, Bill served jointly as both Vice President of Physician and Business Development for Sequoia Hospital and Chief Strategy
Officer for Dignity Health’s Bay Area Service Area. Under Bill’s leadership Sequoia has been recognized locally and nationally for exceptional patient care and quality. Bill serves on numerous boards including the Chamber San Mateo County (formerly Chamber Redwood City), San Mateo County Economic Development Committee (SAMCEDA), the Hospital Council of Northern California – San Mateo Section, Retirement Plans Sub-
Committee of the CommonSpirit Health Board of Stewardship (Chair), and the Canada College Presidents Advisory Committee. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing at Santa Clara University and has a Master of Public Health degree from San Jose State University.
Dr. Anna Harte, MD
UC Berkeley University Health Services
Dr. Anna Harte is the Medical Director at UC Berkeley University Health Services. In addition to general internal medicine, she has particular interests in tuberculosis, travel medicine, and the care of underserved populations. Dr. Harte oversees all student-serving clinical programs including Primary and Urgent Care, Specialty Clinics, Tuberculosis & Immunization Program, ancillary services, and Sports Medicine as well as Occupational Health. She received a B.A. in Music from UCSC, her M.D. from Yale University, and completed her residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine at UC San Francisco. She has worked at UC Berkeley since 2001.
Lisa Hernandez, MD, MPH
City of Berkeley
Dr. Lisa Hernandez has served as the Health Officer for the City of Berkeley since 2018. Dr. Hernandez has been working in local public health for 16 years. She has held positions in four counties in northern California including Monterey, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara counties. Her work has been focused on addressing the social factors contributing to poor health.
Dr. Erica Hooper
Regional Program Manager
Kaiser Permanente Scholars
Dr. Erica Hooper-Arana has a personal mission in life to use her gifts to help others heal and transform to reach their greatest potential. She reflects her mission through igniting one heart at a time and uses the power of the heart to intuitively guide people toward their own truth, growth, and healing.
Erica has 20+ years of nursing experience working in various areas, including, pediatrics, community health, leadership, and education. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Health Care Systems Leadership from the University of San Francisco (USF). She also has a Master of Science in Nursing in Advanced Community Health and International Nursing with a minor in Education from the University of California San Francisco. Erica has been teaching nursing at the University of San Francisco (USF) since 2005. She is currently working as a Regional Program Manager with a focus on academic relations and community health for the Kaiser Permanente Scholars Academy.
Mary Hoshiko Haughey
Chief Operating Officer
YMCA of Silicon Valley
Mrs. Hoshiko Haughey is the Chief Operating Officer for the YMCA of Silicon Valley. Mary is passionate about the programmatic magic found in the intersection between youth development, education, and healthy living – creating impact for all members of our community. With over 43 years of YMCA leadership experience, Mary is committed to community partnerships; truly believing working together creates lasting change. Mary currently oversees all YMCA of Silicon Valley operations and serves as a national leader for the YMCA movement in expanded learning programs and youth health and wellness. Mary also teaches each semester with the child development department at Gavilan College. Mary graduated with a B.A. in General Humanities from Santa Clara University. She earned her Master’s in Education with an emphasis in school-age programs and M.A. in Human Services with a Leadership emphasis through Concordia University St. Paul.
The Health Trust
Ms. Lew serves as CEO of The Health Trust, a $100M+ nonprofit operating foundation focused on building health equity in Silicon Valley. Founded in 1996, The Health Trust serves as a funder, a direct service provider, and a policy advocate. Programs include food and nutrition services, including Meals on Wheels, medically tailored meals, and a food pantry; medical and non-medical supports for people at risk of, or living with, HIV/AIDS and other chronic conditions; and housing support for previously homeless families and individuals.
Previously, Michele served as Local Government & Community Relations Director at Stanford Health Care. She also served as President and CEO of Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI), a nonprofit health center, for more than a decade.
Michele served as the district director for former California State Legislator Joe Simitian. Earlier in her career, she worked with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network, and UCLA on education issues.
Michele serves as board chair for the Santa Clara Family Health Plan and On Lok Day Services, and as a board member for the Leo M. Shortino Family Foundation. She previously served as the community member on the San Jose Mercury News editorial board.
A Santa Clara County native, Michele earned a B.A. in economics from Yale University and a Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Office of Youth and Community Restoration
Dr. Melissa Murphy, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Director of Nursing Professional Practice
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Dr. Melissa Murphy DNP, RN, NEA-BC is the Director of Nursing Professional Practice at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of San Francisco. She supervises the SCVMC inpatient nursing teams that provide training and development to nurses, nurses’ aides, and onboarding orientation for all SCVMC staff, as well as overseeing the Nursing Quality, Nursing Systems, Medical Library, Wound Care and Vascular Access teams. In her role over the Education Services Department, she collaborates with many academic programs and universities, including the College of Health and Human Sciences at San Jose State University. Santa Clara Valley Medical Center serves as a clinical training site for over 800 nurses at all levels of academic achievement on an annual basis.
Dr. Trevor Murray, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Regional Director for Community Health and Workforce for the Future
Kaiser Permanente Scholars Academy
Dr. Trevor Murray, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, RN-BC (informatics) is currently the Regional Director for Community Health and Workforce for the Future with the Kaiser Permanente Scholars Academy in Northern California. Prior to joining the Scholars Academy team in his current role, Dr. Murray served as the Director for Clinical Education Practice and Informatics from 2017 to 2021 at the Vallejo Kaiser Permanente medical center where he encouraged nurses to advance their academic preparation and pursue professional certification.
Dr. Murray earned a Bachelor of Arts in International and Regional Studies and began his early career focusing on the community development of underserved populations while serving as a volunteer in the U.S. Peace Corps in Bolivia. Dr. Murray was eventually promoted to Peace Corps Volunteer Coordinator and focused his attention on developing relationships with new community stakeholders to support site placement of community health and small business development Peace Corps volunteers in the eastern department of Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Dr. Murray supported the logistical, technical, and medical needs of Peace Corps volunteers spread out over a thousand miles in both rural
and urban communities. While working alongside nurses in Bolivia, Dr. Murray made the decision to return to the U.S. to train for a new career in nursing.
Dr. Murray graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2006. While working as a critical care nurse he served in his local American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) chapter as treasurer, president-elect, and president. Dr. Murray earned his master’s degree in nursing with a focus in leadership in 2013 and as a KP Nurse Scholar recently completed his Doctor of Nursing Practice (EL DNP) with an emphasis on Executive Leadership at the
University of San Francisco. Dr. Murray has served as adjunct faculty at Pacific Union College teaching pathophysiology in the department of nursing. Dr. Murray is a Caritas Coach, HeartMath Trainer, Performance Improvement advisor, and a certified Epic Clinical Informaticist.
Ms. Candace Roney is the Executive Director at the Santa Clara County Dental Society and Santa Clara County Dental Foundation, serving more than 1,700 dentists in the Santa Clara County. Prior to this role, she served as the Executive Director, Community Partnerships at the Stanford Children’s Health from 2003 to 2013. She received her Master’s in Public Administration and BA in Journalism with a minor in Political Science from San Jose State University.
Senior Vice President and Chief Government Relations Officer
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Ms. Sherri Sager has been at the Lucie Packard Children’s Hospital for over 28 years. She is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with elected officials on all levels of government. She primarily works on policy issues that impact children's health, children's hospitals, other children's issues and hospitals. Additionally, she also builds partnerships for the hospital with the community. She has served as member of the Board of Directors of the Joint Venture Silicon Valley as well as Chair of the Board of Directors for the San Mateo County Economic Development Association. Ms. Sager is an alumna of San Jose State University receiving her Master’s of Public Administration.
President and CEO
Mr. Salunke has over two decades of medical device development and leadership experience. Currently, he is President and CEO of Supira Medical, a Shifamed portfolio company. Previously, he served as Vice President of Research and Development for Medtronic’s Neurovascular business and a member of its management board. In this role, Nitin was responsible for the strategic growth through new product development for the global business, which included therapies for treating ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. Prior to Medtronic, Nitin served as the Vice President of Research and Development at Altura Medical (acquired by Lombard Medical), as well as Director of Research and Development Engineering at Cordis Corp, a Johnson and Johnson company; acquired by Cardinal Health. Early in his career, Nitin was with W.L. Gore & Associates, holding roles of increasing responsibility within new product development, engineering operations and marketing. Nitin is an inventor / co-author on several patents and publications. Nitin holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, with research focus in Cardiovascular Biomechanics, from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Additionally, he holds an M.S. from the University of Oklahoma and an Executive MBA from San Jose State University.