Sutter Health Board of DirectorsPatrick Fry | Michael R. Gaulke | Lisa Gevelber | Peter Jacobi | Rick Jelinek | John F. Koster, M.D. | Richard M. Levy, Ph.D. | Sharon L. McCollam | Todd Murray | David G. Nasaw | Robert R. Peabody Jr., M.D. | Michael A. Roosevelt | Todd Smith, M.D., MBA | Joan Smith-Maclean, M.D. | Barry L. Williams
President and Chief Executive Officer
Patrick Fry joined Sutter Health in 1982 as an administrative resident at Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento. Over the years, he held increasingly responsible administrative positions-both at the local affiliate level and region level-with responsibilities covering the breadth of Sutter Health's services.
After serving as regional president for Sutter Health's affiliates in the greater Sacramento region, Mr. Fry became president of the organization's eastern operations. He later assumed leadership of Sutter Health's Western Division, and in 2000, he became Sutter Health's second-in-command, serving as chief operating officer and executive vice president. In 2005, Mr. Fry became president and CEO of the not-for-profit health care organization.
Mr. Fry is past chair (2010) of the California Hospital Association board of directors and currently serves on the American Hospital Association Governing Council and American Hospital Association Regional Policy board. In addition, he currently chairs the board of directors of VHA, Inc., a national network of more than 1,400 not-for-profit hospitals and 23,000 non-acute care provider organizations that work together to improve clinical performance and efficiency. His educational background includes a bachelor's degree in public health administration from the University of California, Davis, and a master's degree in health services administration from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE), the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and the Leadership Institute.
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Michael R. Gaulke
Michael Gaulke is the chairman of Exponent, Inc. For 18 years, he held senior management roles at Exponent, Inc., including 13 years as CEO for the organization, which specializes in engineering and scientific consulting. Before joining Exponent, Mr. Gaulke served as the executive vice president and chief financial officer for Raynet Corporation, a fiber-to-the-curb telecommunications company. Earlier in his career, he was a senior executive at Spectra-Physics and a consultant with McKinsey & Company. In addition to serving on the Exponent board, Mr. Gaulke also sits on the board of Cymer, a semiconductor equipment manufacturer. In 2008, Oregon State University inducted Mr. Gaulke into its Engineering Hall of Fame.
For 25 years, Mr. Gaulke has focused on advancing health care quality and access as a board of trustees member of Sutter-affiliated Palo Alto Medical Foundation. He also currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sutter Health's Peninsula Coastal Region.
Mr. Gaulke and his wife live in Atherton.
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Lisa Gevelber is Vice president of marketing for the Americas region and for the ads and commerce division at Google Inc. She has 20 years experience in marketing and is a leading expert in online and mobile consumer behavior. Ms. Gevelber and her team at Google brought YouTube, Android, Chrome and Google Play to new countries and helped marketers all over the world re-imagine storytelling in the digital age.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Gevelber served as vice president of Marketing, Sales and Business Development for the social commerce site Polyvore. She also worked as vice president of product management and general manager at Intuit.
A graduate of the University of Michigan, Ms. Gevelber began her career at Procter & Gamble. She resides in the Bay Area.
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After serving on the Sutter Health West Bay Region board of directors, Peter Jacobi joined Sutter Health's board of directors in January 2011.
Applying his experience in international business from nearly 30 years with Levi Strauss & Company, Mr. Jacobi also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Crocs, Inc., a casual shoe manufacturer.
His leadership led him to serve a number of not-for-profit boards, including the Levi Strauss Foundation, the Prince of Wales Business Leadership Forum, the Michigan School of Engineering, the President's Advisory Board of San Jose State University, The New Hampton School board of trustees and the Marin Theatre Company.
A business and industrial management graduate of San Jose State University, Mr. Jacobi resides in Mill Valley with his wife.
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An operating partner with Boston-based private equity firm Advent International, Rick Jelinek previously served as CEO of OptumHealth, part of the Minnesota-based UnitedHealth Group for 19 years.
While at UnitedHealth, Mr. Jelinek oversaw several divisions as CEO, including the company’s Medicare Advantage business Secure Horizons, its Medicaid and children’s health insurance subsidiary, AmeriChoice, and the company’s Emerging Businesses Group before taking on his role at OptumHealth.
Mr. Jelinek currently serves on the board of directors for the Minnesota Children’s Museum and Connolly, a recovery auditing services firm serving the health care and retail markets. He also sits on the advisory board for the Griffith Leadership Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
After receiving a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California, Mr. Jelinek earned a master’s degree in health services administration and an MBA from the University of Southern California. Mr. Jelinek grew up in California and currently resides in Minnesota.
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John F. Koster, M.D.
John F. Koster, M.D., is the former CEO and president of Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health & Services. Dr. Koster retired from a 16-year career with the not-for-profit Providence system, which operates hospitals and other health care services in Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington. He served for a decade as CEO and president and earlier as chief operating officer and chief medical officer for Providence.
Before joining Providence, Dr. Koster served as senior vice president of VHA Inc., a membership organization serving the health care industry. He also held senior leadership positions at Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, N.M., and at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada.
An internist, Dr. Koster has appeared frequently on Modern Healthcare magazine’s annual list of Most Influential Physician Executives.
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Richard M. Levy, Ph.D.
Richard Levy is chair of the Finance and Planning Committee and a board member of the Sutter Health Peninsula Coastal Region. He is also the non-executive chairman of the board and former CEO of Varian Medical Systems. This leading Silicon Valley-based company provides high-energy radiation equipment, hardware and software for treating cancer, as well as X-ray tubes for diagnostic radiology.
He is currently Chair of the Advisory Board of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. Dr. Levy has served as a board member for United Way Silicon Valley since 2002, including chairing the board from 2008 to 2009. He is an active founding member of the Advisory Committee of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and is an active participant in summits for the Center for Corporate Innovation, Inc. (CCI), with a focus on improving the national health care system.
He has also served as board chair of the American Electronics Association and board member of the Diagnostic Imaging and Therapy Systems Division of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association.
Dr. Levy holds a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and a doctorate in nuclear chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.
He resides in Portola Valley.
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Sharon L. McCollam
Sharon McCollam is executive vice president, chief administrative officer and chief financial officer for Best Buy Co., Inc., a global leader in consumer electronics with more than 160,000 employees and annual revenues in excess of $50 billion.
Ms. McCollam has decades of experience as a senior leader in the retail industry. Before joining Best Buy Co., Inc., she served as executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer for Williams-Sonoma, Inc., a $4 billion publicly traded specialty retailer of home goods. She also held various finance-related executive positions at Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc., including chief financial officer, and vice president and controller.
Ms. McCollam is a member of the board of directors for Art.com, an online specialty art retailer. She previously served on the boards of directors for Williams-Sonoma from 2010 to 2012 and Del Monte Foods from 2007 to 2011. She holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma, is licensed as a certified public accountant and resides in Redwood City.
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Todd Murray, attorney and owner of the Law Office of Todd A. Murray, has been practicing law for more than 30 years in Northern California, specializing in business, civil litigation and estate planning. Mr. Murray serves as a judge pro tem for the Sacramento and El Dorado County Superior Courts and is an administrative hearing officer for the Sacramento County Civil Service Commission.
An involved community member, Mr. Murray has been part of the Sutter Health family for nearly 30 years. Among his many roles, Mr. Murray served as the last chairman of the Sutter Community Hospitals Board and the first Chairman of the new Sacramento Sierra Region and Sutter Medical Foundation boards. For many years, he also chaired the Medical Affairs Committee for Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He continues to serve as the chairman of the Community Benefits Committee for Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento.
In addition, Mr. Murray has served as board member and president of the Ronald McDonald Camp at Eagle Lake, the Sacramento-area Special Olympics, the Active 20-30 Club of Sacramento and the Point West Rotary Club. He currently serves on the Board of Capitol Public Radio in Sacramento.
Mr. Murray earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Iowa and a juris doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
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David G. Nasaw
Cofounder of Metropolitan Real Estate Equity Management in New York and founder of Metropolitan Real Estate Advisors in San Francisco, David Nasaw has more than 40 years of real estate investment experience.
The two firms manage more than $3 billion of equity in residential, commercial and industrial properties in the United States, Europe and Asia. Mr. Nasaw graduated from Northwestern University and holds a master's degree in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management. He is a resident of Ross.
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Robert R. Peabody Jr., M.D.
Dr. Peabody is a board-certified ophthalmologist with more than two decades of medical experience. He earned his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and residency at Texas Tech University.
Dr. Peabody practices within Medical Vision Technology, Inc., a full-service eye care group with offices in Davis, Roseville and Sacramento. In addition to seeing patients in his full-time clinic, Dr. Peabody has served as the group’s president since 1989. Dr. Peabody has extensive experience as a consultant and he’s advised on medical and legal cases, acted as an expert witness and provided patient examinations for worker’s compensation, malpractice and civil cases. He resides in the Sacramento area.
Dr. Peabody serves in a number of leadership roles at various Sutter Health affiliates, including his role as a steering committee member and the Ophthalmology Department chair for Sutter Physician Alliance; his service on several Sutter Independent Physicians committees since 2003, including his appointment to the board in 2006 and election as board chairperson in 2009; and his participation on the boards of Fort Sutter Surgery Center and Sutter Outpatient Services.
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Michael A. Roosevelt
Formerly a member of the Sutter Health board from 1996 to 2006, Michael Roosevelt rejoined our board in 2009. A Berkeley resident, Mr. Roosevelt served on the California Pacific Medical Center board of directors when CPMC's then parent organization California Healthcare System-merged with Sutter Health in 1996. Mr. Roosevelt was among the original members of the post-merger board and served as board chair in 2006. In 2007, he led the Sutter Health Governance Assessment Steering Committee, which recommended a new regional governance structure for the organization.
A shareholder in the San Francisco law firm of Friedman, McCubbin, Spalding, Bilter, Roosevelt, & Montgomery, APC, Mr. Roosevelt is a Harvard University graduate who earned his law degree at Columbia University. Mr. Roosevelt has served as both a board member and chairman for San Francisco Home Health Services and the Visiting Nurses Association of San Francisco. A former director of the Berkeley Community Fund, Mr. Roosevelt remains active in several professional associations and currently serves on the board of directors of the Association for the Preservation of the Presidential Yacht Potomac.
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Todd Smith, M.D., MBA
Todd Smith, M.D., is chair of the Sutter Health Board. An orthopedic surgeon with Modesto-based Sutter Gould Medical Foundation, Dr. Smith specializes in surgery of the hand and upper extremities. A native of Fresno, Dr. Smith earned an undergraduate degree from University of California, Berkeley, and a master's degree in business administration from California State University, Hayward.
He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He also completed a fellowship in hand and upper-extremity surgery at the University of Virginia.
Dr. Smith currently serves on the board of directors for the Sutter Health Central Valley Region.
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Joan Smith-Maclean, M.D.
A family medicine physician and site director of the Davis track of the Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program, Joan Smith-Maclean served on the Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region board of trustees from 2000 to 2011. She is a former chief of staff at Sutter Davis Hospital and has been a member of the Medical Executive Committee since 1992. A Davis native and longtime family medicine physician in Yolo County, Dr. Smith-Maclean helped establish Davis-based Sutter West Medical Group and served on its board of directors for many years. She helped to found the Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency program and is a clinical professor of family and community medicine at University of California, Davis.
Dr. Smith-Maclean holds both a bachelor's and master's degree from University of California, Davis, and is a graduate of the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University. She resides in Davis with her husband.
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Barry L. Williams
Barry Williams is the retired managing general partner of Williams Pacific Ventures, a venture investment and consulting firm based in San Francisco. He previously worked at McKinsey & Company and Bechtel Investments and served as CEO of the American Management Association.
Mr. Williams has participated on the boards of several health care institutions, as well as several corporate boards. He is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School. He resides in Oakland and Menlo Park.
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