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    Sutter Health Board of Directors

    Sarah Krevans  |  Herbert (Gubby) Brereton Barlow  |  Michael R. Gaulke  |  Vinita Gupta  |  Peter Jacobi  |  John F. Koster, M.D.  |  Sharon L. McCollam  |  David G. Nasaw  |  Robert R. Peabody Jr., M.D.  |  Michael A. Roosevelt  |  Cheryl M. Scott  |  Todd Smith, M.D., MBA  |  Joan Smith-Maclean, M.D.  |  Barry L. Williams



    Sarah Krevans

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    Sarah Krevans Entry-level jobs in care facilities for frail older people and patients with severe mental illness helped to shape Sarah Krevans' commitment to improve the lives of others. Choosing a career path in health care administration, she earned master's degrees in business administration and public health from the University of California, Berkeley, after receiving a bachelor's degree from Boston University.

    At 29, she was appointed acting director of Medicaid, health planning and licensure programs for the state of Maine after serving as deputy director of the state's Bureau of Medical Services.

    A native of Baltimore, Ms. Krevans returned to California in 1987 to join Kaiser Permanente, where she held increasingly responsible positions, including the role of senior vice president and area manager of Kaiser's expansive Valley Service Area.

    In 1999, Ms. Krevans joined the not-for-profit Sutter Health network as senior vice president of managed care. From 2000 to 2011, she served as regional executive officer and president of the Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region. In 2012, Ms. Krevans was appointed to the position of chief operating officer. She became president and CEO of Sutter Health in January 2016.

    She resides in Sacramento.
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    Herbert (Gubby) Brereton Barlow

    Herbert (Gubby) Brereton Barlow, former CEO of Premera Blue Cross, joined Sutter Health’s board of directors in February 2017. Prior to holding senior leadership positions as CEO, chief operating officer and executive vice president at Premera Blue Cross in Mountlake Terrace, WA for almost two decades, Barlow served as chief financial officer and senior vice president at AHI Healthcare Systems in Downey, Calif. He previously served as chief financial officer and held other senior leadership positions at Health Net in Woodland Hills, Calif. Prior to joining Health Net, Barlow served as a partner with Deliotte & Touche, where he specialized in auditing and accounting, and assisting clients in mergers and acquisitions.

    Barlow’s past healthcare industry leadership includes the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Board of Directors, National Institute of Health Care Management Board, Seattle University College of Nursing Advisory Board, Washington Healthcare Forum Board and the Center for Corporate Innovation.
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    Michael R. Gaulke

    Board Chair

    Michael GaulkeMichael Gaulke is chair of the Sutter Health Board. He is also the chairman of Exponent, Inc. For 18 years, he held senior management roles at Exponent, Inc., including 13 years as CEO of the organization, which specializes in engineering and scientific consulting. Before joining Exponent, Mr. Gaulke served as the executive vice president and chief financial officer of 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 2008, Oregon State University inducted Mr. Gaulke into its Engineering Hall of Fame.

    For 30 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 a member of Sutter Health’s Bay Area Board of Directors.

    Mr. Gaulke and his wife live in Atherton.
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    Vinita Gupta

    Vinita Gupta, founder and chairman of Digital Link Corporation, joined Sutter Health’s board of directors in January 2017. Digital Link, which engaged in the design, manufacture, marketing and support of digital wide-area network access products for global networks, went public in 1994 and was later renamed as Quick Eagle Networks. Gupta still serves as chairman, chief executive officer and president. In her early career, Gupta worked as an engineer for GTE Lenkurt and later held engineering management positions at Bell Northern Research (now part of Nortel Networks). Gupta holds two U.S. Patents—one for solid state relay issued in 1984 and another for a square root circuit issued in 1986.
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    Peter Jacobi

    Peter Jacobi 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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    John F. Koster, M.D.

    John F. KosterJohn 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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    Sharon L. McCollam

    Sharon 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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    David G. Nasaw

    David NasawCofounder 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.

    Robert 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

    Mike 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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    Cheryl M. Scott

    A long-time executive with the internationally respected Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Scott joined the Sutter Health board of directors in November 2016. Until she retired in July 2016, Scott was the Gates Foundation’s senior advisor, providing strategy counsel and support. She joined the Foundation in 2006 as chief operating officer, overseeing all major operational functions. Scott currently serves as principal at the McClintock Scott Group.

    Prior to joining the Gates Foundation, Scott was president and CEO of Seattle-based Group Health Cooperative, a member-governed, non-profit health care system that coordinates care and coverage for more than 600,000 residents of Washington and North Idaho. Her eight-year tenure as CEO capped a distinguished 25-year career with Group Health where she also served as executive vice president and chief operating officer. In 2005, the University of Washington and Group Health created the Cheryl M. Scott/Group Health Cooperative Professorship in Health Care Leadership in the School of Public Health.
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    Todd Smith, M.D., MBA

    Todd SmithAn orthopedic surgeon with Modesto-based Sutter Gould Medical Foundation, Todd Smith, M.D. 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.

    Joan Smith-Maclean, MDA 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 WilliamsBarry 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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