2012 Annual Report

Sutter Health Board of Directors


Geraldine R. Brinton

Geraldine R. Brinton

Geraldine Brinton is a former chair of the Sutter Health board and former board chair of Sutter-affiliated California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.

Throughout her business career, Ms. Brinton has worked in public accounting, management consulting and direct business management. In addition to health care, her current business interests are property management and winery development.

After receiving a bachelor's degree in accounting from Duke University and earning her license as a certified public accountant, Ms. Brinton earned a master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School. She lives in the Sonoma area.


Mary Brown

Mary Brown

Mary Brown—along with her husband, Chip Brown—founded Hills Newspapers Inc. At one time, they were responsible for publishing 18 community newspapers and magazines in the East Bay, Monterey Peninsula and San Joaquin Valley areas.

Closely involved with her community, Ms. Brown is a former board chair for Sutter-affiliated Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland and Berkeley. She has served on the governing boards of numerous other civic, academic and corporate entities. She now serves on the boards of Samuel Merritt University and Holy Names University.

Ms. Brown attended Maryville College of the Sacred Heart in St. Louis and San Francisco College for Women.


Patrick Fry, president and chief executive officer

Patrick Fry

Patrick Fry joined Sutter Health in 1982 as an administrative resident at Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento. Over the years, he has held increasingly responsible administrative positions at the affiliate and regional levels, with responsibilities covering the breadth of Sutter Health services.

After serving as regional president for Sutter Health 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 the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board. In addition, he 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.

Mr. Fry's 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, the Medical Group Management Association and the Leadership Institute.


Michael R. Gaulke

Michael R. Gaulke

Michael Gaulke is chairman of Exponent Inc., which specializes in engineering and scientific consulting. For 18 years, he held senior management roles in the organization, including 13 years as CEO.

Before joining Exponent, Mr. Gaulke was executive vice president and chief financial officer for Raynet Corp., a fiber-to-the-curb telecommunications company. Earlier in his career, he was a senior executive at Spectra-Physics and a consultant with McKinsey & Co.

In addition to serving on the Exponent board, Mr. Gaulke 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 24 years, Mr. Gaulke has focused on advancing health care quality and access as a member of the board of trustees for Sutter-affiliated Palo Alto Medical Foundation. He also serves as chairman of the board of directors of the Sutter Health Peninsula Coastal Region.

Mr. Gaulke and his wife live in Atherton.


Peter Jacobi

Peter Jacobi

After serving on the board of directors for Sutter Health West Bay hospitals, Peter Jacobi joined the Sutter Health board of directors in January 2011.

Applying international business experience gained from nearly 30 years with Levi Strauss & Co., Mr. Jacobi serves as a member of the board of directors for shoe manufacturer Crocs Inc.

His leadership led him to serve on several 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 Marin Theatre Company.

Mr. Jacobi is a business and industrial management graduate of San Jose State University. He resides in Mill Valley with his wife.


Richard M. Levy, Ph.D.

Richard M. Levy

Dr. Richard Levy is chair of the Sutter Health board and of its finance and planning committee. He is a board member of Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

Dr. Levy also is chair of the advisory board of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. He is the nonexecutive chairman of the board and former CEO of Varian Medical Systems, a Silicon Valley-based company that provides high-energy radiation equipment, hardware and software for treating cancer, as well as X-ray tubes for diagnostic radiology.

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. He also is a participant in summits for the Center for Corporate Innovation Inc., with a focus on improving the national health care system.

He has served as board chair of the American Electronics Association and as 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.


Sharon L. McCollam

Sharon L. McCollam

Sharon McCollam is executive vice president, chief administrative officer and chief financial officer for Best Buy Co. Inc. She oversees all aspects of global finance, strategic planning and corporate development, information technology, supply chain, real estate and store development, and shared services.

Ms. McCollam was executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer for Williams-Sonoma Inc. from 2006 until her retirement in 2012.

She serves as a member of the board of directors for Art.com, an online specialty art retailer, and Privalia Venta Directa S.A., a European e-commerce apparel retailer.

Ms. McCollam is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma and is a certified public accountant. She lives in Redwood City, Calif., and Minneapolis, Minn.


Todd Murray

Todd Murray

Todd Murray, attorney and owner of the Law Office of Todd A. Murray, has practiced 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 Sutter Health 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 also serves on the board of Capital 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.


David G. Nasaw

David G. Nasaw

David Nasaw has more than 40 years of real estate investment experience. He is cofounder of Metropolitan Real Estate Equity Management in New York and founder of Metropolitan Real Estate Advisors in San Francisco. 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.


Andrew Pansini

Andrew Pansini

A longtime resident of Marin County, Andrew Pansini is president and chief executive officer of Savoy Corp., a San Francisco-based firm that owns and manages commercial real estate in Northern California. He was formerly president and chief executive officer for Jandy Industries Inc., based in Marin County.

Mr. Pansini also is a former chair and member of the board of directors for three groups: Novato Community Hospital, Marin Community Health and Sutter Marin. He has served on advisory and governing boards for multiple Northern California companies and community organizations.

Mr. Pansini received a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of San Francisco.


Robert R. Peabody Jr., M.D.

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 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. He has advised on medical and legal cases, acted as an expert witness and provided patient examinations for workers' compensation, malpractice and civil cases. He lives in the Sacramento area.

Dr. Peabody serves in a number of leadership roles at various Sutter Health affiliates, including as a steering committee member and chair of the Ophthalmology Department for Sutter Physician Alliance; on several Sutter Independent Physicians committees since 2003, including his appointment to the board in 2006 and election as board chair in 2009; and on the boards of Fort Sutter Surgery Center and Sutter Outpatient Services.

Michael A. Roosevelt

Michael A. Roosevelt

A member of the Sutter Health board from 1996 to 2006, Michael Roosevelt rejoined the board in 2009.

A Berkeley resident, Mr. Roosevelt served on the California Pacific Medical Center board of directors when the medical center'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 San Francisco law firm Friedman, McCubbin, Spalding, Bilter, Roosevelt & Montgomery APC, Mr. Roosevelt is a Harvard University graduate who earned his law degree at Columbia University. He has been a board member and chair of San Francisco Home Health Services and the Visiting Nurse Association of San Francisco.

A former director of the Berkeley Community Fund, Mr. Roosevelt is active in several professional associations. He serves on the board of directors of the Association for the Preservation of the Presidential Yacht Potomac.


Todd Smith, M.D., M.B.A.

Tood Smith

Todd Smith, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon with Modesto-based Sutter Gould Medical Foundation, specializes in surgery of the hand and upper extremities. A native of Fresno, Dr. Smith earned an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master's degree in business administration from California State University, Hayward.

Dr. Smith 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 serves on the board of directors for the Sutter Health Central Valley Region.


Joan Smith-Maclean, M.D.

Joan Smith-Maclean

A family medicine physician and site director for 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 found the Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program and is a clinical professor of family and community medicine at the University of California, Davis.

Dr. Smith-Maclean holds bachelor's and master's degrees from UC Davis and is a graduate of the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University. She lives in Davis with her husband.


Barry L. Williams

Barry L. Williams

Barry Williams is the retired managing general partner of Williams Pacific Ventures, a San Francisco-based venture investment and consulting firm. He previously worked at McKinsey & Co. and Bechtel Investments and was 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 University. He lives in Oakland and Menlo Park.