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Sutter Health Board of Directors

Geraldine R. Brinton

Ms. Brinton, who chairs the Sutter Health Board, has served on various health care boards for more than 20 years. This includes board membership with Pacific Presbyterian Hospital in San Francisco—before and during its merger with Children's Hospital of San Francisco to become California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). While on CPMC's Board, Ms. Brinton served as board chair and also chaired several committees. In addition, Ms. Brinton has been a board member of several non-profit organizations that benefit education and health care.

After receiving a bachelor's degree in accounting from Duke University, Ms. Brinton worked as a CPA, then earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. Her career experience includes management consulting, real estate development, property management and business start-up and development.

Ms. Brinton and her husband own and operate an artisan winery. They reside in the Sonoma area.

Geraldine R. Brinton

Mary Brown

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

Closely involved in her community, Ms. Brown is a former board chair for Sutter Health-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 currently 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 the San Francisco College for Women.

Mary Brown

Gary L. Depolo

A former member of the board of trustees of Sutter Health-affiliated Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Mr. Depolo received his bachelor of science degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a certified public accountant. Mr. Depolo also received the Distinguished, Outstanding, and Meritorious Award for service to Alta Bates.

Mr. Depolo's background includes a long and distinguished career with Transamerica Corporation, culminating in his role as executive vice president, responsible for finance, corporate staff and administrative functions. He joined Transamerica in 1963 as assistant treasurer after six years on the audit and tax staffs of Ernst & Ernst. He became Transamerica's controller in 1968, was named vice president in 1971, senior vice president in 1977 and executive vice president in 1989. He retired from the corporation in 1991.

Mr. Depolo is a resident of Orinda.

Gary L. Depolo

Patrick Fry

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. 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—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 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.

The California Hospitals Association elected Mr. Fry Board of Trustees chair for 2010. 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.

Patrick Fry

Michael R. Gaulke

Mr. Gaulke is the chairman of Exponent, Inc., a firm which specializes in engineering and scientific consulting. For the past 18 years, he has held senior management roles at Exponent, including 13 years as CEO. 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.

His earlier roles include serving as 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 24 years, Mr. Gaulke has served on the Board of Trustees of the Sutter Health-affiliated Palo Alto Medical Foundation, focusing on advancing health care quality and access. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Cymer, Inc.

Mr. Gaulke lives in Atherton.

Michael R. Gaulke

Jim Gray

Jim Gray has been associated with the Sutter Health network and its affiliates for more than 20 years. A former board member of Sutter Davis Hospital, he also served on the board of Sutter Health's Sacramento Sierra Region, including a two-year term as board chair. In addition, Mr. Gray has served on numerous committees within Sutter Health and chaired the board of directors for two years.

Mr. Gray is a partner and broker with Cassidy Turley/ BT Commercial Real Estate. He also is founder and board chair for Community Business Bank.

Holding a degree in housing and community development from the University of California, Davis, Mr. Gray is a certified commercial investment member of the Commercial and Investment Real Estate Institution of the National Association of Realtors. He is former chair of the Yolo County Planning Commission, co-founder and chair of Davis Community Housing, and a founder and board member of Yolo Community Bank, which merged with North Valley Bancorp.

Mr. Gray and his family reside in Davis.

Jim Gray

Peter Jacobi

After serving on the Sutter Health West Bay Region Board of Directors, Mr. Jacobi joined Sutter Health's Board in January 2011.

Mr. Jacobi's career includes 30 years of international business experience with Levi Strauss & Company. He also currently serves on the board for Crocs, Inc., a casual shoe manufacturer, and is a board member of the not-for-profit Dominican University.

His previous experience includes serving on various 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 and the Marin Theatre Company.

A Business & Industrial Management graduate of San Jose State University, Mr. Jacobi resides in Mill Valley with his wife.

Peter Jacobi

Richard M. Levy, Ph.D.

Dr. Levy is chair of the Finance and Planning Committee of the Sutter Health Board of Directors and is 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 company provides high-energy radiation equipment, hardware and software for treating cancer, as well as X-ray tubes for diagnostic radiology.

Dr. Levy has co-chaired the Advisory Committee of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and is an active participant in summits for CCI (Center for Corporate Innovation, Inc.), with a focus on improving the national health care system. He has also served as board chair of the American Electronics Association.

Dr. Levy has served as a board member of United Way Silicon Valley since 2002, including chairing the board from 2008 to 2009. He holds a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and a doctorate in nuclear chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.

A frequent speaker on health care reform issues, Dr. Levy resides in Portola Valley.

Richard M. Levy, Ph.D.

Todd Murray

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, business litigation and estate planning. Mr. Murray also 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.

Actively involved in the community for decades, Mr. Murray has been part of the Sutter Health family for nearly 30 years. Among his many roles, Mr. Murray served as the last chair of the Sutter Community Hospitals Board and the first chair 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.

In addition, Mr. Murray has served as a 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.

Mr. Murray received his bachelor's degree in business administration from University of Iowa and his law degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Todd Murray

Andrew Pansini

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

Mr. Pansini is also a former board chair and board member of the Novato Community Hospital Board of Directors, Marin Community Health, and Sutter Marin. Mr. Pansini has served on advisory and governing boards for multiple Northern California companies and community organizations. He attended College of Marin and the University of San Francisco, where he received a bachelor's degree in Economics.

Andrew Pansini

Michael A. Roosevelt

Mr. Roosevelt rejoined the Sutter Health Board in 2009, after serving as a member from 1996 to 2006. When California Pacific Medical Center's then-parent organization—California Healthcare System—merged with Sutter Health in 1996, he also served on CPMC's Board of Directors. 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 & Hastings, APC, Mr. Roosevelt is a Harvard University graduate with a law degree from Columbia University. In the community, he 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 and former trustee of Tougaloo College in Jackson, MS, Mr. Roosevelt remains active in several professional associations. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Association for the Preservation of the Presidential Yacht Potomac.

Mr. Roosevelt resides in Berkeley.

Michael A. Roosevelt

Todd Smith, M.D.

Dr. Smith, 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 University of California, Berkeley and a master's degree in business administration from California State University, Hayward. He graduated from the 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 also serves on the board of directors for the Sutter Health Central Valley Region.

Todd Smith, M.D.

Elizabeth Vilardo, M.D.

Dr. Vilardo, an internist with the Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group (formerly Camino Medical Group) received her doctorate of medicine from the University of California, San Francisco, and a master's in business administration from Pepperdine University. Her thesis project was a strategic analysis and plan for the affiliation of Camino Medical Group and the not-for-profit Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

Active in the local health care community, Dr. Vilardo was recently named president of the Camino Division of Palo Alto Medical Foundation. She has served on the Palo Alto Medical Foundation board of directors and on multiple physician group boards, including PAFMG. For seven years, she also chaired the board of Camino Medical Group (formerly Sunnyvale Medical Clinic). Involved in physician leadership at El Camino Hospital, she became the hospital's first female chief of medicine.

For four consecutive years, Dr. Vilardo was named a "Top Doc" by San Francisco Magazine. She has also been featured in Bay Area Consumers' Checkbook. In 1994, she won a TWIN award (Tribute to Women in Industry), and in 2002, she was nominated for a "Women of Achievement" award.

Elizabeth Vilardo, M.D.