Sutter Health Board of Directors

Geraldine R. Brinton

Geraldine R. Brinton

Geraldine Brinton is a 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 CPA license in California, Ms. Brinton earned a master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School. She resides in the Sonoma area.

Ms. Brinton chairs the Sutter Health Board.


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 in 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 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 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 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.


Michael R. Gaulke

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 24 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.

Mr. Gaulke and his wife live in Atherton.


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 on boards for Crocs, Inc., a casual shoe manufacturer, and the not-for-profit Dominican University board of trustees.

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.


Richard M. Levy, Ph.D.

Richard M. Levy

Richard Levy is chair of the Sutter Health board's 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.

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.


Sharon L. McCollam

Sharon L. McCollam

Sharon McCollam has served as executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer for Williams-Sonoma, a $4 billion publicly traded specialty retailer of home products. At Williams-Sonoma, she was responsible for the long-term strategic planning activities of the company and oversaw multiple key functions, including finance, investor relations, information technology, real estate, corporate operations and human resources. She was employed by Williams-Sonoma from 2000 until her retirement in March 2012.

Ms. McCollam also served on the Williams-Sonoma board of directors from 2010 to 2012 and on the Del Monte Food board of directors from 2007 to 2011. She holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma and resides in Redwood City.


Todd Murray

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, 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.


David G. Nasaw

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.


Andrew Pansini

Andrew Pansini

A longtime resident of Marin County, Andrew Pansini is president and chief executive officer of Savoy Corporation, 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 is also a former board chair and board member of three groups: 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 received a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of San Francisco.


Michael A. Roosevelt

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.


Todd Smith, M.D., MBA

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 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.


Joan Smith-Maclean, M.D.

Joan Smith-Maclean

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.


Elizabeth Vilardo, M.D.

Elizabeth Vilardo

Elizabeth Vilardo is an internist and president of the Camino region of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (formerly Camino Medical Group). She 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 community, Dr. Vilardo currently serves on the Palo Alto Medical Foundation board of directors. Previously, she served for 14 years as a member of the Camino Medical Group board of directors, chairing that board for seven years. Dr. Vilardo was also a board member for the Sunnyvale Medical Clinic (which became Camino Medical Group) and served as chief of medicine for both El Camino Hospital and Camino Medical Group.

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


Barry L. Williams

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.