California Health Care Personnel News Update for June 2013
California Board of Pharmacy
On June 21, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) appointed Deborah Veale (R) to the state Board of Pharmacy.
She has served on the board since 2010.
The position does not require Senate confirmation, and compensation is $100 per diem (Office of the Governor release, 6/21).
California Children's Hospital Association
On June 14, Cindy Ehnes stepped down as president and CEO of the California Children's Hospital Association.
Ehnes had held the position since 2011 (Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal, 6/17).
California Department of Finance
On June 28, Brown announced that state Department of Finance Director Ana Matosantos will leave the position in September.
Matosantos – who served as part of former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s (R) administration – cited the state’s recent fiscal stability in the announcement of her departure.
Michael Cohen, deputy director of the department, will replace Matosantos (White, “Capitol Alert,” Sacramento Bee, 6/28).
California Health Facilities Financing Authority
On June 4, Brown appointed Judith Frank (R) to the California Health Facilities Financing Authority.
Frank serves as owner and principal at Asset Strategies and chair of the San Fernando Redevelopment Dissolution Oversight Board.
The position requires Senate confirmation, and there is no compensation.
California Health Professions Education Foundation
On June 4, Brown appointed Scott Sillers to the state Health Professions Education Foundation board of directors.
Sillers has served on the board since 2010.
The position does not require Senate confirmation, and there is no compensation.
California Healthcare Workforce Policy Commission
On June 4, Brown made two appointments to the state Healthcare Workforce Policy Commission:
Rosslynn Byous (D), who has served on the commission since 2010; and
Elizabeth Dolezal, who has served on the commission since 2006.
The positions do not require Senate confirmation, and compensation is $100 per diem.
California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission
On June 4, Brown made two appointments to the state Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission:
Khatera Aslami-Tamplen (D), a member of the commission's Client and Family Leadership Committee; and
John Buck (D), former CEO of Turning Point Community Programs.
The positions do not require Senate confirmation, and there is no compensation (Office of the Governor release, 6/4).
California Wellness Foundation
On June 21, Colburn Wilbur was named interim president and CEO of the California Wellness Foundation.
Wilbur is a trustee and former president of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation (California Wellness Foundation release, 6/21).
He replaces Diana Bontá, who stepped down as president and CEO of the foundation on June 14 (TCWF release, 6/20).
Daughters of Charity Health System
Jim Dover has been named president and CEO for the Daughters of Charity Health System's Santa Clara County market.
Dover has served as the CEO of O'Connor Hospital and will split his time between that role and his new role (Rauber, "Bay Area BizTalk," San Francisco Business Times, 6/11).
Dignity Health Medical Foundation, Rancho Cordova
Rancho Cordova-based Dignity Health Medical Foundation has appointed Joseph Jasser as CEO (Glover, Sacramento Bee, 6/21).
Jasser previously served as vice president of operations and chief medical officer at Cigna HealthSpring Point of Care.
He succeeds Jag Gill, who resigned in November 2012 (Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal, 6/20).
Hospital Council of Northern and Central California
Brian Jensen has been appointed regional vice president of the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California.He replaces Scott Seamons, who retired at the end of June (Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal, 5/31). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.