Who We Are

The California Hospital Association, representing more than 400 hospitals throughout California, advocates for better, more accessible health care for all Californians. CHA ensures that hospitals will continue to be able to provide exceptional care to patients and comprehensive health services to communities. Established in 1935, CHA provides information, resources, and perspective to state and federal policy makers to inform decisions that affect 40 million Californians.

CHA is a nonprofit, member-driven organization, led by a 40-plus member Board of Trustees composed of the leaders of California’s hospitals and health systems.

  • Carmela Coyle

    President & CEO, CAHHS-CHA

  • Gary K. Wilde

    President/CEO, Community Memorial Health System, Ventura

  • Sarah Krevans

    President/CEO, Sutter Health, Sacramento

  • Scott Reiner

    CEO, Adventist Health, Roseville

  • Todd A. Suntrapak

    President/CEO, Valley Children's Healthcare, Madera

  • Adam Darvish

    Senior Vice President, Hospital Division – California, Kindred Healthcare, Westminster

  • Bernard Klein, MD

    Chief Executive, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Mission Hills

  • Brian Alexander

    CEO, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, Roseville

  • Brian T. Cook

    President, Far West Division, Hospital Corporation of America, Henderson, NV

  • Bryan J. Bucklew

    President & CEO, Hospital Council – Northern & Central California, Sacramento

  • Carmela Coyle

    President & CEO, CAHHS-CHA

  • Carolyn Caldwell

    President/CEO, St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach

  • Diane Hansen

    President/CEO, Palomar Health, Escondido

  • Dimitrios Alexiou

    President & CEO, Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties, San Diego

  • Edmundo Castañeda

    President, Mercy General Hospital, Sacramento

  • Elaine Batchlor, MD

    CEO, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, Los Angeles

  • Erik G. Wexler

    Executive Vice President & Chief Executive, Providence Southern California, Torrance

  • Gary Honts

    CEO, JFK Memorial Hospital, Indio

  • Gary K. Wilde

    President/CEO, Community Memorial Health System, Ventura

  • George W. Greene, Esq.

    President & CEO, Hospital Association of Southern California, Los Angeles

  • Gustavo “Gus” Valdespino

    President/CEO, Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Van Nuys

  • Joe Avelino, RN

    CEO, College Medical Center Long Beach, Long Beach

  • Jon Van Boening

    President, Central California Division Dignity Health, Bakersfield

  • Julie Miller-Phipps

    President, Kaiser Permanente Southern California Region, Pasadena

  • Kavith Bhatia, MD

    President & Chair, Prime Healthcare Foundation; CMO of Strategy, Prime Healthcare, Ontario

  • Kerry L. Heinrich

    CEO, Loma Linda University Medical Center

  • Kevin Klockenga

    Executive Vice President & Chief Executive, Providence Northern California, Santa Rosa

  • Lawrence “Larry” E. Lewis

    CEO, Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District, Brawley

  • Lori Morgan, MD

    President/CEO Huntington Hospital, Pasadena

  • Louis Ward

    CEO, Mayers Memorial Hospital District, Fall River Mills

  • Mary Jo Jacobson, PT

    CEO, San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, Fresno

  • Michael Sarian

    Trustee, Prime Healthcare Services Advisory Board, Ontario

  • Michelle J. Gaskill-Hames, RN

    Senior Vice President, No. Calif. Health Plan Operations, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland

  • Mike Wiltermood

    President/CEO, Enloe Medical Center – Esplanade Campus, Chico

  • Patty Maysent

    CEO, UC San Diego Health, San Diego

  • Paul Viviano

    President/CEO, Children's Hospital, Los Angeles

  • Philip A. Cohen

    CEO, Monterey Park Hospital, Monterey Park

  • René G. Santiago

    Deputy County Executive and Director, Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System, San Jose

  • Robert “Rob” H. Curry

    President/CEO, Emanate Health, Covina

  • Robert J. Wentz

    President/CEO, Oroville Hospital, Oroville

  • Sarah Krevans

    President/CEO, Sutter Health, Sacramento

  • Scott Reiner

    CEO, Adventist Health, Roseville

  • Siri Nelson

    CEO, Marshall Medical Center, Placerville

  • Steven “Steve” L. Dietlin

    CEO, Tri-City Healthcare District, Oceanside

  • Susan Ehrlich, MD

    CEO, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

  • Susan Taylor

    CEO, College Hospital Costa Mesa, Costa Mesa

  • Thomas “Tom” M. Priselac

    President/CEO, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

  • Todd A. Suntrapak

    President/CEO, Valley Children's Healthcare, Madera

  • Tom Gammiere

    Corporate Sr. Vice President & Regional Chief Executive, Scripps Health South, San Diego

  • Bryan J. Bucklew

    President & CEO, Hospital Council – Northern & Central California, Sacramento

  • Dimitrios Alexiou

    President & CEO, Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties, San Diego

  • George W. Greene, Esq.

    President & CEO, Hospital Association of Southern California, Los Angeles

  • Adam Darvish

    Senior Vice President, Hospital Division – California, Kindred Healthcare, Westminster

  • Brett McClain

    Executive Vice President & COO, Sharp HealthCare, San Diego

  • Carmela Coyle

    President & CEO, CAHHS-CHA

  • Elaine Batchlor, MD

    CEO, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, Los Angeles

  • Gary K. Wilde

    President/CEO, Community Memorial Health System, Ventura

  • Kay Andalis, CAVS

    Supervisor, Volunteer Services, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, La Mesa; Chair, CAHHS Directors' Coordinating Council

  • Kerry L. Heinrich

    CEO, Loma Linda University Medical Center

  • Louis Peltier

    Volunteer, Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield; Chair, CAHHS Committee on Volunteer Services

  • Pete Delgado

    President/CEO, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, Salinas

  • Sarah Krevans

    President/CEO, Sutter Health, Sacramento

  • Scott Reiner

    CEO, Adventist Health, Roseville

  • Todd A. Suntrapak

    President/CEO, Valley Children's Healthcare, Madera

  • Amber Ott

    Senior Vice President, Data Analytics

  • Anne O’Rourke

    Senior Vice President, Federal Relations

  • Carmela Coyle

    President & CEO, CAHHS-CHA

  • David Simon

    Senior Vice President, Communications

  • Dietmar Grellmann

    Senior Vice President, Policy

  • Jennifer Newman

    Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

  • Julie Reppas

    Senior Vice President, Operations & Human Resources

  • Kathryn Austin Scott

    Senior Vice President, State Relations and Advocacy

  • Alex Hawthorne

    Vice President, State Relations & Advocacy

  • Allison Bradley

    Director, Communications

  • Amber Ott

    Senior Vice President, Data Analytics

  • Andrea Daugherty

    Executive Director, CHPAC

  • Anne O’Rourke

    Senior Vice President, Federal Relations

  • Barbara Glaser

    Senior Legislative Advocate

  • BJ Bartleson, RN, MS, NEA-BC

    Vice President, Nursing & Clinical Services

  • Carmela Coyle

    President & CEO, CAHHS-CHA

  • Chad Mulvany

    Vice President, Federal Policy

  • David Simon

    Senior Vice President, Communications

  • Delma Giroski

    Human Resources Manager

  • Dietmar Grellmann

    Senior Vice President, Policy

  • Gideon Baum

    Vice President, Public Policy

  • Ingrid Hamel

    Executive Assistant & Governance Administrator

  • Jackie Garman

    Vice President, Legal Counsel

  • Jan Emerson-Shea

    Vice President, External Affairs

  • Jennifer Newman

    Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

  • Julie Reppas

    Senior Vice President, Operations & Human Resources

  • Justin Ziombra

    Vice President, Data Analytics

  • Kathryn Austin Scott

    Senior Vice President, State Relations and Advocacy

  • Kiyomi Burchill

    Group Vice President, Policy

  • Lisa Evans

    Vice President, Member Engagement

  • Liz Mekjavich

    Vice President, Publishing & Education

  • Lois Richardson

    Vice President, Legal Counsel

  • Maria Sperber

    Legislative Advocate

  • Megan Howard

    Vice President, Federal Policy

  • Patricia Blaisdell, FACHE

    Vice President, Continuum of Care

  • Peggy Broussard Wheeler

    Vice President, Rural Health & Governance

  • Rony Berdugo

    Legislative Advocate

  • Ryan Witz

    Vice President, Health Care Finance Initiatives

  • Sheree Lowe

    Vice President, Behavioral Health

  • Terry Sherb

    Chief Information Officer

  • Tracy Campbell, APR

    Assistant Group Vice President, Communications

  • Trina Gonzalez

    Vice President, Policy

  • Center for Behavioral Health
  • Center for Post-Acute Care
  • Rural Healthcare Center
  • Case Management Committee
  • Certification & Licensing Committee
  • CNO Advisory Committee
  • Communications Committee
  • Community Benefit Committee
  • Emergency Management Advisory Committee
  • EMS/Trauma Committee
  • Human Resources Committee
  • HLWI Advisory Group
  • Managed Care Committee
  • Medication Safety Committee
  • Workforce Committee