Terry Hill, MD, FACP
HealthImpact Board Chair
Geriatrician & Vice President, Hill Physicians Medical Group
Dr. Hill has held many leadership positions, including CEO and CMO for the California Prison Healthcare Receivership, Senior Medical Director for Quality Improvement at Lumetra Healthcare Solutions, Medical Director at Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, as well as Geriatrician and private sector consultant. He is active with the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management and the Northern California Geriatric Education Center, and is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at UC San Francisco. Dr. Hill holds a BA from Reed College, an MD from the University of California, San Francisco, and was an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University.
Judith G. Berg, MS, RN, FACHE
HealthImpact Board President
Executive Director, HealthImpact
Ms. Berg is an experienced nurse executive with expertise in nursing and healthcare issues such as management/leadership development, workforce planning, project development, and strengthening nursing practice. She holds a BSN and MS from the University of Minnesota and is a Wharton Fellow and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Ruth Ann Terry, MPH, RN
HealthImpact Board Secretary
Retired Executive Director, CA Board of Registered Nursing
Nursing Education Consultant
Ms. Terry has held several consulting roles, including Supervising Nursing Education Consultant at the CA Board of Registered Nursing, and Nursing Education Consultant with the Board of Vocational and Psychiatric Technician Examiners. Ms. Terry holds a BSN from San Francisco State University and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley.
Tom Johnson, MPH, LFACHE
Mr. Johnson’s career has included consulting on matters related to rural health care and improving access to healthcare services for underserved residents of the San Joaquin Valley. Mr. Johnson holds an MPH from the University of California, Los Angeles, a BA from the University of Minnesota, and is a Life Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
J. Kendall Anderson
Retired President & CEO, John Muir Health
Mr. Anderson has been a leader in the healthcare field, transforming John Muir Health into a community health system, serving as chair of the California Hospital Association Board, chair of the Hospital Council Board and chair of the Voluntary Endowment, and is an active member of Rotary International and the Contra Costa Economic Partnership. Mr. Anderson holds a BA from Willamette University, Oregon, and an MHA from Washington University.
Debra Bakerjian, PhD, RN, APRN, FAAN, FAANP
Senior Director, NPPA Clinical Education & Practice, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, University of California Davis
Dr. Bakerjian has a background in gerontology, is a Nurse Practitioner, and has been a strong supporter of the California Action Coalition. She has held multiple academic positions, as Assistant Adjunct Professor, Vice Chair for FNP/PA Studies, and Senior Director for FNP/PA Clinical Education & Practice, as well as clinical positions. Dr. Bakerjian is a national speaker on home care, long-term care, and wound management. She holds an MSN and PhD from the University of California, San Francisco.
Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN
VP and Chief Nursing Officer, Cedars-Sinai Health System and Research Institute
Dr. Burnes Bolton has served at Cedars-Sinai Health System and Research Institute for over 44 years, and is responsible for nursing practice, education, administration and research throughout the system. She has conducted a broad range of research, has published over 45 articles, has received numerous honors and awards, and served on many education program leadership panels. Dr. Burnes Bolton holds a BSN from Arizona State University, and an MSN and PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Marilyn Chow, PhD, RN, FAAN
Vice President, National Patient Care Services & Innovation, Kaiser Permanente
Dr. Chow is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing. She has made significant contributions to nursing through her scholarship, leadership, and political and civic involvement. Dr. Chow is recognized for her expertise in the regulation of nursing practice, work force policy, and primary care. Her career has focused on promoting the role of nurses in primary care, advanced practice, and hospital-based care. Dr. Chow holds a BSN, MS, and Doctor of Nursing Science from the University of California, San Francisco.
Ida Danzey, DNP, RN, CNE
Associate Dean, Health Sciences, Santa Monica College
Dr. Danzey has been an experienced educator for over 35 years with expertise in nursing program license regulations, planning and evaluating programs, and recruitment. She has held administrative positions including Associate Dean and Assistant Director of Nursing, and served as a nursing instructor in the pediatric setting. Dr. Danzey holds a BSN from Dillard University, an MSN from California State University, Los Angeles, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Case Western Reserve University.
Efrain Garza Fuentes, EdD
Dr. Fuentes has 40 years experience is various leadership roles. He has designed and implemented innovative health services recruitment and service delivery models. Dr. Fuentes has extensive organizational and health management experience in industry, corporations, small businesses, schools, and institutes of higher education. He specializes in the area of diversity and health care disparities. In addition Dr. Fuentes has experience in research on minority and Spanish-language dominant populations’ health-seeking patterns; spending habits; product use and consumption and ethnographic assessments.
Mary Dee Hacker, MBA, RN, FAAN
Vice President Patient Care Services & CNO, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Ms. Hacker is an experienced nurse leader and has held many executive and administrative positions at Children’s Hospital LA over the past 40 years. She has expertise in nursing workforce issues and pediatrics. Ms. Hacker is actively involved in professional and community activities, including the Society of Pediatric Nurses, American Nurses Association / California, and the American Organization of Nurse Executives. She holds a BSN from St. Catherine University and an MBA from Loyola Marymount University.
Yolanda Partida, DPA, MSW
Founder & Executive Director, The Partida Group
Dr. Partida has more than 25 years of experience in public and private health administration and private consulting, holding positions such as Senior Manager for The Lewin Group, Deputy Director of Community Health for the San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency, Assistant Director of Ambulatory Care for the Fresno Health Services Agency, and Director of Social Services at Valley Children’s Hospital in Fresno She holds a BA and MSW from California State University and a Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Southern California.