Debra Bakerjian, PhD, RN, APRN, FAAN, FAANP, FGSA
Dr. Bakerjian is a Nurse Practitioner with a background in gerontology, patient safety and quality improvement, and has been a strong supporter of the California Action Coalition. She has held multiple academic positions and was Vice Chair for FNP/PA Studies and Senior Director for FNP/PA Clinical Education & Practice, as well as many clinical positions. Dr. Bakerjian is a national speaker on long-term care, quality and safety, and interprofessional education and practice. She holds an MSN and PhD from the University of California, San Francisco.
Garrett K. Chan, PhD, RN, APRN, FAEN, FPCN, FNAP, FAAN
Dr. Chan succeeded Judee Berg as President & CEO of HealthImpact on January 22, 2019. Previously, Chan was on staff with Stanford Health Care, where he served as Director for the Center for Education and Professional Development and Director of Advanced Practice. He earned his PhD and MS in Nursing and completed Post-Masters work as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at the University of California, San Francisco. He was a Fellow at the National Institutes of Health’s Summer Genetics Program, and completed the American College of Health Executives Senior Executive Program in Healthcare Administration.
Terry Hill, MD, FACP
Geriatrician & Physician Adviser, Hill Physicians Medical Group
Dr. Hill has had clinical and executive experience in public and private sector health care, including leadership of system transformation and accountable care initiatives. His professional and community service has included leadership roles in the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, the California Association of Long Term Care Medicine, and the California Medical Association. His writing has addressed multiple topics in geriatrics and palliative care, professional self-regulation, and the dynamics of moral judgment in clinical practice. He received his MD from the University of California, San Francisco, and his fellowship training at Stanford.
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.
Margarita Baggett, RN, MSN
In her role as CCO for UC San Diego, Ms. Baggett provides leadership and direction for the nursing staff and is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling all functions of nursing, care coordination, volunteer services, pharmacy, facilities, and support services, as well as overseeing emergency medicine. A graduate of the Johnson & Johnson-Wharton Fellows Program in Management for Nurse Executives, Ms. Baggett earned her master of science degree from Adelphi University and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Molloy College, both in New York state.
Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN
VP and Chief Health Equity Officer, Cedars-Sinai
Dr. Burnes Bolton has served at Cedars-Sinai for 48 years overseeing nursing practice, administration, and research throughout the system. In 2019, Burnes Bolton was appointed the inaugural Chief Health Equity Officer, responsible for steering the health system’s efforts to improve the health and healthcare outcomes for all members of the community. 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.
Loriann De Martini, PharmD, BCGP
In her role as CEO for California Society of Health System Pharmacists, Dr. De Martini provides leadership and advocacy for pharmacy professionals to optimize medication therapy for Californian citizens. She is a Fellow of the California Health Care Foundation Leadership in Health Care program. Dr. De Martini earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Pacific and is board certified in geriatrics.
Karen A. Grimley, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Dr. Grimley is a senior leader at UCLA Health and the School of Nursing and is responsible for nursing practice and care delivery across UCLA Health’s four hospitals and ambulatory care network. With UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center, UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center and Orthopedic Hospital, and Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital designated as Magnet hospitals, she works with nursing leadership to maintain the highest level of nursing excellence as a standard throughout UCLA Health.
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.
Anna Kiger, DNP, DSc, MBA, RN, NEA-BC
As Sutter Health’s first Chief Nurse Officer, Dr. Kiger is accountable for executive nursing leadership, clinical nursing practice, education, and nursing research for the entire system. Dr.Kiger holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Texas Tech University School of Nursing, a Doctorate of Science in Public Health, Health Systems Management, from Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, an MBA from Averett University, Danville Virginia and a Master of Science in Nursing from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Her undergraduate BSN is from West Virginia University School of Nursing. Dr. Kiger serves as a Board Regent for Samuel Merritt University, on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Nursing Administration (JONA), and as a Board member for MedicAlert Foundation, Turlock, California.
David R. Marshall, JD, DNP, RN, CENP, FAONL, FAAN
Dr. Marshall is a nationally recognized leader in nursing-leader proficiency and is responsible for nursing practice, education, and administration throughout the Cedars-Sinai system. He currently serves in the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Magnet® Recognition Program, and also served on the board of directors of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.
In addition to bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing, Dr. Marshall earned his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing. He also holds a law degree from South Texas College of Law Houston.
Linda L. Zorn, MA, RD, FAWHP
Linda is the Executive Director, Economic and Workforce Development at Butte College and the Senior Advisor for HealthWorkforce Development with Upskill California/Corporate College. She has served as the statewide director of the Health Workforce Initiative (HWI) — one of the ten sectors of the Workforce and Economic Development program, California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO). In this role, she coordinated the work of the ten HWI Regional Directors and served as the lead nursing and allied health subject matter expert for the CCCCO. Previous to this position, Linda was the regional director for the HWI in the North and Far North Regions. She served in these roles for over 25 years.