Terry Hill, MD, FACP
HealthImpact Board Chair
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.
Judith G. Berg, MS, RN, FACHE
HealthImpact Board President
Chief Executive Officer, 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.
J. Kendall Anderson
HealthImpact Board Treasurer
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.
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.
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.
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.