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.
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.
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, MHA
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.
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.
Since 2013, Susan DeMarois has directed state government affairs for the national Alzheimer’s Association. As a registered lobbyist in Sacramento, Susan advocates for legislative, budget and regulatory changes at the state capitol on behalf of the 2.3 million Californians directly impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. At the state level, the Alzheimer’s Association has secured key legislative victories in dementia training, physician education and Alzheimer’s research, raising more than $26 million thorough the voluntary tax check-off fund.
Prior to joining the Alzheimer’s Association, Susan led government and community relations for UC Davis Health System and the University of California Office of the President. A graduate of CSU Chico, Susan started her career working for the U.S. Congress and California State Assembly.
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.