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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is made up of diverse community leaders.

As committed volunteers, they represent the Hospital’s constituents: neighborhood residents, grateful patients, physicians, corporate partners and others who have a keen interest in making San Francisco a healthy place to live and work. They share a passion for a vibrant Hospital and a healthy civic life.

James Aleveras
Arjun Arora
Arjun Arora
Deanna Berzins
Deanna Berzins
John Boynton
Matt Brady
Matt Brady
Ed Conlon
Elsie Fletcher
Michele Hanson
Brandi Bentley Hudson
David Klein, MD
Aneesh Krishna
Aneesh Krishna
Nili Malach Poynter
Frank Malin
Frank Malin, MD
Chris Meza
Nicole Prieto
Victor Prieto, MD
Sarita Satpathy
Sarita Satpathy, MD
Joanne Sun, MD
Scott Taylor, New Board Chair of the Saint Francis Foundation
Scott Taylor, New Board Chair of the Saint Francis Foundation
Paul Tormey
Paul Tormey
Ike Umunnah
Aneal Vallurupalli
Daniella Vallurupalli

Board Chairs, 1979-present

2019 - Present

Scott Taylor

2016 – 2019

Mike Soza

2014 – 2015

James Garrick, MD

2012 – 2013

Susan Gearey

2010 – 2011

Janis MacKenzie

2009

Leo Martinez

2007 – 2008

Vaughn Walker

2005 – 2006

Carole Obley

2000 – 2004

James Robertson

1999

Mary Falvey

1998

George R. Bianchi

1997 – 1998

Steven Swig

1995 – 1996

John D. Gallo

1993 – 1994

Alec Merriam

1991 – 1992

Martin Quinn

1989 – 1990

Edward J. Schneider

1988 – 1989

George R. Bianchi

1987

John L. Jones

1983 – 1986

Herbert C. Moffitt, M.D.

1979 – 1982

Gustav Knecht

James Aleveras

Secretary

Jim previously managed Chevron Corporation’s global pension assets and was subsequently a Portfolio Manager with JP Morgan Securities. He is President of the Azelora Foundation and serves on the Advisory Council for the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. Jim holds undergraduate and MBA degrees from Stanford University, as well as a PhD.

Arjun Arora

Arjun Arora

Arjun is currently “in residence” at Expa and advises funds, startups and large corporations. He is also a part-time partner with the House Fund – investing in UC Berkeley (his alma mater) student & alum founded startups. Arjun was most recently a partner at 500Startups and prior to that was the founder/CEO of ReTargeter. He graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science.

Deanna Berzins

Deanna Berzins

Deanna Berzins, CFP, is a Senior Portfolio Manager with TIAA, FSB, in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Deanna has over 20 years of asset management experience.  Deanna earned her BS in Mathematics/Applied Economics from UCLA, and Personal Financial Planning Certification from UC Berkeley.  She has been active with a variety of organizations, including Meals on Wheels and Junior Achievement.

John Boynton

Currently Vice President in the Capital Transactions Group of Shorenstein Properties, John previously worked as an investment banking analyst with Savvian Advisors and as a financial analyst with JP Morgan. He holds a BA from Middlebury College. John has also served as Chair of the Saint Francis Foundation Associates.

Matt Brady

Matt Brady

Matt Brady is the Regional Managing Director for Wells Fargo Private Bank in San Francisco. He is currently a member of the Wells Fargo Foundation and the Chair of the SF Market Reputation Council.

Ed Conlon

A fifth generation San Franciscan, Ed has been with Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction since 1990, overseeing a myriad of areas from project management to the design build process. He graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, with a BS in Construction Management.

Elsie M. Fletcher, CFA

Elsie formerly worked as Managing Director at Tukman Grossman Capital Management in Larkspur, CA., and Chief Investment Officer at Bank of America. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the CFA Institute’s Education Advisory Board, as well as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Marin Humane Society. Elsie received her MBA in Finance from the University of North Texas and is a CFA Charterholder.

Michele Hanson

A Senior Consultant with over 20-years experience in the banking and financial industries, Michele leads the US expansion of the Global Asset Management Executive Search practice in the US for Hanover Search Group, partnering with industry leaders and top-tier asset management firms across the US to find the highest caliber talent. She is a key contributor to the Hanover Search Diversity & Inclusion agenda, creating a strategy to grow capabilities, understanding and culture, as well as advise clients.

Brandi Bentley Hudson

Brandi has over 17 years of experience within the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. She is currently Western Area Vice President – Sales for Medtronic, Inc. She has held sales, sales leadership, and strategy roles at Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Pfizer, and Eli Lilly. Brandi graduated from the University of Michigan and attended Emory University Goizueta School of Business in Atlanta, GA. Brandi currently resides in San Francisco with her husband Charles Hudson III and their son Charles Hudson IV.

David Klein, MD, MBA

David is president and CEO of Dignity Health Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. Previously, he was COO of the 574-bed Baylor Scott & White Health All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth, TX. He has also served as administrator of Presbyterian Hospital of Denton and as CEO of Cedar Park Regional Medical Center, both in Texas. Dr. Klein practiced general surgery for 14 years before becoming a hospital administrator. He received his BA from the University of Southern California, his MD from the University of New Mexico, and his MBA from the University of California, Irvine.

Aneesh Krishna

Aneesh Krishna

Aneesh Krishna is a partner at McKinsey & Company and the North America Co-lead for Healthcare Transformations. He is currently a member of the board of Project Open Hand and for five years was a principal at Booz & Company, a global strategy consulting team. Aneesh graduated with an MBA in the top tenth percentile from the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.

Frank Malin

Frank Malin, MD

Frank Malin, MD, has been a member of the active medical staff at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital for over 30 years. He has held a number of staff positions, as well as served on the Hospital’s Board of Trustees. Frank is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, and the American Heart Association. Frank received both his BA and his MD from the University of Minnesota.

Nili Malach Poynter

Treasurer

Nili is a Co–Founder and current General Counsel of Vinyl Interactive, LLC. Nili earned her B.A. with honors in political science and psychology from Boston University, Boston, MA. Afterwards, she went on to receive both her Juris Doctorate and an MBA with a concentration in Law from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA, and was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2004.

Chris Meza

Chris is a Principal and Partner at TAG Properties. He was appointed City Commissioner for the Denver Landmark Preservation Commission and has been seated on the following Boards: Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Wells Fargo Community Advisory Board, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver.

Nicole Prieto

Nicole has extensive experience in corporate communications, event planning, promotion, and production. Her most recent position was as Director of Marketing and Communications for Caminar, a nonprofit providing services to the psychiatrically disabled. She has been active as a community volunteer with a number of local nonprofit organizations. Nicole has a BA from UC Berkeley.

Victor Prieto, MD

Vic is an orthopedic surgeon, Medical Director for the Center for Sports Medicine and a member of the Saint Francis Orthopedic Institute at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. He has served as Chair of Surgery since 2012, is a Trustee of Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and served on Dignity Health’s Board of Directors. He received his medical degree and orthopedic training at UCSF.

Sarita Satpathy

Sarita Satpathy, MD

Sarita Satpathy, MD is a hospitalist providing acute inpatient care with Vituity and Kentfield Rehabilitation Hospital, and is a practicing physician for both Facebook and Silverado Hospice. She serves as a board member on the SF Marin Medical Society and as the Board Chair for Saint Francis Foundation’s annual fundraiser Wine Women & Shoes. Dr. Satpathy received her BA in Psychology from University of Texas, Austin, her MA in Public Health from San Jose State University and her medical degree from St. George’s University.

Joanne Sun, MD

Joanne Sun, MD, is the Medical Director of the Emergency Room at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. She assumed that position in 2012, following three years as the Assistant Medical Director. Since 2016, she has been an Urban Site Pilot Participant, through the California Health Care Foundation, to introduce medication-assisted treatment for opioid abuse disorder in the Emergency Department. Dr. Sun received her BS from University of California, Davis and her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Scott Taylor, New Board Chair of the Saint Francis Foundation

Scott Taylor

Board Chair

With over 30 years public accounting and private industry experience, Scott is currently a Partner at BPM Accounting and Consulting. He provides a variety of accounting and tax services to both public and private technology, biotechnology, healthcare, and nonprofit clients. Scott has a MS in Taxation from Golden Gate University and a BA in Business / Economics from UC Santa Barbara.

Paul Tormey

Paul Tormey

Paul Tormey is the Regional Vice-President and General Manager of the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. Paul has over 30 years in the hotel industry, including Fairmont Hotels in Boston, Bermuda, the Plaza in New York, and Sheratons in New Orleans, Stamford, CT, Boston and Seattle. Paul has a B.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University.

Ike Umunnah, JD, ED.M

Ike is a Presidential Leadership Scholar and the Director of Global Public Affairs for Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company focused on industrial automation and information technology dedicated to sustainability. Ike has prior leadership experience in the military, corporate and political sectors. He earned an MA in Management and Policy from Harvard University, his JD from the University of North Dakota and a BA from Morehouse College.

Aneal Vallurupalli

Aneal leads financial planning and analysis for Mapbox. Previously, he was the founding member of Guidewire’s corporate development group, focusing on acquisitions, finance, sales and analysis. He began his career as an analyst at Union Square Advisors. Aneal has a BS in Finance from Santa Clara University, where he played Division I tennis. He is currently Co-Chair of the Saint Francis Foundation Associates.

Daniella Vallurupalli

Daniella is the Head of Communications for Internet performance and security company, Cloudflare. A Bay Area native, she loves being in the center of the technology scene. Daniella graduated with a BA in Communication from Santa Clara University. Previously, she was the Chair of the Saint Francis Foundation Associates, and has been an active Associates board member since 2012.

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