Board Committees

The El Camino Hospital Board of Directors operates with the support of its six Advisory Committees.


Each Committee is comprised of Board members and, since July 2012, individuals from the community. Community members are selected for their subject matter expertise and come from a wide range of business, academic and healthcare backgrounds. The current composition of each Committee was approved by the Board at its meeting in June 2021.

*Denotes an El Camino Hospital Board Member

Compliance and Audit Committee

The Compliance and Audit Committee advises and assists the El Camino Hospital Board of Directors in its exercise of oversight Corporate Compliance, Privacy, Internal and External Audit, Enterprise Risk Management, and Information Technology (IT) Security.

The Committee will accomplish this by monitoring the organization's compliance policies, controls, processes, and the engagement, independence, and performance of the internal auditor and external auditor. In addition, the Compliance and Audit Committee assists the Board in oversight of any regulatory audit and in assuring the organizational integrity of the hospital corporation in a manner consistent with its mission and purpose.

Chair: Jack Po, MD, Ph.D.*
Members: Lanhee Chen, JD, Ph.D.*, Julie Kliger, MPA, BSN*, Julia E. Miller*, Lica Hartman, Sharon Anolik Shakked, Christine Sublett

Executive Sponsor: Diane Wigglesworth
Committee Staff
Carlos Bohorquez, Deb Muro, Alex Robison, Mary Rotunno, Jennifer Bettendorf

Executive Compensation Committee

The Executive Compensation Committee assists the El Camino Hospital Board of Directors in its responsibilities related to the organization's executive compensation philosophy and policies. In addition, the Executive Compensation Committee shall advise the Board to meet all legal and regulatory requirements as it relates to executive compensation.

Chair: Bob Miller
Vice Chair: Julie Kliger, MPA, BSN*
Members: Estrella Parker, Teri Eyre, Jaison Layney, George O. Ting, MD*, Carol Somersille, MD, FACOG*

Executive Sponsor: Deanna Dudley
Committee Staff
Dan Woods, Ed Braxton, Tracy Fowler, Stephanie Iljin

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee provides oversight, information sharing, and financial reviews related to budgeting, capital budgeting, long-range financial planning and forecasting, and monthly financial reporting for El Camino Hospital Board of Directors. In carrying out its review, advisory, and oversight responsibilities, the Finance Committee shall remain flexible in order to best define financial strategies that react to changing conditions.

Chair: Don Watters*
Members: Joseph Chow, Wayne Doiguchi, Peter Fung, MD*, Bill Hooper, Cynthia Stewart

Executive Sponsor: Carlos Bohorquez
Committee Staff
Dan Woods, Samreen Salehi

Governance Committee

Governance Committee advises and assists the El Camino Hospital Board of Directors in matters related to governance, board development, board effectiveness, and board composition, i.e., the nomination and appointment/reappointment process. In addition, the Governance Committee ensures the Board and Committees are functioning at the highest level of governance standards.

Chair: Lanhee Chen, JD, Ph.D.*
Members: Don Watters*, Julia Miller*, Christina Lai, Ken Alvares, Mike Kasperzak

Executive Sponsor: Dan Woods
Committee Staff
Tracy Fowler, Jennifer Bettendorf

Investment Committee

The Investment Committee develops and recommends to the El Camino Hospital Board of Directors the investment policies governing the hospital corporation's assets, maintains current knowledge of the organization's management and investment funds, and provides oversight of the allocation of the investment assets.

Chair: Brooks Nelson
Members: Nicola Boone, John Conover, Richard Juelis, Peter Fung, MD*, John Zoglin*

Executive Sponsor: Carlos Bohorquez
Committee Staff
Dan Woods, Samreen Salehi

Quality, Patient Care, Patient Experience Committee

The Quality, Patient Care and Patient Experience Committee ("Quality Committee") advises and assists the El Camino Hospital Board of Directors in constantly enhancing and enabling a culture of quality and safety at the hospitals to ensure delivery of effective, evidence-based care for all patients, and to oversee quality outcomes.

The Quality Committee helps to assure that exceptional patient care and patient experiences are attained through monitoring organizational quality and safety measures, leadership development in quality and safety methods, and ensuring appropriate resource allocation to achieve this purpose.

Chair: Carol A. Somersille, MD, FACOG*
Members: Alyson Falwell, Shahram Gholami, MD,  Philip Ho, MD,  Prithvi Legha, MD, Jack Po, MD, Ph.D.*, Krutica Sharma, MD, Melora Simon, Steve Xanthopoulos, MD, John Zoglin*

Executive Sponsor: Holly Beeman, MD, MBA
Committee Staff
Mark Adams, MD, Cheryl Reinking, DNP, RN NEA-BC, Shreyas Mallur, MD, Daniel Shin, MD, Nicole Hartley


The Compliance and Audit Committee generally meets six times annually and jointly with the Board of Directors for educational sessions two to three times annually. Participation may, from time to time, be by telephone or video conference. Occasional additional meetings are held as required for non-scheduled matters.

About El Camino Health

El Camino Health provides a personalized healthcare experience at two not-for-profit acute care hospitals in Los Gatos and Mountain View and at primary care, multi-specialty care, and urgent care locations across Santa Clara County. For nearly sixty years, the organization has grown to meet the needs of individuals and communities it serves. Bringing together the best in new technology and advanced medicine, the network of nationally recognized physicians and care teams deliver high quality, compassionate care. Key service lines include behavioral health, cancer, heart and vascular, mother-baby, neurology, orthopedics, spine, urology and women's health. The hospitals have earned numerous awards for clinical excellence, including being named as a top 100 hospital in the nation by Fortune/IBM Watson Health and Newsweek, Best Maternity Care Hospital for Los Gatos hospital by Newsweek, and earning a 5-Star Overall Hospital Quality Rating from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). El Camino Health has earned four consecutive American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognitions for nursing excellence and quality patient care.

El Camino Health Fiscal Year 2021 Facts:

Number of beds: 454
Employees: 3,626
Number of physicians: 1,508
Inpatient volume: 19,157
Outpatient volume: 238,932
Number of deliveries: 4,244
Annual revenue: $1,095.3M