Board of Directors Biographies
Lanhee J. Chen, JD, PhD
Dr. Chen is Chair of the Board of Directors of El Camino Hospital. He is the David and Diane Steffy Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution; director of Domestic Policy Studies and lecturer in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University; lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School; and an affiliate of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University.
He is a presidentially-appointed and Senate-confirmed member of the Social Security Advisory Board, a bipartisan and independent body that advises the president, Congress, and other policymakers on matters relating to the Social Security program. During the George W. Bush administration, he served as a senior appointee at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
He earned his PhD and AM in political science from Harvard University, his JD cum laude from Harvard Law School, and his AB magna cum laude in government from Harvard College. The El Camino Healthcare District Board appointed Dr. Chen to the El Camino Hospital Board for a second three-year renewable term, which expires on June 30, 2021.
Peter C. Fung, MD, MS, FACP, FAAN, FAHA
Peter C. Fung*, MD, MS, FACP, FAAN, FAHA, is a neurologist at El Camino Health. Dr. Fung is a member of the Chinese Health Initiative, and its El Camino Health Chinese-speaking Physician Referral Network, committed to treating, educating, and working with the Chinese community.
In addition, he serves on the Stroke Council of the American Heart Association (AHA). He specializes and is board certified in stroke and vascular neurology, pain medicine, and clinical neurophysiology (EEG, EMG). He has special interests in the treatment of migraines, seizure disorders, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke medicine, and cerebrovascular disease.
In November 2014, the public elected Dr. Fung to his first four-year term on the District Board of Directors. He was re-elected to the District Board for his second four-year term on November 6, 2018. He is also serving his second term on the Hospital Board. He is Chair of the Governance Committee and a member of the Quality, Patient Care and Patient Experience Committee. Dr. Fung also previously served as the Hospital Board liaison to the Community Benefit Advisory Council. Because of his Board responsibilities, Dr. Fung stepped down as medical director of El Camino Hospital Stroke Program, which has been highly rated with multiple awards and recognitions.
Dr. Fung earned his medical degree from the University of Hong Kong and a master’s degree in neurophysiology from the University of Michigan. He completed his residencies in Michigan — internal medicine at Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center in Dearborn and neurology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Gary Kalbach* was elected by the El Camino Healthcare District Board to the El Camino Hospital Board on January 16, 2018, for a renewable term, which expires June 30, 2021. The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors appointed Mr. Kalbach to fill a vacancy on the El Camino Healthcare District Board effective December 7, 2018. He currently serves as Chair of the District Board. He is also the Chair of the Hospital Board's Investment Committee and is a member of the Finance and Governance Committees.
Mr. Kalbach has more than 30 years of experience in finance/entrepreneurship, strategic planning, and partnership formation. He has served on the boards of more than 50 technology-based companies as a venture capital investor. He has also served on the Board’s Governance Committee since 2012 and the Investment Committee since 2015.
Prior to this, Mr. Kalbach was the founding president and chair of the Board of the Fogarty Institute of Innovation at El Camino Health. Previously, he was chair of the Board of Directors of Children’s Hospital (now Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital). Additionally, since his retirement from a venture capital firm in 2006, he has served on boards for numerous not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Kalbach earned his Master of Business Administration from San Jose State University and a Bachelor of Science from University of California, Berkeley.
Julie Kliger, MPA, BSN
Julie Kliger, MPA, BSN, was elected by the El Camino Healthcare District Board to the El Camino Hospital Board on January 16, 2018, for a renewable term, which expires June 30, 2020. She currently serves as a member of the Hospital Board, is Chair of the Quality, Patient Care and Patient Experience Committee and is a member of the Executive Compensation Committee.
Ms. Kliger is a managing director at the management consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal and is a key member of their West Coast Health Care Practice. She has more than 25 years of experience in leading large-impact care model redesign, strategic conversions, business development, and organizational change management implementation.
Ms. Kliger started her career in healthcare as a nurse at Stanford Children’s Hospital and Highland Hospital in Oakland, California. She earned her Master of Public Administration from Harvard University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Columbia University, and Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Berkeley. Ms. Kliger is a Fellow of the California Health Care Foundation and has authored several peer-reviewed papers.
Julia E. Miller
Julia E. Miller* served eight years as Mayor and Council member for the City of Sunnyvale. She currently serves on the Investment Committee. Julia has also served on the Compliance and Audit Committee, Executive Compensation Committee, the Quality Patient Care and Patient Experience Committee, and as Chair of the Governance Committee. She is currently Secretary/Treasurer of both the El Camino Hospital Board and the District Board. In addition, Julia is the Hospital Board liaison to the El Camino Health Foundation Board and is the District Board liaison to the Community Benefit Advisory Council.
A long-time Lockheed Martin employee before entering politics, Julia was elected to the El Camino Healthcare District Board in November 2012 and elected to the El Camino Hospital Board in December 2012. Ms. Miller began her second four-year term in December 2016. Julia is the past vice chair of the Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD) Board of Directors, and currently represents the District Board on the Silicon Valley Tobacco Securitization Authority Board where she is the vice president. Julia also is chair of the Board of Directors of the Silicon Valley Tobacco Securitization Corporation and serves as a commissioner for the Santa Clara County Airport Commission.
Julia has extensive government experience, having served on many boards including the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Association of Bay Area Governments, Bay Area Economic Forum, Sustainable Silicon Valley, San Francisco Bay Trail, San Francisco FBI Community Academy Alumni Association, Leadership Sunnyvale, and the Sunnyvale Museum and Historical Society.
Bob Rebitzer began his first term on the El Camino Hospital Board July 1, 2017, and currently serves on the Board's Governance Committee. Mr. Rebitzer is a managing director at Manatt Health, the consulting division of Manatt Phelps.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Rebitzer was chief operating officer of Stanford University's Clinical Excellence Research Center, advisor to the CEO at the California Healthcare Foundation and a senior vice president at United Behavioral Health, the mental health subsidiary of United Health Group. He was also a partner at Accenture where he was a founding member of the healthcare strategy practice.
Jack Po, MD, PhD
Dr. Po began his first three-year term on the El Camino Hospital Board on July 1, 2019 and is a member of the Compliance and Audit Committee and the Quality, Patient Care, and Patient Experience Committee. He has spent the past 20 years focusing on the intersection of technology, business, and healthcare delivery and is currently a product manager at Google working on the application of machine learning in healthcare. In addition, Dr. Po is a trustee of the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts; a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Institutes of Health National Library of Medicine; and a member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s Interoperability Standards Priorities Task Force. He earned his BA and MA in mathematics from John Hopkins University, and a medical degree and doctorate from Columbia University.
George O. Ting, MD
Following his election to the El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors on November 6, 2018, George O. Ting*, MD began his first term of service as a member of the El Camino Hospital Board of Directors on December 7, 2018. He currently serves the District Board Vice Chair and is a member of the Hospital Board Executive Compensation Committee and the Quality, Patient Care, and Patient Experience Committee.
Dr. Ting is a practicing nephrologist, a partner in the El Camino Renal Medical Group, and has been a member of El Camino Hospital’s Medical Staff since 1977. He served as Chief of the Medical Staff from 1992-1993, as Chief of Medicine from 1983-1984, as the Medical Director of El Camino Dialysis Services from 1985-2014, and as the Director of Medical Quality Assurance from 1985-1989. Dr. Ting is also a professor Emeritus at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He received his MD degree from the University of Southern California, and completed a residency in internal medicine at Rush University/Presbyterian-St. Likes Medical Center as well as a fellowship in nephrology at Stanford.
Mr. Watters’ first term on the El Camino Hospital Board began on May 21, 2019 and he is serving as a member of the Finance Committee and the Compliance and Audit Committee. Since he was elected to fill the remainder of a vacancy, his first term is shorter than usual and expires on December 4, 2020. He has more than 25 years of experience in business management and consulting for McKinsey & Company across a variety of industries throughout the world. Mr. Watters has served on the boards of several nonprofits and corporations including the American Leadership Forum Silicon Valley, The Tech Museum of Innovation, United Way Silicon Valley, and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. He earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University.
John L. Zoglin
John Zoglin* is the IBM Cloud Business Unit Worldwide Digital paid media leader. He was first appointed to the District Board in 2007, reappointed in 2008, and publicly elected to his second full term in 2012. He began his third four-year term in December 2016.
Mr. Zoglin currently serves as the Hospital Board Vice Chair and on the Executive Compensation Committee and as the Chair of the Finance Committee. He also serves as the Board liaison to the Community Benefit Advisory Council. He follows his father in service to El Camino Hospital; Dr. Stanton Zoglin served as the hospital’s chief of staff in the early 1960s. Mr. Zoglin earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
*Also serve on El Camino Healthcare District Board.