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 Fellow in American Public Policy Studies at the Hoover Institution; director of Domestic Policy Studies and lecturer in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University; and a faculty affiliate of the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University.
Dr. Chen has advised numerous state and federal leaders on health care policy and regulatory issues. He served as a senior appointee at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the George W. Bush Administration. Dr. Chen was also 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.
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, stroke and vascular neurologist at El Camino Health. Dr. Fung is a founding member of the Chinese Health Initiative (CHI), 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 and degenerative neurological diseases.
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 Investment Committee. He was a member of the Quality, Patient Care and Patient Experience Committee until 2020. 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. For his services and leadership in the program, he was honored with naming of the stroke center as the Peter C. Fung MD Stroke Center.
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 in Ann Arbor.
Julie Kliger, MPA, BSN
Julie Kliger, MPA, BSN, was elected by the El Camino Healthcare District Board to the El Camino Hospital Board in January 2018 and is now in her second term which expires on June 30, 2023. She 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 Senior Managing Director of Digital Health Transformation for FTI Consulting, where she’s heading-up the West Coast 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 Compliance and Audit Committee. Julia has also served on the Investment 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 and Vice Chair of the District Board. In addition, Julia is the Hospital Board liaison to the El Camino Health Foundation Board and was formerly the District 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 and was publicly elected for her third four-year term in December 2020. 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.
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 is currently the CEO and founder of Ansible Health, a company focused on home based chronic care management, starting with COPD. Prior to his current role, he was a product manager at Google working in Healthcare and Machine Learning. At Google, he led teams in Health, Research, Cloud, as well as in Search. Prior to joining Google, Jack spent a decade working in different senior operating and venture capital roles in areas related to medical devices, healthcare delivery, and Global Health. Jack is a respected thought leader in the fields of Healthcare IT, Healthcare Delivery, Machine Learning, and BioDesign and he continues to teach and mentor students at Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University. In addition, Jack is currently a trustee of the Austen Riggs Center, a board member of AcademyHealth, a member of the NIH’s National Library of Medicine's Board of Scientific Counselors, and a member of the ONC's Interoperability Standards Priorities Task Force.
Jack received his M.D. and Ph.D. from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University’s Fu School of Engineering. He received his M.A. in mathematics, and his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.
Bob Rebitzer is now serving his second term, which expires on June 30, 2023, on the El Camino Hospital Board, 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.
Carol A. Somersille, M.D., FACOG
Carol A. Somersille*, M.D., FACOG, was publicly elected to the El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors on November 3, 2020 for a four-year term and elected to her first term as a member of the El Camino Hospital Board of Directors on December 4, 2020. She is a member of the Finance Committee and the Investment Committee.
Dr. Somersille is an obstetrician/gynecologist, full-time practicing physician and Medical Staff member. She has managed an independent medical practice in our community since the 1990s and has also spent time in a community clinic caring for underserved residents. Dr. Somersille has over a decade of hospital quality assurance experience. After many years on a hospital Quality Assurance Committee, she served as Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology Quality Assurance and currently serves on the El Camino Hospital Perinatal Peer Review Committee.
Dr. Somersille is a graduate of Harvard College, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Baylor College of Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology Internship and Residency. She is a board certified Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists."
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 Chair and District Liaison to the Community Benefit Advisory Council and is a member of the Hospital Board’s 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. Since he was elected to fill the remainder of a vacancy, his first term was shorter than usual and expired on December 4, 2020. On March 16, 2021, the El Camino Healthcare District Board elected him to fill a vacant seat expiring on June 30, 2021 and to a full 3 year term effective July 1, 2021. 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* leads Performance Analytics for the Medicare Acquisition Marketing Team at Blue Shield of California. 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 and was publicly elected for his fourth four-year term in December 2020.
Mr. Zoglin currently serves as the Hospital Board Vice Chair and the Chair of the Finance Committee. He also serves as the Hospital 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.