Board of Directors Biographies

The El Camino Hospital Board of Directors is comprised of five publicly elected El Camino Healthcare District board members and up to five appointed board members appointed by the District Board.

Lanhee J. Chen, JD, PhD

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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. In addition, he served as a senior appointee at the US 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 third three-year term, which expires on June 30, 2024.


Peter C. Fung, MD, MS, FACP, FAAN, FAHA

Image of El Camino Hospital Board of Directors member Peter C. Fung, MD, MS, FACP, FAAN, FAHA

Peter C. Fung*, MD, MS, FACP, FAAN, FAHA, is Vice-Chair of the El Camino Healthcare District Board and 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 currently a member of the Finance and Governance Committees. In addition, 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 the 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

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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 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* is Chair of the El Camino Healthcare District Board and Secretary/Treasurer of the El Camino Hospital Board. She served eight years as Mayor and Council member for the City of Sunnyvale and was a long-time Lockheed Martin employee before entering politics.

Ms. Miller was elected to the El Camino Healthcare District Board in November 2012 and elected to the El Camino Hospital Board in December 2012. She began her second four-year term in December 2016 and was publicly elected for her third four-year term in December 2020. She currently serves on the Compliance and Audit Committee and has formerly served on the Investment Committee, Executive Compensation Committee, and Quality Patient Care and Patient Experience Committee. In addition, Ms. Miller was the past chair of the Governance Committee, Hospital Board liaison to the El Camino Health Foundation Board, and District Liaison to the Community Benefit Advisory Council.

Ms. Miller 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. She is also the chair of the Board of Directors of the Silicon Valley Tobacco Securitization Corporation and served as a commissioner for the Santa Clara County Airport Commission.

Ms. Miller 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

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Dr. Po began his first three-year term on the El Camino Hospital Board on July 1, 2019, and is a member of the Quality, Patient Care, and Patient Experience Committee and vice-chair of the Compliance and Audit Committee.

Dr. Po 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. In addition, he led teams in Health, Research, Cloud, and Search. Before joining Google, Dr. Po spent a decade working in different senior operating and venture capital roles in medical devices, healthcare delivery, and Global Health. He is a respected thought leader in 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, Dr. Po 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.

Dr. Po received his MD and Ph.D. from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University's Fu School of Engineering. He received his MA in mathematics and his BS in Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.


Bob Rebitzer

Bob Rebitzer is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of El Camino Hospital. He is now serving his second term on the El Camino Hospital Board, which expires on June 30, 2023, and currently serves on the Governance Committee.

In addition, Mr. Rebitzer is a managing director at Manatt Health, the consulting division of Manatt Phelps.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Rebitzer was the 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

Carol A. Somersille*, MD, FACOG, is the Secretary/Treasurer of the El Camino Healthcare District Board. She 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. In addition, she is a member of the Investment Committee and Quality Patient Care and Patient Experience 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

Image of El Camino Hospital Board of Directors member George 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 as a member of the 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.


Don Watters

Image of El Camino Hospital Board of Director Don Watters

Mr. Watters was elected to his first term on the El Camino Hospital Board on May 21, 2019, and is now serving his second term, which expires on June 30, 2024. He is a member of the Finance Committee and chair of the Governance Committee.

Mr. Watters has more than 25 years of experience in business management and consulting for McKinsey & Company across various industries throughout the world. In addition, he 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's 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 a member of the Investment Committee and the chair of the Finance Committee. 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.

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