The Board of Governors is responsible for financial and professional oversight of Desert Care Network. Its members guide Desert Care Network in the delivery of high-quality healthcare to the Coachella Valley.
Frederick Axelrod, M.D. (Chair)
Frederick Eko, M.D. (Vice-Chair)
Lilia Pacini, M.D. (Secretary)
Gemma Kim, M.D. (Chief of Staff)
Michele Finney (CEO)
Maria Elena Geyer
Amir Lavaf, M.D.
Eric Presser, M.D.
Carole Rogers, RN, MPH (Desert Healthcare District)
Les Zendle, M.D. (Desert Healthcare District)
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Christi Blauwkamp (Chair)
Donna Munoz (Vice Chair)
Jim Ventura (Secretary)
Andre Kasko, D.O., (Chief of Staff)
William S. Bush, M.D. (Chief of Staff Elect)
Karen Faulis (CEO)
Gholam Zadeii, M.D.
Richard P. Twiss (Chairman)
Michael Stutz (Vice-Chairman)
Gerald D. Sharon, D.Min. (Chairman Emeritus)
Bev Blessing, FNP, Ph.D. (Secretary)
Gary Honts (CEO)
Saeed Eskandari, M.D.
Gloria R. Franz, CFP
John F. Hoffner
Andrew Kassinove, M.D.
Jeffrey C. Kirkpatrick
M. Elizabeth "Betty" Sassano