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Desert Care Network Governing Board

Meet our Board of Governors

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.

Desert Regional Medical Center

Frederick Axelrod, M.D. (Chair)

Frederick Eko, M.D. (Vice-Chair)

Michele Finney, CEO

Maria Elena Geyer

Jeff Grubbe

Shubha Kerkar, M.D. (Chair Emerita)

Babak Khazaeni, M.D. (Chief of Staff)

Amir Lavaf, M.D.

Lilia Pacini, M.D. (Secretary)

Eric Presser, M.D.

Bryan Rey

Carole Rogers, RN, MPH (DHCD)

Elizabeth Romero

Lez Zendle, M.D. (DHCD)

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JFK Memorial Hospital

Bev Blessing, FNP, Ph.D. (Secretary)

Jambur E. Chandrashekar, M.D. (Chief of Staff)

Gerald D. Sharon, D.Min. (Chair)

Richard P. Twiss (Vice Chair)

Members:

Gloria R. Franz

John F. Hoffner

Elaine Holmes

Andrew Kassinove, M.D.

Elizabeth "Betty" Sassano

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Hi-Desert Medical Center

Christi Blauwkamp  (Vice Chair)

Ayad Garghoury, M.D. (Chief of Staff )

Andre Kasko, D.O. (Chief of Staff Elect)

Jim Ventura (Chair)

Members:

Martie Avels, R.N. BSN

Revati Ghathekar, M.D.

Christopher Keith

Shelley Licata

Donna Munoz

Gholam Zadeii, M.D.

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