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)
Lilia Pacini, M.D. (Vice-Chair)
Scott White (Secretary)
Michele Finney, CEO
Gemma Kim, M.D. (Chief of Staff)
Frederick Eko, M.D.
Amir Lavaf, M.D.
Eric Presser, M.D.
Les Zendle, M.D. (DHCD)
Carole Rogers, RN, MPH (DHCD)
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Hi Desert Medical Center
Christi Blauwkamp (Chair)
Donna Munoz (Vice Chair)
Jim Bagley (Secretary)
Andre Kasko, D.O., (Chief of Staff)
Sumit Mahajan, M.D. (Chief of Staff Elect)
Karen Faulis (CEO)
Gholam Zadeii, M.D.
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JFK Memorial Hospital
Richard P. Twiss (Chairman)
Michael Stutz (Vice Chairman)
M. Elizabeth "Betty" Sassano (Secretary)
Andrew Kassinove, M.D. (Chief of Staff)
Saeed Eskandari, M.D. (Chief of Staff Elect)
Gary Honts (CEO)
Gloria R. Franz, CFP
Jeffrey C. Kirkpatrick
Saad H. Niazi
Gerald D. Sharon, D.Min.
Douglas T. Welmas
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