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)

Lilia Pacini, M.D. (Secretary)

Gemma Kim, M.D. (Chief of Staff)

Michele Finney (CEO)

Grace Garner

Maria Elena Geyer

Jeff Grubbe

Amir Lavaf, M.D.

Eric Presser, M.D.

Bryan Reyes

Carole Rogers, RN, MPH (Desert Healthcare District)

Les Zendle, M.D. (Desert Healthcare District)

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Hi Desert Medical Center

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.

Jim Bagley

Matthew Campos

Cathy Itnyre

Gary Talley

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JFK Memorial Hospital

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

Tricia Gehrlein

John F. Hoffner

Elaine Holmes

Andrew Kassinove, M.D.

Jeffrey C. Kirkpatrick

M. Elizabeth "Betty" Sassano

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