Faculty and Volunteer Advisors

Parag Agnihotri, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Population Health Services, UC San Diego Health; Co-Founder, Capital Region University of Best Practices

José A. Arévalo, MD

FAAFP Sutter IPA; Chief Medical Officer Sutter IPA; Co-Founder, Capital Region University of Best Practices

Rebecca Cupp, RPh

Vice President, Pharmacy Controls, Kaiser Permanente, National Pharmacy Programs and Services; Former Air Force Officer


Jim Dudl, MD

Former Diabetes Lead, Care Management Institute and Community Benefits, Kaiser Permanente 

Brent Fulton, MBA, PhD

Brent Fulton, MBA, PhD

Associate Adjunct Professor of Health Economics and Policy, UC Berkeley School of Public Health 

Liz Helms

President/CEO, California Chronic Care Coalition

Michael Kanter, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Clinical Science, Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine

Neal Kohatsu, MD, MPH

Program Evaluator & Health Strategist, Institute for Population Health Improvement, UC Davis Health; Former Chief Medical Officer, Medi-Cal

Eleanor Levin, MD, FACC, FAHA

Eleanor Levin, MD, FACC, FAHA

Clinical Prof. of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center; Former Kaiser Permanente Northern California Chief of Cardiology

Jeff Mason, MD

Former CMO United Health Plan of California

Jessica Núñez de Ybarra, MD, MPH,

California Department of Public Health


Carol Peden, MBChB, MD, FRCA, FFICM, MPH

Executive Director for Clinical Quality, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association; Adjunct Prof. Clinical Anesthesiology, University of Southern California and University of Pennsylvania; former Quality Improvement Leader for Southern England, UK National Health Service

Anne Peters, MD

Anne Peters, MD

Professor of Medicine, USC Keck School of Medicine; Director, USC Clinical Diabetes Programs; Chair, Endocrine Society Committee on Diabetes Devices; EASD/ADA Technology Safety Committee

Michael R. Pollock

UCSD Rady School of Management, Emeritus

Riya Pulicharam, MD

Riya Pulicharam, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Harmonize Health; Former National Medical Director of Population Health, Healthcare Partners

Jean Shahdadpuri

Jean Shahdadpuri, MD, MBA

Emeritus Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, HealthNet/Centene; Managing Director, Nikai

Shawni Smith

Shawni Smith

Regional Director, Quality, Outcomes, Research and Analytics, American Heart Association

Marilyn Stebbins, PharmD

Marilyn Stebbins, PharmD

Professor and Vice-Chair of Clinical Innovation, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco

Chuck Toeniskoetter, MBA

Survivor & Patient Advocate; Founder, Stroke Awareness Foundation

Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD, FNLA, FACC

Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD, FNLA, FACC

UCLA Professor of Cardiology & Co-Director, Preventive Cardiology

Claudine Woo, PhD

Claudine Woo, PhD

Right Care Initiative Volunteer

Nathan Wong

Nathan Wong, PhD, FACC, FAHA

Professor, School of Medicine & Department of Epidemiology; Director, UCI Heart Disease Prevention Program, UCI School of Medicine

Last Updated: August 17, 2021