Faculty and Volunteer Advisors

Parag Agnihotri, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Population Health Services at UC San Diego Health; Co-Founder, Capital Region University of Best Practices; San Diego University of Best Practices Innovation Advisor

José A. Arévalo, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Sutter Independent Physicians; Co-Founder & Former Chairman, Right Care Initiative Capital Region University of Best Practices

Warren Barnes, JD, M.Div.
Former Chief Lawyer, California Department of Managed Health Care; Minister; Co-Founder, Right Care Initiative

William J. Bommer, MD
Executive Committee, American College of Cardiology, CA Chapter; Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Director, Noninvasive Services, UC Davis; Chairman, Right Care Capital Region University of Best Practices

Matthew Budoff, MD
Professor of Medicine, UCLA; Endowed Chair of Preventive Cardiology; Program Director, Division of Cardiology Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute; Steering Committee Member, Director CT Reading Center, Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) Trial

Steve Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, FNAP
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs; William A. and Josephine A. Heeres Chair in Community Pharmacy; Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Southern California; Co-Chair, Right Care Los Angeles University of Best Practices

Rebecca Cupp, RPh
Former Air Force Officer; Executive Director Medication Quality and Patient Safety, Kaiser National

Anthony N. DeMaria, MD, MACC
Judith and Jack White Chair in Cardiology UC San Diego School of Medicine; Be There San Diego Chairman; Right Care San Diego University of Best Practices Co-Founder

Victoria Dupuy
CEO & Founder, No More Broken Hearts, No More Broken Hearts

Scott Flinn, MD
Regional Medical Director, Blue Shield of California; Former Co-Chair Right Care University of Best Practices, San Diego; Co-Founder, Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Former US Navy Undersea Medical Officer with Navy Seals

Shannon Fox
Dornbrach Family Advocate  

Cindy Giambrone, PharmD
Director, Performance Improvement and ACO Pharmacy Risk, MemorialCare Medical Group; Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Heart Failure Work Group

Liz Helms
President/CEO, California Chronic Care Coalition

Jan Hirsch, BSPharm., PhD, FNAP
Founding Dean, UC Irvine School of Pharmacy; Former Professor of Clinical Pharmacy; Chair, Division of Clinical Pharmacy; Executive Director, Partners in Medication Therapy, University of California, San Diego; Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Susan L. Ivey, MD, MHSA
Adjunct Professor, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Director of Research, Health Research for Action; Medical Director, Clinics, City of Berkeley Division of Public Health

Michael Kanter, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Clinical Science, Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine; Former National EVP and Chief Quality Officer, Kaiser Permanente Federation; Regional CMO, Southern California Kaiser

Tony Kuo, MD, MSHS
Director, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health; Co-Program Leader, Population Health Program, UCLA Clinical and Translational Institute; Co-Chair, Right Care Los Angeles University of Best Practices

David J. Maron, MD
Director of Preventative Cardiology, Clinical Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine

Jeff Mason, MD
Former CMO United Health Plan of California

Jessica Núñez de Ybarra, MD, MPH, FACPM
Chief, Chronic Disease Control Branch,
Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Control,
California Department of Public Health

Carol Peden, MBChB, MD, MPH
Executive Director, USC Center for Health System Innovation, Keck School of Medicine, USC; Co-Chair, Right Care Los Angeles University of Best Practices

Michael R. Pollock
UCSD Rady School of Management

Hector Rodriguez, PhD, MPH
Henry J. Kaiser Endowed Chair in Organized Health Systems; Director, California Initiative for Health Equity & Action; Co-Director, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research; Professor of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley

Jean Shahdadpuri, MD, MBA
Vice President of Medical Affairs, Health Net of California/Centene Corp

Stephen M. Shortell, PhD, MBA, MPH
Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management; Director, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research (CHOIR); Dean Emeritus, School of Public Health; Professor of Organization Behavior, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Joseph Sky, MD, FACP, FACC
Chief of Cardiology, United States Air Force David Grant Medical Center; Medical Director, Metabolic Clinic and Heart, Lung & Vascular Center David Grant Medical Center; Co-Chair, Capital Region University of Best Practices

Betsy L. Thompson, MD, MSPH, DrPH
RADM and Assistant Surgeon General, U.S. Public Health Service Director, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chuck Toeniskoetter, MBA
Survivor & Patient Advocate; Founder, Stroke Awareness Foundation

Matthew P. Wonnacott, MD
Co-chair, Right Care University of Best Practices, Capital Region; Chief Medical Officer, Barton Health

Last Updated: January 1st, 2020