Sue Compton, CEO AXIS, AHC Board Chair
Preston DuFauchard, CEO West Oakland Health
After three years on the Board of Directors for WOH he stepped down to become WOH’s CEO. In his short time as WOH’s CEO, he has stepped up and worked closely with the Executive Team on multiple projects that help keep WOH thriving.
In addition to his executive responsibilities Mr. DuFauchard also serves on the Board of Trustees of PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust, where he chairs the Risk Committee, and serves on the Finance and Related Party Matters committees.
From 2015 to 2017 Mr. DuFauchard was General Counsel for Robertson Stephens LLC and also served as California Corporations Commissioner between 2006 and 2011.
Mr. DuFauchard graduated from UC Berkeley School of Law in 1984, and Stanford University in 1979, where he majored in Anthropology.
Jane Garcia, CEO La Clínica
Ms. Jane García has led La Clínica de La Raza since she became CEO in 1983 and the strength of her leadership is apparent when looking at the organization itself.
La Clínica has grown from a $2 million dollar project to an over $92 million dollar institution. La Clínica employs over 800 staff and serves over 74,000 patients across 30 sites in Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano Counties. La Clínica is one of the largest community health clinics in the state of California.
Ms. García is an advocate and activist with a passion for preserving community health care for all residents regardless of ability to pay. Her commitment to community health care has been recognized on numerous occasions. The most recent of which include La Clínica’s recognition as a “Public Health Hero-Organizational Hero Award” from UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health and Ms. García’s recognition by the San Francisco Business Times as a Healthcare Hero in the Community Impact category.
Ms. García received a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and a Masters in Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley.
Sherry Hirota, CEO Asian Health Services
Chief Executive Officer of Asian Health Services (AHS) since 1982. Hirota has been instrumental in advancing the concepts of linguistic and cultural competence. Under her leadership, the AHS budget has increased from $100,000 to $20 million and the number of staff has increased from nine to 200, 99% of whom both speak English and at least one additional language.
As an advocate and pioneer in the Asian American and Pacific Islander health movement, Sherry has national experience and expertise in public policy and advocacy, and has played a critical role in the establishment of language and cultural competence standards in managed care. She has served as an adviser to Congressional leaders on health issues ranging from eligibility criteria for indigent care population-based medically underserved designations, strategies for urban health policy, language access standards, and stabilization of core infrastructure funding for community-based organizations.
In addition to her executive responsibilities at AHS, Sherry’s professional and community affiliations include: Emerita Board Member of The California Endowment, appointed member of the Advisory Committee on Research on Minority Health, and member of the Advisory Board of the Bureau of Primary Health Care’s National Center for Cultural Competence. She served as Health Chair of the Dellums Commission: Expanded Pathways of Young Men of Color, Chair of the Workforce Committee of the California Primary Care Association, board member of the Community Health Centers Network and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Alameda Health Consortium.
Zettie D. Page, III, CEO Tri-City Health Center
Zettie D. Page, III, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer (CEO), joined Tri-City Health Center (TCHC) in January 2013.
He is a former FQHC CEO with a career focused on increasing access to care while decreasing disparities in healthcare through stabilizing and transitioning community health centers as primary safety net providers within their service areas.
He has over 20 years of experience working with FQHCs and recently served as CEO for Salud Para La Gente in Watsonville where he led organizational expansion from 13 to 23 sites, a strengthening of governance, revision to the strategic plan, and implementation of an electronics record system. He also secured nearly $8 million in grants to improve clinics. Dr. Page worked as an Executive Director of Plains Medical Center in Limon, Colorado. Dr. Page speaks fluent Mandarin, holds a doctorate of medicine in general medicine, a doctorate in social work, and three Masters Degrees in Social Work, Health Education and MBA. He has retired from 36 years of military (reserve) service as a Colonel.
Dr. Page is currently the Chairman of HHS’s National Advisory Council on Migrant Health, a member of the board of directors for the CA School Based Health Clinics Association and a well-known leader working with agencies on transformational change. His leadership experience and track record of successfully delivering organization stability is key for Tri-City Health Center to sustain its mission and services to the community in the new health care environment.
David B. Vliet, CEO LifeLong Medical Care, AHC Board Secretary