Board of Councilors

Partners’ Board of Councilors was created as a high-level  “think-tank” for the organization.  

The Partners Board has charged the Board of Councilors with providing guidance in three key areas important to the agency. These include: 

  • strategic review of Partners initiatives focused on the social determinants of health (SDOH); 
  • insight as to how emerging areas may affect those initiatives; and  
  • valuable advice in identifying individuals worthy of nomination to receive Partners’ prestigious Vision & Excellence in Healthcare Leadership Award. 

The group currently numbers 29 members, consisting of healthcare leadership serving nationally and throughout California. 

Each of the Councilors bring to the group enormous depths of experience, great judgement, and limitless wisdom, grounded in many years of hands-on-work each has had in shaping the future of healthcare for the United States. 


Lloyd Bookman, JD
Founding Partner
Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC

Robert Lundy, Jr., JD
Founding Partner
Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC


Barry Arbuckle, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer
MemorialCare Health System

John Baackes
Chief Executive Officer
L.A. Care Health Plan

Elaine Batchlor, MD, MPH
Chief Executive Officer
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital

Kathleen Brown
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Carmela Coyle
President and Chief Executive Officer
California Hospital Association

Donald Crane
President and Chief Executive Officer
America’s Physician Groups

Cástulo de la Rocha
President and Chief Executive Officer
AltaMed Health Services Corporation

Diana Dooley

David Feinberg, MD, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer

George Halvorson
Chair and Chief Executive Officer
Institute for InterGroup Understanding

Rod Hochman, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Providence St. Joseph Health

Yoshi Honkawa

Thomas Jackiewicz, MPH
President and Chief Operating Officer
University of Chicago Medical Center
UChicago Medicine Health System

Howard Kahn
Senior Advisor
Johns Hopkins Health Care

Francine Kaufman, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Hyong “Ken” Kim, MD
Chief Executive Officer
Divinity Health

Robert Margolis, MD
Chief Executive Officer Emeritus
HealthCare Partners

Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

Allen Mathies, MD
Former Chief Executive Officer
Huntington Hospital

J. Mario Molina, MD
Founding Dean, School of Medicine
Keck Graduate Institute

Laura Mosqueda, MD
Family Medicine and Geriatrics Physician and Professor
Keck Medicine of USC
USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Richard Norling
Senior Fellow
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

Thomas Priselac
President and Chief Executive Officer
Cedars-Sinai Health System

Arthur Southam, MD, MBA, MPH
Executive Vice-President, Health Plan Operations
Kaiser Permanente

Paul Torrens, MD, MPH
Professor Emeritus
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Robert Tranquada, MD
Professor Emeritus
University of Southern California

Steve Valentine
Valentine Health Advisers

Chris Van Gorder
President and Chief Executive Officer
Scripps Health

Paul Viviano
President and Chief Executive Officer
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Jim West
President and Chief Executive Officer
PIH Health

In Memoriam

C. Duane Dauner
Special Adviser, Former President/CEO
California Hospital Association

In 2020, we mourned the loss of our dear friend C. Duane Dauner. In addition to serving as a Founding Member of Partners’ Board of Councilors, Dauner was twice a recipient of Partners’ recognition. First, in 2004 as recipient of the organization’s Vision & Excellence in Healthcare Leadership Award, and again in 2018 with the organization’s rarely given Lifetime Achievement Award. Duane helped advance our work at Partners and offered valuable advice. He was an extraordinary leader and made a tremendous impact on our organization.

Leeba Lessin
Former President