Partners 23rd Annual Tribute Dinner

Johnese Spisso, RN, MPA

Johnese Spisso, RN, MPA

President, UCLA Health | CEO, UCLA Hospital System | Associate Vice Chancellor, UCLA Health Sciences

Vision & Excellence in Healthcare Leadership Award

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Robert K. Ross, MD

Robert K. Ross, MD

President and Chief Executive Officer, The California Endowment

Lifetime Achievement Award

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Partners Tribute Dinner: Innovation and Impact

Monday, June 12, 2023 | The Beverly Hilton Hotel | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Honoring Johnese Spisso, RN, MPA and Robert K. Ross, MD

Join us for Partners’ 23rd Annual Tribute Dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday, June 12, 2023! The dinner pays tribute to our esteemed honorees Johnese Spisso, RN, MPA and Robert K. Ross, MD whose work is transforming healthcare. We are also commemorating our 25th Silver Anniversary and it will be a time for celebrating twenty-five years of extraordinary and powerful service to our communities. Thank you for your support of Partners in Care Foundation. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sponsorships, Advertisements & Tickets

Please download our sponsorship form for a complete list of benefits, including tribute advertisement dimensions and specifications here:

2023 Sponsorship Form

Payment Information

Partners  welcomes and encourages ACH Wire transfer payments, checks, and credit cards. Please contact Victoria for ACH wire details: Victoria Loy | | 747-500-4099

Please make checks payable to:
Partners in Care Foundation
EIN: 95-3954057

Mail check payments to:
2023 Tribute Dinner – Partners in Care Foundation
PO Box 25614
Pasadena, CA 91185-5614

To securely make your credit card payment online: Register here – Purchase Sponsorships, Tickets, & Advertisements

Deadline Dates and Contact Information

Tribute Journal Ad Deadline: April 3, 2023

Ticket Deadline: June 1, 2023

For details on sponsorship opportunities, contact:

Karen Schneider
Vice-President Development | (818) 837-3775 x 121

For questions about event details, payments, tribute ads, and guest names, contact:

Victoria Loy
Development Manager | (747) 500-4099

Thank you to our sponsors

Premier Event Sponsor

UCLA Health

Diamond Sponsors

Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)

Ruby Sponsors

The California Endowment

Platinum Sponsors

American Hospital Association Cedars-Sinai Health Net Keck Medicine of USC Keck School of Medicine

Gold Sponsors

AltaMed Anthem Blue Cross Common Spirit Dignity Health Hooper Lundyb Bookman Kaiser Permanente LA Care Health Plan Lilly MedPOINT Healthcare LA Preferred IPA Providence Scan Health Startup Health (Jamey Edwards)

Silver Sponsors

Alfred E. Mann Charities Blue Shield CA Cathi Cunningham and Deloitte GJS Molina PMH Super Care Health

Bronze Sponsors

AARP Afya Americans Physician Group HubMD Argent Fox Schiff Cain Brothers California Hospital Association CA Wellness Foundation Cigna First 5 LA Eileen Goodis Strom and Dr. Eric Strom Homeliving Health Providers Marta Fernandez and Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP Independent Living Systems KeyGroup MLKCH Memorial Care MonteCedro Jack & Carissa Schlosser Spencer Stuart Michael L. Steinberg, MD Whittier Trust Wise Healthcare

2023 Honorary Tribute Co-Chairs

Hector De La Torre
Executive Director, Gasol Foundation US

Michael L. Steinberg, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Chair, UCLA Medical Center

2023 Honorary Tribute Committee

Ron Brookmeyer, PhD
Dean & Distinguished Professor of Biostatistics, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

David Feinberg, MD
President & CEO, Cerner Corporation

Rod Hanners
CEO, Keck Medicine of USC, President & CEO, USC Health System

Keith Hobbs, MBA, FACHE, CMPE
President, Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Yoshi Honkawa
Consultant, Cedars-Sinai

Sachin H. Jain, MD
President & Chief Executive Officer, SCAN Group And SCAN Health Plan

Barsam Kasravi, MD, MBA, MPH
President, Western Region Anthem Medicaid

Hyong (Ken) Kim, MD
CEO, Giatros Health

Chad T. Lefteris
CEO, UC Irvine Health

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

Robert Margolis, MD
Former Managing Partner (Retired), Healthcare Partners

Paul Markovich, MA
President & CEO, Blue Shield of CA

John Mazziotta, MD
Vice Chancellor, UCLA Health Sciences and CEO, UCLA Health

Thomas Mone
CEO, OneLegacy

Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD
Dean, College of Medicine, Charles Drew University of Medicine & Science

Martha Santana Chin, MBA
Medi-Cal President, HealthNet

Miguel Santana
President & CEO, Weingart Foundation

Steven Shapiro, MD
Senior Vice President, Health Affairs, USC

Arthur M. Southam, MD
Executive Vice President Health Plan Operations and Chief Growth Officer, Kaiser Permanente

Julie Sprengel
Division President, CommonSpirit Health

Paul S. Viviano
President & CEO, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Erik G. Wexler
President, Operations & Strategy, South, Providence

2023 Tribute Dinner Committee


Jennifer Heenan
Partner, Spencer Stuart


Sajid Ahmed             
CEO, WISE Healthcare 

Paul Craig, JD            
Healthcare Advocacy, Former Chief Administrative Officer, Keck Medicine of USC

Amanda Flaum
Vice President CA & HI Medicaid, Kaiser Permanente

Jennifer L. Kozakowski, MN, MPH   
Chief Mission Integration Officer – South Bay, Providence St. Joseph Health

Manoj K. Mathew, MD, SFHM
Former National Medical Director, Agilon Health

Jack Schlosser
Founder & Principal, Desert Vista Advisors

Shawn Sheffield
Chief Strategy Officer, Keck Medicine of USC

Gerald Sullivan         
Chairman, G.J. Sullivan Reinsurance

Paul S. Viviano
President & CEO, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

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