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Our Leaders

The Valley Children's Hospital 
Board of Trustees

Chair: William Smittcamp
Vice Chair: Dr. J. Charles Smith
Treasurer: Robert Kubo
Secretary: Linda Fraley, MD

Bruce Allbright
Sahar Barayan, MD
Kim Ruiz Beck
Jeannine Campos Grech
Michael Hanson
David Krause
Jeff Mayer
Paul McDougal
David Nalchajian
Pat Ricchiuti
Todd Suntrapak
Noreen Wade
Riley Walter, Esq.


Valley Children's Executive Leadership
 Todd Suntrapak


Todd Suntrapak,
President & Chief Executive Officer


Dr. David Christensen


David Christensen, MD,
Senior Vice President Medical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer



Michael Goldring


Michael Goldring
Senior Vice President & Physician Network Executive



Beverly Hayden-Pugh, Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer 
Beverly Hayden-Pugh,
Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations and Chief Nursing Officer



 Michele Waldron, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

 Michele Waldron,
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer



Joel Brownell, MD 

Joel Brownell, MD
Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer



Robert Saroyan


Robert Saroyan
Vice President, Philanthropy & Chief Development Officer



Kevin Shimamoto


Kevin Shimamoto
Vice President, Chief Information Officer



Danielle Barry
Vice President, Revenue Cycle Management

Karen Dahl, MD


Karen Dahl, MD,
Vice President, Quality and Safety



Danny Davis
Vice President, Patient Care 


Jessie Hudgins 

Jessie Hudgins,
Vice President Facilities and Support Services



Natale Ponticello

Natale Ponticello
Vice President, Human Resources  



David Singh  

David Singh,
Vice President Ancillary Services



Stephanie Vance

Stephanie Vance
Vice President, Finance


Jane Willson


Jane Willson,
Vice President Corporate Development 



Medical Staff Officers

Valley Children's Medical Staff Officers for 2014 are:

Sahar Barayan, MD, Chief of Staff
Gary Magram, MD, Vice Chief of Staff
Fred Laningham, MD, Secretary-Treasurer

Department Chairs

Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care
Christine Almon, MD - Chair
Kevin Luu, MD - Vice Chair

Department of Cardiology &
Cardiothoracic Surgery

Narakesari Heragu, MD - Chair
Valeriano Simbre, MD - Vice Chair

Department of Emergency Medicine
Robert Kezirian, MD - Chair 
Henry C. Pollack, MD - Vice Chair

Department of Medical Imaging
TBD - Chair
Michael Myracle, MD - Vice Chair

Department of Medicine
John Kinnison, MD - Chair 
Swati Banerjee, MD - Vice Chair

Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Stephen Kassel, MD - Chair 
Aleli Siongco, MD - Vice Chair

Department of Surgery
Mimi Chao, MD - Chair 
Joseph Gerardi, DO - Vice Chair 


The Valley Children's Healthcare
Foundation Board of Directors

President: Todd Suntrapak
Chair: Paul McDougal
Vice Chair: Kim Ruiz-Beck
Secretary: Jeannine Grech
Treasurer: Michele Waldron
Immediate Past Chair: David Nalchajian

Dan Adams        
Danielle Bacon-Parnagian     
Erin Berberian-Gleason   
Blair Cunnings
Marty Flaming
Kenneth Jue, MD
Allison Karahadian
Patrick Murphy
Caren Myers
Skip Nugent
Carl Refuerzo
Robert Saroyan
Richard Shehadey
Debbie Smades-Henes
Bill Smittcamp
Nadarasa Visveshwara, MD
Kevin Williams
Jody Young