Chief Executive Officer
A seasoned healthcare executive, Lee Domanico has led hospitals and health systems across the country. He is known for his ability to transform underperforming organizations into those of high achievement. Currently, Lee serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Marin Healthcare District and Marin General Hospital, in Marin County, CA, where he led the transfer of the hospital from a large system to a successful free-standing publicly accountable hospital. He secured financing and built the operating and governance organization that currently oversees Marin General Hospital, starting with only 7 days of cash on hand. Recently the hospital raised $400M in public funding; $65M in philanthropy and $100M in debt to rebuild the hospital. Under his leadership, Marin General has received numerous awards for quality and safety and is ranked in the top 5% nationally for safety and clinical outcomes.
Prior to the Marin Healthcare District and Marin General Hospital, Lee led El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, California. Under his leadership, El Camino Hospital became one of the most profitable district hospitals in the State and developed superlative medical programs. Prior to joining El Camino Hospital, Domanico led the re-emergence of the Allegheny Health System in Philadelphia from bankruptcy to healthy profits, where he received the “Philadelphia Business Leader of the Year” award.
Domanico previously held executive leadership positions as CEO at the Columbus-Cabrini Health System in Chicago, IL, as V.P in Los Angeles, CA, and as Sr. VP of Pennsylvania with Tenet Healthcare, and as CEO of Legacy Health System in Portland, Oregon.
Domanico is known for establishing healing, patient-centric hospital environments and for early adoption of cutting-edge medical technologies. He has 30+ years of experience as a Hospital and Health System CEO.
Domanico holds a BS degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MS degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford.
Chief Operating Officer
Jon Friedenberg provides the overall direction for internal hospital operations. Prior to joining Marin General Hospital he was Vice President of El Camino Hospital, where he founded the Genomic Medicine Institute, South Asian Heart Center and The Fogarty Institute for Innovation. Mr. Friedenberg received his bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley, a master's degree from UC Davis, and was a fellow at the Wexner Heritage Foundation. Friedenberg, who is married with two children, enjoys hiking with his family along Marin's trails and coastline during his time away from the office.
MGH Foundation President & Chief Development Officer
Liz Kolcun, an accomplished health care philanthropy professional, joined the Marin General Hospital team in May 2016. Previously, Kolcun served as Chief Development Officer for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) where she led the philanthropy and annual fundraising programs. Earlier in her career, Kolcun managed all aspects of major gifts fund development at California Pacific Medical Center Foundation. Over her 15-year career in health care philanthropy, she has held responsibility for capital campaigns, individual major and principal gifts, planned gifts, grant writing, direct mail, event planning and philanthropy communications. Kolcun is a graduate of University of Florida, in Gainesville, Florida.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Linda Lang joins Marin General Hospitalfrom Kaiser Permanente, where she was Regional Director/ Employee & Labor Relations, Northern California, overseeing the organization’s labor relations and bargaining strategy with a workforce of over 65,000. She joined Kaiser in 2010 from Millennium Hotels and Resorts, where she was Vice President, Human Resources for the hospitality firm’s North American Region. Prior to that, she was a Human Resources Regional Director at Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Worldwide. A 1990 graduate of San Francisco State University, Lang went on to earn a J.D. at the University of San Francisco Law School in 1999.
Eric Pifer, MD
Chief Medical & Information Officer
Dr. Eric Pifer is a board certified internal medicine physician with a focus in his clinical practice on care of complex patients and seniors. He went to medical school at the Medical College of Pennsylvania before doing a residency and chief residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. He has a long administrative career that includes roles as the first Chief Medical Information Officer at the University of Pennsylvania in the early 2000s where he also maintained an active practice and taught resident physicians. In 2007, he came to California and served more than 8 years as the Chief Medical Officer at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View where he built multiple specialty programs and oversaw an extensive program in quality and patient safety. Dr. Pifer then spent 2 years practicing medicine and overseeing clinics on the campuses of Google, Facebook, Apple, Applied Materials and Linked-in before coming to Marin General Hospital in 2018.
Karin Reese, RN, MS
Chief Nursing Officer
Karin Reese brings more than 28 years of clinical, teaching and administrative experience in acute outpatient and home care settings. Most recently, she served as Director Workforce Solutions at Med Assets in Plano, Texas. She has held nursing management positions at Palm Drive Hospital, Swedish Medical Center in Edmonds, Washington, and Kaiser Permanente in Santa Rosa, as well as over 15 years as faculty at Santa Rosa Junior College. She received her undergraduate degree in Nursing from Humboldt State University and her graduate degree in Nursing from University of California, San Francisco.