The Marin General Hospital Board of Directors, made up primarily of community volunteers who have expertise in a variety of fields, is responsible for the hospital's day-to-day operations, including patient care, budget oversight, physician credentialing, community services, labor contracts, staffing levels, and administration of the facility. The board makes its decisions based on the needs of the community.
The Marin General Hospital Board of Directors regular meetings in 2017 are scheduled for March 7, June 6, September 5, and December 5. The meetings are at 5:30 pm in the Conference Center at Marin General Hospital. At the top of the agenda of each meeting is the opportunity for the general public to address the Board on any subject relating to hospital operations. After this public session, the Board goes into closed session for the remainder of the meeting. For more information, please contact Louis Weiner, Executive Assistant to the Boards, at 1-415-464-2091.
Members of the Board
Lee Domanico, Chief Executive Officer
A seasoned health care executive, Lee Domanico has led hospitals and health systems across the country. Currently, Lee is Chief Executive Officer of Marin Healthcare District and Marin General Hospital, in Marin County, where he led the transfer of the hospital from a large system to a successful free standing publicly accountable hospital. Lee financed and built the operating and governance organization that currently oversees Marin General Hospital. Recently the hospital raised $400 million in public funding for recapitalization. Prior to Marin General, 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. Lee is known for establishing healing, patient-centric hospital environments and for early adoption of cutting-edge medical technologies. A published authority on hospital-based management, Lee has worked in Health Care for more than 30 years. Domanico received his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and his Master's degree from Stanford.
David Hill creates communication strategies and tactics for leaders of for-profit and non-profit organizations. David headed Saatchi Corporate Communications for 15 years before launching Yonder, "for people who know how much good thinking and writing can help," in 1993. David has written three books and many articles. David chaired KQED's board, and taught at Golden Gate University for 13 years. A former Foreign Service Officer and a co-founder of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, David's an avid student of international relations and journalism, and speaks to Bay Area groups on both topics. David lives in Mill Valley and has resided in Marin for 44 years.
Ann Kao, MD
Dr. Ann Kao is a board certified cardiologist and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Kao received her MD from the New York University School of Medicine and completed specialty trainings in internal medicine and cardiology at both the at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital and the University of California San Francisco hospital, where she served on the clinical faculty. Dr. Kao has authored many medical articles on a wide range of subjects. Dr. Kao has resided in Marin County since the 1990's and now focuses her professional energy as an active member of the medical staff at Marin General Hospital.
Paul Kirincic, Chairman
Paul Kirincic is retired and serves on three non profit boards, consults part-time and invests in sustainable businesses. Paul was an Executive Vice President at McKesson, a $125 billion pharmaceutical distribution and health care software company, from 2001 until 2008. From 2005 to 2009, he was a member of the board of the clothing retailer, Eddie Bauer. Paul was also a Vice President of Human Resources at Warner Lambert Corporation as well as the Whirlpool Corporation. Paul has been married for 43 years to Mary Alice Kirincic. They have raised four daughters and are grandparents to six granddaughters. Paul is a graduate of St. Norbert College and earned an MSBA from Indiana University. They reside in San Geronimo Valley, and have been residents of Marin since 2001.
Gene Marie O'Connell, RN, MS
Gene has been in health care in the Bay Area since 1976 and has held a variety of executive and frontline positions during that time. In 2008, after 32 years at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, Gene retired as Chief Executive Officer (a position she held for 11 years there). During her time at San Francisco General Hospital, Gene provided leadership for the hospital's rebuilding and the passing of a successful bond measure. She has received many awards from local and national health care organizations and has a wide range of experience as a board member. Gene has served Chair of the National Association of Public Hospitals; Associate Faculty Member at the UCSF School of Nursing since 1991; and Board Member of the SGI-USA. Gene and her husband have been residents of Corte Madera since 1997.
Robert Peirce, Treasurer
Robert Peirce's interest in health care began as he worked his way through school as a nurse's aide. After college and a brief time in the U.S. Navy, Robert began an 18-year career with a national skilled nursing facility (SNF) provider, where he eventually became responsible for the operation of 6,000 beds at 60 facilities in five western states. From there, Robert went to work for Alta Bates Health System to operate their SNF business, a company he later bought with outside investors. Robert serves as Treasurer of the Hospital Executive Committee and is the Chair of the District Finance Committee and a member of the Strategic Planning and Marketing Committee. Robert has also served on the Transition Advisory Committee. Now retired, Robert lives in Belvedere with his wife, Connie.
Mara Perez, PhD, Secretary
Mara Perez works in collaboration with non-profit and business leaders. Her services include grants, program development, evaluations, and strategic plans. Mara's areas of expertise encompass education, leadership and economic development, social justice, and immigration. Now, Mara brings a new proposition with a project she has created: LATINO FUTURESsm. This project provides a new, futurist angle to enable the business, philanthropy, non-profit, and other sectors to envision success for themselves and society by tapping into, and investing in Latino talent. LATINO FUTURESsm sees Latinos as a key catalyst for national growth and prosperity. Mara’s writings have been published by Stanford Social Innovation Review, Latin Business Today, Grassroots Fundraising Journal, MIT Press, San Diego State University, and Revista Interamericana, among others. Her articles are about Latinos in the U.S. in relation to national economic prosperity, immigration, social change, and philanthropy. Mara earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from The University of Chicago. She served on the Board of Canal Alliance (San Rafael, CA) for ten consecutive years, as well as other non-profit boards. She received the 2005 Spirit of Marin Award, and was named Business Person of the Year. Mara was a fellow of the Coro Leadership Community program, in San Francisco, CA., and most recently participated in a program called The Science of Decision Making by Worldview Stanford, at Stanford University. She has lectured and given presentations on the subjects of immigration, fund development and philanthropy in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the U.S. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mara resides in Northern California with her husband.
Walter B. Rose
Since 1988, Walter B. Rose has held multiple positions in not-for-profit leadership. In addition to Walter's role on the Marin General HospitalBoard of Directors, he has served of Co-Chairman of the Board at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and headed their successful $500 million Living Proof Capital Campaign. Walter is currently a Director of the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation and Board Member of Aspiranet, a social service agency that supports at risk youth. Apart from Walter's work in the not-for-profit sector, he has held executive positions for McKinsey & Co, an international management consulting firm, and Medtronic, Inc. a medical device manufacturer. Walter was the Founding Partner of the private equity firm, McBain, Rose Partners, and served as a Trustee of McMorgan Mutual Funds. Walter is currently working with EBT, Inc., a Marin based start up firm that uses advanced technology to address emotional health problems. Walter received his MBA from Stanford University and holds a BA in economics from Yale University.
Steven A. Schroeder, MD, Vice Chairman
Dr. Steven A. Schroeder is Distinguished Professor of Health and Health Care, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, UCSF. Dr. Schroeder graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Medical School, and trained in internal medicine at the Harvard Medical Service of Boston City Hospital and in epidemiology at the Centers for Disease Control. Dr. Schroeder held faculty appointments at Harvard University, George Washington University, and UCSF. At both George Washington and UCSF, Dr. Schroeder was the founding Medical Director of a university-sponsored HMO, and at UCSF he founded its division of General Internal Medicine. Between 1990 and 2002, Dr. Schroeder was President/CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Schroeder resides in Tiburon and has lived in Marin for 25 years.
As the President and CEO of Greenbrae Management Inc. Andrea Schultz brings over 25 years of management experience to the Marin General Hospital Board of Directors. In addition to Andrea's business activities, she is also Chair and President of the Schultz Foundation, sits on Bank of Marin’s Community Advisory Board, and previously sat on the Marin Council Board of the Boy Scouts of America, the Advisory Board at Dominican College, and Fundraising Chair of the Marin Rowing Association junior program. In 2010, Andrea joined the Marin General Hospital Foundation Board, working to generate awareness and campaigning to raise funds for the benefit of Marin General Hospital. In 2012 Andrea became Chair of the Marin General Hospital Foundation Board and continues to serve in that leadership role. Andrea holds a BA in Business Administration from Washington State University and has studied and immersed herself in a variety of enrichment courses locally and internationally. Born at Marin General Hospital and raised in Greenbrae, Andrea is dedicated to our community, her family, and to partnering to provide excellent health care to Marin County.
Timothy Sowerby, MD
Dr. Timothy Sowerby graduated from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, London, in 1987. Dr. Sowerby moved to California in 1990, completing his residency and fellowship at Kaiser in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Dr. Sowerby joined the Permanente Medical Group in 1995, practicing in San Francisco and Marin. In 2000, Dr. Sowerby joined Marin Gastroenterology and the medical staff of Marin General. Dr. Sowerby volunteers at Marin Community Clinic and Operation Access. Dr. Sowerby lives in Mill Valley with his wife and two children, and has resided in Marin since 1985.
Ching-Hua Wang, PhD, MD
Dr. Ching-Hua Wang brings over 30 years of clinical and academic expertise to the Marin General Hospital Board of Directors. Dr. Wang earned her PhD in immunology from Cornell University, MS in immunology from Beijing University and MD in medicine from Capital University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Wang has been involved in the development and management of various academic programs and facilities. Dr. Wang was one of the founding faculty members at California State University Channel Islands, where she developed and managed multiple academic programs, established partnerships with business and community leaders as well as international educational institutions. Dr. Wang was also responsible for raising $1.7M for scientific equipment and supplies and $13M of grants for programmatic development and research. Currently, Dr. Wang serves as the Dean of the School of Health and Natural Sciences at Dominican University, where she has developed a Master of Science in Physician Assistant program, expanded an undergraduate program in Health Science, and launched a Public Health and a Master of Science program in Clinical Lab Sciences.