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 2019 are scheduled for March 5, June 4, September 3, and December 3. 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 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.
Joe Abrams is an early stage investor, advisor and board member with several technology and consumer companies. His career as an entrepreneur began in the early 1980s with The Software Toolworks, a personal computer entertainment and educational software company he co-founded with his cousin. In 1988, the company went public and by 1994 it had grown to over $150 million in revenue. The company was sold to Pearson, PLC, the British based publishing and media company, in early 1994. As an investor and advisor, he began working with small technology companies providing consulting in several areas, including strategic business development. In 1999, he co-founded eUniverse, an early-stage internet company, later renamed Intermix Media and the parent company of the social network site MySpace. Intermix was sold to NewsCorp in 2005. Joe was the past Co-Chair of the Capital Campaign for Marin General Hospital. He currently serves on several nonprofit boards, including the Board of Trustees at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.
Joshua Adler, MD
Dr. Josh Adler is executive vice president, physician services, at UCSF Health and vice dean for clinical affairs at the UCSF School of Medicine. As executive vice president, he oversees the coordination, clinical integration and quality and safety of care across the health system. He is responsible for faculty practice operations, leads the health system funds flow program and oversees population health, medical staff affairs, risk management, clinical innovation and resource management. He is responsible for managing the UCSF Health network of clinically integrated physicians. As vice dean, he works with clinical department chairs to ensure alignment of UCSF's clinical, research and education priorities and physician involvement in operational decision-making.
Adler is a practicing internist and professor of clinical medicine at UCSF. He previously served as chief medical officer at UCSF Medical Center and medical director of ambulatory care. Adler earned a medical degree at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and completed a residency at UC San Francisco, followed by a chief resident year at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center. He held several positions in the VA system, including chief medical officer of the VA Sierra Pacific Network.
Joseph C. Euphrat
Joe Euphrat is an owner and managing director of CleanFund. Prior, Joe spent twenty-five years in healthcare finance and real estate. While at E.F. Hutton and Lehman Brothers, he advised hospitals and health systems on capital planning, strategy and tax-exempt bond financings. As hospitals continued to own and lease real estate, Joe began focusing exclusively on healthcare real estate, serving both the needs of hospitals and healthcare real estate investors. He headed the U.S. Western Region healthcare capital markets for JLL and healthcare real estate for Kaufman Hall, a national advisory firm for hospitals and health systems. Joe is a graduate of the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and has been a guest lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and at the USC Price School of Public Policy. He and his wife, Laura, a pediatric oncology RN, reside in San Anselmo, where they raised two children and spent countless hours coaching youth sports.
David Hill, Secretary
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.
Mark R. Laret
Mark R. Laret is president and chief executive officer of UCSF Health, an internationally recognized medical institution with more than 950 beds, nearly 2 million outpatient visits and annual revenue of over $4 billion. UCSF Health has affiliations with top health care organizations throughout Northern California. Laret is also a founder of Canopy Health, a doctor- and hospital-owned accountable care network of more than 4,000 health care providers in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Laret has led initiatives to improve patient and family health care experiences, to improve the quality and safety of care, and to establish a regional network of hospitals and physicians. He oversaw construction of UCSF Health's newest hospital complex — UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay — which opened in 2015 and includes hospitals for children, women's services and cancer, as well as an outpatient center.
Laret joined UCSF in 2000. He has more than three decades of experience as a health care executive and is a national leader in health care reform. He held several leadership positions at UCLA Medical Center from 1980 to 1995 before serving as CEO of UC Irvine Medical Center from 1995 to 2000. He is chair of the board of directors of Canopy Health and past chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Council of Teaching Hospitals and the California Hospital Association.
Laret earned a bachelor's degree at UCLA and a master's degree at the University of Southern California (USC), both in political science.
Denise Lucy, EdD
Dr. Denise M. Lucy is a Tenured Professor of Business and Organizational Studies and Founder and Executive Director of the Institute of Leadership Studies at Dominican University of California’s leadership development center housed in its Barowsky School of Business. She has 36 years experience in higher education as an educator and executive; first at the University of San Francisco and currently at Dominican University of California since 1993. She served as Dominican’s Chief Academic Officer in the role of Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of Liberal and Professional Studies, Associate Dean of Dominican College, and Director of Pathways Mid-career Professional program. Dr. Lucy founded Dominican’s Leadership Lectures Series in partnership with Book Passage. At the University of San Francisco, she served in multiple roles including Associate Dean and Director of Marketing and Corporate Development in USF’s College of Professional Studies. Professor Lucy teaches in leadership and team development, organizational change, negotiation and conflict management, business communications, business and society. Her community commitments are many, including her board trusteeship at 10,000 Degrees. Her research interests include leading small business export enterprises, leadership development, micro-finance poverty reduction, business education and civic engagement. She has received many awards for her teaching and service including being inducted into the Marin Women’s Hall of Fame. She has been a resident of the Bay Area for 33 years.
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
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.
Andrea Schultz, Vice-Chair
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.