Women of Influence: Health Care


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Effective Leadership Under Pressure

Considering the extremely challenging times we have faced over the last year due to the COVID-19 crisis, it has become particularly evident that solid leadership in the health care sector – which has always been important – has become more essential than ever. Health care professionals help and protect our community…and the leaders of this industry have been tasked with making transformational decisions every day.

There are some particularly stellar health industry stewards in the LA region who happen to be women and we’ve alphabetically listed some of the best of them here, along with some key details and information about their careers and recent successes and stand-out moments they’ve achieved.

The health care leaders listed in these pages were chosen by the Los Angeles Business Journal to be recognized for exceptional stewardship and achievement across the full spectrum of responsibility, exemplary leadership as evidenced by the highest professional and ethical standards, and for contributions to the health and wellbeing of the Los Angeles community at large.

Congratulations to the extraordinary women who made this list and thank you once again for navigating through uncharted territory over the last year and working to keep the people and businesses of Los Angeles protected and healthy in times of need.

Women of Influence: Health Care
Beth Andersen- Anthem
April W. Armstrong, MD, MPH- Keck School of Medicine of USC
Melissa Bailey- Wound Care Advantage
Elaine Batchlor, MD, MPH- MLK Community Healthcare
Megan Jones Bell, PsyD- Headspace
Angela Bernacki- Emanate Health
Kavitha Bhatia, MD, MMM, FAAP- Prime Healthcare
Susan J. Brown, PhD, RN- City of Hope
Tamara N. Chambers, MD- Keck School of Medicine of USC
Teresa David- Facey Medical Foundation
Susan Durham- Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Zoila D. Escobar- AltaMed
Rhonda Foster- Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Leeann Habte – Best Best & Krieger LLP
Patricia “Peachy” Hain- Cedars-Sinai
Stephanie L. Hall, MD, MHA, FACEP
Susan Herman- MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach
Ceonne Houston-Raasikh- PIH Health
Alice Issai- Adventist Health Glendale
Michele D. Kipke, PhD- Keck School of Medicine of USC
Kelly Linden- Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center
Carol Lucas- Buchalter
Demetria Malloy- Anthem Blue Cross
Diane Martin- Emanate Health
Jill Martin-Cedars-Sinai Medical Network
Damaris Medina- Buchalter
Vivian Mo, MD, MHA- Keck Medicine of USC
DeEtte Montgomery- Providence
Lori J. Morgan, MD, MBA- Huntington Hospital
Theresa Murphy- USC Verdugo Hills Hospital
Neha Nanda, MD- Keck Medicine of USC
Amal Obaid-Schmid, MD- Huntington Hospital
Ramona Pratt- PIH Health
Susana V. Santiago-Soriano, MD- Physician
Laurie Sewell- Servicon Systems, Inc.
Kimberly Shriner, MD- Huntington Hospital
Anita Sircar, MD, MPH, DTM&H- Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center
Johnese Spisso- UCLA Health
Mary Virgallito- USC Verdugo Hills Hospital
Irena Zuanic- PIH Health