Board of Trustees

Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP - Founder, Chair of the Board

Prem Reddy
  • A healthcare visionary, named one of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Health Care by Modern Healthcare eight times; honored with numerous lifetime achievement awards from national and international organizationsfor healthcare leadership and giving to communities, gifting hundreds of millions of dollars nationally and globally to causes related to healthcare and caring for others
  • More than 30 years as a practicing Cardiologist - Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology
  • Founder, Chairman, President and CEO of Prime Healthcare, one of the nation’s premier health systems that owns and operates 45 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations in 14 states
  • Founder and CEO of Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity that owns 14 not-for-profit hospitals
  • Founder of the Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation,a foundation that has donated millions to charities supporting healthcare and education, including a scholarship program for underprivileged students pursuing healthcare careers

Kavitha Reddy Bhatia, MD, MMM, FAAP, FACHE – Founding Vice Chair of the Board

Kavitha Reddy Bhatia
  • Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Education in the CUSM School of Medicine
  • Pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics; practiced pediatrics for 10 years in Southern California.
  • Graduate of UCLA School of Medicine with Honors and Letters of Distinction in Doctoring, Certificate in Healthcare Strategy from Harvard Business School, and a Masters of Medical Management from the USC Marshall School of Business Scholar at world-renowned institutions such as Mass General, Boston Children’s Hospital and the All India Institute of Medicine
  • Dedicated to philanthropy with leadership/advisory roles for national and global causes such as the World Children’s Initiative and Project Heart Uganda
  • Advisory roles on the State and National level, Board member of the California Hospital Association (CHA) and Governing Board member of the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) and Member of the FAH's national Quality and Emergency Preparedness committees
  • President and Chair, Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity; Chief Medical Officer of Strategy, Prime Healthcare, one of the nation's largest health systems, with 45 hospitals in 14 states and over 300 outpatient locations
  • Recognized among the nation’s physician leaders and “100 CMOs to Know” in Becker’s Hospital Review multiple years; honored “Top Pediatrician” by Top Women in Medicine; recognized among the Los Angeles Times “Most Influential Leaders” and the Los Angeles Business Journal's top healthcare leaders and women of influence for many years.

Patricia Easton, PhD – Member

Patricia Easton
  • Claremont Graduate University Executive Vice President and Provost
  • As a professor and researcher, Dr. Easton specializes in the history of modern philosophy. Teaches courses and seminars in early modern philosophy as well as transdisciplinary courses
  • BA in Psychology and Philosophy from Glendon College, York University, and MA and PhD in Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario
  • Recipient of numerous awards from the Getty Foundation, the CGS/Ford Foundation, and the Mellon Foundation, among others. Easton also directed and edited The Descartes Web Site that features 17th-century French and English editions of Descartes’ The Passions of the Soul
  • Researches the role of mechanization in developments in medicine and psychology in early modern science

William L. Gilbert, MBA - Member

William L. Gilbert
  • Hospital Director, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, a 456-bed, public hospital which is a Level II trauma center, owned and operated by San Bernardino County
  • Former CEO, Deaconess Hospital in Spokane, WA, a 388-bed, tertiary care hospital that is part of the Rockwood Health System
  • Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Past President, Board of Directors of the United Hospital Association
  • Past Board Member, California Hospital and Health System Association
  • Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the California Association of Public

Leonard Hernandez - Member

Leonard Hernandez
  • San Bernardino County Chief Executive Officer
  • Served as County CEO since 2020; oversees an organization of 42 departments and agencies, more than 25,000 employees, and an annual budget of more than $7.4B, serving nearly 2.2 million residents.
  • Served as County Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Executive Officer, overseeing the County Library, Registrar of Voters, The County Museum, County Regional Parks, County Airports and Agriculture/Weights and Measures.
  • Bachelor’s degree in History from California State University, Fullerton and a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Clarion University

Prasad A. Jeereddi, MD - Member

Prasad A. Jeereddi
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Fellow, American College of Endocrinologists
  • President, ProMed Health Care Administrators and ProMed Health Network since 1995
  • Founder and President, Chaparral Medical Group, Pomona, CA
  • Member, Board of Directors, Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc.
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Keck Graduate Institute
  • Former chair, Department of Medicine, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical center
  • Chair of the Board, Inter Valley Health Plan (a federally-qualified HMO)

Jarrod McNaughton - Member

Jarrod McNaughton
  • Chief Executive Officer of Inland Empire Health Plan, one of the 10 largest Medicaid health plans and the largest not-for-profit Medicare-Medicaid Plan in the U.S.
  • Partners with providers, hospitals and hundreds of community partners to deliver quality care to more than 1.2 million members.
  • Served as President of Kettering Medical Center and Executive Vice President of Kettering Health Network in Southwest Ohio which includes eight hospitals, nine emergency departments, many outpatient clinics, and over 11,000 employees
  • Served as Vice President at San Joaquin Community Hospital, now Adventist Health Bakersfield, CA
  • Assistant Clinical Professor at Loma Linda University and board member for several educational and non-profit agencies
  • Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives

Dawn Rowe - Member

Dawn Rowe
  • Third Disctrict Supervisor, San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors
  • Appointed to the Board of Supervisors in December 2018. Reelected in March of 2020 and began her first four-year term in December 2020
  • In January 2023, selected by colleagues to serve as chair of the board of supervisors for a two-year term
  • Served on the Yucca Valley Town Council from 2010 - 2014

In Memory of C. Duane Dauner

C. Duane Dauner