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HAI Advisory Committee Members


Health Care Consumer

Alicia Cole                                                                                                                                                     
Alliance for Safety Awareness for Patients 

Michele M. Ramos, BA                                                                             
Consumer's Union California Safe Patient Network

Marian Hollingsworth                                                                             
Patient Safety Advocate
Consumer's Union California Safe Patient Network


Health Care Provider

Jeremiah Darnell, RN, BSN, CCRN, CNRN                                                                                             
Clinical Mentor, Neuro Surgical Trauma ICU
Scrips Memorial Hospital

Deborah Wiechman, RN                                                                                             
Nurse Infection Preventionist
Vibra Hospital of Northern California

Nancy Waters, MD                                                                                             
Private Practice, Multispecialty
Los Angeles County


Hospital Administrator

Michael L. Langberg, MD, FACP 
Chief Medical Officer & Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs
Cedars-Sinai Health System 

Patricia S. Kassab, RN, MS, CPHQ, HACP
Vice President
Enterprise Quality

Tim Clark, RN BSN, MBA 
Chief Nursing Officer 
Glen Medical Center


Infection Preventionists

Salah E. Fouad, MS, CIC                                                                                             
Manager, Infection Control
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center

Roy Sarmen Boukidjian, RN, MSN, PHN, CIC, NE-BC                                                                                             
Manager, Infection Prevention and Patient Safety 
Dignity Health

Jacqueline Daley, HBSc, MLT, CIC, CSPDS                                                                                             
Manager, Infection Prevention Clinical Epidemiology and Vascular Access Service
Sharp Metropolitan Medical campus

Integrated Health Care Systems Expert or Representative

Jeffrey H. Silvers, MD - Committee Chair
Medical Director of Quality, Pharmacy/Therapeutics and Infection Prevention
Sutter Health Castro Valley

John P. Culver, MD, CPHQ    
Regional Quality Director 
Sutter Health West Bay Region

Theresa Caughlin, RN, MHA, CIC    
Practice Specialist, Infection Prevention and Regulatory Compliance
Kaiser Southern California Region

Local Health Department  

Erica Pan, MD, MPH, FAAP
Director, Division of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention
Alameda County Department of Public Health

Dawn Terashita, MD, MPH                                                                                
Medical Epidemiologist and Supervisor, Healthcare Outreach Unit
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Matthew Zahn, MD MPH                                                                                                                        
Medical Director, Epidemiology 
Orange County Health Care Agency

Physician with Expertise in Infectious Disease or Hospital Epidemiology

Sarah Doernberg, MD MAS
Medical Director, Adult Antimicrobial Stewardship  
University of California, San Francisco

Marisa Holubar, MD, MS
Associate Medical Director, Stanford Antimicrobial Safety and Sustainability Program 
Stanford University School of Medicine

Kim Erlich, MD
Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control 
Mills Peninsula Health Services


California Academy of Physician Assistants

Jeremy Elkins, MBA, PA-C

California Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology ​​

Mary Virgallito, RN, MSN, CIC 

California Association of Communicable Disease Controllers

Ying-Ying Goh,, MD    

California Hospital Association

Debby Rogers, RN, MS, FAEN

California Medical Association

Michael Butera, MD  

California Nurses Association

Kathy Dennis, RN                                                                                                 

Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) of California

Howard Pitluk, MD, MPH, FACS                                                                                    

Infectious Disease Association of California

Phillip Robinson, MD 

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