Board of Trustees

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

Prem Reddy
  • Named one of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Health Care by Modern Healthcare eight times
  • More than 30 years as a practicing Cardiologist
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology
  • Founder, Chairman, President and CEO of Prime Healthcare, an award-winning health system that owns and operates 45 hospitals in 14 states
  • Founder and CEO of Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity

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 earning “100 CMOs to Know” in Becker’s Hospital Review in 2020 and “Top Pediatrician” by Top Women in Medicine; recognized among Los Angeles Business Journal's "Top Women Leaders in Healthcare" in 2020 and "Top Doctor" and a “Woman of Influence” in 2021

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

Curt Hagman - Member

Curt Hagman
  • Supervisor, Fourth District
  • Chairman, San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors
  • Elected to the California Legislature in 2008 representing the 55th Assembly District; served as Vice-chair of the Insurance Committee and member of the Rules, Business, Professions and Consumer Protection, Governmental Organization, and Accountability and Administrative Review Committees for the Assembly.
  • Played a large role in the successful transfer of returning Ontario International Airport to local control in 2016
  • Serves on multiple boards including: Governing Board Chairman of Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP), which oversees the decisions and operations of the public health plan; OmniTrans; San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA); Commissioner of Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA); and is an officer in the California State Military Reserves.

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

Janice Rutherford - Member

Janice Rutherford
  • Second District Supervisor, San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors
  • Served as Chair of the Board of Supervisors from January 2013 to January 2015. In June 2014, voters elected her to a second four-year term on the Board of Supervisors
  • Served 10 years on the Fontana City Council
  • Currently serves on the boards of the South Coast Air Quality Management District, San Bernardino County Transportation Authority, Inland Empire Economic Partnership, San Bernardino County Employees Retirement Association, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Joint Conference Committee, Omnitrans, and the Sam & Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts
  • Motivational speaker and trainer
  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from U.C. Riverside and a master’s degree in American Politics from Claremont Graduate University

In Memory of C. Duane Dauner

C. Duane Dauner