Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation (SPMF) Leadership
Chief Executive Officer, SPMF; President, Sutter Health West Bay Region
Mike Cohill is the CEO of Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, a position he assumed in April 2011 after serving as Interim CEO since December 2010. He continues to serve as a Senior Vice President for Sutter Health. Previously, he was responsible for Sutter Health’s operations in Sonoma County, including Sutter Medical Center Santa Rosa and Sutter Medical Foundation North Bay. Prior to his Sonoma County assignment, he served as CEO of Sutter Health’s Central Valley Service Area, including tenures as chief operating officer and chief executive officer of Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (Modesto). Mike holds a bachelor’s degree from Loyola College (Baltimore, MD) and a master’s degree in health administration from St. Louis University. A Santa Rosa resident, he serves on the board of the Redwoods Empire Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Chief Operating Officer
John S. Ray
John Ray assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer for Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation in November 2011 after having served as COO of the Foundation’s, North Division since March 2011. In his current role he is responsible for overseeing all operations in San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Lake and Del Norte counties. He joined the Sutter Health network in 2003 as West Division Executive and CEO of Sacramento/Sierra Region’s Sutter Medical Foundation, which is comprised of nearly 300 multi-specialty group practice and network clinicians, an ambulatory surgery center, a laboratory and a full-service diagnostic imaging center. He holds a master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Washington in Seattle, Wash., and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. He also completed an Advanced Fellowship in Healthcare Administration from the American Hospital Association and the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association.
Executive Director of Operations, North Division
Surani Kwan, RN, MSN, FNP
Surani Kwan, RN, MSN, FNP, is the Executive Director of Operations for the North Division of Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. She is responsible for operations for SPMF’s Sonoma and Lake County care centers, Complex Imaging and Breast Center and Lab draw stations and Imaging services as well as their staff. Kwan has worked for Sutter Health for 20 years, most recently as a Patient Care Director at Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa. Kwan holds a Master’s degree in Nursing from Sonoma State University and she is licensed by the state of California as a Family Nurse Practitioner and a public health nurse. She also sits on the Board of Directors and serves as Past President of the California Association for Nurse Practitioners and the Board of Directors for the Northern California Center for Well Being.
Executive Director of Operations, South Division
Carolyn Appenzeller, RN, MSN
Carolyn Appenzeller, RN, MSN, is the Executive Director of Operations for the South Division of Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. She is responsible for overseeing community-based office practices in San Francisco and Marin. She also leads the operations of SPMF’s tertiary and quaternary hospital-based practices in the South Division. Before joining the Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation in December 2011, she served since 2003 as Regional Administrative Director of the Sutter Medical Foundation, West Division, and the Chief Operating Officer of Sutter Regional Medical Foundation. Prior to joining Sutter Health, she was Chief Operating Officer of the Solano Regional Medical Group. Previously, she served in inpatient and ambulatory nursing leadership roles for 28 years at University of California San Francisco (UCSF). She received her nursing diploma from Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, and she earned a Master of Nursing Administration from UCSF.
Chief Financial Officer
John Gates, CPA joined California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and Physician Foundation of CPMC (PFCPMC) as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer on September 2008. John accepted the Region CFO position when Sutter West Bay Region was incorporated in December 2009. John has over 30 years experience in increasingly responsible health care leadership positions in Finance and brings a wealth of knowledge in medical groups formation and financial management, bond financing, patient financial services, hospital finance and a myriad of other responsibilities. Previously, John served as Chief Financial Officer at Cooper Medical Center in New Jersey and Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. John holds a bachelor of arts with honors from the University of Detroit in Michigan and an MBA from Villanova University. He has been a certified public accountant since 1980.
Vice President, Finance
Marc Lamonica has a long history with Sutter Health and comes to Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation from Sutter Connect in Emeryville, where he was Regional Director of the Bay Area office, Regional CFO, and Director of Finance for Client Financial Services. At Sutter Connect, he managed more than $250 million of client revenue and oversaw the management of services to Bay Area clients, including managed care, client services and financial services. Marc’s prior experience also includes Director of Finance for Sutter Medical Foundation North Bay in Santa Rosa, as well as Finance Manager for Sutter Connect in Santa Rosa. Marc earned his BA and MBA from UC Davis.
Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Following a 10 year career in the financial services and high-tech industries, Craig Vercruysse joined the Sutter Health family in 2001. Craig currently serves as the Regional Chief Information Officer guiding the information technology strategy for the West Bay Region. Additionally, he occupies an operations role as CPMC’s Chief Process Officer. Craig holds an MBA from the Northwestern Kellogg School of Management and an undergraduate degree in Communication from Loyola University of Chicago.
Vice President, Human Resources
Linda A. Isaacs holds a Master's degree in Human Resources Management and has over 25 years in the field. She relocated to the West Coast six and one half years ago after spending most of her career as an HR executive in various NYC hospitals. As the Regional VP of Human Resources for the Sutter West Bay region, she works very closely with the SPMF Director of HR, Michael De Bellis, to ensure that the HR strategies for recruiting, retaining and development the Foundation's people is aligned with the exciting and challenging future being developed at SPMF.
Regional Director, Information Services
Bob Andrews is responsible for Technical Infrastructure and Application Services utilized by Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. These responsibilities include network, desktop, and printers at all locations along with support for clinical and business applications. Applications supported include the Epic Electronic Health Record system along with several other clinical applications. As Regional IS Director, Bob also collaborates with the hospitals of the West Bay Region’s application and technical services teams to provide a continuum of support for all our care centers and outreach sites.
Director of Communications & Public Affairs
Kathie Graham joined the West Bay Region of Sutter Health as Director of Communications and Public Affairs in June 2010. Her assignments include internal and external communications, media relations, and community outreach for Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation (SPMF). She joined the Sutter group of affiliates in 1997 as Executive Director of Public Affairs for Sutter Marin, overseeing communications and marketing for 13 years. Before that, she worked as a communications professional at Kaiser Permanente and at what is now the Buck Institute for Age Research. Kathie holds a masters of public health degree from UC Berkeley and an undergraduate degree from Stanford University.
Medical Group Leadership
President, Physician Foundation Medical Associates
Robert Osorio, MD, FACS
Dr. Osorio, a liver transplant specialist and Chairman of the Barry S. Levin, M.D. Department of Transplantation at California Pacific Medical Center, received his masters of science degree in biomedical engineering from the University of California (San Diego) and earned his medical degree from the University of California (San Francisco), where he completed his specialty training and has served as an Assistant Clinical Professor since 1997. He has been associated with Sutter Health in a volunteer leadership capacity for eight years.
Chief Medical Officer, Physician Foundation Medical Associates
William Black, MD, PhD
Bill Black, MD, PhD assumed the position of Chief Medical Officer, Physician Foundation Medical Associates, in November 2011. He had been Associate Chief Medical Officer of Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation since September 2010, assisting the Foundation in the areas of physician relations and clinic operations, including medical practice oversight, physician recruitment and physician contracting. He has been associated with Sutter Health for over 13 years, most recently as Division Head of Palo Alto Medical Foundation, San Mateo County, where he oversaw a variety of functions, including clinical operations, enterprise integration, capital planning, and quality. He also provided leadership for a number of Palo Alto Medical Foundation areas, including medical campus planning and design, the pioneering patient/physician web portal PAMFOnline, and new market development. Dr. Black is president of the San Mateo County Medical Association. Board-certified in internal medicine, he holds an MD from Stanford University and a PhD in microbiology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
President, Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods
Dorothy Coleman-Riese, MD, MBA
Dorothy Coleman-Riese, MD, MBA, is a pediatrician and diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics. She has been president of Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods since December 2010. As president, she leads strategic planning, business plan development and financial operations of the medical group. She works closely with the CMO, Executive Leadership of Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, SMGR Physician Leadership, and Sutter Medical Center Santa Rosa Administration, to assure effective and efficient operations. Dr. Coleman-Riese received her medical degree from UCLA Medical School and completed a pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles. She is a graduate of the UC Irvine School of Business where she received her master’s degree in business administration in 2000. Dr. Coleman-Riese has practiced pediatrics in Sonoma County since 1986, and joined Sutter Health in 2007. She has held numerous administrative positions in the past including serving on the boards of the Sonoma County Medical Association, Pacific Foundation for Medical Care, and the Redwood Empire Medical Group.
Board of Directors
Robert M. Tomasello
Chair, Finance & Planning Committee
Leo C.H. Soong
Rt. Rev. Marc H. Andrus
William L. Brunetti
Michael J. Cohill
Thomas J. Dietz, Ph.D.
Patrick E. Fry
Joan C. Kahr, Ph.D.
Steven Katznelson, M.D.
Ronald H. Kaufman
Steven E. Levenberg, D.O.
Thomas E. Lincoln
Alastair A. Mactaggart
Anthony W. Miles
Dennis J. O'Connell
Steven H. Oliver
Robert W. Osorio, M.D.
Robert A. Rosenfeld
Ross E. Stromberg
Michael N. Valan, M.D.
Anthony G. Wagner
Deborah D. Wyatt, M.D.