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OUR GOVERNING BOARD

The Santa Clara County Health Authority is an independent public agency that governs Santa Clara Family Health Plan (SCFHP). Appointed by the County Board of Supervisors, the 13-member Governing Board seeks to improve access to quality health care, maintain and preserve a health care safety net for Santa Clara County, and ensure the fiscal integrity of SCFHP. With the health care industry rapidly evolving, SCFHP benefits greatly from the innovative ideas and perspectives of this diverse group of people with backgrounds in business, finance, managed care, hospital administration, information technology, medicine, health care policy, and law.

Governing Board meetings are open to the public. If you are interested in attending, please visit our Meetings and Agendas page for calendars and for meeting agendas. If you need information in alternate formats, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Current Board Members

Mr. Brian Darrow
Policy Aide
Office of the Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager
Ms. Brenda Taussig
Director of Government and Community Relations
El Camino Hospital
Mr. Darrell Evora
President and CEO
EMQ FamiliesFirst
Mr. Paul Murphy
Policy Director
Office of the Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez
Mr. Robert Brownstein
Research Director
Working Partnerships
Mr. Christopher Dawes
CEO
Lucile Salter Packer Children's Hospital
Ms. Kathleen King
CEO
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara
Ms. Dolores Alvarado
CEO
Community Health Partnership
Ms. Jolene Smith
CEO
First 5 Santa Clara County
Ms. Linda Williams
President and CEO
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
Dr. Waldemar Wenner
Physician
Ms. Michele Lew
Local Government & Community Relations Director
Stanford Health Care
Ms. Liz Kniss
Palo Alto City Council Member

Executive Committee

Mr. Robert Brownstein
Research Director
Working Partnerships
Ms. Liz Kniss
Palo Alto City Council Member
Ms. Linda Williams
President and CEO
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
Dr. Waldemar Wenner
Physician
Ms. Michele Lew
Local Government & Community Relations Director
Stanford Health Care

Our Advisory Committees provide valuable feedback and input to help ensure Santa Clara Family Health Plan provides health care coverage that meets the needs of our members and the community.