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MLKCH Leadership Collage
MLKCH Leadership Collage

Meet Our Leaders

Decades of experience in healthcare, community, and civic leadership.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital’s leadership team is made up of our board of directors and hospital executive team. Every member of our leadership shares a passion for providing the highest quality healthcare to the South Los Angeles community. Hailing from some of the nation's leading institutions and organizations, together they bring an unparalleled wealth of experience in medicine, hospital management, quality control, and use of technology and innovation to improve healthcare delivery. We’re pleased to introduce them to you.


Board of Directors

Manuel A. Abascal, JD

Partner, Litigation Department, Latham and Watkins, LLP

Board Chair

Georgina R. Garcia, RN, MS

Senior Vice President/Area Manager, Kaiser Permanente, San Bernardino County

Paul King, MHA, CMPE

President and CEO, Stanford Children’s Health

Michael Madden, MA

Chief Executive Officer (Retired), Providence Healthcare of Southern California

Board Secretary

Robert Margolis, MD

CEO Emeritus of Healthcare Partners

Ian Morrison

Author, Consultant

Cynthia M. Patton, JD

General Counsel, Verily

James Yoshioka

President & Chief Officer (Retired) Citrus Valley Health Partners

Board Treasurer


Elaine Batchlor, MD, MPH

Chief Executive Officer

Maxine Anderson, MD

Director of Perioperative Services

Susan Burrows

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Oscar F. Casillas, MD

Medical Director of Emergency Medicine

Tracy Donegan

Chief Information and Innovation Officer

John Fisher, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer

Jeff Stout, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Chief Operating Officer

Stanley K. Frencher, Jr. MD, MPH

Director, Surgical Outcomes and Quality

Nathana Lurvey, MD

Director of Maternal Child Health

Hamid Nourmand, MD

Medical Director, Anesthesiology

Bruce Pollack

Senior Vice President of Strategy & Health System Integration

Jorge Reyno, MD

Senior Vice President of Population Health

Dyan Sublett

President, MLK Community Health Foundation

Mitchell Thomas

Chief Financial Officer

Sarat J. Varghese, MD

Medical Director of Hospital Medicine

We’re growing!

Check out our job openings for registered nurses, allied health professionals, and more. 

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