Members of the National Board of Advisors are eminent leaders in medicine, government, business, communications, industry, education and public policy whose combined experience and expertise provide a valuable and independent perspective on UC Davis Health initiatives and strategies.

Board members support UC Davis Health in realizing its objective to be among the top tier of academic health systems in the country and a fully engaged partner with the diverse communities it serves. They help identify opportunities for distinction, assist in developing strategies to implement them, advise UC Davis leadership and serve as advocates and ambassadors.

Members include:

Bobbie Berkowitz, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Dean Emerita and Professor
Columbia University School of Nursing

David J. Brailer, M.D., Ph.D.
Health Evolution

Richard Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.
Chief of Health Innovations, Canyon Ranch
17th Surgeon General of the United States
Distinguished Professor, University of Arizona

Kara Carter, M.B.A., MSc
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Programs
California Health Care Foundation

Michael Guyette
President and CEO
VSP Global

The Honorable Doris Matsui
United States Congress

Kevin Nagle
President and Founder, The Nagle Companies
Chairman and CEO, Sac Soccer & Entertainment Holdings

Willie L. Pelote, Sr.
Pelote Strategic Consulting and Advocacy

Robert D. Reed
Director, Board of Directors

Nirav Shah, M.D., M.P.H.
Senior Scholar, Stanford University’s Clinical Excellence Research Center
Stanford University

Wilson To, Ph.D.
Head of Worldwide Business Development — Healthcare
Amazon Web Services