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HAI Advisory Committee Members

Voting members are selected to their expertise within categories as defined in Health and Safety Code Section 1288.5(b). Liaison members represent the professional organizations that appoint them. Members do not represent the healthcare facilities or departments for which they work. 


Health Care Consumer

Marian Hollingsworth
La Mesa, CA


Health Care Provider

Geany Ryan, RN, MSN, NP
Woodland, Hills, CA

David HA, PharmD, BCIDP
San Carlos, CA


Hospital Administrator

Amber Theel, BSN, MBA, CPHRM, CPHQ
Roseville, CA


Infection Preventionists

Patricia Sung, MPH, CIC
San Gabriel, CA

Anjali Bisht, MPH, CIC, CLSGB
Los Angeles, CA

Deborah Ellis, PhD, MSPH, CIC
Oakland, CA        

Integrated Health Care Systems Expert or Representative

Michele Lampshire, RN, BSN, CIC
Southern CA       


Local Health Department                                                  

Zachary Rubin, MD
Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA


Physician with Expertise in Infectious Disease or Hospital Epidemiology

Marisa Holubar, MD, MS
Stanford, CA

Jorge Salinas, MD
Stanford, CA


California Academy of Physician Assistants


California Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology ​​

Louise McNitt, MD


California Association of Communicable Disease Controllers


California Hospital Association

Trina Gonzalez, MPP

California Medical Association

Michael Butera, MD

California Nurses Association

Kathy Dennis, RN

Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) of California

Howard Pitluk, MD, MPH, FACS

Infectious Disease Association of California

Jeffrey Silvers, MD 

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