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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

Michele M. Ramos, BA
El Camino Village, CA                                                                             

Marian Hollingsworth
La Mesa, CA

Tashia Orr
Sacramento, CA                                                                             


Health Care Provider

Jeremiah Darnell, RN, BSN, CCRN, CNRN                                                                                             
La Jolla, CA

Arianna Samspon, PA-C
Marshall, CA


Hospital Administrator

Keith Bradkowski, MS, RN, NEA-BC
King City, CA 

Patricia S. Kassab, RN, MS, CPHQ, HACP
Yuba Linda, CA

Tim Clark, RN BSN, MBA
Willows, CA 


Infection Preventionists

Roy Sarmen Boukidjian, RN, MSN, PHN, CIC, NE-BC
Winnetka, CA                                                                                             

Silvia Gnass, MSc, CIC
Riverside, CA                                                                                      

  Integrated Health Care Systems Expert or Representative

Cristine Lacerna, RN, MPH, CIC
Oakland, CA

John Culver, MD, CPHQ
Berkeley, CA     

Theresa Caughlin, RN, MHA, CIC
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA    

Local Health Department  

Erica Pan, MD, MPH, FAAP
Alameda County: Oakland, CA

Dawn Terashita, MD, MPH - Committee Chair
Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA                                                                        

Matthew Zahn, MD MPH
Orange County: Irvine, CA                                                                                                                         

Physician with Expertise in Infectious Disease or Hospital Epidemiology

Sarah Doernberg, MD MAS
San Francisco, CA

Marisa Holubar, MD, MS
Stanford, CA

Kim Erlich, MD
Hillsborough, CA



California Academy of Physician Assistants

Jeremy Elkins, MBA, PA-C

California Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology ​​

Mary Virgallito, RN, MSN, CIC

California Association of Communicable Disease Controllers


California Hospital Association

Debby Rogers, RN, MS, FAEN

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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