Our Senior Staff is led by President & CEO Warren J. Brodine. Day-to-day functions at Eisner Health are overseen by Warren and the senior management team. Our 400-person staff includes physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, therapists, case managers, health educators, pharmacists, medical and dental assistants, and administrators.
President & CEO
Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Medical Officer
Vice President, Clinical Services
Vice President, Business Services & Government Affairs
Warren J. Brodine is a native of Chicago, Illinois, and a graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, and has also completed coursework at Université Laval, Québec, Canada. Since 1996, Warren has worked in the primary healthcare field, at a state Primary Care Association as policy lead, in health centers in the capacities of Chief Operating Officer, Head of Innovation, and Chief Executive Officer, as well as in a national consulting practice. Prior to joining Eisner as CEO in 2017, Warren spent five years as Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Family Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center on the south side of Chicago and then launched his own firm in 2014 to assist health centers nationwide. Previously, he served on the board of the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association, and on the board and executive committee of Advocate-Illinois Masonic Hospital in Chicago. Currently, Warren serves as a board member for Healthcare LA IPA, Southside Coalition of Community Health Centers, and Plunum Health.
Chona de Leon is the Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, working alongside Eisner Health’s senior team to oversee the operations of the Adult and Pediatric Clinics, the Dental Clinic, and the Women’s Health Center. Prior to joining Eisner Health, Chona held the position of director of Women’s and Children’s Services at California Hospital Medical Center, where she worked for 18 years. She also has served as a reviewer for the National Board of Nursing Examiners.
A member of Eisner Health’s management team since 2008, Eugene Veksler has oversight responsibilities for the agency’s financial and business development functions. Working closely with the CEO and COO, he manages the activities in all areas of fiscal management operations. Prior to joining Eisner Health’s staff, Eugene held various financial positions within StarPoint Properties, The Walt Disney Company, and The Clorox Company. He holds a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. Eugene graduated from a Health Care Executive Program at UCLA in 2013 and is scheduled to graduate from a Business Analytics Program at Harvard University by 2020.
Dr. Deborah Lerner is a product of the UC system, receiving her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UC Berkeley, her MD from UC San Diego, and then joining Eisner’s staff in 1991, immediately after completing her residency in Family Medicine at UCLA. As Chief Medical Officer, she is responsible for the quality of care provided by the more than 150 medical, dental, and mental health professionals who are part of Eisner Health. She serves as a key member of the Eisner Health senior management team, providing input on strategic and long-range planning and financial governance. Dr. Lerner is very active in the community clinic world on issues of specialty care access for the underserved and workforce development and has been a member of the board of directors of the California Primary Care Association since 2014.
Becky Murphy joined Eisner Health after 11 years as the director of operations for California Hospital Medical Center Women’s Health Center. At Eisner Health, she provides day-to-day oversight and management of clinical personnel and service delivery operations. As the agency’s QI Champion, Becky is the senior point person for the design, planning, implementation, and management of all QI functions and reporting. She identifies priority areas, recommends strategies, oversees QA/QI committees charged with investigating and solving targeted challenges, and generally cultivates a culture of improvement guided by organizational policies and industry-specific regulations. A recipient of Catholic Healthcare West’s Values in Action Award for Excellence, she is an active member of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses.
Andrew Signey joined Eisner with over 25 years of health care and healthcare policy experience. Prior to his time at Eisner Health, Andrew was employed by the State of California where he was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to serve as Assistant Secretary for Program and Fiscal Affairs at the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) from 2007 to 2011. Andrew provided oversight to many CHHS agency departments including Social Services, Alcohol and Drug, Mental Health, and was the lead staff charged with creating the California Child Welfare Council, in cooperation with the Administrative Office of the Courts. During the last year of his gubernatorial appointment, Andrew was appointed Acting State Director for the California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD). After relocating back to Southern California, he accepted the role of Acting Hospital Administrator at the Department of State Hospitals – Metropolitan State Hospital. Andrew served in several progressive roles over a 14 year period, and ultimately as the Executive Director of the Comprehensive AIDS Resource and Education (CARE) Program and Clinics located at Dignity Health-St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach. Andrew is proud to now be part of one of the most dynamic community health centers in the country.
Katie Tell joined Eisner in January 2016. As Vice President of Development and Communications, she leads the development and communications team and works closely with the CEO and Board of Directors to increase their engagement in fundraising, and to identify, cultivate and solicit major individual donors. Katie has almost 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector as a fundraiser, program manager and grant maker. With a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University, she spent the first ten years of her career working for the United Nations and other global non-profits to improve the lives of women and girls in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2007, she served as Program Officer for Health Access with the California Endowment, making grants for Los Angeles programs focused on expanding access to health care for underserved communities. In 2009, Katie began a seven year tenure at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, directing their institutional fundraising efforts, more than doubling the agency’s foundation support.
Pajmon Zarrineghbal joined the Eisner family in 2015. Since then, he has served as Legal Counsel and also oversees Risk Management, Compliance and Human Resources. Pajmon is a graduate of UC Davis Law School, where he graduated at the top of his class and was honored with the Order of the Coif. He then worked as Associate Counsel for Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, where he focused on transactional and employment law. In 2013, Pajmon joined Providence Health Systems as an Associate Attorney specializing in a wide range of legal matters ranging from health care, compliance, employment, and risk management.
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