Eisner Health is governed by a board made up of professionals and leaders in the healthcare community. It includes at least 51% consumer board members who monitor policies and provide recommendations from a patient’s perspective. The full group meets monthly and standing committees that meet quarterly include Finance/Audit, Governance, Quality Improvement & Compliance, and Public Policy.
Consumer Board member
Consumer Board Vice-Chair
Immediate Past Chair
Irma Y. Avila is a health promoter with Choose Health LA Kids for Para los Niños. In her role as health promoter Ms. Avila organizes, promotes and teaches bilingual community nutrition workshops, food demonstrations and educates parents on healthy choices for families in the community. In addition, Ms. Avila is responsible for planning, developing and conducting health and resource fairs in the community. As a health promoter Ms. Avila works collaboratively with the Department of Public Health, and is responsible for writing monthly reports, conducting research, gathering and analyzing statistical data. Ms. Avila is a consumer board member and has been a member of the Eisner Center Board since 2012, where she serves as Board Secretary and is a member of the Los Angeles Health Commission since November of 2015.
Ms. Avila is Certified Nurse Assistant for the State of California Department of Health Services since 2000.
Stan is the principal partner of Kerwick Capital in Los Angeles. The firm serves as a principal investor in middle market growth and turnaround situations. Kerwick has been both a capital partner and financial advisor to strong management teams that have created significant growth opportunities and returns. Stan has also acted as financial advisor in the restructuring of bank debt for troubled companies as well as financial advisor to several retail and distribution companies.
Stan also operates Kerwick Capital Funding LLC, a manager of capital investments for high net worth investors. KCF has a family of funds that manage assets in the venture capital, real estate debt and the distressed bank loan sectors.
Prior to forming Kerwick, Stan was a Managing Director and Member of the North American Management Committee of BNP Paribas, an international investment bank based in Paris, France. Over fifteen years, he served in various roles at Paribas, including head of North American banking in New York, executive responsible for U.S. regional branches in Chicago, Houston and Los Angeles, head of West Coast region based in Los Angeles and head of several merger transition working groups. Stan was selected by the firm to attend an advanced management program at London Business School.
Stan received an MBA in Finance from New York University and a BBA from the University of Michigan. He is married to Christopher Murphy, an executive at the Walt Disney Company and they reside in Los Angeles, CA.
In her role as President and CEO of Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII), Martine manages an annual operating budget of $66 million and a staff of more than 800, stationed across CII’s three main campuses, four community centers and 28 Early Childhood centers throughout Los Angeles. As President and CEO, she also guides the organization’s $75 million Building on Success fundraising campaign to expand services throughout Los Angeles and build a new CII Campus— designed pro-bono by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry—in the historic community of Watts.
Prior to joining the team at Children’s Institute, Inc., Martine served as President and CEO of Para Los Niños, where she managed an annual budget of $32 million and led a staff of more than 400 professionals, serving 7,500 children and families through a variety of early education, mental health and community services. She also served for six years as Executive Director of Hollygrove, a non-profit with a rich history of helping at-risk children and their families. During her tenure, she oversaw Hollygrove’s transition from residential to community-based services and its merger with the statewide agency EMQ FamiliesFirst. A native New Yorker, she holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.
Dee Shaw is a senior health care consultant based in Los Angeles, she has more than 30 years of experience in the health care and benefit consulting marketplace, including nine years at Horizon Actuarial Services and Watson Wyatt.
Dee helps clients navigate the complexities of health care delivery and financing in order for purchasers to provide the best possible health and welfare benefits at the lowest possible cost. Dee has also spoken at the International Foundation’s Health Care Cost Management Conference, Annual Employee Benefits Conference and is on the faculty of the New Trustees Institute.
In addition to her experience with Horizon Actuarial Services, Dee was the Health and Group Benefits Office Practice Leader for Watson Wyatt (now Willis Towers Watson). She has also served as vice president of special accounts at Kaiser Permanente and was the regional director of commercial and large accounts at Health Net. Dee holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Iowa and is a graduate of the Advanced Leadership Program at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Dee has been a Board member since 2010.
Ian Wiener is a transactional partner at Irell & Manella LLP. Mr. Wiener advises and represents clients in a wide variety of business law matters and business transactions, including public offerings, private placements, acquisitions and sales of companies, corporate governance, SEC counseling, as well as general corporate representation.
Mr. Wiener holds a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
Rupert Grant is a real estate investor who specializes in the purchase of unique Los Angeles area apartment buildings for renovation and sale to savvy investors. With a law degree from UCLA and a Bachelor of Science in Management and Marketing from the University of La Verne, Rupert creates innovative strategic financial plans so that investors can achieve their financial dreams through passive income streams using tools like the Self Directed IRA (SDIRA).
Rupert has an extensive background in securities and investment management having worked in the financial services industry as a stock broker for Nationwide Financial in Woodland Hills, CA.
Rupert is chairman of the Foundation Board of Directors for Eisner Pediatric Family Medical Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center dedicated to providing comprehensive, high-quality health care for all ages. He has served as board member for a variety of local organizations including The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles Unified School District Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee, and The Hollywood Beautification Team. He has served as a volunteer Operations Manager for the annual Genesis Open, a PGA golf tournament at Riviera Country Club for two decades.
Rupert is an AYSO soccer coach and Cub Scout pack leader for his two sons and lives with his family in Los Angeles.
Mr. Matthews joined the Eisner Center Board in 2006 and currently serves as Vice Chair. As a Consumer Board member, Mr. Matthews has many responsibilities, including a dual role in linking the center and the community. The first part of his role is to serve as the voice of the community, representing the community and its needs to the center. The center has been established to meet a specific need-to provide primary care services to the community’s medically underserved and vulnerable residents. The second part of this role requires Mr. Matthews to promote the center and its mission to the community. During his tenure at Eisner, Mr. Matthews has served on the Executive Committee, Search Committee and Governance Committee. Mr. Matthews is a former draftsman with S.D. Herman Co. and real estate investor.
Dr. Kevin J. Rossi joined Kaiser Permanente SCPMG, Downey in 2009, as a staff physician with an emphasis in family medicine. Dr. Rossi began his career in 1986, as a physician in the surgical urgent care department with Southern California Permanente Medical Group and in 1991 transitioned as a staff physician to the Pasadena location. In 1995, Dr. Rossi became Physician-in-Charge of Southern California Permanente Medical Group in San Dimas where he served in this capacity for 6 years. In 1997, Dr. Rossi became Chief, Family Medicine Department at the Bellflower Service Area Physician at Southern California Medical Group where he worked for more than 12 years, he was also regional Family Medicine Chief. It was during his tenure at SCPMG Bellflower that Dr. Rossi joined the Eisner Center Board in 2001, where he currently serves in dual capacity as Immediate Past Chair of the Eisner Center Board and as a member of the Eisner Health Foundation Board.
In addition, Dr. Rossi serves as President of the Los Angeles County Chapter of California Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Rossi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from UC Davis and a MD, School of Medicine, from UCLA.
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