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Board of Directors

Cal INDEX is governed by a five-member Board of Directors with an independent management team reporting to the Board.

Jean S. Fraser
Chair, Cal INDEX Board

Jean S. Fraser is the former chief of the San Mateo County Health System, which provides all health-related functions for the County. This includes the county hospital (San Mateo Medical Center) and 11 outpatient clinics, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, Environmental Health, Public Health Policy & Planning, Correctional Health, Family Health Services, Emergency Medical Services, Health Coverage Unit, Health Information Technology and Aging & Adult Services. Ms. Fraser also served as the public administrator and public guardian for San Mateo County. Prior to joining San Mateo County, Ms. Fraser was the chief executive officer of San Francisco Health Plan (SFHP), a not-for-profit health plan providing affordable health coverage to low and moderate income families in San Francisco. While CEO, Ms. Fraser championed the creation of the Healthy Kids program, which provides insurance to low-income children. Ms. Fraser also spearheaded the creation of Healthy San Francisco, a first-in-the-nation program to offer health coverage to all uninsured San Francisco residents. Prior to joining SFHP, Ms. Fraser was with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, where she was the managing attorney of the team advising the San Francisco Departments of Public Health and Human Services.

Ms. Fraser is the past president of the San Francisco Health Service Board, the vice president of the San Mateo First 5 Commission, a member of the board of directors of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, and on the Advisory Councils for the Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP), SPUR and TransForm.

Ms. Fraser holds a law degree from Yale Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Yale University.

Mark Savage
Vice Chair and Consumer Representative, Cal INDEX Board

Mark Savage is the director of health information technology policy and programs for the National Partnership for Women & Families, where he oversees the organization’s work to advance electronic health information exchange and technology for the benefit of individual and population health, healthcare delivery, reducing health disparities, and improving quality and patient safety. He currently serves on the federal HIT Policy Committee’s Advanced Health Models and Meaningful Use Workgroup and Strategy and Innovation Workgroup, on the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics’ Workgroup on HHS Data Access and Use, and on eHealth Initiative’s Leadership Council, among others. Prior to joining the National Partnership, Mr. Savage was senior attorney at Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports. In that position, he developed, led and implemented strategic responses to health issues and health information exchange and technology, among other issues, through multi-cultural coalition building, advocacy on governmental and non-profit boards and committees, legislative advocacy, public education, and projects. From 2009-2013, he developed and led Consumers Union’s statewide project in California to advocate patients’ needs and amplify the consumer voice for electronic health information exchange and its core role in healthcare reform. Mr. Savage graduated from Stanford Law School and the University of California, Berkeley.

Hector Flores, M.D.
Secretary, Cal INDEX Board

Hector Flores, M.D., a long-time advocate for the medically underserved, co-founded and currently serves as medical director of the Family Care Specialists Medical Group. In addition, he is the chairman of White Memorial Medical Center’s (WMMC) Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Flores also is a founding member and co-director of the WMMC’s Family Medicine Residency Program, consistently ranked as the top program in the state because of its quality and ability to recruit and retain family physicians in underserved areas.

Dr. Flores was a founding member of the California Latino Medical Association. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Blue Shield of California, Charles Drew University Trustees, South Central Family Health Center, and the California Endowment. He is also a member of Insure the Uninsured Program’s (ITUP) advisory board. Previously, Dr. Flores served on the Clinton Health Care Task Force and the California Task Force on Culturally and Linguistically Competent Physicians and Dentists. He was also a member of the UC Medical Student Diversity Task Force.

Dr. Flores graduated from Stanford University and the UC Davis School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in family medicine at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Los Angeles.

Michael Murphy
Cal INDEX Board

Mike Murphy is president and chief executive officer of Sharp HealthCare. Murphy oversees a workforce of more than 16,000 employees, 2,600 affiliated physicians and 2,100 volunteers. They provide care and service in a fully integrated not-for-profit system that includes four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, two affiliated medical groups, five urgent care centers, three skilled nursing facilities, home health, hospice, state-of-the-art outpatient facilities and a health plan.

Murphy, whose career in health care spans more than 30 years, was appointed to his position in June 1996. Under Murphy’s direction, Sharp has dedicated itself to The Sharp Experience, which is transforming the health care experience for employees, physicians and customers. This focus on purpose, worthwhile work and making a difference has led to increased employee, physician and patient satisfaction, as well as enhanced loyalty and improved outcomes as Sharp strives to fulfill its vision of becoming the best place to work, practice medicine and receive care.

A Southern California native, Murphy is a graduate of California State University at Long Beach and is a certified public accountant. He served as chairman of the board of the Greater San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2005, and he is a member of the board of directors for the State of California Chamber of Commerce. Murphy is also a member and supporter of several community-based health and social service organizations.

Beth Ginzinger R.N., M.B.A.
Cal INDEX Board

Beth Ginzinger is vice president of Provider Joint Ventures for Anthem Blue Cross’ West Region, where she is responsible for provider collaboration partnerships designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the medical delivery system. Prior to that role, she was the chief executive officer of Radiant, Inc., a fully owned subsidiary of Anthem, where she was responsible for providing proven methods of cost management while enhancing the quality of care management services. Previously, she served as vice president of Clinical Operations and Shared services where she led more than 1,000 associates supporting the delivery of Anthem’s Care Management strategy. Earlier in her career, Ms. Ginzinger was responsible for the introduction and implementation of Six Sigma in Healthcare Management at Ford Motor Company.