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Kaweah Health is governed by a board of directors made up of five publicly-elected directors, elected by zone for four-year terms. Each month, the board holds regular meetings at Kaweah Health. This governing body is responsible for the safety and quality of care, treatment, and services provided district wide. This board also establishes policy, promotes performance improvement, and provides for organizational management and planning. MORE


David Francis, President

DavidREPRESENTS Zone IV

Kaweah Health Board of Directors
March 22, 2018 to present
Current term is 2018-2022

EDUCATION

  • Modesto Junior College -- Associate of Arts Degree
  • Fresno State College - Bachelor of Arts Degree / Teaching Credentials
  • Cal Polly, San Luis Obispo - Master of Arts Degree

BOARD COMMITTEES

  • Community Based Planning
  • Finance Property Services & Acquisition
  • Governance & Legislative Affairs
  • Information Systems
  • Patient Experience
  • Quality Council

INDEPENDENT COMMITTEES

  • Joint Conference
  • Kaweah Health Medical Foundation
  • Central Valley Health Care Alliance - JPA

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS (past and present)

  • St. Paul’s Anglican Church Board of Trustees
  • St. Paul’s School Board of Trustees
  • Turning Point of Central California Board Member/Treasurer
  • Association of California School Administrators
  • Visalia Senior Housing Board Member
  • Medical Billing Technologies Advisory Board Member

Lynn Havard Mirviss, RN, Ed.D, Vice President

REPRESENTS Zone II

Kaweah Health Board of Directors
April 29, 2010 to present
Current term is 2018-2022

EDUCATION

  • Registered Nurse
  • Thomas Jefferson University and Medical Center
  • B.S.N. and M.S.N., California State University, Fresno Ed.D. Nursing Education, Nova Southeastern University

BOARD COMMITTEES

  • Academic Development
  • Human Resources
  • Strategic Planning

INDEPENDENT COMMITTEES

  • Foundation Board Meeting
  • Medical Staff Credentials
  • Quail Park
  • 202 W. Willow - Board of Owners

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS (past and present)

  • Past President and Life Member, Kaweah Health Guild
  • Past President and current Board Member, Kaweah Health Foundation
  • Board Member, Dr. Donald Wahlen Foundation
  • Past Board Member, Habitat for Humanity of Tulare County
  • Past Board Member, Visalia YMCA
  • Past Board Member, Tulare County Symphony
  • Past President and Life Member P.T.A.
  • Multiple Visalia School Bond Campaigns
  • Measure T. Committee, City of Visalia

Garth Gipson, Secretary/Treasurer

REPRESENTS Zone IIIGarth

Kaweah Health Board of Directors,
January 2020 Appointed to Present
Current term is 2020-2024

EDUCATION

  • Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo - B.S. Business Administration, Finance
  • Cuesta College

BOARD COMMITTEES

  • Audit and Compliance
  • Academic Development
  • Human Resources
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing and Community Relations
  • Strategic Planning

INDEPENDENT COMMITTEES

  • Cypress Company, LLC
  • Sequoia Surgery Center, LLC

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS (past and present)

  • Visalia Chamber of Commerce Board
  • Neighborhood Church Elder Board
  • Tulare/Kings Estate Planning Board
  • Cal Poly Alumni Board (past)
  • Exeter Kiwanis Board (past)
  • Exeter Union HS Alumni Board (past)

Mike Olmos

MikeREPRESENTS Zone I

Kaweah Health Board of Directors
December 4, 2020 to present
Current term is 2020-2024

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor's Degree in Economics - Fresno State

BOARD COMMITTEES

  • Audit & Compliance
  • Finance / Property, Services & Acquisition
  • Governance & Legislative Affairs
  • Quality Council

INDEPENDENT COMMITTEES

  • Retirement Plans' Investment Committee
  • Sequoia Integrated Health, LLC

AFFILIATIONS

  • Tulare County Economic Development Corporation - Interim President/CEO
  • The Creative Center - Board Member
  • Visalia City Manager - retired
  • American Institute of Certified Planners - past member

Ambar Rodriguez

REPRESENTS: Zone VAmbar

Kaweah Health Board of Directors
December 4, 2020 to present
Current term is 2020-2024

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts - UC Davis
  • Master of Arts - Marquette University
  • California Teaching Credential - Fresno Pacific University

BOARD COMMITTEES

  • Community Based Planning
  • Academic Development
  • Marketing and Community Relations
  • Patient Experience

INDEPENDENT COMMITTEES

  • Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC)
  • SRCCRO/SRCCMO, LLC
  • Tulare Kings Cancer (TKC) Development, LLC