Three Leaders to Join Sutter Health Board of Directors in January

Posted on Dec 19, 2013 in Transformation

Newcomers replace longtime members with years of service to the organization

Northern California-based Sutter Health names senior executives from Google, DaVita HealthCare Partners and a former executive of OptumHealth and United Health Group to its board of directors. In January, Lisa Cohen Gevelber of San Francisco, Robert Margolis, M.D. of Rolling Hills, and Rick M. Jelinek of Minnetonka, Minn., join the Sutter Health board.

Lisa Gevelber head shot

Lisa Gevelber

About Lisa Gevelber

Lisa Gevelber is vice president of marketing for the Americas region and for the ads and commerce division at Google Inc. With more than 20 years experience in marketing, she is a leading expert in online and mobile consumer behavior. She and her team brought YouTube, Android, Chrome and Google Play to new countries and helped marketers all over the world re-imagine storytelling in the digital age.

Before joining Google, Gevelber served as vice president of Marketing, Sales and Business Development for the social commerce site Polyvore. She also worked as vice president of product management and general manager at Intuit.

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Gevelber began her career at Procter & Gamble.

She lives in the Bay Area.

Robert Margolis head shot

Robert Margolis, M.D.

About Robert Margolis, M.D.

Robert Margolis, M.D., brings more than 30 years experience as a leader in the managed care industry. He joined HealthCare Partners LLC as its managing partner and CEO when the company formed in 1992 and currently serves as co-chairman of the board of directors of DaVita HealthCare Partners.

Board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology, Dr. Margolis also serves as a board member for the new Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital in Los Angeles. In addition, he sits on the health care policy advisory council of Harvard Medical School and the advisory board of the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California.

Dr. Margolis has shared his expertise through board and advisory affiliations with numerous organizations, including the National Committee for Quality Assurance; the California Association of Physician Groups; the California Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles; the Council of Accountable Physician Practice; and the American Medical Group Association.

A graduate of Rutgers University and Duke University Medical School, Dr. Margolis completed a fellowship at the National Cancer Institute.

About Rick Jelinek

Rick Jelinek head shot

Rick Jelinek

Rick Jelinek is an operating partner with Boston-based private equity firm Advent International and previously served as CEO of OptumHealth, part of the Minnesota-based UnitedHealth Group.

In his 19 years with UnitedHealth, Jelinek oversaw several divisions as CEO, including the company’s Medicare Advantage business Secure Horizons, its Medicaid and children’s health insurance subsidiary, AmeriChoice, and the company’s Emerging Businesses Group before taking on his role at OptumHealth. While at Optum, his responsibilities included oversight of health banking and financial services, care delivery, behavioral health, Nurseline and its long-term care and hospice division.

Jelinek started with UnitedHealth Group through a predecessor organization, Lifemark Corporation, which was acquired by United in 2001. Jelinek also served in successive management roles at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Mich., The Center for Healthcare Information Management and North Shore University Health System, based in Evanston, Ill.

Jelinek holds master’s degrees in health services administration and an MBA from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California.

He also serves as a member of the board of directors for the Minnesota Children’s Museum and Connolly, a recovery auditing services firm serving the health care and retail markets. He  sits on the advisory board for the Griffith Leadership Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Jelinek grew up in California and currently resides in Minnesota.

Outgoing Board Members

Sutter Health’s new board members replace longtime members Andrew Pansini, Mary Brown and Geraldine Brinton, who have completed their terms of service. Pansini and Brinton also previously served as chairs of the board.

“This is a time of transformation for the entire health care industry and for Sutter Health,” said Sutter Health President and CEO Pat Fry. “I’m grateful for the extraordinary commitment and wise strategic counsel our outgoing board members have provided this organization for many years. I know our new members will continue in that spirit as we help shape the future of health care.”

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