Hospice by the Bay is fortunate to have so many exceptional leaders among our staff and the community volunteers who make up our Board of Directors.

Board of Directors

OFFICERS

KENNETH MEISLIN, Chair
Principal, Meislin Investments/ARA

MICHAEL R. DAILEY, Vice Chair
Senior Vice President, Healthcare and Institutions Group, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

PAT KENDALL, Secretary
Medical Group Administrator, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center

MICHAEL A. KADEL, Treasurer
Business Center Manager & SVP, California Bank & Trust, Northern California Region

DIRECTORS

HELEN L. ABE, CIMA®, CRPC®
Vice President-Financial Advisor Merrill Lynch, Global Wealth Management

DANIEL E. COHN, J.D.
Partner, Farella Braun + Martel LLP

DENNIS A. GILARDI
Founder, Gilardi & Co. LLC

ADRIENNE GREEN, MD
Associate Chief Medical Officer & Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF

JAY HARRIS
VP Business Development & Acquisitions/Mergers, UCSF

JO ELLEN HYLIND, RN, MNA
Independent Consultant and Past President and CEO of Lumetra Healthcare Solutions

WILLIAM C. MENTZER, Jr., MD
Retired Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist; Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, UCSF

STEVEN PANTILAT, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine & founding Director of the UCSF Palliative Care Program, UCSF

GERALD R. PETERS, J.D.
General Counsel, CaINDEX

ROBERT J. SIMON
Senior Vice President, Investments, Stifel

SCOTT TAYLOR SMITH
CEO, Viant Group & Viant Capital, a merchant bank in San Francisco

KITTY WHITAKER, RN, MS
CEO, Hospice By The Bay

EMERITI

MARY TAVERNA, President Emeritus
Former President/CEO, Hospice By The Bay

STEPHEN A. THAL, Chair Emeritus
Retired Certified Gemologist and founder of Fox’s St. Francis Jewelry Store, San Francisco


Executive Team

Kitty Whitaker, RN, MS
Chief Executive Officer

Wendy Ranzau, RN, BSN
Chief Operating Officer

Denis Viscek, MBA
Chief Financial Officer

Elizabeth Adamson, SPHR
Director of Human Resources

Margaret Bourne, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Janet P. Evans
Director of Development

Robertina Szolarova, RN, MS
Director of Quality Management & Compliance

David Zwicky, FACHE
Director of Business Strategy


Hospice by the Bay Physicians

Margaret Bourne, MD, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Margaret “Molly” Bourne is board-certified in Family Medicine, Addiction Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care. Dr. Bourne joined Hospice by the Bay as Medical Director 2007, after practicing for 10 years in primary care and addiction medicine.

Alan Margolin, MD

Dr. Alan Margolin is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care. His more than 45 years of medical experience includes many years as director of the Marin General Hospital Intensive Care Unit.

Jessica Keane, MD

Dr. Jessica Keane is board certified in Internal Medicine. She completed her residency at UC Davis and later went on to serve as Chief Resident. She practiced primary care in San Rafael for seven years before joining Hospice by the Bay in 2014.

Jessica Safra, MD

Dr. Jessica Safra is board certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She completed her residency at Oregon Health & Science University and fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Care at UC San Francisco. She practiced inpatient and clinic-based Palliative Care for three years before joining Hospice by the Bay in 2015.

Corby Kesler, MD

Dr. Corby Kessler is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Hospice and Palliative Care. He has provided Hospice care services for over 10 years and continues to manage a chronic pain and palliative care outpatient clinic in Napa.

Matt Katics, MD
Dr. Matt Katics is board certified in family medicine and hospice and palliative care.  He completed residency at Natividad-UCSF Medical Center in Salinas and fellowship at the Institute for Palliative Care in San Diego.  Dr. Katics worked for the IHS doing primary care and palliative care in Zuni, NM and most recently was medical director for both the inpatient palliative care program at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System and  the hospice and home palliative care programs with VNA Monterey county. He joined the HBTB family in February of 2016.

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