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
KENNETH MEISLIN, Chair
Principal, Meislin Investments/ARA
MICHAEL R. DAILEY, Vice Chair
Senior Vice President, Healthcare and Institutions Group, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
JO ELLEN HYLIND, RN, MNA, Secretary
Independent Consultant and Past President and CEO of Lumetra Healthcare Solutions
MICHAEL A. KADEL, Treasurer
Business Center Manager & SVP, California Bank & Trust, Northern California Region
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
SHELBY K. DECOSTA
SVP Strategy & Business Development & Chief Strategy Officer, UCSF Health
ADRIENNE GREEN, MD
Associate Chief Medical Officer & Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Medical Group Administrator, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
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
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
Kitty Whitaker, RN, MS
Chief Executive Officer
Wendy Ranzau, RN, BSN
Chief Operating Officer
Denis Viscek, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
James Mittelberger, MD, MPH, HMD-C, FAAHPM
Chief Medical Officer
Elizabeth Adamson, SPHR
Director of Human Resources
Janet P. Evans
Director of Development & Communications
Director of Home Health
Robertina Szolarova, RN, MS
Director of Quality Management & Compliance
David Zwicky, FACHE
Director of Business Strategy
Hospice by the Bay Physicians
James Mittelberger, MD, MPH, HMD-C, FAAHPM, Chief Medical Officer
Dr. James “Jim” Mittelberger is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine, and Geriatrics. He joined Hospice by the Bay as Chief Medical Officer in 2017, after 10 years as Director and Chief Medical Officer of the Optum Center for Palliative and Supportive Care. Previously, he was Medical Director of the Over 60s Clinic in Berkeley/Oakland and Division Chief for the Alameda County Medical Center, Division of Geriatrics (with palliative care.) He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF.
Margaret Bourne, MD
Dr. Margaret “Molly” Bourne is board-certified in Family Medicine, Addiction Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care. She joined Hospice by the Bay as Medical Director 2007 and served as Chief Medical Officer 2014 to 2017. She also maintains a private practice in 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.