George W. Bo-Linn, MD, is the chief program officer for the Foundation's Patient Care Program, which include the Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis commitment.
George comes to the Foundation with over 25 years of extensive executive leadership and expertise in the field of healthcare including medical research, private practice, health insurance plans, nursing and physician organizations, and health/hospital systems. Most recently George was the senior vice president and chief medical officer at Catholic Healthcare West, the largest non-profit hospital system in the western United States. His responsibilities included all aspects of clinical quality, patient safety and satisfaction, risk management, resource utilization management, clinical information systems (including privacy and security), and healthcare professionals (physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and others). He is the author of numerous scientific publications, lectures extensively nationally and internationally and serves on several boards of national healthcare organizations.
George holds a B.A. from Rice University, and an M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine. His residency in internal medicine was at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, gastroenterology, and he had a subspecialty fellowship at the University of Texas, post-fellowship training at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University in Germany, and received his Masters of Healthcare Administration at the Carlson School of Business, University of Minnesota.
Camellia Pham is the program manager for the Patient Care Program, with a focus on aligning its strategic priorities with its operations. She reports directly to Dr. George Bo-Linn, the program’s chief program officer.
Before joining the Foundation, Camellia worked as a grantmaking operations associate at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, where she provided support to the Office of General Counsel and to the Local Grantmaking Program. More recently, Camellia was the Program Manager at Good Ventures, a relatively new San Francisco based foundation focused on alleviating global poverty. She also worked for Prevention International: No Cervical Cancer (PINCC), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing treatment and aid for women with cervical cancer in developing countries.
Camellia received a B.A. in social work with an emphasis is psychology and a minor in education from the University of California at Berkeley. She is also a graduate of U. C. Berkeley’s Biology Scholar’s Program.