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.
Susan Baade is a program associate for the Patient Care Program.
Before joining the Foundation, Susan was the program manager for the Clinic Leadership Institute Emerging Leaders (CLI) program at the Center for the Health Professions at UCSF. Susan has also held positions at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and the Center for Bionic Medicine at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
Kim Coaxum is an administrative assistant for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation's Patient Care Program and San Francisco Bay Area Portfolio.
Before joining the Foundation, Kim worked as the donor relations coordinator for the Rush-Copley Medical Foundation in Aurora, IL, where she managed the donor gifts and acknowledgements programs. Prior to that, she handled benefits for CD Group, Inc., which specializes in managed services for Oracle JD Edwards enterprise solutions. Kim also worked for American Express Business Travel in Phoenix, AZ, among other roles in business in varying capacities.
Dominick L. Frosch is a fellow in the foundation’s Patient Care Program.
Before joining the Foundation, Dominick served as associate investigator at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute and associate professor of medicine at UCLA. For over a decade he conducted research on shared decision-making and developing, evaluating and implementing patient decision support interventions. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles and chapters and serves as deputy editor for the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
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.
Ruth Shaber, M.D. is a fellow in the foundation’s Patient Care Program.
Ruth started her career in health care at the Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Medical Center in 1990. From 1997 to 2003, she served as chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 1999 and 2000, she served as chairman for The Permanente Medical Group’s Obstetrics and Gynecology chiefs, and from 2001 to 2007 she served as the director of Women’s Health for the Northern California division of Kaiser Permanente. She is also the founder of the Women’s Health Research Institute in Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Region.
Most recently, Ruth has been the Medical Director at the Kaiser Permanente Care Management Institute. At CMI she worked with Kaiser Permamenente's regional and national leaders to apply the best evidence and successful systems approaches to create reliable clinical performance. Ruth’s specific areas of focus have included cardiovascular disease prevention, behavioral health, maternity and cancer care.
Marybeth Sharpe is the program director for the Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative within the Foundation's Patient Care Program.
Before joining the Foundation, Marybeth was a vice president with American Express where she led strategic analysis for their small business group. She has also taught economics at the University of Chicago, worked for the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. and served as an associate principal with McKinsey & Company in New York.Marybeth graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the College of William and Mary and received a Ph.D. in Economics with a focus on labor economics from the University of Chicago.
Karyn DiGiorgio is a program officer with the Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative in the Foundation's Patient Care Program.
Karyn has more than 25 years of nursing experience in a variety of clinical settings, most recently in the Emergency Department at UCSF. Previously, she worked with the Digital Health Division of Intel, managed healthcare facility design at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, and worked in nursing at Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia.
Karyn holds a B.S. in Nursing from Georgetown University and a M.S. in Nursing and Health Policy from UCSF. She also holds a M.S. from Drexel University.
Angela Hue is a program associate for the Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative.
Before joining the Foundation, Angela worked as a student research assistant at the University of California, Davis Western Center for Ag Health and Safety, and as a lab research intern in the Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior. Previously, she spent a summer working at University of California, San Francisco’s Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute helping to coordinate, collect and analyze clinical study data.
Angela received a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Psychology from University of California, Davis.
Elizabeth Malcolm is a program officer for the Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative in the Foundation's Patient Care Program.
Before joining the Foundation, Liz served as the medical director for chronic disease programs and outcomes at Sutter VNA and Hospice, where she developed, implemented, and studied disease management programs focusing on improving the quality of care transitions. While at Sutter, she served in leadership roles for the Advanced Illness Management program and for a system-wide re-design of heart failure care to improve the transition from hospital to home. She has worked as a primary care doctor in several community clinic settings. Earlier in her career, she worked as a consultant for the RAND Corporation on disease management and quality of care projects.
Liz received her MD from New York Medical College and completed her internal medicine residency and chief residency at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics. She was awarded a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Fellowship at UCLA, where she also obtained a master’s degree in health services research.
Kate Weiland is a program officer for the Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative.
Before joining the foundation, Kate was the senior research manager at LanguageMate, a health technology start-up in New York City, where she managed clinical research studies evaluating health communications solutions and maintained partnerships with community-based organizations. Previously, she was special projects planner for a children’s health program at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Kate holds a BA in political science from Washington University in St. Louis, and an MPH in health policy from Columbia University.