Our Team

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Anne McLeod

President and CEO

Ashley Efhan 

Office Manager and Executive Assistant

PEACH Associates

Matt Absher

Policy Consultant

Absher Healthcare Consulting, LLC

Kate Finkelstein

Federal Advocate

DeBrunner & Associates

Bryan Hooper

Policy Consultant

Hooper Healthcare Consulting, LLC

Ellen Kugler

Federal Advocate

DeBrunner & Associates

Nicette Short

Legislative Advocate

NL Short Public Affairs

PEACH Officers

Robert Curry

Chair

President/CEO, Emanate Health

 

Philip Cohen

Vice Chair

Chief Executive Officer, Monterey Park Hospital

Gustavo Valdespino
John Raffoul

Second Vice Chair

President/CEO, Valley Presbyterian Hospital

Treasurer

President, Adventist Health White Memorial

Robert Wentz
Shelly Schlenker

Secretary

Chief Executive Officer, Oroville Hospital

Director-At-Large

System Senior VP Public Policy Advocacy

CommonSpirit Health

WHO WE ARE

Private Essential Access Community Hospitals (PEACH), is the statewide association dedicated to advancing policies and programs that ensure sustainability for California's community safety-net hospitals. We support member hospitals with state and federal advocacy, program innovation and policy development.

 

At PEACH, we are the statewide association dedicated to advancing policies and programs that ensure sustainability for California's community safety-net hospitals.