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

Ellen Kugler

Federal Advocate

DeBrunner & Associates

Nicette Short

Legislative Advocate

NL Short Public Affairs

PEACH Officers

John Raffoul

Chair

President, Adventist Health White Memorial

 

Philip Cohen

Vice Chair

Chief Executive Officer, Monterey Park Hospital

Gustavo Valdespino
Roger Sharma

Second Vice Chair

President/CEO, Valley Presbyterian Hospital

Treasurer

President, Adventist Health White Memorial

Robert Wentz
Alyssa Keefe

Secretary

Chief Executive Officer, Oroville Hospital

Director-At-Large

System Senior VP Public Policy and 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.