PHC Executive Team

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Liz Gibboney

Chief Executive Officer

Liz became the Chief Executive Officer of Partnership HealthPlan of California on July 1, 2015. With over 20 years of health care experience including eight years as Deputy Chief Executive Officer/Chief Operating Officer at Partnership HealthPlan of California, Liz has a wealth of knowledge in leading and implementing effective health care in Northern California. Liz was integral in PHC’s expansions from serving one county in 1994 (Solano County) to the 14 served by PHC today. Liz is responsible for development and general management of our 530,000 member health plan, with an estimated annual revenue of $2.3 billion.

Previous Employers/Roles

Sutter Preferred Health Plans/Omni Health Plan
California State University (CSUS) Sacramento 

Education

MA, Communication Studies, CSU Sacramento
BA, Rhetoric and Communication, UC Davis
Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders - Stanford University Graduate School of Business
Executive Education, Financial Analysis, UC Berkeley
Fellow, Executive Leadership Program & Certified Healthcare Insurance Executive (CHIE) Certification, America’s Health Insurance Plans

Awards/Achievements

Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching, International Communication Association
Sacramento County Alumni Scholar, UC Davis

Community Service

Board of Directors, Aldea Children and Family Services
Board of Directors, Youth and Family Services
Board of Directors, Children’s Network of Solano County
Board of Directors, Sutter Solano Medical Center
Board of Directors, Benicia Public Library

 

Sonja Bjork

Chief Operating Officer

Sonja is responsible for the oversight of operations and executive management of the Provider Relations, Health Services (Utilization Management and Care Coordination functions), Member Services, Claims, Operational Excellence/Project Management and PHC Regional Offices.  As COO, Sonja provides leadership in organizing our operational teams, interdepartmental communications, and participates in goal setting and strategic organizational planning in the development of new business lines and programs.

Previous Employers/Roles

Stahnke & Associates - Provided legal representation to children in the Solano County Child Welfare System
Solano Legal Services - Advocacy and representation for low income Solano residents, with a focus on Medi-Cal and children's health issues.

Education

Juris Doctorate - Boalt​ Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts Sociology Concentration in Analysis & Research (CARR) - University of Wisconsin, Madison 

Awards/Achievements/Community Service

Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition – The Child Abuse Prevention Council's Practitioner of the Year
Henry Bergh Award Practitioner of the Year
Non-Profit Health Care Policy Workgroup
Soccer Without Borders, Volunteer

Dr. Robert Moore, M.D., MPH

Chief Medical Officer

Previous Employers/Roles

Chief Medical Officer - Clinic Ole Community Health, Napa, CA
Chief Medical Officer - Redwood Community Health Coalition

Education

MD, UCSF
MPH, Tropical Medicine - Columbia University, NY
BA, Biochemistry - UC Berkeley
Family Medicine Residency - UCLA (Ventura County)

Awards/Achievements

2009 California Primary Care Association Hero Award
2008 Lifetime Achievement Award - Napa County Hispanic Network
2006 Values in Action Award for Justice - Queen of the Valley Hospital
1998 Outstanding Physician of the Year - Napa County Medical Society
1997 Health Professional of the Year - Napa County Chamber of Commerce
Cohort 7 - California Health Care Foundation Health Care Leadership Fellowship
Fellow - American Academy of Family Physicians
Advanced Training Program in Health Care Delivery Improvement - Intermountain Health Care

Community Service

Current Board of Directors - Western Clinicians Network, Migrant Clinicians Network, California Coalition for Compassionate Care, Connect HealthCare (HIE), Napa County Medical Society.
Steering Committee - Honoring Choices Napa Valley
Teaching - Medical Students, Nurse Practitioner Students, Physician Assistant Students, Public Health Students
Member, Clinicians Committee - California Primary Care Association
Physician Volunteer for Several Organizations in the US and Abroad.
Numerous Medical Staff Committees - Queen of the Valley Hospital, Napa

 

Patti McFarland

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. McFarland oversees all aspects of our finances.  She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of financial reporting, purchasing, budgeting, financial analysis and decision support as well as the continuous improvement of these departments.

Previous Employers/Roles

CalOptima - Chief Financial Officer, 2013-2014
Central Alliance for Health - CFO, 1997-2013; Controller, 1995-1997

Education

Bachelor of Science-Accounting - Arizona State University

Awards/Achievements

United Way Community Hero Award

Community Service

Finance Committee for Aldea Children & Family Services
Finance Committee for Solano Coalition for Better Health
Allocation Committee for United Way Santa Cruz County
Steering Committee for Second Harvest Food Bank

 

Wendi West

Northern Region Executive Director

Wendi became the Northern Region Executive Director in 2017, and previously served as the Northern Region Claims Director since joining Partnership in 2013. Wendi serves as an excellent form of leadership in our Norther Region across multiple departments.

Previous Employers/Roles

Northern Cal Executive Director of Revenue Cycle, Adventist Health System/Cerner Corp
Northern Cal Director Rev Cycle, Kaiser Permanente
North State Region Director of Revenue Cycle, CHW/Dignity

Education

Master's Healthcare Administration, In Process, St. Joseph's College of Maine
BS, Political Science & Economics, Chico State University
FHFMA, Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association Certificate, HFMA
CHAM, Certified Healthcare Admissions Management Certification, NAHAM

 

Awards/Achievements

Carl Satterfield Award of Excellence, Awarded by CAHAM
THRIVE- Leader of the Year, Kaiser
Difference Maker National Award-The Studer Group
Manager of the Year, Enloe Medical Center

Community Service

Executive Board of Directors, Northern California United Way
Board of Directors, Redding Area Youth Softball for 4 years
Board of Directors, United Cerebral Palsy Foundation of California for 7 years
Volnteer-Lead; Northern Valley Catholic Social Services


Kirt Kemp 

Chief Information Officer

Created and implemented our IT Strategic Plan, provides leadership to all IT initiatives in support of PHC’s business and strategic objectives, and ensures that all IT resources are aligned to meet PHC’s organizational priorities.

Other Positions Held

Chief Information Officer - Long Term Care Group,
Chief Information Officer - Corporate Benefit Services of America
Director of Applications and Configuration - Alameda Alliance for Health
Director of Applications Development - Coventry Health
Independent Consultant - Director of Information Systems and Services, Director of ACTII

Previous Employers/Roles

Alameda Alliance for Health - System Configuration, Strategy & Implementation
Coventry Healthcare - Administered all provider pricing and contracting applications
Long Term Care Group (LTCG) - Managed all aspects of IT, Developed an IT Strategic Plan that supported significant business growth, opened 2 offices in Hudson, WI and Maitland, FL
Corporate Benefit Services of America (CBSA) - Founding CIO, Developed and Implemented IT Strategy, Organized IT, Implemented IT Best Practices
PNC Mortgage Inc.
HCX Inc.
First Health Strategies Inc.

Education

MBA, Health Care Administration - Westminster College Salt Lake City
BS, Computer Science - Westminster College Salt Lake City
Associate Degree, Finance and Credit -- Salt Lake Community College

Community Service

18 years coaching Youth Soccer  (Two National Championships) and Basketball