Benny Benzeevi, MD, FACEP
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Alan W. Germany, CPA, MBA, FHFMA
Chief Financial Officer/
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Burgess is a seasoned IT executive with over 18 years experience working in not-for-profit, for-profit, as well as Professional Services consulting organizations. He offers a high caliber of IT security expertise and resource stewardship. His strength in leadership, experience and achievements range from large integrated health systems, small community hospitals, multi-national health services business, mergers and acquisitions and turn-around objectives to optimize IT operations and compliance.
Ms. Phillips-Bland brings a wealth of experience to HCCA gained from more than 25 years devoted to health and ambulatory care administration in the public health sector. She was previously Senior Deputy Director, Ambulatory Care Division, at San Joaquin General Hospital, where she oversaw six primary-care clinics and 20 sub-specialty clinics. While there, she successfully implemented Patient-Centered Medical Home practices that, among other things, helped the hospital achieve high patient satisfaction scores. Samantha’s vast knowledge and experience in this area will invariably contribute to the successful delivery of exceptional ambulatory and outpatient care services – both critical pieces of HCCA’s integrated health system.
With three decades of experience in both private and non-profit environments, Kathleen Johnson is a powerhouse marketing and communications professional. Creative and hands-on, Ms. Johnson carries out HCCA’s mission of improving health with innovation, determination and enthusiasm. As vice president, she is responsible for guiding key marketing initiatives, including HCCA’s rebranding efforts and the successful grand openings of three clinic sites in her first year. In addition, Ms. Johnson drives delivery of aligned and consistent messaging to promote the organization’s services and products, enhances its brand and reputation in the communities it serves and ensures service excellence at all levels of the organization.
As Chief Executive Officer for the Tulare Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Johnson’s leadership in just one year doubled the organization’s bottom line, re-energizing and rebranding this important community asset. She also launched a job mentoring program for at-risk young adults, a student entrepreneurial program and community forums to address important local issues.
Ms. Johnson’s previous creative success was as Director of Communications at a national quick-service restaurant consisting of 100+ company-owned and franchised locations. Her 26 years of experience there garnered four awards from the ESOP Association’s Annual Awards for Communications Excellence in Total Communications and Printed Communications between 1995 and 2007.