CAHL Career Coaches and Mentors

Informal Coach-Mentor Program

  • Inquiries taken on a rolling basis.
  • Participation in the program is voluntary and not a requirement for CAHL membership.
  • Coach-mentor’s and advisee-mentee shall mutually agree on the nature, scope, boundaries and framework of their relationship.
  • The CDTC will publish and maintain the career tab, a list of coach-mentors, general services offered and contact information on the CAHL website.
  • CAHL members may contact coach-mentors in accordance with their guidelines and initiate a dialogue.
  • All interaction and documentation shall be between coach-mentor and advisee-mentee; CAHL shall maintain no records whatsoever of the relationship and interactions between the parties.

Mentor Instructions

Mentee Instructions


Formal Coach-Mentor Program

  • Inquiries taken on a rolling basis and will be considered for the next scheduled formal program cohort.
  • Quarterly program where mentors will be matched with mentee for a 3 month period of time.
  • Mentees and Mentors: Must be an active member of the California Association of Healthcare Leaders (CAHL)
  • A 1 hour facilitated call will be scheduled for Program Orientation and will include mentor/mentee requirements, expectations and introductions.
  • Mentee is expected to schedule 6 total contact hours with mentor and/or mentor organization staff.
  • At least one hour of face to face mentorship during the program is encouraged.
  • Mentee must submit a log of completed hours at end of program along with a 2-5 page summary.
  • A final program survey will be sent out to all mentors and mentees at the end of the program as well.

CAHL Coaches-Mentors List

Katie Abbott, MHA

Senior Consultant – Blue Shield of California


David Bettencourt, MSHCA

Manager – Risk Systems Configuration, John Muir Health


Darrielle Ehrheart

Director of Operations, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital


Michael Sloan

VP Of Human Resources, Dignity Health


Laura Perez Ehrheart

Executive Consultant


Michael A. Felder, MS., MBA

Lt. Col, USAF, MSC (Ret)
Chief Executive Officer, California Correctional Health Care Services


Ruth Cieri, M.S., FACHE

Adjunct Faculty & Team Lead – Southern New Hampshire University


Debra Green Oliphant, MPA, FACHE, CPMSM, CPCS

Administrative Director – Medical Staff Services and Pediatric Residency Program, Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health


Sachin Gangupantula

Co-founder & Director of Healthcare Operations

Valley Diabetes & Obesity


Ankoor Tailor

Senior Consultant, ECG Management Consultants


Jillian Springer, FACHE

 Cardiovascular Service Line Executive, Sutter Health



Rahul Padmanabhan

Business Manager, Pediatric Hem/Onc & Stem Cell Transplant


Pamela Yoo, FACHE

 Chief Strategy Officer,  San Ramon Regional Medical Center at Tenet Healthcare


Justine Zilliken, MBA, MHA, FACHE

Assistant Vice President, Surgical & Specialty Services, NorthBay Healthcare


Doug Archer

President/CEO, Mark Twain Medical Center – Dignity Health


Jose E. Cobar

Director of Clinical Laboratory Services, Dignity Health


Amanda Chawla

Vice President of Supply Chain, Stanford Healthcare


Andrew S. James RN, MS, MHA, CPHQ, LSSBB

Executive Director Operational Improvements and Transformation, Santa Clara Health and Hospital Systems



Austin Ord

Vice President, Community Living Services, Institute on Aging


Vincent Paradiso

Ambulatory Site Manager, Specialty Center

Ambulatory Float Pool Manager

Practice Manager | Sleep Center & Pulmonary Function Testing

Stanford Children’s Health




Michael R. Korpiel, DHA, FACHE

President,  Dignity Health, Mercy San Juan Medical Center



Russell Sato

Director of Ancillary Services, Sutter Health




Bob Rahal

Veterans Experience OfficerVA Central California Healthcare System




Kristine Cannon

Director of Quality Improvement, UCSF Health, Benioff Children’s Hospitals




Brad Simmons

Interim Chief Executive Officer/Chief Operating Officer, UC Davis Medical Center




Matt Fry

Service Area Director, Sutter Health




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