Our dedicated team of directors and staff are crucial to the success of the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation.

Foundation Board of Directors – Fiscal Year 2022-23

Executive Board

Tina Marie Ito, Chair
Community Leader

Marcie Sabatella, Vice Chair, Ambassadors
Realtor, The Agency

Rodney Swan, Treasurer
President, Swan Farms

Emily Liang, Secretary

Sue Wilder, Immediate Past Chair
Community Leader/Retired Disney Executive

Board Members

Houry Aposhian
President and CEO, Pacific Horizon Bancorp

Thomas Atamian
Realtor, Compass Realty

Julie Battaglia
Community Leader

Jeff Blake
Retired Vice Chairman, Sony Pictures

Patrick Chraghchian
Chief Executive Officer, Adept Development

Ted Clark
President and CEO, Royal Adhesives

Richard Cook
Chief Executive Officer, The Cook Company

Armand Dorian, MD
Chief Executive Officer, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Robin Dorman
Community Leader

Joel Fried
President, Primecap Management

The Honorable Thad Gembacz
Retired Judge

Cindy Gilbert
President, USC-VHH Women’s Council

Janet Hamilton
Community Leader

Kate Kaneko
Community Leader

Happy Khanna, MD
Chief of Staff, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

TJ Malseed
Chief Information Officer, Keck Medicine of USC

Matt Merna
Chief Operating Officer, CHUBB Insurance

Amy Ross, PhD
USC Trustee

Chloe Ross
Community Leader


Kerri Yoder Hubbard
Senior Executive Director, Health System Initiatives
(818) 952-3553

Barbara Jordan
Development Coordinator
(818) 952-3543

Julie Shadpa
Associate Director of Development
(818) 952-3534

Deborah Weirick
Director of Community and Donor Relations
(818) 952-2228

Emeritus Council

The USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Emeritus Council is composed of former foundation board members. See the full list of council members here.