Board

IHA Board of Directors

Eric Anderson



Eric Anderson, PhD, MBA
, is a professor at the La Sierra University School of Business. Dr. Anderson has written more than 50 academic and professional articles that have been published in a variety of publications. He was selected to serve on the Academic Medicine and Managed Care Forum, which was made up of experts from 30 of the Nation’s leading universities as well as the Academic Medicine and Health Industry Forum sponsored by the Council on US Health Care.

Kambiz Arman



Kambiz Arman, MD
, is the chairman of the OB/GYN department at Friends of Family Health Center. For 20 years he practiced at Friendly Hills Medical Group in La Habra, California, and was chairman of the department for 10 years. In addition to providing patient care, Dr. Arman gives lectures regarding pertinent public health topics to educate the community.

Melissa Biel



Melissa Biel, DPA, RN,
, has over 25 years experience in the nonprofit and healthcare fields. She is a co-founder of Community Benefit Connect, having worked with a variety of nonprofit hospitals to create comprehensive community benefit program reviews, community health needs assessments and planning processes. She is the initiator and convener of a regional community benefit networking group that engages community benefit professionals from hospitals across three counties in Southern California. Melissa received a BS degree in Nursing from California State University, Long Beach, and MS degree in Nursing Administration from California State University, Los Angeles. Her doctorate is in Public Administration from the University of La Verne where her dissertation research focused on community benefit among nonprofit hospitals in California.

George Goldstein



George S. Goldstein, PhD,
, is currently retired from his previous position as Executive Vice President of Molina Healthcare, Inc., an HMO serving California, Washington, Utah, New Mexico, Indiana, Ohio, Texas, and Michigan. Previously, Dr. Goldstein held several senior positions in healthcare in both public and private sectors, in the U.S. and other countries. Dr. Goldstein has published extensively on numerous healthcare topics. He currently sits on 3 healthcare related company boards both private and public.

Linda Neuhauser



Linda Neuhauser, DrPH,
, is Clinical Professor of Community Health and Human Development at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health. Her research, teaching and practice are focused on translating research findings into improved health interventions, including mass communication. She is especially interested in leveraging participatory approaches to improve the relevance of communication to meet the literacy, linguistic, cultural and other needs of diverse audiences. She is co-principal investigator of the UC Berkeley Health Research for Action Center that works with users to co-design and evaluate multi-media health communication resources that have now reached over 30 million households in the US and overseas. Her center’s staff also works with heath plans and other public and private organizations on strategic planning, trainings, and communication resources to improve health literacy and clear communication. She was a participant in the US Surgeon General’s Workshop on Health Literacy and a member of the US Food and Drug Administration’s Risk Communication Advisory Committee. She was previously a US health officer in West and Central Africa.

Barbara Price



Barbara Price
, Barbara Price is the corporate senior vice president of strategy and planning for Scripps Health. She has extensive experience working with medical group and health system operations within competive health care environments. Prior to joining Scripps, she held leadership positions with Kaiser Permanente, Sharp Healthcare, KPMG Peat Marwick, Sequoia Hospital, and Stanford University Medical Center. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration from the Walter Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Duane Saikami



Duane Saikami
is the Chief Executive Officer of DDJK Group LLC, a healthcare management company that works with healthcare organizations to develop and implement managed pharmaceutical care strategies and solutions. Dr. Saikami is an expert in the integration of pharmacy practice into medical services and has a long record of successful pharmacy service development, expense reduction, and revenue generation. In 2019, Dr. Saikami and his partner sold their company PharMedQuest to Kinderhook Industries, a private equity firm that invests in healthcare organizations. Dr. Saikami is on the Board of Directors of several companies including Avita Pharmacy, one of the nation’s largest HIV pharmacy service providers.