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Governing board

Kern Health Systems, the County Health Authority, is an independent public agency that governs Kern Family Health Care. The Board of Directors are appointed by the Kern County Board of Supervisors and includes major healthcare stakeholders, such as physicians, safety-net providers, hospitals, pharmacies and community representatives. Board meetings are held monthly and are open to the public.

Governing Board members

  • Larry Rhoades
    Larry Rhoades, Chair
    Community Representative, 3rd District
  • Timothy McGlew
    Timothy McGlew, Vice Chair
    Rural Hospital Representative
  • Wayne Deats
    Wayne Deats, Jr., Treasurer
    Community Representative, 4th District
  • Kimberly Hoffmann
    Kimberly Hoffmann, PharmD, BCPP, Secretary
    Pharmacist Representative
  • Philipp Melendez
    Philipp Melendez, MD
    Urban PCP Representative
  • Cindy Stewart
    Cindy Stewart, LVN
    Safety Net Provider Representative
  • Russell Judd
    Russell Judd
    Kern Medical Center Representative
  • Linda Hinojosa
    Linda Hinojosa, RN
    Community Representative, 1st District
  • Barbara Patrick
    Barbara Patrick
    Community Representative, 4th District
  • Vijaykumar Patel
    Vijaykumar Patel, M.D.
    Traditional Medi-Cal Primary Care Representative

Governing Board agendas

Next meeting

Board of Directors Regular Meeting
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Closed Session 8:00 a.m., Open Session 8:45 a.m.

Kern Health Systems
5701 Truxtun Avenue, Suite 201
Bakersfield, CA 93309

Board meeting agenda will be posted according to The Brown Act requirements.

Governing Board Packet and Agenda for Regular Meeting on August 15, 2019

Past agendas

Please note: Kern Health Systems Board of Directors meetings and the Kern Health Systems Finance Committee meetings will occur every other month.