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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 bi-monthly in: February, April, June, August, October and December, and are open to the public.

Governing Board Members

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

Governing Board Agendas

Next Meeting

Board of Directors Regular Meeting
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Closed Session TBD, Open Session TBD.

Kern Health Systems
2900 Buck Owens Boulevard
Bakersfield, CA 93308

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

Governing Board Packet and Agenda for Regular Meeting on October 10, 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.