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James Beaubeaux

Audit Committee

James Beaubeaux

Audit & Program Committees

From 2005 to 2016, James Beaubeaux served as CFO/COO for the San Diego County Medical Society. His dedication to advancing health and wellness led him to serve and volunteer for many organizations and committees. As Board Chair for the Health Services Advisory Board, he worked with the charter group to inform the County Board of Supervisors on healthcare issues. He also served as the Board of Directors’ Treasurer for San Diegans for Healthcare Coverage, Board member for Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP) and Board Treasurer and CFO for Mental Health America San Diego.

As a commission member for GERM (Group to Eradicate Resistant Microorganisms), he worked with the commission to monitor infectious diseases in San Diego. He was also a member of the Emergency Medicine Oversight Commission that brings together all of San Diego County’s hospital emergency departments to discuss best practices.

James was a Founding Domain Champion and co-chair of the Healthcare Domain for the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative. In addition, he served as Committee Chair for United Way of San Diego’s Health Visions Committee and San Diego Community Needs Assessment Committee. He has also been a committee member for 211 San Diego’s  Health Navigators Committee and for Healthy San Diego, a charter to oversee San Diego County’s MediCal population.

After his retirement in July 2016, James continues to serve San Diego’s healthcare community as a past member of AHF’s Audit committee and current member of AHF’s Program and Finance committees.


Nora M. Faine

Program Committee

Nora M. Faine, MD, MPH

Program Committee

Dr. Faine joined Molina Healthcare California as a Medical Director in June 2012. She leads the interdisciplinary care teams and participates in clinical operations including coordination of care, case and utilization management for over 210,000 Molina Healthcare California Medicaid and Medicare members in San Diego and Imperial Counties.

Dr. Faine has been in medical leadership for over 25 years starting as the Medical and Executive Director of Comprehensive Health Center, a community health center in San Diego. She is also the former Chief Medical Officer of Sharp Health Plan.

Dr. Faine collaborates with multiple San Diego County agencies and serves on several boards/advisory committees for community based, local and statewide organizations. She is the recipient of the 2013 Live Well San Diego! Public Health Champion Award for the Central San Diego Region.

Dr. Faine has a Master’s Degree in Public Health from San Diego State University and a Doctorate of Medicine degree from Meharry Medical College. She completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Medical Center Los Angeles and a residency in Preventive Medicine at University of California San Diego.


James Howell

CFA, CTP, Finance Com

James Howell, CFA, CTP

Finance Committee

James M. Howell, CFA, CTP, is the Chief Financial Officer of San Diego Foundation. Previously, he served as Chief Investment Officer and Director of Finance at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), responsible for Investments, Treasury, Risk Management, Tax, and associated Audit and Control activities. In that capacity, Mr. Howell worked actively with TSRI’s Governance Committees, Chief Financial Officer, and staff, directing banking, insurance, and investment management relationships for over $1.6 billion of endowment, pension, and other assets.

Prior to joining TSRI in 2007, Mr. Howell spent 17 years at United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) in progressively advancing capacities, most recently as Director, Capital Markets, from 2004 – 2006, and UPS Retirement Plan, Alternative Investment Officer, from 2000 – 2004. In earlier roles, Mr. Howell led treasury and acquisitions strategy for a start-up subsidiary as Vice President, Finance, UPS Capital Corporation, assisted coordinating the largest initial public offering at the time, a $5 billion issuance of UPS Class B shares and arranged in excess of $3 billion public debt and structured equipment financings.

A member of the Association for Financial Professionals, Certified Treasury Professional, and Chartered Financial Analyst, Mr. Howell earned a Bachelor of Industrial Systems Engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University. Mr. Howell presently serves on the Investment Advisory Committee of Loma Linda University and is a former Editorial Board Member of The Institutional Real Estate Letter.


Julianne Howell

Ph.D., Finance Commitee

Julianne Howell, Ph.D.

Program Committee

Julianne R. Howell, Ph.D., is Senior Health Policy Advisor in the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), participating in the development and implementation of an array of programs created by the Accountable Care Act and advising on County strategy and policy across health and human services issues.

Dr. Howell brings to her HHSA role 10 years of experience in Washington, DC. She was an RWJ Foundation Health Policy Fellow from 2002 – 2004, serving on Senator John Kerry’s staff and working with the staffs of the Senate Finance Committee and Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. From 2005 – 2011, she was an Independent Technical Consultant to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and was then Senior Advisor in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). From 1981 to 2002, Dr. Howell led strategic and major program planning for the Health Sciences at the University of California, San Diego, first as Director of Strategic Planning and Marketing and an Associate Director for UCSD Medical Center, and then as Director of Health Sciences Planning in the Office of the Vice Chancellor – Health Sciences/ Dean, School of Medicine.

Dr. Howell received her A.B. from Harvard/Radcliffe College, a Masters in Urban Studies and Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Masters in Public Policy and Ph.D. from the Harvard Kennedy School.


Killu Sanborn, Ph.D.

Finance Committee

Killu Sanborn, Ph.D.

PRI Committee

Killu Sanborn, Ph.D., Senior Director of Business Development at Oxford Finance, has over 25 years of experience of supporting life science and medical technology innovation as a venture debt lender, venture equity investor, banker, executive, entrepreneur and researcher. Her previous leadership positions include Managing Director of Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Senior VP of Life Science Venture Lending at Comerica Bank, Principal/Fund Manager with IngleWood Ventures, Director of Technology Commercialization at Stratagene, and first employee, VP of Business Development of Phenogenex. Over the years, Killu has advised entrepreneurial boards and management teams on operational, financial and strategic matters, and has and served on various local nonprofit boards and committees. Her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology is from Cornell University/Sloan Kettering Institute in New York City.

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