James BeaubeauxAudit Committee
Audit & Program Committees
Since 2005, James has served as CFO/COO for the San Diego County Medical Society (SDCMS), one of the fastest growing medical societies in the United States. For the last six years, James has volunteered on the Health Services Advisory Board—a charter to inform the County Board of Supervisors on healthcare issues.
His dedication to advancing health and wellness has led him to serve as a coalition member for San Diegans for Healthcare Coverage, working with the Task Force that published the “San Diego Roadmap to Coverage and Care” in 2011.
James is committed to community health broadly but also has a passion specifically for mental health. This passion catalyzed his volunteer work as treasurer of the Mental Health America San Diego board of directors and his numerous volunteer positions with Community Health Improvement Partners, CHIP.
James BeaubeauxFinance Committee
Len Dodson has held senior positions in the non-profit health care industry for a number of organizations. He served as the Controller of Sharp HealthCare, Chief Financial Officer of Rady Children’s Hospital and Chief Financial Officer of Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, as well as management financial positions in non-health care organizations. Mr. Dodson was also a partner in a consulting organization primarily serving non-profit and governmental clients. Now semi-retired, he serves as a consultant as well as a part-time CFO for a small non-profit organization. Mr. Dodson holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from San Diego State University and is a certified public accountant.
Nora M. FaineProgram Committee
Nora M. Faine, MD, MPH
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 HowellCFA, CTP, Finance Com
James Howell, CFA, CTP
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 HowellPh.D., Finance Commitee
Julianne Howell, Ph.D.
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.
Mary LewisFinance Committee
Mary Lewis is the Chief Financial Officer for the City of San Diego. She oversees the Finance Branch of the City which includes the Office of the City Comptroller, City Treasurer, Debt Management, Risk Management, Financial Management and Performance and Analytics. In this capacity she is responsible for the City’s internal controls over financial reporting and oversees the development and implementation of internal control policies and procedures in all City departments.
Ms. Lewis began at the City in 2006 as the Director of Financial Management under the strong mayor form of government. From 2012-2013, she served as the Chief Financial Officer of the San Diego City Employees’ Retirement System (SDCERS), which serves 20,000 members and manages trust fund assets of over $6 billion. Prior positions include the CFO/COO of Alliance Healthcare Foundation and senior management positions in for-profit and non-profit healthcare organizations.
She is a member of the League of Cities Committee on Revenue and Taxation, City’s Disclosure Practices Working Group and serves on the Board of Directors for the Monarch School for homeless children and youth.
Ms. Lewis holds a Master’s Degree in Business from Columbia University and an MA in English Literature from the University of Missouri.
Killu Sanborn, Ph.D.Finance Committee
Killu Sanborn, Ph.D.
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.