Valley Presbyterian Hospital Welcomes New Board Members

Three Business and Community Leaders Join the Hospital’s Board of

VAN NUYS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Valley Presbyterian Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of
three new members to its Board of Directors: Robert C. Myrtle, D.P.A.,
the University of Southern California; Ellen G. Riley, Kaufman Hall; and
Beth Zachary, Adventist Health.

“All three of our newest Board members bring unique insights that will
further the mission of Valley Presbyterian Hospital,” said Gregory L.
Kay, M.D., Chairman of the Board of Directors at Valley Presbyterian
Hospital. “Their vast healthcare knowledge will serve as a collective
strength as we strive to achieve even better outcomes and experiences
for all those we serve.”

“We are pleased to welcome this group of talented and experienced
leaders to our Board,” said Gustavo Valdespino, Valley Presbyterian
Hospital President & CEO. “Each of these distinguished individuals
possess a true passion for improving the health and well-being of our
community, and will enrich the board with their diverse experiences and

Robert C. Myrtle, D.P.A. is a Professor Emeritus of Public
Administration in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the
University of Southern California. He is the Former Director of the
Executive Master of Leadership programs and the former faculty director
for the Master of Medical Management at the Marshall School of Business
at the University of Southern California. Dr. Myrtle served as the chair
of the Los Angeles County’s Hospitals and Health Services Commission;
was the Chairman of the Board for SCAN Health Plan; was member of the
Board of Directors for the Huntington Medical Foundation; and served as
Chairman of the Board of Health and Human Services for the City of Long
Beach. Dr. Myrtle holds a D.P.A. and an M.P.A. from the University of
Southern California, and received his B.S. in Business Administration
from California State University, Long Beach.

Ellen G. Riley is a Senior Vice President of Kaufman Hall,
working from the firm’s Los Angeles office since 1988. With more than 30
years of experience in the healthcare industry, her areas of expertise
range from financial and capital planning, to strategic cost management,
and business valuations. Ms. Riley has worked with a wide range of
healthcare organizations, including health systems, academic medical
centers, specialty hospitals, district hospitals, community hospitals,
and children’s hospitals. Ms. Riley has an M.B.A. from the University of
Southern California, with a concentration in Finance and Marketing, and
a B.A. magna cum laude, from the University of California at San

Beth Zachary served as Senior Vice President; President and CEO
of Adventist Health’s Southern California Region from 2011-2018. Ms.
Zachary has 35 years of healthcare experience at Adventist Health alone.
She was instrumental in establishing the system’s Southern California
Region, which includes four hospitals, a physician organization and a
host of outpatient services. Ms. Zachary earned an M.A. in Management
from Claremont Graduate University, and a B.A. in Journalism from Walla
Walla University. She is also a fellow of the American College of
Healthcare Executives.


Valley Presbyterian Hospital (VPH) is an independent, nonprofit and
nonsectarian hospital serving the medical needs of the San Fernando
Valley community for more than 60 years. VPH has grown to become one of
the largest acute-care hospitals in the region and continues to provide
patient-centered care for a healthy community. The 350-bed facility
offers advanced technology and a full range of medical services to
improve and save lives. For more information, visit


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