About Us


  • Marilyn Drone, Interim CE
  • Tracey Fernandez, VP Finance/CFO
  • Jean Holtman, VP Human Resources, Administration
  • Judy Wagner, VP Mission Integration
  • Riad Abdelkarim, M.D., VP Medical Affairs/CMO

Physician Leadership

  • Joel Velasquez, M.D., Chief of Staff
  • Omer Ahmed, M.D., Vice Chief of Staff
  • Mark Lauron, M.D., Secretary/Treasurer

Board of Trustees

Marilyn Drone, Interim CE
Paul Gostanian (Chair)
CR Burke
Adolph Collaso
Sister Paulette Deters
Zoheir El-Hajjaoui, M.D.
Syed Raza, M.D.
Joel Velasquez, M.D.
Regina Weatherspoon-Bell
Mark Yates

St. Joseph Health

St. Mary Medical Center is part of the prestigious St. Joseph Health, an integrated health care delivery system providing a broad range of medical services. The system is organized into three regions-Northern California, Southern California and West Texas/Eastern New Mexico-and consists of acute-care hospitals, as well as home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician organizations.

The facilities that comprise St. Joseph Health offer a wide variety of services within each of the three regions.

Covenant Health System - www.covenanthealth.org
Mission Hospital - www.mission4health.com
Petaluma Valley Hospital - www.stjosephhealth.org
Queen of the Valley Hospital - www.thequeen.org
Redwood Memorial Hospital - www.stjosepheureka.org
Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital - www.stjosephhealth.org
St. Joseph Hospital, Eureka - www.stjosepheureka.org
St. Joseph Hospital, Orange - www.sjo.org
St. Jude Medical Center - www.stjudemedicalcenter.org
Hoag Hospital Irvine - www.hoag.org/hoag-irvine
Hoag Hospital Newport Beach - www.hoag.org/hoag-newport

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