CHCF Elects Two New Board Members

Silicon Valley executive and Inland Empire physician begin three-year terms

The California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) announced today that Marc Jones and Bradley Gilbert, MD, have been elected to the board of directors of the Oakland-based health care philanthropy.

Jones is the chairman and CEO of Aeris Communications, a machine-to-machine cellular communications company based in Silicon Valley. Gilbert is CEO of the Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP).

Jones has over 25 years of experience in the technology industry as a securities lawyer, investment banker, and senior business executive. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Stanford University and a juris doctor degree from Stanford Law School.

“CHCF has a well-documented history of innovating to bring health care to all Californians,” Jones said. “It is exciting to be part of the next phase of ideas and innovations that are underway at CHCF that will have a real impact on the citizens of California.”

Since 2008, Gilbert has served as chief executive officer of the more than 800,000-member, nonprofit Inland Empire Health Plan. He launched his career at IEHP in 1996 as chief medical officer. Later, he served as executive officer, and was responsible for medical management, operations and contracting/network management, marketing, human resources, and compliance.

Gilbert is a member of the boards of the California Association of Health Plans, the Local Health Plans of California, and the California Association of Public Hospitals (Safety Net Institute). His career in public health began when he was the director of public health/health officer for Riverside County.

“CHCF is making a positive impact among the underserved and chronically ill, while helping improve access to care for all people,” said Gilbert. “These are many of the same goals IEHP is aiming for, so I welcome this opportunity to serve on the board at CHCF.”

Gilbert earned a bachelor’s degree in physiology/anatomy from the University of California, Berkeley; a medical doctorate from UC San Diego; and a master’s in public policy from UC Berkeley. He is board certified in general preventive medicine.

“We are very excited to have these two distinguished Californians join our board,” said CHCF Board Chair Micheline Chau. “Each brings a unique perspective: Marc from the world of business, technology, and finance; and Brad from decades of managing the health of some of our state’s most underserved residents.”

About the California Health Care Foundation

The California Health Care Foundation is dedicated to advancing meaningful, measurable improvements in the way the health care delivery system provides care to the people of California, particularly those with low incomes and those whose needs are not well served by the status quo. We work to ensure that people have access to the care they need, when they need it, at a price they can afford.