Who We Are

Since 1956, the Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties (HASD&IC) has effectively advanced the interests of hospitals in San Diego and Imperial counties. We are a non-profit organization representing 38 hospitals and integrated health systems in the two-county region. Members range from small, rural hospitals to large, urban medical centers and represent over 8,500 licensed beds. HASD&IC’s board of directors represents all member sectors and provides policy direction to ensure the interests of member hospitals and health systems are preserved and promoted.

2024 Board Officers

  • Dimitrios Alexiou, FACHE

    President & CEO, Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties


  • Patrick A. Frias, MD

    President/CEO, Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego

    Immediate Past Chair

  • Diane Hansen, CPA

    Chief Executive Officer, Palomar Health

    Chair Elect

  • Neerav Jadeja, MBA, MSHA

    Chief Executive Officer, Paradise Valley Hospital


  • Patty Maysent, MPH, MBA

    Chief Executive Officer, UC San Diego Health


  • Brett McClain

    Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Sharp HealthCare


2024 Board Members

  • Alain Azcona

    Chief Executive Officer, Aurora Behavioral Health Care San Diego

  • Christopher R. Bjornberg, MBA, FACHE

    Chief Executive Officer, Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District

  • Carmela Coyle

    President & CEO, California Hospital Association, Sacramento

  • Jane Finley

    Senior Vice President & Area Manager, Kaiser Permanente San Diego

  • Tom Gammiere, FACHE

    Corporate Sr. Vice President & Regional Chief Executive – South, Scripps Health

  • Tommy Le, MHA

    Chief Executive Officer, Select Specialty Hospital – San Diego

  • Gene Ma, MD

    President & CEO, Tri-City Healthcare District

  • Frank P. Pearson, DPT, PA-C

    Director, VA San Diego Healthcare System

  • James B. Smith, III

    Member, Board of Trustees, Sharp Memorial Hospital

    Trustee Representative

  • Pablo Velez, RN, PhD

    Chief Executive Officer, El Centro Regional Medical Center

  • Capt. Elizabeth M. Adriano, MC, USN

    Director, Naval Medical Center San Diego

  • Dimitrios Alexiou, FACHE

    President & CEO, Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties

  • Silka Benic

    Executive Assistant

  • Stephanie Phann

    Project Manager, Health Equity and Community Engagement

  • Lisa Sontag

    Director, Operations and Member Relations

  • Caryn Sumek, MPH

    Vice President

  • Lindsey Wade

    Senior Vice President