Dr. Afable is currently the President and Board Chair of Be Well OC, a public-private partnership working to improve the mental health of all residents of Orange County, CA. Be Well OC (www.bewelloc.org) will lead the nation in optimal mental health for all residents.
Dr. Afable is the retired President and CEO of St. Joseph Hoag Health, an Orange County-based integrated delivery system created by the aﬃliation of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian and the Southern California region of St. Joseph Health.
He was also previously the President and CEO of Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach.
Dr. Afable has over 20 years of medical practice experience as a solo, group, and academic practitioner. He was Associate Professor of Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina, and Clinical Assistant Professor at Northwestern School of Medicine in Chicago. He is board certiﬁed in Internal Medicine and has had added qualiﬁcations in Geriatric Medicine.
Dr. Afable received his BS degree from Loyola University in Chicago and his MD from the Loyola Stritch School of Medicine. He obtained a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of Illinois and a Certiﬁcate in Business Administration from Villanova University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor and Lecturer at the University of California, Irvine Merage School of Business in Irvine, CA.
Mark Costa is the Former Sr. Vice President and Area Manager of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan & Hospitals in Orange County. As the Senior Vice President, he is responsible for the care delivery for over 585,000 members supported by 8,000 staﬀ and 900 Permanente physicians.
Before his current position, Mark was the Senior Vice President of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan & Hospitals, Los Angeles. Mark has over 40 years of health care leadership experience having led various Southern California Medical Centers.
Mark is an active leader in the community. He is a Board Member of Mind OC, the Illumination Foundation, and the Orange County Business Council. He is active within the Hospital Association of Southern California, and an Executive Council member for United to End Homelessness in Orange County.
Mark received his undergraduate degree and Master of Public Health degree at UCLA.
Kevin Manemann has recently been named the Chief Integration Officer at City of Hope. Previously, he was the chief executive of Providence Southern California, the region’s largest health care delivery network and part of the third largest not-for-proﬁt health system in the United States, based on $8 billion in revenue. Southern California is Providence’s largest region and covers Los Angeles and Orange counties and the High Desert communities of San Bernardino County.
As chief executive, Kevin led a team of 31,000 caregivers and approximately 6,844 physicians on staﬀ at its 11 hospitals. Regional services also include 11 ambulatory care sites, 38 urgent care centers, 28 Express Care clinics, 186 physician oﬃces, TrinityCare Hospice and its TrinityKids Care pediatric hospice, home health services and a community health investment team that addresses needs in underserved neighborhoods.
Under Kevin’s leadership, the Southern California region is transforming the patient and caregiver experience by delivering on the Providence Promise – Know me, care for me, ease my way. When caregivers and providers live our Mission, patients will experience compassionate and empathic care, and caregivers and providers will feel valued and appreciated for who they are and what they do. The region is also focused on making health care simple through patient journey mapping that reﬂects the communities we serve.
Kevin’s focus on achieving the quadruple aim and transforming care delivery through population health strategies aligns our high-performing clinically integrated network (CIN) and Clinical Institutes. The intersection of the CIN and Institutes drives quality outcomes at a lower cost of care, enabling a better, value-based way to serve Southern California communities. As one of Providence’s largest managed care populations in the system, the Southern California region is positioned to be an industry leader in the population health space.
The focus on continual eﬀorts to improve quality, safety, patient experience, caregiver and provider satisfaction, and operational performance has resulted in national honors for overall quality care, as well as for individual key specialties including cancer, cardiovascular, orthopedics, women’s services and neurosciences. Three of the region’s hospitals were the only hospitals in California to be named by Modern Healthcare in 2021 among the nation’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare. Three hospitals made Healthgrades America’s Top Hospitals lists for 2022. A key contributor to community beneﬁt across the region, Providence Southern California consistently contributes more than $350 million in charity care and neighborhood programs annually to serve vulnerable populations.
Marcia Manker is among the four most senior executives leading MemorialCare, a rapidly expanding southern California non-proﬁt integrated health system with more than 220 sites of care. Serving as the Chief Executive Oﬃcer of MemorialCare’s two premier
hospitals in Orange County, Orange Coast and Saddleback Medical Centers, Manker oversees all operations, strategic planning, growth initiatives, and philanthropic partnerships.
Under her leadership spanning 25 years, MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center was transformed from a single-payor hospital to one with comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services oﬀered to the entire community. Orange Coast has experienced continued patient growth since its transformation, resulting in two major campus expansion initiatives.
Manker assumed the leadership of MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center in 2016, and since then has led the integration of the two Orange County hospital governance boards, and has achieved signiﬁcant advancement in clinical integration focused on Centers of Excellence that include MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute, MemorialCare Cancer Institute and the region’s largest network of ambulatory breast care facilities, MemorialCare Breast Centers.
Under Manker’s leadership, Saddleback Medical Center will advance its rich history of oﬀering exceptional women’s services with the opening of a new Women’s Health Pavilion in 2023.
Known for her ability to establish long-term partnerships with physicians and clinical teams, Manker has helped distinguish both Orange Coast and Saddleback Medical Centers as two of the top hospitals in Orange County recognized with Magnet designation, the highest honor given for nursing excellence and superiority in patient care. The hospitals have also been recognized by the readers of the Orange County Register as the county’s top two hospitals many years in a row.
Manker is a passionate advocate for advancing behavioral health services in her role as a member of the board for Mind-OC, a nonproﬁt organization in support of the Be Well Orange County coalition, that is expanding mental health facilities and services throughout Orange County.She also serves on the University of California, Irvine Executive Leadership Council, the Paul Merage School of Business Advisory Board, the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy Advisory Board, and the Hospital Association of Southern California Regional Board.Manker has been honored as Woman-of-the-Year by the California State Assembly and Soroptimist International, and as the Orange County Vietnamese American Lions Club Business Leader of the Year.
Manker received a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences from University of California, Davis and a Master of Business Administration degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Rabbi Richard Steinberg is the dynamic and transformative leader of Congregation Shir Ha-Ma’alot, since 2001. At that time, the congregation consisted of less than 300 member families. Today, it is a thriving Congregation of over 625 families with Orange County’s largest Religious School. He works diligently at providing a warm, caring, and educational environment for people to grow in all ways. Through creating an interactive partnership with the laity, Rabbi Steinberg is literally fashioning a place that people call home.
It has been said of CSHM, “This is the place where children bring their parents.” Teaching our children the values and virtues of Judaism is the number one priority to Rabbi Steinberg. Everyone is welcome at every service. He is very serious when he speaks of the Temple’s motto “A Lifetime of Belonging.” Temple is not a one stop shop to Rabbi Steinberg, but rather the place where one can come to feel rooted and part of something bigger than themselves. He believes that when one comes to Temple, they ought to feel better when they leave than when they walked in. He believes that Temples ought to meet people where they are and then take them on the journey of the spirit, and that Judaism ought to be compelling and relevant in one’s life, otherwise there is no purpose in practicing.
Born and raised in Northern California, Rabbi Steinberg has a varied and accomplished past. Graduating from the California State University system with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and minor in Sociology. After working for a police department for a year, he decided to focus on a diﬀerent kind of law – the law of the soul. As a graduate of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, he became the assistant rabbi at the historic congregation in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Isaac M. Wise Temple – the place where Reform Judaism was founded.
Member, Central Conference of American Rabbis Board of Trustees Member, Children’s Hospital of Orange County Mental Health Advisory Board
Member, CCAR/URJ Placement Commission
Commissioner, Chair Orange County Human Relations Commission Chaplain of the Irvine Police Department
Executive Board, Orange County Sheriﬀ’s Interfaith Religious Council Executive Board, Aipac Orange County
Past-president, Jewish Association of Special Needs
Past-president, Orange County Board of Rabbis
He holds an MAHL; A Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters – and – Ordination as a Rabbi – and – an MFT; Master of Arts in Marital Family Therapy and is a licensed psychotherapist.
Bill Taormina was raised in Anaheim and his family has been major cuisines and property owners there for over 80 years.
Bill is focused on projects and community eﬀorts that improve the quality of life for all residents and visitors to his hometown.
He is instrumental in working with many cities and the Salvation Army to develop numerous homeless shelters in and around Orange County and Los Angeles.
Since his youth, Big has been involved in nearly every charitable organization in the area.
Bill’s personal motto is to “Humble Yourself and thank God Every Day for your blessings.”
Ali Santore is the executive vice president, chief advocacy & social responsibility officer for Providence. In this role, Ali leads advocacy, public affairs, and environmental sustainability for Providence, which includes managing government affairs operations across seven states and in Washington, D.C. Her national advocacy and engagement strategies have successfully advanced social justice priorities that preserve and expand access to care for the underserved, positioning Providence as a leading advocate for mental health, the environment, and the Medicaid program. Ali also leads Providence’s ambitious goal to become carbon negative by 2030.
Prior to her work at Providence, Ali served in the United States Senate as a legislative assistant to Sen. Gordon H. Smith (R-OR) and as professional staff to the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging during Sen. Smith’s tenure as both chairman and ranking member. Ali also served as a vice president with CFM Strategic Communications, a lobbying and strategic communications firm based in Washington, D.C.
In 2021, Ali was named one of Modern Healthcare’s top 25 leaders under age 40. She also had the honor of speaking at the United Nations Conference of Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland to promote critical action on the climate emergency. In 2020, Ali was the recipient of Practice Greenhealth’s Visionary Leader Award, which recognizes executive leaders who effectively advocate for environmental sustainability into healthcare operations. Ali was awarded the Oregon State Society’s 2017 Webfoot Award in recognition of her service to the organization and her role in national politics during the previous eleven years. In 2016, Ali was honored to receive additional national recognition from the Catholic Health Association as a recipient of the Tomorrow’s Leader award.
A graduate of the University of Oregon with degrees in political science and philosophy, Ali has served as a guest lecturer at the George Washington University Milken School for Public Health and the University of Oregon. In 2022 Ali was featured by Harvard Business School as one of the “Women Changing the World” at Harvard Business School’s Dynamic Women in Business Conference.
Ali serves as a founding member of the California Climate Care Alliance and the Washington Climate Care Alliance, as well as an Advisory Board Member for America’s All In. She is currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration at Cornell University. Ali lives in San Clemente, CA with her husband, Mike, and two young daughters. She enjoys serving on the board of her daughter’s school and as a Girl Scout Troop Leader in her spare time.