Panel hosted by Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange titled “Health as Wholeness: Response to Local, National and Global Needs...So that all may be one...”

Oct 26th, Noon-2 pm: University Hall 1000



Healthcare is rapidly changing, most notably shifting toward a wellness model. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange and St. Joseph Health are at the forefront of this shift in designing a model around "healthiest communities." Panel members will reflect on (1) an overview of the wellness model, (2) how local communities are supporting grass-root programs for wellness, (3) our global neighbor and healthcare needs, and (4) what is next in terms of emerging trends for wellness and nurturing healthiest communities. A moderator and student panelist will engage the group in expanding this discussion. Panelist members include Darrin Montalvo, Barry Ross, Annette Walker, and Herlinda Ramirez-Machado, CSJ.

Darrin Montalvo is the Executive Vice President Southern California Region and Chief Financial Officer, St. Joseph Health. Mr. Montalvo was appointed to the Regional Executive role in July of 2011. He has served the organization as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2006. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Economics/Business from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1987 and his Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California in 1996.

Barry Ross is Vice President, Healthy Communities at St. Jude Medical Center. He has received BSN, MPH and MBA degrees from Columbia University. He is Chair of the Alliance for a Healthy Orange County and serves on numerous community boards.

Annette Walker is Executive Vice President, Strategic Services for St. Joseph Health. Annette is the author of numerous articles on the promotion of health care quality, and a featured speaker for national healthcare organizations. She holds a Master's degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Minneapolis (1995) and a B.S. in Biology from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles (1979).

Herlinda Ramirez-Machado, CSJ is a Sister of St. Joseph of Orange and Pastoral Assistant at St. Jude Neighborhood Clinic in Fullerton, CA. Sr. Herlinda is also involved with the Comprehensive Prenatal Service Program and the Every Woman Counts Program/Cancer Detection Program at St. Jude's Medical Center. She has participated in St. Joseph Health's cultural immersion program to Guatemala. Sr. Herlinda has a degree from the University of Sonora, Mexico in Psychology.