VAN NUYS, Calif. — Valley Presbyterian Hospital is pleased to announce
the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors: David Adelman,
Greenberg & Bass, LLP; Dianne F. Harrison, PhD, California State University,
Northridge; Diego Mechoso, MD, Valley Presbyterian Hospital; Todd Moldawer,
MD, Southern California Orthopedic Institute; Francisco Uribe, The Home
"Each of these board members offers a diverse perspective and expertise
from their work and service in the San Fernando Valley," said Gustavo
Valdespino, Valley Presbyterian Hospital President & CEO. "We
thank these exceptional community leaders for their leadership and dedication
to Valley Presbyterian Hospital and the surrounding community."
David Adelman, JD, is a Partner at the law firm Greenberg & Bass, LLP. He is past chairman
of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA), and serves on
the Board of Governors of the Valley Economic Alliance. Adelman also is
a board member of the San Fernando Valley Green Team, an organization
dedicated to the growth and development of sustainable business practices
and technology. Mr. Adelman completed his juris doctor degree at Loyola
Marymount University, Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Mr. Adelman is
a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional,
credentialed by the United States Green Building Council.
Dianne F. Harrison, PhD, is President of California State University, Northridge. She serves on
the board of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the
executive board for the California Campus Compact and is Vice Chair of
the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. Dr. Harrison also
serves on the Board of Governors of the Valley Economic Alliance, the
board of directors for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and the
Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA). Dr. Harrison completed
her doctorate degree in social work at Washington University in St. Louis.
Diego Mechoso, MD, is the Medical Director of Pediatrics at Valley Presbyterian Hospital,
and has been a physician at Valley Presbyterian Hospital since 2004. Dr.
Mechoso also is an attending physician at Children's Hospital, Los
Angeles. He completed his medical education at Saint Louis University,
School of Medicine in St. Louis, and completed his residency at the University
of Connecticut, School of Medicine in Farmington. Dr. Mechoso is certified
by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics.
Todd D. Moldawer, MD, is a leading orthopedic surgeon at the Southern California Orthopedic
Institute, and has been a physician at Valley Presbyterian Hospital since
1985. Dr. Moldawer completed his medical education at Temple University
School of Medicine in Philadelphia, and completed a four-year orthopedic
surgery residency at the Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia.
He completed an orthopedic fellowship under the mentorship of Alexander
Brodsky, MD, in Houston, which led to his sub-specialization in spinal
disorders and injuries. Dr. Moldawer is certified by the American Board
of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Academy of Pain Management.
Francisco Uribe is Director of State, Local & International Government Relations for
The Home Depot, Inc. Mr. Uribe serves on the board of directors for the
California Retailers Association, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce,
the California Business Properties Association, and the South Central
Family Health Center. He completed an Executive MBA degree at Pepperdine
University, Graziadio School of Business and Management in Los Angeles County.
About Valley Presbyterian Hospital
Valley Presbyterian Hospital is a 350-bed facility that ranks among the
largest acute care hospitals in the San Fernando Valley. Founded in 1958,
the nonprofit, non-sectarian, independent, community hospital provides
high quality, patient-centered care through leading-edge technology and
a full range of medical services.