Huntington Memorial Hospital announced today the election of two new and
two returning members to its board of directors, effective January 1,
2015. The new members are Lolita Lopez and Elizabeth Olson, and returning
to the board are Kathleen Podley and John Siciliano.
"We are thrilled to welcome Lolita and Elizabeth to our board and
Kathy and John back to the board,” said Stephen A. Ralph, Huntington
Hospital’s president and CEO. “They each bring unique perspectives
and expertise that will serve us well as we continue our work to meet
our community’s current and future healthcare needs."
Lolita Lopez is a general assignment editor for NBC4 in Los Angeles. Diagnosed
in April 2013 with breast cancer, Lopez has been very public about her
experience with cancer and the care she received at Huntington Hospital.
During the summer of 2013, she posted a five-part series on NBC4’s
website chronicling her experience. In addition to supporting breast cancer
causes, Lopez has been involved in a variety of charitable events, including
ones benefitting the Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Network for a
Healthy California. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University.
Also joining the Huntington Hospital board is Elizabeth Olson. A graduate
of University of Michigan Law School, Olson worked as an associate at
Tuttle & Taylor in Los Angeles before leaving to clerk for the Honorable
Gary A. Feess in the Central District. Following that she worked for two
years at Caltech in the Office of Technology. She previously served for
many years on the board of Friends of Children’s Hospital and is
currently active in several community organizations in Pasadena, including
Polytechnic School where her three sons are students. In addition to her
juris doctor degree, she holds degrees in political science and psychology
from the University of California, San Diego.
Returning to the Huntington Hospital board where she previously served
for five years is Kathy Podley. A graduate of Stanford University and
a longtime friend of Huntington Hospital, Podley is a homemaker and community
philanthropist. A resident of the San Gabriel Valley since early childhood,
Podley serves on the board of trustees for the Good Family Foundation,
which, over the years has made gifts to the hospital’s pediatric
art therapy program and the trauma center. The Podley Family previously
established an endowment for spiritual care at the hospital. In addition
to many years as a volunteer at Huntington Hospital, Mrs. Podley has served
on the quality, strategy and governance committees and presently serves
as a community member on Huntington Hospital’s Patient Education
Council, assisting in the reviewing and editing of educational materials
that are given to patients and their families.
John Siciliano previously served on Huntington Hospital’s board of
directors for 12 years, including serving as chairman of the board’s
investment committee. He returns after a three-year absence. Siciliano
has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry as
a senior executive at several prominent global financial institutions.
Currently, Siciliano is a managing director in asset management advisory
at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Throughout his career he has served on
many boards, including the California Community Foundation, and in 2008
was honored with the Humanitarian of the Year Award by the New York City
Catholic Big Brothers and Big Sisters. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree
from Pomona College and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford
Huntington Hospital is a 625-bed not-for-profit hospital located in Pasadena,
California. It has been ranked nationally by U.S. News and World Report
in two specialties and was named among the top hospitals in California.