Advisory Board of SKH



John Benner

John is a volunteer consultant with the Executive Coaches of Orange County providing consulting services to not for profit organizations principally in the area of Strategic Planning. He has enjoyed extensive experience serving on Boards of Directors of nonprofit organizations and is currently serving on the Board of Hoag Hospital, Hoag Orthopedic Institute, Charitable Ventures of Orange County, and The Cambodian Family.

John has over 30 years of business experience managing all facets of administration, strategic planning, and corporate finance. His experience includes direct planning and implementation of major financial transactions (acquisitions, divestitures, financings, and corporate restructurings). John spent 24 years of his business career with American Stores Company (ASC), then the nations 3rd largest food/drug retailer. He is a Certified Public Accountant formerly with Price Waterhouse LLP.

John has an MBA degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and a BSBA degree with honors from the University of Missouri. He and his wife Linda reside in Newport Beach, CA.


Dr. Gwyn Parry

Dr. Gwyn Parry has spent more than 40 years of his career as an attending physician or employee at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. As the Director of the hospital’s Community Medicine Department, he oversees a program that by its provision of vital health care and education services for some of the most vulnerable children and families in Orange County demonstrates Hoag’s long-standing commitment to community service. In addition to his work at Hoag, Dr. Parry is a tireless volunteer, serving on nonprofit boards such as the George Hoag Family Foundation, the PADRE Foundation and Orange Coast College.


Dr. Albert Chang

I have been a pediatrician providing care to children of underserved communities for the past 13 years, and the Regional Medical Director of AltaMed Health Services Corporation in Orange County for over 5 years. I am a graduate from the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), Board Certified in Pediatrics, and have completed a Preventive Medicine Residency at UCLA. I obtained both my Medical Doctorate and Masters of Public Health degrees from Boston University School of Medicine, where my focus was in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Prior to joining AltaMed, I worked with the Orange County Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, where we integrated a Childhood Injury Prevention program into physician offices throughout the county. In addition, I helped to develop and implement an Injury Prevention Training Program for the pediatric residents at both CHOC and UC Irvine. For several years I was a Pediatric Consultant for the Orange County Health Care Agency, providing medical evaluation and direction for children with special needs (cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, etc.) receiving school-based physical and occupational therapy services through the California Children’s Services program. I have been involved with many Children and Families Commission (Proposition 10) programs including a PBS television program called “Help Me Grow”, where a colleague and I provided educational vignettes directed to the parents and families of young children. As the Regional Medical Director for AltaMed, I am responsible for providing clinical oversight of our 7 primary care clinics in Orange County, managing our Medical Directors at each site, and advocating for the needs of our 50 medical providers. I sit on the Medical Leadership Council, and work closely with our Operations, Health Education and Marketing teams, to ensure the success of our many programs and projects within our Orange County clinics.


Medical Director: Patricia Ann Ronald Riba MD., MA

Dr. Patricia Ronald Riba is a childhood obesity specialist and author in Orange County, CA. She is the founder and Medical Director for Serving Kids Hope (formerly Dr. Riba’s Health Club), a community-based organization designed to prevent and treat nutrition-related health problems in children aged 0 to 18 years and their families. SKHope offers a variety of programs and services at multiple sites throughout Orange County. Dr. Riba and her multidisciplinary team reach over 4,000 underserved families through individualized patient care plans, community and provider education and training, school-based programs, and Parent-Child Feeding Interaction Therapy. Dr. Riba attended Boston University School of Medicine and completed her residency in general pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Orange County.