BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Debra Mathias, COO, Orthopedic Institute for Children
Debra is a seasoned healthcare executive with demonstrated leadership skills in governance, strategic planning, business development, performance improvement, master campus planning, and leadership development. She has led three hospitals and ambulatory programs through turnaround efforts that resulted improved financial and clinical outcomes. Over the past ten years she has worked with numerous adult and pediatric healthcare organizations to develop integrated delivery systems that support population health strategies to improve the overall wellbeing of the community. In addition, Debra has led community health needs assessments for both hospitals and public agencies which identified gaps in the delivery system and led to the development of services and programs that increased access to care.
As the COO of OIC, Debra is working with OIC’s clinical leaders to implement the organization’s master campus plan, develop and implement key performance indicators, and to expand OIC’s service area to better meet the needs of pediatric orthopaedic patients that require OIC’s expertise to diagnose and treat their acute and chronic orthopaedic conditions.
Debra has received her BSN from the University of Arizona and her Masters of Science in Health Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver.
Derek Dundas, Partner, Pepper Hamilton, LLP
Derek is a partner in the firm’s Corporate Section. His practice is concentrated in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, general corporate and securities matters and capital markets. He serves as outside corporate counsel to several public and private companies in a variety of industries, including apparel, Internet, technology, financial services, environmental services, manufacturing, and travel and leisure. Mr. Dundas regularly represents clients ranging from emerging growth companies to those seeking venture capital to large publicly held corporations.
Mr. Dundas represents issuers, private equity firms and investment banks in public and private debt and equity offerings.
Prior to joining Rutan & Tucker in 2007, Mr. Dundas was a partner in the corporate department of Latham & Watkins LLP. Mr. Dundas received his J.D. in 1996 from the Georgetown University Law Center, after receiving a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, at Los Angeles in 1993.
Chuck Horn PhD, Retired
Born and raised in a small town of 5,000 people in central Pennsylvania, Chuck attended and graduated from Dartmouth College in the mid-1960’s with a psychology major. He earned a Master’s and Doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Dr. Horn served in the U.S. Navy for four years and was stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA and Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, CA
After the Navy Dr. Horn was a professor at the California Graduate Institute where he taught psychotherapy, statistical methods and research design for 12 years, as well as serving as an Associate Professor at the University of California at Irvine, Medical School, Department of Psychiatry.
Dr. Horn brings a deep understanding of the psychological needs of at risk children and families to the Serving Kids Hope board.
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.
Damion was born and raised in Houston, Texas, where in high school he was ranked 9th overall linebacker prospect in the nation by scout.com. Damion played football for the University of Alabama. Shortly after, Damion played for the Philadelphia Eagles, then claimed off waivers by the San Diego Chargers on November 3, 2014, which is now known as the Los Angeles Chargers. Presently, Damion is still on the L.A Chargers team and most recently signed off a 2 year contract with them.