Board of Directors

Board Bios

President:  Christopher Loh, MD –For more than 35 years, Director Loh has served the Ventura County and Camarillo communities as an Internist/Cardiologist, and is a staff member at both St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital and St. John’s Regional Medical Center. Director Loh’s professional emphases on geriatric care, preventative and rehabilitative medicine, and wellness maintenance provide an invaluable perspective for the variety of evidence-based, care management, and transitional care services provided by the District.      (805) 484-8479

Vice President:  Rodger Brown, MBA – As a local business owner for nearly 30 years, Director Brown provides broad leadership and business acumen to the District, along with years of distinguished community service throughout Ventura County. As current Chairman, Director Brown has been instrumental in shaping the District into the comprehensive, dynamic service agency that it is today, recognized as a premier community-based organization and as a preferred contracting partner, both locally and statewide.     (805) 388-1513

Clerk of the Board:  Richard Loft, MD – Director Loft, having served the Camarillo community as a Family Practice physician since 1965, provides a broad base of health care delivery knowledge indispensable to the development of programs and services at the District.   Director Loft is a Past President of the medical staff at St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital, a Past President of the Ventura County Medical Society, and has been recognized as Trustee of the Year by both the Association of California Healthcare Districts and the Ventura County Special District Association. He is also an accomplished musician and piano player in a local trio.        (805) 484-4651

Director:  Mark O. Hiepler, Esq. – Director Hiepler, a Camarillo native, is a graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law, and is a partner in the Oxnard-based firm of Hiepler & Hiepler. Mr. Hiepler devotes his primary litigation practice to health care issues, representing patients in obtaining necessary medical care denied by their Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) or insurance company.  Recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Lawyers in the United States, Director Hiepler was taught at an early age by his Lutheran pastor father to return to the community more than he takes.      (805) 988-5833

Director:  Thomas Doria, MD–  A long-time community resident and volunteer, Dr. Doria has provided health care services to Ventura County for nearly 30 years and is committed to the continual improvement in the quality of life for all. Dr. Doria received his Doctor of Medicine from UC Irvine College of Medicine, and completed his Residency in Anesthesia, and his Fellowship in Cardiac Anesthesia with UCLA Department of Anesthesia.   He has served as the Chairman of both the St. John’s Regional Medical Center and the Pleasant Valley Hospital Departments of Anesthesia and is volunteer faculty at the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine.      (805) 482-3232