CPPPH Board of Directors

Karen Miotto, MD, Chair

Director of the UCLA Addiction Medicine Service and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Miotto has chaired the Medical Staff Health Committee at UCLA since 2008.

David Pating, MD, Vice Chair

Chief, Addiction Medicine and Chair, Physician Wellbeing Committee, Kaiser Medical Center-San Francisco; Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California, San Francisco; Governor’s Appointee to the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (Prop 63); past president of the California Society of Addiction Medicine.

Lee T. Snook, Jr., MD, Secretary

President and Founder of Metropolitan Pain Management Consultants, a Medical Group, Inc. in Sacramento; board certified in internal medicine, in anesthesiology with added qualifications in pain management, pain medicine, and addiction medicine. a member of the California Medical Association (CMA) Board of Trustees.

Robert Cabaj, MD, Treasurer

Board certified psychiatrist and certified addiction medicine specialist who is currently the Medical Director of San Mateo Behavioral Health and Recovery Services.

James T. Hay, MD, Immediate Past Chair

A family physician in fulltime private practice in Encinitas, CA in the North Coast Family Medical Group; a member of the California Medical Association (CMA) Board of Trustees since 1994 and 2011-12 President of the Association.

Richard Barton, Esq.

Partner at Procopio LLP, San Diego. Mr. Barton has represented health care providers and health systems for over 30 years. As trial counsel, Mr. Barton has tried and arbitrated on behalf of health systems, hospitals, physicians groups and individual providers. His litigation career includes over 60 Superior Court jury trials and he has represented clients before the California Court of Appeal and the California Supreme Court. Mr. Barton has been recognized as one of America’s Best Lawyers, San Diego’s Top Lawyers and is a member of the American Board of Trial Attorneys and a Fellow in Litigation Counsel of America.

Bart Blinder, MD, PhD

My personal background in adult and child psychiatry, psychiatric education as a Clinical Professor at the University of California Irvine, clinical research, extensive APA organizational experience, including special projects, leadership activities, and over three decades of private practice in the community are key to making me uniquely qualified to represent all of us in advancing, supporting, and defending our practice, principles, science, and profession.

Tom Curtis, Esq.

Partner at Nossaman LLP, Irvine, Mr Curtis has spent 40 years representing clients in the healthcare sector on a wide range of issues including, medical staff peer review proceedings, licensing proceedings, writ proceedings, State and Federal Court civil litigation, and related appellate proceedings; a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell attorney.

Matthew Goldenberg, DO

Matthew Goldenberg, D.O. is an expert in the evaluation and treatment of mental health disorders and is an addiction specialist in Santa Monica, CA. He is double Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. Dr. Goldenberg is an active author and researcher who is well published from Huffington Post to peer-reviewed scientific journals. He is also a frequent invited speaker at national mental health and addiction conferences. As the Associate Medical Director of Professional Health Services at Promises Treatment Centers, Dr. Goldenberg provides psychiatric and addiction evaluation and treatment to help professionals achieve and maintain

David Perrott, MD, DDS, MBA, FACS

Senior Vice-President & Chief Medical Officer, California Hospital Association. Dr. Perrott serves as CHA’s resource for medical staff issues, accreditation and licensing, and policy issues regarding patient safety and quality. Dr. Perrott oversees the Center for Hospital Medical Executives and the Joint Committee on Accreditation and Licensing. He serves as Board Chair for the Hospital Quality Institute and is a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Joint Commission.

Janis R. Thibault, MFT

Janis Thibault is the Clinical Supervisor of the Employee Assistance Program of Sutter Health. She was the director of the Physician Diversion Program of the Medical Board of California from 1999 to 2002; then she stepped over to the State Bar of California to become the founding director of the Lawyer Assistance Program. She served in that role until 2011. She has worked in private practice, in substance abuse treatment and in psychiatric treatment since 1985.

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