Huntington Memorial Hospital has added a new member and one returning member to its board of directors, Louise Henry Bryson, Chair Emeriti of the board of trustees for the J. Paul Getty Trust and Armando Gonzalez, FAIA, founder and principal of Gonzalez Goodale Architects respectively.
“We are excited to have Louise join us at such an important juncture in the healthcare industry. Her extensive media experience and business acumen will help to guide us as we navigate the challenges of healthcare reform,” said Stephen A. Ralph, Huntington Hospital’s president and CEO. “And we warmly welcome Armando back to the board. His knowledge of the building industry will once again prove instrumental as we work to complete our emergency department expansion project and move forward with our facility master plan.”
Ms. Bryson’s media career has spanned over 30 years. She most recently served as president of distribution for Lifetime Entertainment Services and executive vice president and general manager of Lifetime Movie Network. Prior to working with Lifetime Entertainment, Ms. Bryson was a senior vice president at Fx Networks where she was responsible for distribution of cable television channels and station negotiation throughout the United States.
Ms. Bryson is a trustee for six capital management funds and serves on advisory boards for the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Stanford’s K-12 Initiative and, from 2005-2010, the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She chaired the board for KCET, the local PBS station in Los Angeles and is a former member of the PBS National Board, which honored her with the 1998 Award for Excellence in Public Television Leadership.
Beginning her multi-faceted career as a public television writer/producer, Ms. Bryson is the recipient of many awards including the 1998 Award for Excellence in Public Television Leadership. She holds an MBA and an MAT from Stanford University and is a graduate of the Stanford Broadcast Institute. She received her BA from the University of Washington.
Ms. Bryson resides in San Marino with her husband John, and their four daughters.
Armando Gonzalez, FAIA, returns to Huntington Hospital’s board after a one year absence. He initially joined the board in 2004 and served two terms in which he was instrumental in guiding the hospital through the West Tower construction and emergency department expansion.
Mr. Gonzalez is a former member and chairperson of the City of Pasadena Community Development Commission where he was a driving force behind the economic, social and cultural renovation of Old Pasadena. His expertise in the field of architecture was called upon by the Mayor of Pasadena, who tapped Mr. Gonzalez to guide many capital improvement and urban planning projects.
In addition to his civic services, Mr. Gonzalez has actively worked with local nonprofit organizations. He currently is chair of the board of directors of the Flintridge Center and serves as a board member for Caltech Associates and the Centro Latino for Literacy. He was also a principal organizer of the Pasadena Community Job Center for day laborers.
Mr. Gonzalez has had extensive experience in healthcare governance, previously serving on the boards of Queen of the Valley and Foothill Presbyterian hospitals. He was chairman of the board of Citrus Valley Health Partners, for which he was awarded Trustee of the Year by the Healthcare Association of Southern California.
Mr. Gonzalez resides in Glendale with his wife, Brenda Berg.