The Governing Board ensures the Fellowship program continuously aligns with the Vision and Mission statements and supports the needs of women leaders in health.



CEF Board Chair
Senior Director of Product Management, Yahoo

As Carol Emmott’s son, Parker leads the vision and implements the founding values of the Fellowship. He is currently a Senior Director of Product Management at Yahoo, where he leads sports video products, and previously led monetization products for Flickr. Prior to joining Yahoo, Parker was co-founder and CEO of Waddle, which developed a mobile product for private group photo sharing. Before starting Waddle, Parker worked for the venture capital firm Norwest Venture Partners, after starting his career at Lehman Brothers. Parker holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. 

Cameron Emmott, MD

CEF Board Vice-Chair
Private Practice

As Carol B. Emmott’s husband, Dr. Emmott brings historical strength and understanding to the Fellowship’s guiding principles and mission. An accomplished surgeon and urologist, his many years of practice aid in the Fellowship’s program formation, Fellow needs, and forward-thinking vision. Cameron attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma. His residency in urology at UCSF brought him to California, where he has since continued private practice in Burlingame as a urologic cancer surgeon for the past 35 years. He is a Member of the Board of Governors for Mills Peninsula Hospital and a Member of Mills Peninsula Foundation’s Board of Directors.

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Sarah Emmott

CEF Board Member
Associate, Marshall Strategy

As a brand strategist, Sarah leads CEF’s marketing, having worked with health clients to increase awareness and build enthusiasm for their organizations. Currently a branding associate at Marshall Strategy, she leads business development and did so previously at Fenwick & West. Prior to Fenwick she led all marketing, PR, partnerships and community relations for Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass after starting her career at Hanson Bridgett. Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Arizona.


CEF Board Member
UCSF Pediatrics

Dr. Gilbreth is a current resident in pediatrics in San Francisco. In addition to her clinical training, she conducts qualitative research related to medical education and health inequities. She also participates as a member of a leadership development program for young physicians. She is a graduate of University of Colorado School of Medicine and of Northwestern's Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, where she studied History of the Americas and Global Public Health. In her spare time, she enjoys being active in the great outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

Kathryn Johnson

CEF Board Member
Former CEO Health Forum, Global Health Consultant

Kathryn served as the CEO of Health Forum for 25 years and retired in 2002. She's the Co-Founder of the Center for Global Service and an active consultant on global health issues. She has served on numerous Boards, including chairing the Boards of the Institute for Research on Learning and the American Society of Association Executives. She is a former W. K Kellogg Foundation Fellow. Currently, Kathryn serves on Boards of the UN’s World Food Program-USA, Global Women’s Leadership Program at Santa Clara University’s Business School, the Health Technology Center, Samueli Institute, Food Commons 2.0, Omni Med, and RENEW. She also serves on advisory boards of: MedShare Western Council, Living Goods, We Care Solar, and Care for Peace.

Mary Pittman, DrPH

CEF Board Member and Liaison to the National Advisory Board
Chief Executive Officer and President, PHI

Mary is chief executive officer and president of the Public Health  Institute (PHI) in Oakland, California. A nationally recognized leader in improving  community health, addressing health inequities among vulnerable people and promoting quality of care, Mary leads efforts to bring health care and public health together to improve population health. Under her leadership, PHI has expanded their global portfolio as well as being recognized as one of the 50 best nonprofit workplaces in the nation. Mary previously headed the Health Research and Educational Trust, an affiliate of the  American Hospital Association, and the California Association of Public Hospitals.

Betsy Wright

CEF Board Member
Retired, Non-Profit Executive

Betsy, Carol B. Emmott's older sister, grew up in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. When her youngest child was in grade school, Betsy began work on a Masters in Social Work. She was recruited to work with the Medical Director of Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa. She became head of the Department of Community Relations for the hospital, and after six years at Hillcrest, Betsy was recruited to become Executive Director of the American Lung Association. In 1991 she moved to Portland, OR and became Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House. With her husband George, also a former non-profit Executive Director, she created C3 Strategies and C3 Publications. During 23 years working with many local and regional non-profits, her primary work evolved into providing consulting to capital campaigns. 

Barbara van Dillen

CEF Board Member
Haas School of Business, Center for Executive Education

Barbara served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for IMG, an international sports marketing firm for over 14 years.  She started and managed the mid-west region for IMG in Minneapolis followed by a move to London, working with international clients. For several years, she developed a robust consulting business working with corporations and nonprofits in developing integrated partnerships. She has the proven ability to match corporate partners with organizational objectives and to design actionable programs to achieve targeted goals. Some of her clients have included the Exploratorium, the MacArthur Foundation, the San Francisco Botanical Garden, 3M, HP, United States Golf Association, and the British Museum, among others. 


Christine Malcolm

CEF Director and Ex Officio Board Member
Principal, Salt Creek Advisors LLC

Christine Malcolm serves as executive director and ex officio board member of the Carol Emmott Fellowship, following a nationally recognized career in two environments as a senior executive at Kaiser Permanente and several leading academic health systems, and as a managing director in consulting, most recently for Navigant.  In mid-2016, she moved to contract status with Navigant, to provide her with time to support the fellowship while continuing to serve clients part-time through Salt Creek Advisors LLC.   During her career, she has repeatedly led transformational change in some of the premier health plans, healthcare systems, academic medical centers, specialty providers, medical schools, and children’s hospitals in the U.S.  She recently served on an independent review panel named by the Senate to review the Department of Defense Health System, and is honored to be currently serving as a senior advisor to the Veteran’s Health Administration in its Modernization.

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Barbara Anderman, MA

CEF Board Member and National Advisory Board Chair
Former Executive Search Consultant, Russell Reynolds Associates

Barbara Anderman is a former Executive Search Consultant with Russell Reynolds Associates. She dedicated her 12+ years to the Health Services Practice. She was also a leader in the Healthcare Transformation practice, specializing in recruiting key digital talent into executive-level leadership roles in specialty areas.