Stanford Health Care taps interim CEO: 10 things to know

Stanford (Calif.) Health Care has named Mariann Byerwalter interim president and CEO.

Here are 10 things to know about Ms. Byerwalter.

1. Her appointment takes effect Jan. 2, 2016.

2. She is currently chairwoman of the board for SRI International, a nonprofit research institute, and she is a board member of Stanford Health Care.

3. She also is currently a director on the boards of Pacific Life Insurance Company, Franklin Resources, WageWorks, Redwood Trust, the Burlington Capital Group and Palo Alto, Calif.-based Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

4. Previously, Ms. Byerwalter served three terms on the Stanford (Calif.) University Board of Trustees. 

5. She also previously was CFO and vice president for business affairs at Stanford University.

6. Ms. Byerwalter has received numerous awards, including the 2015 Stanford University Gold Spike Award, Stanford's highest honor for exceptional volunteer service and leadership, as well as the 2015 School of Medicine Dean's Medal in recognition of her significant contributions to advancing Stanford Medicine.

7. John Levin, chairman of the Stanford Health Care Board of Directors, touted Ms. Byerwalter's service in a news release. "Mariann has a long history of service and commitment to the Stanford community, including serving as chair of Stanford Health Care's board of directors for eight of her 15 years on the board," he said. "Given her significant leadership experience, deep understanding of Stanford's culture, and exemplary dedication and commitment to the mission of Stanford Health Care, Mariann is uniquely equipped to serve in this interim capacity."

8. Outside of healthcare, Ms. Byerwalter was previously an entrepreneur. She was a partner and co-founder of America First Financial Corporation, which purchased and turned-around EurekaBank. She was also previously vice president for strategic planning and corporate development at BankAmerica Corp.

9. Ms. Byerwalter earned a bachelor's degree from Stanford University, and a Master of Business Administration from Cambridge, Mass.-based Harvard University.

10. She will take over for current Stanford Health Care President and CEO Amir Dan Rubin, who will leave at the end of the year to accept another opportunity.



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