Leadership and Board Members

Our hospital leaders are passionate about providing high-quality and compassionate care to our community.

People Who Make Us Special

Memorial Hospital of Gardena is made great by the people who work together with a common goal of providing top-notch care to each and every patient who walks through our doors. Our team of providers and our board members truly make this hospital a phenomenal place to receive care. Your Family. Your Community. Your Hospital.

Our Leadership

Medical Professionals Meeting at Conference Table
Victor CarrascoVictor Carrasco
Chief Executive Officer

Victor Carrasco returned to Pipeline Health System in May 2023 as Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Hospital of Gardena. In December 2023 he was named Chief Executive Officer of Coast Plaza Hospital, assuming a new executive role for both hospitals.

Carrasco previously served Pipeline as CEO of East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital (2019-2022). During his tenure at East LA, he managed more than 20 physician contracts as well as a $3 million capital expansion program.

More recently he served as CEO and COO of Providence Milwaukie Hospital in Milwaukie (2022-2023). With more than 15 years of diverse experience in hospital systems, ambulatory care facilities, Managed care organizations, multi-specialty and multi-location physician group practices and management service organizations, Carrasco is known as a strategic and decisive leader.

Traci Siler, RNTraci Siler, RN
Chief Nursing Officer

Traci assumed the role of chief nursing officer at Memorial Hospital of Gardena effective Sept. 10, 2023.  She has served as the hospital’s director of the Emergency Department since 2019. In that role she has provided strategic leadership and financial and operational management for hospital-based services for the ED.

Traci is known for her collaborative leadership style. She has deep experience in designing and leading change initiatives, in addition to experience in achieving market share and volume growth.

Prior to joining the Gardena hospital, Traci served in a leadership role at Providence St. Joseph Health. She holds a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Humboldt State University and a master of science degree in nursing from Walden University.

Governing Board Members

Mahua Biswas, MD

Memorial Hospital of Gardena
Chief of Staff

Gene Hale

G&C Corporation
ED President

Luke Watson, MD

Lab Medical Director, Physician

Manish Mehta, M.D.

Urology Physician

Wanda Morris, RN

El Camino College
Dean of Nursing

John Murillo

First Choice Bank
Executive Vice President

Michael Saffell

Gardena Police Department
Chief of Police

Shrikant Tamhane, D.O.

Family Practice Doctor

Tammy Woods-Cosare

Senior Parent Community Facilitator