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
Matthew Whaley
Interim Chief Executive Officer

Whaley is a seasoned healthcare executive who brings expertise and experience in leadership, nursing, policy formation, change management and innovation.

His special interests include staff development, physician engagement, expansion, improvement of operational efficiencies and building great teams—all interests that align with Pipeline Health.

Whaley came to Pipeline in February 2022 from KPC Health in Orange County, where he had responsibility for South Coast Global Medical Center and Chapman Global Medical Center. With that organization from 2019 to 2022, he held the positions of CEO, COO and CNO at those facilities. His accomplishments include implementation of a Da Vinci surgical robot program, physician recruitment and facility growth.

Previously, Whaley served as an administrator at Southern California Hospital at Hollywood, part of the Alta Hospitals System, Inc.

In his free time, he enjoys volunteering with and fundraising for various non-profits, including the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association and American Lung Association. 

Kathryn McLaughlin
Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)

Kathryn is a healthcare executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience responsible for the management of day-to-day operations of clinical services as well as assuring sound fiscal operations. She is dedicated to establishing systems for the provision of high reliability and quality care. While providing continuous monitoring of the organization’s service and delivery system, she also ensures compliance with regulatory agencies and accrediting bodies. Her focus on enhancing the health system’s team-based culture ensures optimal fulfillment of the mission, vision, and values through support and mentoring to future nurse leaders.

Her career began as a unit secretary and certified nursing assistant prior to completing her nursing education for her LVN and RN. She worked for 22 years at Saint Joseph Hospital in Orange, CA on numerous units until settling into a maternal health focus for 20+ years.

Kathryn came to MHG from Hemet Valley and Menifee Valley Medical Centers as Executive Chief Nursing Officer, where her role was split and she assumed the Chief Operating Officer role for an increased focus on special projects. In addition, she has held positions as CNO at multiple facilities, including Southern California Hospitals at Culver City and Pacific Hospital of Long Beach.

Kathryn completed her Doctrinal of Nursing Practice with a specialty in Executive Leadership at Drexel University. She earned her Masters of Science, Nursing and Certificate in Nurse Midwifery from the University of Southern California. Her Bachelor of Science, Nursing was achieved at the University of Phoenix.

Gregory Monette

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Gregory Monette was named Chief Operating Officer of Memorial Hospital of Gardena in 2020. He previously served as the interim Chief Executive Officer of Community Hospital of Huntington Park, where he led a diverse team of dedicated healthcare professionals to improve and advance patient and community health through clinical care, medical education, and community engagement.

He specializes in directing teams to provide the highest quality, most innovative care to patients and families. He has a proven track record of maximizing the efficiency and potential of new technologies and practitioners alike and is experienced in expanding regional networks of integrated care to deliver routine care close to his patients and community.

Gregory holds a bachelor’s degree from La Sierra University and a master’s degree in Hospital Administration from Loma Linda University. Active in many professional and community organizations, Gregory is a member of the Huntington Park Chamber of Commerce and the Loma Linda University Alumni Association. He served as a board member of the Healthcare Association of Southern California “Partners in Medicine.”

Our Board Members

Mahua Biswas, MD
Memorial Hospital of Gardena
Chief of Staff and Lab Medical Director
Gregory Ginsburg, M.D.
Physician, Surgeon
Gene Hale
G&C Corporation
Elisabeth Jannicky, M.D.
Memorial Hospital of Gardena
Vice Chief of Staff, Physician
Ruben Jauregui
Retired Businessman
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
Martha Vidal, M.D.
Ob/Gyn Physician
Tammy Woods-Cosare
Senior Parent Community Facilitator