Leadership & 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


Kevan Metcalfe

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

With more than 20 years of hospital leadership experience, Kevan Metcalfe is a well-respected member of the management team. He most recently served as Chief Administrative Officer with our corporate office before coming to MHG. Kevan’s background includes experience as a CEO, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer in both For-Profit and Faith Based Not-For Profit Healthcare systems. Additionally, Kevan was president of a healthcare management consulting company, where he advised facilities and systems on Strategic Plan Development, Hospital Operational Improvement, Leadership Development, Market Assessment. His primary focus is assisting hospitals in providing patient centric healthcare to the community.

Kevan is a Fellow of The American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). He holds an MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology and a BSc in Nursing from the Florida Southern College.


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.


Sokunthy Paul Huon

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Paul Huon is a Licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientist and has previously worked directing and advising on clinical laboratory and pathology operations with other esteemed medical organizations such as Prospect Medical, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, and Hollywood Presbyterian.

Innovative and results-driven, Paul has 20 years of combined experience in clinical laboratory administration and hospital operations. He is adept at successfully leading development teams towards productivity and completion of high quality, time-sensitive projects. Paul’s zeal for healthcare is well served by his ability to forge strong business relationships based on teamwork with a focus on quality of service and cost-efficiency.

Paul earned his Bachelor of Science from California State University as well as wielding a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma.

Our Board Members


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


Michael Saffell

Gardena Police Department
Chief of Police


Shrikant Tamhane, D.O.

Family Practice Doctor


Martha Vidal, M.D.

Ob/Gyn Physician


Luke Watson, M.D.

Memorial Hospital of Gardena
Chief of Staff and Lab Medical Director


Tammy Woods-Cosare

Senior Parent Community Facilitator


John Murillo

First Choice Bank
Executive Vice President