The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Stephen H. Lockhart, M.D., PhD., has joined its Board of Trustees. Dr. Lockhart is Chief Medical Officer for Sutter Health, a not for profit system of hospitals, physician organizations and research institutions in Northern California. The Foundation’s Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve Lockhart’s appointment at their quarterly meeting held on December 7-8, 2015.
“I am so pleased that Steve is joining the Packard Foundation’s Board of Trustees,” said Susan Packard Orr, Chair of the Board. “His expertise in the health care sector as well as lifelong dedication to the environment will be greatly valuable to all of the areas of the Foundation’s work.”
Dr. Lockhart, a board-certified anesthesiologist, is responsible for quality, patient safety, research and education as Chief Medical Officer for Sutter Health. A Rhodes Scholar, he obtained his master’s degree in Economics from Oxford University, and M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University. In his roles as Chief Medical Officer, he has responsibility for quality, patient safety, research and education. He was previously Regional Chief Medical Officer for the East Bay. He also served as the Chief Administrative Officer at the St Luke’s campus of California Pacific Medical Center.
Dr. Lockhart is an avid climber and backpacker. He has a long-standing passion for providing environmental science education and introducing our National Parks to an increasingly diverse population. Dr. Lockhart also serves on the Boards of NatureBridge, the National Parks Conservation Association, REI, the California Parks Forward Commission, and was previously a member of the National Parks Second Century Commission, an independent group of respected leaders and experts who convened to articulate a vision for the second century of the National Park Service.
“I am honored to serve on the David and Lucile Packard Foundation Board of Trustees,” said Lockhart. “The issues the Foundation has worked on for decades – improving the lives of children and families and protecting the natural environment – are the direct intersection of both my professional and personal passions. I look forward to working with the full Board to move the Foundation’s goals forward.”