Board Members

The District’s five-member Board meets monthly in public session on the third Wednesday of each month to discuss business of the District, including the disbursement of Community Health Fund grants annually.

Roxann Lewis

Board Chair | Castro Valley | Term: July, 2014 to December, 2018

Director Lewis is a retired Lead Nuclear/Ultrasound Technologist who practiced at San Leandro Hospital, Alta Bates Hospital, Memorial Hospital, and Laurel Grove Hospital.  She attended St. Mary’s College in Moraga and Merritt College in Oakland.  Director Lewis is a longtime resident of Castro Valley and graduated from Castro Valley High School.  Director Lewis is also a current board member of the West Alameda County Board of Zoning Adjustments, a volunteer at the Oakland Museum’s white elephant sale, site coordinator for Earth Day Clean Up with Castro Valley Sanitary District, and previous member of the National Ski Patrol.

Thomas E. Lorentzen

Board Vice Chair | Castro Valley | Term: December, 2014 to December, 2018

Director Lorentzen served as Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Health Services (HHS) in Region IX in 2007 and 2008.  He also served as a speech-writer and Special Assistant to the Secretary of HHS in 1985.  He is a former National Board Member to the Institute of Museum & Library Services.  Mr. Lorentzen served in appointed positions in three U.S. Presidential administrations at HHS, the Small Business Administration, the Department of Education, and the General Services Administration.  Added public service appointments include:  Trustee to the Education Foundation Board at California State University, East Bay; Board Member to the Health Initiative of the Americas in the Office of the President of the University of California; Member, Advisory Board to the President of Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon.  He also served as Chairman of the Federal Regional Council in Region IX and on the Executive Policy Committee to the Federal Executive Board.  He possesses Political Science degrees from the Univ. of Nevada, Reno (M.A.); California State Univ., East Bay (B.A.); Chabot College (A.A.).


Lester Friedman

Board Member | San Leandro | Term: November, 2010 to December, 2018

Director Friedman is a practicing attorney.  He also possesses bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Economics.  His experience in health care encompasses over 19 years of Federal and State service, including the Department of Health and Human Services and the Nevada Department of Human Resources.  Additional Federal agencies he was employed by include: the Defense Intelligence Agency and National Science Foundation. He served as a U.S. Air Force Intelligence Officer between 1961-1969 achieving the rank of Captain.

Megan Lynch

Board Member | Castro Valley | Term: December, 2016 to December, 2020

Director Lynch received her B.A. in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley in 2012 and her M.S. in Healthcare Administration from CSU East Bay in 2015. While going through school, she worked several front line positions at Eden Medical Center and completed internships with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and Kaiser Permanente. Director Lynch currently works for Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Region as a Planning Analyst in Delivery System Strategy.


Charles Gilcrest

Board Secretary/Treasurer | San Leandro | Term: December, 2016 to December, 2020.

Director Gilcrest is a lifelong San Leandro resident and has been active in the community in a variety of ways, including past service on the City of San Leandro’s Human Services Commission and Board of Zoning Adjustments. He served for eight years as the City of San Leandro’s Chair of the Joint Project Area Redevelopment Advisory Committee which advised the City of San Leandro on commercial, residential and transportation projects. He has been the president of the Business Association of South San Leandro, as well as the president of the Halcyon-Foothill Neighborhood Association. He actively volunteers his time for numerous community events and education fundraising projects.