Meet Our Board Members

The District’s Board meets monthly in public session on the third Wednesday of each month to discuss business of the District.

Mariellen Faria

Board Chair | Hayward
Term: December, 2018 to December, 2022
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Director Faria is a Registered Nurse with over 30 years of healthcare experience both as a caregiver and an administrator. She has been the Director of Nursing at St. Rose Hospital, San Leandro Hospital, and Kaiser Permanente San Leandro. Her degrees are in Nursing and Sociology. She possesses a Masters Degree in Nursing Administration. She was instrumental in establishing the Silva Pediatric Clinic and the Chabot Student Clinic. As a lifelong resident of Hayward, she is active in the community.

She is currently a Planning Commissioner for the City of Hayward, a former Human Services Commissioner and is a Board Member for the Hayward Area Historical Society. She is a member of the Hayward Chamber of Commerce. She volunteers with the New Start Tattoo Removal Program and South Hayward Parish food giveaway program.

Director Russo is a Registered Nurse with a 35 year history in healthcare. Most of Director Russo’s healthcare experience was at St. Rose Hospital where she worked in all clinical areas of the hospital. During the last 15 years at the hospital, Director Russo worked as an administrator overseeing the fundraising arm of the hospital, government affairs, marketing and project management work. Director Russo’s involvement in the community led her to her current role at the Hayward Area Recreation & Park District (H.A.R.D.) where she serves as the Executive Director of the H.A.R.D. Foundation. She has been actively involved in the development and build out of Mia’s Dream Come True Playground in South Hayward; an all-inclusive park designed for children with special needs.

Director Russo is on the Hayward Chamber of Commerce Board, a member of the Hayward Rotary Club, and serves on a variety of advisory and volunteer committees. As a longtime resident of Castro Valley, Director Russo remains active in volunteer work throughout the District in various communities and enjoys time with her husband, two daughters and extended family.

Pamela Russo

Board Voice Chair | Castro Valley
Term: December, 2020 to December, 2024
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Roxann Lewis

Board Secretary/Treasurer Castro Valley
Term: December, 2018 to December, 2022
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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.

Director Galvan has been a government and community relations consultant for more than twenty years. His diverse business background includes his consulting practice as well as commercial and residential real estate holdings. He served as President of the Davis Street Family Resource Center for eight years and was instrumental in launching the first federally qualified healthcare clinic in San Leandro. He served as Vice Mayor for the City of San Leandro and was elected to the San Leandro City Council for two terms. He also has a long history of volunteering and raising funds for many non-profit organizations. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Alameda County Fair Association.

As both a business owner and former elected official, Director Galvan has an in-depth understanding of the needs and motivations of both sides in these often-complex negotiations. His longstanding personal relationships with elected and appointed officials and staff throughout Northern California will serve him well when advocating for and representing the Eden Healthcare District and its residents.

Director Galvan is the proud father of six children. He and his wife, Roseann, live with their children and quirky German Shepherd, Beara, in Castro Valley. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, enjoying great restaurants and rooting for his beloved San Francisco Giants.

Gordon Galvan

Director | Castro Valley
Term: December, 2018 to December, 2022
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Ed Hernandez

Ed Hernandez

Director | San Leandro
Term: February, 2022 to December, 2022
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Director Hernandez recently served on the San Leandro City Council from 2016-2020 and serves on various boards and entities serving the communities in Alameda County.  He has lived in San Leandro since 2004, where he and his wife (Katherine Greenberg) are raising their two daughters, Rachel (13) and Sarah (9), sharing the importance of community involvement through their parish and other public involvement in improving the quality of life for all of their neighbors. 

Director Hernandez has a Bachelors in Financial Management (CSU Long Beach), a MBA in Strategic Management (CSU Hayward/East Bay) and a MS in Organizational Development (University of San Francisco).  He enjoys helping his daughters sell Girl Scout cookies, attend breakfast with the San Leandro Breakfast Club, attend lunch meetings with Rotary, working on real estate development efforts, as well as running, cycling, golfing and spending the summers at the Alameda County Fair, where he also serves on that board.