Jan Caldwell, Jeff Bowman Join Scripps Board of Trustees, Maureen Stapleton Appointed Chairman

Jan Caldwell and Jeff Bowman have been elected to the Scripps Health Board of Trustees, and Maureen Stapleton has been named chairman. Their terms began this month.


Caldwell and Bowman fill vacancies created by the completion of Board service by Martin Dickinson and the death of Richard Hall, MD, who passed away in February of last year.


Jan Caldwell is the public affairs officer for the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. As a member of the sheriff’s executive management team and office of public affairs, she is responsible for internal and external communications, media relations, collateral development and special events. Previously, Caldwell served as a special agent for the FBI for 32 years. Caldwell is a member of the San Diego County Crime Stoppers board of directors and serves as chairman of the Campus Crime Stoppers Committee.


Jeff Bowman retired as chief of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department in 2006 after five years of service. Previously, he was fire chief of the Anaheim Fire Department for 16 of his 29 years of duty. Bowman served as president of the California Fire Chiefs Association and the Orange County Fire Chief’s Association and was appointed to the California State Board of Fire Services by Gov. Pete Wilson in 1997. Bowman was tasked with managing San Diego Fire-Rescue resources during the October 2003 fire storms and was recognized for his efforts by being named “Fire Chief of the Year for 2004” by the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association. Bowman served on the Scripps Health Board of Trustees from 2004 to 2010, including two years as chairman in 2006 and 2007.


Maureen Stapleton is the general manager of the San Diego County Water Authority, responsible for serving the San Diego region as a wholesale supplier of water from the Colorado River and northern California. Stapleton serves on numerous civic and professional boards including the Western Urban Water Coalition, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, CEO Business Roundtable, Downtown San Diego Rotary and United Way. Prior to joining the Water Authority, Stapleton served as the assistant city manager for the city of San Diego. Stapleton served as vice chairman of the Scripps Health Board of Trustees in 2011.


“The Scripps Health Board of Trustees plays a vital role in ensuring that this organization continues to provide quality health care to the communities we serve,” said Chris Van Gorder, president and chief executive officer of Scripps Health. “In an age of health care reform and a challenging economy, the dedication and expertise of each trustee allows Scripps to move confidently into a new era of patient care.”


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