Dr. Richard Afable

Board Member

Dr. Afable has served as a director on the Talphera Board of Directors since 2013. He has served as trustee of Chapman University since March 2017 and of Providence St. Joseph Health since January 2018, and he is the immediate past chair of the California Hospital Association. From July 2016 through December 2017, Dr. Afable served as Executive Vice President and Chief Executive, Southern California, for Providence St. Joseph Health. From February 2013 to July 2016, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Covenant Health Network, based in Irvine, California, a nonprofit healthcare delivery system formed through the affiliation of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian and St. Joseph Health System.

Before joining Covenant Health Network, Dr. Afable served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian from 2005 to 2013. Prior to this, he served as the Chief Medical Officer of Catholic Health East from 1999 to 2005.

Dr. Afable earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, a medical degree from Loyola University of Chicago, and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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