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Leadership

Meet the leadership team that guides our company!

Richard Sankary, MD

Chair of the Board
President & CEO

Anand Mehta, MD

Treasurer of the Board

John Carper, MD

Secretary of the Board

Charlene Reimnitz, MD

Board Member

Alden McDonald, MD, FACC

Board Member

Joceliza Chaudhary, MD

Board Member

Anupama Velpuri, MD

Board Member

Anne Parker, MD

Board Member

Saket Shah, DO

Board Member

Angela Montesa Deftos, RN, MBA, DBA

Board Officer
CAO/COO, Medical Group

  • Richard Sankary, MD

    Chair of the Board
    President & CEO

    Richard Sankary, MD has been in practice since 1988. He received his BA in Biophysics with highest honors from UC Berkeley and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Parkland Memorial Hospital/Southwestern Medical School and subsequently completed fellowship training in Pulmonary Medicine at the Cardiovascular Research Institute at UCSF. Dr. Sankary is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, and Sleep Medicine.

  • Anand Mehta, MD

    Treasurer of the Board

    Anand Mehta, MD practices internal medicine and endocrinology in Bay Valley Division’s Hayward and Danville offices. He attended the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and completed his residency in internal medicine at the New York University, School of Medicine. He completed his fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Mehta is board-certified in internal medicine and endocrinology. He is fluent in English and Gujarati, and conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mehta joined Bay Valley Medical Group in 2012. In his spare time, Dr. Mehta enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and playing tennis.

  • John Carper, MD

    Secretary of the Board

    John Carper, MD, FAAFP, received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and went to medical school at UC San Francisco. He did his Family Practice residency training at San Pedro Peninsula Hospital and Mercy Medical Center in Redding, California. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Special medical interests include Obstetrics and Newborn Care, diabetes and care of multi generational families. He and his family have enjoyed being part of the Alameda community since joining Alameda Family Physicians in 1992.

  • Charlene Reimnitz, MD

    Board Member

    Charlene Reimnitz, MD, FACS, FACOG practices obstetrics, gynecology, and pelvic reconstructive surgery. Her subspecialty interests are minimally invasive surgery and urogynecology. She is experienced in single-site and multiport robotic surgery as well as advanced pelvic reconstructive vaginal surgery. In addition to her surgical and obstetric practice, she treats urinary stress incontinence, menopause, and uterine disorders. She is married and has two children.

  • Alden McDonald, MD, FACC

    Board Member

    Dr. Alden (Chip) McDonald joined CCMG in July 2011. He is President of the Greater Bay Area American Heart Association Board of Directors. His areas of interest include the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease and peripheral vascular disease. Chip lives here in the East Bay with his wife, Autumn, and their two children, Cooper and Olivia.

  • Joceliza Chaudhary, MD

    Board Member

    Dr. Joceliza Chaudhary discovered her calling as a family practice physician in medical school. She realized that caring for the individual is best achieved by understanding that person’s surrounding family and community. This is the philosophy that continues to guide her practice.

    Dr. Chaudhary was born in the Philippines and emigrated to the United States at the age of 9. She has lived in the Bay Area since then. Dr. Chaudhary is married to an Internal Medicine physician and has three wonderful boys who are full of joy and laughter. When not working or chauffeuring boys around, she enjoys running. During the winter, they love to ski together as a family.

  • Anupama Velpuri, MD

    Board Member

    Dr. Velpuri practices family medicine in Bay Valley Medical Group’s Pleasanton office. She attended medical school at Kakatiya Medical College in Warangal, India and completed her family medicine residency at San Joaquin Hospital in French Camp, California. Dr. Velpuri joined Bay Valley Medical Group in 2007. She is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is multilingual in Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Urudu, as well as conversant in medical Spanish. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her children, Indian cooking and leading training programs on cultural competence in medicine.

  • Anne Parker, MD

    Board Member

    Anne Parker, MD has been with Alameda Pediatrics since 1991. Dr. Parker, a native of Oklahoma, came west originally to attend Stanford University. She then went to medical school at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and returned to the Bay Area for her pediatric training at the University of California, San Francisco. She joined Alameda Pediatrics after completing her residency program. She has been on the clinical faculty at UCSF. She and her husband live in Alameda. They have an adult daughter and triplet sons.

  • Saket Shah, DO

    Board Member

    Saket Shah, DO, is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine who joined Alliance Medical Group on August 1, 2012. He is treating patients in our Danville office. According to Dr. Shah, “I like the osteopathic philosophy, which is to treat a patient as a whole person — their mind, body, and spirit — and not just their disease state.”

    Dr. Shah received both his undergraduate degree in Health Science and his Masters degree in Public Health at Benedictine University near Chicago. After receiving his medical degree at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri, he returned to the Chicago area to receive his training in Family Medicine at MacNeal Hospital. Dr. Shah’s professional interests include osteopathic manipulations and urgent care. Personal interests include cricket, racquet sports and biking.

  • Angela Montesa Deftos, RN, MBA, DBA

    Board Officer
    CAO/COO, Medical Group

    • Joined UMP in 2016 and led the corporate formation of University Medical Partners (integration of more than 30 smaller medical group practices over 5 years), a multi-specialty medical group providing ambulatory and inpatient clinical services within the Stanford Medicine ecosystem of care, that resulted in significant transformation, including improvements in quality (top decile in several key measures), productivity, and patient experience.
    • Instrumental in the integration of new practices, the launch of new ambulatory care facilities, the timely implementation of the 2021 Medicare Fee Schedule changes, and the medical group’s successful performance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Responsibilities include executive leadership for the business operations, finance, quality, legal, compliance & risk management, strategic planning, and human resource functions of the medical group. Drives Professional Services Agreement (PSA) negotiations and execution of initiatives, investments, and tactics required to achieve goals. Develops and executes medical group business and transformation strategies that respond uniquely to changing market dynamics, patient needs, and the overall strategic direction of the broader Stanford Medicine System.
    • Previously worked for Kaiser Permanente and Tenet Healthcare System in various leadership capacities in Human Capital Strategy, People Management, Mergers &. Acquisitions, Business Development & Strategy, and Technology.
    • Chair-elect Women in Leadership Council, Association of Medical Group Administration (AMGA), 2022
    • Lives in Los Gatos, Northern California.
    • Husband is a Physician – Pathologist at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.
    • Has two sons. One just completed Freshman Year at the University of California, Berkeley (Go Bears!) and the younger one is graduating from High School and will be heading to the University of Colorado, Boulder (Go buffs!) this coming Fall, 2022.
    • Enjoys painting, scuba diving, stand-up paddle boarding, biking, and hiking.
    • Guilty Pleasures: Sci-fi and Marvel Movies