OC Executive Team
Meet Our Executive Team in OC
President, City of Hope Orange County
Annette Walker is the visionary healthcare leader behind City of Hope’s comprehensive cancer campus and regional network in Orange County. Prior to joining City of Hope, she served as President of Strategy for Providence St. Joseph Health, where she was instrumental in bringing together two noted health organizations to form the nation’s third-largest health system. She is the recipient of numerous health care, leadership, and innovation honors. Modern Healthcare magazine recognized her as one of the 100 most influential leaders in U.S. healthcare and one of the 25 most influential women leaders.
Edward S. Kim, M.D., M.B.A.
Physician-in-Chief, City of Hope Orange County
Dr. Edward S. Kim holds a dual role as Physician-in-Chief for City of Hope Orange County and Vice Physician-in-Chief for City of Hope National Medical Center. He is an esteemed physician executive who is also among the country’s foremost researchers in personalized therapies for lung, head, and neck cancers.
Senior Vice President, Operations, City of Hope Orange County
An executive with extensive experience managing top academic cancer centers, Wendy oversees the clinical operations of the Orange County campus and network. Throughout her career, she has led patient-focused initiatives that have positively impacted clinical quality, administrative operations, and medical research.
Chief Administrative Officer, City of Hope Orange County
Annette leads administrative operations and manages the strategy, design, and development of the cancer campus and network. An executive whose commitment is deeply tied to community wellness and innovation, she has extensive experience in leading the design and market entry of new health care services.
Vice President, Philanthropy, City of Hope Orange County
A development executive who has managed multi-billion-dollar fundraising efforts at major institutions, Larry leads the fundraising for City of Hope Orange County. He is committed to growing individual and corporate contributions, expanding our donor base, and solidifying relationships with the philanthropic community.
Vice President, Marketing and Communications, City of Hope Orange County
Darrin leads the marketing and communications for our Irvine campus and network of care in Orange County. He focuses on building awareness, expanding City of Hope’s reputation, and establishing new partnerships. He is also the host of the Talking Hope podcast.
Vice President, Associate Chief Nursing Officer, City of Hope Orange County
Cynthia is responsible for ensuring clinical excellence across the continuum of cancer care. She implements programs and processes that support our vision of transforming the delivery of cancer care and serving as a best practice for the nation. Describing herself as a servant leader, Cynthia explains that her priority is to motivate and develop her teams so that they can best support the organization’s mission and vision.
Chief of Staff, City of Hope Orange County
As the Chief of Staff for the President of City of Hope Orange County, Gloria Preciado offers strategic guidance and serves as a trusted advisor at the highest levels. With her expertise in strategic planning, executive advisory, transformational change, reputation management, and partnership development, she plays a critical role in shaping the organization's direction.