Linda Adler, MPH, MA
Founder, CEO, Pathfinders Medical
Linda Adler is the Founder and CEO of Pathfinders Medical, a unique company that empowers patients to effectively navigate the intricacies of the health care system while simultaneously utilizing the patient experience to improve the entire medical system. Pathfinders provides training and consulting services to both health care professionals and technology developers.
Linda’s professional focus covers the areas of decision support, health communication and health care technology. Her extensive work at UCSF, Stanford and Kaiser Permanente make her uniquely qualified to help others traverse the medical system in order to obtain the best care possible.
As a successful health care entrepreneur, Linda is a leader in the field of shared decision-making as well as the founder of the now 900-member-strong Stanford Small Business Entrepreneurs group. Through her political activism, writing, and public speaking, Linda has spent her career fostering productive discourse and advocating for meaningful change in the health care space.
She is a long time practitioner of Tai Chi, and teaches for both the community and on a private basis, especially helping those with challenging medical conditions.
Consulting Partner, Pathfinders Medical
Kathy Camin has extensive experience breaking down complex issues and developing practical solutions across small businesses, large high-tech organizations, and non-profits. At Pathfinders, Kathy focuses on operational and financial aspects of consulting engagements and projects. She specializes in assessing current state, linking tactical plans with objectives, and developing and implementing new processes. She has an MBA from Santa Clara University and a BS in Accounting. In an extensive career with Hewlett-Packard, she had the opportunity to work across the IT, Sales, Sales Compensation, and Finance functions and specialized in organizational transformation. Kathy is passionate about using data-driven insights and process stability to help business leaders tie their vision to business outcomes.
Kathy’s personal interests include supporting community organizations. While at Hewlett-Packard, she led a finance pro-bono volunteer program helping local non-profits address financial issues. Currently, Kathy is an AVID College Mentor for a local high school, supporting students through the college application process. She is also currently serving as Treasurer and Board Member of the East Side Union High School District Education Foundation.
Michael Fischetti, MD, Pathfinders’ Physician Advisor, did his residency at Boston University, his oncology fellowship at Harvard and then his MPH at the University of California Berkeley. He joined Kaiser Permanente in 1977 (at the Santa Clara facility) and was the founder and Director of the Hospice Program and Chief of Preventive Medicine. He has volunteered and served on the Board at Loaves and Fishes in San Jose, the Mountain View Community Health Clinic, and Hope’s Corner Family Kitchen. He also serves on the Santa Clara County Health Advisory Commission. His hobbies include gardening, reading and political advocacy.
Judy Garvey, M.S., provides psychotherapeutic services to Pathfinders clients struggling with medical, mental health and relationship issues. She has over 10 years of counseling experience, and as a cancer survivor herself, has first-hand knowledge of the difficulties that may arise when diagnosed with a serious medical illness. Judy’s therapeutic focus is on guiding and supporting you on your journey — helping you find hope, nurture your courage and determination, and make healthy and conscious life choices. Judy is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. For more information, please visit Judy’s website.
Hope Arnold provides “on the ground” support to clients coping with illness or injury. She provides the kind of help that often falls on family members – running errands, transportation to appointments, scheduling and general organization. Hope was thrown into the role of health care navigator when her newlywed husband was diagnosed with gastric cancer at the age of 36. This experience inspired her to create a business that provides personal assistant services to individuals dealing with major illness. Hope is also a seasoned Human Resources professional with more than a decade of experience in benefits administration. She graduated from Kalamazoo College with BA in Liberal Arts. For more information please visit Hope’s website.
Trishna Narula, MPH, is a medical student at Stanford Medical School, and serves as an Advisor to Pathfinders. She received her BA in Psychology from Rice University and her MPH in Epidemiology from Emory. Her experiences include working for the CDC, consulting for Stanford Hospital, and conducting research in health care quality improvement. She is actively involved in the American Medical Association as a medical student leader in health policy. Her passion for medicine stems from her joy in talking to and striving to understand and help people.
Stacey Tinianov is a Strategy and Communications consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area and serves as a patient experience and community engagement consultant to Pathfinders Medical. Stacey is a breast cancer survivor passionate about creating healthcare environments that support patients and their families as they deal with the emotional intricacies of diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Ms. Tinianov holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development from the University of Texas at Austin. She earned elementary education and special education teaching certification in the states of Texas and Colorado before spending nearly 20 years in corporate training and communications. She is the COO of RoomsThatRock4Chemo.org, sits on the Board of Advisors for Camp Kesem SCU and lives in Santa Clara, CA with her husband and two children.