Loma Linda University
Institute for Health Policy and Leadership
A Seventh-day Adventist Organization

Our Team

IHPL Team

Led by Institute Director Dr. Gerald Winslow, the IHPL team is well prepared to serve as leaders for the study and promotion of innovative health policies that will help achieve better health outcomes for those in our region and beyond.  Dr. Wonha Kim serves as the Associate Director alongside Senior Health Policy Analyst Dr. Helen Jung and Health Policy Analyst Andrejs Galenieks.  MaryJane Rasnic supports the Institute as the Executive Assistant Senior.  

Gerald Winslow
Gerald Winslow, PhD
Founding Director

Gerald Winslow is Vice President for Mission and Culture for Loma Linda University Medical Center and serves as the Chief Culture Officer for LLU’s system of six hospitals.  He is also Professor of Ethics at LLU, specializing in biomedical ethics.

Wonha Kim
Wonha Kim, MD, MPH, CPH, FAAP
Associate Director

Wonha Kim, MD, MPH, completed her undergraduate training at Princeton University, where she majored in policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and minored in Spanish Language and Literature. She received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins and stayed on at Hopkins for her pediatric residency.

Immediately after completing her pediatric residency, she sought further training in general preventive medicine and public health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, obtaining her masters in public health (MPH) degree during the process. She is board certified in both Pediatrics and Public Health/General Preventive Medicine. In October 2013, she joined the faculty at Loma Linda University as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and of Preventive Medicine, Assistant Professor for the School of Public Health, and Associate Director for the Institute for Health Policy and Leadership.

helen jung
Helen Jung, DrPH, MPH
Senior Health Policy Analyst

In addition to serving as the Senior Health Policy Analyst for IHPL, Helen Jung is also the Senior Health Policy Analyst for the Adventist Health Policy Association (AHPA), which provides a policy voice for 83 hospitals and 400 affiliated health organizations in 17 states and the District of Columbia.  Prior to joining IHPL and AHPA, she worked at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, and completed a fellowship at CHI Franciscan Health in Tacoma, Washington. 

Dr. Jung received her Doctorate in Health Policy and Management from UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health and holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


Andrejs Galenieks
Andrejs Galenieks, MPH, MArch
Health Policy Analyst, Project Manager

In addition to holding a Masters in Architecture from Andrews University, Andrejs Galenieks completed his Masters of Public Health in Health Policy and Leadership at LLU and also served as a Randall Lewis Health Policy Fellow in local government.  Coming from an international background, he is fluent in Russian and also speaks Latvian and German.   

Having worked in the field of architecture and urban design and by combining the experience with health policy, he has a demonstrated a strong commitment and leadership to the intersection of the built environment and public health.