Speaker Date Topic
John Sebes, CTO at TrustTheVote Sep 27, 2021
Five Ways to Rig American Elections Legally, and How Everyone Can Respond

John Sebes, Chief Technology Officer at TrustTheVote

Robert Pearl, MD Oct 04, 2021
Uncaring: How the Culture of Medicine Kills Doctors and Patients

Robert Pearl, MD, Stanford University Medical and Business School Professor, former CEO of Kaiser Permanente


Dr. Robert Pearl is the former CEO of The Permanente Medical Group (1999-2017), the
nation’s largest medical group, and former president of The Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical
Group (2009-2017). In these roles he led over 10,000 physicians, 38,000 staff and was
responsible for the nationally recognized medical care of 5 million Kaiser Permanente members
on the west and east coasts.
Named one of Modern Healthcare’s 50 most influential physician leaders, Pearl is an advocate
for the power of integrated, prepaid, technologically advanced and physician-led healthcare
He serves as a clinical professor of plastic surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine
and is on the faculty of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he teaches courses on
strategy and leadership, and lectures on information technology and health care policy.
He is the author of “Mistreated: Why We think We’re Getting Good Healthcare—And Why
We’re Usually Wrong,” a Washington Post bestseller that offers a roadmap for transforming
American healthcare. All proceeds from the book go to Doctors Without Borders. His most
recent book, Uncaring: How the Culture of Medicine Kills Doctors and Patients was published
May 2021.

Dr. Pearl hosts the popular podcasts Fixing Healthcare and Coronavirus: The Truth. He publishes
a newsletter with over 12,000 subscribers called Monthly Musings on American Healthcare and
is a regular contributor to Forbes. He has been featured on CBS This Morning, CNBC, NPR, and
in TIME, USA Today and Bloomberg News. He has published more than 100 articles in medical
journals and contributed to numerous books. A frequent keynote speaker at healthcare and
medical technology conferences. Pearl has addressed the Commonwealth Club, the World
Healthcare Congress, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s National Quality Forum and the
National Committee for Quality Improvement (NCQA).

Board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Pearl received his medical degree from the
Yale University School of Medicine, followed by a residency in plastic and reconstructive
surgery at Stanford University.

From 2012 to 2017, Pearl served as chairman of the Council of Accountable Physician Practices
(CAPP), which includes the nation’s largest and best multispecialty medical groups, and
participated in the Bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Delivery System Reform and Health
IT in Washington, D.C.

Connect with Dr. Robert Pearl on Twitter @RobertPearlMD, LinkedIn and at his
website robertpearlmd.com.

Richard Flanders, Rotary District Governor Oct 11, 2021
Our District 5170

Richard Flanders is a member of the Rotary Club of Pleasanton North, California, U.S.A.
He was the President of the Rotary Club of San Ramon Valley for the year 2001-2002 in District
5160. A Rotarian since 1995, Richard has served as Assistant District Governor in Districts
5170 and 5160. He was District 5170 Lieutenant Governor – Chief of Staff in 2010-2012. As a
Club President in 2001-2002, his club received First Place in Club Service, First Place in
Community Service, First Place in Vocational Service, and First Place in International Service at
District 5160 District Conference in Ashland, Oregon, and was named the Best Club in the

Rotary District 5170 has presented him with the “Lead The Way” Award in 2007 for his
commitment to the Service of Rotary, the Neal J. Hoffman Award in 2008 for the most
outstanding younger Rotarian in the district who has shown exemplary leadership skills in their
club and/or the district, the Karl Stucki Award in 2015 for Rotarian in the District who
exemplifies the Greatest Commitment to Rotary Ideals, and the Richard D. King Award in 2018
for the Rotarian in the District who makes the greatest personal commitment to the programs of
The Rotary Foundation. He is also a recipient of the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious
Service Award.

Richard is an attorney practicing in Alameda, California. He belongs to Alameda County
Bar Association. He volunteers with the Alameda County Superior Court as a settlement officer
and assisting self-represented litigants at hearings. Richard and his wife Florence have girl/boy
twins, Brennyn and Ryson.

Fran Ulmer, Board Chair, Nature Conservancy Oct 18, 2021
Why Do Rapid Changes in the Arctic Matter?
Mike Reynolds, Chair & WCS Committee Oct 25, 2021
Palo Alto Rotary's WCS Projects
Ryan Brown, Rice University Nov 08, 2021
Honor Bound: How a Cultural Ideal Has Shaped the American Psyche

Ryan Brown, Managing Director for Measurement at the Rice University Doerr Institute for New Leaders

Sara Cody, Director, Santa Clara Co. Health Nov 15, 2021
County experience with COVID-19

Sara Cody, Director, Santa Clara Co. Public Health

Palo Alto Rotary Members Nov 22, 2021
Long-time Member Talks
Scott McGrew, Business Reporter, NBC Bay Area Dec 06, 2021
Reporting on Bay Area Business

Scott McGrew is a news anchor and reporter for NBC Bay Area.

He also hosts the television show Press:Here, a weekly roundtable about entrepreneurship,  and Sand Hill Road, a podcast about venture capital.

Scott has been an eyewitness to a firing squad and chased greased pigs at the Iowa State Fair.

He is also a regular emcee and host for the Ernst and Young’s Northern California Entrepreneur of the Year, the Global CleanTech Forum, United Way and the Boy Scouts. He also helps foster excellent business journalism as a judge the UCLA’s Gerald Loeb awards.


Bill Liberatore, Gunn HS Choir Dec 13, 2021
Holiday Music Recorded

One of our most favorite programs is enjoying the Gunn HS Choir, led by Bill Liberatore. Zoom brings us the talented students bringing us the holiday spirit.