Cheryl joined the Peninsula Healthcare District as its chief executive May 1, 2007.

A lifetime resident of San Mateo County, Ms. Fama spent her professional life in healthcare, starting as a critical care nurse, retiring from hospitals as the President/CEO of Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco, and now focusing on community-based health and wellness for the Peninsula Health Care District.    

Ms. Fama has served on a broad range of community and service organization boards and committees including the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California, Association of California Healthcare Districts, Saint Francis Hospital Foundation, the San Mateo County Healthy Community Collaborative and Oral Health Coalition, Burlingame Rotary and the County’s Commission on the Status of Women.

Ms. Fama holds a master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, both from the University of San Francisco, and still maintains an active RN license.   

Cheryl Fama headshot
Cheryl Fama