Administrative Staff

Cheryl A. Fama, MPA, BSN, RN

Chief Executive Officer, Peninsula Health Care District

(650)-697-6900 ext. 1

Cheryl A. Fama came on board May 1, 2007 as the Peninsula Health Care District’s Executive Director.

A lifetime resident of San Mateo County, Ms. Fama began her career as a critical care nurse in 1970 at Seton Medical Center and held administrative positions in hospitals from 1981 until 2006, when she retired as President/CEO of Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco.

Ms. Fama currently serves on the following boards:

  • Saint Francis Hospital Foundation Board and Audit Committee
  • Northern California Transplant Donor Network Board as Secretary/Treasurer
  • San Mateo Leadership Board and its Curriculum and Nominating Committees
  • Burlingame Rotary Club Board as Secretary and on its Program Committee.

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

Most recent Ethics Training Certificate

Vickie Yee

Chief Business Officer, Peninsula Health Care District

(650) 697-6900 ext. 3


Ashley McDevitt, BS

Community Engagement Director, Peninsula Health Care District

650-697-6900 ext. 2

Ashley has been a lifelong resident of San Mateo County. She has been working in health care services for over 10 years and has held various positions for clerical and technical positions in radiology. She graduated from Mills Peninsula School of Radiologic Technology in 2007. Ashley worked for Stanford Hospital and Clinics from 2007-2013 while also completing her Bachelor’s of Science in Health Care Administration from University of St. Francis in 2012. Ashley is currently completing a Master’s Degree.

Stephanie M. Arevalo, BA

Business Operations Manager, Peninsula Health Care District


Stephanie has been working in healthcare for the past ten years as an executive assistant and office administrator. She graduated from Notre Dame de Namur University in 2016 with a Bachelors of Art in Psychology and is currently completing a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.


Aris Payan, BA

Executive Assistant, Peninsula Health Care District

(650)-697-6900 ext. 8

Aris comes to the District with seven years of experience in a range of fields as she pursued her higher education. This experience includes retail for Talbots in San Mateo and the San Francisco Giants, coaching Cheer and Dance at San Mateo Union High School District and volunteer leadership as Vice President and Social Media Manager for California State University, Channel Islands Communication Club. Aris received her AA Degree in Social Science and AA-T Degree in Communications from the College of San Mateo, and her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from California State University, Channel Islands.

Colin J. Coffey, Esq.

Legal Counsel

Archer Norris
1850 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Suite 530
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone: (925) 930-6600
Fax: (925) 934-3665


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