OC Executive Team

City Of Hope Orange County

Meet Our Executive Team in OC

The City of Hope Orange County Executive Team is committed to bringing quality care closer to home for Orange County residents. Comprised of some of the nation’s leading healthcare professionals, we’re bringing the latest in advanced technology, pioneering research and clinical expertise to our patients.

City of Hope Annette Walker
Annette M. Walker, M.H.A.

President, City of Hope Orange County

Annette Walker is the visionary health care leader behind City of Hope’s comprehensive cancer campus and regional network in Orange County. Prior to joining City of Hope, she served as President of Strategy for Providence St. Joseph Health, where she was instrumental in bringing together two noted health organizations to form the nation’s third largest health system. She is the recipient of numerous health care, leadership and innovation honors. Modern Healthcare magazine recognized her as one of the 100 most influential leaders in U.S. health care and one of the 25 most influential women leaders.


City of Hope Edward Kim
Edward S. Kim, M.D., M.B.A.

Physician-in-Chief, City of Hope Orange County

Dr. Edward S. Kim holds a dual role as Physician-in-Chief for City of Hope Orange County and Vice Physician-in-Chief for City of Hope National Medical Center. He is an esteemed physician executive who is also among the country’s foremost researchers in personalized therapies for lung, head, and neck cancers.


City of Hope Wendy Austin
Wendy Austin

Senior Vice President, Operations, City of Hope Orange County

An executive with extensive experience managing top academic cancer centers, Wendy oversees the clinical operations of the Orange County campus and network. Throughout her career, she has led patient-focused initiatives that have positively impacted clinical quality, administrative operations, and medical research.


City of Hope Annette Morgan
Annette Morgan

Chief Administrative Officer, City of Hope Orange County

Annette leads administrative operations and manages the strategy, design, and development of the cancer campus and network. An executive whose commitment is deeply tied to community wellness and innovation, she has extensive experience in leading the design and market entry of new health care services.


City of Hope Larry Zeiber
Larry Zeiber

Vice President, Philanthropy, City of Hope Orange County

A development executive who has managed multi-billion-dollar fundraising efforts at major institutions, Larry leads the fundraising for City of Hope Orange County. He is committed to growing individual and corporate contributions, expanding our donor base, and solidifying relationships with the philanthropic community.


City of Hope Nisha Morris
Nisha Morris

Vice President, Marketing and Communications, City of Hope Orange County

Three-times named one of the top public relations professionals in the country, Nisha leads the marketing and communications for our world-class cancer campus and network of care in Orange County. Noted for her highly strategic approach, Nisha focuses on building awareness, expanding City of Hope’s reputation, and establishing new partnerships.



OC City of Hope Cynthia Powers

Vice President, Associate Chief Nursing Officer, City of Hope Orange County

Cynthia is responsible for ensuring clinical excellence across the continuum of cancer care. She implements programs and processes that support our vision of transforming the delivery of cancer care and serving as a best practice for the nation. Describing herself as a servant leader, Cynthia explains that her priority is to motivate and develop her teams so that they can best support the organization’s mission and vision.


City of Hope Darrin Godin
Darrin Godin

Chief of Staff, City of Hope Orange County

Known for building cohesive teams, cultures, and experiences for major health and nonprofit organizations, Darrin has a long history of being a trusted advisor for senior executives. In his role, he provides executive-level management, strategic support, advice, thought-partnership and consultation to the Office of the President of City of Hope Orange County.