Meet Our Orange County Executive Team

Orange County Executive Team

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.

Annette Walker
Annette M. Walker, M.H.A.

President, City of Hope Orange County

Annette Walker is the visionary healthcare 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. healthcare and one of the 25 most influential women leaders.

Edward S. Kim, M.D., M.B.A.,
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.


Darrin Godin
Darrin Godin

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

Darrin leads the marketing and communications for our Irvine campus and network of care in Orange County. He focuses on building awareness, expanding City of Hope’s reputation, and establishing new partnerships. He is also the host of the Talking Hope podcast.


Gloria Preciado
Gloria Preciado 

Chief of Staff, City of Hope Orange County

As the Chief of Staff for the President of City of Hope Orange County, Gloria Preciado offers strategic guidance and serves as a trusted advisor at the highest levels. With her expertise in strategic planning, executive advisory, transformational change, reputation management, and partnership development, she plays a critical role in shaping the organization's direction.