Valley Presbyterian Hospital Announces New Members to Board of Directors

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Luca Jacobellis and Dr. Munaf A. Shamji join as board directors

Valley Presbyterian Hospital (VPH) appoints Luca Jacobellis and Dr. Munaf A. Shamji to the hospital’s board of directors.

“Luca Jacobellis and Munaf Shamji bring a wealth of unique experience to the board of directors. Mr. Jacobellis’s knowledge of local business and Dr. Shamji’s leadership as a community physician will enhance the hospital’s ability to continue to serve the community,” said Dr. Gregory Kay, MD, Chairman of the Board. “We are certain their leadership insight will provide the board with exceptional ideas for community collaboration.”

“The positive impact already made to the San Fernando Valley community by both these new board members fits well with our long term plans for improving the health of the community,” said Gustavo Valdespino, President & CEO of Valley Presbyterian Hospital. “Both new board members are respected members of the community and help us to continue our work to the community.”    

Luca Jacobellis is President of Cal Net Technology Group. He has served as President since 2013, and previously served as its Chief Operations Officer & Vice President. Under Mr. Jacobellis’ leadership, Cal Net Technology Group has been a six time consecutive honoree in the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list. Additionally, Mr. Jacobellis was awarded the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” award for his leadership in 2003.

Munaf A. Shamji, MD, is an interventional cardiologist at The Heart Medical Group. He is a past Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Valley Presbyterian Hospital, serving from 2005 through 2013. He completed his medical education at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and completed his residency at the University of California, Los Angeles. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Shamji is also a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

About Valley Presbyterian Hospital
Valley Presbyterian Hospital (VPH) is an independent, nonprofit and nonsectarian hospital serving the medical needs of the San Fernando Valley community for more than 50 years. VPH has grown to become one of the largest acute-care hospitals in the region and continues to provide patient-centered care for a healthy community. The 350-bed facility offers advanced technology and a full range of medical services to improve and save lives. For more information, visit

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