Yuma Regional Medical Center is guided by a board made up of community members, the Yuma Regional Medical Center Board of Directors, along with an executive leadership team consisting of professionals who are top in their fields.
Robert J. Trenschel, DO, MPH
President and CEO
President & Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Robert “Bob” Trenschel brings nearly 20 years of healthcare and medical management experience to Yuma Regional Medical Center. His strong focus on population health emphasizes the hospital’s responsibility to utilize its resources in a way that benefits the overall health and well-being of the community and region.
Creating a system that promotes the practice of caregiving with ease, supports and rewards staff and ultimately provides the best patient experience is a triad of success that Dr. Trenschel believes is the core of the leadership team’s daily work. Dr. Trenschel served as a physician in a private practice from 1990-2000. He graduated medical school from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and holds a Masters of Public Health from Florida International University in Miami.
Executive Leadership Team
Deborah Aders, RN, MS, CIC
Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer
Bharat Magu, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Trudie Milner, PhD
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Joan Cox, CPXP
Senior Vice President and Chief Experience Officer
Fredrick Peet, CHCIO
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Matthew McElrath, EdD
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Machele Headington, MBA
Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Executive Medical Directors
At Yuma Regional, our executive medical directors strive to ensure the appropriateness and quality of patient care. They provide valuable guidance and supervision to organize and coordinate physician services and services of other professionals.
Board of Directors
Yuma Regional Medical Center is a not-for-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Yuma Regional Medical Center Board of Directors is composed of uncompensated community residents with an interest in healthcare and a strong commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of fellow citizens. These directors set policy, monitor financial viability and provide direction for long-range strategic planning.
Secretary / Treasurer
Claudia Dima, MD
Ashvin Shah, MD
Medical Staff Leadership
Yuma Regional’s Medical Staff Leadership team provides guidance and governance for its membership and serves as a conduit for communications with the Board of Directors and Executive Leadership team.
Kanagasabai Muthu, MD
Chief of Staff
Samer Tawakkol, MD
Vice Chief of Staff
Raju Vaddepally, MD
Officer of Physician Relations