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Dr. Faustino “Tino” Bernadett’s dedication to the education of physicians who care for the underserved began with his father, a family physician who was at times paid in tamales.  He frequently traveled to Chihuahua, Mexico, his home state, to care for the Tarahumara. 

An alumnus of University of California, San Francisco (U.C.S.F.) School of Medicine, he practiced anesthesia in Southern California before transitioning to the practice of pain management. After receiving an M.B.A., he used his leadership skills to start and lead medical groups as well as an independent practice association as a physician executive.  

Dr. Bernadett is the vice-president of The Molina Foundation. He previously served on the U.C.S.F. Foundation board of overseers and has served several terms as a commissioner of the Hospitals and Healthcare Delivery Commission of Los Angeles County. He is a former board member of the Smithsonian Latino Center and St. Mary Medical Center Foundation. In addition, he is a member of the Osler Society and a former member of the steering committee of the U.C.S.F. PRIME program. The Bernadett/Chancellor’s endowed scholarship at UCSF funds medical education for Spanish-speaking medical students. The Bernadetts are also active in transforming medical education through the U.C.S.F Faustino and Martha Molina Bernadett Presidential Chair for Medical Education investiture.  


In 2015, Bernadett was awarded “Top 150 Alumni of UCSF for the Last 150 years” by U.C.S.F. and the “Humanitarian Award” from the California Conference for Equality and Justice. In 2016, the 4-H National Council awarded him the “Distinguished Alumni Medallion” in recognition of his personal commitment to positive youth development and the 4-H mission. 

He lives in Rolling Hills, California with his wife of 23 years, Martha Molina Bernadett and has 3 children, Mary, Tina and Maya. 

Curriculum Vitae
University of California, San Francisco

Board Overseers

Smithsonian Latino Center

Former National Latino Board Member

Molina Foundation

Vice President

Previous Los Angeles County Commissioner of Hospitals & Health Care Services

Advises the Director of Health Services and the Board of Supervisors on all matters pertaining to patient care policies and programs of the Los Angeles County hospital system.

University of California,University of California, San Francisco

Prime Commission

Catholic Education Foundation

Founding Member of Hispanic Advisory Board

Long Beach Aquarium


St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach

Former Foundation Board Member

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Dr. Martha Molina Bernadett is a family physician and member of the founding family of Molina Healthcare, which for a time was the largest Hispanic-owned business in the U.S. She currently serves as chief executive officer and board chair of The Molina Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity and operating foundation.


Martha has traveled many paths as her career evolved from direct patient care as a family physician in a rural town with "three stop lights and no Starbucks" to leading research, innovation, and digital transformation at a Fortune 500 health plan. Throughout her career she has focused on providing access to care to underserved or marginalized populations. She says she has enjoyed serving individuals and families directly as a family physician, indirectly by establishing policy and overseeing systems of care as a Medicaid health plan executive, and in the nonprofit sector addressing some of the root problems that lead to health disparities, namely access to education and healthcare.  She has developed pragmatic solutions for complex problems faced by diverse health systems as a consultant for health plans, hospitals and municipalities across the nation.


Recently, she loaned her father’s medical bag and stethoscope to the Smithsonian, where it will be on display at the Molina Family Latino Gallery. Martha and her siblings funded the gallery which will be the home of the National Museum of the American Latino until the rest of the national museum is built.  


Martha says that many people, including her husband, Faustino (Tino) Bernadett, and parents, the late C. David and Mary Molina, have been influential in her success. Her parents taught her to value hard work, education, humility, and selflessness. She says Pepperdine Dean Otis Baskin, and professors Wayne Strom, Dave Hitchin, and Kurt Motamedi were particularly instrumental in her growth as a leader. At Pepperdine Graziadio she learned about family business transition from one generation to the next, how to focus on results and developing others, and the importance of taking a long-term strategic view that is guided by listening, observation, and data.



Additional Board Service


Dr. Martha Molina Bernadett has served on the board of directors of Molina Healthcare of California, the Saban Community Clinic, as well as the California Health Manpower Commission, the California Association of Family Physicians Foundation Legislative Affairs Committee, California Healthcare Interpreting Association, and chaired the Large Medical Group section of the California Medical Society.


Beyond her leadership of The Molina Foundation, she currently serves as a trustee and Liaison to Cooperative Extension, and past chair of the Board Governance Committee, of the National 4-H Council.  The National 4-H Council supports Coopertive Extension, a network of over 3,000 professional educators and over 500,000 volunteers, in administering 4-H, serving over 6 million youth each year.


Dr. Molina Bernadett currently serves as the board chair of First Book, a national non-profit organization that works with publishers to distribute low cost or no-cost new books and other supplies to support literacy and education of children.  First Book has distributed over 100 million new books through its network of over 500,000 educators serving Title I or low-income children and families.  First Book is also a source of timely front-line information from those serving families in or around Title I schools through its Research and Insights surveying program.

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