Chief Executive Officer
Craig E. Thompson joined APLA Health as chief operating officer in 1997 and became the chief executive officer in July 1998. In his current role, he oversees all operations for APLA Health, including clinical operations, client and community services, health education and HIV prevention, government affairs, fund development, finance, and communications.
Prior to joining APLA Health, Craig was vice president and chief financial officer of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) from 1992 to 1997. While at AHF, he played a lead role in establishing and operating Positive Healthcare, the first Medicaid-managed care program in the U.S. for persons with AIDS. From 1988 to 1992, Craig was employed by Security Pacific Burns Fry, an investment banking firm, working as part of the advisory team in mergers and acquisitions.
Craig received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Washington State University and graduate degrees from the University of Washington School of Law and New York University School of Law. He also earned a master’s degree in business administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining APLA Health in 2010 as chief financial officer, Robyn spent five years at nonprofits, including most recently as chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania and as executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Montgomery County in Pennsylvania. From 1997 to 2002, she was the executive director of Ventures at WHYY, Philadelphia’s public broadcaster. From 1991 to 1996, she was the co-founder, COO, and CFO of NYT Video News International, which was sold to The New York Times in 1996. Robyn began her career at the CPA firm of Goldfarb, Whitman and Cohen in West Los Angeles.
Robyn received a bachelor’s degree in business economics at University of California, Santa Barbara, and a master’s degree in business administration at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a certified public accountant in the state of California, inactive.
Chief Marketing and External Affairs Officer
Craig Bowers joined APLA Health in 2020 as the Chief Marketing & External Affairs Officer. He oversees APLA Health’s Marketing, Communications, Advancement and Government Affairs teams.
Bowers previously served as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors at APLA Health, on the board of the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, and as a board member of Christopher Street West, which produces LA Pride.
Prior to joining APLA Health, Craig produced programmatic events on behalf of Fortune 500 corporations in addition to managing his own portfolio of first-party live event brands targeting niche audiences. He is a certified festival producer by the City of Los Angeles and a voting member of the Recording Academy. Bowers has also worked for The Walt Disney Company, Key3Media, Voce, and HBO.
Craig received a bachelor’s degree in political science at University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree in public policy (MPP) from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Madria Marshall joined APLA Health in 2005 as director of human resources. A seasoned executive with 25 years of experience in the field, she has worked in the healthcare, transportation, finance, and consumer products industries.
For nearly 20 years, Madria worked at UHP Healthcare/Watts Health Foundation in Inglewood, most recently as director, human resources/vice president, personnel services. She has broad experience with union negotiations, recruitment and referral programs, compliance audits, and management training. She began her career at Mattel, Inc. in El Segundo, CA.
Madria holds a B.S. from California State University, Long Beach, and a master’s degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix. She is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management and Human Resources Executive Networking.
Chief Information Officer
Donny Fan joined APLA Health in 2019 with 25 years of technology leadership experience. Prior to joining APLA Health, Donny was in various senior leadership roles leading technology and solutions delivery for non-profits and healthcare organizations for over eleven years serving as IT Director, Applications at Methodist Hospital of Southern California, Interim CIO at Heluna Health, and Corporate Director, Financial Program Delivery at Providence St. Joseph Health. From 1996 to 2008, Donny was the Business Unit CIO for Corporate Benefits and Investment/Trust Administration at Northrop Grumman Corporation.
Donny received his bachelor’s of science degree in aerospace engineering and master’s of science degree in systems management from University of Southern California.
Chief Medical Officer & Site Medical Director,
APLA Health Center, Mid-Wilshire
Jay Gladstein, M.D. was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Vassar College, he returned to the Northwest, teaching public school in Seattle. This was during the peak years of the HIV epidemic, and Dr. Gladstein felt its impact on his own community. After losing a close friend and mentor to HIV in 1992, Dr. Gladstein was moved to join the care community by becoming a physician himself. He completed a postbaccalaureate premed program at University of Washington and then entered the USC School of Medicine in 1997. He has made Los Angeles home since.
Dr. Gladstein completed his internal medicine residency and infectious diseases fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Having been a teacher before medical school, he remains committed to education. Dr. Gladstein helped establish APLA’s Olympic facility as one of the clinical rotations sites for Cedars-Sinai’s Internal Medicine residents. He is currently on the faculty as an assistant clinical professor at the UCLA School of Medicine.
Dr. Gladstein has been principal investigator of numerous clinical trials designed to advance HIV treatment and prevention. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.
Chief Clinical Operations Officer
Board of Directors
The Yucaipa Companies
Lee Klosinski, Ph.D. – Chair
Senior Associate Director
UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center
Anthony Henderson – Vice Chair
Senior Oncology Specialist
Alan R. Walden – Treasurer
Jessie L. McGrath – Secretary
Deputy District Attorney
Los Angeles County
Maricela de Rivera, CLEC
Co-Founder & Director
Long Beach Breastfeeds
Chad D. Franks
Senior Associate, Employment and Compensation Law
Lindsey Morrison, M.H.A.
Keck Medicine of USC
James Patton III
Integrated Construction Associates
Natalie Ramos, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
John Sealy, M.D., D.L.F.A.P.A.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA (Ret)
Author, Publisher, Organizer
Resonant Earth Publishing, Book Swell LLC
Design Director & Manager, Audience Engagement
ABC7 Los Angeles
APLA Health Volunteer