Staff

Paul Hegyi, MBA

Paul Hegyi, MBA|Chief Executive Officer

(858) 565-8597 (desk)
(916) 215-9842 (cell)
Hegyi@SDCMS.org

Paul is Chief Executive Officer of the San Diego County Medical Society (SDCMS), the professional association for physicians in San Diego.  Founded in 1870, SDCMS currently counts over 4,500 physicians and medical students as members. SDCMS — “Physicians United for a Healthy San Diego” — fights for access to quality healthcare for all San Diegans.

Paul joined SDCMS after five and a half years with the California Medical Association (CMA), where he served in the roles of lobbyist, vice president of the political affairs, membership, marketing, and communications departments. During his tenure, CMA reversed a 20-year trend of declining membership, posting a 15% membership growth and the largest total membership in the history of the association.

Hegyi serves on the Executive Committee of Champions for Health, a 501c3 subsidiary of the San Diego County Medical Society dedicated to improving community health and supporting physician volunteerism.  He is also a member of board of San Diego Health Connect, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Policy and Health committees, San Diegans for Healthcare Coverage, the San Diego Lincoln Club, and the County of San Diego’s Health Services Advisory Board.

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Paul grew up in Sacramento, California. He received his MBA from the University of Southern California where he graduated with honors. He holds a bachelors of arts in government from California State University, Sacramento.  Paul helped create a course in the Business of Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine, which he continues to teach along with two physicians.


Jennipher Ohmstede

Jennipher Ohmstede|Senior Director of Governance and Operations

(858) 300-2781 (desk)
(619) 316-5427 (cell)
JOhmstede@SDCMS.org

Contact Jen should you have questions about SDCMS committees and leadership, CMA councils and committees, SDCMS events, or how you can become more involved with your San Diego County Medical Society.


Brandon Ethridge

Brandon Ethridge|Director of Finance and Membership

(858) 300-2778 (desk)
Brandon.Ethridge@SDCMS.org

Contact Brandon should you have questions about any finance or accounting related activities, including questions from vendors, partners, sponsors, or members who need assistance with items regarding payments from or to SDCMS. In addition, he can help you obtain information about the benefits available to you as an SDCMS-CMA member. Brandon also handles all database administration and data-driven requests for information, and coordinates the distribution of our communications with members. He can easily help ensure your contact information is accurate and up-to-date.


Hanna Basler

Hanna Basler|Membership Coordinator

(858) 300-2782
Hanna.Basler@sdcms.org

Hanna, a native San Diegan, joins SDCMS from TMT Productions, where she was a Marketing Coordinator for the Night Nation Run and managed local partnerships in over 35 cities in the United States and Canada. Prior to working with TMT Productions, Hanna spent nearly 5 years in Sacramento working with the Personal Insurance Federation of California, a non-profit advocacy association for 6 large property and casualty insurance providers in California. During her time at PIFC, she worked as a Political Assistant and PAC Manager, in which she was responsible for developing membership growth and retention strategies. Hanna went to Seattle University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. At Seattle University, Hanna swam on the Women’s swim team for 4 years. Please contact Hanna with questions on how to join SDCMS or with any questions regarding your current membership.


Sue Fledderjohn

Sue Fledderjohn|Executive Assistant to Paul Hegyi

(858) 300-2786 (desk)
Sue.Fledderjohn@SDCMS.org

Sue, a third generation native San Diegan, joined SDCMS in 2016 from UC San Diego’s School of Medicine where she was Student Affairs & Events Coordinator in the Office of Student Affairs. Please contact Sue if you need to connect with our CEO, Paul Hegyi.