About Us

Board of Directors

Toni Davies, PhD

Lean and Continuous Improvement, Kaizen Expert Founded Davies Consulting, Inc. in 1994 (https://www.daviesconsultinginc.com)
Joint Ph.D. – Claremont Graduate University and San Diego State University
Cognate – Harvard University
M.S. – San Diego State University

Hamid Makmalchi, MA

Vice President and Branch Manager Union Bank La Jolla
Additional training in Tax Law
Previous experience with JP Morgan Chase
Master’s degree in Accounting

Danielle M. Reicher, MD

Anesthesiologist for over 30 years in San Diego
Served as Chief of Anesthesia and Chairman of Surgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital – Encinitas
Chief Medical Officer and co-founder of Health Companion
Chief Editor of the Health Companion Prevention and Wellness guidelines
M.D. – UCSD Medical School
B.S. – UCSD Biochemistry with Departmental Highest Honors, Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa

Elaine Tanaka, MD FACS

Founder and President
Board Certified Surgeon since 2004
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons since 2005
Medical Board of California since 2000
Phi Beta Kappa, College Honors, Dean’s List
Residency UT Southwestern (Parkland)
M.D. UC San Diego

Mitsuo (Mits) Tomita, MD

Family Medicine Physician for 33 years at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego (retired 2008)
Provided care part-time in federally-qualified community health centers in the San Joaquin Valley until 2015
Assistant Clinical Professor, voluntary, UCSD School of Medicine
Active in multiple civic organizations, including the SDCMS
M.D. – UCSF
B.S. – UCLA

Susan Wais, PhD

Develops and delivers classes teaching people the practical skills needed to enhance their own happiness and well-being, and that of their families.
Ph.D. in Psychology
Master of Marriage and Family Therapy
Master of Applied Positive Psychology