The recent surge of COVID-19 infections hit the Peninsula harder
than when the pandemic first reached the region last March,
leaving many nurses sitting bedside as infected patients die
without their families nearby.
“This has been, in my 25-year-career, the most devastating way to
see someone leave this Earth,” said Rachel Daly, a respiratory
therapist and clinical services manager with San Mateo Medical
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Jo joined the Hospital Council as Regional Vice President for the
South Bay region in 2010. She previously served
as Local Government Relations Manager at Lucile Packard
Children’s Hospital for six years. In addition, she spent five
years as the Senior Legislative Aide for the Vice Mayor of the
City of San Jose. She has 20 years of experience in government
relations with a focus on state and local issues.
Jo serves on several healthcare and non-healthcare boards and
committees throughout the region. She convenes meetings with
member hospitals, elected officials, government agencies, and
community partners with the goal of improving lives in our
community. The Silicon Valley Business Journal recognized Jo’s
accomplishments with a Women of Influence award in 2013.
Jo received her B.A. in Political Science and M.A. in Public
Administration from San Jose State University. She also completed
the Executive Leadership Program at UCLA’s Anderson School of
Management. Jo and her husband reside in Morgan Hill with their
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