Leadership & Staff

Martha Samora

Martha Samora

CEO

Martha joined HealthSouth Bakersfield in 2014 and has 30 years of healthcare experience. Previously, Martha served as a vice president at San Joaquin Community Hospital (SJCH) in Bakersfield where she provided administrative and operational oversight for 14 ancillary and clinical departments. Additionally she developed and implemented “The Stroke Center” at SJCH, a certified stroke program between Los Angeles and San Francisco and secured 24 hour neurology call coverage. Martha is a registered nurse and holds a master’s degree in business administration. She is a certified professional in healthcare quality and a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Chris Yoon, M.D.

Chris Yoon, M.D.

Medical Director

Chris Yoon, M.D., graduated from the Yonsei University College of Medicine in Seoul, Korea, and completed his residency at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine in New York. In addition to operating a private practice, Dr. Yoon has been the medical director of Bakersfield Rehabilitation Hospital since 1993.

Chris Yoon, M.D. is an independent private practice physician whose office is located at the hospital.

Lori Brackett

Lori Brackett

Human Resources Director

Lori is a seasoned human resources generalist with more than 12 years of experience. She joined HealthSouth Bakersfield in April 2014 and became the HR director in December 2014. Prior to joining HealthSouth, Lori worked in human resources for the public sector and for a local healthcare plan as a provider relations representative. Lori’s passion is to provide excellent customer service to our employees, as well as support and give guidance to the hospital management team. 

Genevieve Branco

Genevieve Branco

Director of Marketing Operations

Genevieve brings 20 years of experience in marketing and building positive customer relationships. Joining the HealthSouth team in 2013, Genevieve is a transplant from Ventura County.  She has Bachelor's of Arts degree in English and Public Relations, holds several specialty marketing certifications and has been the guest speaker for such prestigious organizations as the Direct Marketing Association.

Didra Larma

Didra Larma

Director of Quality and Risk

Didra joined HealthSouth Bakersfield in 2013. She brings more than 10 years of healthcare experience in risk management, quality, compliance, patient safety and patient experience. Didra has a bachelor’s degree from UC Irvine in criminology, law and society and holds a master’s degree in public administration and healthcare management from California State University, Bakersfield. Didra is actively involved in the community and has a strong commitment to excellence and quality in healthcare.  

Janette Menchaca

Janette V. Menchaca

Director of Therapy Operations

Janette brings more than 15 years of clinical experience in acute rehabilitation to HealthSouth Bakersfield Rehabilitation Hospital.  A Kern County native, she graduated from California State University Fresno with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in physical therapy. She enjoys motivating patients to achieve their goals by helping them regain hope and confidence in what they can do.
Amir Meshreky

Amir Meshreky

Director of Pharmacy

Amir joined the HealthSouth Bakersfield team in 2013, bringing with him more than 15 years of experience in clinical pharmacy and medication therapy management.Throughout his career, he has held various clinical and management positions in hospital and retail pharmacy settings in Alexandria, Egypt and Kuwait. Amir earned his degree in pharmacy from the University of Alexandria, Egypt. Additionally, He is board-certified in geriatric pharmacy and holds professional memberships with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP). Amir enjoys working with patients to improve their quality of life by using his clinical expertise and knowledge to help ensure the appropriate use of medications. 

Robert Mosesian

Robert Mosesian

Chief Financial Officer

Robert joined HealthSouth Bakersfield Rehabilitation Hospital in April 2000 bringing with him more than 20 years of finance and operational experience in a variety of different industries. A Bakersfield native, he holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from National American University.

Kathy Szura

Kathy Szura

Chief Nursing Officer

Kathy joined HealthSouth Bakersfield in December 2014, bringing 38 years of nursing and management experience. Being a third generation Kern County native, she has a passion for ensuring state-of-the-art healthcare services are available in this community. Kathy is a graduate of Bakersfield College and received her BSN from Holy Names University.