David W. Henderson

President and CEO, Samaritan Medical Center

Dave Henderson has almost 30 years of management experience and community involvement. He has been President and CEO of Samaritan Medical Center, a family-owned business in San Jose, Calif., since 1988. His responsibilities include strategic planning, leasing, and developing medical office properties. Currently the portfolio consists of over 300,000 square feet of premier medical office buildings serving more than 250 physicians and health care professionals. On most days over 3,500 patients will visit the medical campus for care. The business is 50 years old and has grown to include 42 owners over four generations. Prior to joining Samaritan Medical Center, Dave held the position of General Manager with Arrow Electronics both in Salt Lake City (1983-1984) and Chicago (1985-1988). Arrow is a worldwide supplier of electronic components. 
As part of his family business interest, Dave is a guest presenter at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business several times a year where he engages students involved in family businesses nationally and internationally.
Dave has served as a Board member of the Stroke Awareness Foundation, American Cancer Society and Wells Fargo Bank Advisory Board. He was also instrumental in the founding of Cancer CAREpoint, a local nonprofit organization that provides support services to cancer patients, their families and caregivers.  
Dave has a bachelor’s degree in Business from Pennsylvania State University (1973). He has been married to Noelle for over 38 years, has three grown children and two grandchildren. They currently reside in Los Gatos, Calif. Dave enjoys traveling, playing golf, attending Broadway shows and visiting Presidential libraries.