Our Management Team

John Keating MD, Foothill Surery Center | Santa Barbara

John Keating, MD

Medical Director

Dr. John Keating received his medical degree from Georgetown School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. and completed his anesthesiology residency at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, CA. He also completed a Pulmonary Physiology Research Fellowship at the University of California, San Diego and a Cardiovascular Anesthesiology Fellowship at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Keating comes to Sansum Clinic from the Anesthesia Medical Group of Santa Barbara where he acted as Practice Manager for the past ten years. He has also served as Medical Director of Outpatient Surgery at Cottage Hospital.

Sandy Berreth | Foothill Surgery Center at Sansum Clinic

Sandra Berreth, RN, BS, MS, CASC


Sandy Berreth, RN has over 39 years of experience working in multiple areas of the healthcare arena and 18 years of experience in ASC administration. She received her Master’s of Business Organization and Management from the University of Mary, and currently holds a CASC certification. Ms. Berreth was also a member of the BASC board for the promotion of the CASC certification.  She believes the primary goals of an ASC administrator is the commitment to delivering high quality surgical services to ensure a superior patient experience and clinical outcomes, as well as developing a sound business plan with innovative goals to achieve financial success for its partners. 

One of Ms. Berreth’s greatest achievements in her career is as an AAAHC surveyor which has given her the opportunity of a better understanding of federal regulations, and has sharpened her awareness of the accreditation processes and the ASC policies and procedures. 

Ms. Berreth is an active board member of ASCA, who’s primary goal is to represent ambulatory surgery centers, and to provide advocacy and resources to assist ASCs in delivering high quality, cost-effective ambulatory surgery to all of the patients they serve.

Karen Neary RN | Foothill Surgery Center at Sansum ClinicKaren Neary, BSN, RN

Director of Nursing

Karen Neary, BSN, RN, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at St. Mary’s College and Samuel Merritt University in Moraga, CA. Ms. Neary comes to Sansum Clinic from Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Outpatient Surgery, Cottage Hospital OR and Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital OR where she worked as a Level III Clinical Resource Nurse, Operating Room Nurse and Peri-operative Nurse. She also has experience in Pediatric Oncology and as a ICU nurse earlier in her career. She is an active member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society AORN and APHON.

Aniko Kim

Aniko Kim, MPH

Director of Operations

Aniko Kim received her Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University in Medford, MA. She went on to receive her Master of Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles. Ms. Kim comes to Sansum Clinic from Cottage Health System where she served as a Practice Development Consultant.

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