The California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) has announced the selection of 32 health professionals for the tenth class of its Health Care Leadership Program. The program equips talented professionals with the skills needed to have a positive impact on health care policy and delivery in California. Sponsored by CHCF, the program is administered by the Center for the Health Professions at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
"These leaders bring a broad range of experience as medical directors, administrators, and supervisors, as well as diverse fields of expertise including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, clinical informatics, public health, and business," said Mark D. Smith, M.D., M.B.A., president and CEO of the California HealthCare Foundation. "In the ten years that the Foundation has supported this effort, we have been greatly impressed by participants' sustained commitment to improve the quality and efficiency of health care in California," said Smith.
Over the course of two years, fellows convene in seminars led by nationally recognized health care and leadership development experts and faculty associated with UCLA's Anderson School of Management. The program addresses health care issues from business, leadership, and public policy perspectives. Participants learn to build and lead teams, manage complexity and change, understand and use financial management tools, and respond to the changing health care environment.
"This fellowship was the single most important professional experience I have ever had," said alumnus Sang-ick Chang, M.D., M.P.H., medical director of the Alameda County Medical Center. "Even years later, the lessons I learned about the importance of vision, political savvy, and self-knowledge are fresh in my mind and help me daily."
CHCF Health Care Leadership Program Class of 2010 – 2012
Parag Agnihotri, M.D.
Mercy Medical Group/CHW Medical Foundation
Pamela Brotherton-Sedano, M.S., R.N.
Vice President, Patient Safety/Corporate Responsibility Officer
Jaime Chavarria, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Ravenswood Family Health Center
East Palo Alto
Tanya Dansky, M.D.
Children's Physicians Medical Group
Carlo DeAntonio, M.D.
Director, Clinical Services
North L.A. County Regional Center
Alicia English, Ph.D.
Director of Behavioral Health Services
Center for Elders Independence
Johnson Gill, D.P.T., M.P.T., M.P.H.
Manager, Rehabilitation Services Department
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center - County of San Bernardino
Alfred Glover, D.P.M.
St. Johns Child and Family Wellness Clinic
Amy Gordon, M.D.
Associate Medical Director
Lifelong Medical Care
Deborah L. Gould, M.D.
APIC for Risk, Compliance and ARL
The Permanente Medical Group - Kaiser Permanente
Steven LeVine, M.D.
David Lown, M.D.
San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium
Todd May, M.D.
Chief of Staff
San Francisco General Hospital
Stephen McKenna, M.D.
Director, Rehabilitation Trauma Center
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Ann Marie Molyneaux
Manager, Care Management
San Francisco Health Plan
John Murphy, M.D.
Associate Medical Director/Chief Medical Informatics Officer
La Clinica de la Raza
Chris Palkowski, M.D.
Physician-in-Chief, Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center
The Permanente Medical Group
Steven Palmer, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Family HealthCare Network
Susan Philip, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, STD Prevention and Control Services Section
San Francisco Department of Public Health
Elise Pomerance, M.D., M.P.H.
Area Medical Director
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Karen Rea, M.S.N., F.N.P.
Chief Nurse Executive
California Prison Health Care Services
Debra Rosen, R.N., M.P.H.
Program Director, Public Health, Chronic Disease and Health Education
Northeast Valley Health Corporation
Laura Salazar, M.D., AAHIVS
County of Orange Health Care Agency
Robert Schoenhaus, Pharm.D.
Director, Pharmacy Benefits Administration
Sharp Healthcare, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group
Bonnie Scudder, M.O.T.
Executive Director of Program and Business Development
Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation
Evan Seevak, M.D.
Medical Director, Ambulatory Care and Chair, Department of Ambulatory and Preventive Medicine
Alameda County Medical Center
Tory Starr, M.S.N., C.I.C.
Regional Director for Clinical Effectiveness and Quality Management
St. Joseph Health System - Humboldt County
Maureen Stevenson, M.D.
Director of Medical Education
John Muir Health
Upasna Mini Swift, M.D., M.P.H.
Alameda County Medical Center
Leslie Tittle, M.D.
Assistant Medical Director, Baldwin Park Medical Center
Alen Voskanian, M.D.
Zipporah Wagabaza, R.N., M.S.N.
HealthCare Partners Medical Group
About the Center for Health Professions at UCSF
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